Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Jonathan Papelbon

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?

 

Discover: Trade Deadline Countdown Tuesday

Troy Tulowitzki

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!

Discover: Hall of Fame Monday Edition

Craig Biggio,John Smoltz,Randy Johnson,Pedro Martinez

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was inducted on Sunday, and INSANE SPORTS posted a reaction. (more…)

Discover: Weekend Warriors

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It’s Induction Weekend in Cooperstown, as the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2015, featuring Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. In honor of the occasion, official MLB historian John Thorn posted a Hall-themed Old News in Baseball to his Our Game blog. (more…)

Discover: Three for Thursday

David Price

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…)

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

How excited were Cubs Crossings and The Canuck Cubbie about Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber hitting both game-tying and game-winning home runs on Tuesday night in Cincinnati? (more…)

Discover: Tuesday Takes

Brandon Phillips’ behind-the-back Play of the Year candidate on Monday night left Queen City Beer League and even opposition fans like The Canuck Cubbie buzzing. (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Mike Zunnino, Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira’s hot streak continued with a game-winning home run in the eighth inning on Sunday against the Mariners, but The Cutoff Man points out the Yankees’ first baseman wasn’t the only one in pinstripes who deserves credit for the victory. (more…)

Discover: Bring on the second half

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo

The young Cubs’ continued improvement has The Canuck Cubbie and many other fans looking forward to seeing how the season plays out. (more…)

Discover: Putting a bow on All-Star Week

All-Star Game Baseball

KelliBells made the most of All-Star Week in Cincinnati, and she has a full write-up of all the action in her blog. (more…)

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