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  • Why the Yankees need to trade for Madison Bumgarner

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees head into this weekend’s action with an AL-best 60-33 record. From top to bottom, they are right there with the Houston Astros as top World Series contenders in the league. Unlike previous versions of Yankees title contenders, most of this core group was..." July 18

  • MLB rumors: Is Giants’ Madison Bumgarner the only starting pitcher Yankees would trade for now?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Could left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner be headed to the Yankeesbefore the trade deadline on July 31? Some feel the Yankees already have enough pitching to compete for a World Series title, considering their batting lineup. They boast a starting pitching rotation --..." July 18

  • The Giants are winning but they’re still gonna sell

    Hardball Talk "The state of baseball in general, the state of the National League in particular and the state of the San Francisco Giants as a competitor are conspiring to create what seems like at least a mildly absurd situation. The Giants, a veteran-laden team that, as recently as this past..." July 18

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Giants Reportedly Still Plan To Sell Despite Recent Hot Streak

    Yardbarker "The Giants have won eight of their past 10 games and are suddenly within three games of an NL Wild Card spot, but ESPN’s Jeff Passan writes in his latest 10 Degrees column that the team still plans to operate as a seller. The only real uncertainty surrounding team legend Madison..." July 17

  • Should Giants package Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith at MLB trade deadline?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants might be streaking, but their new-found winning ways likely won't stop them from being sellers as the MLB trade deadline approaches (nor should it).  Now just three games out of the second NL Wild Card, the Giants might have one eye on the playoffs but the other..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Evan Longoria could be out a month, ‘hopes’ it’s just two weeks

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco Giants placed third baseman Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis, but he could be out a lot longer than that. Longoria told reporters Tuesday that he will see a specialist when the Giants return to San Francisco. He “hopes to be back..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Brandon Crawford's insane day a 1st since Mays, Cepeda

    MLB.com "Entering the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Rockies at Coors Field, the Giants were red-hot at the plate, an unusual development given that San Francisco was 28th in baseball with a 79 wRC+ in the first half. Well, if the Giants' first series of the second..." July 15

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Giants place Evan Longoria on 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Before playing four games at Coors Field, the Giants were forced to make a move with one of their hottest bats.  Third baseman Evan Longoria was placed on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis and right-hander Ray Black returned to the active roster to provide some..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • Report: Brewers, Giants have discussed Will Smith trade

    Larry Brown Sports "In need of bullpen help, the Milwaukee Brewers appear to be zeroing in on one of the better players on the market. According to Robert Murray of The Athletic, the Brewers and San Francisco Giants have had discussions about left-handed reliever Will Smith in recent days. While no..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • Tyler Beede joins the Giants for Sunday's start

    CBS Sports "Beede was recalled from Double-A Richmond ahead of his start Sunday in Milwaukee. Beede was sent down when the Giantsdid not need a fifth starter leading up to the All-Star break, but he returns to the majors for his first start of the second half. " July 14

  • Giants can own July by cornering reliever market

    MLB.com "The Giants are in last place in the National League West, as they were in 2017 and only narrowly avoided being in 2018. Despite a recent hot stretch, San Francisco has won the fewest games since the 2016 All-Star game of any NL team not named the Marlins. It's why the club hired Farhan..." July 13

  • Pablo Sandoval's Unlikely Revival Makes Him a 2019 Trade Deadline Prize

    Bleacher Report "When the San Francisco Giants welcomed Pablo Sandoval back to the Bay Area in July 2017, he was a shell of his former self. A bust. Seemingly broken from his ill-fated days with the Boston Red Sox. Roughly two years later, he's been reborn as a key offensive cog and a..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • Are Cardinals targeting a trade for All-Star closer Will Smith

    Sportsnaut "As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the St. Louis Cardinals reportedly have interest in landing one of the top relievers on the market, San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith. Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Cardinals have a renewed interest in the All-Star closer after..." July 11

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • Dodgers, Giants lined up for rare swap

    MLB.com "Would the Dodgers trade Will Smith ... for Will Smith? Sources say no. There is, however, a legitimate chance for the rival Dodgers and Giants to match up on a trade for the first time in more than a decade. While the fascination of a same-name, different-player trade must..." July 10

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • A Critical Mid-Season Turning Point for the SF Giants and Farhan Zaidi

    The Sports Daily "The Major League Baseball landscape in San Francisco is a contorted mishmash as we pause at the All-Star break to assess what the official plans and goals are for the Giants now and in the future. The upcoming MLB trade deadline is the first big test that President of Baseball..." July 09

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Bud Selig says Barry Bonds 'wasn't likable,' recounts 'misery' of watching him break home run record in new book

    CBS Sports "On Aug. 7, 2007, Barry Bonds officially became MLB's all-time leader in home runs, sending his 756th career bomb into the seats at what was then called Oracle Park, breaking Hank Aaron's record of more than three decades. Bud Selig, the MLB commissioner at the time,..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • MLB rumors: Giants' Madison Bumgarner trade return 'not going to be great'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "If you're hoping that the Giants get back a franchise-changing package of prospects in a trade for ace Madison Bumgarner, we've got bad news for you. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Fox Sports had this to say on Monday: "I do expect that he will be..." July 09

  • MLB trade rumors: Yankees-Giants Madison Bumgarner deal could be blown up by these teams

    Newark Star-Ledger "Without a doubt, the hottest name on the trade market as the July 31 deadline approaches is San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. The pitching-starved New York Yankees have been linked time and again to the 29-year-old southpaw. But The..." July 09

  • Madison Bumgarner off market?

    North Jersey "Madison Bumgarner might not be going anywhere, let alone to the Yankees. With the San Francisco Giants showing improvement by going 15-10 in their last 25 games to move 5.5 games back of the Phillies in the race for the second National League Wild Card playoff berth, they are not yet..." July 08

  • George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

    Hardball Talk "We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelichwill lead off. Here are the lineups: AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. George Springer, Astros..." July 08

  • These players aren’t MLB All-Stars, but their last year of work says otherwise

    SB Nation "A baseball season is more than just a first half, and it would be nice if there was a way to recognize second-half performances in All-Star rosters. For the most part, the All-Star roster construction process is just fine. Fans get to vote for the starting position players, and sure..." July 08

  • Report: Three division leaders interested in trading for Madison Bumgarner

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner is having a down year after dominating the National League for the better part of the last decade, but there appears to be plenty of interest in the left-hander with the trade deadline just a few weeks away. While there has been talk about teams not wanting to give..." July 08

  • What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018

    ESPN "As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there's a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week's festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball's biggest stars. One of those stars..." July 08

  • Giants’ Farhan Zaidi on trades: ‘We don’t feel like we have to do anything’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi addressed reporters Sunday morning about the first half, the July trade deadline, whether the Giants will be sellers and the prospect of holding on to Madison Bumgarner or even extending him. Zaidi did not offer any specific details..." July 08

  • Madison Bumgarner exits Giants game early after being hit by line drive

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The last image of Madison Bumgarner pitching at Oracle Park as a Giant could be of him walking off the mound with trainer Dave Groeschner. Bumgarner walked back to the home dugout after throwing his warmup pitches prior to the third inning Saturday night in San Francisco. He completed..." July 07