The Cubs are a well-run organization who, relative to other buyers this summer, seemed to overpay for Aroldis Chapman. Do we need to reframe their choice?
Reimagining the trade deadline with just one small difference.
A look at how players’ values have changed as a result of recent trades.
Acquiring a player midyear disprupts him and his family during the most stressful part of the season. How much does it affect performance?
Does the jump from “good” to “great” make all the difference when it comes to acquiring a closer?
The Yankees finally waved the white flag, and the reward is already obvious.
On Clay Buchholz, potential hero of the eighth month.
The Dodgers trade from a deep pool of young pitching to get 36-year-old sorta-like-an-ace Rich Hill, along with right fielder Josh Reddick.
The Pirates trade two starters, get back two more, and come out two prospects shallower than they were at the start of the day.
The Mets get a power hitter, but might just be adding to the glut at a few well-covered positions.
The Giants add a power lefty for the bullpen, while the Brewers get that starting catcher they’ve been lacking for about 20 minutes.
Daniel Hudson was almost traded late last week. It might have rescued the pitcher from baseball’s version of hell.
After their deal for Jonathan Lucroy falls through, the Indians pivot and snag their new closer out of the Bronx.
Nobody takes the brunt of trade deadline season like the fungible minor-leaguer.