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Red Sox get actual, real-life prospects for Jake Peavy

A week ago, it seemed like the Red Sox were poised to crawl out of the AL East cellar and make a run at a wildcard spot. Now, less than a week from the trade deadline, they’re starting to sell. Jake Peavy is the first piece to go, with Boston sending the struggling right-hander back to the NL West in a deal with the Giants. Peavy has not been good with the Red Sox this year, but...
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Jake Peavy is heading to the Giants

The San Francisco Giants have jumped into the trade market, acquiring Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox. peavy goes to giants for minor league pitchers #redsox #SFgiants — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2014 Peavy has a 4.72 ERA in 124 innings this season with the Red Sox. Since posting a 2.87 ERA in April, Peavy has a 5.34 ERA and hasn’t won a game (if you care about...
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Yasiel Puig hit three triples on Friday night

During Friday night’s Dodgers-Giants game at AT&T Park, Yasiel Puig went off. He tripled three times during the game, and added a double as well for good measure. Perhaps more impressively, Puig didn’t need to slide into third base on the last two triples. The first one, which did result in a slide into third base, was actually hit to left field rather than the infamous Triples...
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Dugout Digest – blowing up the champs

By the end of the weekend, we’ll known whether or not it’s time to blow up the World Champion Red Sox to some degree. After losing to the Rays on Friday night, Boston fell three games behind Tampa Bay for fourth place in the AL East. They’re 7.5 games back of the Yankees (yes, the Yankees and not the Mariners) for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. They have...
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Dmitri Young is skinny, and he wears a hat to remind you who he is (or was)

Who's that skinny guy with @CharlieSlowes? It's @DaMeathookYoung pic.twitter.com/KeDW585zUP — Dave Jageler (@DaveJageler) July 25, 2014 Skinny Dmitri Young is skinnier than ever and so skinny that it’s hard to recognize him. He still has that gregarious personality, though — look at the hat he wears to help people realize it’s still Da Meat Hook. When people didn...
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PHOTO: Is this the worst jersey ever?

The Bluefish Military Appreciation jersey design. Pretty original! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/c9iN8Kuxfi — Ken Shepard (@bluefishgm) July 25, 2014 This can’t be real, can it? If so, you are *the worst*, Bridgeport Bluefish. Who would ever want to wear this? I never thought I’d say this, but…BRING BACK CAMO. At least we’re immune to it now.
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Carlos Gomez dressed as a Ninja Turtle during a Mark Reynolds interview

During Thursday’s edition of Intentional Talk on MLB Network, Carlos Gomez dressed up as Leonardo of the Ninja Turtles and trolled Mark Reynolds during his interview with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose. For as bombastic as Gomez is on the field, he’s an absolute riot outside of game situations. Now, go ahead and insert your jargon about NOT RESPECTING THE GAME here.
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The longest homers for the week ending July 24th

You guys, we’re back with a vengeance. Old friend Giancarlo is here, as are Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Holliday…and Lucas Duda!? 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Madison Bumgarner, 466 feet (July 18th) Old buddy Giancarlo was just a few feet from taking out the home run sculpture. DAMMIT GIANCARLO, YOU WERE SO CLOSE. 2. Hunter Pence vs Roberto Hernandez, 455 feet (July 22nd) ...
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Minor league team wears jerseys inspired by 'Thriller'

'Cause this is thriller! Thriller Night! (Oink) pic.twitter.com/7XKx1hsP5V — IronPigs (@IronPigs) July 25, 2014 The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are one of the most innovative teams in baseball when it comes to promotions. On Thursday night, they wore Michael Jackson Thriller-themed jerseys, continuing a tradition of incredible promotions. The jerseys were auctioned off after the...
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Dugout Digest – gaining separation

A week ago, all of the races in the National League were tied. Today…well, not so much. The Nationals have opened up a 1.5 game lead on the Braves in the NL East, thanks in large part to Atlanta losing three out of four games to the Marlins this week.The Brewers swept the Reds this week, and are now three games up on both the Cardinals and Pirates. In the West, the Giants have...
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Tom Gorzelanny catches Lucas Duda HR with his hat

With no glove nearby, Brewers pitcher Tom Gorzelanny improvised quite nicely. H/T Bullwine85 reddit/baseball 
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Dallas Keuchel thanks heckler with note on souvenir baseball

