Roster Revamp: Tampa Bay Rays

Once the lockout ends, the ever-creative Rays will neede to balance 40-man roster concerns with optimizing their roster for another post-season run. In this initial article of a new series, Associate Editor Joshua Iversen selects three user-submitted trades that would achieve both goals.

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This Trade in History: Chris Sale to the Red Sox

How does this blockbuster from 2016 look now? In this, the the third installment of our retrospective series, we plug in the numbers we use now, and compare them to actual results. Could it be that this trade was… fair?

The Yankees Are in a Bind

After losing the Wild Card game, the Yankees need to go bold. But how? Should they spend on free agents or trade prospects? Either way, it’s going to hurt.

The BTV Podcast #43: Trade Market Dominoes, Part Two

Where will Matt Olson end up? Or Luis Castillo? In this episode, we focus on the two obvious sellers in the trade market (Oakland and Cincinnati) and review many of your trade proposals to get a sense of where their top chips may land.

Mailbag: We Get Questions. A Lot.

Why does a player’s value seem too high? Or too low? How can we reduce everything to one number? We get asked these types of questions a lot, so here’s our attempt to tackle them.

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Roster Revamp: Tampa Bay Rays

TradesPlayersEditor’s note: This is the first part of a new series. In each article, BTV Associate Editor Joshua Iversen will be completing a team’s offseason by compiling different user-submitted proposals from the site’s trade boards into a single...

This Trade in History: Chris Sale to the Red Sox

TradesPlayersIn the first installment of this series, we looked at the Christian Yelich trade, which seemed fair on paper at the time, but turned out disastrously for the Marlins. In the second, we looked at the Josh Donaldson trade, which looked...

This Trade in History: Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays

TradesPlayersEditor’s note: We’ve had people ask us if we could look back at major trades in history and see how they matched up with our model. This is the second installment of this series. (See the first one.) Also note: Since this site (and our...