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  1. Dead deal: Tigers no longer working on landing Alfonso Soriano from Cubs

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

    Alfonso Soriano

    3:25 p.m. EDT update: USATODAY’s Bob Nightengale reports that Soriano won’ t be moved before the deadline. Of course, with his contract, he’ll clear waivers and could be dealt afterwards. CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler confirms that “Tigers people say they are not getting Soriano.” /// Alfonso Soriano wasn’t interested in going to San Francisco. What…

  2. Ryan Dempster tells Cubs he’d approve trade to Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers

    Jul 31, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    UPDATE: Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that Dempster has informed the Cubs he’d waive his 10-and-5 trade veto rights for deals to the Dodgers, Yankees, and Rangers. In other words, Los Angeles has competition. ========== Ryan Dempster vetoed a potential deal to the Braves last week, leading to all sorts of drama, but it…

  3. Nationals, Rangers talks for Yorvit Torrealba go nowhere

    Jul 31, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    UPDATE: So much for that: Kilgore now reports that the Nationals talked to the Rangers about Torrealba, but “one person involved says ‘it doesn’t look like a fit.’” ========== Yorvit Torrealba became expendable in Texas once the Rangers acquired Geovany Soto from the Cubs last night and after being designated for assignment he’s expected to…

  4. Scott Hairston isn’t going anywhere

    Jul 31, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    In a world where Reed Johnson is part of a fairly major deal, you figure a guy like the Mets Scott Hairston could go someplace too, but it seems not: The signs still point toward #Mets keeping Scott Hairston. No change from what they’ve been saying all along. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2012…

  5. Yankees, Rangers join the Dodgers in the Ryan Dempster hunt

    Jul 31, 2012, 9:54 AM EDT

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    UPDATE: Jayson Stark reports that the Yankees are telling everyone they’re not involved in the Dempster stuff. Good things team officials have never lied about anything ever. Of course, it’s in the Cubs’ interest to make it seem like there are more teams interested in him than just the Dodgers. So, you know, trade deadline.…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:21 AM EDT

    Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols

    Angels 15, Rangers 8: Kendrys Morales hit homers from each side of the plate in the sixth inning — one of which was a grand slam — and drove in six runs overall as the Angels make mincemeat out of the Rangers. Roy Oswalt got tattooed. Between that, Cliff Lee trade rumors and Roy Halladay‘s…

  7. Reds, Blue Jays and Rangers all in the mix for Matt Garza

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    matt garza getty

    UPDATE: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Cubs and Reds are talking about a possible Garza deal. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Jayson Stark was told by an executive that there’s now a “very high chance” that Garza is dealt before Tuesday’s deadline. The Blue Jays are said to be charging hard. 10:16 PM: The assumption has…

  8. Report: Alfonso Soriano won’t accept trade to San Fran

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:37 PM EDT

    Alfonso Soriano

    ESPN’s Jim Bowden reports that Alfonso Soriano has told the Cubs he will not accept a trade to the Giants. The main Soriano rumors of late have placed him with Ryan Dempster in a possible deal to the Dodgers. The Giants are looking for outfield help with Gregor Blanco fading, but Soriano lacks the defensive…

  9. Cubs send Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson to Atlanta; Geovany Soto to Texas

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Reed Johnson

    The Cubs started the unloading process Monday night, shipping left-hander Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to the Braves right-handers Jaye Chapman and Arodys Vizcaino and catcher Geovany Soto to Texas for right-hander Jacob Brigham. Maholm satisfies the Braves’ need for a starter after the team originally tried trading for fellow Cub Ryan Dempster. Maholm has…

  10. Nationals sign Mike MacDougal to minor league deal

    Jul 30, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mike MacDougal is on the move again, agreeing to a minor-league contract with the Nationals after previously being released by the Dodgers and Cubs this season. Last year MacDougal had a nice-looking 2.05 ERA in 69 appearances for the Dodgers, but his 41/29 K/BB ratio in 57 innings was significantly less impressive and this season…

  11. The Cubs are “trying to bend over backwards” to trade Ryan Dempster to the Dodgers

    Jul 30, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    So this is still happening: Source: #Cubs “trying to bend over backwards” to get Dempster to #Dodgers, his desired team. Talks continue. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2012   Can’t imagine that’s going too well for the Cubs. If they liked the Dodgers original offer they never would have moved on to the now-aborted…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 6, Phillies 2: Pretty good day for me yesterday. I took Mookie and Carlo to an amusement park and the Braves swept the Phillies. All I needed as a nice steak or something to cap the day and it would have been perfection.  Only the Astros, Rockies and Cubs have a bigger division deficit than the…

