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Dodgers: Most Under Pressure to Make Moves at Trade Deadline

The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten to back to back World Series but are trying to win it in 2019 but there is still one glaring hole. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988 when Kirk Gibson decided to hit a Dennis Eckersley slider into the right-field stands at Dodger Stadium […] Dodgers: Most Under Pressure to Make Moves at Trade Deadline - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What to know about the newest Royal, Kevin Merrell

More Kevins! On Sunday, the Royals began their trade season by shipping veteran starting pitcher Homer Bailey to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell. The 33-year old Bailey had been signed to a minor league deal last winter and was attractive to other teams for his recent run of strong performances, but also because of his very low cost, with the Dodgers picking up nearly all of his $23 million salary. In return, the Royals get the 23-year old Merrell, who could be a part of their rebuild. Let’s learn more about the newest member of the Royals. Kevin...

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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Confident Struggles Are ‘Going To Turn’ For Austin Barnes

After letting Yasmani Grandal walk in free agency during the past offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers...

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Reports: Homer Bailey to Oakland A’s

The Royals have reportedly traded pitcher Homer Bailey to the Oakland A’s MLB Trade Rumors: Homer Bailey has been dealt to the Oakland A’s from the Kansas City Royals, per reports on Twitter. Bailey has been scratched from his scheduled start today, per Ken Rosenthal, because of a pending trade. Bailey was dealt from the Cincinnati Reds to the Los Angeles Dodgers this past offseason in the trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood and Matt Kemp to Cindy. Bailey was then released by LAD. The Royals signed him and put him in their rotation, where he has had a 4.80 ERA in 18 starts. Bailey...

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Dodgers Injury Update: Scott Alexander Throwing Bullpens At Camelback Ranch, Could Begin Rehab Assignment Soon

As the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline draws near, the Los Angeles Dodgers have widely been linked to possible upgrades...

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Former Astros Official Believes Team ‘Twice’ Won Yordan Alvarez For Josh Fields Trade With Dodgers

President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has made plenty of trades, especially during any given...

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Dodgers Trade Adam McCreery And Josh Tole To Angels For Cash Considerations

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded relief pitcher Adam McCreery and catcher Josh Thole to the Los Angeles...

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Where do the Rays wins come from?

An exercise in WAR Yesterday at FanGraphs Craig Edwards broke down where the fWAR comes from for teams in an article titled Building a Baseball Team Through Free Agents Versus Homegrown Talent. The one thing that sticks out in the 2019 wins the Tampa Bay Rays have received is it’s diversity. It’s not surprising that the Rays find themselves near the top at most of the rankings as their combined 28.3 fWAR is fourth in the majors behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers (34.0), Minnesota Twins (32.3), and Houston Astros (30.1). Homegrown Talent There are two primary ways to bring in homegrown...

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Royals Rumblings - News for July 11, 2019

Another day without baseball?!?!?? Royals Rumblings - News for July 11, 2019 Jeffrey Flanagan examines the Royals’ trade assets as the deadline approaches. The Royals do have some pieces that could help contenders. Right-hander Homer Bailey’s numbers (7-6, 4.80 ERA) might not be eye-popping, but he has been more than serviceable, and he could be a solid lower-rotation addition for a contender. Bailey’s velo is hitting 94-95 mph and his splitter is still effective. And he knows how to pitch. The best part is that Bailey would essentially be free. The Dodgers are picking up his...

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves: Heroics of the real MVP, Charlie Culberson

There may not be a player more critical to the success of the Atlanta Braves than their do-it-all utility player, Charlie Culberson. In a trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves two offseasons ago that seemed mostly driven by swapping bad contracts, the Braves got a steal by acquiring Charlie Culberson. The Atlanta […] Atlanta Braves: Heroics of the real MVP, Charlie Culberson - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2019-20 International Signing Period: Dodgers Make Another Splash With Catcher Luis Rodriguez, Kristian Cardozo & More Prospects

Last year, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Diego Cartaya, MLB.com's No. 1 ranked international free agent...

