2012 deadline deals in retrospect

2012 deadline deals in retrospect
Last June, I wrote a piece reflecting on several non-waiver deadline deals made in July 2011. My rationale for looking back so far was simple. Most of these trades involve...

Not for nuthin’: MLB’s misguided outrage

Not for nuthin’: MLB’s misguided outrage
There’s a groundswell of unease taking hold of Major League Baseball (MLB). Both executives and pundits alike are expressing concern that the league is facing a problem that, if not addressed,...

Mariners need: first base

Mariners need: first base
  When Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto set out to reshape the club's roster, the prevailing thought was that the team needed to address their starting pitching, bullpen, catching depth,...

Rumor Analysis: July 25, 2015

Rumor Analysis: July 25, 2015
Every day through July 31, and even deep into August to a lesser extent, there will be multiple reports regarding clubs having trade discussions with other clubs, about certain players,...

Rumor Analysis: July 24, 2015

Rumor Analysis: July 24, 2015
Every day through July 31, and even deep into August to a lesser extent, there will be multiple reports regarding clubs having trade discussions with other clubs, about certain players,...

Rumor Analysis: Kazmir may impact Iwakuma

Rumor Analysis: Kazmir may impact Iwakuma
If Hisashi Iwakuma goes out in five days and pitches well again, the Seattle Mariners absolutely will have the opportunity to trade the right-hander to a contender, and the package...

Rumor Analysis: July 22, 2015

Rumor Analysis: July 22, 2015
Every day through July 31, and even deep into August to a lesser extent, there will be multiple reports regarding clubs having trade discussions with other clubs, about certain players,...

Rumor Analysis: July 21, 2015

Rumor Analysis: July 21, 2015
Every day through July 31, and even deep into August to a lesser extent, there will be multiple reports regarding clubs having trade discussions with other clubs, about certain players,...