A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the last seven days:
- On this week’s edition of the MLB Trade Rumors Podcast, Jeff Todd spoke with MLBTR founder Tim Dierkes about fantasy baseball strategy. A new episode of the MLB Trade Rumors Podcast will be released every Thursday and can be accessed on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.
- Tim was the first to report that the Pirates had claimed Travis Ishikawa from the Giants.
- If you haven’t already, sign up for the new MLB Trade Rumors newsletter! Each week, Tim sends an exclusive article to subscribers. This week, Tim predicted trade destinations for top starting pitchers. He thinks Cole Hamels will go to the Blue Jays, with Jeff Samardzija heading to the Rangers.
- Steve Adams looked at which players from last year’s Rule 5 Draft remained with their new teams. That group includes Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields, Jr., Athletics first baseman Mark Canha, Twins reliever J.R. Graham and Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera.
- Steve examined what the Marlins might be able to get on the trade market for starter Mat Latos. It’s been a disappointing season for both parties, but Steve points out that Latos’ velocity has returned lately, perhaps making him a good candidate to help a team down the stretch.
- Steve hosted this week’s MLBTR chat, offering views on a variety of trade possibilities that could unfold later this month.