9:20 PM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014

Rockies' Gonzalez out with sore ankle; Pedro Hernandez starts Thursday's game

Rockies' outfielder Carlos Gonzalez remains hobbled by a sore right ankle and tendinitis in his left knee. He was not in the starting lineup Wednesday night.
MetsBlog 8 hours ago

Need to Know: Tulowitzki, Gonzalez, Mets & Rockies

In the last few days, there have been seen several reports indicating the Rockies willingness to trade SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez. There is speculation the Mets and other teams are interested. However, so far, there are no reports suggesting any deal is likely before Thursday’s...
Newark Star-Ledger 12 hours ago
Phillies trade Cole Hamels? Here are 5 reasons why they should

Phillies trade Cole Hamels? Here are 5 reasons why they should

With the trade deadline looming, Cole Hamels would fetch the Phillies the largest haul of prospects in a trade. Here's a look at why they should look to move their 30-year-old ace.
Newark Star-Ledger 7 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Even if Phillies keep Cole Hamels, club could could make deadline interesting

The Phillies could pull of a blockbuster trade to free up millions.
YESNetwork 4 hours ago
Video: Trade Deadline Preview: The YES Men Podcast

Watch: Trade Deadline Preview: The YES Men Podcast

With the Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, Lou Dipietro and Doug Williams talks rumors and buzz around the league!
Newsday 5 hours ago
Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda homer in Mets' rout of Phillies

Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda homer in Mets' rout of Phillies

Just hours after they were shut out, the Mets suddenly couldn't be stopped.
New York Daily News 5 hours ago

Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda power Mets in 11-2 blowout over Phillies

It was a hard job the Mets asked of Zack Wheeler last season. At 23-years old, he was not expected to follow in the footsteps of Matt Harvey. They would never ask that of him. The Mets were asking Wheeler to be a good, young pitcher maturing under the gun in the major leagues.
SNY 3 hours ago
Video: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: 07/30/14 Mets pound Phillies

Watch: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: 07/30/14 Mets pound Phillies

The Mets pounded out 15 hits, including homeruns from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda in an 11-2 rout of the Phillies.
Pregame: Cardinals trade for Masterson

Pregame: Cardinals trade for Masterson

Early notes, tidbits and lineups for today's game at Petco Park.
Plain Dealer 2 hours ago

Trade to St. Louis Cardinals a 'bittersweet' ending to Justin Masterson's tenure with the Cleveland Indians

"I said, 'Uh oh. Either I'm going to get beat, or I'm getting traded somewhere,'" Masterson said.

As Red Sox rumors swirl, Kemp heating up

While numerous observers were dismissive about an ESPN Boston report about the Red Sox's interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp and the possibility that he could be part of a Jon Lester deal, the Sox have been scouting Kemp for at least the past month, according to an industry source. The $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract would make a deal difficult to execute, and with the Dodgers playing well, GM Ned Colletti might have little interest in breaking up his outfield combination, although a healthy Kemp could well pop up on the Sox's radar again in the offseason.
MetsBlog 10 hours ago

Can the Mets trade for Matt Kemp?

It’s not Bartolo Colon, at least not in a deal for Kemp. I know the Dodgers like Jon Niese, but he has no playoff experience and this current shoulder situation is a bit of mystery. So, I don’t see a match. Noah Syndergaard, Rafeal Montero, Jacob deGrom, Travis d’Arnaud, they’ll all really nice players, they’re terrific […]
Miami Herald 2 hours ago

Miami Marlins taking frugal approach in luring impact players on trade deadline

The Marlins’ quest to upgrade their starting rotation figures to lead all the way up until Thursday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline. But just because they want to be buyers, it doesn’t mean they plan to spend foolishly, president of Baseball Operations Mike Hill said Wednesday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 1 hour ago

Twins reliever Brian Duensing could draw trade interest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Boston's Andrew Miller and Philadelphia's Antonio Bastardo lead the list of left-handed relievers who could be on the move in advance of Thursday's 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, but Brian Duensing figures to draw interest as well.

