MLB Trade Review: Diamondbacks acquire Leake

From USA Today          The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired RHP Mike Leake and cash from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for INF Jose Caballero.           Leake is a veteran starer that will replace Zack Greinke in the Arizona rotation. He is under contract through 2020, with an option for 2021. He has been a serviceableContinue reading “MLB Trade Review: Diamondbacks acquire Leake”

MLB Trade Review: Braves acquire Melancon

From Bleacher Report        The Atlanta Braves have acquired RHP Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Daniel Winkler and RHP Tristan Beck.        The Braves have been improving their bullpen, acquiring Melancon to go along with Shane Greene. Melancon hasn\’t been the closer since losing the job in 2017, butContinue reading “MLB Trade Review: Braves acquire Melancon”

MLB Trade Review: Twins acquire Dyson

From USA Today         The Minnesota Twins have acquired RHP Sam Dyson from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for OF Jaylin Davis, RHP Prelander Berroa and RHP Kai-Wei Teng.         The Twins are good this year, and could use bullpen help. Dyson might not close for them, but he will be a very goodContinue reading “MLB Trade Review: Twins acquire Dyson”

MLB Trade Review: Giants acquire Gennett

From ESPN           The San Francisco Giants have acquired 2B Scooter Gennett and cash from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named later.           Gennett became a star in his first two seasons in Cincinnati, but has been hurt almost all of this year, and has struggledContinue reading “MLB Trade Review: Giants acquire Gennett”

MLB Trade review: Cubs acquire Castellanos

       The Chicago Cubs have acquired 3B/RF Nick Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for RHP Paul Richan and RHP Alex Lange.        Castellanos is a good bat that the Cubs are adding, but he also isn\’t a good fielder and is a free agent at the end of the year. Is he aContinue reading “MLB Trade review: Cubs acquire Castellanos”