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Red Reporter Jul 31, 2015
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 Jul 31, 2015

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.         
Mets 360 Jul 31, 2015

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...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 31, 2015

MLB trade rumors: Why are Jay Bruce trade talks between Mets, Cincinnati Reds slowing down?

Looks like the Mets will have to get their bat from somewhere else.
Red Reporter Jul 31, 2015

Reds vs. Pirates, Game 2: Preview and Predictions Thread

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 31, 20157:10 PM EDTGABP Michael Lorenzen vs. Jeff Locke Happy "Jay Bruce is still a Red" Day! After a disappointing flurry of nothing at the deadline, the Reds look to be content with only two players leaving. Marlon Byrd is still a Red. Aroldis...
Boston Herald Jul 31, 2015
Mike Napoli HR leads Red Sox past Rays

Mike Napoli HR leads Red Sox past Rays

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went Friday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has been faced with untimely demise, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit for much of this year. The expectation was that Napoli would be traded before 4 p.m. And while Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he fielded offers, none were compelling.
The Republican Jul 31, 2015

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli plays hero after days of trade speculation

BOSTON - If Mike Napoli had been hitting in another ballpark on Friday night, as many expected him to be, the ball he hit to left field in the seventh inning might have descended into an outfielder's waiting glove. At...
Boston Herald Aug 1, 2015

Mike Napoli sticks here

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went yesterday afternoon as Mike Napoli was sitting in a chair in front of his locker eating out of a paper bowl and checking his cell phone.A free agent at the end of the season, the 33-year-old has struggled mightily, hitting as poorly as a first baseman can hit...
Fenway Nation Jul 31, 2015

Return O' The Beard: Napoli HR Nets Sox Win

(AP Photo)He was all but gone. Every pundit had him pegged as the most likely Carmine Hoser to be dealt today. Instead, Mike Napoli was in the lineup and at the plate in the seventh with his team down by one with a man on. The burly first-baseman sent a towering fly ball to left that just caught the...
Full Count | WEEI Jul 31, 2015

Mike Napoli celebrates staying in Boston with game-winning HR: ‘I love my teammates’

Talk about irony. Mike Napoli spent the week leading up to Friday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline wondering. He was wondering if his days (and games) in the city he’s grown to love were numbered. The Pirates were in need of a right-handed power bat and surely, they could swing a deal with the […]
San Francisco Chronicle 23 hours ago
Tim Hudson accepts new role as Leake takes starting spot

Tim Hudson accepts new role as Leake takes starting spot

ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Leake is replacing a pitcher in the Giants’ rotation he once emulated. When Leake was breaking into the majors, he watched video of Tim Hudson but never spoke with him until Friday, a day after the Giants acquired Leake from the Reds in their lone deadline-beating trade. “I actually learned a lot from him,” said Leake, who envied how Hudson, with a similar body type, was aggressive on the mound and had impressive movement with his pitches. “I look forward to working with him, talking with him and picking his brain.
Reds Blog | Cincinnati.com Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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 …
New York Post Jul 31, 2015
How Eli Manning will ensure of Odell Beckham’s superstardom

How Eli Manning will ensure of Odell Beckham’s superstardom

There are so many reasons, perhaps 100 million reasons, why the Giants will be making Eli Manning a Giant For Life, and near the top of the list is what...
Zach Braziller / New York Post Jul 31, 2015

Eli Manning doesn’t care how much Russell Wilson’s deal is worth

Russell Wilson’s new four-year contract extension means as much to Eli Manning as your fantasy football team. “No. No, I’m not into the comparison about how much money you’re making,’’...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

Giants Training Camp 2015: Eli Manning isn't into contract comparing

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 Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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.
MASN Sports Jul 31, 2015

Gerardo Parra talks about joining the Orioles - Steve Melewski

New Orioles outfielder Gerardo Parra arrived in Baltimore tonight, shortly after first pitch. He was activated for tonight's game but didn't play. He did get to meet his new teammates and watch them post a comeback 8-7 win over Detroit....
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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...
Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun Jul 31, 2015

