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The Yankees are acquiring Chase Headley for pennies on the dollar

The Padres are dealing third baseman Chase Headley to the Yankees for…well, next to nothing. Yankees acquire Chase Headley from the Padres for Yangervis Solarte and Rafael DePaula. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 22, 2014 Headley is hitting .229/.296/.355 with the Padres this year, just two seasons removed from an MVP-caliber 2012. Yangervis Solarte is a 27-year old career...
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About all of this “David Price to the Cubs” business…

With the Chicago Cubs boasting a completely stacked farm system, especially in terms of positional prospects, and a stated desire to spend on pitching this offseason, it was only a matter of time before the rumors of them going after David Price started to spiral out of control, especially now that they lack a true ace with Jeff Samardzija having been shipped out. The piece...
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Cliff Lee ends post-game interview with a fart

Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list was a real stinker, so he ended his post-game interview rather fartingly fittingly. Did y’all get that on tape?  Yes, yes they did, and it sounded really wet, Cliff. if Cliff Lee wants to start a war of flatulence with the Philadelphia sporting press, he's lost his damn mind. — John Finger (@jrfingerCSN) July 22, 2014
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Dugout Digest – the sinking Royals

So….how about those Royals? Kansas City was on top of the world a month ago, at 39-32 and sitting in first in the AL Central after taking the first three games of a four game series with the Tigers. Since then, Kansas City has fallen into a downward spiral. They’re 9-18 since, and have moved from a game and a half up in the AL Central to a shocking eight games behind the Tigers...
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WATCH: Boston's Brock Holt makes unreal catch

The Red Sox were matching outs with runs this Monday night in Toronto, playing 14 runs before the fifth inning was even over. But Brock Holt added insult to injury with this absolutely incredible catch of a Dan Johnson fly ball, showing that when it rains (even in a dome) it pours.
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WATCH: Andrelton Simmons contorts wildly to make play

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
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The most exciting walk offs of the week ending July 20th

I was just going to do a “recap of the first half of walk offs” this Monday…but there were so many walk offs this weekend that couldn’t be ignored. Thus, we’ll have a traditional most exciting walk offs of the week feature this week, covering a three-day period that was chock-full of action. July 18th, Orioles vs Athletics Baltimore was cruising along until the ninth inning…and...
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Dugout Digest – the deadlocked National League

What’s going on in the National League right now is crazy. On the morning of July 21st, all three divisions have a tie at the top of them. The Nationals and Braves are deadlocked in the NL East, the Brewers and Cardinals are tied in the NL Central, and the Dodgers and Giants are knotted up in the NL West. And the crazy part is that Wild Card is also looking like it’ll be a mess...
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Fernando Rodney and the Angels traded arrows on Sunday

Fernando Rodney shot his trademark arrow at the Angels dugout at the end of the eighth inning after being brought in for a five out save on Sunday. Following an Albert Pujols game-tying double in the ninth, Pujols returned the favor by shooting an arrow of his own. Then Mike Trout got into the act, grabbing his quiver and firing off an arrow. Gamesmanship – you’ve gotta love it.
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The Mets lost to the Padres when their pitcher fell off the mound

Is this the most “LOLMETS” play ever? Tie game, two outs, bottom of the ninth, winning run on third…and Josh Edgin trips and falls off the mound when Seth Smith hits a tapper to the first base side of the diamond. Losing is never a good thing, but losing like this is just…well, it’s embarrassing.
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WATCH: 105-year-old woman throws out first pitch for Padres

God bless 105-year old Agnes McKee, who threw out the first pitch at Petco Park before Sunday’s Mets-Padres game. This is just awesome – great job by the Padres getting her on the field to do this.
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The Cardinals welcomed Shelby Miller into the bullpen in a unique way

Shelby Miller getting initiated into the bullpen by taking part in the trust fall in the right field corner. pic.twitter.com/VqedaCGOCK — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 20, 2014 After getting moved to the bullpen from the starting rotation, Shelby Miller had to learn to trust his new friends and take part in a trust exercise. Everything looks like it went just fine for him.
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WATCH: D-Backs announcers go all out for 'Star Wars' Day

Appearances at Comicon? Check. Starting pitcher dressed as a Jedi? Check. Bobblehead of starting pitcher dressed as a Jedi? Check. An endless array of puns and graphics? Check. Clark the Cub as an Ewok? Check. Announce team dressed as a Stormtrooper and Chewbacca, respectively? Check. I’ve got nothing else to say.
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Colby Lewis is here to inform us that baseball has more unwritten rules

