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  1. Halos searching for a starter

    Doug Mittler

    After fortifying their bullpen with deals for Huston Street, Jason Grilli and Joe Thatcher, the Los Angeles Angels are not done in their quest for pitching. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports the Halos are looking for a starter and disp...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Burnett a fit in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    The idea of Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates is looking more and more plausible. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday that "a Pittsburgh scout - not on his normal coverage - watched Burnett's star...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Would A's deal Tommy Milone?

    Doug Mittler

    Tommy Milone, demoted to the minors earlier this month following the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel has asked the Oakland Athletics to trade him, reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal adds "the Athletics have received ...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  4. Headley the next Padre to go?

    Doug Mittler

    UPDATE:The New York Yankees have acquired Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. -- The San Diego Padres already have traded away closer Huston Street. Could their third baseman be...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. Available pinch-hitters

    Doug Mittler

    In an era of increased specialization, one of baseball's unique jobs is not faring well in general. While offense is down throughout the game, pinch hitters are struggling at an even higher rate in 2014. Entering Tuesday, pinch hitters were hittin...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  6. Cliff Lee staying in Philly?

    Doug Mittler

    It is an old baseball adage that you never read too much into any particular game. But when it comes to assessing the trade value of Cliff Lee, there may be no other choice. In what amounted to an audition, Lee returned to the Phillies' rotation M...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. Alex Rios a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals, who scored a grand total of two runs in three losses to the Red Sox last weekend, are interested in dealing for Rangers outfielder Alex Rios. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that the Royals had a scout...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  8. Twins ready to sell?

    Doug Mittler

    Minnesota general manager Terry Ryan dropped a strong hint Monday that the Twins will soon be trade deadline sellers. "We're in a tough spot right now and we've been in a tough spot for four years," Ryan told MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. "So you hav...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Would Cards deal Taveras for Price?

    Doug Mittler

    The centerpiece of the July 31 trade deadline sweepstakes remains David Price, who not only is enhancing his market value but also is putting the Tampa Bay Rays back in the postseason picture. The Rays have won 14 of 18 games after completing a we...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  10. Are the Marlins ready to sell?

    Doug Mittler

    Could the Miami Marlins soon be joining the relatively small list of trade deadline sellers? The Fish have lost 13 of their 19 games to fall into fourth place in the National League East and a postseason berth seems more and more like a long shot,...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  11. Pirates looking at A.J. Burnett?

    Doug Mittler

    The market for Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett may be picking up steam. Over the weekend, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported the Phillies and Orioles "have had very preliminary talks on a trade" that would send Burnett to Baltimore. An even better...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  12. Any takers for Jim Johnson?

    Doug Mittler

    Call it addition by subtraction if you want, but the Oakland Athletics are looking to find a new home for reliever Jim Johnson. The Athletics would like to avoid eating the remainder of Johnson's $10 million contract and move him before the deadli...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Benoit the next Padre to go?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Diego Padres already have traded away their closer, and are talking to teams about their top set-up man. Huston Street was sent shipped to the Los Angeles Angels late Friday night and received an impressive haul of minor leaguers in retu...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. The market for Cliff Lee

    Doug Mittler

    In what amounts to an audition, Cliff Lee returns to the Philadelphia Phillies rotation Monday night against the Giants, his first outing since landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained flexor-pronator tendon in his elbow. The Phill...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. Red Sox less likely to deal Uehara?

    Doug Mittler

    The Boston Red Sox remain in last place in the American League East, but the idea of another round of October baseball at Fenway Park no longer seems farfetched. The Sox have won seven of their last games after a weekend sweep of the Royals and are ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  16. Do the Dodgers need a backup shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Injuries have been a constant companion this season for Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who left Thursday's game against the Padres with a sore right shoulder that will likely keep him out of the starting lineup until after the All-Star break. W...

    Blog | July 12, 2014