Masn "In a tie game with postseason implications in a playoff-type atmosphere, Bryce Harper, arguably the MVP of the National League, got himself ejected after striking out in the 11th inning. "He needs to stay in the baseball game," manager Matt Williams repeated three times, after the Nationals..." August 01
The Score "Yoenis Cespedes wasn't surprised the Detroit Tigers traded him, but that doesn't mean he agrees with the decision. Sitting 3 1/2 games back of the second wild card, general manager Dave Dombrowski opted to ship the slugger to the New York Mets in an attempt to strengthen his minor-league..." August 01
MLB.com "Ian Kennedy certainly had a lot on his plate -- and on his mind -- before Friday's 8-3 win, and very little of it actually had to do with the non-waiver Trade Deadline and how it pertained to him. Kennedy, set to start the series opener against the Marlins, got a call at 7:15 a.m. PT from his..." August 01
Hardball Talk "Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Angels outfielder Mike Trout are already making a lot of history individually, but today they did so together. With the Angels and Dodgers squaring off in an interleague series this weekend, Kershaw is pitching against Trout this afternoon. This marks the..." August 01
WEEI Boston "The Red Sox were involved in many trade discussions this week, but ultimately the trade deadline passed without any major moves being made. The team did acquire reliever Ryan Cook from the Athletics in a cash deal. “We had a busy few days. We worked on a lot of stuff,” general manager Ben..." August 01
Hardball Talk "Something very strange happened this afternoon, as Royals reliever Wade Davis gave up a solo home run to Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth inning. Context is obviously needed here and you’ll get it. Davis hadn’t allowed a home run since nearly two years ago on August..." August 01
Arizona Republic "Though he was inactive at the trade deadline, Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart made waves Friday afternoon when he described what would be a preposterous trade request made by a rival team before softening his statements in a subsequent interview. Stewart, whose team did not complete a..." August 01
The Dodgers are paying $85.75M to players no longer with the team. That's more than six teams' ENTIRE PAYROLL.
New York Post "In the middle of all his trade discussions Friday afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson received a surprising phone call. Only hours before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, Zack Wheeler called to express his strong hope he would remain with the Mets. “[The call] actually had..." August 01
TMZ "With Hector Olivera being traded from the Dodgers to the Braves ... he's got a one helluva ride to make the long distance trip -- a SWAGGED OUT $300k pimp van ... TMZ Sports has learned. Olivera -- who signed a $62.5 MILLION contract with the Dodgers back in May -- recently dropped $60k on a..." August 01
Denver Post "John Axford, whose recent struggles on the mound have cost the Rockies dearly, is out as closer. At least for now. "I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," manager Walt Weiss..." August 01
Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus said he didn't know what was going to happen to Yoenis Cespedes. But he knew. The Detroit Tigers' leftfielder was going to get traded -- and soon. "I'll keep him as long as they let me," he said after Thursday night's game. But the Tigers' front office didn't let Ausmus pen..." August 01
Bleed Cubbie Blue "It's not official yet, nor do we know who's coming back to the Cubs, but it appears they have acquired righthander Dan Haren from the Marlins. One beat writer from each team has tweeted this deal: Haren is 34 and is on the last year of a contract that is apparently going to be paid by the..." August 01
Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to acquire Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported Friday. Neither team has announced a move, however. While the Blue Jays make sense as a possible landing spot for Revere, nothing’s official. Revere, 27, is a speedy,..." August 01
CBS Sports "Just before the 4:00 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Cubs acquired relief pitcher Tommy Hunter from the Orioles, confirms Jon Heyman. The return for the Orioles is outfielder Junior Lake. Hunter, 29, has a 3.63 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 32 strikeouts against 11 walks in 44 2/3 innings this..." August 01
MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to acquire Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter). Prospect Zach Davies goes to Milwaukee in return. The deal is pending medical evaluations. " August 01
ESPN 710 Seattle "The Mariners dealt starting pitcher J.A. Happ to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A pitcher and local product Adrian Sampson just before Friday afternoon's MLB trade deadline. The trade is the third in the last two days for Seattle, who also sent reliever Mark Lowe to Toronto for three..." August 01
MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins and Rays are in agreement on a trade that will send right-hander Kevin Jepsen to Minnesota, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Bullpen help has been the Twins’ primary need for quite some time, as the team lacks quality setup options for Glen Perkins, with the possible..." August 01
San Francisco Chronicle "With Cole Hamels off the board, the Giants seemed perfectly happy to acquire Mike Leake and add him to their rotation for the playoff chase. The Giants acquired Leake from the Reds on Thursday night, the eve of the trade deadline, sending two minor-leaguers to Cincinnati, corner infielder Adam..." July 31
CBS Sports "The Blue Jays have added another piece in an effort to get to the postseason for the first time since 1993. The club has acquired righty reliever Mark Lowe from the Mariners for three minor leaguers, CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports. Lowe, 32, has a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts and only..." July 31
Brew Crew Ball "With only hours to go until the trade deadline, Doug Melvin isn't done yet: The Brewers have traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The Brewers will receive outfielder Maik Collymore in return, but are also sending some cash to the..." July 31
CBS Boston "The Boston Red Sox pulled off a minor trade ahead of Major League Baseball’s 4pm deadline on Friday, adding another reliever to their bullpen. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston acquired right-hander Ryan Cook from the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox will send cash back to Oakland,..." July 31
Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have acquired Michael Morse from the Dodgers in exchange for Jose Tabata. Morse was DFA’d by the Dodgers after they got him in that big Braves-Marlins-Dodgers deal. He’s having a bad year –he’s hit only .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances — but he can..." July 31
Dallas Morning News "Minutes before the trading deadline, the Rangers added power bullpen arm Sam Dyson in a deal with the Miami Marlins that sent catcher Tomas Telis and left-handed reliever Cody Ege to South Florida the club announced. Dyson, 27, is another power arm, who averages 95-97 mph with his fastball,..." July 31
Athletics Nation "Cash considerations are on the move again, as the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront from the Toronto Blue Jays. The acquisition was announced with about 30 minutes before Friday's 1:00 PM Pacific Time non-waiver trade deadline. Doubront is out of options, and will..." July 31
Akron Beacon Journal "The Indians have reportedly made another trade, this one just before the 4 p.m. deadline, dealing left-handed relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte. ESPN’s Keith Law was the first with the report. UPDATE: The Indians have confirmed the..." July 31
Zack Greinke will start tonight's game. Clayton Kershaw, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will start tomorrow's game.
