2:21 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
New York Daily News 15 hours ago
Dillon Gee struggles again, Brewers blast Mets 9-1

Dillon Gee struggles again, Brewers blast Mets 9-1

Within 36 hours, the Mets went from flirting with perfection to being imperfect in just about every way. A day after Bartolo Colon nearly threw a perfect game against Mariners, Dillon Gee and the Mets were blown out by the Brewers and two-hit over eight innings by starter Matt Garza.
MetsBlog 1 hour ago

Mets would pay some of Colon’s salary to deal him

The Mets would pay some of Bartolo Colon’s remaining salary this season in an effort to deal him (Martino, July 25). Colon is due roughly $2 million for the remainder of the season. Interested teams are asking the Mets to pay a portion of Colon’s $11 million salary for 2015, according to columnist Joel Sherman […]
Mets 360 4 hours ago

The price of trading Bartolo Colon

It’s widely thought that Bartolo Colon will not finish this season as a member of the New York Mets. Colon helped this cause mightily by pitching a perfect game on Wednesday night into the seventh inning, before Robinson Cano broke…Read more →Related Posts:Carlos Gonzalez or Daniel Murphy, a path...
MetsBlog 7 hours ago

Mets have contacted Rockies about Tulowitzki and Gonzalez

The Mets have contacted the Rockies to say they’re interested in SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez, according to columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, July 25). However, Sherman writes, “Keep in mind, Tulowitzki has indicated he has become frustrated playing his prime mainly in non-contention,” “And there is belief if he were to request a trade, […]
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 14 hours ago

Report: Mets inquire about Tulo, CarGo

The Mets have told the Colorado Rockies they would like to be involved with trade discussions if and when Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez become available, the Post's Joel Sherman reports. Gonzalez Tulowitzki Writes Sherman: But keep in mind Tulowitzki has indicated he has become frustrated...
KFFL 2 hours ago

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki doesn't have no-trade clause

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki does not have a no-trade clause in his contract, at ...
Chicago Sun-Times 14 hours ago

Cubs want longer outings from Edwin Jackson

Assuming the Cubs don’t trade him and the injury (right hand cramping) he left with Thursday night isn’t serious, there will be a lot of Edwin Jackson down the stretch. In dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, the Cubs sent away two of their innings-eating starters who were capable of saving the bullpen on any day. But with those two chasing a pennant in California, it will fall in part to the veteran Jackson to help spare a set of...
Northwest Herald 13 hours ago

Padres' Ross fans 11 in 13-3 rout of Cubs

CHICAGO – Tyson Ross struck out a career-high 11, and the light-hitting San Diego Padres broke out for a season-best nine runs in the sixth inning in a 13-3 rout of the Cubs on Thursday night.
Detroit Free Press 54 mins ago
What's Tigers' next move? Maybe a trade for Phillies' Bastardo

What's Tigers' next move? Maybe a trade for Phillies' Bastardo

Bowden identified Bastardo as option No. 1. The Tigers reportedly have interest in him, and Bowden says he could be had in exchange for pitching prospects Melvin Mercedes and Zac Reininger. 'Left-handed hitters are batting just .140 against (Bastardo) this year, and he would be the final piece for the Tigers,' Bowden wrote.
Viva El Birdos 5 hours ago
St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching

St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching

With a week to go, the Cardinals are prioritizing an upgrade to the rotation. For Cardinals fans, Ye Olde Trade Rumour began grinding away a few weeks ago when rumors swirled that the organization was closing in on a trade that would bring Jake Peavy to St. Louis. The next day, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Cards were prioritizing an offensive upgrade over pitching. As I noted at the time, prioritizing offense and upgrading the rotation are not mutually exclusive goals. And, with a week to go before MLB's non-waiver trade deadline, the Cardinals reportedly...
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 13 hours ago
Flores finishes 1-for-3 in return

Flores finishes 1-for-3 in return

Wilmer Flores is back for his third stint with the Mets this season. This time it’s due to the injury to Ruben Tejada, who was beaned in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle. The problem for Flores is that Tejada should be back in the lineup Friday night. That means he goes to the bench or spells Daniel Murphy at second or David Wright at third. Flores said that he can make it work. “I’ll just have to find a way,” said Flores, who went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 9-1 loss to Milwaukee.

