Jul 30, 2010, 2:02 PM EST
His first night in the joint, the Intentional Vomiter cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.
Jul 30, 2010, 1:28 PM EST
In which I try to convince myself that the Phillies are no better with Oswalt. I don’t do a very good job of it.
Jul 30, 2010, 12:57 PM EST
Tim Brown from Yahoo! just tweeted that Edwin Jackson was just told that he was traded to the White Sox. In court that would be inadmissible hearsay. In trade rumor land it’s basically gold. My bestest buddy Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are getting starter Daniel Hudson and prospect David Holmberg in return. No…
Jul 30, 2010, 12:29 PM EST
A rare glimpse into the silliness of following the trade deadline on Twitter.
Jul 30, 2010, 11:59 AM EST
You know it’s trade deadline season when I don’t even have the time to make up some tasty bit of innuendo out of a headline like that! Anyway, the rumor: Ken Rosenthal talks to a “rival executive” who says that the Yankees are still really wanting Adam Dunn, and that their chatter in recent days…
Jul 30, 2010, 11:31 AM EST
For your trade deadline obsessing pleasure: links to breakdowns of all of the available — or merely arguably available — position player talent at the deadline.
Jul 30, 2010, 10:57 AM EST
The Sun Times’ Joe Cowley says we should all hold our horses on the rumored Edwin Jackson to the White Sox deal: Hold off on the Jackson trade folks, KW has something big cooking and if he gets it done Jackson trade is off. Maybe it’s a play for Dunn directly? Prince Fielder? You’d think…
Jul 30, 2010, 10:25 AM EST
Inside the social networking mind of a 17 year-old soon-to-be multi-millionaire.
Jul 30, 2010, 9:59 AM EST
Everyone can get better at the deadline. But who needs it the most?
Jul 30, 2010, 9:28 AM EST
Howard Megdal takes a look at Mets fan’ relationship with their expensive closer: Francisco Rodriguez has held up his end of the bargain with the New York Mets and their fans. He’s been a good closer, by any reasonable measure: the Mets have called on him again and again to finish off the other guys,…
Jul 30, 2010, 9:03 AM EST
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting that the Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about a trade for Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot. The Dodgers have been connected with just about every pitcher on a “the Dodgers have inquired” basis, but this one may actually have some legs to it. Especially if what…
Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM EST
As always, I think Charlie Manuel says it best.
Jul 30, 2010, 6:06 AM EST
Ken Rosenthal apparently doesn’t sleep this time of year, and he reported early this morning that the White Sox were in “serious discussions” with the Diamondbacks regarding an Edwin Jackson for Daniel Hudson trade. A few minutes ago Joe Cowley tweeted that the deal could go down as soon as this morning. The deal would…
Jul 30, 2010, 5:42 AM EST
Lack of hustle from Jorge Cantu: he totally should have pulled the “two games for two different teams on the same day” trick.
Jul 29, 2010, 6:27 PM EST
Drew passed along word of the glutton for punishment who wore the LeBron James Miami Heat game to the Indians game last night. Turns out my friend Peter over at Cleveland Frowns — who was watching the game from the Home Run Deck at Progressive Field — talked to and photographed the guy last night.…
Jul 29, 2010, 5:16 PM EST
We know Roy Oswalt makes the Phillies better. That’s a no-brainer. But how much better? Better enough to send them surging past the Braves and into the postseason? To answer that question, let’s look at some Random Royness: Oswalt in Citizens Bank Park: Oswalt has thrived in Citizens Bank Park, going 4-0 with a 2.60…
Jul 29, 2010, 4:57 PM EST
The Jorge Cantu deal mentioned earlier is rounding into shape: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and Marlins have reached agreement on the players who will change teams. Apart from Cantu, of course, which I hope is obvious. The Marlins will get Double-A right-handers Evan Reed and Omar Poveda. Reed, 24, has posted a 1.76…
Jul 29, 2010, 4:28 PM EST
That’s what Buster Olney says, passing along what he says the White Sox are “saying internally.” Which begs the question as to how he heard it, but hey, that’s how things work this time of the season. Olney says that the teams most likely to do a deal for Dunn could be the Yankees or…
Jul 29, 2010, 3:58 PM EST
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was on Sirius XM this morning, and the subject of Stephen Strasburg moving to the disabled list came up. Here’s Cooper, making every Nationals fan in the country faint: “Strasburg does something that I call an upside down arm action. Listen, I’m not wishing this guy bad by any…
Jul 29, 2010, 3:11 PM EST
A major coup for the Phillies: Roy Oswalt is coming to town.
Jul 29, 2010, 2:59 PM EST
UPDATE: Forget Vance Worley: now it’s being widely reported the second prospect in the day is one Jonathan VIllar. Villar is a 19 year-old shortstop prospect currently hitting .272/.332/.358 in the Sally League. Unless there’s a misprint on his Baseball-Reference.com page, he has [gulp] 42 errors this season. So he’s got that going for him.…
Jul 29, 2010, 2:53 PM EST
The Rangers and Marlins are getting closer on a deal for Jorge Cantu. Talks were going on yesterday, but Jayson Stark reported that the Rangers wanted Florida to pick up most of Cantu’s remaining salary. Today USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that the Marlins will do just that. Cantu started the season with a bunch…
Jul 29, 2010, 12:59 PM EST
From Buster Olney’s latest column: Other teams that have asked the Orioles about the availability of some of their players are getting the vibe that Baltimore is greatly concerned about stripping their roster to the point that they are concerned about being even worse down the stretch than they have been in the first four…
Jul 29, 2010, 12:29 PM EST
Tiffany and I talk about a team I declared dead that, in hindsight, was only mostly dead.
Jul 29, 2010, 11:58 AM EST
Ahhhh. It hadn’t felt like deadline time until just this very moment. Within the past few minutes two writers with Philly sources — Jayson Stark and Todd Zolecki — are saying that Phillies 1B prospect Jonathan Singleton is in the Oswalt deal. Another — Ken Rosenthal, who may not be as well-sourced in Philly but…
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- Why is John Smoltz a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame? 51
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” 85
- Trea Turner’s agent is unhappy his client is in limbo after trade to Nationals 48
- Nexen Heroes accept Jung-Ho Kang posting fee from unidentified MLB team 36
- Giants acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins 16
- The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego. 64
- Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects 79
- Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene. (145)
- The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba (144)
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade (97)
- Chase Headley signs a four-year deal with the Yankees worth at least $52 million. (95)
- St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site (90)