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Mets get their big bat, nabbing Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Going into Wednesday’s play, the Mets were only one game behind the Nationals in the NL East. That close to the top, general manager Sandy Alderson had to make a move and add some punch to a lineup that has scored the fewest runs (353) in MLB. With several slugging outfielders on the market before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, the chances of the Mets getting a big bat looked...
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WATCH: Tulo hits first home run with Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki didn’t waste any time endearing himself to Toronto fans in his debut with the Blue Jays. (Although the Rogers Centre crowd was already welcoming, judging from the ovation he received before his first at-bat.) After striking out in his initial plate appearance, Tulowitzki did not miss the opportunity Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams teed up, leaving an 88 mph...
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The Marlins are playing fart noises during Nationals batting practice

So, it’s come to this in Miami – the Marlins went from giving the Washington Nationals no background music during batting practice on Wednesday to giving them fart sounds. Yes, fart sounds. Marlins giving Nats the silent treatment for BP, so Harper brought out Gio's giant speaker to put next to the cage. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 29, 2015 Nationals played elevator...
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Tigers are officially “rebooting”

The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. Dombrowski confirms: Tigers are “rebooting,” will listen on trades for pending free agents. — Jason Beck...
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Andrew McCutchen hit a ridiculous Little League homer

During Thursday’s Twins-Pirates game at Target Field, Andrew McCutchen hit one of the damnedest Little League home runs we can remember seeing. How was this scored? Good question! To the MLB.com box score we go… Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Eddie Rosario. Travis Ishikawa scores. Jaff Decker scores. Andrew McCutchen scores. Throwing error by right...
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The Miami Marlins give away Mat Latos for nothing because they’re extremely cheap

The Miami Marlins are a bloody mess. The team today announced they’re trading pitcher Mat Latos, outfielder Mike Morse and a compensation pick (no.34) to the Los Angeles Dodgers for three prospects and cap relief per the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer. #Marlins will trade Latos, Morse and Comp. Balance pick to Dodgers for 3 minor-league players. Dodgers will take on all of Morse...
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Diamondbacks interested in Aroldis Chapman for some reason

If your team is three games under .500, seven games out of first place, and 6.5 games out of a playoff spot, you know what you need? AN ELITE CLOSER! While it may seem ridiculous, that’s apparently the logic going through the head of Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, who confirmed his team is interested in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman…as long as they don’t have to give up anything...
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WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
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Mookie Betts makes great catch, but turns double into homer

Well, this has to suck. In the sixth inning of Tuesday’s White Sox-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, Mookie Betts made an outstanding catch to rob Jose Abreu of extra bases. Then he fell over the outfield wall, lost control of the ball, and a replay review turned the third out into a two-run homer. If Betts simply let the ball drop, the play would have had a better result for the...
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Angels fill outfield, add David Murphy & David DeJesus

The Angels have recently stormed back to take over the AL West lead, largely thanks to their offense, but outside of Mike Trout, the outfield has been a major issue. Collin Cowgill is on the 60 day DL and Matt Joyce is on the 7 day concussion DL, but the Angels may be happy about the second as he had produced just a 0.2 WAR this year. Of others Daniel Robertson has been worth 0.0...
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Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

Jenrry Mejia, what are you doing, man? The New York Mets players, coaches and executives are surely asking that very question as the reliever tested positive for the second time this year, thus drawing a 162-game suspension. Mejia had already missed the first 80 games of the season after failing a test for PEDs. As if that wasn’t astounding enough, the 25-year-old got dinged...
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Phillies agree to send Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is over. The Philadelphia Phillies finally pulled the trigger on trading their closer, agree to deal him within the NL East to the Washington Nationals for AA pitcher Nick Pivetta. Interestingly enough, as part of the agreement, Papelbon will be Washington’s closer in 2015 and his option for 2016 will become guaranteed. Source: the Phillies will...
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Johnny Cueto dons a Royal crown upon joining Kansas City

