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Mets' Mickey Callaway offers injury update on Zack Wheeler prior to Friday's game

With the trade deadline just 12 days away. Mickey Callaway updated the status of Zack Wheeler, whose name has come up in rumors time and time again.

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Thoughts About the Looming Trade Deadline

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Ruminating about the trade deadline coming up This is the first season in memory where MLB has one set trade deadline. No more will teams be able to pull off a last minute deal for a starter or a bat on the last day of August and change the baseball landscape at the last minute. So, I think we’ll see more bubble teams make desperate moves at the deadline when they should probably do nothing. (Please JD, don’t be desperate, I trust you!) It kind of feels like people get to this point in the season, where the deadline looms over every team’s head,...

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San Diego Padres top trade chips ahead of the MLB trade deadline

With the MLB trade deadline fast approaching, we look at the San Diego Padres top trade pieces on the active roster who could generate the most return. It’s that time of year when the MLB trade deadline looms over every team’s head. In the spirit of negotiation, we’ll take a look at the San Diego […] San Diego Padres top trade chips ahead of the MLB trade deadline - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Crawfish Boxes

Trade Deadline Landmine: Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner in Minute Maid Park is not a good option at this stage of his career | Photo by Thomas B. Shea/ When it comes to players to avoid this trade deadline season for the Astros, Madison Bumgarner has to be near the top of the list The Astros, as one would expect given their pitching woes of late, have been linked in one way or another to just about every major trade deadline candidate in recent weeks. There are arguments for and against the acquisition of most of the players they’ve been linked to, but one particular name has been bandied about some recently (also in this...


Five questions facing the NY Mets as MLB trade deadline approaches

The trade deadline is less than two weeks away. Will the Mets be sellers?        

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MLB Bullets is weighing its options

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Teams are assessing their options as the trade deadline approaches. A look at some of the Cooperstown inductees. It’s very late and the Giants and Mets are still playing as I write this. I guess the Giants don’t want Madison Bumgarner’s (probably) last game in a Giants uniform to ever end, even if MadBum has no doubt gone home and gone to bed hours ago. The trade deadline is fast approaching and that’s probably what we’re going to be talking about from now until July 31. Especially since it’s now a “hard” deadline with no more waivers deals...

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Assessing the Mariners’ likely trade chips as deadline looms

HeraldNet.com HeraldNet.com - Everett and Snohomish County news from The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington Seattle has players it would like to deal and a few others that contending teams might find attractive. Assessing the Mariners’ likely trade chips as deadline looms Wire Service


Why Rangers manager Chris Woodward isn't shy about addressing trade rumors with his team

Rangers manager Chris Woodward joined GBAG Nation on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] to talk all things Rangers, including the trade deadline and Willie Calhoun's demotion to Nashville. Here are some highlights. On Mike Minor trade rumors approaching the July 31 deadline..."I'm not shy about bringing up the obvious to our team. It's the elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. You kind of address it and say we have a couple ways we can deal with this. It's something we have to deal with every year, so why are we throwing our arms up and are surprised by it because it happens on every...


Madison Bumgarner 'doesn't give a s—' about trade chatter as other teams attend latest outing

With the MLB trade deadline less than two weeks away, baseball fans everywhere are closely following trade rumors surrounding San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and other stars who may be on the move.

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Yankees fans are ready to buy at the trade deadline

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Only seven percent of fans want the Bombers to stay put on July 31. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Yankees fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. This week’s FanPulse zeroes in on the July 31 trade deadline. SB Nation asked every fanbase if they believed their team should buy, sell off pieces, or stand pat come the end of the month. In an unsurprising turn of events, 93% of Yankees fans said the team should buy. That result makes a lot of sense! The Yankees have the best...

