1:46 AM EDT, Fri August 01, 2014
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Matt Kemp Orange County Register 34 mins ago

Power shortage over for Dodgers' Kemp

LOS ANGELES – Matt Kemp spent most of the last two years frustrated, he can admit now. The Dodgers right fielder had his once-prodigious power sapped by a variety of injuries. Now it’s starting to reappear, in the form of three homers in two...
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Albert Pujols Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Pujols gives Angels win with 13th-inning RBI - Albert Pujols (1B) Los Angeles Angels

Albert Pujols broke a 0-0 tie in the 13th inning with an RBI single, finishing 2-for-6 overall in Thursday's win over the Orioles.
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Johan Santana Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Santana homers in a losing effort vs. Royals - Danny Santana (OF) Minnesota Twins

Danny Santana led off Thursday's game with a home run and later walked, but the Twins fell to the Royals on Thursday.
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Matt Kemp Los Angeles Times 8 hours ago

No deals for Dodgers before non-waiver trade deadline

The 1 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday passed without the Dodgers reinforcing their pitching staff or finding Matt Kemp a new home.
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Dan Uggla McCovey Chronicles 9 hours ago

Giants do absolutely nothing at the trade deadline

Dan Uggla is still on the roster, though! The Giants had one of the most obvious holes on a contending roster, with second base a wasteland for almost the entire season. The Giants did not fill this hole with a trade. It's officially time to Panik, unless things get really, really Uggla. There were second basemen who moved, with Asdrubal Cabrera going to the Nationals for a 24-year-old 2B/3B with power, which seems like a moderately high price for a pending free agent who hasn't hit much this year. The Rays added Nick Franklin, my white whale, and all they had to give up was an aging...
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Matt Kemp MetsBlog 10 hours ago

Why is there no talk of Matt Kemp?

The Dodgers do expect to trade OF Matt Kemp before Thursday’s 4 pm non-waiver trade deadline, their GM said (LA Times, July 31). “No one’s ever heard me say we’re shopping Matt Kemp,” he said. “That’s all in another world.”   Matthew Cerrone: The Dodgers want to win now. They’ve invested A LOT of money in […]
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Adam Jones MASN Sports 15 hours ago

Zach Wilt: Adam Jones: MVP? - Orioles Buzz

Adam Jones went yard in back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Angels. Opposing pitchers would be wise to just pitch around him in the first inning, as 11 of his 21 homers have come in that first frame....
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Matt Kemp Sons of Steve Garvey 16 hours ago

Andre Ethier, Team Player

It's a minor point. But when I looked at the MLB.com wrap of the game tonight, it was pretty cool to see Andre Ethier--who had one plate appearance in three games in San Francisco, and didn't play a lick last night--front and center congratulating Matt Kemp on his game-winning hit. Ethier PH tonight and was 0-for-1 with 3 LOB. This is a two-time All-Star relegated to the bench in a crowded outfield not of his own making. He's a largely quiet and private guy (save the whole foodie blog thing) who has kept a relatively low profile, despite having a penchant for walk-off hits himself. He...
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George W. Bush honoring Derek Jeter 'special,' Yankees captain says

"Not many people can say they've had the president come out and honor them," Derek Jeter says
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Matt Kemp Sons of Steve Garvey 23 hours ago

Post-Game 108 Thread: Bison Burgers

DODGERS 3, BRAVES 2 (10) My god, we should be talking about trading Matt Kemp every frickin' day. With Kemp's name swirling around (hopefully unfounded) rumors, the Bison went out and singlehandedly lifted the Dodgers to a second victory over the Braves, 3-2. Kemp singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, when Justin Turner led off the inning with a single to center, and then advanced on a wild pitch by David Hale. Kemp, who had already hit a solo HR in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 1, and then scored a second run in the eighth off a Juan Uribe single,...
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Derek Jeter Fort-Worth Star Telegram Jul 31, 2014

Special guests help Rangers say farewell to Yankee great Derek Jeter

Former Rangers Michael Young and Pudge Rodriguez presented parting gifts to Derek Jeter before his final game in Texas. Former President George W. Bush also helped honor Jeter.Derek Jeter's last appearanceJeff Wilson on TwitterOn Facebook
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Post-Intelligencer Jul 30, 2014

