Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman’s replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.
James Loney fills in for Lucas Duda, Brian Duensing bounces to another home, and Woj gets a new job.
Injuries beget roster movement, and the Dodgers haven’t been lacking for either so far in 2016.
The Rays keep their first baseman, and the Rockies overpay to add another lefty to their bullpen.
Pittsburgh looks at Loney, and the Red Sox search for an Ellsbury substitute.
The Cubs get Fujikawa, the Rangers re-sign Soto, the Brewers trade for Badenhop and the Rays sign James Loney.
Matthew goes looking for an award that won’t be controversial.
The Phillies are the 14th team to reach 0 percent playoff odds; the Rangers are the fifth to reach 100 percent (again).
Ben and Sam size up this winter’s free-agent first basemen and estimate how much money James Loney will make, then talk about whether the Dodgers’ pursuit of a playoff spot is leading to dangerous decisions.
In one of the biggest trades in modern baseball history, the Dodgers would add an entire team payroll while the Red Sox would tear down a team that was supposed to be great.
The easiest way for contending teams to get better is to start with where they’ve been worst. Here is where they’ve been worst.
Michael sweeps four VPs off the list while bringing in two Rockies and two hot-hitting first base call-ups.
James Loney hasn’t exactly set Hollywood ablaze with his hitting prowess; can he still cash in on his mediocrity?
Mark Teixeira’s for real. OK, you probably didn’t me to tell you that. The Rangers’ superstar third base prospect has terrorized pitchers every step of his amateur and pro careers.
But did you know Adam Morrissey has one of the quickest swings you’ll ever see? That Kevin Cash’s defense may be even better than you’ve heard? That Luke Hudson could help push the Reds to the top of the NL Central in 2003? You would if you headed out to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League season.