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October 10, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Prospect-Dom and Blips

by Bryan Grosnick

Jim Johnson stays in Atlanta, Arismendy Alcantara loses his prospect status, and the Angels grab a pair of Yankees.

September 30, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Good Infielders, Past and Present

by Bryan Grosnick

Miami locks up Martin Prado for three more seasons and Atlanta finds a taker for Gordon Beckham.

September 29, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Extend Theo and The Gang

by Rian Watt

Chicago's front office is richly rewarded in the midst of a 100-win season and they might even be underpaid.

September 16, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Win Butler?

by Bryan Grosnick

Billy Butler finds a new home in New York, the Braves take a pair of pitching flyers, and Wade LeBlanc takes his show on the road to Pittsburgh.

September 13, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Closed for Breakfast

by Bryan Grosnick

Billy Butler's time in Oakland comes to a premature end, the Rays find a stopgap shortstop, and A.J. Achter cements his status as a TA cult hero.

September 9, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Baseball Player Signed

by Jarrett Seidler

Tim Tebow is the subject of this writing.

September 2, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again

by Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

Baltimore goes dumpster diving, Cleveland brings Coco Crisp home, and the Jeff Francoeur tour adds another stop.

August 29, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Chooch is switching coasts, Desmond Jennings is moving on, David Freese is staying put, and Scrabble goes to Washington.

August 24, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Go-Go Goes to Texas

by Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Gomez's swift decline got him dropped by the Astros, but the Rangers think there's still value to be had.

August 17, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Tigers Add Iglesias Insurance

by Bryan Grosnick and Christopher Crawford

Erick Aybar isn't what he once was, but he'll work for what the Tigers need and the price was right.

August 10, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat

by Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

Seattle adds a pair of oddities to the bullpen and Miami makes an interesting pickup from Atlanta.

August 2, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Lucroy Vetoes His Way To Texas

by Bryan Grosnick, Kate Morrison and Ben Carsley

Jonathan Lucroy may end up being the most valuable deadline pickup, with a chance to help the Rangers on both sides of the ball.

Transaction Analysis: Giants Make a Bet on Moore

by Patrick Dubuque, David Lee and J.P. Breen

They paid a high price to get him, but what version of Matt Moore should the Giants expect to see?

Transaction Analysis: Bruce Makes For a Crowded Metropolitan Area

by Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

The Mets get a power hitter, but might just be adding to the glut at a few well-covered positions.

Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade

by Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

The Pirates trade two starters, get back two more, and come out two prospects shallower than they were at the start of the day.

Transaction Analysis: Carlos Beltran's Deadline Deja Vu

by Kenny Ducey, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Jarrett Seidler and Ben Carsley

The veteran is traded out of New York at the 11th hour for the second time in four years.

Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich

by Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

The Dodgers trade from a deep pool of young pitching to get 36-year-old sorta-like-an-ace Rich Hill, along with right fielder Josh Reddick.

Transaction Analysis: Take My Contract, Please

by Bryan Grosnick and Ben Carsley

Matt Kemp is getting used to being a salary dump and this time the Padres didn't even keep the player he was traded for.

August 1, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Rollin' to the Wild, Wild West

by J.P. Breen and David Lee

The Giants add a power lefty for the bullpen, while the Brewers get that starting catcher they've been lacking for about 20 minutes.

Transaction Analysis: Life of Miley

by Dustin Palmateer, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

Wade Miley is a below-average starter having a career-worst year, but when you're Baltimore that makes him a no. 3.

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