Buster Olney writes that not only are the Astros open to dealing Hunter Pence, but they seem likely to trade the outfielder before the deadline. Several contending teams could be interested.
Buster Olney previews trade season in the National League, looking at which teams will be buying and which will be selling as the trade deadline approaches.
If the Mets -- and the Wilpon ownership group in particular -- can't find a way to keep Jose Reyes around, they could face an angry, frustrated fan base. Particularly given the way Reyes is playing.
Buster Olney extrapolates one situation that could arise from this draft. It involves what the Washington Nationals' lineup could look in a few years, and it's pretty good.
Fred Wilpon got scammed by Bernie Madoff, by all indications. But with his latest comments, it'll still be hard for the general public to see him as a sympathetic character, in the same way people rarely feel sorry for players.
The Florida Marlins didn't need to use their bullpen during Anibal Sanchez's near-no-hitter Friday night, but they've still emerged as the league's best unit, after struggling in 2010.