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July 20, 2017

Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan

by Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

New York adds a third baseman and two high-end bullpen arms, and limits Boston's options in the process.

July 19, 2017

Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ

by Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

The Diamondbacks add another big bat to the lineup, snagging J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a trio of prospects.

July 18, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping

by Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

Milwaukee adds a pair of relievers, New York picks up yet another first baseman, and the international signing bonus slot just can't seem to find a home.

July 17, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over

by Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

Washington's mess of a bullpen gets major help in form of right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle.

July 13, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Chicago Blockbuster

by Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

Jose Quintana goes from the South Side to Wrigleyville, as the Cubs pay a premium for a frontline starter under contract through 2020.

July 10, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Big Sexy's Last Call

by Aaron Gleeman

Released by the Braves, 44-year-old Bartolo Colon will try to make it back to the majors with the Twins.

June 29, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Florida Glove Exchange

by Bryan Grosnick, Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler

Tampa Bay brings in Adeiny Hechavarria and his sterling defensive reputation, while the Brewers claim former All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the A's.

May 26, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman's replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.

May 25, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible

by Bryan Grosnick

Doug Fister joins the rotation-starved Angels and the Mets pick up more depth than they expected to need.

May 22, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel

by Bryan Grosnick

It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.

April 14, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Franklin and Stash

by Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque

Nick Franklin keeps trying to live up to the hype, Desmond Jennings gives the Mets more outfield depth, and Edwin Jackson joins yet another organization.

April 10, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Howard's Last Ride

by Bryan Grosnick and Brice Paterik

Ryan Howard attempts a comeback with the Braves, the Giants add Melvin Upton and Drew Stubbs to their outfield, and Mike Pelfrey continues his AL Central tour.

March 30, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Desperately Seeking Upside in Tampa Bay

by Bryan Grosnick

It's the same old story in Tampa Bay, as the Rays go shopping in the bargin bin.

March 23, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension

by Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Kevin Kiermaier sign long-term deals, for different reasons.

March 9, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Slow Motion in San Diego

by Bryan Grosnick

Jered Weaver and Clayton Richard join the Padres' rotation mix, which is living in the 80s.

March 6, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Washington Three

by Bryan Grosnick

Breaking down the Nationals' moves to keep Stephen Drew and add fellow veterans Joe Blanton and Adam Lind.

March 3, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Major Minors

by Jared Wyllys and Aaron Gleeman

Pedro Strop signs an extension with the Cubs and minor-league deals galore for Mat Latos, Gordon Beckham, and Yusmeiro Petit.

March 2, 2017

Transaction Analysis: Bourn on a Hill

by Matthew Trueblood and Patrick Dubuque

Chris Coghlan lands in Philadelphia, Michael Bourn returns to Baltimore, Aaron Hill gives San Francisco some depth, and Jorge De La Rosa tries to hang on in Arizona.

February 27, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Wieters Facts, Recalibrated

by Bryan Grosnick

After waiting for a big free agent offer that never arrived, Matt Wieters makes the short trip from Baltimore to Washington.

February 22, 2017

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Old Blue and Gold

by Bryan Grosnick

Sergio Romo and Franklin Gutierrez join the Dodgers, while Jason Hammel and Travis Wood sign with the Royals.

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