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Cardinals add Lackey, Masterson to active roster

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey won't be facing his old team in his first start with the St. Louis Cardinals. Lackey will pitch Sunday in the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers, with Lance Lynn pushed back to start Tuesday night in the opener of an interleague series against the Boston Red Sox. The Cardinals' other trade deadline pickup, Justin Masterson, will make his...
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The Six Stages of Grief and the Trade Deadline

Regardless of who you root for, the trade deadline can be a pretty emotional experience. Obviously, the 2014 trade deadline was no exception in the case of St. Louis Cardinals fans. Fan favorites Joe Kelly and Allen Craig were dealt to Boston for John Lackey and the promising James Ramsey was traded straight-up for Justin Masterson. For me personally the deals were tough because...
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Trades Are Not an End to Cleveland’s Postseason Hopes

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona told the media Wednesday that the club was, “not raising the white flag. That is not an option.” That was just hours after the Tribe traded away former ace Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. On Thursday, Cleveland General Manager Chris Antonetti and the rest of the front office remained busy, shipping off former All-Star shortstop...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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7/31 Recap: Mariners Attack Zach, Win Series

Roster Update: The trade deadline was today at 4 PM and the Indians were not silent this season. After Justin Masterson was traded to the Cardinals yesterday, Asdrubal Cabrera was moved to the Nationals today in exchange for minor league infielder, Zach Walters. Both Masterson and Cabrera will be free agents by the end of the season and the Indians were unlikely to offer qualifying...
Via Burning River Baseball
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Why today’s win was really, really important

The day of the trade deadline and the day before were some of the most active I can remember seeing at the trade deadline. Day one wasn’t so harsh, with the Cards dealing minor league OF James Ramsey for SP Justin Masterson. Day two was a lot more emotional when the Cards dealt SP Joe [...]
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Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

Just one day after they traded Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cleveland Indians have traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, first reported the deal which will send Zach Walters to Cleveland. Cabrera traded to Washington Nationals. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 31, 2014 […]
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Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera, Sell at Deadline

Asdrubal Cabrera became the second Cleveland Indian moved before the MLB trading deadline on Thursday afternoon. Cleveland shipped their veteran shortstop off to the Washington Nationals in return for shortstop Zach Walters. Cabrera joins starting pitcher Justin Masterson in being shipped out of Cleveland prior to the deadline. Both Masterson and Cabrera have expiring contracts at...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
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Indians’ dump Justin Masterson on the Cardinals

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Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Washington for Zach Walters

After yesterday’s unloading of Justin Masterson, this can’t be much of a surprise: The Indians have traded long-time shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals. In return, the Indians reportedly will receive 24-year-old infielder Zach Walters. He was Washington’s ninth-rounder in the 2010 draft. In 223 games for Triple-A Syracuse, he has a .262/.304/.516 line with...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Cardinals trade Joe Kelly and Allen Craig for John Lackey

OK, stop me if you've heard this before: John Mozeliak: Mike, you got a minute? Mike Matheny: Yeah. Take a seat. John Mozeliak: You can't start Craig in right tonight. You'll have to start Taveras. Mike Matheny: Yeah, I don't want to go fifteen rounds, Mo. The lineup card is mine, and that's all. John Mozeliak: That lineup card is definitely yours. I'm just...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
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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...
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Cardinals Add Another Starter in John Lackey

The St. Louis Cardinals traded for Cleveland starter Justin Masterson on Wednesday for Minor League outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson will start for the Red Birds Saturday at Busch Stadium against the Milwaukee Brewers. This trade wasn’t one that had a high impact for the Cardinals, however. They acquired a number three or four starter for […]
Via On-Base Talk
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Cardinals Improve by Adding Lackey, Subtracting Craig

