The Tigers weren’t done dealing, as they sent Joakim Soria to the Pirates, getting younger as A Baseball Blog notes.
Superfan Pete and the Superfan bids adieu to Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers, who are headed to Houston from Milwaukee.
The Dodgers took part in a massive three-team deal, and cat loves the dodgers digests what it means.
I’m Not A Headline Guy… wants to see the Yankees get in on the Trade Deadline action.
There are lessons to be learned from Wednesday night’s proceedings at Citi Field, believes Perfect Pitch.
The Canuck Cubbie wonders if Starlin Castro will be in a Cubs uniform when they take the field tonight.
What’s the secret to rebuilding? 12thmanreview says it’s all about youth and control.
The Cutoff Man recaps a frustrating evening for the Yankees and CC Sabathia, who couldn’t hold on to multiple leads.
Christmas came early at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as Braves Give explains.
What do you see happening in the final hours before the Trade Deadline? Tell us about it below!
1. The Phillies-Rangers blockbuster. After over a year of speculation, the Phillies finally traded Cole Hamels. Another Girl with a Sports Blog was surprised by the move, but Baseball Betsy saw this one coming. On the Phillies’ side, Richard the Third is going to miss seeing the lefty on the mound in red pinstripes, while The Coggin Toboggan opted for a humorous take on the deal. For a Texas perspective, JBrightSports asks, “Why not win now?”
2. The trade that wasn’t. First the Mets and Brewers were going to trade some high-profile names. Then they weren’t. The Brewer Nation recaps a wild turn of events that transpired on social media and at Citi Field. Sconnie Sports Talk thinks Gomez will be fine whether he is traded or stays put this month. The Underdog tried to put itself in the shoes of Wilmer Flores, who endured an emotional evening at the ballpark.
3. The Trade Deadline countdown is on. Tigers beat writer Jason Beck thinks a deal with the Dodgers involving David Price makes sense. Cove Chatter surveys the marketplace for a deal that makes sense for the Giants. Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball runs through some options that could help heat up a cold St. Louis lineup.
What’s in your Three for Thursday? Tell us about it below!
Do you agree with Richard the Third that the Jonathan Papelbon deal makes sense for both teams?
Sandy’s Spiel examines how trading for Rockies players has worked out for other teams.
Matt Couture of Safe or Out? asks whether Jeff Samardzija still will be with the White Sox in August.
With the Royals adding Ben Zobrist, stlcardinalsminimo is curious how the win-now mentality will work out.
The Red Diamond Report probes the question: Are the Yankees contenders or pretenders?
Who saw the Yankees’ 21-run outburst coming? The Cutoff Man revisits the offensive explosion.
Dodger Insider is taking the long view on a slumping-but-still-just-24-years-old Yasiel Puig.
Some scheduling conflicts loom in September, and mattmayhill wonders what a KC sports fan is to do.
Want to know how to build an infield? Groundskeeper extraordinaire Murray Cook has the answer.
Can you top The Corder Report‘s best nicknames of National Leaguers from the Dead Ball Era?
Would you like to see From the Corner of Edgar & Dave‘s photos from the recent PLAY event at Safeco Field?
Another day, another big trade as Troy Tulowitzki reportedly is on his way to Toronto in a deal involving Jose Reyes. Tailpipe Sports digs into the deal, while The Winston Report decided it was a good move for the Jays after some thought. Sconnie Sports Talk takes a look back at some of the noteworthy Trade Deadline deals from years past, while stlcardinalsminimo doesn’t want Cardinals GM John Mozeliak thinking short term. The best place to stay on top of all the very latest on the trade front is MLB.com/news!
Kris Bryant delivered the first of what figures to be many walk-off home runs in his Major League career, and The Canuck Cubbie sort of called it. Meanwhile, Born on Third shared a great video of another Cubs rookie, Addison Russell, doing it with the glove.
The Orioles’ Adam Jones is on the Baseball Assistance Team board of directors and he answered some questions in their Step up to B.A.T. blog.
Dodger Blue World writes about Yasiel Puig and George Genovese’s new book, A Scout’s Report.
Official MLB historian John Thorn discusses the baseball relationship between the US and Japan in his Our Game blog.
Throw Like a Girl documented the game she took in recently at Safeco Field — the fourth new ballpark she has visited this season.
The Marlins’ event services manager, Karl Ebert, recalls visiting the troops in a guest post to Beyond the Ballpark.
The Halo Way shared some beautiful images of sunsets at Angels Stadium during the recent homestand.
The Phillies have been on fire since the All-Star break and Phillies Phollowers can’t get enough.
Cait Covers the Bases says it’s time to start training for the Brewers Mini-Marathon + 10K in September!
What trades would you like to see go down this week? Tell us about it in the comments!
1. The Trade Deadline. With high-profile names like David Price rumored to be on the move before the July 31 Trade Deadline, speculation is rife about coming moves. Daniel Satter Sport Talk thinks the Orioles and Tigers should get together and make a deal that benefits both teams, and Balls and Strikes wants to see the Mariners cash in on Fernando Rodney and J.A. Happ. Meanwhile, Cardinal Red Baseball writes about the Redbirds’ interest in the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. (more…)