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The Major League Baseball trading season is officially upon us.
The Chicago Cubs got that ball rolling earlier today when they traded Scott Feldman and minor-league catcher Steve Clevenger to the Baltimore Orioles for Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop. Then, the Cubs sent reliever Carlos Marmol to the Dodgers for left-hander Matt Guerrier.
And with their arch-rivals making moves, the Giants rumor mill began spitting out rumors of its own. So far, the Giants have already been linked to Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios and Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza. Then came the rumors earlier today that the Giants sent a scout “exclusively” to scout 27-year old Yankees’ reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, once a prized piece of the Yankee starting rotation and cornerstone of their future, has appeared in 21 games this season, all in relief, and posted a robust 5.75 ERA and 1.721 WHIP. I have to admit, I didn’t quite see the sense in acquiring Chamberlain.
Apparently, neither did the Gian...
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The Marlins generally are aggressive and decisive in trade discussions. But with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, they may have waited too long.
Many in the industry expected Nolasco to be the first starting pitcher traded. Instead, the Cubs jumped the market Tuesday, sending righty Scott Feldman to the Orioles.
Granted, the Marlins didn't want necessarily want righties Jake Arrieta...
ATLANTA Ricky Nolasco tossed seven strong innings amid persistent trade rumors, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before the game that Nolasco has not been affected by trade speculation and the right-hander supported that claim by giving up only two runs on six hits.
There has been speculation that this week could be a soft
deadline for the Miami Marlins to trade right-hander Ricky Nolasco. While that
could prove to be the case, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that there is no
deal currently on the table from anyone who is interested in Nolasco, a list
which includes clubs such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, San
If Wednesday night was the last start for Ricky Nolasco with the Miami Marlins, it was a great way to go out. Nolasco allowed just two runs in seven innings while striking out seven as Miami snapped an eight-game losing streak to the division rival Atlanta Braves with a 6-3 victory. With trade rumors involving [...]
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Ricky Nolasco is trying to block out speculation he may soon be traded.
The right-hander's focus served him well against an Atlanta team that has given him the most trouble in his career.
Nolasco tossed seven strong innings, Justin Ruggiano hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Braves 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Nolasco managed a laugh when asked if it has become...
The rain on Wednesday night did not stop the Miami Marlins from scoring 6 runs against the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins were able to beat the Braves 6-3, to force a rubber game in the series on Thursday. During Tuesday’s game, the Marlins jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and it was the Braves turn to do so on Wednesday. In the 3rd inning, an Andrelton Simmons single scored B.J. Upton...
From Matt Gelb’s piece in the Inquirer today comes some uncharacteristically earnest quotes from Ruben Amaro Jr. and an unusually candid series of quotations from the GM.
Here are some of the highlights from the piece:
“Amaro does not need to trade anyone. He said there is no mandate from ownership to shed payroll, even as the team has experienced an average decrease of 5,871...
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George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the San Francisco Giants have sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field to watch reliever Joba Chamberlain.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle later tweeted that Elder was in Minnesota last night to scout the Twins bullpen, and not Chamberlain.
Schulman posted in The Splash that a big prize...
Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Jon Pettibone. If you're on this list, you're sticking around, at least if I were the GM. If you're named Galvis, Hernandez, Ruf, or Asche, prepare to be here a month from now. Everybody else, buckle up. The Philadelphia Phillies are 9.5...
If Amaro doesn’t change his tune, his insistence that this aging core is worth holding onto will be his downfall.
Back in March, I disagreed with the notion that the Phillies roster needed detonation, as was then being advocated by Jonah Keri of Grantland.com. I thought there were too many pieces still in place to have that outlook going into 2013… that this veteran group had...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-3 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday, aside from the drainage system at Turner Field has few peers in baseball circles:
1. The genesis of Mike Minor's undoing was a walk to Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco
For 4 23 innings, Minor bore the look of a burgeoning ace, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. But then...
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With the trading deadline 30 days away, it’s hard to imagine the Red Sox making a blockbuster deal.
an offseason in which they avoided big-name signings and major roster
shake-ups, they have...
As the Boston Red Sox approach the trade deadline there are only a few questions surfacing on what moves they should/shouldn't do. First, do the Sox need to go out and trade for an Ace starter. Simple answer is no, to make a play for an ace like Cliff Lee or Matt Garza you'd have to give up an elite prospect. An as Boston is continuing to rebuild...