Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline is fast approaching, but baseball is going to have to work extra hard this year to top the excitement brought about by the most recent NBA free-agent frenzy.
Most of the talk about Major League Baseball during the winter months involved the lack of free-agent signings, which led the player’s association to whisper that owners were deliberately imposing their own salary cap to keep from shelling out major dollars and bloating payrolls.
“The Big Chill” was a 1980s movie about a group of friends gathering for the funeral of another friend. However, the title could easily refer to the snail’s pace of free-agent signings in Major League Baseball.
This year’s Super Bowl matchup between the five-time champion New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams — whose only Super Bowl title came 20 years ago when the team was in St. Louis — is full of compelling storylines.