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NYY News: L.A. Confidential

Manny Machado traded to Dodgers; Yankees may still try for Machado in the offseason; Yankees still need starting pitching; five things to look at for the 2nd half of the season MLB.com | Ken Gurnick: Well, we’ve done it. We’ve finally reached the end of the Manny Machado trade rumors part of our link dumps. As Jake Devin reported yesterday, the Orioles trade Machado to the Dodgers for five prospects. This is probably only the beginning of the Orioles’ fire sale. Needless to say, we will not have to see Machado again this year, unless the Yankees & Dodgers face each other in the World...


Noah Syndergaard focused on Yankees and Subway Series, not trade rumors

Noah Syndergaard isn’t too focused on what the Mets do come trade deadline time. He has to pitch to a potent Yankees lineup Friday night.        

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Another trade target off the board: Brad Hand goes to Indians

Another potential Yankees trade target is off the market. The Padres have traded All-Star southpaw Brad Hand and righty middle reliever Adam Cimber to the Indians for top prospect Francisco Mejia, according to multiple reports. It’s a 2-for-1 deal. Quite the bullpen makeover for the Tribe. The Yankees had been connected to Hand in recent […] The post Another trade target off the board: Brad Hand goes to Indians appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Yankees potential trade target: Noah Syndergaard

If the Yankees can’t get Jacob deGrom, they could always try for his co-ace. Now that Manny Machado is officially off the table, it’s time for Brian Cashman to refocus his efforts. The idea of Machado in pinstripes was fun while it lasted, but what the Yankees really need is starting pitching help. The good news is that there is plenty of time left for Cashman to work his magic and make a move to improve the rotation. It just so happens that the Mets are harboring two of the best pitchers out there. Could the Yankees swing a deal for Noah Syndergaard? Syndergaard, 25, dazzled during...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ramos for Capps, Part II? Cleveland deals catching prospect for relievers

If you want to make Minnesota sports fans instantly angry, you … well … you have a lot of options. But one thing you can definitely do is mention the 2010 midyear trade that brought relief pitcher Matt Capps to the Twins for catching prospect Wilson Ramos. Capps was a PROVEN CLOSER and All-Star that year. In fairness to the Twins and Capps, he was good in 2010 — getting 16 saves with a 2.00 ERA after the trade as the Twins won the AL Central (and predictably were swept by the Yankees in the ALDS). Ramos was deemed expendable because Joe Mauer was the franchise catcher. It was a decent...


New York Yankees' 5 questions for the second half of the season

The Yankees still have plenty of work to set themselves up for the postseason, including a trade for a pitcher and making up ground on the Red Sox.         


Manny Machado trade to Dodgers from Orioles agreed upon despite Yankees rumors, per report

The Manny Machado drama with the Orioles has finally come to an end, as he was dealt to the Dodgers. He was rumored to be a Yankees trade target.         


What's next for Yankees after missing out on Machado?

Who could the Yankees target before the trade deadline now that they've lost out on Manny Machado?

Call to the Pen

New York Yankees: Will they regret not trading for Manny Machado?

The New York Yankees won’t get Manny Machado in a trade and it appears there is one reason for that. Aaron Judge. Giancarlo Stanton. Manny Machado. Gary Sanchez. If you are an AL pitcher, that’s a less than ideal foursome to face. That foursome though will only be possible in MLB The Show as the […] New York Yankees: Will they regret not trading for Manny Machado? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Phillies: Why they failed the trade deadline by not getting Manny Machado

One of the craziest trade commodity has finally been shipped out to LA, so how do the losing Phillies currently sit.  After what seemed like every team under the sun would land him Manny Machado has finally been traded. From the Milwaukee Brewers to the New York Yankees to the Philadelphia Phillies, Machado appears to […] Phillies: Why they failed the trade deadline by not getting Manny Machado - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Manny Machado trade: Twitter reacts as Dodgers reportedly land star despite Yankees rumors

The Manny Machado deal was agreed upon as the Orioles made the Dodgers the winner of the sweepstakes, says Jon Heyman. Twitter had plenty to say.         


Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny Machado

Manny Machado could be wearing a new uniform before he plays another game and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks.Teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat, even if they miss out on Machado. The four-time All-Star is the most coveted player available on the trade market but the Baltimore Orioles are close to dealing him to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple reports.The Phillies and Brewers were in the mix and the Yankees had strong interest, too.Theres only one Machado but several guys can bolster a teams starting...

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Yankees potential trade target: Matt Harvey

Is it time for the Dark Knight to rise from the shadows and return to Gotham? Back in 2015, the Mets stood on top of the world. It’s funny to think about now that the Mets have crashed back to a caricature of themselves, but at that time things looked bright for them. Yoenis Cespedes carried their offense on his back en route to the World Series, and with the help of their rotation, the future held promise. To top it all off, Matt Harvey served as the staff ace. Harvey ushered in the Mets’ return to relevance. He led a much-discussed rotation that was supposed to anchor the team for...

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Yankees potential trade target: J.A. Happ update

J.A. Happ looked like a solid target for the Yankees, but has struggled in recent starts. Could he still make sense? With the Yankees seemingly “fading” in the race for Manny Machado, the focus is sure to shift back to the team’s pursuit of pitching. There’s no team in baseball that couldn’t use a little more pitching, and in the Yankees’ case, it’s long seemed clear that another starter should be in order. With most starters with long-term team control, such as Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Chris Archer, apparently unavailable, a veteran rental has looked like the...


