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June 28, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Reunions and Fliers

by Steve Givarz and Bryan Grosnick

New York ships out Michael Conforto and brings back Jose Reyes, the Rays take a look at Oswaldo Arcia, and the Royals finally say goodbye to Omar Infante.

June 21, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle

by Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

Randal Grichuk plays himself back to Triple-A, Mat Latos wears out another welcome, and the Dodgers and Mariners make an intriguing minor swap.

June 13, 2016

Transaction Analysis: First Base Merry-Go-Round

by James Fegan, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

Justin Morneau returns to the AL Central and Ike Davis returns to New York.

June 10, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Coghlan Comes Home

by Matthew Trueblood and Bryan Grosnick

Chicago can't quit Chris Coghlan, while the A's pick up a former top prospect with remaining intrigue.

June 9, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Kelly Johnson and the Mets, Together Again

by Bryan Grosnick and Jarrett Seidler

Kelly Johnson heads to New York, by way of Atlanta, for the second straight season.

June 6, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A.

by Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

Carl Crawford's tumultuous time in Tinsel Town comes to an end and Trea Turner gets the call.

Transaction Analysis: Small Trade James

by James Fegan, Jeff Quinton, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

Chicago takes James Shields off San Diego's hands for a pair of prospects.

June 3, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s)

by Bryan Grosnick

A utility man who isn't, a formerly great closer who wasn't, and a comeback story no one knows.

June 2, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Walsh Revolution

by Rian Watt, James Fegan and Matthew Trueblood

Colin Walsh picked the wrong time to draw walks, Edwin Jackson's out-making ability vanished, and Alex Guerrero bit off more than he could chew.

June 1, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Only The Loney

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

James Loney fills in for Lucas Duda, Brian Duensing bounces to another home, and Woj gets a new job.

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.

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