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  • • Report: MLB teams 'appalled' at lack of penalty for Astros
    MLB teams are “appalled” at a lack of penalty for the Houston Astros in the face of sign-stealing accusations. MLB announced in a statement on Wednesday that it considered the case against Houston to be closed. ESPN’s Buster Olney says many team officials across the league are “frustrated” and “appalled” over the lack of a penalty. MLB said in its ...
  • • Red Sox starter Sale unlikely for Game 5
    Chris Sale is unlikely to be ready to pitch for the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS, according to a report by Buster Olney....
  • • Indians Discussing Extension With GM Mike Chernoff
    The Indians are in discussions with general manager Mike Chernoff about a contract extension, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). The likelihood of a deal being struck, and on what terms, isn’t yet apparent. Indeed, little is known about Chernoff’s existing contract status. Chernoff was promoted to the GM seat just...
  • • Cleveland Indians reportedly discussing extension with GM Mike Chernoff
    The Indians are in discussions with general manager Mike Chernoff about a contract extension, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney. The likelihood of a deal being struck, and on what terms, isn’t yet apparent. Indeed, little is known about Chernoff’s existing contract status. Chernoff was promoted to the general manager seat just over three years a...
  • • Could Yankees be trade fit for Paul Goldschmidt?
    One of the best first basemen in baseball is expected to hit the trade market this winter, as the Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly willing to trade slugger Paul Goldschmidt. While many top teams are already set the position, the New York Yankees are a team that could potentially make room for him. As it stands, the Yankees will have two players ...
  • • Backup catcher Tony Wolters sends Rockies to NLDS with winning hit
    A little-known backup catcher turned out to be the hero in Tuesday night’s NL Wild Card Game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.Tony Wolters delivered the biggest hit of his career when he drove in Trevor Story with an RBI single to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the 13th inning at Wrigley Field. Wolters had fallen behind 0-2 in the count...
  • • NL Notes: Giants, Fowler, Pirates
    The Giants are exploring the addition of “a high-profile baseball operations executive” to their front office, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports (subscription required).  The idea would be that this new hire would allow Brian Sabean to step back from some of the team’s day-to-day operations — Sabean’s resumption of...
  • • New management options for Giants
    The Giants are exploring the addition of “a high-profile baseball operations executive” to their front office, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports (subscription required).  The idea would be that this new hire would allow Brian Sabean to step back from some of the team’s day-to-day operations — Sabean’s resumption of this role last offseason was “regar...
  • • Source: Yanks obtain OF McCutchen from Giants
    The Yankees have agreed to a trade with the Giants for veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney....
  • • McCutchen on way to Yankees
    The Giants have agreed on a deal that will send right fielder Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees, MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi has confirmed. ESPN's Buster Olney was the first to report the deal, and according to multiple reports, the return to San Francisco will be two Minor League prospects, including infielder Abiatal Avelino, New York's No. 23 prospe...
  • • Yankees To Acquire Andrew McCutchen
    The Yankees and Giants have struck a trade that would send veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen to New York, per ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (Twitter link). Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links), who first reported that an agreement was close, says that, if it’s finalized, the deal will send two prospects — including young ...
  • • Kelvin Herrera removed from play for foot injury
    Kelvin Herrera had to be removed from the field on a cart after suffering a potentially serious left foot injury in the ninth inning of the Nationals’ 15-0 win over the Mets today.  Herrera took a bad step while fielding a ground ball, and fell down on the ground after completing the out at first base.  Manager Davey Martinez told MASNsports.com’s ...
  • • Report: Giants hoping to deal Andrew McCutchen before August 31
    Veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen could soon be on the move. A recent report from ESPN’s Buster Olney stated that the San Francisco Giants are looking to deal McCutchen by August 31. This is hardly surprising. The Giants are well out of both the NL West and wild card races. McCutchen will also be a free agent at the end of the season. So, it only...
  • • Logan Forsythe Clears Revocable Trade Waivers
    Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe has cleared revocable trade waivers and can now be freely dealt to any team, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports.  This means that all 29 other teams passed on claiming Forsythe during the August waiver period. It isn’t much of a surprise that Forsythe went unclaimed, as Minnesota might have simply let...
  • • Logan Forsythe clears revocable trade waivers
    Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe has cleared revocable trade waivers and can now be freely dealt to any team, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports. This means that all 29 other teams passed on claiming Forsythe during the August waiver period.It isn’t much of a surprise that Forsythe went unclaimed, as Minnesota might have simply let the claiming tea...

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  • • AL Notes: Happ, Yankees, Royals, Rays
    The Yankees roughed up Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ on Saturday, but that hasn’t killed New York’s interest in the soon-to-be free-agent lefty. The two teams “have continued conversations” regarding Happ and are “haggling over the price tag,” Buster Olney of ESPN writes. Olney goes on to suggest the Yankees should...
