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Potential Closers Traded: Boxberger and Johnson

Two trades happened mid-day Thursday, with the Angels and Diamondbacks picking up potential closers. First, Tampa Bay traded reliever Brad Boxberger to Arizona for pitching prospect Curtis Taylor. Taylor looks to have a decent chance of succeeding but is still in Low-A ball. He’s fantasy irrelevant for this season. Boxberger (463 ADP) looks like he’ll move immediately into Arizona’s closer mix, competing with Archie Bradley. Boxberger held down Tampa’s closer role in 2015, collecting 41 saves. After dealing with…

MLB August Trade Deadline Fantasy Impact

The July 31st MLB trade deadline recently passed last week, but that doesn't mean there won't be more players swapping teams this season. Teams can make trades through September, but the players can't play in the postseason unless they're traded before August 31st. In order for a player on the 40-man roster to be traded, they must be placed on revocable waivers, which lasts 47 hours. If the player isn't claimed, his team can freely trade him anywhere, except to teams the player has on his no-trade list. If the player is…