1. Oakland A's: 2013 Team Again Proves That Billy Beane Is the Best GM in Baseball

    Take a good look at the teams that are either in the Major League Baseball playoffs or on the verge of the playoffs in 2013...

    Clarence Baldwin Jr Written by Clarence Baldwin Jr about 10 months ago 25,582 reads 5 comments

  2. Rangers Attempted a Matt Garza-Justin Upton Blockbuster Trade with Braves

    A blockbuster trade almost shook the MLB world this year, as the Texas Rangers reportedly attempted to trade right-handed starter Matt Garza in a package deal to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Justin Upton...

    Josh Schoch Written by Josh Schoch about 10 months ago 8,174 reads 10 comments

  3. MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Updates on Soriano, Peavy, Garza and More

    The annual July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline carries the potential to reverse franchise fortunes in the short and long term. It can alter pennant races like no other date on the calendar...

    Joe Davis Written by Joe Davis about 11 months ago 13,337 reads 12 comments

  4. Ranking the 10 Biggest Reasons San Francisco Giants Season Has Derailed

    2012 was a blissful year for the San Francisco Giants . 2013 has turned into a year to forget. One season removed from their second World Series championship in three years, the ...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 12 months ago 8,573 reads 29 comments

  5. Seattle Mariners: 4 Players Who Won't Be Back with Team Next Season

    Players leaving teams for new ones is a regular occurrence in MLB —it's part of the job description. Sometimes players leaving is for the better, and sometimes it's unexpected and to the dismay of loyal fans...

    Madison Guernsey Written by Madison Guernsey about 12 months ago 5,916 reads 8 comments

  6. Why the Seattle Mariners' Lack of Waiver Activity is a Smart Move

    The Seattle Mariners are not making news these days. While a few of the contenders are making waiver wire moves, the Mariners are seemingly content to play out the season and prepare for next year...

    Todd Pheifer Written by Todd Pheifer about 12 months ago 1,258 reads 2 comments

  7. Los Angeles Angels: 2 Moves LA Could Have Made at the Deadline

    While the entire MLB seemed to do less this trade deadline, the Los Angeles Angels , theoretically, could have done more...

    Rick Suter Written by Rick Suter about 12 months ago 4,128 reads 6 comments

  8. SF Giants: Moves They Could or Should Have Made at the Deadline

    Woulda , coulda , shoulda . The San Francisco Giants ' decision to undergo a quiet MLB trade deadline seems to have sealed the team's fate this season...

    Keely Flanagan Written by Keely Flanagan about 12 months ago 3,759 reads 6 comments

  9. 3 Moves the New York Mets Could Have Made at the Deadline

    As you know by now, the New York Mets didn ’t acquire or trade a player prior to MLB ’s July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...

    Jon Krouner Written by Jon Krouner about 12 months ago 4,422 reads 14 comments

  10. Oakland A's: 3 Post-Deadline Moves That Oakland Could Still Make

    Rumored to make a large move at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Oakland A's only made a minor tweak to their roster, adding infielder Alberto Callaspo for Grant Green...

    Clarence Baldwin Jr Written by Clarence Baldwin Jr about 12 months ago 3,261 reads 17 comments

  11. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Post-Deadline Moves Phinished Phils Could Still Make

    One of the suggestions sportswriters get is to function as something other than a calendar or a standings list. Presumably, readers are savvy enough to know what today's date is and where their favorite teams reside in the current standings...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 months ago 5,146 reads 28 comments

  12. 5 Moves Cincinnati Reds Could Have Made at the Deadline

    The 2013 MLB trade deadline was one of the quietest in recent memory, and the Cincinnati Reds had several moves that could have been made at the deadline. For one reason or another these moves were not made...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 12 months ago 2,639 reads 18 comments

  13. Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski Again Proves Why He's Among MLB's Best

    They are riverboat gamblers dressed in Armani. They are playing with company money, corporate assets. Their cell phones burn hotter than a California brush fire. Some are craftier than others...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 12 months ago 5,855 reads 7 comments

  14. Biggest Takeaways from the 2013 MLB Trade Deadline

    If the trade deadline seemed quieter than in years past, it's because it was. Only 61 players, not including a few players-to-be-named-later and some draft picks, were traded in the month of July compared to 100 in 2012 and 87 in 2011...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 12 months ago 5,305 reads 4 comments

  15. Big-Name MLB Players Who Could Still Be Traded Before August 31

    The trade deadline was quiet, but that doesn't mean the August waiver trading period has to be, too. After all, it was just last year that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 13,703 reads 15 comments

  16. 5 Reasons the Indians Struck out at the MLB Trade Deadline

    The 2013 MLB Trade Deadline has come and gone. The Cleveland Indians made just one move at the deadline, acquiring Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for infielder Juan Herrera, via ESPN...

    Tyler Duma Written by Tyler Duma about 12 months ago 5,217 reads 66 comments

  17. Why This Was the Slowest MLB Trade Deadline in Recent Memory

    Well, that was some trade deadline. Emphasis on "dead." With only four deals going down on July 31—a date that's usually a swap meet jam-packed with wheeling and dealing—this ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 12 months ago 2,393 reads 1 comments

  18. What Twitter Says About the San Francisco Giants After 2013 MLB Trade Deadline

    The 2013 MLB trade deadline was one of the most stagnant in recent memory, and the last-place San Francisco Giants were no exception to the norm, ultimately staying put instead of overhauling with a fire sale...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 12 months ago 1,614 reads 1 comments

  19. Twitter Reacts to Philadelphia Phillies' Lack of 2013 MLB Trade Deadline Deals

    The 2013 MLB trade deadline has passed, and the Philadelphia Phillies look very much like they did in the days before as general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. failed to pull the trigger on any deals...

    Zach Brown Written by Zach Brown about 12 months ago 1,498 reads 3 comments

  20. Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline

    The MLB trade deadline expired Wednesday afternoon. But don’t take it personally if you didn’t know—it’s only because it truly was that anticlimactic and uneventful...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 12 months ago 114,434 reads 169 comments

  21. MLB Waiver Wire 2013: Teams That Have Work to Do After Quiet Trade Deadline

    The 2013 MLB trade deadline was a bit of a disappointment for a number of teams and fans alike. While teams like the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves went out and scored ...

    Eric Guy Written by Eric Guy about 12 months ago 1,560 reads 2 comments

  22. Why the Boston Red Sox's Trade for Jake Peavy Was a Steal

    Despite what their record indicated, the Boston Red Sox were a team walking on eggshells. The pitching staff was one injury away from catastrophe, barely holding on in the absence of their ace and two erstwhile closers...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 12 months ago 9,296 reads 31 comments

  23. Grading the New York Mets' Trade Deadline Performance

    As many predicted, the New York Mets stood pat as the 2013 Major League Baseball trade deadline came and went...

    Sam R. Quinn Written by Sam R. Quinn about 12 months ago 1,778 reads 18 comments

  24. MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Recap and Grades for Every Deal

    The 2013 MLB non-waiver trade deadline was among the quietest we've ever seen, but every deal completed prior to Wednesday afternoon still has the potential to influence the present and future playoff races...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 12 months ago 3,672 reads 7 comments

  25. MLB Trade Winners and Losers: General Managers Who Aced and Failed Deadline

    Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline has officially passed. What did you think? I think some general managers did fantastic jobs of improving their franchises for the short term and long term...

    Benjamin Klein Written by Benjamin Klein about 12 months ago 2,264 reads 2 comments