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Transaction Action

BP.com's original column launched in 1996, TA has been where Christina Kahrl ponders the implications of recent roster moves, their impact on managerial tactics or how they reflect organizational behavior. Plus a few too many references to things that have nothing to do with baseball.

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09-27

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Transaction Action: Dodgers, Padres, Giants
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Christina Kahrl

09-25

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Transaction Action: Cardinals, D'backs, Rockies
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Christina Kahrl

09-24

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Transaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and Bucs
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Christina Kahrl

09-22

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Transaction Action: Phillies, Nationals, Cubs
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Christina Kahrl

09-21

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Transaction Action: Braves, Marlins, Mets
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: NL West Updates
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Transaction Action: The Lee Deal
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Christina Kahrl

08-12

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Transaction Action: NL Central Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Action: AL Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Action: Tuesday Morning Triptych
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Christina Kahrl

07-30

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Transaction Action: The National Redistribution Effort
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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Transaction Action: The Edwin Jackson Trade
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Action: Texas Fold 'Em
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Action: Tejada and the Cantu Spirit
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Action: Pasting in Peralta
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-27

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Transaction Action: NL East and Central
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: Utterly McLouthless in the Pursuit of Excellence
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-21

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Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

07-19

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Transaction Action: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

07-16

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Transaction Action: Going Gonzo
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-12

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

07-07

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Transaction Action: Western Horizons
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Transaction Action: Not Least the NL East
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Christina Kahrl

07-05

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Transaction Action: Drama Division Drama
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Christina Kahrl

07-02

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Transaction Action: Dealing and Decapitating
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Christina Kahrl

06-30

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Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct
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Christina Kahrl

06-28

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Transaction Action: Blast, or Blasted?
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jam
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Transaction Action: Fiddling While the Toast Burns
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Transaction Action: Waterloo's 195th Anniversary Edition
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Transaction Action: The Snakes Start Shedding
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Christina Kahrl

06-15

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Transaction Action: Getting a ComeSuppance?
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Christina Kahrl

06-11

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Transaction Action: Weekend Omnibus
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Christina Kahrl

06-10

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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Transaction Action: Youthful Orient-ation
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Action: Remembering The Kid
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Christina Kahrl

06-04

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Transaction Action: Grab Bag
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Christina Kahrl

06-03

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Transaction Action: The Old West
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Christina Kahrl

06-02

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Transaction Action: Double Dealing
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: A Knack for Getting Knackered
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: NL Central Update
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Christina Kahrl

06-01

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Transaction Action: Bad News Birds?
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Transaction Action: Feeling Granderson
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Christina Kahrl

05-27

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuit Shakeups
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Christina Kahrl

05-25

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Transaction Action: Central Preoccupations
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Christina Kahrl

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July 29, 2010 4:20 am

Transaction Action: Podzilla Washes Up in Malibu?

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Christina Kahrl

Plus Domonic Brown's call-up, and the rest of the slate of recent roster moves.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
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Acquired C-R Lucas May and RHP Elisaul Pimentel from the Dodgers for OF-L Scott Podsednik; optioned RHP Victor Marte to Omaha (Triple-A); recalled RHP Bryan Bullington from Omaha; outrighted RHP Anthony Lerew to Omaha. [7/28]
Purchased the contract of RHP Greg Holland from Omaha. [7/29]

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July 29, 2010 12:01 am

Transaction Action: Texas Fold 'Em

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

The Phillies get a gift as the Astros relegate themselves to oblivion.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired CF-L Anthony Gose from the Astros for 1B-L Brett Wallace. [7/29]

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July 29, 2010 12:01 am

Transaction Action: Tejada and the Cantu Spirit

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

The Rangers and Padres shop for cheap help to boost their bids to remain in first place.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Outrighted INF-L Scott Moore to Norfolk (Triple-A). [7/28]
Traded INF-R Miguel Tejada to the Padres for RHP Wynn Pelzer; recalled 3B-S Josh Bell from Norfolk; named Buck Showalter the team's manager, effective 8/3. [7/29]

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July 29, 2010 12:00 am

Transaction Action: Pasting in Peralta

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

The Tigers won't run up the white flag just yet, renting a young vet to take their shot at keeping up with the Twins and White Sox.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned OF-L Michael Brantley to Columbus (Triple-A); purchased the contract of RHP Josh Tomlin from Columbus; designated 3B-R Wes Hodges for assignment. [7/27]
Traded INF-R Jhonny Peralta and cash to the Tigers for LHP Giovanni Soto; recalled INF-L Luis Valbuena from Columbus. [7/28]

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July 27, 2010 6:12 pm

Transaction Action: NL East and Central

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Christina Kahrl

Senior circuit shaking, in brief, and mostly a matter of moves of lesser noteworthiness.

CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned RHP Mitch Atkins to Iowa (Triple-A); recalled RHP Jeff Stevens from Iowa. [7/20]
Activated RHP Brian Schlitter from the 15-day DL; optioned RHP Jeff Stevens to Iowa. [7/23]

CINCINNATI REDS
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Optioned RHP Micah Owings to Louisville (Triple-A); recalled RHP Carlos Fisher from Louisville. [7/21]
Activated C-R Ramon Hernandez from the 15-day DL; outrighted C-R Corky Miller to Louisville; signed RHP Jason Isringhausen to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Louisville; purchased the contract of RHP Jose Arredondo from Louisville, and placed him on the 60-day DL. [7/22]

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The decline, disappearance and demotion of Nate McLouth, while the Fish swim 'round and 'round.

ATLANTA BRAVES
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Activated OF-L Nate McLouth from the 15-day DL; optioned OF-S Gregor Blanco to Gwinnett (Triple-A). [7/21]
Optioned OF-L Nate McLouth to Gwinnett; activated OF-R Brent Clevlen from the 15-day DL; signed C-R Dave Ross to a two-year, $3.25 million contract extension through 2012. [7/27]

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July 26, 2010 6:45 pm

Transaction Action: Hail, hail, the Gang's AL Here

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Christina Kahrl

Rounding up the rest of the week's activities in the junior circuit.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Optioned 3B-S Josh Bell to Norfolk (Triple-A); activated LHP Mike Gonzalez from the 60-day DL; recalled LHP Troy Patton from Norfolk; transferred RHP Jim Johnson from the 15- to the 60-day DL. [7/22]
Activated RHP Kevin Millwood from the 15-day DL; optioned LHP Troy Patton to Norfolk. [7/22]
Activated 2B-S Brian Roberts from the 60-day DL; designated INF-L Scott Moore for assignment. [7/23]
Activated C-S Matt Wieters from the 15-day DL; optioned C-R Craig Tatum to Norfolk. [7/25]

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July 26, 2010 2:51 am

Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

Sending Dan Haren back to the AL West has a big impact beyond 2010, while leaving the Snakes dirtbound and dead.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired UT-S Alberto Callaspo from the Royals for RHP Sean O'Sullivan and LHP Will Smith. [7/22]
Acquired RHP Dan Haren from the Diamondbacks for LHPs Joe Saunders and Patrick Corbin, RHP Rafael Rodriguez, and a PTBNL. [7/25]
Activated RHP Matt Palmer from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Salt Lake (Triple-A); optioned RHP Trevor Bell to Salt Lake; purchased the contract of RHP Michael Kohn from Salt Lake. [7/26]

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Lima Time as a standard for evaluation, reinforcing the Red Sox, the Tigers slip by an Inge, and more.

Using a pitcher's rate of SNLVAR, Kazmir's season has been a disaster of massive proportions, one that rates about 4.8 on the Keough scale, something that for the moment suits my purposes for describing starting pitcher inadequacy, using Matt Keough's appalling 1982 season as a baseline for starting pitcher-related terrors visited upon a team's unhappy fans over a full season. This isn't really especially fair of me, in that Keough doesn't hold the single-season low for a starter with 30 starts in a campaign, but 1982 was a horrifying disappointment, and the man was beaten with a regularity that made me think that he was the drum, and the entire American League was Keith Moon.

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July 19, 2010 12:24 pm

Transaction Action: National League Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Moves made in the weaker circuit betray rosters laden with weaknesses to be addressed before the deadline.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day DL (viral infection); optioned MI-R Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett (Triple-A); activated RF-L Jason Heyward from the 15-day DL; recalled LHP Michael Dunn from Gwinnett. [7/15]

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July 16, 2010 12:17 pm

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble

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Christina Kahrl

Catching up on the American League's moves, with setbacks in the White Sox rotation and the Tiger bullpen affecting a tight AL Central race.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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Activated OF-L Felix Pie from the 60-day DL; placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day DL (strained forearm); released 1B-R Garrett Atkins. [7/6]
Optioned 3B-S Josh Bell to Norfolk; recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. [7/10]
Placed C-S Matt Wieters on the 15-day DL (strained hamstring), retroactive to 7/10. [7/15]

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July 14, 2010 4:32 pm

Transaction Action: Going Gonzo

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

An exchange of shortstops leaves the Blue Jays in great shape for the future, but what did the Braves get?

TORONTO BLUE JAYS
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Traded SS-R Alex Gonzalez, LHP Tim Collins, and MI-R Tyler Pastornicky to the Braves for LHP Jo-Jo Reyes and SS-R Yunel Escobar; designated RHP Ronald Uviedo for assignment. [7/14]

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