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30 Jul 2017 14:08:06
CLE acquires: RP Juan Nicasio
PIT acquires: SP Shane Bieber (AA)

Indians, who to add to their pen get a solid big reliever arm
Pirates get a fast rising pitcher who's putting up solid numbers in the minors. Ranked #12 on CLE top 30.




26 Jun 2017 02:34:41
STL acquires: 3B Maikel Franco
PHI acquires: SP Jack Flaherty (AAA), OF Magnerius Sierra (AA), RP Landon Beck (A+)

Cards get a 3B and much needed thump in their lineup. Philly gets the #98 prospect in baseball in Flaherty, their #8 in Sierra and a decent reliever prospect.


1.) 26 Jun 2017 03:11:20
St Louis won't be buying, and the Phillies won't be trading Franco.

2.) 26 Jun 2017 14:01:39
Jkolti, I agree STL won't be buying, but you’re wrong about Franco. PHI said he is “more than available” in trade talks.

3.) 26 Jun 2017 14:36:48
Philly has offered him in trade talks. This is an okay package for him; I think, for a power-hitting 3B in his mid 20s, it would take more. This is the type of trade the Cardinals would make for the future.



27 Apr 2017 20:11:56
PIT acquires: OF Leonys Martin
SEA acquires: INF Alen Hanson

Pirates get a true OFer to help replace Marte, Mariners get a utilty infield who still has some upside.


1.) 27 Apr 2017 20:56:41
Martin didn't even pass through waivers. Giving up anything of value would be stupid.

2.) 30 Apr 2017 00:48:33
Lol I'll take that deal. Martin is hitting like .111.

3.) 30 Apr 2017 22:30:41
The Nats should give Seattle a call. Martin could help that team just by playing a strong CF. They don't need more offense.



04 Jan 2017 16:14:43
PIT acquires: SP Jose Quintana
CHW acquires: SP Tyler Glasnow, SS Kevin Newman (AA), C Elias Diaz (AAA), SP Dario Agrazal (A)

Pirates get a solid LH #2 to slot between Cole, plus someone who eats 200 IP every year
WhiteSox get a top 10 overall prospect, a top 50 and 2 other top 30s in Pirates system.


1.) 04 Jan 2017 16:49:24
The value is pretty much there (I'd change Agrazal to a potential diamond in the rough type like Hearn), but I really don't think ChiSox make a deal without Meadows or Bell in the deal.

2.) 04 Jan 2017 21:32:09
Throw in Josh Bell and you got something there.

3.) 04 Jan 2017 22:43:17
White Sox tell Neal Huntington to go pound sand.

4.) 04 Jan 2017 23:05:17
Chi sox,
We're not getting Bell AND that package. Bell would replace glasnow and they would likely have to throw in another secondary piece to match the value. I. e. A Hayes or Keller.

5.) 05 Jan 2017 01:36:29
The problem for Pittsburgh is this: The Bucs want to deal McCutchen, and then replace him with Meadows, and use Bell at 1B.



12 Dec 2016 03:20:23
NYY acquires: RP Antonio Bastardo
PIT acquires: OF Mason Williams

Yankees get another lefty in the pen, (which they are still supposedly in the hunt for) on a one-year contract. Pirates get a 4th OFer which they need.


1.) 12 Dec 2016 15:39:47
While I don't mind giving up Williams because our outfield depth, Bastardo looked horrible with the Mets. Going to the AL East= Disaster. Rather try Shreve again. I would try for Hand from SD.

2.) 12 Dec 2016 16:58:39
Not bad.

3.) 13 Dec 2016 23:46:08
Look at How bad liriano was for the Pirates. He was then traded to a much heavier hiting division and actually did very well. To say Bastardo will be worse in the AL East is not accurate.




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07 May 2017 18:36:29
Gio has been lights out this year. I imagine WSH would ask for another piece or two.




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07 Jan 2017 16:48:48
That trade isn't happening and they have no money to spend, plus a catcher already in Yan Gomes




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05 Jan 2017 16:01:42
Never really thought of him as a target for Nats but I do like that as a fit. However it will cost more to acquire him as he is good and under control for a few seasons.




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19 Dec 2016 23:14:28
"65-90 million" is quite the range. Way too much for Colby Rasmus and the Quintana trade is horrible.




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12 Dec 2016 21:38:33
Honestly not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but I Hope you are.





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