Jake Peavy is healthy again, and he's proving just how good a pitcher he can be. He's also proving he has trade value. As Buster Olney writes, Peavy is among a handful of starting pitchers who could be marketable at the deadline this summer.
Josh Beckett hasn't just driven a wedge between himself and Red Sox Nation; he's driven a wedge between himself and any sense of a trade market. Boston is in a tough position -- the city and the team management.
Buster Olney writes that the Philadelphia Phillies are struggling, and the return of Chase Utley won't necessarily be the boost that they desperately need. Given the status of Utley's knees, what he can actually contribute remains unclear.
From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.
The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.
Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will begin the regular season with their closers on the disabled list, and Buster Olney writes that it won't be long before teams give the reliever market a look. On paper, there are some trade options.