Many casual baseball fans unsafely assume that once the July 31st Trade Deadline has passed that players cannot be traded. This is of course false. I know you are asking yourself, “Well why do they have a trade deadline then if it really isn’t a deadline for making trades?”

The July 31st Trade Deadline represents the date in which teams can openly discuss any player in their systems and trade for any player in another team’s system. After the July 31st date teams can still make trades, there are just a few more steps involved.

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