Already familiar with baseball’s assorted unwritten rules? Apparently, we all need to update our handbooks, according to Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis. During the fifth inning of Saturday’s Rangers-Blue Jays game, with Toronto holding a 2-0 lead, Lewis had a major problem with Colby Rasmus laying down a bunt to get a base hit. With two outs in the inning, Texas was playing a shift...
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Dugout Digest – picking up ground in the Central

What’s the best way to pick up ground on the division leader? Well, beating them head to head, of course. The Cleveland Indians needed to pick up some ground on the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, and they’ve done just that since the All-Star Break. On Friday, the Tribe won 9-3. On Saturday, the Indians picked up a pair of games by sweeping a doubleheader, winning game one...
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World Series or Bust: Angels overpay to get their closer

The San Diego Padres have had a hard time in their search for a new GM, but perhaps they might want to just stick with their current GM-by-committee arrangement as the trio of Omar Minaya, A.J. Hinch and Fred Uhlman Jr. just made themselves a heck of a deal by capitalizing on an Angels team that was desperate to add some high-end bullpen help. Late Friday night, the Padres sent closer...
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Dugout Digest – we’re back

Thankfully, the season is back underway after what seemed like an eternity. I’m not sure we really gleaned much from one night of games, aside from the race for the AL’s second Wild Card tightening up even further and the National League’s dregs getting pushed further down. We also saw a trade, as Huston Street moved from the Padres to the Angels. The Astros failed to sign...
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Huston Street is heading to the Angels in a six-player trade

Source: Deal between #Padres, #Angels is 4-for-2. Street and minor leaguer to Angels. Lindsey, Alvarez and two other minor leaguers to Pads. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2014 Trade will be announced after #Padres game is complete. Pads still open to trading Benoit, but will raise bar for what they want in return. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2014 One...
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Ballgirl plays fair ball, looks terrified

Here’s a priceless moment from Friday’s Royals-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. On an Eric Hosmer scorcher down the right field line, the ballgirl picks up the live ball…and drops it when she realizes what she’s done. The look on her face sums up the situation perfectly.
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‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’ will utterly charm you

You’re going to love The Battered Bastards of Baseball. Period. Full stop. Inning over. If you’re a baseball fan, this movie will charm you and keep you smiling throughout its 80-minute run time. Boot up your Netflix account, find this movie in the catalog (which shouldn’t be too difficult, since Netflix acquired this film directly), and start streaming it. Maybe you’ve already...
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Did a cabbie jinx Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak?

Joe DiMaggio’s record 56 game hitting streak ended 73 years ago on Thursday. MLB.com has unearthed this rare radio of DiMaggio talking about the end of the streak, and how a cab driver in Cleveland may have jinxed him by telling him the streak would end. I don’t believe in jinxes, and who knows how much this unassuming comment really mattered to DiMaggio. It’s still crazy to...
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The longest homers of the first half

It’s been an awesome first half for long homers. We’ve been tracking them week by week and, as the season begins anew today, we’re going to bring you the longest homers we’ve seen over the first three-plus months of the season. Only one player appears in the top ten twice, and I’m pretty sure you know who he is. Also: we’re not featuring anything from the Home Run Derby...
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Dugout Digest – the second half

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome back. I trust that you all enjoyed you All-Star Break. Anyway, live MLB action finally starts back up today, and after a week of digesting the first half, complaining about the All-Star Break, and previewing the second half, we’re ready for some baseball. Today’s Games: Mike Leake starts for the Reds in the Bronx. Stephen Strasburg and the...
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10 most compelling storylines for MLB's second half

Let the second half of the 2014 MLB season begin! Each of baseball’s six divisions are closely contested (also resulting in tight wild-card races), which should make for some fun baseball during the next two-and-a-half months. Potential trades and playoff races will naturally be the stories followed most closely from now through September. But zooming in from the big picture reveals...
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PHOTO: Minor league team's dog jerseys are glorious, hideous

The El Paso Chihuahuas, MiLB affiliate of the San Diego Padres, will wear these uniforms on Bark in the Park night: pic.twitter.com/wiIyZRYDUK — Uniform Nation (@sbnuniforms) July 16, 2014 The El Paso Chihuahuas have gone ahead and destroyed the “theme jersey” market for all other minor league teams this year. This is horrendous, yet strangely appropriate.
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