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Reds HOF inductee Oester about more than numbers

CINCINNATI -- The statistics are not gaudy, not even glossy, for Ron Oester. He never hit .300 during his 13 years with the Cincinnati Reds, never hit more than 11 home runs, never stole more than nine bases, always batted near the bottom of the order. He did have his moments. He had a 21-game hitting streak in 1984 and he hit .295 in 1985. Numbers, though, are not what this gritty...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Claim Jacob Turner Off Revocable Waivers

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Chicago Cubs have claimed Jacob Turner off of revocable waivers from the Miami Marlins.Cubs claim Jacob Turner on waivers— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) August 6, 2014 #453123052 / gettyimages.comTurner, 23-years-old, was once a top-25 prospect in baseball after being drafted ninth overall in the 2009 MLB draft. After being rushed to the Majors...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A Long Day’s Wait

Well, say what you will about the trade deadline, at least we got to watch Jim Bowden implode on Twitter. Throughout it all, there were a few Giants rumors.  But in the end, there were no Giants trades to sate Giants fans, and there was much complaining. What, did you expect anything else?  There would’ve been complaining for any realistic trade that could’ve been completed...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim “Ralph” Bowden Is Having A Tough Time With Twitter Right Now

Something you should never do if you’re in the business of reporting: steal a (phony) scoop, try to pass it off on your own, realize the scoop isn’t actually real, change your Twitter picture to the default egg, change your Twitter handle, change the name associated with your new handle to “Ralph.” JIM BOWDEN DID ALL OF THAT IN THAT EXACT ORDER. Actually, I’m still a bit...
Via Next Impulse Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Rays Trading David Price Before Deadline

This is all of a sudden turning into the craziest trade deadline in recent baseball history. According to various reports, the Tampa Bay Rays are going to trade staff ace David Price prior to the deadline at 4 PM ET Thursday afternoon.  Been told #Rays are definitely moving Price — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2014 Sherman goes on to say that the Rays are getting enough...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs About to Trade Emilio Bonifacio

The other day, news came out that Theo Epstein expected to make a trade within the next 48 hours Theo Epstein expects to make a deal in next 48 hours,talks about interest in this yrs FA class #Cubs: http://t.co/gGk9iHgn2J — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 29, 2014 Jed Hoyer followed that up by saying he expected the team to be very active. Hoyer on trade deadline: “I expect...
Via World Series Dreaming
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Rumors Involving the Angels

WEDNESDAY – Jim Bowden of ESPN tweeted earlier that the A’s were “in” on Lester. Don’t be surprised if Billy Beane makes one more big deal for the A’s by the deadline….and they are “in” on Jon Lester #A’s— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014 (12:56 PM) Heyman says that the Athletics may be the “mystery team” in on Lester.(12:51 PM) Jon Heyman of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox keep selling, send Felix Doubront to Cubs

Hey, the Cubs are still active at the trade deadline! But instead of selling at this moment, they’re…buying? doubront goes to cubs @jonmorosi mentioned 1st — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2014 Red Sox got player to be named later for Duobront — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront looked like a nice buy low candidate this summer, especially after...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox keep selling, send Felix Doubront to Cubs

Hey, the Cubs are still active at the trade deadline! But instead of selling at this moment, they’re…buying? doubront goes to cubs @jonmorosi mentioned 1st — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2014 Red Sox got player to be named later for Duobront — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront looked like a nice buy low candidate this summer, especially after...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Jocketty dubbed one of five general managers 'under pressure'

The proverbial seat isn't exactly piping hot for Reds general manager Walt Jocketty. But it's certainly not comfortable either.In the midst of an injury-riddled season, in addition to being mired in a forgettable second half losing skid, Jocketty finds himself in a tough spot this week as the non-waiver trade deadline looms on Thursday. The Reds aren't out of the postseason...
Via Redlegs Review
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Scratched From Start Amid Trade Rumors

Trade rumors continue to swirl rapidly around Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Now the ante just got upped, as he’s been ‘mysteriously’ scratched from Wednesday’s lineup. #RedSox announce Lester scratched tomorrow or in other words…..he gone…..now just a matter of where — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014 The latest team rumored to be in contention for Lester was...
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Different Teams Now In On Jon Lester

