Category Archives: Trade Rumors

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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Is Mike Lowell an Option for the Minnesota Twins?

The Minnesota Twins had a great offseason. Mike Lowell did not. The Minnesota Twins revamped a previously punchless middle infield, added a big bat to an otherwise lackluster bench, retained an innings-eater for the rotation, and brought in a solid … 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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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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Dan Uggla’s Stubbornness is Hurting His Trade Value

Dan Uggla has no qualms about changing teams. Changing positions, however, is a whole different ballgame. Uggla, 29, is due a substantial raise via arbitration, and finds himself on the trading block as a result. The Florida Marlins aren’t inclined … Continue reading

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Carlos Lee: Plan-C for Losers of the Bay and Holliday Sweepstakes

Houston, you have a problem. Your ballclub is bad, really bad. The Astros—a perennial contender for much of the last decade—have fallen on hard times. From 1994 to 2006, Houston was one of the most competitive clubs in the National … Continue reading

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Glen Perkins’ Grievance is Settled, His Future in Minnesota is Not

Glen Perkins has dropped his grievance against the Minnesota Twins. The two sides were able to reach a settlement earlier today, thus avoiding the hearing that was planned for this Friday in New York. The grievance came as a result … Continue reading

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For the Minnesota Twins, Brandon Phillips is the Answer

In baseball, it’s not always easy to find the answers. To this day it seems that almost no pitchers have found the answer to Albert Pujols’ bat and no hitters—except Chase Utley—have found the answer for CC Sabathia’s left arm. … Continue reading

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Juan Pierre: Baseball’s Best Fourth Outfielder

Juan Pierre is baseball’s best fourth outfielder. The problem is that Juan Pierre plays like—and is being paid like—a starting outfielder. Pierre, 32, has two more years and $18.5 million remaining on the five-year, $44 million pact he signed with … Continue reading

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