Jul 30, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT
A’s closer Andrew Bailey is finally over the back spasms that kept him out of action for the past nine days, but the AL’s reigning Rookie of the Year is now sidelined by a strained ribcage muscle. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle “it’s almost a sure thing he’ll go on the…
Jul 30, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT
A rare glimpse into the silliness of following the trade deadline on Twitter.
Jul 30, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT
Who will be Washington’s closer now that Matt Capps is in Minnesota? According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com the Nationals “will split the closer’s duties between Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard, and Drew Storen.” In theory, at least. The odds of manager Jim Riggleman truly going with a closer-by-committee approach for the rest of the season…
Jul 30, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
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, 11:48 AM EDT
The good news is that a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum has confirmed that Jamie Moyer does not need surgery to repair a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and strained tendon in his left elbow. The bad news is that for a 47-year-old pitcher an arm injury obviously doesn’t need to require surgery in order…
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.
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