With Manny Machado likely to Dodgers, what do New York Yankees do now?

The Yankees will likely miss out on Manny Machado as he reportedly will go the Dodgers, so now their trade focus turns elsewhere.         

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Boston Red Sox: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates

Heading into the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox are the best team in the MLB.  Unfortunately for them, the New York Yankees are still hanging around.  As any team prefers winning the division to playing in a one-game wild card playoff, the Red Sox will be looking for any and all upgrades. Near the […] Boston Red Sox: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Yankees and the problem with patience

Patience is a virtue, but one that doesn’t necessarily land you a World Series ring. When the Yankees let Gerrit Cole slip through their grasp during the offseason, the organization made a strategic decision to hold off on adding a starting pitcher. Instead, they would save their money and wait until the trade deadline to make a move. “We’ve got some flexibility payroll-wise,” Hal Steinbrenner told reporters last month, “so the question is what’s going to be available and what are the asks. We purposely left a decent amount of money just for this.” That jives with this note...


Machado's nephew wants to see his uncle in Yankees' pinstripes

Manny Machado may not be giving his preference in where he wants the Orioles to trade him, but his nephew does.

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Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Trading for Machado Makes Sense

With a Manny Machado trade on the verge of happening, does it make sense for his potential new team? For weeks, we’ve heard rumblings. We’ve been hearing that Manny Machado could head to the Yankees, the Cubs, the Phillies, the Brewers and yes, the Dodgers. Now, the Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place, presumably […] Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Trading for Machado Makes Sense - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ranking the Yankees’ potential pitching trade targets

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. The trade deadline will be here before you know it. So far, the Yankees haven’t done anything. It is apparent that they need to improve the rotation, and they’ve been connected to just about every starting pitcher out there. Unfortunately, none of the pitchers who are currently available stand out as major upgrades. That brings us to this week’s prompt: Rank the Yankees’ potential pitching trade targets So far, the team has been connected to Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ, Tyson Ross,...

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Yankees potential trade target: Cole Hamels update

Hamels has struggled lately and seen his trade value plummet. Back on May 29th, I wrote that the Yankees should go after Cole Hamels. He was pitching well at the time, and boasts an extensive postseason resume. Hamels has struggled recently. In three July starts, he allowed 18 runs in only 12 innings. He allowed seven runs in each of his first two starts to begin the month. Although he completed five innings against the White Sox on July 1st, he managed to record only two outs in his next start against the Tigers on July 7th. Struggling against two awful teams right when his trade value...


Yankees could be offering top 10 prospects for Machado after all

The reports that the Yankees were unwilling to trade any of their top 10 prospects in a Manny Machado deal have quickly turned false.

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Some speculation on a possible Cole Hamels trade

Expect Cole Hamels trade talk to crank up over the All Star Break MLB Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels to the New York Yankees? Boston Red Sox? Philadelphia Phillies? Somewhere else? Rumors around Hamels, the Rangers’ veteran lefthander, will continue to swirl over the All Star Break, and with the trade deadline just 15 days away, one has to think that the Hamels trade talk will be intensifying in the coming days. The candidates for a Hamels trade would appear to be teams that need rotation help for the playoff push. Hamels isn’t a Cliff Lee, or even a Yu Darvish, a pitcher you are...


Manny Machado clarifies Yankees Instagram like

Orioles superstar Manny Machado wasn't hiding his feelings last week when it came to a potential trade to the Yankees.

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NYY news: Yankees offered top prospects for Manny Machado

Yankees offered top prospects for Manny Machado; Aaron Boone sets post-All-Star break rotation; Gary Sanchez homers in rehab game; Chad Green’s unprecedented struggles; Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez could be a trade option for Yanks. New York Post | George A. King III: Just when we thought the Manny Machado chase was over, King drops a whopper! It was previously reported that the Yankees were unwilling to offer any of their top prospects to rent the perennial All-Star for what’s left of the 2018 campaign. Not so fast, reports King. The Yankees “have offered players from their top-10...


Yankees reportedly scouting several Padres pitchers

Brad Hand and Kirby Yates are among the San Diego Padres pitchers in which the Yankees have reportedly checked as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nears.

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San Diego Padres Rumors: Don’t Expect High Return From Yankees

Once again, the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees are linked together as possible trade partners. San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand has now been connected to every single contending team in Major League Baseball. While Padres fans have witnessed their lone All-Star representative struggle over the last week (7.1 IP, 11 H, 5 […] San Diego Padres Rumors: Don’t Expect High Return From Yankees - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Manny Machado, New York Yankees All Stars pose in Aroldis Chapman Instagram post

Aroldis Chapman added more fuel to the Manny Machado, Yankees trade rumors with his Instagram post from the MLB All-Star Game.         

Tim and Sid: What are the chances Orioles trade Machado within the AL East?

Tim and Sid talk about the chances Manny Machado is traded to either the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees and what it could mean for future free agents like Bryce Harper.

Will the New York Yankees trade for Jose Quintana?

On SNY's Baseball Night in New York, the panel debates how serious the New York Yankees might be in their pursuit of White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana.

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman talks Brian McCann trade

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman explains his thought process behind the trade of catcher Brian McCann to the Houston Astros for two pitching prospects, Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.