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What We Learned: Starting a winning streak

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/ The Brewers have a modest three-game winning streak going into the weekend. Yesterday’s Results Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 1 This Weekend’s Games Brewers @ Diamondbacks Friday: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Taylor Clarke | 8:40 pm Saturday: Gio Gonzalez vs. Zack Greinke | 7:10 pm Sunday: Brandon Woodruff vs. TBD | 3:10 pm Coverage from BCB Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, July 18 | Brad Ford Around the Web Get acquainted with these Brewers prospects as the trade deadline approachesJR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel As the trade deadline...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees rumors: New York “high” on Bauer, “lukewarm” on MadBum

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The rumor mill continues to turn as the trade deadline draws ever nearer. We’re still about two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline, but the rumors are flying about as fast ever. The Yankees continue to be linked to a variety of targets, all on the pitching side. Today, Jon Heyman tweeted that New York is particularly high on Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer. The Yankees’ interest in Bauer is predictable given their desire for a starter, but it remains unclear if Cleveland has designs on trading their best healthy pitcher at the moment. Cleveland sits...


Latest on trade market for Mets' Noah Syndergaard: Could Twins make a play?

The Mets are expected to be sellers in advance of the July 31 trade deadline, and there is a possibility Noah Syndergaard could be on the move. Here is the latest...

Purple Row

Who could the Rockies trade if they are sellers?

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ It sounds good in theory to sell if you’re out of it, but what available Rockies players would teams actually want? The Colorado Rockies are in a similar position to a number of teams as the trade deadline approaches. They are on the fringes of the playoff race and don’t look like they’ll make it. On the other hand, they are one winning streak away from being back in the thick of it The distinction between buyers and sellers won’t be as clear as it might have been in previous seasons. Teams might be reluctant to make big investments or bold moves with...


Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 best trades in franchise history

As we wait to see if the Diamondbacks will make any moves before the 2019 MLB trade deadline, look at the best trades in the history of the franchise.        

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Houston Astros: A proposed move that almost costed Max Stassi his job

The Houston Astros were about to make a move that could’ve cost Max Stassi his job by re-acquiring catcher Martin Maldonado. What went on? Let’s look. Houston Astros fans — things are getting hot and heavy before the MLB trade deadline as we’re now less than two weeks to go before the proverbial D-Day for […] Houston Astros: A proposed move that almost costed Max Stassi his job - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

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Game Thread #98: Milwaukee Brewers (50-47) at Arizona Diamondbacks (49-47)

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Zach Davies (7-2, 2.89 ERA) vs. Merrill Kelly (7-9, 3.93 ERA) It’s the start of a short four-game series for the Milwaukee Brewers in Arizona. The four games are actually the road trip. At the end of this one, we could know a lot about the future and trade deadline for both of these teams. Milwaukee holds the second Wild Card and Arizona is only 0.5 game out. Here's the #Brewers lineup to kick off our series against the Dbacks! #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/inPqJXzmOD— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 18, 2019 It's a #DbacksTBT game to open the...

Fish Stripes

Our Noticias, 7/19/19: Marlins walk-off to win series

Photo by Eric Espada/ Brian Anderson delivered Miami’s first walk-off of the season to secure the series win against the Padres. Plus links on Martin Prado and the Trade Deadline. Game Recap Tayron Guerrero entered in relief and promptly blew the Marlins’ lead on Thursday, but Brian Anderson later became the hero as he drove in Yadiel Rivera for the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. It was the first walk-off for Miami this season. Neil Walker, Garrett Cooper, and Anderson, batting 2-3-4 in the lineup, collected seven of the 11 Marlin hits to set the tone a day after the...


MLB trade rumors: Momentum grows for Arizona Diamondbacks to be MLB trade deadline buyers

Could Arizona Diamondbacks decide to be buyers at MLB trade deadline? Some momentum appears to be growing for team to go in that direction.        

Call to the Pen

Mets: Zack Wheeler Joins Injured List Close To Trade Deadline

After receiving high praise for making bold moves in the offseason, the New York Mets have failed to deliver. Now, a potential trade option in Zack Wheeler lands on the IL weeks before the deadline. The New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler impending free agency has been the topic of discussion for a while now. It […] Mets: Zack Wheeler Joins Injured List Close To Trade Deadline - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Which prospects are the Rays willing to trade?

