Breaking down the Jonathan Papelbon trade

The rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies made a deal today, trading away all-star closer Jonathan Papelbon. The trade: Nationals acquire: Jonathan Papelbon-RHP Phillies acquire: Nick Pivetta-RHP The Nationals made this move as they’ve seen their bullpen struggle in the playoffs the last couple seasons. Adding Papelbon to a group that includes Drew Storen, Matt Thornton, and Casey…

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles May 6,  2011

Breaking down the Ben Zobrist trade

After already acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Reds, the Royals continue with their “all in” 2015; they have tasted blood in 2014, and GM Dayton Moore really wants to seal the deal this year as they pick up Ben Zobrist. The trade: The Royals receive: 2B/OF Ben Zobrist The Athletics receive: LHP Sean Manaea, RHP…


Bubba Starling hits for the cycle

Bubba Starling is only 22-years-old, but it seems like he’s been around forever. After being drafted fifth overall in the 2011 draft, there have been high expectations but few results. Hopefully for the Royals, though, those results are starting to pour in. Last night against Arkansas, Starling hit for the cycle. It was the first cycle…

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