9:29 PM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015
Red Reporter 5 hours ago
Reds hold on to Chapman, Bruce at deadline

Reds hold on to Chapman, Bruce at deadline

Zzzzzzzzz. The 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline came and went on Friday afternoon, and despite several juicy rumors swirling around both Aroldis Chapman and Jay Bruce, the Cincinnati Reds apparently held on to both former All Stars. Chapman had been connected with each of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees as the deadline barreled closer on Friday, but ultimately the demands being asked for in return by GM Walt Jocketty proved to be unmatchable.  Dave Stewart and the Diamondbacks reportedly offered a package centered around top pitching prospect Braden Shipley...
Cincinnati.com 9 hours ago

6 great Jay Bruce moments

Here are three memorable walk-off home runs and three robberies at the wall from Jay Bruce during his career with the Reds.         
Andy Martino / New York Daily News 11 hours ago

Mets and Reds talking trade of Jay Bruce for Zack Wheeler

The Mets and Reds are picking up momentum on a trade that would bring Jay Bruce to Flushing and send pitcher Zack Wheeler to Cincy.
Redleg Nation 10 hours ago

Rumors intensify about Bruce, Chapman

Rumors persist that the Reds and Mets are deep into talks regarding a trade of Jay Bruce for pitcher Zack Wheeler. Similarly, reports continue that the Arizona Diamondbacks are still negotiating with the Reds for Aroldis Chapman. Other sources say as many as five teams might still be calling about the Reds closer. Stay tuned, …
Mets 360 8 hours ago

Comparing Jay Bruce to Carlos Gomez

The latest rumors have the Mets and Reds talking about a Jay Bruce trade. Bruce does not play center field, does not bat righty and has a bigger contract than Carlos Gomez. He may not have been the Mets’ first…Read more →Related Posts:Sandy Alderson was right to nix the Carlos Gomez dealDid Juan...
Reds call up Kyle Waldrop; Sunday starter undecided

Reds call up Kyle Waldrop; Sunday starter undecided

The Reds called up OF/1B Kyle Waldrop for what manager Bryan Price called a "two-day visit" in the place of Mike Leake.         
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Giants at deadline — no moves beyond Mike Leake

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The deadline came and went at 1 p.m. PDT Friday, and the Giants did nothing beyond acquiring pitcher Mike Leake on Thursday night. Until further notice, the Giants are hanging tight with the depth they have in place, including utility infielder Ehire Adrianza and...
Redleg Nation 9 hours ago

The Return for Mike Leake: Keury Mella

Just when you thought the Reds couldn’t possibly add more depth to their starting pitching pool in the minors, the Reds trade two months of Mike Leake for six plus years of another hard throwing youngster in Keury Mella (plus infielder Adam Duvall). Mella is a soon to be 22 year old pitching in High …
Redleg Nation 7 hours ago

Report: Kyle Waldrop called up

Mark Sheldon (MLB.com) is reporting a rumor that OF Kyle Waldrop has been called up to the Reds from Louisville. As Sheldon says, Waldrop could be a short-term placeholder for Mike Leake’s roster spot until Leake’s spot comes up to pitch on Sunday. This move has not been confirmed by the Reds. It’s possible Waldrop …
Grant Brisbee / McCovey Chronicles 4 hours ago

Giants don't make additional trades at the deadline

The Giants were reportedly checking in on bullpen help, but Mike Leake is the only addition for now. The Giants kicked tires and kicked tires and kicked tires, but at the end of the day, their trade deadline was Mike Leake and only Mike Leake. The PA is not playing Craig Kimbrel's music. Aroldis Chapman...
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago
5 takeaways from Giants training camp include updates on Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul

5 takeaways from Giants training camp include updates on Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul

Tidbits on the Jason Pierre-Paul situation, Eli Manning's contract, the offensive line's goal, and Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz's health.
Newark Star-Ledger 7 hours ago

