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…)
1. The Midsummer Classic. The American League grabbed bragging rights with a 6-3 win in the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati. The game’s MVP, Mike Trout, continued to amaze CassidySportsMyTake, while Drinking the Royals Blue Aid was glad to see the Royals’ All-Stars perform well after all the attention they attracted during the fan voting. Jacob deGrom opened some eyes with a dominant performance, much to the delight of Metsin’ Around, and Jerry’s World looked at the remarkable capper on a memorable week for Brian Dozier, who homered in his first All-Star Game at-bat. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog revisited some All-Stars’ Minor League days with excellent photos from yesteryear. (more…)