Category Archives: MLB Trades

Athletics Send Recently-Acquired Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Here’s hoping Yunel Escobar didn’t unpack, because the veteran shortstop is on the move once again. Less than a week after getting traded from Tampa Bay to Oakland, Escobar is headed back east to join the Nationals in exchange for … Continue reading

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Braves Trade Evan Gattis to Astros for Three Prospects

Houston…we have a (another) slugger. The Braves continued their rebuild on Wednesday and the Astros added more power to their already potent lineup in the form of slugger Evan Gattis. In exchange for Gattis, the Braves will receive three minor … Continue reading

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Dan Haren Balks at Retirement, Plans to Play for Marlins

This spring, Dan Haren will be taking his talents to South Beach where he’ll join the Miami Marlins. It’s not exactly on par with LeBron James, but Haren’s drawn out version of The Decision is finally over. Haren, 34, was … Continue reading

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Billy Beane Turns Rebuild into Reload

What a difference a day makes. On Friday, we covered what – at the time – appeared to be the Oakland Athletics waving the white flag on 2015 in preparation for a return to competitiveness down the road. Naturally, Billy … Continue reading

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Examining the Oakland Athletics Fire Sale

Holy crap. What is going on in Oakland? The Athletics have cleaned house this winter. They moved Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox. They sent Brandon Moss to Cleveland. They shipped Derek Norris to the Padres. …but that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Examining Ryan Howard’s Trade Value

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the early stages of a long-overdue rebuild. The club has already shipped off long-time face of the franchise Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, parted ways with A.J. Burnett, and moved Marlon Byrd to the division-rival … Continue reading

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Orioles and Dodgers Discussing an Andre Ethier Trade

The Baltimore Orioles lost both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis to free agency and the club has spent much of the off-season looking to replace their production and playing time in the outfield via free agency. While the club has … Continue reading

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