Eli Manning not looking to make contract comparisons after Russell Wilson signs big deal

Manning: Ask the Giants and my agent about contract talks
Big Blue View 7 hours ago

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Eli Manning talks about the Giants potentially explosive offense and his contract. Sorta. The first day of the New York Giants training camp is officially under way, and Eli Manning was one of several players who were made available to the media. There were two main issues that Eli was asked about:...
New York Daily News 7 hours ago

Eli Manning: New Giants contract isn't my concern

Russell Wilson's big pay day hasn't affected how Eli Manning views his own financial future.
Baltimore Sun 26 mins ago

Orioles' Dan Duquette 'happy and excited' to land Gerardo Parra on busy deadline day

When the dust settled following Friday afternoon's nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles had filled their most glaring need by dealing for an established, hot-hitting outfielder while dealing away one of the core members of their bullpen in a separate move.
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

Pregame Orioles notes on Gerardo Parra, Chris Tillman, Mychal Givens and Mike Wright

Manager Buck Showalter said newly acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra had to fly into Washington D.C., so he will have to fight rush hour traffic on the beltway en route to Camden Yards. Showalter expects him to arrive at the park around game time.
MASN Sports 3 hours ago

Orioles to designate Travis Snider for assignment, Tommy Hunter on being traded - School of Roch

The Orioles will designate outfielder Travis Snider for assignment, according to multiple sources. Gerardo Parra will take Snider's spot on the roster. Snider, who was traded to the Orioles by the Pirates last offseason, is batting .239/.318/.344 this season, with...
Brewers Blog | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10 hours ago

Brewers send Gerardo Parra to Baltimore for pitching prospect

The Brewers have followed up their trade of centerfielder Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers on Thursday by sending outfielder Gerardo Parra to Baltimore on Friday for pitching prospect Zach Davies.
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun 8 hours ago

Orioles designate right-hander Bud Norris for assignment

In making their trade to acquire outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers official, the Orioles also designated right-hander Bud Norris for assignment, parting ways with a key piece of their 2014 starting rotation.
Over the Monster 11 hours ago

Red Sox, Indians talking Carlos Carrasco trade

Could the Red Sox find their front-line arm in Cleveland? The Red Sox and Indians have discussed a trade that would send starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to Boston to shore up the Red Sox' dismal rotation, according to Jerry Crasnick. While the Red Sox certainly do not fit the profile of a typical buyer, it also doesn't come as a surprise that they're in on someone like Carlos Carrasco. At 28, with three years of team control left after 2015, Carrasco is the sort of player the Sox could trade for today and either lock in tomorrow or even just ride with through the end of arbitration...
Fenway Nation 11 hours ago

Red Sox Pursuing Pitchers Ross And Carrasco?

Carrasco (L), Ross (R)With only hours until the 4PM MLB trade deadline, the Red Sox are reportedly pursuing the "young, controllable pitching" they hinted at over the last week or so. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick now reports that Boston is in hot pursuit of Padres starter Tyson Ross and/or Cleveland starter...
Over the Monster 6 hours ago

Red Sox focusing trade efforts on Carrasco and Ross. Bradley on the way out?

The Red Sox might be honing in on their two biggest targets as the deadline nears. With less than two hours to go until the trade deadline, the Red Sox are focused in on pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross according to Gordon Edes, who says Jackie Bradley Jr. might well be one the way out in any...
The Republican 9 hours ago

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Red Sox in talks with Cleveland Indians on Carlos Carrasco

As they continue the pursuit of young, controllable starters, the Red Sox have reportedly been in talks with the Cleveland Indians for starter Carlos Carrasco. The 28-year-old Carrasco is in the first year of a four-year, $22 million deal with...
Newark Star-Ledger 10 hours ago

What sort of NFL punishment could Sheldon Richardson face after arrest?

