Category Archives: Scouting the Swap

Scouting the Swap: BoSox-Dodgers Blockbuster

In what is an unusual move after the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers put together a massive deal that sends Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers. In exchange, … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Non-Waiver Deadline Passes

I got tied up at the ball park with some Nick Castellanos interviews yesterday but I wanted to circle back and hit the scouting reports on the prospects involved in the flurry of trades leading up to yesterday’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Heating Up

No upfront BS this time. I’m just trying to squeeze this update in before I head to the park. The Dodgers remained busy going out and getting outfielder Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for right-handed reliever Josh … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Cubs Get Busy

The home stretch has arrived for the 2012 trade deadline. As if the Chicago Cubs weren’t busy enough trying to move Ryan Dempster, Alfonso Soriano and possibly Matt Garza, they managed to flip Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Liriano, Johnson Dealt

Several more moves have dotted the trade deadline landscape over the last couple of days, including moves that sent left-hander Francisco Liriano and third baseman Chris Johnson packing. As usual, I will give brief scouting reports on the prospects involved … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Greinke Goes to Cali

As first reported by the good folks (Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal) over at Fox Sports, the Brewers have agreed to trade right-hander Zach Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Jean Segura and right-handers Ariel Pena … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Deals Continue

As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, teams continue to make moves to position themselves for one of five playoff spots in each league. Tuesday was headlined by three deals, including the movement of Wandy Rodriguez and Hanley Ramirez … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: A Host of Deals

I’m playing a little catch up on the last couple of trades, so this post will capture the White Sox-Astros, Tigers-Marlins and Yankees-Mariners deals with quick scouting reports on the prospects involved. Over the weekend, the Astros continued their fire … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Astros, Blue Jays 10-Player Deal

With the 2012 trade deadline looming at the end of the month the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays kicked things off in a huge way with a ten-player deal that sends starting pitcher J.A. Happ and relievers Brandon Lyon … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Yankees Unload Burnett

On Friday afternoon it was reported by several outlets that the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates finally came to agreement on the pieces and structure of a deal that ships right-hander AJ Burnett out of New York. The Yankees … Continue reading

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