Ryan Braun was unliked, barely productive and on a trajectory toward dead weight. Now he is, one way or another, crucial to the Brewers’ next competitive roster.
The latest high-strikeout reliever is actually the highest-strikeout reliever, and you just heard of him a few weeks ago. The heck?
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.
Boston picks up some left-handed bullpen help and Minnesota adds a hard-throwing reliever prospect/project.
Eduardo Nunez goes from backup to All-Star to traded, as the Twins send the veteran infielder to the Giants.
Alex Rodriguez was doing so well last year, and then last year ended. His career might be next.
The Twins phenom hits homers at a spectacular pace but strikes out at a record pace. That’s not by accident, and it’s not necessarily by mistake.
The free agent compensation system adds even more uncertainty to the trade deadline.
The Twins finally change course, firing longtime GM Terry Ryan and perhaps setting the club up for its first real philosophical change in decades.
The Twins are uncharacteristically vowing to be sellers this July. Makes it easier to say ‘so long’ when these are the parts you have to sell.