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January 6, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Sparing Cash(ner) for Rizzo

by Kevin Goldstein

The Cubs get themselves a first baseman of the future in exchange for a relief pitcher and a prospect.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: See You in Seattle

by R.J. Anderson

The Mariners go fishing across the pond for a couple of new Japanese imports.

January 5, 2012

Transaction Analysis: Sunk Costs and Changes of Scenery

by Ben Lindbergh

The Cubs eat a bad contract and get a decent pitcher in return as the Marlins add the temperamental Carlos Zambrano to their revamped rotation.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: A Trio of Signings

by R.J. Anderson

The A's bring back Coco Crisp, the Marlins re-sign Greg Dobbs, and the Rays add Fernando Rodney to their bullpen.

January 3, 2012

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Second Times Around

by Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

The Blue Jays make two bullpen acquisitions, and the Yankees bring back Andruw Jones.

January 2, 2012

Transaction Analysis: A Petco Precursor?

by R.J. Anderson

The Padres deal a couple of prospects to try to quench their thirst for a power-hitting outfielder... but how long will their acquisition be around?

December 29, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Bailing Out of Oakland

by R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

The Red Sox get a young, cost-controlled closer with some injury issues as the A's latest rebuilding effort continues.

December 27, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Beltran, the Bad, and the Backup Catcher

by Ben Lindbergh

The Cardinals sign Carlos Beltran to ease the pain of losing Pujols, and the Mets invite the worst player in baseball to spring training.

December 23, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Gio Dealt to Washington

by R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

Gio Gonzalez gets dealt for four prospects, John Danks re-ups with Chicago, and Jason Marquis inks a deal with the Twins

December 22, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Cutting Costs, Padding Payrolls

by Ben Lindbergh

The Rockies fill a hot-corner hole with Casey Blake, the D-Backs sign Jason Kubel, the Royals bring back Yuni, the Nationals resurrect Mike Cameron, and the Orioles ink Endy.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Trading with the Enemy

by R.J. Anderson

The Reds and Cubs pull off the rare intra-division swap as Travis Wood and Sean Marshall trade places.

December 20, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Yu Got Questions? Yu Got Answers.

by Kevin Goldstein

Now that the Texas Rangers have won the bidding for Yu Darvish, here's a rundown of what comes next.

December 19, 2011

Transaction Analysis: Rollins in the Deep

by R.J. Anderson

The Phillies re-sign Jimmy Rollins, and the Mariners bring George Sherrill back to Seattle

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Santa Comes Early for San Diego

by R.J. Anderson

The Padres acquire Edinson Volquez and three top prospects from the Reds for Mat Latos

December 16, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cuddyer to Colorado

by R.J. Anderson

The dominoes begin to fall with Michael Cuddyer joining the Rockies

December 15, 2011

Transaction Analysis: In with the New

by Ben Lindbergh

The Twins replace Michael Cuddyer with Josh Willingham, the Cardinals bring back Rafael Furcal, the Red Sox add two bench players, the Diamondbacks sign Takashi Saito, the Phillies board the D-Train, and the Giants re-sign Guillermo Mota.

December 14, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Melancon for Lowrie Swap

by R.J. Anderson

Jeff Luhnow makes a solid first trade as GM of the Astros.

Transaction Analysis: A Signing and Trade in the NL Central

by Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

Ben runs down Miwaukee's Aramis Ramirez acquisition and the Casey McGehee trade, while R.J. dishes the details on the Burke Badenhop blockbuster in the NL East

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Love Me Non-Tender

by R.J. Anderson

Running down the interesting names who weren't tendered contracts by their old employers this week.

December 12, 2011

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Win Now, Win Later

by R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

Two teams with different competitive windows trade arms, as the A's send Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow to Arizona for Jarrod Parker and other prospects.

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