A ball @kidkeuchy tossed to a heckler sitting next to me #Astros #Athletics pic.twitter.com/rnZg5jRLwD — Nick Wong (@nickw888) July 24, 2014 Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel took a (more passive-aggressive) page out of Brandon Phillips’ book. 
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Ryan Raburn spiked throw results in 'inside-the-park-HR'

In a 0-0 game in the bottom of the 8th inning, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a lazy fly ball down the left-field line. Raburn slid for it, but the ball bounced off his glove and rolled over to the wall. Moustakas seemed content jogging into second for a stand-up double until Raburn tried to throw the ball, as if he wasn’t bad enough with his glove. It turned...
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Chuck Knoblauch charged with domestic violence, Twins Hall of Fame induction canceled

From ACB KTRK in Houston: According to a police report, Knoblauch assaulted his wife, leaving a large bruise on her arm, a larger scratch on the left side of her face and a knot on her forehead. Knoblauch’s wife, Cheri, told police her husband was upset she slept next to her child in another bedroom rather than next to him. He allegedly grabbed her and smashed her head against...
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Nick Swisher tosses keg to help swing on ‘American Muscle’

In his first season with the Indians, Nick Swisher put up some of the worst numbers of his career, batting .246 with 22 home runs, a .423 slugging percentage and .763 OPS. So during the offseason, he worked out with Mike Barwis, former strength and conditioning coach at Michigan and West Virginia, to help out with his swing. As it so happens, Discovery Channel decided Barwis’ gym...
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Does recent surge change trade deadline approach for Tampa Bay Rays?

Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays are at it again. After spending the first couple months of the year buried in the depths of the league standings with the likes of the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rays are in the midst of a second half surge that has them rising up the rankings of a wide open American League East division. While they still reside four games...
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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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Best, worst in-season trades for each team from last 20 years

The big midseason trade can have a vast array of effects on a team, but there are obviously two extreme scenarios – a World Championship on one hand, and a complete disaster on the other. But really, most trades fall somewhere in the middle. We decided it would be a good idea, just a week and a half before the deadline, to revisit each team’s biggest triumph and biggest misstep...
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Tigers pay big price for Joakim Soria, and may not be done yet

The Detroit Tigers were going to add a reliever to their bullpen. There wasn’t a question of whether or not they’d do, but rather who general manager Dave Dombrowski would pick up before the July 31 trade deadline. Dombrowski got his man on Wednesday, acquiring Joakim Soria from the Rangers. The price was a steep one, as the Tigers gave up two of their top prospects — Double...
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Dugout Digest – still creepin’

Hey, look who it is, crawling up the American League standings…it’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays won their seventh in a row on Wednesday night, shutting out the Cardinals 2-0. Tampa Bay is an MLB-best 13-4 in July, and has allowed only 11 runs during this winning streak. They’re now just 4.5 games behind the Mariners for the second Wild Card and seven games back of the Orioles...
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Joakim Soria is heading to the Tigers

It looks like that a deal has been agreed to in principle that would send Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Tigers and Rangers have trade agreement in place: Joakim Soria for Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, source confirms @KyleBogie report. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 24, 2014 In 33 1/3 innings this season, Soria has a 2.70 ERA for the Rangers, striking...
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WATCH: Molina leaves snacks at home plate for his brother

The Rays and Cardinals are in the midst of a series in St. Louis, and just because Yadier Molina is out of action with a wrist injury, that doesn’t mean he won’t be having some fun. Yadier’s brother Jose is a catcher for the Rays, and got the start behind the dish on Wednesday night for Tampa Bay. As St. Louis third base coach Jose Oquendo ran out to the coach’s box in the...
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Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
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Cameron Maybin suspended for amphetamines

The Padres’ ugly season just got a little uglier. Cameron Maybin of the #Padres suspended 25 games for amphetamines. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 23, 2014 Maybin blamed the failed test on confusion resulting from a change in medications, one of which he had a TUE for. He’s hit .247/.286/.368 in 62 games this season. He’s signed through the 2016 season.
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WATCH: Jeff Francoeur again victimized by brilliant prank

Back in April, the El Paso Chihuahuas pranked teammate Jeff Francoeur, convincing him that a teammate was deaf. In honor of Francoeur’s promotion to the major league today, Cody Decker of the Chihuahuas released another prank video, in which the team locks Francoeur in the bathroom. I won’t spoil the conclusion, but it’s pretty fantastic. Poor Jeff. Hopefully the Padres let...
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