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.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015

For Phillies, Cole Hamels: Trade is official

Thirteen years after he came to the Phillies as an 18-year-old kid from San Diego with a prized left arm, Cole Hamels arrived to Citizens Bank Park with his two sons, Caleb, 5, and Braxton, 3, by his side.
Newsday Jul 31, 2015

Mark Teixeira hits two homers, drives in six runs as Yankees take big lead over White Sox

If Mark Teixeira's first half didn't propel him into the early discussion about the American League's MVP candidates, the start to his second half certainly should.
Northwest Herald 23 hours ago

Teixeira homers from both sides as Yanks rout White Sox

CHICAGO – Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the White Sox, 13-6, on Friday night.
philly.com Jul 31, 2015
Sixers acquire Gerald Wallace from Warriors

Sixers acquire Gerald Wallace from Warriors

Veteran forward joins the team in a deal that sends Jason Thompson to Golden State in return.
Oakland Tribune Jul 31, 2015

Warriors acquire Jason Thompson

The Golden State Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for Gerald Wallace.
San Francisco Chronicle Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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...
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 Jul 31, 2015

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.
New York Post Jul 31, 2015
Emotional Bowles plays parent after Richardson bombshells

Emotional Bowles plays parent after Richardson bombshells

Jets coach Todd Bowles expressed a range of emotions from anger to surprise to compassion when discussing the recent arrest of star defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson. Bowles was blindsided by...
New York Daily News 23 hours ago

'Remorseful' Sheldon Richardson says arrest a 'wake-up call'

A day after charges were filed against Sheldon Richardson, Todd Bowles recognized the Jets may be without the star defensive lineman.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 31, 2015
Royals fall to Toronto 7-6 in Johnny Cueto's KC debut

Royals fall to Toronto 7-6 in Johnny Cueto's KC debut

TORONTO — Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night, spoiling Johnny Cueto’s first start with the Royals. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado and starter David Price from Detroit, the Blue Jays obtained right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and outfielder Ben Revere from Philadelphia ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. read more
Toronto Sun Jul 31, 2015

Josh Donaldson leads Blue Jays past Royals in extra innings

Josh Donaldson finished the job in the 11th inning by lining a single that scored Troy Tulowitzki, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 7-6 walk-off triumph over the Kansas City Royals and new ace Johnny Cueto on Friday night.
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 Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul 31, 2015

Marlins trade Dan Haren to Cubs for minor-leaguers

The Miami Marlins traded veteran pitcher Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs prior to Friday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Tampa Bay Times Jul 31, 2015
Rays deal Jepsen, otherwise stand pat at trade deadline

Rays deal Jepsen, otherwise stand pat at trade deadline

BOSTON — Rather than add to an offense that ranks among the American League's worst, the only deal the Rays made by Friday's nonwaiver deadline was to trade one of their top relievers, Kevin Jepsen, to the Twins for a pair of lower-level minor-league pitchers.
Tampa Bay Times Jul 31, 2015

With Jepsen gone, same Rays approach with bullpen

BOSTON — Friday's trade of veteran reliever RHP Kevin Jepsen to the Twins created a significant void in the Rays bullpen. But it won't have a significant impact on how the Rays use their relievers.
Over the Monster Jul 31, 2015
Red Sox focusing trade efforts on Carrasco and Ross. Bradley on the way out?

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 given deal. For the Red Sox who are in major need of pitching help before 2016, the trade deadline has become something of a second offseason, with Boston targetting young pitchers with years of team control left, perhaps concerned that if they waited until October they would already have been...
The Republican Jul 31, 2015

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...
Beaver County Times Jul 31, 2015
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 Jul 31, 2015

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...
Denver Post Jul 31, 2015

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 Jul 31, 2015

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

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 Jul 31, 2015

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...
Wilmer Flores, nearly traded, hits walk-off HR in Mets win

Wilmer Flores, nearly traded, hits walk-off HR in Mets win

Who's crying now? Definitely not Wilmer Flores.

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