Trade Season? Yankees Acquiring Edwin Encarnacion

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Trade Season? Yankees Acquiring Edwin Encarnacion

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Since he’s been toiling away in Seattle, who’ve cratered since a hot start to the season, it might have been easy to miss that it’s Edwin Encarnacion who is leading the American League in homers at 21.

And now he’s joining a team that pretty much hits all the homers already:

Although we NL Central-dwellers don’t necessarily care too much about the goings on in the AL East, it’s wild to see such a significant trade happening in mid-June. Yes, it sometimes does happen. But it’s been very rare, historically speaking, and it makes me immediately wonder about the impact of the unified Trade Deadline, as we’ve discussed. With every trade now having to take place by July 31, is it possible everything will be moved up?

Or are we just seeing a situation where a VERY KNOWN seller is dealing with a VERY KNOWN buyer in a league where almost all of the playoff teams are set?

Stay tuned.

Author: Brett Taylor

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