Ben and Sam are joined by Jason Parks for a discussion of the R.A. Dickey deal and the risks and rewards of trading top prospects.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether a Yankees fan can learn to like Kevin Youkilis, whether the Diamondbacks got enough back for Trevor Bauer, why teams love left-handed starters, and more.
Was the Royals’ strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?
Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.
The San Diego Padres have been major players this offseason, and teams in the NL West have been put on notice.
The Phillies could add a bat soon, the Dodgers probably aren’t done spending, and information about the lead-up to the Royals-Rays blockbuster is coming to light.
Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.
How will a major-league team’s manager affect your fantasy team’s stolen-base totals?
The Royals get their front-line pitcher, and the Rays get their front-line prospect.
How good are the hauls teams received in recent trades?
During the 1990 Winter Meetings, the Padres and Blue Jays made a memorable trade involving Fred McGriff and future Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar. Here’s how it happened.
Ben and Sam discuss and pick out the most interesting parts of Bob Elliott’s article on how the big Blue-Jays Marlins trade went down.
It’s a lot of fun to talk about Justin Upton being traded, which might be why reporters talk about it so much, and it might be why Kevin Towers talks about it so much.
Ben and Sam break down the Marlins-Blue Jays trade from every angle, or at least all the angles that occurred to them at the time.
The Blue Jays pull off the first big blockbuster of the winter, trading for an ace and the last remnants of last offseason’s Marlins spending spree.
Ben and Sam discuss the state of the Brewers, which is a lot like the state of the Phillies, then talk about Max Scherzer’s long-awaited improvement and which team won the 2009 trade that brought him to Detroit.