Report: No One Has Made An Offer For Cole Hamels

The Phillies cannot make a trade if they are not engaged in talks. With plenty of reports flying that the Phillies are overvaluing their players, it makes sense that teams would not even bother talking business with the Phillies. That may be happening with pitcher Cole Hamels. Ken Rosenthal of...
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Jon Lester Scratched From Start, Trade Imminent?

The Boston Red Sox, who as of Tuesday are 11.5 games back of the Orioles for 1st in the AL East, have scratched Jon Lester from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Blue Jays. #RedSox announce that they have scratched Lester from his start tomorrow. Workman taking his turn. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, […] The post Jon Lester Scratched From Start, Trade Imminent...
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Red Sox Rumors: Boston open to trading Jon Lester, John Lackey

The Boston Red Sox look like they will be in full-out "sell mode" at the trade deadline this year. Even after trading Jake Peavy, the Red Sox are still looking to deal some starting pitchers, including the likes of left-hander Jon Lester and right-hander John Lackey.For the right returns, Boston is open to trading both Lackey and Lester, according to Ken Rosenthal of...
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MLB Network, ESPN hope for a more entertaining trade deadline

Last year, I was in Secaucus, New Jersey to observe MLB Network’s trade deadline coverage. The network went on the air in the morning and didn’t stop shuffling broadcasters in and out for the rest of the day. The coverage was good, the only problem was… maybe one trade got completed the entire day. This is the story of how I ruined the 2013 MLB trade deadline. 2014 is a new...
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REPORT: Sox Would Deal Both Lackey & Lester

According to's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox have let it be known that they would trade both Jon Lester and John Lackey—if they got an appropriate return back in players and prospects. If true, this would represent the clearest "white flag" yet in this horrific year. Arguably, Lester and Lackey have been the two most effective starters for The Carmine Hose...
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Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee interested in Rays' David Price

The Milwaukee Brewers missed out on Jake Peavy and continue their pursuit of a starting pitcher and have checked in on one of the top available pitchers on the trade market.Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of report that the Brewers are among the teams to express interest in Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price.#153668140 / gettyimages.comThe Brewers odds of landing Price...
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Royals acquire Liam Hendriks from Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals have acquired right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Ken Rosenthal of Catcher Erik Kratz is likely to headed to Kansas City as well, reports Shi Davidi of Like what you're reading? Subscribe for daily updates!* indicates requiredEmail Address * Follow @sprtsrumoralert
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MLB execs slam Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik

Have you ever wondered who the most difficult sports executive to work with was? Well apparently we have our answer, and it’s bad news for Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik. A lengthy report by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi on Monday slams Zduriencik as an indecisive deal-maker who has confounded the rest of Major League Baseball with his tactics in trade discussions...
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Rockies Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki "would welcome a trade"

Baseball's juiciest open-secret keeps getting better.#180880915 / gettyimages.comBack on July 8th, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports quoted a friend of Troy Tulowitzki who joked, "I think the guy is going to lose his mind." This of course is understandable when you're one of the three best players in baseball and have given your twenties to a losing franchise.But Tulo...
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Rangers Are Expected To Deal Rios, Could Be Good Fit For Mets

The Texas Rangers are getting a lot of inquiries on outfielder Alex Rios, who now seems to be a lock to be traded before July 31. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Monday that at least four teams have expressed interest in Rios, who has about $5 million remaining on his contract for this season and a $13.5 million team option for next season with a $1 million buyout. Rios...
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Rangers Rumors: Four teams interested in Alex Rios

The Texas Rangers are in the midst of a nightmarish season in which they are 41-64, last place in the American League West. Injuries have derailed the team, as 13 players are currently on the disabled list, nine of them on the 60-day disabled list. With the Rangers likely to make moves before the trade deadline, a few players are getting some interest. One of those is 11-year veteran...
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Nationals Injury Update: Ryan Zimmerman could be out 6-8 weeks

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Nationals expect third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to be out 6-8 weeks with his strained right hamstring. Zimmerman suffered the injury running out a grounder on July 22.Talk among #Nationals is that Zimmerman will be out 6-8 weeks. Team could add 2B (with [Anthony] Rendon at 3B), but Rizzo long supportive of [Danny] Espinosa.— Ken Rosenthal...
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MLB News: Hall of Fame makes much needed changes

