Found July 30, 2014 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The Indians made their first deadline move and it was a big one.  They sent right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the Cardinals for minor league outfielder James Ramsey in a one for one deal. The Cardinals had been chasing big name pitchers, but in the end decided it was better to not pay the premium and rolled the dice on Masterson. Initial reaction was very mixed for both Indians and Cardinals fans. It is easy to see why. It’s hard to say who won a deal like this. In the end I am happy with the Indians return and here is why. There are several reasons why Masteron’s value cratered this season. The first and obvious being he has been ineffective and hurt for a good chunk of the year. This means a team is trading for him on his history not for what he has done this year. The issue is the history of Masterson is not great either. He is the king of inconsistency and has failed in his career to ever put two good years in a row together. His struggles with left-handed hitter...
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  • Once again, the Indians pack it in and sell off the season. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Indians “very willing” to trade Justin Masterson

The Cleveland Indians’ season isn’t going according to plan I wouldn’t say. At the same time when they failed to reach a deal with Masterson and pay him as much money as he wanted to be paid, maybe they knew what they were doing. Masterson has struggled mightily this season – his last under contract with the Indians. Masterson was thought to be seeking $17 million per season...

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade deadline

As the trade deadline rapidly approaches this afternoon, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak began making some big moves for pitchers. The Cards landed 2013 All-Star righty Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians yesterday. In exchange for Masterson, the Indians acquired outfield prospect James Ramsey. After the lack of pitching due to injuries, it’s no surprise...

Cardinals find their Saturday starter in Indians' Masterson

The Cardinals have found their starter for Saturday and indeed he was an external option. They traded for Indians right-hander Justin Masterson, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. The cost for the 29-year-old right-hander was not cheap. James Ramsey, a Class AA outfielder who was the lone Cardinals prospect at the Futures Game, will be going to the Indians. The Cardinals are...

Indians Players Honor Justin Masterson Following Trade

In a sign of respect, Cleveland Indians players honored starting pitcher Juston Masterson, who was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, by wearing their socks up near their knees. Masterson played parts of six seasons in Cleveland, winning a total of 48 games and earning an All-Star nod in 2013.  Tribe players all wearing high socks tonight as a nod to the #BigFella pic...

Cards land Indians' righty Justin Masterson

The Cardinals have made their move for a starting pitcher. The Cardinals traded a prospect Wednesday afternoon for Cleveland Indians righty Justin Masterson, a source confirmed to the Post-Dispatch. The deal was announced by the teams shortly after 1:30 p.m. St. Louis time. Masterson is on the disabled list with a knee injury, but players can be traded while they are on the DL and...

Masterson trade follows tough season, lack of extension

CLEVELAND -- Despite signing Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis to extensions, there were many who weren't happy that the Indians were unable to agree to a long-term deal with Justin Masterson. Four months later, those same people would say that ended up being a blessing in disguise. With a day remaining until the trade deadline, the Indians dealt Masterson to the Cardinals...

Cardinals trade for Justin Masterson, National League Central arms race begins

Masterson to #stlcards hearing that James Ramsey is going back to the #Indians — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 30, 2014

Indians start trade deadline hoopla by sending Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The trade deadline is in a little more than 25 hours, but the chaos has already begun. The Cleveland Indians are sending starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league outfielder James Ramsey. Confirmed: #STLCards get Justin Masterson for OF James Ramsey. First reported by @pgammo. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2014 The 29...

Reports: Indians Trade Justin Masterson To Cardinals For Outfield Prospect

Justin Masterson is on the move, according to multiple reports. The Cleveland Indians right-hander has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, Peter Gammons and Joel Sherman reported Wednesday afternoon. In return, the Indians will receive outfield prospect James Ramsey, according to Sherman. Ramsey, who is ranked as the Cardinals’ No. 6 prospect on, is hitting .300 with...

Indians could move Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera

Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America With both Justin Masterson and Asdrubal Cabrera set to become free agents at the end of the season the Cleveland Indians could look to move both players. Buster Olney of ESPN writes that others believe that the Indians are ready to move both Cabrera and Masterson. Perception of the Indians continues to be that they are ready to move...

Cardinals boost rotation with Justin Masterson, but is that enough?

Though the St. Louis Cardinals have the resources to make a blockbuster deal for an ace starting pitcher such as the Rays’ David Price or Jon Lester of the Red Sox, general manager John Mozeliak’s apparent preference was for a middle-of-the-rotation arm to slot in behind Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn. On Wednesday, with just over 24 hours to go until MLB’s July 31 trade deadline...

Cardinals Acquire John Lackey from Boston

Picking up Justin Masterson didn’t stop the Cardinals from attempting to improve their rotation further. St. Louis picked up 35-year-old right-hander John Lackey and left-handed pitching prospect Corey Littrell from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig as first reported by Jon Heyman. The Cardinals last saw Lackey in the 2013 World Series when Lackey started...

Cardinals Acquire Justin Masterson from Cleveland Indians

Amidst trade speculation surrounding names such as David Price, Jon Lester, and Cole Hamels, the St. Louis Cardinals traded for another big name but less of a big arm. The former ace of the Cleveland Indians, Justin Masterson, was traded from Cleveland to St. Louis for minor league outfielder James Ramsey as first reported by Peter Gammons and Joel Sherman. Masterson was originally...

Cardinals Make Trade to Acquire Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Indians have agreed on a deal that will send RHP Justin Masterson to the Cardinals for prospect James Ramsey according to Peter Gammons. Jon Lester of late in trade rumors.

Indians’ dump Justin Masterson on the Cardinals

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