As you might expect, Johnny Cueto is pretty happy about going from a fourth-place Cincinnati Reds club to a division leader and World Series favorite in the Kansas City Royals. Naturally, Royals fans are also thrilled about the right-hander joining their rotation and a drive toward the championship Kansas City was so close to winning last year. You could say Cueto received a… Royal...
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Kansas City Royals strike another deal, acquiring Ben Zobrist from Athletics

The Kansas City Royals are going all in. Just days after acquiring new staff ace Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, the club has struck another deal, this time acquiring super-utility man Ben Zobrist and $2 million from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitching prospects Sean Manaea and Aaron Brooks per Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan. Final deal: Ben Zobrist to...
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Trading Troy Tulowitzki begins Rockies’ much-needed reconstruction project

This cannot have been how Colorado Rockies fans imagined it would go down. Troy Tulowitzki being traded wasn’t supposed to be a late-night occurrence, happening when many of us were sleeping. (Even in the Mountain time zone, though the shortstop was pulled in the ninth inning of the Rockies’ 9-8 loss to the Cubs on Monday.) This was supposed to be a trade we all saw coming, that...
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Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is approaching its close. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the unhappy Phillies closer will be traded this week to a still unknown suitor. You wouldn’t know it from the scorn lobbed Papelbon’s way, but he’s actually pitched quite well this season. In 39 2/3 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.59 ERA, punching out 40 and walking just...
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The Blue Jays offense gets even better with Troy Tulowitzki acquisition

This is a sentence I can’t believe I’m typing – the Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes, minor league pitchers Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesús Tinoco. The Blue Jays lineup, somehow, just got even more potent. Tulowitzki will enter the highest scoring offense...
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Rockies blow minds, trade Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

Remember all the talk about the Colorado Rockies not wanting to trade Troy Tulowitzki because he was the face of the franchise? Yeah, it was a bunch of crap. Tulowitzki is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and a package of minor leaguers. BREAKING: Tulo traded to #BlueJays. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2015 Source: Jose Reyes and minor leaguers to...
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Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 27, 2015 The Mets, who sit at 51-48...
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Angels acquire Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

We have a trade. According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash. The move, while not monumental, makes sense for the Angels. The club has primarily used Matt Joyce in left field, which has yielded disappointing results. In 86 games, Joyce is batting below the...
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Johnny Cueto gives the Royals their ace in the hole

The Kansas City Royals finally added a true number one starter to their pitching staff. And as a result, they just may leave the rest of the American League in their wake. Johnny Cueto was the best right handed starter available on the market and the Royals acted swiftly and decisively to get him, sending three young pitchers to the Reds in exchange. The best team in the AL this...
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Best hitters and pitchers: Week 15

It’s been a couple weeks since our last feature due to the All-Star break but we’re back with our 15th installment highlighting the best hitters and pitchers from the previous week in baseball. On the offense side of things we feature a couple of players whose production has been less than expected all season. We also feature two of the best pitchers in baseball including one...
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The Royals are seeking second base upgrades

The Kansas City Royals traded for Johnny Cueto on Sunday, but they don’t appear to be done yet. The team needs at least one more bat, and right now, it looks like they’re focusing on replacing Omar Infante at second base. The targets? Reportedly, Martin Prado and Ben Zobrist. #Royals showing interest in #Marlins infielder Martin Prado, sources say. Miami would need to include...
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Report: Brewers, Cardinals talking Adam Lind?

The St. Louis Cardinals may need some help at first base. Since Matt Adams went down for the year with a quad injury at the end of May, they’ve mainly played Mark Reynolds at first, and watched the strikeout machine do his thing by hitting .229/.312/.391 with nine homers and 89 strikeouts in 86 games. But help could be coming from within the NL Central from the team that deployed...
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The Astros actually rescheduled that Taylor Swift concert

Remember back in December, when everyone had a good laugh about the Astros saying that an October Taylor Swift concert could be rescheduled in the event of a playoff game? Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at #MMP is subject to change if it conflicts with an #Astros postseason home game. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 11, 2014 On Monday, the Astros announced...
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