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  1. Red Sox ace Andrew Miller trade

    Keith Law

    It's a small deal relative to the others we saw on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquiring lefty Eduardo Rodriguez from the Orioles for two months of left-handed reliever Andrew Miller was the best value move of the day -- a great return for Boston, and ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Chicago does well in Addison Reed deal

    Keith Law

    The Chicago White Sox get to accomplish several things at once with the trade of reliever Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks for third baseman Matt Davidson -- they fill a chronic hole at third, which also happens to be a position of scarcity a...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  3. Cards do better in Freese-Bourjos deal

    Keith Law

    Two players who had been squeezed off their current rosters by better players find themselves in new homes with the promise of more playing time, as the St. Louis Cardinals dealt third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas to the Los Angel...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. 2013 MLB free agency relief pitchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the best and worst values on the reliever free-agent market, and also offers up some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  5. Braves get Downs for virtually nothing

    Keith Law

    By acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Cory Rasmus, the Atlanta Braves get an almost-free left-handed reliever while the Angels get salary relief and a warm body. Downs -- who's in the final year of a three-year, $15 mil...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. Breaking down the Jose Veras trade

    Keith Law

    In a trade that nets them reliever Jose Veras, the Tigers gained bullpen depth -- and perhaps a replacement closer -- while giving up two long-range prospects who weren't among their most valuable assets. The Astros, meanwhile, converted a one-year f...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. Orioles pay steep price for K-Rod

    Keith Law

    The Baltimore Orioles' acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez makes some sense, but the price they paid -- third base prospect Nick Delmonico -- for a rental reliever feels excessive, while the Milwaukee Brewers get more than they should have for two mon...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Harvey, Ciuffo flash first-round potential

    Keith Law

    Right-hander Hunter Harvey of Bandys High School near Charlotte, N.C., is the son of former big league reliever Bryan Harvey. But unlike his dad, Hunter projects as a starter -- emphasis on the word "projects," as taking him high involves a fair amou...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. Scouting high school pitcher Hunter Harvey and catcher Nick Ciuff...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down high school pitcher Hunter Harvey (son of former big leaguer Bryan Harvey), and catcher Nick Ciuffo, two first-round talents.

    Blog | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  10. Tim Lincecum's lack of fastball command and velocity still a conc...

    Keith Law

    Tim Lincecum was hit hard by the Padres on Tuesday, and Keith Law says his fastball just isn't what it used to be.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  11. Hanson unlikely to help Angels

    Keith Law

    I understand the Los Angeles Angels are looking for affordable help for the back of their rotation, and I don't think trading a hard-throwing reliever for it is a bad idea, but I'm very pessimistic about the pitcher they acquired, Tommy Han...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. Tommy Hanson unlikely to help the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the Tommy Hanson-Jordan Walden trade, and explains why the Braves got the better end of it.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  13. Analyzing Snider-Lincoln, League trades

    Keith Law

    We saw a flurry of deals early Tuesday morning, with the Toronto Blue Jays sending outfielder Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Brad Lincoln and the Seattle Mariners trading reliever Brandon League to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. Analyzing trade deadline deals involving Travis Snider, Brad Linc...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down a flurry of deadline deals, including the Travis Snider-Brad Lincoln swap and the Dodgers acquisition of Brandon League.

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  15. Evaluating Chicago White Sox trade for Houston Astros' Brett Myer...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that in dealing for Astros reliever Brett Myers, the White Sox were able to add a pitcher at minimal cost. Houston, meanwhile, saves some money while adding two pitchers to its farm system.

    Blog | Conversation | July 21, 2012
  16. Relievers who should be starting

    Keith Law

    The mini-trend this year seems to be teams shifting relievers to the rotation in recognition of the fact that a 180-inning league average starter provides far more value than even a high-end reliever. Daniel Bard, Chris Sale and Neftali Feliz have al...

    Blog | April 17, 2012