Trades & Transactions

Royals swap Lough for Orioles' Valencia

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After adding Nori Aoki, the Royals weren't going to have enough at bats for David Lough in 2014. As a result, they sent him to Baltimore for Danny Valencia. Who got the better end of the deal?

Juan Uribe: Unlikely Bargain

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The Dodgers aren't known for giving out bargain contracts, and you rarely get good value signing a player who is about to turn 35 coming off a career year, but there's a first time for everything.

Cardinals sign Mark Ellis, fortify their bench

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After filling in two of their key weaknesses - centerfield and shortstop - early in the offseason, the Cardinals went to work improving their bench on Sunday by signing the criminally underrated...

Royals Make Huge Upgrade at Second

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Kansas City Royals second basemen were practically non-existent in 2013, but the addition of Omar Infante should reverse that trend for 2014.

Giants fill left field gap, sign Michael Morse

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The Giants completed their starting outfield for 2014 by signing Michael Morse to play left field. But can they count on his defense?

Phillies buy rotation insurance, add Hernandez

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Going into the season, Roberto Hernandez was a buy-low darling of the sabermetric community. Surprisingly, he's heading to one of the least saber-friendly organizations in the league.

Volquez A Calculated Risk For Pittsburgh

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The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a struggling Francisco Liriano into an ace on a low-risk deal. Can they do the same with Edinson Volquez?

Charlie Morton a good fit in Pittsburgh

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Why did the Pirates give Charlie Morton their biggest contract for a starting pitcher in franchise history? Well, in a Pirates uniform, Morton may be more valuable than you think.

Mariners sign Hart, trade for Morrison

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The Mariners added Corey Hart and Logan Morrison. But did they add them as complimentary pieces or centerpieces? That isn't an answer we have just yet.

Evaluating the Adam Eaton trade

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What are the Diamondbacks doing? Last offseason it was grit, now it's power. Whatever the case, they traded for Mark Trumbo in a three-team deal where the White Sox received Adam Eaton and the...

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