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports The trade deadline is fast approaching. The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching and the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves in a position to potentially make a huge splash in the coming days or weeks. After Thursday night’s devastating extra inning loss to the New York Yankees, the Rays sit 7.5 games back of New York for the division. Fortunately however, the Rays are sitting in a playoff spot, as they hold a one game lead over the Cleveland Indians for the top Wild Card spot. After dominating the league for the first two months of the season, the...

Call to the Pen

MLB Trade Options: Where does Marcus Stroman go?

As we approach the trade deadline, multiple GM’s expect Marcus Stroman to be dealt. With that in mind, here are some MLB Trade options for ‘Stro. In order to determine the best MLB Trade options for right-hander from Toronto, let’s take a look at the teams that need him the most.  I’m going to strictly […] MLB Trade Options: Where does Marcus Stroman go? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies podcast: Impact of the sweep on the deadline?

After a disastrous four-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, what comes now for the Colorado Rockies? How does this impact the trade deadline strategy? Will they be buyers or sellers or just do nothing? These are some of the questions that Colorado Rockies fans are asking on an […] Colorado Rockies podcast: Impact of the sweep on the deadline? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


While Rangers' feel-good season falls off the rails, is there an escape to be found at the trade deadline?

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are the strangest feel-good story of all time. For a team that no one, not even eternal optimist Chris Woodward, would have been likely to peg for four games over .500 a week after the All-Star break, they now sport the look of a club gone completely off the rails.When the Rangers decided to end all discussion of "sellers vs. buyers" at the trade deadline, they did it with a punctuation mark. Arizona blistered this team by a count of 28-6, and that was just two games. Throw in Sunday's loss to the Astros and the last three games of the four-game losing streak Texas...

The Crawfish Boxes

Would the Rockies trade German Marquez?

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at Rockies’ SP German Marquez as a trade target As we continue looking for a potential trade match for the Astros at the deadline, I’ve been focusing largely on players that are one of either 1.) Pure Rentals 2.) Club Controlled and Cheap. Marquez definitely fits into the second category but it’s tough to say if the Rockies would be willing to move him. Last year, Marquez signed a very affordable 5 year (2019-2023) $43 Million dollar contract with a club option for 2024. This contract covers his age 24-29 seasons, leaving little...

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It’s time to call up Ian Happ

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs lineup needs another bat to compete down the stretch. Ian Happ should get another shot before the Cubs make a deal for another player. The trade deadline is coming up and the Cubs might be looking to add some offense. In particular, there are two positions that have been weak spots in the Cubs lineup this year: second base and center field. There are a few trade rumors out there connecting the Cubs to a bat that would bolster their offense. But before the Cubs give up some top prospects for a bat, they need to give Ian Happ another shot. The...

Looking to ride some winning trends, Cardinals finally visit Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the Cardinals make their first visit of the season to the silo known as Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves & Washington Nationals square off in critical series

There is still a lot of time left, but with the trade deadline looming, this weekend’s four-game series between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals is crucial. And to be honest, this series is much more critical for the Washington Nationals than the Atlanta Braves. With the Nationals unexpectedly dropping a game against the Baltimore […] Atlanta Braves & Washington Nationals square off in critical series - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Frank Thomas on Bryce Harper's walk off and Cleveland's trade deadline strategy | MLB WHIPAROUND

Frank Thomas and Terry Collins join Chris Myers to discuss Bryce Harper's walk off single against the Dodgers and whether the Indians will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. #FOXSports #MLB #BryceHarper #Dodgers #Indians

Frank Thomas on Cubs at deadline: 'I wouldn't be surprised if big things happen' | MLB WHIPAROUND

The Cubs lead the NL Central but are having a down year. Frank Thomas said he wouldn't be surprised if they pull a blockbuster trade before the deadline. #FOXSports #MLB #Cubs #FrankThomas

Terry Collins thinks the Rangers should be buyers at the deadline | MLB WHIPAROUND

Terry Collins and Nick Swisher join Mike Hill to discuss whether the Texas Rangers will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. #FOXSports #MLB #TexasRangers #TerryCollins #NickSwisher