Shoulder puts Zach Putnam on DL

The Chicago White Sox's bullpen took another blow Thursday when Zach Putnam was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Andre Rienzo was recalled to take his place. The closer spot has been especially cursed for the White Sox, who traded Addison Reed to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason. Closer candidates Nate Jones (back) and Matt Lindstrom (oblique) were both injured during spring training, with Lindstrom eventually breaking camp with the job.
Cole Hamels brilliant, Giants avoid the sweep

Cole Hamels brilliant, Giants avoid the sweep

There's only so much a team can do when a good pitcher is going bonkers. The Phillies should give Cole Hamels to the Giants Editorial by Grant Brisbee, McCovey Chronicles The Phillies should give Cole Hamels to the Giants. The Phillies are a baseball team that does not have any particular use for an excellent pitcher right now, whereas the Giants are a team that could really use Hamels. Are the Phillies being selfish? Yes, they certainly are. Nobody likes a selfish person or a collection of selfish people The Phillies are an eight-year-old boy who sold his Nintendo at a yard sale, then...
KFFL 4 hours ago

Giants | Brandon Belt update

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) still feels no improvement regarding his concussion symptoms ...
Redleg Nation 22 hours ago

Trading the pitchers

Plenty of attention has focused on what trades, if any, the Reds should pursue at the upcoming trade deadline. But a more defining moment for Walt Jocketty’s career with the Reds will likely come in the next twelve months when the organization confronts the issue of what to do with their starting pitchers. Johnny Cueto, …
Will Dodgers' pitching needs outweigh long-term plans?

Will Dodgers' pitching needs outweigh long-term plans?

This next week will be fraught with temptation for Dodgers GM Ned Colletti. Dodgers officials have said repeatedly the record payrolls that have characterized the first two years of Guggenheim Partners ownership will not continue forever. The...
Newsday 14 hours ago

Source: Mets fielding calls on All-Star Daniel Murphy

Rival clubs have reached out to the Mets about trading for second baseman Daniel Murphy, who is coming off his first appearance in the All-Star Game.

Brewers pound Mets with long ball

Bouncing back from the worst start of his career — five runs in one-third of an inning at Washington — Matt Garza took an early lead and cruised with it. He went eight innings, allowing only two hits and one run to even his record at 7-7.
MetsBlog 7 hours ago

What’s on tap for Friday, July 25

The Mets (48-54) and Brewers (58-45) continue their four-game series at 8:10 pm ET in Milwaukee on Friday. Zack Wheeler (5-8, 3.78 ERA) will start for the Mets against Brewers RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.79).   In case you missed it… Dillon Gee gave up six runs in three innings as the Mets lost to the Brewers, 9-1, in Thursday’s series […]

More National League Rumors & News

On deck: Bring on the Braves

Padres should get accustomed to seeing Atlanta — the teams play seven times in 10 days.

Rockies trade scenarios: Tulowitzki, Gonzalez, De La Rosa, Barnes

Speculation about Rockies trades starts with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez and moves on to Jorge De La Rosa, Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes.
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Nats have their wood bat preferences, but science suggests there is no difference.

If a bat doesn’t feel right to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, he’ll toss it right away. Some minor league players can have it. Harper can just tell it’s all wrong. He likes ash wood bats in the winter. Maple wood bats are for the summer. Maples are harder, and that feels right. Read full article >>
Los Angeles Times 1 hour ago

Ray Rice's new Ravens teammate has six-game suspension for smoking pot

Many people are still seething over what they perceive to be a far-too-lenient two-game suspension for Baltimore running back Ray Rice after a domestic-violence incident in February that resulted in him being charged with felony aggravated assault.
CSN Washington 1 hour ago

The Baseball Show: Should the Nats make a trade? (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of The Baseball Show, much of the talk was about the trade deadline coming up and Ryan Zimmerman’s latest injury.

National League Player News

  • 9 Wilmer Flores

    Wilmer Flores

    Mets bring back Wilmer Flores, who'll try to adjust to uncertainty

  • 8 Ruben Tejada

    Ruben Tejada

    Ruben Tejada could be back in Mets lineup Friday night

  • 8 Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels strikes out 10 as Philadelphia Phillies avoid sweep against San Francisco Giants

  • 7 Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee

    Dillon Gee has struggled since return from the DL

  • 6 Troy Tulowitzki

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Mets have contacted Rockies about Tulowitzki and Gonzalez

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