Archive for July, 2013

The 2013 MLB trade deadline is about to happen this week, but there have already been deals going down for the last few weeks that I think many people interested in the trade deadline would like to read about. The purpose of this page will be a comprehensive list form of trades as they go […]

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This is NOT the big time trade that many see it as. This is a trade that is getting hype because of the lack of quality players, and pitchers specifically, left on the trade market. Bud Norris was always probably the 3rd or 4th best available starting pitcher that was going to be on the […]

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The Kansas City Royals attempted to fix their OF issues by acquiring the 29-year old center fielder of the Houston Astros, Justin Maxwell. The Houston Astros traded OF Justin Maxwell to the Kansas City Royals for RHP Kyle Smith. The acquisition of Maxwell is only a slight upgrade on David Lough right now as neither […]

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Buying low. Not something seen very often at the trade deadline in baseball. 99% of the time teams want hot prospects or major league talent in their trades, few teams want to trade for the post-hype prospects. This year we have had the Cubs trade for two post hype prospects in Strop and Arrieta and […]

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Likely the biggest trade of the deadline hours has happened at the end of middle America’s baseball day. The Matt Garza trade was taken care of days ago and it looks more and more like LHP Cliff Lee will not end up being traded…so here it is folks. ┬áIn a three team trade involving the […]

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In a bit of a surprise trade as games began to finish on Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics and their GM Billy Beane traded for Los Angeles Angels infielder Alberto Callaspo. This was a bit of a surprise because Callaspo, while talented, has never been a huge asset. But this all sounds like a classic […]

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The Tampa Bay Rays strike on the trade deadline market in a very rare occurrence. Tampa GM Andrew Friedman and his economics based approach to baseball has not lent itself to the trade deadline on many occasions, except of course as sellers. The trade deadline seems to represent much too high of a price for […]

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The Chicago Cubs and their front office staff headed by Theo Epstein have finally flipped their most valuable available piece in RHP Matt Garza. This deal was in jeopardy after reportedly being a next to sure thing prior to the weekend. After some sort of medicals issues on a player involved in the trade (reportedly […]

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Between the famous Bull Durham quote, “I am the player to be named later” and time between the trade and the announcement of the PTBNL (Player to be named later) there is an air of…weakness to being designated the PTBNL in a trade. That is not the case as this All-Star team will show you. […]

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If there was one thing I noticed during the 2012/13 NBA season it was the offensive strategy of the Houston Rockets. This was commented on throughout the season by several people around the league and the media, whether for better or worse. The Houston Rockets became my personal pet project of fandom behind my hometown […]

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Today, Friday July 5th, 2013 is a historic day…Dwight Howard finally made a decision and chose to sign a 4-year max contract with the Houston Rockets. This was an all day saga that was somewhat maddening and somewhat fascinating to follow from the beginning. Dwight’s decision was first reported at roughly 5:15 pm CST by […]

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With today’s (7/2/2013) trades of SP Scott Feldman and RP Carlos Marmol the trade deadline has begun for the Chicago Cubs. Those Wrigley faithful better be ready to learn some new names because there is going to be a lot of new blood coming in over the next few weeks. The MLB and the Cubs […]

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