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May 25, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Return of The Freak

by Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Steve Givarz and Christopher Crawford

Tim Lincecum finds a home for his comeback, Blake Swihart rejoins the Red Sox as an outfielder, and the Braves buy a draft pick.

May 20, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Nathan Trying To Be Famous Again

by Bryan Grosnick

Joe Nathan finds a home for his comeback, Jimmy Parades' utility train arrives at a new stop, and the Padres trade cash to keep Blash.

May 18, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Fredi, Blame, Fired

by Aaron Gleeman, Wilson Karaman and Matthew Trueblood

Atlana has odd timing in firing Fredi Gonzalez, Francisco Cervelli shows how much he loves Pittsburgh, and Tony Kemp arrives in Houston.

May 16, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Kyle Lohse's Wet Hot Arlington Summer

by Will Haines, Jarrett Seidler and Bryan Grosnick

Kyle Lohse tries to keep his career going and Tommy Joseph completes his comeback from multiple concussions.

May 12, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Jhoulys Chacin, You Don't Buy Him

by Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

The Braves' allergy to major league players is only getting worse.

May 11, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Everything's Fien In Los Angeles

by Bryan Grosnick and Nicolas Stellini

Third-string catchers are on the move, former strong defenders are as well, and well there's Casey Fien.

May 10, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The Tip of the Strasburg

by Bryan Grosnick

The Nationals lock up their first generational, first-overall-pick player. Does it tell us anything about whether they'll do the same with Bryce Harper?

April 28, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Rochester's Lovely This Time of Year

by Dustin Palmateer, Nicolas Stellini and Christopher Crawford

The Twins jettison their top two position prospects, while the Yankees bring an old face back into the fold.

April 21, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The Socratic Problem

by Bryan Grosnick

The Diamondbacks choose the devil they know, the Twins can't have enough outfielders, and more.

April 18, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Don't Go Breaking Swihart

by Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Rian Watt and Adam McInturff

The Red Sox switch catchers, the Blue Jays summon a switch pitcher, and more.

April 13, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The Ghosts of Bros Past

by James Fegan, Nicolas Stellini, Rian Watt, Matthew Trueblood and Christopher Crawford

The White Sox, Rangers, Orioles, and Cubs add arms, while the Yankees relive the past.

April 11, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The Many Moves of Friedman and Zaidi

by Bryan Grosnick

Injuries beget roster movement, and the Dodgers haven't been lacking for either so far in 2016.

April 7, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Catchers, Man

by Matthew Trueblood and Bryan Grosnick

Each New York team adds some catching depth, an old pitching prospect ends up back in the majors, and more.

April 4, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Gregory Polanco's Worst Case Has Never Looked Better

by Rian Watt

The Pirates bet on a player who still hasn't fully broken out, and might never--but the chances of stagnation look lower than ever.

April 1, 2016

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: From Atlanta to Atlanta

by Rian Watt and Dustin Palmateer

Drew Stubbs, an Atlanta (Texas) native, joins the Braves, while Rene Rivera gets his walking papers from Tampa Bay.

March 30, 2016

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Not So Swishalicious

by Rian Watt, Nicolas Stellini and James Fegan

The Braves axe Nick Swisher and keep Jeff Francoeur, the D'backs cut Tim Stauffer loose, and Carlos Quentin hits the open market.

Transaction Analysis: Deep Cuts For The SuperFans

by Bryan Grosnick

A roundup of last-spring roster shuffling, starring all your favorites: Nate Freiman, Dan Straily, Erik Kratz, and more!

March 29, 2016

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Return of the Mac

by Bryan Grosnick and Nicolas Stellini

The Orioles bring in a pair of lefties, a pair of NL East teams bring in cast-off relievers and another contract for the Phillies' manager.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Dipoto Keeps One of Dipoto's Guys

by Meg Rowley

The Mariners add free-agent import Dae-Ho Lee to their 40-man roster, and let Jesus Montero get away.

March 21, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Rhuben, the Rheplacement

by Bryan Grosnick

The Cardinals make the move everyone was anticipating and bring on the recently-released Met to man shortstop while Jhonny Peralta is on the mend.

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