  • • Report: Mets unlikely to trade deGrom or Syndergaard
    The Mets will listen to offers for co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but it appears the two will stay put. The club’s seeking overwhelming returns for both right-handers and is “highly unlikely” to move either one, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With general manager Sandy Alderson on ...
  • • Olney’s Latest: Mets, Blue Jays, Tribe, BoSox, Braves, Phillies
    The Mets will listen to offers for co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but it appears the two will stay put. The club’s seeking overwhelming returns for both right-handers and is “highly unlikely” to move either one, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With general manager&...
  • • Other teams reportedly waiting for Orioles to make first move in trade offers
    Here’s the latest on the Orioles and Nationals, two local rivals who will be going in opposite directions at the trade deadline… Per ESPN.com's Buster Olney, some teams will wait for the Orioles to approach them with solid offers for trades this summer.  The strategy stems from last year’s failed talks for Zach Britton, with Olney writing “the Dod...
  • • Beltway Notes: Nationals, O’s, Harper, Britton, Machado, Ramos
    Here’s the latest on the Nationals and Orioles, two local rivals who will be going in opposite directions at the trade deadline… Bryce Harper’s impending free agency is a major subplot to the Nationals’ season, though the team’s larger short-term concern is how to get Harper back in top form.  As per ESPN.com’s B...
  • • Could Mets consider trading Syndergaard, deGrom?
    With the Mets looking more like bottom feeders than contenders, there has been speculation that they could listen to proposals for two of their best players, co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The 29-year-old deGrom is under control through 2020, while Syndergaard, 25, is wrapped up through 2021, meaning each would bring back a significant ...
  • • AL West Notes: Astros, Gossett, Kiner-Falefa
    There are “two developing holes” on the Astros roster that the team could address at the trade deadline, ESPN’s Buster Olney writes in his latest Insider-only column.  One is a big bat capable of filling the left field or DH spots, and the other is a potential closer.  For the former, Houston has a number…...
  • • Trevor Bauer states his case for All-Star consideration?
    Trevor Bauer has yet to make an All-Star team in his six-year MLB career, and he thinks that should finally change this season.ESPN’s Buster Olney posted a tweet on Monday morning about how stacked the starting pitching will potentially be for the American League All-Star team. Bauer, the Cleveland Indians right-hander, noticed that his name was no...
  • • Quick Hits: Machado, Cards, Herrera, Bumgarner, Yu
    Although the Orioles didn’t find a Manny Machado trade to their liking over the winter, the club did believe it was progressing toward a deal with the Cardinals in December, Buster Olney of ESPN reports. St. Louis backed out of negotiations on a swap that would have sent pitching prospects and third baseman Jedd Gyorko…...
  • • Clayton Kershaw will make opt-out decision after season ends
    A few items from the National League West… Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will choose whether to opt out of the remaining two years and $65M on his contract after the season ends, and Buster Olney of ESPN looks at several factors that could play into the process. Health is chief among them, which isn’t surprising considering Kershaw’s recent injury is...
  • • NL West Notes: Kershaw, Bumgarner, Padres
    A few items from the National League West… Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will choose whether to opt out of the remaining two years and $65MM on his contract after the season ends, and Buster Olney of ESPN looks at several factors that could play into the process. Health is chief among them, which isn’t surprising…...
  • • Brawl erupts in Padres-Rockies game after Nolan Arenado charges mound
    Wednesday’s game between two division rivals featured plenty of fireworks in the third inning, and a benches-clearing brawl broke out as a result.It happened after Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo threw behind Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, which didn’t go over well. Arenado then charged the mound, which prompted Perdomo to throw his glove at the ...
  • • Phillies to receive warning for Kapler's bullpen gaffe
    The Philadelphia Phillies are not off to a great start. After just three games, they have given up a whopping 27 runs. But it’s the bullpen gaffe from new manager Gabe Kapler that would take the headlines. After all, summoning a pitcher without warming him up is a pretty bold move. Thankfully, umpire Jerry Layne would use his discretion and allow H...
  • • NL East Notes: Kapler's bullpen miscues, Braves' 25-man roster, Marlins adding P Trevor Richards
    The Phillies will receive a formal warning letter from Major League Baseball in the wake of an unusual situation from Saturday’s game, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney tweets.  The league ruled that home plate umpire Jerry Layne was right to allow Phils reliever Hoby Milner some extra warm-up pitches after Milner was brought into the game seemingly without ...
  • • NL East Notes: Kapler, Braves, Marlins
    The Phillies will receive a formal warning letter from Major League Baseball in the wake of an unusual situation from Saturday’s game, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney tweets.  The league ruled that home plate umpire Jerry Layne was right to allow Phils reliever Hoby Milner some extra warm-up pitches after Milner was brought into the game seemin...

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