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2019 Mid-season FAQs and Observations

Since our launch, we’ve received a lot of questions, including how we’re valuing stars, how often we update, and more. Let’s get into them.

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Think your trade proposal is realistic? Once this summer’s deadline passes, we’ll review all the trade proposals and see which ones came closest to reality. If that’s yours, we’ll offer you a BTV T-shirt.

Three-team trades are now live!

We’ve now added the ability to create three-team trade proposals. Just select the three-team option in the simulator and get creative.

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Real-life scorecard: Tracking our values

Now that the 2019 summer trade season is underway, we’ll keep track of each real-life trade and compare it to our values and see how they match up. We’ll plug them into our simulator and see if they’re “accepted,” “maybe accepted” or “rejected” based...

2019 Mid-season FAQs and Observations

Now that BTV has been live for a few weeks, we’ve received a lot of questions and feedback, all of which we appreciate. We’ve also noticed some common patterns in the trade proposals, which we'll work into our answers here. Why do the trade values...

Valuing the trade chips: Pittsburgh Pirates

After a surprising three-year stretch from 2013-15 during which the team averaged more than 93 wins, the Pittsburgh Pirates seem to have fallen back into mediocrity. Their three consecutive NL Wild Card appearances left some thinking they were ready...

Valuing the trade chips: Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are in the midst of steep decline that began with their 2015 World Series victory. They spent the next two seasons hovering around .500 before plummeting to the bottom of the AL Central in 2018. They Royals have a few very...

Valuing the trade chips: Chicago White Sox

Last winter, the Chicago White Sox flirted with the idea of making a big offseason addition. But their pursuit of a free agent star fell short, and instead they have again found themselves well out of the American League playoff picture. Having moved...