4:29 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014

Lester-Kemp not likely

Though Jon Lester could well be traded by Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline, two sources told MLB.com that the Red Sox are not interested in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers in exchange for the lefty, contrary to a rumor that surfaced Sunday. In fact, there has yet to be a lot of dialogue between the […]
Over the Monster 9 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, Matt Kemp

Today's links focus on the implications of the trade deadline. Teams would be willing to pay Boston more if Jon Lester would sign an extension after the trade, but he says that is unlikely. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) Felix Doubront hasn't been talked about too much since moving to the bullpen, but he's...
Over the Monster 4 hours ago

Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense

Trading Matt Kemp makes sense. Trading Jon Lester makes sense. But for each other? The Red Sox could use Matt Kemp in their outfield. Not necessarily in 2014, where Boston isn't competing for a playoff spot any longer, but in the future where Kemp is still under contract. The Dodgers could use Jon...
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago
Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

A restaurant owner will be rewarded by getting to see the final regular season game of Jeter's career.
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago

Joe Torre tells new Derek Jeter stories, says nieces have the hots for Yankees captain

Jeter signed a ball for Torre that had a special message after passing his former manager in career home runs last season.
Rays Index 5 hours ago

Insider Predicts David Price Will Be Traded To The Dodgers By Thursday

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is Thursday and despite the Rays’ recent surge there are still rumors swirling around the team in general and David Price and Ben Zobrist specifically. What fans need to remember is that the front office knows that the Rays still only have a 10.9% […]
Sons of Steve Garvey 2 hours ago

Outfield Might Prevent LA Price Shopping

Speculation still abounds that David Price is headed toward Los Angeles. And although Doug Wachter at ESPN.com thinks the Cardinals and Braves are probably bigger contending suitors, he did mention the Dodgers as a potential destination: Price is the most prominent name rumored to be on the move, and...

Orioles recall Guilmet - School of Roch

The Orioles made a roster move today while waiting to begin a six-game homestand Tuesday night. Left-hander T.J. McFarland has been placed on the bereavement list, and the Orioles recalled reliever Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland's grandmother passed away Sunday. He's eligible to return to the bullpen Thursday night....
River Ave. Blues 1 hour ago

7/28-7/30 Series Preview: Texas Rangers

After a successful ten-game homestand to open the second half, the Yankees now head out on the road for a six-game, seven-day road trip against two last place teams. They open a three-game set at Texas tonight. The Yankees won three of four against the Rangers in the Bronx just last week. What Have They […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blog7/28-7/30 Series Preview: Texas Rangers The post 7/28-7/30 Series Preview: Texas Rangers appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Over the Monster 1 hour ago
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Last chance to see

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Last chance to see

In case this is goodbye, Jon Lester... Take a good long look at these Boston Red Sox. The ones on the field, in the dugout, all around. Come the start of their series against the Yankees on August 1st, smart money says some of them will be gone. We're already down Jake Peavy, but we all know the Red Sox aren't done dealing just yet. There were murmurs that they were particularly active on the phones these past few days, even after Peavy's departure, trying to line up homes for the assets they can't rely on to be here in 2015. That might just mean the departure of a couple pen arms and bench...

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MASN Sports 1 hour ago

Delmarva's Sisco and Dosch rank among top South Atlantic League hitters plus other minor league notes - Steve Melewski

A look at a few notes from around the Orioles minor leagues as the big league club takes a day off before the start of tomorrow's homestand. Single-A Delmarva currently features two of the top four hitters in the South...

Jeter should pass Yaz this week

Derek Jeter will take his farewell tour to Texas and Boston this week. Along the way, he should pass Carl Yastrzemski on the hits list. With just two more knocks, Jeter will tie Yastrzemski for seventh place all-time. After Jeter passes Yaz, he will almost definitely be done moving up the list. Jeter will have 3,419 hits when ties Yaz. Next up, at sixth, is Tris Speaker, who has 3,514.
Full Count | WEEI 1 hour ago

Red Sox-Blue Jays series preview

The outlook of the 2014 season looks bleak for the Red Sox. With just four days until the July 31 trade deadline and 10 1/2 games out of first place, it appears that Boston is ready to wave the white flag on the year and prepare to add assets for future campaigns. “Anything we do […]
John Lott / National Post 2 hours ago
Toronto Blue Jays’ ability to upgrade at trade deadline muddled by payroll limitations, roster makeup

Toronto Blue Jays’ ability to upgrade at trade deadline muddled by payroll limitations, roster makeup

2014 represents a rare opportunity for them to make a legitimate bid for a playoff spot

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Red Sox minor league roundup: Steps forward for Matt Barnes; Wendell Rijo scorching; Mars streaking

A brief look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 3-1 LOSS AT SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE (YANKEES) (BOX) – The PawSox saw their 11-game winning streak conclude. Pawtucket broadcaster Josh Maurer does an excellent job dissecting the streak. – Right-hander Matt Barnes had his second straight solid start coming […]

Pitching matchups in Texas

Tonight RHP David Phelps (5-4, 3.77) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (9-6, 2.92) 8:05 p.m., YES Network Tuesday RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.45) vs. RHP Nick Martinez (1-6, 4.73) 8:05 p.m., FS1 Wednesday RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 3.99) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (6-8, 6.23) 8:05 p.m., YES Network Associated Press photo The post Pitching matchups in Texas appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
New York Post 3 hours ago

Die-hard Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring

A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could...

Vazquez has been as good as advertised

BOSTON -- He has been here less than three weeks, but Red Sox rookie catcher Christian Vazquez already received this stunning endorsement from former Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler, now a contributor for Fox Sports. Kapler tweeted this during Sunday’s 3-2 Red Sox win over the Tampa Bay Rays: No exaggeration, Vasquez is as good a receiver as anyone in baseball. Has been the highlight of this game.— gabe kapler (@gabekapler) July 27, 2014 Kapler is not one for spouting opinions idly.

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