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    Reds move Leake before trade deadline
    In the early hours of Friday at just over 12 hours before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Cincinnati Reds traded a second member of its starting rotation this week, as Mike Leake is headed to San Francisco.Leake ended his Reds tenure much like...
  • Carlos Gonzalez in the dugout
    As trade deadline passes, Colorado GM Jeff Bridich discusses team's future
    The trade deadline came and went on Friday with not a bit of movement from the Colorado Rockies. All of the scenarios and rumors about Carlos Gonzalez and a few other Rockies (including struggling reliever John Axford) went silent as 3 p.m....
  • Mark Lowe With Mariners
    Seattle Mariners trade Mark Lowe to Toronto Blue Jays, J.A. Happ to Pirates
    The Seattle Mariners traded Mark Lowe and J.A. Happ on a busy Friday (July 31) in Major League Baseball. As the 2015 MLB trade deadline hit, the Mariners became one of several teams looking to deal veterans for prospects. A report from MLB.com...
  • Mike Leake
    SF Giants acquire Mike Leake from Cincinnati Reds
    The San Francisco Giants have officially announced that the team has acquired righty Mike Leake in exhange for minor leaguers infielder Adam Duvall and right-handed pitcher Keury Mella. The trade was first tweeted by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports half...
  • John Axford gives up a walk against the St. Louis Cardinals
    Colorado falters late again as Axford issues costly walks to Cardinals
    In the 100th game of the season for the Colorado Rockies, it’s become official that the feel-good story that was relief pitcher John Axford has quickly dissolved into a nightmare.Axford blew yet another save opportunity on Thursday night,...
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    As trade deadline nears, Diamondbacks remain silent
    So far, no movement.On the eve of the trade deadline, the Diamondbacks have sparked little movement and likely less interest from other clubs.For a team somewhat desperate for starting pitching, the Diamondbacks appear to be comfortable on the...
  • Dustin Ackley With Robinson Cano
    Seattle Mariners trade Dustin Ackley to New York Yankees; He has already shaved
    The Seattle Mariners have traded Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees for two Minor League prospects. Already, Ackley has shaved the beard that he became known for in Seattle, prepping himself for his trip to New York. According to a report from...
  • No runs here
    Reds shutout Cardinals for second straight night
    Anthony DeSclafani helped the Cardinals continue their offensive woes at home as he threw seven shutout innings to knock off St. Louis 1-0 on Wednesday.DeSclafani's performancewas preceded by Mike Leake's eight innings of shutout baseball...
  • The San Francisco Giants win the right way
    The San Francisco Giants win the right way
    Why are the San Francisco Giants successful? They adapt to overcome. They let leaders lead. Status Quo is not sufficient. People are your greatest asset.When you think of the Four Variables of Change that occur in organization: Strategies,...
  • Melvin's mysterious bullpen mismanagement continues in another late-inning loss
    Melvin's mysterious bullpen mismanagement continues in another late-inning loss
    When they write the story of the 2015 Oakland Athletics, sports historians will start with the bullpen. The A's inability to get outs late in games has hurt them terribly this season, as time and time again, Oakland relievers couldn't get...
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    Diamondbacks, Oscar Hernandez hampered by Rule 5
    When the Diamondbacks activated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia this past Monday, the timing could not have been better.Once Saltalamacchia went on the disabled list with a left neck strain in late June, manager Chip Hale could only select from...
  • Cole Hamels no hit at Wrigley Field
    Rangers get Cole Hamels in six player deal with Phillies
    One of the hotter names on the trading block has been Phillies starter Cole Hamels. His number was called by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, as they struck a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for the pitcher. There are also five other...
  • Cole Hamels' trade to Texas Rangers ends iconic Philadelphia Phillies' career
    Cole Hamels' trade to Texas Rangers ends iconic Philadelphia Phillies' career
    All hail the Philadelphia Phillies' career of pitcher Cole Hamels! The modern version of Steve Carlton easily ranks as the best homegrown pitcher since Chris Short debuted in 1959. The late-July trade that sent the left-hander to the Texas...
  • Keeping Mujica as a closer is a big Beane mistake the A's can't afford right now
    Keeping Mujica as a closer is a big Beane mistake the A's can't afford right now
    Look at the facts: The Oakland Athletics are in last place. They have a $4.75 million reliever on the roster who saved 37 games for a National League pennant winner in 2013—and will be a free agent in 2016. The A's also have a stable of...
  • Charlie Blackmon scores against the Cubs
    Lester dominant as Rockies drop matinee, series to Cubs
    An emotional trip in the Windy City ended Wednesday afternoon as the Colorado Rockies dropped a 3-2 decision to the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.A series that began with a heartbreaking ninth-inning loss...
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