He is already suspended four games for marijuana.
Newark Star-Ledger 10 hours ago

Here's the mugshot of Jets' Sheldon Richardson, after his street racing arrest

Richardson was arrested earlier this month after speeding away from police.
Gang Green Nation 14 hours ago

The New York Jets Can't Trust Sheldon Richardson

The Jets star defensive lineman shows a terrifying lack of judgment and maturity in latest issue, proving that the Jets simply can't trust him. Hours after Sheldon Richardson vowed that the jets wouldn't need to worry about his name being in the news, his name was in the news. Did Richardson really...
Clayton Kershaw scratched again, Justin Turner to the DL

Clayton Kershaw scratched again, Justin Turner to the DL

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Angels. Kershaw had already been pushed back in the Dodgers' rotation due to soreness in his right hipe and gluteus muscle area. He was...
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Friday start

Clayton Kershaw won't pitch against the Angels on Friday in the opening game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium.
philly.com 47 mins ago

Phillies catcher Ruiz says he will miss Cole Hamels

Philllies catcher Carlos Ruiz had developed a special bond with Cole Hamels, so on the day the Hamels trade to the Texas Rangers was made official, Ruiz said he will truly miss catching the lefthander.
The Phillies Zone | Philadelphia Inquirer 9 hours ago

Officially, Cole Hamels is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers

The Phillies and Rangers finally announced the blockbuster trade on Friday afternoon, officially ending Cole Hamels' 13-year tenure with the organization that drafted him 17th overall in 2002.
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago
Warriors acquire Jason Thompson

Warriors acquire Jason Thompson

The Golden State Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Gerald Wallace.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers

Gerald Wallace didn’t even make it to training camp with the Warriors. Wallace, acquired in the David Lee deal with Boston - which was officially completed Monday - turned around and headed to Philadelphia on Friday. The Warriors traded Wallace to the 76ers for 6-foot-11 forward/center...
philly.com 1 hour ago

Sixers trade Jason Thompson to Warriors; get Gerald Wallace in return

Jason Thompson's tenure as the homegrown 76er lasted 22 days. The Sixers traded the Camden native, who played at Lenape High School, to the Golden State Warriors on Friday for Gerald Wallace and a 2016 NBA draft consideration. The Sixers have to right to swap the lesser of the first-round picks from...
Bullets Forever 11 hours ago

Podcast: Debating Gilbert Arenas, Dreaming about Kevin Durant

We asked you to give us some questions for a new episode of the Bullets Forever Podcast and all of you went above and beyond to give Mike Sykes, Akbar Naqvi and Jake Whitacre plenty to discuss on this episode. We weren't able to get to all the questions that were submitted this week (we plan on tackling more in a future podcast) but in the meantime, this week's podcast features plenty of discussion on the following: Would you rather build around 2006 Gilbert Arenas or 2015 James Harden? What can we expect from Bradley Beal's extension talks? What would you do to lure Kevin Durant to the...
Golden State Of Mind 10 hours ago

What would it take for the Warriors to land Kevin Durant in 2015 sign-and-trade?

Tim Kawakami at Talking Points takes a look at what it might take for the Golden State Warriors to land Kevin Durant in 2016 free agency. There's no way the Warriors can find the approximate $25 million it would take to sign him straight up, so Kawakami looks at a sign-and-trade scenario: Let's be...
Times-Picayune 14 hours ago

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees talks about his charitable donation to Ochsner

The Brees family donated money for the webcams at each station so that nurses, doctors and parents could keep an eye on the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ochsner Baptist Hospital in New Orleans.
Larry Holder / Times-Picayune 2 hours ago

Saints' Brandin Cooks striving to become Drew Brees' No. 1 option: Larry Holder

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Brandin Cooks seems almost too humble to proclaim himself as the New Orleans Saints' No. 1 receiving target heading into 2015. Yet all of the signs point to Cooks becoming Drew Brees' primary target....
Mets acquire Cespedes