Tim Hudson said he's OK going on DL to create roster spot for Leake. I asked what's the injury. He said, "Lets pick one." #sfgiants
We have recalled LHP Bobby LaFromboise from Indy & RHP A.J. Burnett has been placed on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation. #Pirates
.@Angels place LHP C.J. Wilson on 15-day DL (left elbow inflammation); recall RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.
CBS Sports "With just under an hour left to go until the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline, the Rangers appear to be planning to hold on to pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays have been in the mix for the pitcher." July 31
Oakland Press "The Mets have said throughout this week that they were looking for a big bat. Both Fox Sports national reporters, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, have heard that — after the collapse of the deal to bring Carlos Gomez over from the Brewers — the Mets are now talking to the Tigers about Yoenis..." July 31
Over The Monster "The Red Sox and Cubs both want to pry Tyson Ross from the Padres. The Red Sox also happen to be interested in acquiring Craig Kimbrel from San Diego, and the Padres hope, among other things, that they find a permanent solution to their shortstop problem in one of their upcoming deals before the..." July 31
MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs and Dodgers are discussing lefty Alex Wood, who was just acquired by Los Angeles, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets. A match appears to be “a longshot,” a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). " July 31
#Athletics acquire LHP Felix Doubront from Toronto for cash considerations
Industry waiting on #Padres. They're talking with Astros. They're talking with Yankees. They have 3-team scenarios going. Tick tock.
New York Daily News "The Daily News has learned that the team is exploring the possibility of trading for two hitters before 4pm, an outcome deemed “possible” if not likely, by an official involved. The Mets continue to talk with Cincinnati about outfielder Jay Bruce, with Zack Wheeler in play, according to major..." July 31
In important Stuff That's Not Happening news, #Rockies are telling teams they'll revisit moving Carlos Gonzalez next month - or next winter
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Cole Hamels is officially a member of the Texas Rangers. The eight-player trade for the ace left-hander was finalized Friday morning after a review of the insurance polices was completed, according to a source, and Hamels will arrive later today Globe Life Park. The Rangers acquired him,..." July 31
Newark Star-Ledger "First, it was Craig Kimbrel. Then it was Aroldis Chapman. Now, the guy with the weird delivery? Yes, the Yankees are talking to the Marlins about reliever Carter Capps, according multiple reports. While Kimbrel and Chapman are considered the cream of the reliever crop and are both expected..." July 31
Ddogers Nation "The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to stock up as much starting pitching depth as they could since Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi took over as president of baseball operations and general manager, respectively. Even with the depth they were able to accumulate, they have seen their team start 14..." July 31
MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are talking with the Phillies about a potential Ben Revere trade, and talks between the two sides are “heating up” tweets Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Revere is widely expected to be traded today. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki tweeted that the Orioles are still in on Revere as well even..." July 31
The Score "The New York Yankees appear intent on acquiring one of baseball's elite closers. Reported to be hammering away on a potential deal involving Craig Kimbrel of the San Diego Padres, the Yankees are also one of five teams "aggressively pursuing" Cincinnati Reds hard-throwing closer Aroldis..." July 31
Red Sox trying to move some "immovable" assets. Pablo Sandoval perhaps? Padres and Giants bid last offseason, but Giants happy with Duffy.
ESPN "The San Diego Padres traded for closer Craig Kimbrel just hours before the season started in April. Now they could be about to move him, hours before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees and Houston Astros about deals involving their all-star..." July 31
Hardball Talk "After reversing course on a trade for Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez the Mets turned their attention to Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the “expectation among many in industry is that deal will happen.” To get Gomez the Mets were set to..." July 31
MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs are “among [the] teams engaged in ongoing dialogue” with the Indians about starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal says teams continue to call the Indians and make offers on the 28-year-old, who pitched a complete game last night. Since..." July 31
MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles are looking at a pair of left-handed hitting outfielders in Gerardo Parra of the Brewers and Ben Revere of the Phillies, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. The club was talking about a deal involving minor league hurler Zach Davies (in addition to other pieces). Confirming and..." July 31
The #Redsox also like Tyson Ross a lot, says source. They've been operating "very quietly'' in trade talks for pitching.