• 18m
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals making progress on acquiring Papelbon from #Phillies. Papelbon has said he will only approve deal if he can close.

  • 31m
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #BlueJays working to trade for a starting pitcher. Ian Kennedy one of the many options they're considering.

  • 1h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #SFGiants pushing for Hamels, but #Phillies question whether they have enough to offer. #Rangers, #Dodgers still strong.

  • Carlos Gonzalez is on fire; next up on Rockies’ trade block?

    Hardball Talk "Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez missed 92 games with injuries last season and struggled when he was healthy enough to play, so when the 29-year-old two-time All-Star got off to a bad start this year it was cause for major concern in Colorado. Gonzalez hit just .188 with two homers and a .542..." July 28

  • Report: Blue Jays acquire Tulowitzki from Rockies

    Sportsnet "It appears the Toronto Blue Jays have pulled off a blockbuster trade. According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports, the club is set to acquire shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes, relief..." July 28

  • Samardzija? Price? Rival execs insist Yankees will land pitcher

    New York Post "This is one of those moments when it does not matter what Brian Cashman says, which is that he is more likely not to make a trade than make one between now and Friday’s non-waiver deadline. It does not matter that his history is generally to do deals that augment the roster at this time of year..." July 28

  • White Sox, Samardzija wait out trade deadline week

    Chicago Sun-Times "Will he or won’t he? Jeff Samardzija is planning on pitching for the White Sox Tuesday and manager Robin Ventura is planning on him, but with three days left before the trade deadline Friday, everyone on the White Sox is kind of waiting around to see if Samardzija stays or goes. “I..." July 28

  • Diamondbacks’ Dave Stewart exploring market for starting pitching

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks want to add a starting pitcher, one who can slot near the front of their rotation -- the kind they have sought for years. But General Manager Dave Stewart said the question the club is confronting is when is the best time to strike. “I don’t know if it’s better to address it at..." July 28

  • Would Dodgers trade Yasiel Puig? Unlikely, but he can't rule it out

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig has played in only 53 of the Dodgers' 100 games. After spending five weeks on the disabled list because of a strained hamstring, he is batting .253 with six home runs and 22 runs batted in. "The season hasn't turned out the way I wanted," Puig said in Spanish. Now, with Friday's..." July 28

  • The Astros are "making a big push" for Cole Hamels

    Hardball Talk "The Astros acquired Scott Kazmir from the Athletics last week, but they are still thinking big as they make a push for the postseason. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Astros “remain in the thick” of the bidding for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels and are “making a big push” to get a deal..." July 28

  • Irate Teixeira blasts coach after dangerous green light

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira was so livid over third-base coach Joe Espada telling him to ease up while attempting to score from second base in the eighth inning Monday night against the Rangers, he threw equipment and a garbage can around in the Yankees dugout. “He said, ‘Easy, easy’ twice,’’ said Teixeira,..." July 28

  • Willie Mays rookie card worth $175K stolen from actor Rob Schnieder's house

    TMZ "Rob Schneider's home was burglarized Friday night and uber-expensive jewelry was taken, but nothing as expensive as an ultra-rare baseball card. The "Deuce Bigalow" star was at the Comedy Film Festival in Montreal, and his wife and kid were out to dinner in L.A. when the thieves broke into..." July 28

  • Red Sox trade Victorino to Angels

    MLB.com "The Boston Red Sox today traded outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. To fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder Rusney Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and is expected to start..." July 27

  • Mets acquire Clippard in deal with Athletics

    Sportsnet "The New York Mets have acquired right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Casey Meisner. The Mets remain in the hunt for the National League East division title, sitting just two games behind the Washington Nationals. The..." July 27

  • Cubs release Edwin Jackson, eat $15 million left on contract

    Hardball Talk "Edwin Jackson is officially a free agent, as the Cubs released the veteran right-hander after designating him for assignment last week. That means Chicago is on the hook for the remaining $15 million or so on Jackson’s four-year, $52 million contract and he’s now able to sign with any team for..." July 27

  • 17h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with #Padres, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Cubs have inquired on San Diego starting pitchers.

  • 19h
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Sources: #Padres & #Orioles have discussed deal to send Justin Upton to Bal. Possibly could expand it to include SD starters (Ross/Cashner)

  • 17h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    As I reported on @FOXSports1 @AmericasPregame, #SFGiants have inquired to #Reds about Aroldis Chapman. No offers exchanged so far.

