SPECULATOR: Navigating September weirdness

As the calendar turns to September, it's time to shift gears.

We typically take a skill-based approach in this column to speculate on player adds, dumps, trade opportunities, etc.; but it's time to throw that out the window. Anybody can go on a heater in September, regardless of skill. And conversely, the best hitters in the game can go into month-long slumps (remember when Freddie Freeman (1B, ATL) had a .235 BA through May?).

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