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2013 trade deadline

  1. Trade Rumor of the Day

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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    I dunno, man, this one seems a little too crazy to believe … #Angels have had internal discussions about how to improve their team via trade. — Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) July 29, 2013 Still two more days of this stuff, too.

  2. UPDATE: The Rays acquire Jesse Crain from the White Sox

    Jul 29, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Jesse Crain

    UPDATE: The deal is done. Buster Olney reports that the Rays have acquired Jesse Crain from the White Sox for future considerations. Olney believes that the future considerations will be based on how many games Crain, who has a bad shoulder, pitches for Tampa Bay. The more he pitches, the better the return. Crain, if…

  3. No one wants Phil Hughes

    Jul 29, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of “the Yankees had not received a single trade offer” for Phil Hughes as of yesterday, which is the kind of random note that makes me hope Phil Hughes doesn’t check Twitter (or HBT). Hughes has actually been decent of late, starting 12 games with a 3.82 ERA and 56/20…

  4. Brian Wilson has five offers

    Jul 29, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The former Giants closer will soon have his pick of playoff contenders, it seems: Former #SFGiants closer Brian Wilson has 5 offers-from 4 NL teams and 1 AL team with #Pirates and #Dbacks considered strong front runners. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 29, 2013 Kinda hard to see how Wilson and Kirk Gibson would get…

  5. The Phillies want a lot for Herschel Walker Cliff Lee

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    Jon Heyman reports that Ruben Amaro is telling other GMs that it will take their “three or four best prospects” to land Cliff Lee “plus you’d have to take all the money.” That’s an insane price, of course. No one trades the top four of their prospect list for a guy owed between $50-75 million (depending…

  6. HBT Daily: When will GMs learn to avoid crappy long term deals?

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Albert Pujols is the latest nine-figure man to go down as a bust. At least it seems, anyway. Will GMs ever learn?

  7. The Rangers asked the Braves about Brian McCann? Um, OK

    Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves

    I guess you don’t get anything without asking for it. But some things you kinda figure aren’t worth the breath you had to take to ask. Rosenthal: The Rangers’ search for offensive help is so extensive, they recently contacted the Atlanta Bravesabout a trade for McCann, according to major-league sources. The Braves, leading the NL East by…

  8. Braves acquire Scott Downs from Angels

    Jul 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Scott Downs

    Atlanta has been linked to various left-handed relievers leading up to the trade deadline and the Braves finally got their man, acquiring Scott Downs from the Angels for minor leaguer Cory Rasmus. Downs has long been one of the best lefty relievers in baseball, posting a 2.27 ERA in 422 appearances since 2007, and the…

  9. Jimmy Rollins isn’t willing to waive his no-trade clause

    Jul 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies have finally come around to the idea that they should be sellers at the trade deadline, but don’t expect to see Jimmy Rollins leaving Philadelphia. As a veteran player with 10-and-5 rights (10 total years of experience, including at least five with the same team) Rollins has…

  10. Astros trade closer Jose Veras to Tigers

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Toronto Blue Jays

    Jose Veras had never been a closer when he signed with Houston this offseason, but the Astros gave him a chance in the ninth-inning role at age 32 and now they’ve traded him to a team in the market for a closer. Houston sends Veras to Detroit for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player…

  11. Ruben Amaro waves the white flag: Michael Young, others available

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:14 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    It was probably a blessing in disguise that the Tigers so thoroughly embarrassed the Phillies this weekend. Because it seems to have beaten all of the delusion out of Ruben Amaro regarding the Phillies shot at contention: PHI has reached out to other teams to let other teams know that players are available, including Michael…

  12. Jake Peavy has his bags packed; A’s reportedly “in front”

    Jul 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    It sounds like Jake Peavy will soon be traded. Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the veteran right-hander packed five suitcases for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field in anticipation of being dealt to a new team at some point over the next three days. The White Sox will…

  13. Braves showing interest in Padres’ Joe Thatcher

    Jul 28, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves “have shown interest” in acquiring left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from the Padres. Rosenthal notes that other teams are in the mix. Thatcher, 31, has posted a dominant 2.15 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings of relief this season for San…

  14. Rangers open to trading closer Joe Nathan

    Jul 28, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal shares this big scoop: Teams in need of a closer soon may have a stunning new possibility to consider. The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about trading All-Star right-hander Joe Nathan, according to major league sources. If the Rangers proceed, it would be with the idea of dealing from strength and exploiting…

  15. Rangers won’t deal for Michael Young

    Jul 27, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, we heard reports that the Rangers were considering re-acquiring third baseman Michael Young from the Phillies. Today, we learn that the Rangers have gone back on that, and will not deal for the veteran. Via’s T.R. Sullivan: The Rangers are not planning to bring back Michael Young. Major League sources said a trade…

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