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July 28, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Toronto and Seattle exchange disappointing veteran relievers, Texas brings in some pitching depth, and Joey Gallo gets a chance to let it fly.

July 27, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Blue Jays Add Rejuvenated Upton

by Joshua Howsam, Adam McInturff and George Bissell

Toronto needs outfield depth in the short and long term, so the Blue Jays took Melvin Upton off the Padres' hands at a discount.

July 26, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley

by Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

Chicago acquiring Aroldis Chapman from New York is a complicated, blockbuster trade on and off the field.

July 21, 2016

Transaction Analysis: The Legend of Vogelbach, Now In Seattle

by Christopher Crawford, Rian Watt and Brendan Gawlowski

Chicago makes the inevitable trade of Dan Vogelbach's big bat and gets team-controlled left-hander Mike Montgomery from Seattle in return.

July 20, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Where Does Yuliesky Gurriel Fit?

by Bryan Grosnick

Michael Conforto returns to New York, Justin Smoak stays in Toronto, and Yuliesky Gurriel might be an odd fit in Houston.

July 15, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Swing Big For Pomeranz

by Ben Carsley and Christopher Crawford

Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski was brought in to make moves like this one, sending an elite pitching prospect to the Padres for rotation help.

July 11, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Dave Dombrowski is a Hustler, Baby

by Bryan Grosnick

Boston makes three trades to rebuild the bullpen and the infield, and Omar Infante tries to keep his career going in Atlanta.

July 1, 2016

Transaction Analysis: Rodney Takes His Quiver To Miami

by Bryan Grosnick, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Christopher Crawford

Miami invests in Fernando Rodney avoiding pumpkin status and Los Angeles picks up a Clayton Kershaw fill-in.

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.

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