  13. Mets, Cubs talked Geovany Soto

    Jul 29, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT

    Geovany Soto

    It’s no secret that the Mets have been looking for a right-handed complement to Josh Thole behind the plate. That search led to talks with the Cubs regarding Geovany Soto this past week. Andy Martino broke the news today, but he said a deal was unlikely. Following up on it, the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers…

  14. Anthony Rizzo delivers walkoff homer in Cubs’ win

    Jul 29, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

    Rizzo walkoff

    Anthony Rizzo connected on what the Cubs hope is the first of many walkoff homers Sunday, taking Trevor Rosenthal deep in the 10th inning in a 4-2 win over the Cardinals. Here’s the video. It was the third homer in four games for Rizzo, who finished the day 3-for-4. The 22-year-old Rizzo has been streaky…

  15. Ted Lilly to begin minor league rehab assignment Sunday

    Jul 28, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Ted Lilly Getty

    The Dodgers continue to be connected in trade rumors with Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster, but they could get one of their own starters back from the disabled list in the near future. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Ted Lilly is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Lilly…

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Ben Sheets Getty

    Ben Sheets continued his surprising resurgence last night against the Phillies, allowing just one run over six innings as part of a 6-1 win. Sheets scattered six hits while striking out four and walking just one. He gave up his first earned run of the season on an RBI double by Shane Victorino in the…

  17. Travis Wood ties Cubs record by serving up five homers

    Jul 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    travis wood cubs

    As of three weeks ago Travis Wood was pitching really well for the Cubs, starting 10 games with a 3.05 ERA, but he’s been in a free fall since the All-Star break. First he allowed eight runs against the Marlins on July 17, then he gave up seven runs against the Cardinals on July 22,…

  18. So much for the Cubs trading Matt Garza: He’s out until after the deadline

    Jul 27, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    matt garza ap

    Trade rumors continued to swirl around Matt Garza despite the Cubs right-hander leaving his July 21 start with a triceps injury, but now he can be crossed off the list of pitchers potentially on the move before July 31. Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports that an MRI exam showed fluid in Garza’s triceps, which…

  19. “Dempster will have to answer some tough questions if he’s still a Cub after the deadline”

    Jul 27, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    Ill will in Chicago?  Dave Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reports that (a) the Ryan Dempster to Los Angeles trade is at a stalemate; and (b) Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are not likely to take less than what they feel is fair value for the guy.  So, if the Dodgers — who, according to Kaplan, believe…

  20. Report: Dodgers moving closer to landing Ryan Dempster

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    The Cubs and Dodgers are working on potential three-team scenarios to get Ryan Dempster to Los Angeles, sources tell CSNChicago’s David Kaplan. It’s believed the Cubs asked for right-hander Zach Lee and then right-hander Allen Webster in negotiations with the Dodgers, but that the Dodgers thus far have been unwilling to budge. By involving a…

  21. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 26, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Phillies 7, Brewers 6: It’s hard to imagine a more demoralizing series than the one the Brewers just experienced. In all three games they fell victim to last inning rallies. This one after their own rally brought them back from a 5-1 deficit, tied with a Ryan Braun homer in the eighth. Then they take…

  22. Alfonso Soriano drawing interest from “at least one club”

    Jul 25, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Chicago White Sox

    Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is owed $36 million over the next two seasons, but he’s actually been pretty productive this summer and there are almost no power-hitters available on the trade market. So the overpaid 36-year-old is actually drawing interest. From Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports comes word that “at least one club has…

  23. Randy Wells undergoes elbow surgery, likely out for season

    Jul 25, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Randy Wells AP

    If the Cubs trade Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza it won’t be Randy Wells stepping into one of the vacant rotation spots, as the right-hander underwent elbow surgery this week. It was arthroscopic, rather than the more serious Tommy John variety, but Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports that Wells is all but certain to…

  24. The Dodgers and Phillies may not be done yet

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    The Phillies signed Cole Hamels. The Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez and may still yet snag Ryan Dempster.  But Ken Rosenthal says that they may hook up for some more deadline dealing: Source: #Dodgers deal for Victorino or Pence possible even if team gets Dempster along with H. Ramirez. LA has been in talks with…

  25. Frank Wren: the Braves have “moved on” from Ryan Dempster

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

    Getty Ryan Dempster

    The Braves are apparently done with Ryan Dempster. Braves’ GM Frank Wren was on 680 The Fan in Atlanta this morning, and he told Sandra Golden that a deal with Dempster is “highly unlikely,” and that the Braves “had paramaters that expired yesterday.”  He added “we’ve moved on.” This is a pretty big blow to the…

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