MLB news: Giants acquire Longoria

             Hot stove is heating up. The Tampa Bay Rays have sent 3B and face-of-the-franchise Evan Longoria to the San Francisco Giants for 3B/SS Christian Arroyo, CF Denard Span, LHP Matt Krook and RHP Stephen Woods.              Looking to make another play-off run, the Giants have had the need at 3B since trading Eduardo Nunez.Continue reading “MLB news: Giants acquire Longoria”

NHL news: Penguins acquire Oleksiak

             The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2019.               The 6 foot 7 inch Oleksiak is always good to have on your blueline. The don\’t give up much for him, which they shouldn\’t have anyway. The Penguins have always had injury problems,Continue reading “NHL news: Penguins acquire Oleksiak”

NHL news: Coyotes acquire Archibald

             The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Josh Archibald, goalies Sean MaGuire and a 6th round pick in 2019 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for goalie Michael Leighton and a 4th rounder in 2019.               For the Coyotes, they already have Antti Raanta, Scott Wedgewood and Adin Hill ahead of Leighton on the depthContinue reading “NHL news: Coyotes acquire Archibald”

MLB trade review: Dodgers acquire Kemp, Braves get Kazmir, McCarthy

               The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired OF Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for LHP Scott Kazmir, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Brandon McCarthy and INF Charlie Culberson. $4.5 million is going Atlanta\’s way, and Gonzalez was immediately DFA\’d.                Kemp, an old friend, is owed $21.5 this year, but the Dodgers stillContinue reading “MLB trade review: Dodgers acquire Kemp, Braves get Kazmir, McCarthy”

MLB trade review: Rangers acquire Moore

            The Texas Rangers have acquired LHP Matt Moore and international signing bonus pool money from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHPs Sam Wolff and Israel Cruz.             After trading Yu Darvish, the Rangers have been looking for rotation help to support Cole Hamels. They\’ve targeted Darvish and the other big starter, JakeContinue reading “MLB trade review: Rangers acquire Moore”