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  1. The latest on the White Sox-Edwin Jackson-Adam Dunn front

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    We’ve been waiting all afternoon to hear something new from the White Sox, who many people suspect are going to flip the newly-acquired Edwin Jackson to the Nationals for Adam Dunn. The latest comes from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale: the Sox currently have Jackson in a proposed package for Dunn. Nightengale adds that if the…

  2. Mike Lowell is done rehabbing, but won't rejoin Sox tonight

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe updates Lowell’s status, saying he will not be activated from the DL tonight. === Mike Lowell is finished rehabbing in the minors after going 11-for-22 (.500) with four homers, four doubles, and 10 RBIs in five games at Triple-A, and Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that…

  3. Braves reliever Jonny Venters gets his suspension rescinded

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

    You may or may not recall that Braves rookie reliever Jonny Venters was handed a four-game suspension for plunking Prince Fielder a couple of weeks ago.  He appealed, and the smart money had that appeal getting his suspension reduce to two games or something because that’s how those things always go. Turns out, however, that…

  4. Filming for the "Moneyball" movie is underway in Oakland

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the “Moneyball” movie has started filming in Oakland with scenes from the A’s record-setting 20th straight win in 2002. Scott Hatteberg delivered the game-winning homer in real life and actor Chris Pratt (who plays Andy in the super-awesome “Parks and Recreation” on NBC) is portraying him…

  5. Philly's intentional vomiter gets jail time

    Jul 30, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    His first night in the joint, the Intentional Vomiter cost me two packs of cigarettes. He never made a sound.

  6. Diamondbacks did well trading Edwin Jackson to White Sox

    Jul 30, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    Speculation that the White Sox may have acquired Edwin Jackson to “flip” him to the Nationals for Adam Dunn makes it hard to properly evaluate the deal from Chicago’s point of view yet, but there’s no need to hold off in saying Arizona did extremely well to get pitching prospects Daniel Hudson and David Holmberg…

  7. HBT Daily: Oswalt, Braves-Red and Yankees-Rays

    Jul 30, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

    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.

  8. Stephen Strasburg's rotation spot to be filled by John Lannan

    Jul 30, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Batista made headlines for replacing Stephen Strasburg at the last minute earlier this week, but now that Strasburg has been put on the disabled list the Nationals are turning to John Lannan as his actual rotation replacement. Back before the world’s greatest pitching prospect arrived on the scene Lannan was the Opening Day starter…

  9. Report: Edwin Jackson has been traded to the White Sox

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT

    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…

  10. A's closer Andrew Bailey likely headed for the disabled list

    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…

  11. How you know the trade deadline has gone crazy

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

    A rare glimpse into the silliness of following the trade deadline on Twitter.

  12. Drew Storen or Tyler Clippard in line to replace Matt Capps as Nationals' closer

    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…

  13. The Yankees are reportedly "in heavy" on Adam Dunn

    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…

  14. Jamie Moyer won't need surgery, but will miss rest of season

    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…

  15. HBT's Position-by-position trade deadline overview

    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.

  16. El Duque begins his comeback as a 44-year-old in rookie ball

    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…

  17. Cowley: Kenny Williams has "something big cooking"

    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…

  18. Quote of the Day: Miguel Batista is Vin Diesel

    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…

  19. Bryce Harper's Facebook page is "knarley"

    Jul 30, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

    Inside the social networking mind of a 17 year-old soon-to-be multi-millionaire.

  20. Five teams that need to make a deal

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    Everyone can get better at the deadline. But who needs it the most?

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