Category Archives: MLB Trades

Giants & Braves Discussing Potential Justin Upton Trade

The Giants aren’t having the best offseason. The club failed in its bid to retain third baseman Pablo Sandoval and is reportedly out of the running to land left-handed starter Jon Lester. As such, the club is working on a … Continue reading

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Dodgers Make Dee Gordon Available in Trade Talks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly let teams know that their speedy All-Star second baseman/shortstop, Dee Gordon, is available in trade talks. Gordon, 26, made his first All-Star team last year and hit.289/.326/.378 on the season. He led all of … Continue reading

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Chicago Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero from Arizona Diamondbacks

The trade winds have blown Miguel Montero from the desert to the windy city. We first reported on the trade talks last night and now the deal is official. It’s a straight-swap with Montero headed to Chicago and Arizona receiving … Continue reading

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C.J. Wilson: A Poor Man’s Jon Lester?

While everyone waits for Jon Lester to decide where he’ll pitch for the next six-plus years, there are conflicting reports circulating about the availability (or lack thereof) of Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson. While it would make sense for … Continue reading

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Reactions from a Converted White Sox Fan: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Join the Dark South Side

I must admit, as a relatively new Minnesota Twins fan who converted after years of cheering the White Sox, seeing Samardzija and Robertson join the dark south side really stings. Not only are Twins fans watching the rival White Sox get … Continue reading

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White Sox Acquire Ace Jeff Samardzija and Closer David Robertson

What a difference a day makes. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Chicago White Sox were a team coming off a dismal 72-89 season and just watched Paul Konerko, the face of the franchise for more than a decade, ride … Continue reading

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Diamondbacks & Cubs Nearing a Miguel Montero Trade

The trade winds are blowing in San Diego as the rumors coming out of the Winter Meetings indicate that Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher, Miguel Montero might be on the move. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting via Twitter that the Cubs … Continue reading

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MLB Winter Meetings: The Six Biggest Storylines

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all-ages; the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble… And by rumble, I obviously mean partake in lengthy discourse about the relative long-term value of one … Continue reading

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Red Sox Please Show Mercy

It must be nice to be rich and the Boston Red Sox, this offseason, are rich in talent. They are so rich in talent that it makes this Twins fan bury my head in shame over our “number 1 and … Continue reading

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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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