Category Archives: MLB Trades

An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Dear Terry Ryan- I see that you’re contemplating the merits of trading Denard Span to the Cincinnati Reds. Before you do anything else on the trade market, I’d like to reiterate that Span is one of the few legitimately movable, … Continue reading

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New York Mets Acquire Gary Matthews Jr.

It took a while, but Gary Matthews Jr. finally got his wish. Matthews, 35, has reportedly been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for a yet-to-be named “low salaried pitcher” off the big league roster. Matthews’ former team, … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Just Me: The Bill Smith Inactivity Edition

Maybe it’s just me, but I might hate Bill Smith. I’m not much for hating, but come on, it’s mid-January and all Smith has accomplished this offseason is trading for J.J. Hardy. Now that move was—admittedly—an impressive exploit by Smith … Continue reading

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Juan Pierre Traded to the Chicago White Sox

Juan Pierre is a free man. After two long seasons, Pierre’s stint as baseball’s best fourth outfielder is presumably over. The Chicago White Sox have reportedly acquired the slap-hitting sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two minor … Continue reading

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MLB’s Winter Meetings: Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close. What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent … Continue reading

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Texas-Sized Trade: Rangers Deal Ace, Millwood to Baltimore

Kevin Millwood is headed east to Baltimore after the Orioles and Rangers made a splash in the trade market today. The Rangers receive former closer, Chris Ray and a player to be named later in the swap. Ray, 27, closed … Continue reading

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Curtis Granderson Heads to the Yankees in a Blockbuster Three-Team, Seven-Player Trade

The New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly completed a blockbuster trade that has seven players switching teams. All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson goes from the Tigers to the Yankees. Pitcher Edwin Jackson goes from the Tigers … Continue reading

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Brave Decision: Rafael Soriano Accepts Atlanta’s Arbitration Offer

Rafael Soriano just threw a curveball and Frank Wren didn’t see it coming. In a move that the Atlanta general manager hadn’t planned for, Soriano has accepted the arbitration offer from the Braves and will return to the club for … Continue reading

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Seattle Mariners Ready to Play with the Big Boys

The Seattle Mariners mean business. General Manager Jack Zduriencik is entering just his second offseason at the club’s helm, but clearly has the franchise headed in the right direction. Last offseason, he engineered a number of low-risk, high-reward deals and … Continue reading

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Boston Blunder: Red Sox Continue to Strike Out in Pursuit of Shorstops

The Boston Red Sox need a shortstop. It’s as simple as that. It’s time for the club to forget about acquiring ace Roy Halladay or a slugging first baseman like Adrian Gonzalez or Miguel Cabrera. The Red Sox number one … Continue reading

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Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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Frugal Fish: Josh Johnson and Florida Falter on Four-Year Pact

Once a cheap team, always a cheap team. The Florida Marlins have reportedly “reached an impasse” with ace Josh Johnson regarding a proposed four-year contract extension. Matt Sosnick, Johnson’s agent, was reportedly seeking a deal very similar to the four-year, … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Mike Lowell May Be on Red Sox’s Trading Block

The Boston Red Sox are considering acquiring a marquee first baseman. The club is reportedly interested in San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. If either one is acquired in a trade, the Red Sox would move incumbent first … Continue reading

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Garrett Atkins and Colorado: Stuck Between a Rockie and a Hard Place

Garrett Atkins is a man without a job, yet he is still gainfully employed. It may sound like the ultimate contradiction, but it’s merely a sign of the times in Major League Baseball. Many teams are currently at a tipping … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Booty: Pittsburgh Open to Trading Ryan Doumit

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and Scott Boras is on the prowl. It can mean only one thing. It’s November in Pittsburgh and it’s time for the front-office to rid the ballclub of any remaining veteran talent. … Continue reading

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