Napoli Returns to Rangers

August 8, 2015

Yesterday the Boston Red Sox traded Mike Napoli to the Texas Rangers. Napoli played previously with the Rangers from 2011 and 2012. He started his major league career in 2006 with the Los Angeles Angels. [read more ...]

Two Mets Win Weekly Honor

August 4, 2015

The New York Mets find themselves on the top of the NL East thanks in large part to two of their players. Both first baseman Lucas Duda and pitcher Noah Syndergaard have been named the National League Player of the Week. The last time two Mets shared this honor was in 2006 with David Wright and Jose Reyes. [read more ...]

Leake Goes to Giants

July 31, 2015

Reds pitcher Mike Leake was traded last night to the Giants for two minor league players. The Giants are currently trailing the Dodgers by half a game in the NL West division and Leake might help them move closer to another World Series run. In exchange for Leake, the Reds got pitcher Keury Mella and infielder Adam Duvall. [read more ...]

Blue Jays Get Ace Pitcher Price

July 30, 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired ace pitcher David Price in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers gain three young pitchers in the deal. With the Blue Jays six games behind the AL East leading New York Yankees, Price might make a huge difference for the team in the weeks to come. The three pitching prospects acquired by Detroit are Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, and Jairo Labourt. [read more ...]

Indians Send Moss to Cardinals

July 30, 2015

The Cardinals gained a utility player today when they agreed to a trade with the Cleveland Indians. Brandon Moss goes to the Cardinals in exchange for pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky. Moss can give the Cardinals some versatility and an extra power bat as they battle with the Pittsburgh Pirates for the lead in the NL Central division. The Cardinals still hold a 4.5 game lead but the Pirates have been moving closer recently. [read more ...]

Royals Trade Blanton to Pirates

July 30, 2015

With their starting rotation improved with the acquisition of Johnny Cueto, yesterday the Royals traded veteran pitcher Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. The Pirates, who have been moving in closer in the standings to the Cardinals, earlier this week improved their infield with the acquisition of Aramis Ramirez. [read more ...]

Tulowitzki to Blue Jays, Reyes to Rockies

July 28, 2015

Two of baseball's leading shortstops were traded last night. Troy Tulowitzki went to the Toronto Blue Jays and Jose Reyes went to the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies also got three minor league pitchers and Toronto gained veteran relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins in the trade. [read more ...]

Victorino Traded for Rutledge

July 27, 2015

The Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a trade that sends veteran outfielder Shane Victorino to the Angels in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge. Victorino has played in just 32 games so far this season and Rutledge has spent the first part of the season in the minors. [read more ...]

Cueto Traded to Royals

July 26, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds have traded their ace pitcher Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals for pitching prospects Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed. The trade should help the Royals extend their lead over the rest of the AL Central division. They already have a seven and a half game lead over their nearest competitors, the Minnesota Twins, and they currently have the highest win percentage (.608) in the AL. [read more ...]

Uribe and Johnson Go to Mets

July 25, 2015

The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves have agreed to a deal that sends infielder Juan Uribe and utility player Kelly Johnson to the Mets in exchange for minor league pitching prospects John Gant and Rob Whalen. With an outstanding young starting rotation led by Matt Harvey and Jacob DeGrom, the Mets can afford to lose two pitching prospects in order to gain some offensive power. The Mets are currently in second place in the NL East division due to their pitching prowess but their offense has been weak. Uribe and Johnson might give them the hitting they need to take the lead from the Washington Nationals. [read more ...]

Gillaspie Traded to Angels

July 24, 2015

Infielder Conor Gillaspie has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels. The White Sox will get cash considerations in exchange for Gillaspie. [read more ...]

First Big Trades: Kazmir and Ramirez

July 24, 2015

The first big trades since the All Star Game took place yesterday. In the morning, the Athletics and the Astros finished a trade that sent top pitcher Scott Kazmir to Houston for two minor league players, Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham. Later in the day, the Brewers traded veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez to the Pirates in exchange for minor leaguer Yhonathan Barrios and cash considerations. [read more ...]

Stanton Out for 4-6 Weeks

June 27, 2015

Power hitting Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton will be out for the next four to six weeks with a broken bone in his left wrist. He suffered the injury while swinging on a strikeout pitch in Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The loss will be a big one for the Marlins who are currently in fourth place in the National League East division, eleven and a half games behind the leading Washington Nationals. [read more ...]

Sandberg Resigns as Manager of Phillies

June 26, 2015

Ryne Sandberg, manager of the Phillies since August, 2013, today announced that he's stepping down from the position. After a disappointing career as manager of the team, Sandberg leaves the Phillies in last place in the National League East division, 14-1/2 games behind the division leading Washington Nationals. Pete Mackanin, the third base coach for the Phillies, has been named interim manager. [read more ...]