  • Giants set to get Norichika Aoki back from fractured fibula

    Hardball Talk "Left fielder Norichika Aoki is expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Giants’ starting lineup tonight against the Brewers after missing the past month with a fractured right fibula. Aoki had hoped to return over the weekend, but the Giants decided to give him a little extra time..." July 27

  • 23h
    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Have heard #BlueJays continue to make biggest push for Jeff Samardzija and that #SFGiants have checked in. No word on any names. #WhiteSox

  • Jays, Astros, Dodgers, Rangers among teams looking at Tyson Ross

    CBS Sports "Tyson Ross is an extremely popular man on the trade market, with the Blue Jays, Astros, Dodgers, Rangers and others interested. While Ross is having only a solid season -- 6-8, 3.45 -- he is extremely well regarded, and what's more he has three years to go before free agency. Toronto and Los..." July 27

  • Mets asked about Andrelton Simmons, Braves unwilling to move

    Talking Chop "With the trade deadline now just four days away, most have the Braves pegged as sellers. It appears, however, that not everybody is for sale, as just last week it was reported that the Braves would not be parting with Nick Markakis. Today, it's become clear that Andrelton Simmons won't be going..." July 27

  • 22h
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    #Mets making progress on deal for Oakland's Tyler Clippard, per @Ken_Rosenthal, but other teams still pursuing.

  • Brewers' Gomez drawing interest from contenders, non-contenders

    Fox Sports "Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is one of the most intriguing players on the trade market – a right-handed hitter who is affordable and under club control through next season. Not surprisingly, Gomez is drawing interest -- and not only from teams in obvious contention. The Rangers and..." July 27

  • Nats, Jays and maybe even Cubs are possible for closer Papelbon

    CBS Sports "The Blue Jays and Nationals are seen as the two most likely destinations for controversial but consistent veteran Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. However, a third team has emerged, with the Cubs also in the mix as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Washington, an interesting possible..." July 27

  • A’s expected to trade closer Tyler Clippard very soon

    Hardball Talk "Now that the A’s are officially open for business following the Scott Kazmir trade Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that closer Tyler Clippard is the next impending free agent expected to be traded away from Oakland and “perhaps as soon as Monday.” Clippard was acquired from..." July 27

  • Cards have talked to Brewers about Lind

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the trade deadline arriving Friday, the Cardinals have had conversations recently with Milwaukee, and the Brewers are believed to be willing to trade first baseman Adam Lind. Lind has 16 homers, a .549 slugging percentage against righthanded pitchers, and the lefthanded swing the Cardinals..." July 27

  • Nationals, Blue Jays looking at Kimbrel; might Astros join the fray?

    CBS Sports "The Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams showing some interest in Padres star closer Craig Kimbrel, who along with the rest of the San Diego roster, is available. Washington and Toronto are two teams that have been connected to eminently available Jonathan Papelbon, so their potential..." July 27

  • 1d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    Even with Johnny Cueto on board, don't think KC is done adding. Hearing they're expected to stay in on Ben Zobrist until the end.

  • Royals targeting Martin Prado

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Royals have interest in Marlins infielder Martin Prado, but adds that the Marlins would have to throw in some cash to make any deal work. Prado is owed the remainder of $11 million this year as well as $11 million for the 2016 season. Prado, 31, spent a..." July 27

  • 1d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Another high-priced player #Padres are shopping hard, per sources: 2B Jedd Gyorko. Owed $32M from 2016 to ’19, plus $1M buyout.

  • Blue Jays' deal for Carlos Carrasco 'fell apart at the finish line'

    MLB Daily Dish "The Blue Jays and Indians are believed to have come close on a deal that would have sent Carlos Carrasco to Toronto, a baseball source has confirmed. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reported on Sunday that the teams came close to a trade that ultimately "fell apart near the finish line". Davidi..." July 27

  • 1d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Indians DH/OF David Murphy drawing interest from #Angels, among other teams, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports

  • Yanks won't trade Severino or Judge for Hamels; Texas, Dodgers lead

    CBS Sports "The Phillies recently asked for either top pitching prospect Luis Severino or top outfield prospect Aaron Judge from the Yankees in Cole Hamels talks, and the Yankees once again said no. The Phillies' suggestion was a repeat of a request heard several times in talks between those teams. The..." July 27

  • Report: Royals get Cueto from Reds

    MLB.com "Johnny Cueto is heading to Kansas City, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. One day after the Reds ace was almost dealt to the Royals before his dominating start against the Rockies, the two teams agreed to a deal Sunday morning, according to Rosenthal. Neither club confirmed the..." July 27

  • Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke hurts neck in taxi incident en route to Citi Field