On a weekend where one of the greatest Hall of Fame classes of all-time is to be inducted, the brass in Cooperstown have decided to make some changes. According to its website, the Hall of Fame will make two notable changes to voting regulations beginning with the 2015 class.The Hall of Fame is changing. Finally.Courtesy: Wknight94 via Flickr The two changes are as follows:1.) ...
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Indians Rumors: Asdrubal Cabrera getting trade interest

With their top shortstop prospect, Francisco Lindor, on the horizon, the Cleveland Indians have been more than willing to participate in trade discussions surrounding veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, teams are showing interest in acquiring Cabrera.#451446042 / gettyimages.comRosenthal also adds that teams looking for shortstop and second...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals ready to give veteran catcher Pierzynski a shot behind the plate

The Cardinals are ready to give free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski a shot behind the plate.  First reported by St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and confirmed by FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal, the two sides worked on a deal Friday night, prompting Pierzynski to leave Cooperstown, NY., and meet up with the club in Chicago. According to Goold, the Cardinals...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Veteran Catcher A.J. Pierzynski Joining St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will bolster their depth at catcher by signing veteran A.J. Pierzynski. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Friday night that Pierzynski already is in Chicago, where the Cardinals will continue their three-game series with the Cubs on Saturday and Sunday. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “multiple sources with knowledge of an imminent...
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Giants Rumors: San Francisco desperately wants starting pitcher

The San Francisco Giants have a need for a starting pitcher now that Matt Cain is on the disabled list. Even before that, they were on the lookout for another starting pitcher, and have expressed interest in Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.In a chat earlier today on, Jayson Stark said that the Giants "really want...
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Seattle strangely trades for Kendrys Morales

So, I guess the Mariners have no issue with giving up a player *and* paying the pro-rated part of $14 million for Kendrys Morales… #Mariners announce acquisition of Kendrys Morales for RHP Stephen Pryor. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 24, 2014 In 39 games with the Twins, Morales hit .234/.259/.325. The Mariners gave him a qualifying offer this winter, refused to sign...
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Seattle strangely trades for Kendrys Morales

So, I guess the Mariners have no issue with giving up a player *and* paying the pro-rated part of $14 million for Kendrys Morales… #Mariners announce acquisition of Kendrys Morales for RHP Stephen Pryor. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 24, 2014 In 39 games with the Twins, Morales hit .234/.259/.325. The Mariners gave him a qualifying offer this winter, refused to sign...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Kendrys Morales on the market

The worst kept news in baseball is apparently news again.  The mid-season acquisition of Kendrys Morales by the Twins seems to be headed toward a trade.  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweets:Kendrys Morales 12-game hitting streak, but OPS still only at .599. #Twins open to trading him, along with other potential free agents…— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 23, 2014#451940360...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Broncos are just in time

I have a confession to make: I read the comments sections. It’s one of the cardinal rules of writing that you don’t read the comments section. Not on a national website, not on a local website, and for heaven’s sake, never read the comments section on one of your own columns. I do it nonetheless, and it hasn’t been an entirely fruitless endeavor. Many columns about the Colorado...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Matt Kemp getting interest from Indians, Mariners, Rangers, Red Sox

As I wrote yesterday for Sports Rumor Alert, the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying hard to trade outfielder Matt Kemp. A deal was not considered close and in order for a deal to have any chance of happening, they are going to need to part with significant cash.The Dodgers have gotten calls on Kemp from four American League teams - the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Framing a Return to the Pirates for A.J. Burnett

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been heavily scouting starting pitchers that are said to be available at the trade deadline. They may end up turning to a familiar face. A.J. Burnett is said be open to returning the Pirates. His old teammates would be happy to welcome him back.   #Phillies’ Burnett not only prefers #Pirates as next club, but Bucs players said to be lobbying for his...
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Dan Uggla Signs Minor League Deal with Giants

Ken Rosenthal reports that former Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. He was released on the 18th of July, while still being owed 19 Million. He has hit .162 with 2 HR’s and 10 RBI in 48 games. He lost his starting job to 25-year-old Tommy LaStella. The Giants have been struggling at second base this season, after...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Emerging as Front Runners for Burnett

It is looking as though the Pittsburgh Pirates are emerging as a favorite to land Phillies starter A.J. Burnett. Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.Com tweeted Tuesday that Burnett would prefer to return to Pittsburgh. Burnett, in his first year with the Phillies, pitched for the Pirates during the 2012, and 2013 seasons. Burnett had a great year in 2013 posting a 10-11 record with a 3...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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