Dec 30, 2015, 2:00pm EST
July 27, 2020
Trade Retrospective: A’s turnaround and trade Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox for a package headlined by Marcus Semien
This year’s Trade Retrospective ends the same way it started, with Jeff Samardzija getting traded.
July 17, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Padres acquire Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton from the Braves
The Padres made the mistake of overpaying for a reliever, and the Braves turned that into a very effective salary dump.
July 10, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Padres continue their quick rebuild by acquiring Justin Upton from the Braves
A.J. Preller continued his odd plan to immediately make the Padres competitive by acquiring another outfielder who can’t play center.
July 3, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Wil Myers, Steven Souza, and Trea Turner change teams in a big three-team trade involving the Padres, Nationals, and Rays
The Rays made a rare confusing trade, and the Nationals made out as well as they were expected to.
June 26, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal
It didn’t look like a bad trade on paper, but the Dodgers won this one in a landslide.
June 19, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Dodgers trade Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlins
It appeared that the Marlins paid more than they should have, but in the end, both teams got good production from the trade.
May 22, 2020
Trade retrospective: Tigers trade Eugenio Suárez to the Reds for Alfredo Simón
This is definitely one the Tigers would like to have back.
May 1, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from the Astros
The Cubs continued their big offseason push by acquiring Dexter Fowler for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily.
April 24, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Cubs take advantage of the Diamondbacks selling low on Miguel Montero
A sell off that began with Didi Gregorius continued with the Dbacks trading Montero to the Cubs.
April 17, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Yankees acquire Didi Gregorius in three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Tigers
The Diamondbacks sold low on Gregorius, but the trade worked out very well for them and the Yankees. Not so much for the Tigers, though.
April 10, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Mariners trade Michael Saunders to the Blue Jays for J.A. Happ
GM Jack Zduriencik’s ill-advised public criticism of Saunders led to a good old fashioned challenge trade.
March 17, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Red Sox continue sell off, trade Jon Lester to the Athletics for Yoenis Céspedes
A fair trade for both sides led to an interesting "what if" had the Sox held on to Yoenis Céspedes after the season.
March 11, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Red Sox trade Yoenis Céspedes to the Tigers for Rick Porcello
The trade filled a need for both sides, but it was also a strange trade that created a new need in the process.
March 2, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Athletics shockingly trade Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays
In the interest of long term sustainability, the A’s somehow sold low on one of the best players in baseball.
February 26, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Braves trade Jason Heyward to the Cardinals
The trade made sense for both sides, but the Braves were able to turn Shelby Miller into a king’s ransom a year later.
February 20, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to the Orioles for Eduardo Rodríguez
It was not the biggest deal of the 2014 trade deadline, but it was the most lopsided.
February 12, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Rays trade David Price to the Tigers in a three-team trade
Price has been traded quite a few times in his career. Let’s take a look back at his first one.
February 3, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to the Giants
The Giants did well to acquire Peavy without parting with their best prospects.
January 28, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Padres trade Chase Headley to the Yankees
Having held onto Headley for too long, the Padres were forced to sell-low.
January 20, 2020
Trade Retrospective: Cubs continue their rebuild by sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s
The A’s were ready to go all-in, and the rebuilding Cubs did well to capitalize on it.
April 8, 2019
Trade Retrospective: Twins trade Justin Morneau to the Pirates
The Twins traded away one of their best players of the past decade.
March 6, 2019
Trade Retrospective: Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins
Once again, the Marlins prioritized money over talent, and the Dodgers took advantage of that.
February 28, 2019
Trade Retrospective: Red Sox get Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-team trade
It was a good trade for all teams involved, but unfortunately the White Sox didn’t get what they were hoping for.
February 21, 2019
Trade Retrospective: Cubs trade Matt Garza to the Rangers
The Cubs got a great return for a pitcher in his contract year, but unfortunately the results did not pan out for either side.