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11-16-2012, 02:47 PM
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According to this article from TSN last year Bud Selig didn't need to review the trades of Houston and Oakland when they basically made the same type of trade as Miami when they gave up a lot of their main roster players for prospects and etc, so there is no reason why he won't approve this trade.
Look at Houston. The Astros did virtually the same thing this season, as new GM Jeff Luhnow pulled off 11 trades over the course of the season and stripped the team of virtually all its veteran talent. He moved their top starter Wandy Rodriguez, his closer Brett Myers, Carlos Lee, third baseman Chris Johnson and two pretty good pitchers in J.A. Happ and Brandon Lyon to the Blue Jays in that huge 10-player trade in July. Luhnow's saving grace is he broke the team up piece-by-piece, not in one huge deal. The Astros believe four of the prospects they got from the Jays are now part of their top 20 prospects.
Oakland stripped down their team to a large degree last winter, by trading starters Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill and closer Andrew Bailey. However with some shrewd moves by Executive of the Year Billy Beane, the A's shocked the baseball world and actually soared down the stretch to beat out Texas for the AL West title.
If the commisioner didn't do anything to stop what Houston and Oakland did, he can hardly step in to shut down Miami now.
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