Tag "MLB Trades"

Where Will Stroman Land?

Marcus Stroman pitched in what was most likely his final game in a Toronto Blue Jays jersey on Wednesday, and his trade stock rose even farther. In his final start for the Blue Jays against the Cleveland Indians, Stroman was very effective, going seven strong innings and only surrendering five hits, one run (earned), and walking one. His offense didn’t do him any favors, as the Blue Jays lost 4-0. Following the game and into Thursday, he tweeted and retweeted several tweets about his appreciation to the Toronto fans. About a week or so ago, he also took out any reference to the Blue Jays from his Twitter page. Take it with a grain of salt, but he also tweeted something that could be a clue to where he ends up, or maybe he even knows something. So at this point, the question isn’t IF he’s traded but WHERE. So let me tell you where I think he ends up.

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Assessing the Tigers Trade Pieces

At the start of the season, the Detroit Tigers had a glimmer of hope. With a rotation of Matt Moore, Michael Fulmer, Matt Boyd, Jordan Zimmermann, and Daniel Norris, the Tigers looked to improve upon their first season under Ron Gardenhire. However, the injury bug hit… and it hit hard. This bug depleted the rotation as well as the infield and has forced the Tigers and Al Avila into an ultimatum- time to sell and pick up prospects.

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Trade Deadline: Big Arms on the Block

This year’s trade deadline should be eventful because of the abundance of talented pitchers available on the market, such as Matt Boyd, Marcus Stroman, Robbie Ray, Zack Wheeler, Madison Bumgarner, and Noah Syndergaard. There are a number of contending teams seeking to improve their starting rotations, including the Yankees, Phillies, Braves, Twins, Dodgers, and Astros. Let’s take a look at their top prospects who could be the centerpieces of a deadline acquisition.

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Shipwrecked: Pittsburgh Pirates in Shambles

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the most poorly run franchise in Major League Baseball. The team hired Neal Huntington as General Manager back in 2007. They enjoyed a brief run of success from 2013-15 with three consecutive wild-card berths, but overall this front office has been a complete disaster, especially in the last three years. Huntington has firmly established himself as the worst GM in baseball.

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Update On All 30 Teams’ Newest Acquisitions After 30 Games

Although fans and players criticized teams for making the hot stove barely lukewarm, every team made some sort of move in the off-season. Some were massive, some barely made a splash. Let’s look at how every team’s biggest acquisition fared after the first month of the season.

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The Philadelphia Phillies Land Realmuto for 3 Prospects and Int’l Money

The Phillies have made it no secret they’re willing to spend money this offseason and make a push towards a championship. They’ve been one of the busier teams in the off-season, signing David Robertson and Andre McCutchen, and trading for Jean Segura. In general, their counterparts in the NL East have been active as well: Mets traded for Robinson while signing Jed Lowrie and Wilson Ramos, the Braves signed Josh Donaldson, Brian McCann and re-sign Nick Markakis, while the Nationals signed Patrick Corbin, Anibal Sanchez and re-signed Jeremy Hellickson.

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The Indians Really Wouldn’t Trade Kluber or Bauer……Would they?

Reports are coming everywhere that the Indians have had discussions with many teams, including the Dodgers and Yankees about potentially parting ways with two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and noted twitter warrior, Trevor Bauer.

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Red Sox Acquire Second Baseman Ian Kinsler From Angels

Almost instantly after the end of a 13-inning walk-off win for the Red Sox over the Philadelphia Phillies, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Sox traded for Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels. Source: #RedSox get Kinsler. — Ken Rosenthal

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Red Sox Trade Target: Francisco Liriano

The Red Sox acquired their first pitcher of deadline season on Wednesday when they traded for Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays. However, the biggest need still rests in the bullpen for baseball’s best team in 2018. Even with

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Leandre: Red Sox Should Target Hand to Help Bullpen

When push comes to shove, you can never have enough pitching in the playoffs. With the exception of the Houston Astros last season, the team with the better bullpen usually prevails. When it comes to the Boston Red Sox, up

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