    ESPN Los Angeles "Scott Van Slyke took a cab ride Saturday bound for the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in Queens, but the trip took a turn for the worse in Manhattan when the outfielder/first baseman's driver slammed on the brakes to avoid another car. Van Slyke's head hit..." July 27

  • deGrom RBI ends Zack Greinke's scoreless streak at 45 2/3 innings

    CBS Sports "Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke on Sunday gave up a run for the first time since June 13. An RBI grounder to the right side by Greinke's opposite number, Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, scored Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a close -- but correct -- call at that plate. And with that, Greinke's..." July 26

  • There is "momentum building" for Cole Hamels trade

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels put to rest any talk about fatigue or falling trade stock Saturday when he threw the first no-hitter of his career against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. You wouldn’t think one start could change the perception of a guy who’s been dominant now for over 1,900 major league innings, but this..." July 26

  • 4 greats ready for today's Hall of Fame induction

    MLB.com "Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career, all in Houston, with 3,060 hits. The Class of 2015 is composed of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and..." July 26

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in showcase win over Cubs

    CSN Philly "If this was Cole Hamels’ final start with the Phillies then he saved his best for last. The 31-year-old lefty pitched a no-hitter in leading the Phillies to a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. It was the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history. Hamels was part of the..." July 26

  • Mets still have their eyes on some potential big-time acquisitions

    Fox Sports "The Mets are thinking big. Whether they act big remains to be seen. The team, after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday, is exploring a number of larger trades, major-league sources say. Here, according to sources, is where the Mets’ various pursuits stand: A..." July 26

  • Yankees contacted Phillies about Cole Hamels, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "But that's standard procedure for this time of year for the Yankees, GM Brian Cashman told FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal reported on Twitter this string of Tweets, starting with New York's interest in starter Cole Hamels: ✔ @Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees contacted #Phillies on Hamels,..." July 26

  • Report: Giants among teams interested in Tigers' David Price

    CSN Bay Area "If the Detroit Tigers decide to make former AL Cy Young David Price available before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Giants will be one of several teams interested. According to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi, the Giants, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Cubs are said to have interest in the impending..." July 26

  • Nationals do not appear a likely fit for Papelbon

    Philly.com "Given Jonathan Papelbon's limited no-trade clause and his insistence on remaining a closer, the Washington Nationals - reportedly the latest team to discuss acquiring his services - do not appear a likely fit. The Phillies and Nationals have discussed Papelbon, according to FOXSports. However,..." July 26

  • Cueto told he was traded 10 minutes before pitching gem

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto put on an extraordinary pitching clinic Saturday night. When you consider the circumstances, it was even more extraordinary. Cueto went eight shutout innings and allowed four hits — all singles — in the Reds’ 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. He walked one..." July 26

  • Dodgers reassure Puig he won't be traded

    CBS Sports "Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig has been assured by Dodgers higher-ups he will not be dealt this trading season, sources close to the team said. Puig, the mercurial and occasionally controversial talent, was reassured within the last couple days in New York after hearing rumors he could be..." July 26

  • Mets balk at asking price for Justin Upton, still searching for offense

    CBS Sports "The Mets and Padres are currently at an impasse in talks involving star San Diego outfielder Justin Upton after the Padres asked for at least one high-end prospect back, and possibly two. The Mets walked away after a suggestion that included a big prospect or two and no payment toward Upton's..." July 25

  • Report: The Mets have discussed trading Zack Wheeler

    Hardball Talk "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday that he has no plans on trading Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, or Steven Matz. However, it appears that another one of their young guns is on the table in the right deal. According to Andy Martino and Kristie Ackert of..." July 25

  • 3d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Reds have no imminent trade for Johnny Cueto. He will start on Saturday, as scheduled. @FOXSports

  • Reggie Jackson gets into heated, physical confrontation with fan at Cooperstown restaurant

    New York Daily News "In what should have been the safe haven of the Hall of Fame induction weekend, Reggie Jackson managed to find trouble Friday night when he got into a heated, physical confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan at a Main Street restaurant. While most of the other Hall of Famers were attending..." July 25

MLB Forum Top 5

  1. Tulowitzki to the JAYS!!
    Last post: EAGLES3658
  2. Mets acquire Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson
    Last post: Wrigheyes4MVP
  3. Mets acquire Clippard
    Last post: Wrigheyes4MVP
  4. Worst contracts in baseball 2015
    Last post: Thumper 88
  5. Mike Trout is going to have a HOF career after his age 25 season
    Last post: Yankees 1903