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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. Are Mets fans justified in booing K-Rod?

    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,…

  10. The Dodgers and Cubs are talking Ted Lilly

    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…

  11. Twins overvalued the save stat and overpaid for Matt Capps

    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…

  12. What they're saying about the Roy Oswalt trade

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM EDT

    As always, I think Charlie Manuel says it best.

  13. The White Sox could have Edwin Jackson this morning — will they flip him for Dunn?

    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…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    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.

  15. Rangers inquired about Marlins ace Josh Johnson

    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…

  16. UPDATE: Twins deal Ramos to Nats for Matt Capps

    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…

  17. HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

    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.

  18. Kerry Wood expected to rejoin the Indians on Friday

    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…

  19. Position-by-position trade deadline preview: Center field

    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…

  20. Remember when Steve Phillips said he'd trade Stephen Strasburg for Roy Oswalt?

    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…

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