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Hooray! No Lost PTBNL! Cubs Send Tigers Cash to Wrap Up Wilson-Avila Trade

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It’s an annual tradition around baseball, usually in the period of time between rosters being set for the Rule 5 Draft in late November and then the Draft itself in early December: a team sends another team a PTBNL that you totally forgot was still on the table to wrap up a trade that took place months earlier.


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But not today!

The Cubs and Tigers have finalized the midseason trade that netted the Cubs Justin Wilson and Alex Avila for Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes, and a PTBNL or cash:

To be sure, the deal being resolved at this time of year suggests the PTBNL never would have been a significant prospect – perhaps a player who is eligible for, and exposed to, the Rule 5 Draft – and the Tigers simply preferred a little more scratch.

At least it’s over, and now we can look at the trade as a whole and … um … hope that Justin Wilson is very good in 2018.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.