It’s no surprise that Ivy League-types who would otherwise have entered into careers in finance are drawn to this video game– there is maybe no other sport that is more transactional than Major League Baseball. From 40-man rosters and 26-man active lineups and multiple levels of the minor leagues, there is barely a day that goes by during a season when a team isn’t making a move somewhere within the organization. Even the offseason typically produces a few lineup moves a week. That’s why this pandemic shutdown has actually felt so abnormal– not only existed no video games, there hasn’t been a relocation affecting a team’s 40-man lineup because spring training was stopped.

The roster freeze is lifting, and there figures to be a flurry of deals from now until completion of whatever this season holds. The very first transactions will be with an eye toward setting the group of 60 gamers each team will give their “spring training 2.0.” Before Opening …