Mets acquire Cespedes

NEW YORK – The Mets finally made their blockbuster trade. In the final minutes before the 4 p.m. trade deadline the Mets traded for the big bat they’ve been searching for by acquiring Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. They traded minor …
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes remains topic of trade talk as deadline approaches

The New York Mets are the team that has been the hottest on the rumor mill. BALTIMORE -- The trade deadline is 4 p.m. today. With one hour to go, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes remained a member of the Detroit Tigers. The New York Mets are the team that has been linked most...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Dan Haren reportedly traded from Marlins to Cubs

The Dodgers paid Dan Haren's $10-million salary this season even though he hasn't pitched for them.
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Craig Breslow, Pablo Sandoval

Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Craig Breslow, Pablo Sandoval

Today's links look at the holes on next year's roster, the trade value of various Red Sox players, and the time to look at the young arms. Alex Speier looks at the lineup and what positions will need reinforcements next season. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Which Red Sox players have the most trade value? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Does Craig Breslow have any trade value? (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive.com) Dustin Pedroia's contract extension no longer looks like the steal it once was. (Alex Skillin; BP Boston) The Red Sox never really recovered from missing out in the Jon Lester...
The Republican 4 hours ago

Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez injury news: Both Boston Red Sox day-to-day

Boston Red Sox Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are both day-to-day with injuries sustained Thursday against the White Sox.
Viva El Birdos 10 hours ago
St. Louis Cardinals trade analysis: Was trading Rob Kaminsky for Brandon Moss an overpay?

St. Louis Cardinals trade analysis: Was trading Rob Kaminsky for Brandon Moss an overpay?

When current St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz and future ESPN 101 radio host made the news official by tweeting that the St. Louis Cardinals had traded lefthanded pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss, I did a double-take. My knee-jerk reaction was that the Cardinals had paid a prospect price too steep for the veteran they acquired. Since Thursday's trade is the second one involving Moss in the last eight months, I decided it might be a useful exercise to compare the Cardinals-Indians trade of July with...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 15 hours ago

Tipsheet: Experts pan Moss trade

Brandon Moss fit the profile of corner outfielder/first baseman that Cardinals GM John Mozeliak sought in the trade market. But experts believe he overpaid to get him.
Denver Post 3 hours ago

Tom Brady suspension, Deflategate, become NFL's picture-perfect mess

The morning after the NFL's final game last season, quarterback Tom Brady posed with commissioner Roger Goodell in downtown Phoenix, celebrating the New England Patriots' fourth title and his
Denver Post 2 hours ago

Tom Brady, Roger Goodell demanded to appear in court by judge

NEW YORK — The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England Patriots quarterback and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in
Beaver County Times 3 hours ago
Pirates acquire Happ, Morse in deadline deals

Pirates acquire Happ, Morse in deadline deals

The Pirates made two trades Friday, acquiring left-hander J.A. Happ from the Seattle Mariners to take the rotation spot of injured A.J. Burnett, and first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse from the Los Angeles Dodgers to add right-handed power to the bench.
Lookout Landing 8 hours ago

Time to pull J.A. Happ from the rotation

Out of form and out of contract in two months, J.A. Happ's role with the Mariners should be reduced. J.A. Happ took the ball yesterday, and for the second time in as many starts, he struggled. In his outing against the Twins, Happ allowed seven runs and recorded only ten outs. He walked two and was...

Cowboys DE Greg Hardy likely limited in practice next few days with minor rib strain

It turns our Greg Hardy may not be invincible. The defensive end suffered what sources call a minor rib strain in the first day of practice. A club official said Hardy will likely be limited Friday and Saturday in what …
Blogging The Boys 8 hours ago

Cowboys 2015 Training Camp: Greg Hardy Rib Strain Will Limit Practice Time

An early injury but appears to be minor. The Dallas Cowboys opened their 2015 training camp with what was a light practice, built around re-introducing the team to football and getting them ready for more serious action. The hope is to limit injuries by not over-exerting the players and limiting any...

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