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The baseball team celebrated strong postseason results that exceeded sports analysts' expectations and announced the first in a series of key player trades intended to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season.

A. The baseball team celebrated strong postseason results that exceeded sports analysts' expectations and announced the first in a series of key player trades intended to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season.

B. The celebration of the baseball team resulted from strong postseason results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and they announced the first in a series of player trades that they intend to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season.

C. Exceeding sports analysts' expectations, the celebration of the baseball team reflected strong postseason results, and, with the goal of bolstering their defensive lineup for the following season, they reported the latest in a cascade of player trades.

D. The baseball team celebrated strong playoff results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and announcing the first in a series of key player trades with the goal of winning the championship for them.

E. The baseball team, exceeding sports' analysts expectations, celebrated strong postseason results, while announcing that to bolster their defensive lineup there would be the first in a series of key player trades

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The baseball team celebrated strong postseason results that exceeded sports analysts' expectations and announced the first in a series of key player trades intended to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season.

A. The baseball team celebrated strong postseason results that exceeded sports analysts' expectations and announced the first in a series of key player trades intended to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season. – Looks okay. The correct choice.

B. The celebration of the baseball team resulted from strong postseason results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and they announced the first in a series of player trades that they intend to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season. --- The celebration didn’t exceed the expectations. The results exceeded. Twisted meaning – wrong.

C. Exceeding sports analysts' expectations, the celebration of the baseball team reflected strong postseason results, and, with the goal of bolstering their defensive lineup for the following season, they reported the latest in a cascade of player trades. ---– Misplaced modifier as in B

D. The baseball team celebrated strong playoff results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and announcing the first in a series of key player trades with the goal of winning the championship for them. ---- A flight of fancy and travesty of totally unconnected things --- wrong.

E. The baseball team, exceeding sports' analysts' expectations, celebrated strong postseason results while announcing that to bolster their defensive lineup there would be the first in a series of key player trades—--celebrated while announcing does not make sense
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A. The baseball team celebrated strong postseason results that exceeded sports analysts' expectations and announced the first in a series of key player trades intended to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season. This sentence conveys two thoughts: baseball team celebrated ..results, these results exceeded analyst's expectations; baseball team announced key player trades .. season

B. The celebration of the baseball team resulted from strong postseason results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and they announced the first in a series of player trades that they intend to bolster their defensive lineup for the following season. There is no verb for The celebration of the baseball team, modifier exceeding sports analysts' expectations modifies celebration changing the intended meaning

C. Exceeding sports analysts' expectations, the celebration of the baseball team reflected strong postseason results, and, with the goal of bolstering their defensive lineup for the following season, they reported the latest in a cascade of player trades. modifier exceeding sports analysts' expectations modifies celebrations changing the intended meaning, baseball team is no longer celebrating their results

D. The baseball team celebrated strong playoff results, exceeding sports analysts' expectations, and announcing the first in a series of key player trades with the goal of winning the championship for them. baseball team exceeded analysts's expectations, celebrated and announcing is not parallel to each other

E. The baseball team, exceeding sports' analysts expectations, celebrated strong postseason results, while announcing that to bolster their defensive lineup there would be the first in a series of key player tradesbaseball team exceeded analysts's expectations, while changes the intended meaning
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I didn't like any of the answer choices.
Isn't baseball team singular? So, 'their' would be incorrect?
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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Though it may sound a little funny, there's nothing wrong with the sentence as it's written. A baseball team did two things: they celebrated and announced. Looking at the other answers, we see they all contain weird or clunky phrasings. They
also make the sentence harder to read. In (B) and (C), for example, it's not even really clear what's going on. Choices (D) and (E) start off okay, but get confusing after the second comma. None of these is an improvement on (A), so we'll stick with what we have.

The correct answer is Choice (A).

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