Bryce Harper showing signs of improvement at the plate

If there was anything encouraging about the Nationals’ offense in Tuesday’s scoreless loss, it was the continued improvement of Bryce Harper at the plate. For much of the past week, Harper has struggled to find himself in the batter’s box. When he returned from the all-star break, Harper featured a new stance — “stack and jack,” as it […]
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago
Jason Hammel rocked again, A’s lose 8-1

Jason Hammel rocked again, A’s lose 8-1

HOUSTON – The closer the A’s have gotten to the trade deadline, the more their rotation depth has seemed to be in question. Their top three starters – Scott Kazmir, Sonny Gray and Jeff Samardzija — are as good as any threesome in the American League. No. 4 man Jesse Chavez, while consistent most of the first half in his first season as a starter, is coming off his worst outing. Then there’s Jason Hammel. The A’s lost to the Astros 8-1 on Wednesday, and Hammel’s fingerprints were all over it. While the A’s are a proven come-from-behind team, Hammel gave them virtually no chance...
Newsday 3 hours ago

Eric Chavez, former Yankee infielder, announces retirement

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.
Arizona Republic 20 hours ago
Diamondbacks unusually quiet on trade front

Diamondbacks unusually quiet on trade front

In a trade market without an abundance of teams in all-out sell mode, the Diamondbacks are somewhat unique. After their 3-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, they fell to 15 games under .500 and remain sequestered from the playoff race.         
MetsBlog 5 hours ago

Game Recap: Mets 11 – Phillies 2

Result: The Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Need to Know: Zack Wheeler worked deep into counts, throwing 112 pitches in 6 2/3 innings but only allowing two runs in his sixth win of the season. Wheeler got the run support he needed when Daniel Murphy hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning […]
Miami Herald 5 hours ago
Nats end Marlins' six-game winning streak, 4-3

Nats end Marlins' six-game winning streak, 4-3

Tanner Roark won his fourth consecutive start and the Washington Nationals averted a series sweep by snapping the Miami Marlins six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday.
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago

Rays shut out by Brewers, 5-0

ST. PETERSBURG — If Wednesday was indeed David Price's farewell performance with the Rays, it didn't go very well.
Braves Journal 10 hours ago
Dodgers 8, Braves 4

Dodgers 8, Braves 4

Well, THAT sucked. I watched most of the game and wish I hadn’t. It was unbearably long. The two teams threw 350 pitches between them, and the 9-inning game lasted three hours and 46 minutes without a rain delay. And with Big Handsome against the 34-year old version of Josh Beckett, nothing about this game […]

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New York Post 24 mins ago

Matt Harvey, advancing in rehab, wants ‘one inning’ in 2014

Matt Harvey could throw from a mound next week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last October. The right-hander said he could also pitch in the Mets...
Sacramento Bee 32 mins ago
Pirates' gaffe on bases costs them would-be sweep

Pirates' gaffe on bases costs them would-be sweep

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there's always something new to see at a baseball game. San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco swings for an RBI single off Pittsburgh Pirates' Charlie Morton in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants' Andrew Susac swings for an RBI single off Pittsburgh Pirates' Charlie Morton in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Francisco. Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison (5) and Charlie Morton (50) celebrate Harrison's two run home run hit off...

Giants 7, Pirates 5

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants flirted with uncharted territory Wednesday before they rediscovered their winning ways in a 7-5 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates. A two-run rally in the seventh inning erased a one-run deficit and propelled the Giants to… Continue Reading →The post Giants 7, Pirates 5 appeared first on Giants Extra.
Miami Herald 53 mins ago

Greg Cote: Just call the Miami Marlins the Merlins because they’re magic

It’s funny how in sports there are varying ways to see Fortune .500. The Dolphins go 8-8 and it’s unfortunate. It gets the general manager gone and leaves fans empty. It feels like losing. But the Marlins get back up to even and fans feel as if they’ve hit the lottery. The climb is fulfilling. It feels like winning.
Sacramento Bee 59 mins ago

Giants find way to halt skid, beat Pirates, 7-5

SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants flirted with unchartered territory Wednesday before they rediscovered their winning ways in a 7-5 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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