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The Trade Deadline came and went yesterday, and Bill Plaschke is out for blood. Neither the Dodgers, nor the Angels, made any moves.It's understandable that LA baseball fans would be upset. LAist is not pleased that neither team found a significant way to upgrade their imperfect rosters. But to express sheer outrage would ignore the realities of today's baseball world. There has never been more parity in baseball. More teams have a chance to win than ever, and teams that are out of it, still feel like they have a legitimate shot in the future.