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

    Jul 30, 2010, 10:25 AM EST

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

  2. Five teams that need to make a deal

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:59 AM EST

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

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

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:28 AM EST

    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,…

  4. The Dodgers and Cubs are talking Ted Lilly

    Jul 30, 2010, 9:03 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:35 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 30, 2010, 8:05 AM EST

    As always, I think Charlie Manuel says it best.

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

    Jul 30, 2010, 6:06 AM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 30, 2010, 5:42 AM EST

    Lack of hustle from Jorge Cantu: he totally should have pulled the “two games for two different teams on the same day” trick.

  9. Rangers inquired about Marlins ace Josh Johnson

    Jul 30, 2010, 12:43 AM EST

    According to Joe Frisaro of, 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…

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

    Jul 29, 2010, 10:28 PM EST

    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…

  11. HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 29, 2010, 8:35 PM EST

    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.

  12. Kerry Wood expected to rejoin the Indians on Friday

    Jul 29, 2010, 7:48 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 29, 2010, 7:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jul 29, 2010, 6:46 PM EST

    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…

  15. Meet the guy who wore the LeBron shirt to the Tribe game last night

    Jul 29, 2010, 6:27 PM EST

    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.…

  16. Rangers land Marlins' Jorge Cantu for two right-handers

    Jul 29, 2010, 6:15 PM EST

    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…

  17. R.A. Dickey tosses 8.1 shutout innings in win over Cardinals

    Jul 29, 2010, 6:01 PM EST

    R.A. Dickey came out of nowhere to begin his Mets career 6-0 and then lost four straight decisions, but he hardly pitched poorly during the losing streak with a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings and got back in the win column this afternoon by shutting out the Cardinals for 8.1 frames. Dickey now has a…

  18. Update: Padres land Miguel Tejada, pending league approval

    Jul 29, 2010, 5:38 PM EST

    Update: The trade is done, pending the commish’s office approving the trade. The Orioles are presumably picking up most of what’s left on his one-year, $6 million contract, so the Padres should still have the flexibility to make another deal before the deadline. Update 2: The North County Times reports that the Orioles will get…

  19. Astros flip newly acquired Gose to Toronto for Brett Wallace

    Jul 29, 2010, 5:20 PM EST

    Anthony Gose was an Astros property for barely longer than it takes him to run from first to third. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos confirmed Thursday that he acquired the speedy center fielder from the Astros for Brett Wallace. It’s the third time Wallace has been sort of involved in a major trade. He was…

  20. So, what does Roy Oswalt really do for the Phiilies?

    Jul 29, 2010, 5:16 PM EST

    We know Roy Oswalt makes the Phillies better. That’s a no-brainer. But how much better? Better enough to send them surging past the Braves and into the postseason?  To answer that question, let’s look at some Random Royness: Oswalt in Citizens Bank Park:  Oswalt has thrived in Citizens Bank Park, going 4-0 with a 2.60…

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