View Full Version : How exactly do trades happen?

Billy Hamilton's Legs
07-21-2011, 06:12 PM
This may sound like a dumb question, but what are the details of the inner-workings of a trade? This question stems from the fact that on MLBTR the Rockies GM said he had yet to get a single offer on Jimenez and I was wondering how exactly GMs go about doing this? Is it just a bunch of hypothetical talk with other GM on the phone until they reach a compromise? Just curious how exactly it all happens.

Eric the Red
07-21-2011, 09:52 PM
I assume they discuss certain players and/or contracts for major league players until they do reach some sort of compromise, then the offer is made. This is just speculation on my part. I do know, that paperwork has to be filled out and sent to the league office in NYC before it's official. For instance, the Scott Rolen trade almost didn't go through due to a fax machine malfunction on the Blue Jays part as the fax had to be received by the league office by the 4:00 deadline I believe.