Tag Archives: MLB Trade Deadline

State of MLB: Prospect Hoarding

Frank Ammirante  Aug 9th, 2019

It has become a recurrent theme in trade negotiations between contending and rebuilding teams: “Prospect X is untouchable.” Teams have become increasingly reluctant to trade their top prospects in an effort to inch closer to a championship. Front offices are trying to do the same thing: construct a roster that is filled with young and talented players at below-market value contracts. This philosophy of risk-aversion, prospect accumulation, and player development is having a negative impact on Major League Baseball. Continue reading

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State of Baseball: The Trade Deadline

Joey Ricotta | July 30th, 2019

This is the time of year where a big trade can do one of a few different things, depending on how you’re looking at it. If you’re a contender, the right trade could propel you over the top to reach the ultimate goal of winning a World Series. Buyer beware, the wrong trade could also set your franchise back tremendously for years to come.

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Chicago Cubs Not So Minor Additions

Joey Ricotta| July 27th, 2019

With the trade deadline approaching rapidly, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs needed a response from their 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist. They needed to know whether or not he would be returning to the team. This season has been rough on the veteran as he took an extended leave of absence due to personal life issues. Continue reading

Trade Deadline: Big Arms on the Block

Frank Ammirante| July 16th, 2019

This year’s trade deadline should be eventful because of the abundance of talented pitchers available on the market, such as Matt Boyd, Marcus Stroman, Robbie Ray, Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, and Noah Syndergaard. There are a number of contending teams seeking to improve their starting rotations, including the Yankees, Phillies, Braves, Twins, Dodgers, and Astros. Let’s take a look at their top prospects who could be the centerpieces of a deadline acquisition. Continue reading