Mariners’ Felix Hernandez breaks MLB pitching record

Baseball is full of random records and statistics. Felix Hernandez just broke one of them. In the Seattle Mariners’ 2-0 loss to the Indians on Wednesday in Cleveland, “King Felix” made his 14th-consecutive start in which he gave up two or fewer runs in seven innings of work. He broke Tom Seaver’s previous record of […]
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Dan Uggla likely to be released by Giants - Dan Uggla (2B) San Francisco Giants

The Giants are likely to release second baseman Dan Uggla in the coming days.
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Adam Jones Baltimore Sun Jul 30, 2014

Once again, Orioles' Adam Jones hits a home run in the first inning

Center fielder has hit 11 of his 21 home runs in the first inning this seasonOrioles center fielder Adam Jones sent the first pitch he saw Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels over the center-field wall in the first inning for a two-run home run.
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Felix Hernandez KFFL Jul 30, 2014

Mariners | Felix Hernandez on impressive streak

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with ...
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Derek Jeter Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News Jul 30, 2014

George W. Bush pays pregame visit to Derek Jeter, brings gift

It wasn’t the gifts Derek Jeter received from the Rangers on Wednesday that made Texas’ pregame ceremony memorable, but rather a special guest.
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Matt Kemp KFFL Jul 30, 2014

Dodgers | GM: Matt Kemp will not be dealt

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp will not be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline ...
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Felix Hernandez Lookout Landing Jul 30, 2014

Mariners lose baseball game started by Felix Hernandez, shockingly

The Indians beat the Mariners on Wednesday, 2-0. Well, the Mariners played a baseball game today, and while they play around 200 regular season and exhibition games each and every year, this one was a little different. It was different for a number of reasons, some of which are good and some of which are not quite as good. But it was also, in a way, the same. The same fucking game that you've seen eight thousand, nine hundred, and forty seven times. Felix broke some arbitrary decades-long MLB record on the mound, and then the M's bats decided to stay at home and live out Homer the Heretic...
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Dan Uggla McCovey Chronicles Jul 30, 2014

Giants release Tyler Colvin, Dan Uggla

The Dan Uggla era was vicious and violent. Many Twitterers were lost. In the end, the Giants realized he was bad at baseball, and they parted ways with him. If only there were some form of moving pictures or statistical record that could have alerted them before hand. Alas. Chris Haft has the scoop: The Giants did not officially announce cutting ties with Uggla, the three-time All-Star, or Colvin, who was signed to a Minor League contract during Spring Training. But multiple sources confirmed that the transactions were engineered. The final tally for Uggla as a Giant: 0-for-11, one walk,...
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Adam Jones Halos Heaven Jul 30, 2014

Adam Jones Joins Ranks of Angel-Killers in Halo Loss

This dude just kills us. Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones is officially an Angels Killer. He killed us last week in Anaheim in a game where the four Oriole runs were all on his two home runs off of Matt Shoemaker and he killed us again today in Baltimore with a two-run shot off of Halo Starter Garrett Richards as the O-Birds never looked back in a 4-3 win. The three Angels runs were of the too little too late variety and were gifted with walks up the wazoo. Meanwhile on the reality front, Mike Trout is in a slump and his batting average is now below .300 - the opposition has been...
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Times Jul 30, 2014

Felix Hernandez on short end of another quality start, Mariners lose to Indians 2-0

Felix Hernandez sets an MLB record with his 14th consecutive start in which he pitched at least seven innings and allowed two runs or fewer, but Cleveland’s Corey Kluber pitches a complete-game shutout.
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Dan Uggla KFFL Jul 30, 2014

Giants | Dan Uggla not released

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have not released 2B Dan Uggla. It ...
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Derek Jeter New York Daily News Jul 30, 2014

Yankees' Derek Jeter gets surprise visit from former President George W. Bush

It wasn’t the gifts Derek Jeter received from the Rangers on Wednesday that made Texas’ pregame ceremony memorable, but rather a special guest. President George W. Bush made a surprise appearance Wednesday night as the Rangers honored Jeter prior to Wednesday’s series finale.
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Adam Jones School of Roch | MASN Sports Jul 30, 2014

Jones homers again in first - School of Roch

Say this about Adam Jones: He doesn't milk the moment when it comes to hitting home runs. Get it over with and get back out to center field. Jones launched No. 21 tonight, a two-run shot that gave the Orioles a 2-0 lead over the Angels at Camden Yards. Eleven...
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Michael Pineda River Ave. Blues Jul 30, 2014

