According to a transcript unearthed by Adam, Theo Epstein almost derailed the Dodgers-Red Sox mega-trade with a call to his old friend Ben.
Ben and Sam discuss the futures of the two teams involved in the weekend’s blockbuster trade, then talk about whether the Astros would benefit from signing Roger Clemens.
A look at the Boston/LA deal that set a record for the most money ever involved in a Major League Baseball trade.
Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.
Ben and Sam discuss players who turn down trades to contenders, Yu Darvish, and their standards for playoff starters.
Dealing Felix Hernandez at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline could have significantly brightened the Mariners’ future.
The Texas Rangers slip into the bidding for Ryan Dempster and come away victorious.
The Pirates snag Gaby Sanchez, the Reds acquire Jonathan Broxton, and other assorted deals.
The Blue Jays, Mariners, Pirates, and Dodgers get to wheeling and dealing before the deadline.
The Cubs deal backstop Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers while sending Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson to the Braves.
The White Sox acquire Francisco Liriano from their division rival, the Minnesota Twins.
The Dodgers and Marlins hook up for a late-night trade including third baseman Hanley Ramirez.
Ichiro switches clubhouses while the Yankees visit the Mariners in Seattle.
The Braves and Cubs conditionally agree to a deal for Ryan Dempster.
After changing his Sox, things are looking better for Kevin Youkilis.