Did the Dodgers win the trade deadline? It probably won’t matter – Orange County Register

Thirty-five trades were completed over eight days leading into Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Eighty-seven players were involved, not including those who will be named later. Pitcher Jaime Garcia was traded twice. It was easy to get lost in the shuffle.

If regular-season wins and losses mean anything, the shuffle might not matter. Three teams – the Dodgers, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals – lead their respective divisions by 14 games or more. Every other first-place team leads its division by less than three games. The landscape baseball fans awoke to Tuesday was just as lopsided as it was on Monday.

For a league that hasn’t produced back-to-back champions since 1999-2000, it’s an unusually large gap between the haves and have-nots. The website fivethirtyeight.com uses an algorithm to generate odds for every regular-season game. The Dodgers and Astros are favored to win all their remaining games. Half of the division races are over, the favorites established, and not because of any trades that were made Monday.

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