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Month: December 2016

Why the Adam Eaton trade isn’t so bad for the Washington Nationals

adam eaton washington nationals

Last week, the Washington Nationals made a risky move dealing top prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning in exchange for outfielder Adam Eaton. On the surface, the move seems inane from Washington’s perspective and reeks of a panic move. But digging deeper, the move begins to make more sense. Eaton, 28, is under team control […]

Analysis: Dodgers flex financial muscle, re-sign Jansen, Turner to long-term deals

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With their seemingly unlimited financial capital, the Los Angeles Dodgers are poised to be a big player every offseason for the foreseeable future. Although Los Angeles was conspicuously quiet during the Winter Meetings last week aside from inking SP Rich Hill to a three-year deal, it made a loud statement today by re-signing two of its best […]

Dealin’ Dave Dombrowski strikes again, refuses to watch title window Sale away

chris sale boston red sox

Some people, for one reason or another, simply make things happen. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is clearly one of those people. Dombrowski, just like he’s done throughout his career, dipped into his cookie jar of prospects and flipped them for a star player, this time White Sox southpaw Chris Sale. The […]

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