According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, a total of seven teams are now involved in discussions about Jon Lester. The ever-shifting seven are: the Blue Jays, Mariners, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Orioles and (a new one to the list) Marlins. Just the sheer number of parties involved tends to reinforce the prevailing view that a trade is virtually inevitable. One of these suitors is bound...
Via FenwayNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden proposes trade to bring Marlon Byrd to Reds

You don't have to be a baseball expert to notice how badly the Reds need offensive help.Entering Sunday, Cincinnati's depleted offense had mustered just 14 runs in eight games since the All-Star Break. With top hitters Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips expected to be out of the lineup for several more weeks, the need to add an extra bat has become critical if the Reds want...
Via Redlegs Review
26 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price Has Pitched His Way Into Staying With Rays

Stop with the David Price trade rumors. Jon Morosi, Jim Bowden, Jon Heyman, Chris Coltillo step away from your keyboards. No more Tweets about the availability and potential destinations for the Rays resident ace. I love the guys at MLBTradeRumors.com, but it s time to stop. David Price isn’t going anywhere, at least he shouldn’t be. He has pitched his team back into the playoff...
Via Baseball News Source
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York interested in Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa

The New York Yankees are on the lookout for another starting pitcher. They have already acquired Chris Capuano and Brandon McCarthy, but they are in need of at least one more due to injuries in their starting rotation.Yesterday, the Yankees were in discussions about a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York, as I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert, but Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles pursuing relief pitchers

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday by the score of 6-1. Dan Haren allowed five runs on four hits in five innings to take the loss, while the offense managed only five hits off tough Pirates' pitching. The loss dropped the Dodgers to 56-47, a game and a half behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.  Although the Dodgers are eighth...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly in talks to acquire Padres' Ian Kennedy

The New York Yankees have been the most active team on the trade market. Over the course of the last month, they have acquired pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Jeff Francis and Chris Capuano as well as third baseman Chase Headley.  This hasn’t stopped Yankees general manager Brian Cashman from looking for even more upgrades, According to a report by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, New York is...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Could Tampa Bay be buyers?

With all the talk about the Tampa Bay Rays and whether or not they are going to trade David Price or not, there is now word that the Rays may be willing to add people heading into the trade deadline. The Rays are 7.0 games out of first place in the American League East but are currently on a seven game winning streak. So maybe the very recent success has put some spark in a struggling...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres News: GM search enters next round

According to Cory Brock, the San Diego Padres are through two rounds of interviews for their next GM. But are they any closer to a decision?#Padres emailed they interviewed Mike Hazen of the #RedSox for the second time -- yesterday. He's the second to get a second interview.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 23, 2014#50896920 / gettyimages.comYes and no. The Padres seem...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds continue trade talks with Phillies involving Marlon Byrd

According to a report by Jim Bowden, the Reds and Phillies remain in trade talks involving veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.Cincinnati has been one of several teams rumored to be interested in Byrd as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. It goes without saying, but the Reds desperately need a power threat in their lineup. And the 36-year-old Byrd would seemingly provide...
Via Redlegs Review
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Set To Trade Huston Street to Angels

Angels since the deal, is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA. ESPN Radio’s Jim Bowden was the first to report a deal was near early Friday evening. More details on the other names involved will be forthcoming.
Via Baseball News Source
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Could a Huston Street Deal be Close?

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Angels are closing in on a deal to acquire Huston Street from the San Diego Padres.  Details on who the Angels would be sending to the Padres have not yet emerged, but sources indicated to ANT’s Steve Granado that the two clubs have discussed Triple A 2nd baseman Taylor Lindsey and outfielder JB Shuck.  It is important to remember that the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag

Bowden Blowing Trade Rumors - Jim Bowden of ESPN tossed out a trade rumor of Marlon Byrd for Sam Selman today. If that's the case and the Royals haven't already pulled the trigger then I have to question their sanity. Lefty Selman has some upside as witnessed in his 2nd round pick selection and dominance of the Pioneer League when he arrived in the organization but the bugaboos...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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