Category: MLB trades

Heath Bell Explains His Long Road to the Majors, Calls His Time in Miami a Learning Experience

Monday, March 25th, 2013

After three straight All-Star seasons, things didn't exactly go according to plan for Heath Bell in Miami last year. He posted just 19 saves and lost his closer job, finishing the year with a 5.09 ERA. The Marlins shipped him to Arizona, where Bell is happy for a new start, ...

Healthy James Shields Wants To Bring A Winning Culture To Kansas City

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Last week on SRI, we explored the blockbuster trade made by Royals GM Dayton Moore. Kansas City acquired an innings-eater in James Shields and a young Wade Davis. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Tampa Bay's starting pitching staff and should bring some stability to an organization that has lacked pitching ...

Heath Bell Says Finger-Pointing Led to Chaos in Miami, Looks Forward to Setting Up in Arizona

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Nothing seemed to go right for the Miami Marlins this past season, and perhaps that's why they've gone with the complete-overhaul approach this offseason. Former closer Heath Bell certainly didn't find much success there, and while he wasn't part of the team's big trade with Toronto, he did get shipped ...

Agent Scott Boras Ponders How The Boston Red Sox Can Rebuild Given The Pool Of Available Players

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox made a lot of noise this past season when they pulled off a late blockbuster trade, a deal that allowed them to dump some big salaries. The Red Sox also lost some big statistical numbers in that move and big-name agent Scott Boras doesn't know if ...

Adrian Gonzalez Isn’t Concerned About Being Traded Again

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

When Adrian Gonzalez was traded from Boston to Los Angeles over the weekend, it meant he was joining his fifth organization in the last decade. During that time, the first baseman has been shipped from Florida to Texas to San Diego, and then on to Boston and now back to ...

MLB Trade Deadline News: Los Angeles Dodgers Add Shane Victorino

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Sometimes, a month's worth of trade talks devolve into a whole lot of nothing. Sometimes, they drag  into the 11th hour and wind up with a game-changing transaction. When you're a buyer, like Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has been this year, you see both ends. Colletti said he's ...

Kevin Youkilis Sets Out To Prove a Point After Being Traded to Chicago

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Kevin Youkilis has a couple of missions and he's not afraid to toss them out there. The long-time player and leader for the Boston Red Sox was dealt to the Chicago White Sox last month in a move that surprised many. Now, he says, he's out to prove those people ...

Adrian Gonzalez Should Do Major Damage In Boston

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Between the crazy deal for Jayson Werth, the rumors of Derek Jeter's negotiations with the Yankees and his eventual signing and the talks surrounding Cliff Lee, baseball's hot stove is sizzling in December. One of the biggest moves thus far is obviously Boston dealing with San Diego for first baseman ...

Roy Oswalt Settles in to New Home in Philly

Monday, August 16th, 2010

For a while there, it looked like Roy Oswalt would never leave Houston. He spent nearly all of his first 10 years in Major League Baseball there and, when he became the biggest name in trading chatter before the league's deadline, he reportedly was ready to put potential trades on ...

Cliff Lee Keeps On Playing The Game of Musical Chairs

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

To say that Cliff Lee has been on the move recently would be an understatement.  Since the start of last season, Lee has played for four teams, the Indians, Phillies, Mariners, and Rangers.  Even after all of that he may not be done moving yet because he will become a ...