Wondering if the Cardinals felt good about Michael Wacha‘s shoulder or Shelby Miller‘s general existence? Wonder no more, because less than 24 hours after picking up Justin Masterson from Cleveland, they’ve now added John Lackey from Boston, for the not-insignificant price of Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Yesterday morning, the St. Louis rotation looked something […]
Via Fangraphs
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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...
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Indians fashion changeup pays tribute to Masterson

Trades in late July are a standard part of baseball, as all players know, but that doesn't mean they don't still hit home for close teammates. After Justin Masterson was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday afternoon, the Indians showed their camaraderie for their departing teammate with his signature style, high socks. "They all really cared for [Justin Masterson...
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Corey Kluber, Indians Wear High Socks To Salute Justin Masterson After Trade

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson was the opening day starter for the Cleveland Indians this year, but things quickly plummeted from there. The 29-year old sinkerballer went 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The Indians received outfield prospect James Ramsey in return. The trade didn’t stop his former teammates in Cleveland...
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Francona: 'We will never raise the white flag'

The Cleveland Indians' trade of opening-day starter Justin Masterson could be viewed as the club conceding its season after falling into third place in the AL Central following a difficult stretch. Cleveland contends that's not the case, but it puts added pressure on pitchers like Zach McAllister to make up for Masterson's absence in the rotation. McAllister takes the...
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Masterson Trade Was Necessary for Indians

The Cleveland Indians traded fan favorite and former starting rotation leader Justin Masterson on Wednesday. Trading front-end pitchers has become an ugly trend for the Indians in the last decade. Often garnering a backlash from fans. Masterson is not close to being in the category of C.C. Sabathia or Cliff Lee, both former Tribe pitching stars dealt away before expiring contracts...
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Masterson Deal Stays In Line With The ‘Cardinal Way’

After many days of non-stop prognosticating regarding what direction the Cardinals would direction their steps would take heading into the trade deadline, the club finally made its move, acquiring pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. And while the days leading into today’s deadline saw them be associated with every big name arm either potentially or actually available...
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Video: Indians honor traded teammate by wearing high socks

Your browser does not support iframes.On the heels of watching one of their teammates be traded, the Cleveland Indians honored pitcher Justin Masterson on Wednesday by each wearing their socks in Masterson's signature style.Masterson had been a member of the Indians organization since coincidentally being acquired via trade in July 2009. Now the right-hander will make his home...
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Baseball Profcast: Masterson Switches Leagues

In Episode 104, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Carlos Gonzalez’s long-term fantasy value Some trade deadline closer speculation Tim Lincecum’s return to normalcy A potential Yovani Gallardo...
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Merry St. Louis Masterson

The Cardinals traded for one of the most unreliable starters this year, Justin Masterson and his 5.51 ERA. Ouch. The Cardinals fell asleep and the Indians drew a shaft and balls on their forehead. People are snickering at you, Cardinals, because you have a shaft and balls on your head. Unless it's a non-Leaning Tower of Pisa that is partially obscuring a tractor trailer so...
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Cardinals offensive woes continue in 12-1 loss to Padres

The Cardinals acquired starter Justin Masterson from the Indians Wednesday afternoon nearing the final two days of the trade deadline. That move gives the starting rotation some depth. Meanwhile, with the Cardinals offense mightily struggling as of lately, though there’s just not much out there in the hitters market to make a big impact. Though the pitching and hitting took a big...
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2014 MLB Trade Deadline Live Blog

It is officially 12 midnight in the East which means the MLB Trade Deadline is at 4:00 pm ET. So far, there have not been many trades to happen except the Cleveland Indians trading starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox trading Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs. That is only just the start of it. Expect more trades to be happening today...
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Kluber steps up as new Indians ace

CLEVELAND -- On the day that he officially became the staff ace, Corey Kluber pitched the game of his career. Less than eight hours after Justin Masterson was dealt to the Cardinals, Kluber pitched a complete-game, three-hitter as the Indians beat the Mariners 2-0 at Progressive Field on Wednesday. It is the right-hander's second complete game of the season but his first shutout...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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