Seattle Mariners 

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 prospects who are years away from reaching the majors — assuming they ever do. Since I enjoyed picking away at those old trades last year, I thought I’d do it again and put several 2012 deadline deals under the microscope this time. There weren’t many sexy moves that year, but I chose a few that I found interesting. I hope…

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Seattle Mariners 

Who’s In, Who’s Out: AL Central

It’s been an eventful last several months for the teams in the American League Central division as a couple stars have packed their bags. The juggernaut that is the Detroit Tigers franchise looks poised to continue their dominance of the division despite plenty of roster turnover. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals look like they both have taken steps back on paper this winter, but will still provide some competition. Let’s take a look at what each club gained and lost over the winter, starting with the defending division…

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