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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.

Transaction Analysis: In Charm City, Is Third Time a...

by Dustin Palmateer, Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

The Orioles and Steve Pearce keep bumping into each other, often quite successfully.

Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap

by Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman

Minnesota gets creative in dumping Ricky Nolasco, as the Twins also send a former top prospect to the Angels and get back Hector Santiago. Also, the Angels send Joe Smith to the Cubs.

Transaction Analysis: Indians Get Their Guy(er)

by Christopher Crawford and Dustin Palmateer

The Rays ship HBP fiend Brandon Guyer to Cleveland for a pair of prospects.

Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the Velo

by Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

The Nationals get Mark Melancon, a reliever who has been as good as Aroldis Chapman.

Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Joins the Tribe

by Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford, Jarrett Seidler, Kenny Ducey and Adam McInturff

After their deal for Jonathan Lucroy falls through, the Indians pivot and snag their new closer out of the Bronx.

Transaction Analysis: Not Abad Trade

by Aaron Gleeman and Will Haines

Boston picks up some left-handed bullpen help and Minnesota adds a hard-throwing reliever prospect/project.

July 31, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Yankees Reunite With Clippard

by Kenny Ducey and Steve Givarz

New York restocks the bullpen with a familiar name after trading away Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.

Transaction Analysis: Royals, A's Outfield Challenge Trade

by Dustin Palmateer

Kansas City adds a new speedy fourth outfielder to possibly replace the one they already had.

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