Injury Updates: Pineda, Roberts, Johnson

Mark Teixeira returned to the starting lineup and hit a homerun last night after being sidelined for eight days with a mild lower lat strain. That was good to see. Here is another round of injury updates, courtesy of Bryan Hoch, Chad Jennings, and George King. Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw a 45-pitch simulated game yesterday […]Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogInjury Updates: Pineda, Roberts, Johnson The post Injury Updates: Pineda, Roberts, Johnson appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Cole Hamels Newark Star-Ledger Jul 30, 2014

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.
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Felix Hernandez Plain Dealer Jul 30, 2014

Pair of aces: Wednesday's matchup will pit Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber against Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez

Kluber will oppose the anchor of Seattle's rotation, Felix Hernandez, who possesses the best ERA of any American League starter.
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Derek Jeter Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas Jul 30, 2014

Andrus strives to emulate his idol Jeter

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Jeter will make his final appearance in Texas as a professional baseball player on Wednesday night. Jeter has morphed into a beloved figure during his 19-year career with the New York Yankees and there is one man who will take special notice of the pregame ceremony at Globe Life Park and how he handles himself: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Andrus doesn't wear No. 2 like Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki. He's not a kid from Jersey who gets big eyes just talking to Jeter like the Angels' Mike Trout.
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Matt Kemp MetsBlog Jul 30, 2014

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 […]
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Andrew Bailey Bless You Boys Jul 30, 2014

MLB trade rumors: Red Sox 'likely' to deal left-handed pitchers Jon Lester, Andrew Bailey

Would the Tigers be able to trade for either one? It seems like just about any Red Sox player not named David Ortiz has been linked to a trade rumor or three this season, but two of the most popular names of late are Jon Lester and Andrew Miller. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that both Lester and Miller have drawn plenty of interest in the past couple weeks, and Chris knows everyone so you should believe him. Would the Tigers be able to land either lefty? WHY THIS MAKES SENSE Regardless of whom ends up in Detroit, the Tigers would be adding an excellent left-handed pitcher to their...
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Matt Kemp KFFL Jul 30, 2014

Dodgers | Matt Kemp hits two homers

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp hit two two-run home runs in the team's victory ...
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Cole Hamels Newark Star-Ledger Jul 30, 2014

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.
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Jonathan Papelbon Grand Rapids Press Jul 30, 2014

Analysis: Team's plan for trade deadline set before Joakim Soria's meltdown, won't change after it

The Tigers might still add a reliever prior to the trade deadline. But its not going to be someone like Jonathan Papelbon or Koji Uehara. It might be someone like Antonio Bastardo or Oliver Perez. Theres still a chance it will be nobody at all. DETROIT -- Joakim Soria was pretty hard on himself after making his Comerica Park debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers.  Tigers fans were pretty hard on him, too. But one bad outing will not change the team's approach to the trade deadline. It seems very likely that the Tigers feel that they made the one move they...
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Matt Kemp Sons of Steve Garvey Jul 30, 2014

Post-Game 107 Thread: Matt Kemp Would Indeed Like Fries With That

Kemp is walking on air. DODGERS 8, BRAVES 4 Matt Kemp is either not listening to the noise about trade talks. Or maybe he is? Either way, Kemp powered the Dodgers to a series-opening victory against the Braves, knocking a two-run HR in the second inning off of ex-Dodger Aaron Harang, and then another two-run HR in the seventh off of Anthony Varvaro, who took the loss. The latter broke open a back and forth game that was settled in a 4-4 tie; Carl Crawford (1-for-3 with 2 RBI and a run) started the scoring that inning by grounding to second, scoring Yasiel Puig, but then Kemp's HR to...
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Michael Pineda New York Daily News Jul 30, 2014

Yankees Insider: Michael Pineda will make rehab start

The clock on Michael Pineda’s return starts Sunday. That’s when Pineda will make his first rehab start since going on the disabled list in early May. “He will make a start somewhere,” Joe Girardi said. “Not exactly sure where it’s going to be. They were talking about that today, but it will be a regular game.”
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Cole Hamels New York Post Jul 30, 2014

Cole Hamels makes a lasting impression before trade deadline

Left-hander Cole Hamels has been living in Philadelphia, not inside a cave amid some barren wasteland lately. So yes, he has heard his name mentioned daily in trade rumors. “You...

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