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  1. The streak is over! Mariners beat the Yankees to stop the madness at seventeen

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees

    It has been a pretty trippy 14 or 15 hours in baseball.  We had the Jerry Meals thing in Atlanta, then the Rasmus trade, the Beltran (almost) trade and the Ervin Santana no-hitter.  More wild stuff has gone down since 2AM than usually happens in a month. Add a Mariners victory to it all, because…

  2. MLB investigating threats made against Jerry Meals’ family

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Meals blown call

    Team president Frank Coonelly handled things about as well as possible after the Pirates lost in the 19th inning on Jerry Meals’ call at the plate last night, filing an official protest with MLB and issuing a statement saying “he made the wrong call” without ripping into the veteran umpire too much. However, apparently not…

  3. The Cubs tried to deal Carlos Zambrano to the Yankees

    Jul 27, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Zambrano

    Hey, if you don’t ask for something, no one is going to give you anything.  But sometimes it’s possible to ask too much. That seems to be the case with the Cubs who, with an admirable amount of bravery, asked the Yankees to take Carlos Zambrano off their hands recently. They were reportedly offering to…

  4. Phillies “have done background work on Carlos Quentin”

    Jul 27, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Beltran is apparently off the market and the Astros reportedly backed out of a near-deal for Hunter Pence, so the Phillies have turned their attention to … Carlos Quentin. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, at least. He says the Phillies “have done background work on Quentin” as they look for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.…

  5. Lance Berkman is going to have an MRI on that shoulder

    Jul 27, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Lance Berkman

    Lance Berkman, who has been sidelined with a strain to his rotator cuff,  is going to have an MRI today. Berkman injured the shoulder on a swing Sunday and had to leave the game last night due to more trouble with it. The Cardinals and Berkman still think it’s nothing serious and are looking at…

  6. Report: Phillies “had a deal” for Hunter Pence, but Astros “backed off”

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    pence getty wide

    At this point the Phillies’ strong interest in Astros outfielder Hunter Pence is no secret, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com takes it a step further by quoting sources who claim Philadelphia “had a deal for him earlier in the week, only to have Houston back off.” Stark couldn’t get confirmation of that from any Astros…

  7. Facts from Ervin Santana’s no-hitter

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    - Ervin Santana threw the ninth no-hitter in Angels history.  The others: Bo Belinsky – May 5, 1962 versus the Orioles Clyde Wright – July 3, 1970 versus the Athletics Nolan Ryan – May 15, 1973 versus the Royals Nolan Ryan – July 15, 1973 versus the Tigers Nolan Ryan – Sept. 28, 1974 versus…

  8. Ervin Santana no-hits the Indians

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Cleveland Indians

    UPDATE:  He did it!  Ervin Santana throws a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians! The one run allowed aside — unearned, of course — Santana was highly effective, striking out ten, flashing some electric stuff.  It was his 11th career start against the Indians — the team against whom he made his debut — and it…

  9. White Sox bench Alex Rios, call up Alejandro De Aza

    Jul 27, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Rios_Alex

    Lost in the Edwin Jackson trade this morning is that Chicago’s shakeup didn’t end there, as the White Sox have benched center fielder Alex Rios and called up Alejandro De Aza from Triple-A. It’s unclear how long the benching will last, but the fact that Rios is owed $38 million for the next three seasons…

  10. That’s the best the Cardinals could do?

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Colby Rasmus

    I mean, I’m a little down on Colby Rasmus, too. It’s probably not a good thing that he listens to his dad either as much or more than he listens to his big-league coaches. His defense hasn’t been nearly as good this year as it was when he entered the league in 2009. And after a sneaky-exceptional offensive season as a sophomore in 2010, Rasmus has taken an obvious step backwards in 2011.

  11. Tests provide no explanation for Angel Pagan’s dizziness

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Angel Pagan underwent blood tests after dizziness forced him from Sunday’s game and kept him out of the lineup Monday and Tuesday, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that “no abnormality” was found. Pagan revealed to manager Terry Collins that he’s been dealing with dizziness and fatigue for the past week or so,…

  12. Report: Carlos Beltran going to the Giants

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    UPDATE III: The AP reports that the deal has been agreed to, pending Beltran signing off on it.  Assuming that Beltran gives his approval, it will become offical Thursday afternoon.  The Mets will send Beltran and $4 million to help cover his salary to the Giants in return for Wheeler. UPDATE II:  Now it’s being…

  13. Twins top prospect Kyle Gibson out with elbow problems

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    2011 XM All-Star Futures Game

    Kyle Gibson probably would’ve needed to dominate the International League for the Twins to have called him up already, but instead the 2009 first-round pick had a nice first two months at Triple-A and has struggled of late. Gibson was 0-4 with a 5.17 ERA in June and then took 17 days off before coughing…

  14. No Rasmus, but the White Sox did OK in the Edwin Jackson deal

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    Blue Jays acquired RHP Edwin Jackson and 3B-OF Mark Teahen from the White Sox for RHP Zach Stewart and RHP Jason Frasor. We all know the Blue Jays have bigger plans here.  Oddly enough, though, there was a great deal of speculation last year when the White Sox picked up Edwin Jackson from the Diamondbacks that they were going to…

  15. Quote of the Day: Sergio Romo likes Obama

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Obama First Pitch

    Segio Romo met the President the other day.  He was impressed: “He’s a cool cat. He was more human than I thought he would be. I was definitely surprised how normal the president of the United States is. He wasn’t as tall as I thought he’d be, as a basketball-fanatic type of guy. But he’s…

  16. Colby Rasmus to Blue Jays, Edwin Jackson to Cardinals in eight-player swap

    Jul 27, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    rasmus getty

    Sounds like the other shoe is about to drop. According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch the Blue Jays have agreed to flip Edwin Jackson to the Cardinals along with relievers Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski for center fielder Colby Rasmus. Buster Olney of ESPN.com says Toronto will also get Trever Miller,…

  17. Pirates issue statement: Jerry Meals “got this one wrong”

    Jul 27, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

    protest sign

    Not that it will do any good, but the Pirates have filed an official protest with MLB over the Jerry Meals call at the plate that ended last night’s 19-inning marathon loss to the Braves. Team president Frank Coonelly also issued the following statement: The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is extremely disappointed by the way its…

  18. The Rangers think that Carlos Beltran is going to the National League

    Jul 27, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Everyone has their ideas — or some excuses — about Carlos Beltran.  As we heard earlier, the Indians think that Scott Boras is controlling the process. We now learn that the Rangers think that Beltran has no intention of coming to the AL, and are thus downplaying their position in the sweepstakes. Elsewhere, Ken Rosenthal reports…

  19. Edwin Jackson traded to Blue Jays, but will they swap him to Cardinals for Colby Rasmus?

    Jul 27, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    UPDATE: Sure enough, Jackson appears headed to St. Louis for Rasmus. ========== The deal sending Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen to the Blue Jays for Jason Frasor and pitching prospect Zach Stewart is official, with Jackson learning of his fate after entering the White Sox clubhouse moments ago. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com…

  20. Royals sign Raul Mondesi’s 16-year-old son for $2 million

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    raul mondesi

    Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Royals have signed Raul Mondesi’s son, 16-year-old shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, for a $2 million bonus. Today is his 16th birthday and thus the first day Adalberto Mondesi was eligible to sign. He’s expected to begin his pro career in the Dominican Summer League next season after catching…

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