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Bernie On the Scene: What Should They Do - NL?

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff

Bernie Pleskoff is a former professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.

One of the greatest periods of the baseball season will be upon us soon. I'm speaking of the non-waiver trade deadline. It's a great time. Just to be clear-players can be dealt after the July 31 deadline, but the player must pass through waivers before he can be traded.

I want to look at each club and play General Manager. What do they need? What do they have to relinquish?

Keep this in mind: The only people who really, really know what's going on inside a front office are the people inside the front office. Most of what we read is speculation. Much of the speculation is started by hopeful player agents, family, friends, media buddies, and various and sundry other individuals not in the know. My point? It's all speculation until the deal is done. I have no-and I mean no- inside information.

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