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Atlanta Braves Top 5 worst trades of all-time (deadline or otherwise)

Overall, the Atlanta Braves have been a largely boring team when it comes to trades, especially at the looming trade deadline. Many fans are hoping the Atlanta Braves front office will change that and reel in the pieces we need to contend with the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, trading is a delicate balance. The market […] Atlanta Braves Top 5 worst trades of all-time (deadline or otherwise) - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Comparing Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers before trade deadline

Here we will compare the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers before the MLB trade deadline to see how the two NL contenders match up. At this point in the season, there isn’t much question as to who is the best team in the National League. If the Atlanta Braves are going to reach the […] Comparing Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers before trade deadline - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rays 40 man roster crunch may lead to several trades this month

Expect the team to be active ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline. On Wednesday the Tampa Bay Rays made a number of roster moves. The Rays traded Andrew Velazquez to the Cleveland Indians for International Free Agent pool money. They completed a trade that sent Casey Sadler to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a low minors reliever Nathan Witt. The Rays activated Jose De Leon from the 60 day injured list as his maximum rehab time had elapsed. He was optioned to Durham to continue returning to full strength after having Tommy John surgery last spring. The 40 man roster is currently full with four...

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Rays trade Sadler to the Dodgers, Velazquez to the Indians

A couple of trades this morning for the Rays The Tampa Bay Rays have made a couple of separate trades this morning as they have dealt right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league right-handed pitcher Nathan Witt; the Rays also traded infielder Andrew Velazquez to the Cleveland Indians for international signing money. The trade of Velazquez opens up a spot on the Rays 40-man roster, while Sadler had already been removed for the 40-man after being designated for assignment last week. The Rays have several players on the 60-day Injured List getting set to...

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Dodgers Trade Nathan Witt To Tampa Bay Rays For Casey Sadler

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded Nathan Witt to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Casey Sadler, who...

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Joe Kelly continues to struggle as Dodgers look to boost bullpen before trade deadline

Unlike previous fiascoes, Joe Kelly’s latest ugly outing in a Dodgers uniform was not of his own doing. It was not like his performance April 1 in which he gave up four runs in 1 2/3 innings or the three runs he allowed in one-third of an inning May 4. Or the time he gave up two runs without getting...

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2018-19 International Singing Period Review: Dodgers Add Elite Talent With Diego Cartaya & Jerming Rosario, Build Complete Class Of Free Agents

For the first time in three years, the Los Angeles Dodgers were free to spend like any other team in...

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Should Rich Hill’s Injury Put Dodgers In The Market To Trade For Top Starting Pitcher?

When Rich Hill left before the second inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' win over the San Francisco...

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Andrew Friedman: Dodgers Will Be ‘Aggressive’ But Not ‘Stupid’ When Exploring Trades For Bullpen Help

With the July 31 trade deadline now less than six weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers and other...

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Inside the Dodgers: Suddenly, ‘depth’ isn’t the Dodgers’ buzzword anymore

“Depth” has been a buzzword for describing how the Dodgers are succeeding. It was eminently true last year, but not as much this year. What does that mean as trade deadline approaches?

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Cubs’ Yu Darvish ‘Would Like’ To Pitch Against Dodgers In 2019 MLB Postseason

Yu Darvish was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2017 to be a...

MLB.com FastCast: Dodgers sign A.J. Pollock - 1/24/19

While rumored to be in pursuit of a trade for J.T. Realmuto, the Dodgers reportedly sign A.J. Pollock to a multi-year deal About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and c

MLB.com FastCast: LeMahieu to Yanks, Martin to Dodgers - 1/11/19

The Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu, the Dodgers trade for Russell Martin, plus Jacob deGrom and Mookie Betts set arbitration deal records About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Sta

Righty Daniel Hudson becomes a free agent in 2019

31-year old righty Daniel Hudson will enter free agency in 2019 after posting a 4.11 ERA over 40 games with the Dodgers in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States