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Apparently Deals Are Happening … We’re Just Not Hearing About Them Yet

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There really isn’t any precedent for a period of time like this, coming out of a months-long lockout, with no firm deadline for new deals, and no firm salary caps to ensure immediacy. We have always know a ton of deals have to, and are going to, be happening, but we didn’t quite know when or – maybe more importantly – how the information would make its way out.

To that end, look at this:

I had my suspicions about this, not only based on logic, but also just some things I was hearing. So you’re wondering what I am: if a lot of deals are done, why haven’t we heard about it?

My best guess is that, because the transaction window might be so short, teams and agents have a little extra incentive to keep things quiet as long as possible, since public knowledge of Deal X might impact Deal Y that you’re working on. So unless it’s a situation where you know there will be possible impact, *OR YOU WANT* the information out there for some reason, teams and/or agents are just gonna be really mum until the deal is official (or the physical is scheduled or something and it becomes impossible to hide it).

So, we on the outside keep patiently waiting for the tidal wave.



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.