Deadline deal: Is trading the future ever worth short time payoff?

Sports is a funny business. Franchises spend millions on not only the players on the active roster but to ensure that they're developing talent on a smaller scale, such as the minor leagues, or are equipped to make the most prudent and potent decisions when it comes to the draft and bringing in rookies that hopefully will transform into long term staples with their teams.. Despite all the work that goes into this process year after year, one event can conceivably throw the proverbial wrench into all that hard work. It's called the trading deadline. No where is this more apparent than in Major League Baseball. The trading deadline comes and goes each year, and teams that are division leaders and within a few games of the wild card are referred to as sellers, while the ones that are cellar dwellers find themselves as, you guessed it, sellers. Keep Reading