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article August 15, 2014

Planning for the Worst

With Troy Tulowitzki tearing his hip labrum on Wednesday, we've finally reached the point where the Rockies can no longer plan on him being healthy. The question Colorado's front office should be asking itself isn't if Tulowitzki is going to get injured again; it's when. More»
Pineda article August 13, 2014

The Yanks' Shot In the Arm

Michael Pineda returns to the mound for the Yankees on Wednesday night sporting a clean bill of health, a 1.83 ERA in 19.2 innings this year and hopefully some better hiding spots for his pine tar. But has Pineda arrived too late to save the pinstripes' season? More»
Baez-May article August 11, 2014

Managing Great Expectations

On the surface, Javier Baez and Trevor May's debuts are unrelated. But they illustrate something about the Cubs more than the Twins: Chicago's front office is extremely good at controlling expectations and managing the fans and media. More»
Cruz article August 8, 2014

Soaring Birds

The Orioles are five games up in the East, the biggest division lead in the American League. How in the world are they doing it? Even if the O's reach the playoffs, it's unclear if they'll be able to keep up this magic; getting to the postseason is much different than succeeding there. More»
blog August 6, 2014

Fallen Star

The Pirates were going to have a difficult time getting past both the Brewers and Cardinals and into first place in the NL Central no matter what, but now, with Andrew McCutchen dealing with a serious rib injury, it may be impossible. Can they possibly overcome this setback? More»
MarlinsTrade_2 article August 1, 2014

Status Quo

In the end, 2014 was one of the craziest, most interesting deadlines in recent memory, but it didn't represent a sea change. Prospects are still very valuable, perhaps more valuable now than ever before -- which is reinforced by the fact that mostly active players were traded today. More»
blog July 31, 2014

The Price Is Wrong

The three-way trade that sent David Price to Detroit is a massive win for the Tigers, a moderate win for the Mariners and really a disaster for the Rays. It's hard to imagine what Tampa Bay's GM Andrew Friedman was thinking. More»
blog July 31, 2014

Clearing The Decks

In all likelihood, by the end of the day tomorrow Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey will be moving on from Boston. Lester, the younger of the two, makes more sense for a team looking to go deep into October; Lackey, a club with payroll restrictions. More»
cole-hamels article July 30, 2014

The Big-Ticket Item

As July draws to a close, Cole Hamels' name keeps coming up in trade rumors -- but the Phillies know he's the most valuable player on their team, and they won't let him go without getting some major talent in return. More»
blog July 29, 2014

Help Still Wanted?

Despite areas of need on their rosters, the Royals and Indians have remained fairly quiet as we approach the trade deadline. With fan bases growing impatient, their front offices must decide soon whether to reload or regroup for next year. More»
blog July 28, 2014

Dreaming Big

There are rumors the Red Sox might trade the remaining two months of Jon Lester's contract to Los Angeles in exchange for the next five years of Matt Kemp. While the scenario still seems unlikely, there are reasons it would make sense for both teams. More»
blog July 27, 2014

Ready to Pitch In

The Giants acquired Jake Peavy from the Red Sox on Saturday, trading two pitching prospects in a fair deal for both sides. While Peavy has struggled this year, the hope in San Francisco is that a change of scenery will turn things around. More»
blog July 26, 2014

Catch of the Day

No one at the beginning of the season expected Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki to be the hottest commodity at his position by the non-waiver trade deadline. But the All-Star is having a career year -- and Minnesota should take advantage. More»
blog July 24, 2014

Finding Relief

With Huston Street going to the Angels and Joakim Soria to the Tigers, the trade market for relief pitching is officially open and doing business. Here are three of the best arms remaining on the trade block now that the Angels and Tigers have made their plays. More»
blog July 24, 2014

Philly Fire Sale

Old, expensive and in last place, the Phillies simply have to accept that it's time to trade off some assets. But with Ryan Howard immovable and Chase Utley preferring to stay put, they're somewhat limited in what they can do. A good place to start would be with these three players. More»
blog July 22, 2014

Selling Low

Did the Padres wait too long to trade Chase Headley? It sure looks that way, as they got little in return by dealing him to the Yankees, who look to shore up an aging and injury-riddled roster. Here's a look at each side of what could be a lopsided deal. More»
blog July 22, 2014

Trade Winds

With a little over a week until the non-waiver trade deadline in Major League Baseball there have been some marquee names mentioned in possible deals. But will they actually get moved? We looked at three of the biggest possibilities. More»
blog July 19, 2014

Uggla Ending

The Braves released Dan Uggla on Friday, in a move that costs them money but mostly serves as a sobering reminder that even a front office routinely praised around the league for its savvy can misstep in expensive ways. More»
MattKemp-Dodgers article July 18, 2014

Put Me In, Coach

Matt Kemp wants the Dodgers to play him every day or he'd like to be traded. But finding a team to take on a contract with almost $110 million remaining on it over the next five years for a declining centerfielder who can't stay healthy is asking a lot. More»
451,076,838 article July 16, 2014

Second-Half Predictions

With the first half of the MLB season behind us, we look back at the biggest surprises (that's you, Brewers!) and most impressive performances -- and look ahead to the rest of the season, including trade rumors and postseason predictions. More»

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