MLBTR is introducing a database that sorts transactions by player, date, team, transaction type, GM, agency and more. Here are some guidelines to the transaction tracker:
Features & Tips
- Hover over the leftmost column for more detailed info on a transaction, such as who a player was traded for and a link to the MLBTR post on the deal.
- You can link to results or share them on Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the “Link Results” button once you complete a search.
- You can search for transactions between teams or GMs with this database.
- We highly recommend searching for different contracts. For example, if you want to know how many teams handed out two-year extensions worth at least $10MM and no more than $12MM between 2008 and 2010, this is the tool for you.
- Some searches yield hundreds of transactions and they don’t all show up at once. Click “Load More Transactions” at the bottom of the page to ensure you’re seeing complete results.
- Click on the columns to sort according to different categories.
What The Database Can And Cannot Do
- We have made every effort to add as much data as possible, but the database does have limitations.
- We have extensive trade, signing, release and waiver claim data that dates back to 1900 thanks to the help of Sean Forman and Baseball-Reference.com. We don't have complete data for that entire period, though.
- We have GM data from 1980 on, thanks to Baseball America’s fantastic executive database.
- Signings before 2006 do not all have dollar figures attached.
- We have non-tender data from 2007 on.
- Extension data for non-current players is incomplete.
- International signing data is incomplete.
- Agent data is incomplete.
- Send questions or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Many thanks to Mike Melusky, Cale Cox, Daniel Lowenstein and Tony Bennett. Without their considerable skill and hard work, Tim Dierkes and I would not have come close to completing this database.