Jul 30, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT
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, 11:14 AM EDT
Fresh off being sued for $900,000 over a business deal gone wrong, Orlando Hernandez began his comeback last night by throwing one inning in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Signed to a minor-league contract by the Nationals three weeks ago, the 44-year-old Hernandez allowed one run on two hits in what was his first game…
Jul 30, 2010, 10:57 AM EDT
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, 10:48 AM EDT
Miguel Batista, on what he hopes will happen tonight when he meets nemesis/new friend Katherine Connors (aka Miss Iowa) at Nationals Park: Hopefully she says, “Oh, he was a cool. He looked like a low-budget Vin Diesel, but he was nice.” I can kind of see the resemblance. And if Batista turns this whole thing…
Jul 30, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT
Inside the social networking mind of a 17 year-old soon-to-be multi-millionaire.
Jul 30, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT
Everyone can get better at the deadline. But who needs it the most?
Jul 30, 2010, 9:28 AM EDT
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 EDT
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, 8:35 AM EDT
Matt Capps was available for nothing this offseason. Non-tendered by the Pirates in December following a career-worst season that saw him post a 5.80 ERA and .324 opponents’ batting average while serving up 10 homers in 54.1 innings, Capps became a free agent and signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Nationals in large…
Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM EDT
As always, I think Charlie Manuel says it best.
Jul 30, 2010, 6:06 AM EDT
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 EDT
Lack of hustle from Jorge Cantu: he totally should have pulled the “two games for two different teams on the same day” trick.
Jul 30, 2010, 12:43 AM EDT
According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Rangers asked the Marlins about the availability of 26-year-old ace Josh Johnson while they were finishing up negotiations for infielder Jorge Cantu this week…
Jul 29, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT
The Twins and Nationals agreed to a three-player deal late Thursday night. Matt Capps is headed to Minnesota with Wilson Ramos and Joe Testa going the Nats’ way…
Jul 29, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT
As the deadline approaches we’ve given the list a bit of a haircut to include just the guys people are actually talking about. Look for updates all day today, tomorrow and through Saturday.
Jul 29, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT
Kerry Wood threw a scoreless minor league rehab inning on Thursday evening at Double-A Akron and is likely to rejoin the Indians before Friday’s game against the Blue Jays in Toronto. This according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes. Wood has been on the disabled list since the middle of July with a blister…
Jul 29, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT
This is the seventh in a series of articles looking at players who might be available in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. B.J. Upton (Rays) – Upton has frustrated the Rays with his lack of effort at times and this makes two straight years in which he hasn’t hit much…
Jul 29, 2010, 6:46 PM EDT
It seems like a good time to point out that two months ago former Mets general manager, former ESPN analyst, and current AOL Fanhouse contributor Steve Phillips said during a radio interview that he’d trade Stephen Strasburg for Roy Oswalt if he were running the Astros. And then he shot a video “defending himself and…
Jul 29, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT
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, 6:15 PM EDT
Adding the right-handed bat they’ve wanted since the winter, the Rangers have acquired Jorge Cantu from the Marlins for right-handers Evan Reed and Omar Poveda. After a fast start, Cantu had fallen all of the way to .259/.308/.408 for the Marlins. He had driven in 54 runs, but 23 of those came way back in…
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