1. MLB Trade Rumors: Are the Washington Nationals Shopping Ian Desmond?

    The Washington Nationals are being described as “actively shopping” shortstop Ian Desmond , with the Giants and Red Sox among the suitors according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan ...

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  2. MLB Trade Rumors: Boston Red Sox Showing Interest in Right-Hander Rich Harden

    The Red Sox entered Sunday’s action with the best record in the American League (60-37), good enough for first place in the always tough AL East...

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  3. Seattle Mariners' Offense Isn't Just Bad; It's Historically Bad

    For weeks on end, manager Eric Wedge’s daily briefing has turned into a trip to the psychiatrist, attempting to decipher why the Seattle Mariners offense is so bad...

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  4. MLB Trade Rumors: “Mr. Marlin” Says He'd Trade Hanley “Right Now”

    Jeff Conine, “Mr. Marlin” himself, has served two stints in teal and is currently employed by the Florida Marlins as a special assistant to team president David Samson...

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  5. Wilson Betemit: Detroit Tigers 3B Makes Arguably the Worst Throw Ever

    The Detroit Tigers added Wilson Betemit for his bat, not how he flashes the leather. Anyone who follows baseball understands this quite well...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Hunter Pence Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

    It’s only been a day or two since Buster Olney reported that the Astros would listen to offers for Hunter Pence , but I already get to say, “I told you so...

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  7. MLB Trade Rumors: Tampa Bay Rays Said to Be Looking to Unload B.J Upton

    Today just seems to be one full of Rays -related activity. The perception among teams is that the Rays are ready to move center fielder B.J. Upton now, writes ESPN’s Buster Olney ...

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  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Tampa Bay Rays Quietly Making James Shields Available

    The Reds are said to be targeting Rays righty James Shields , tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney , which might be why Tampa Bay scouts have been seen evaluating the Reds’ Triple-A team this week...

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  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Orioles Reliever Koji Uehara Among Those Available?

    Baltimore took care of one potential free agent-to-be by signing shortstop J.J. Hardy to a three-year, $22.5 million extension...

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  10. MLB Trade Rumors: Tigers Interested in Orioles' Guthrie, Padres' Harang

    The Tigers are hunting for starting pitching as aggressively as any team in baseball, and they’re looking at Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie and San Diego’s Aaron Harang as ...

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  11. MLB Trade Rumors: Derek Lowe Leaving Atlanta Braves for Detroit Tigers?

    The Atlanta Braves have a five-game lead in the National League wild-card race, and trail the Philadelphia Phillies by a scant three-and-a-half games in the National League East, ...

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  12. MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies Ask Yanks for All Four Top Prospects for Jimenez?

    UPDATE: It was a given that the Rockies would ask for the moon in return for Ubaldo Jimenez . Who knew they’d want an extra planet or two? According to SI...

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  13. Women's World Cup: 5 North Korean Players Test Positive for...Musk Deer Glands?

    Some times you just can't make stuff like this up. North Korea officials blamed "traditional musk deer gland medicine" used after a lightning strike, for five positive tests for ...

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  14. A.J. Burnett, Leadoff Walks and Baseball's Temple of Doom

    Here is a fun tidbit that should give fans of A.J. Burnett (A's fans can insert Trevor Cahill , Giants fans Jonathan Sanchez if they feel like torturing themselves), and his frustratingly -high 52 walks, something to agonize over...

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  15. MLB Mercifully Splits Up Agitator Umps Joe West and Angel Hernandez

    Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News points out something I honestly can’t believe I missed: Major League Baseball has split up crew chief Joe West and his overzealous partner-in-crime Angel Hernandez to start the second half...

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  16. MLB Trade Rumors: Heath Bell's Status in San Diego Uncertain After GM's Comment

    San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer did a radio interview with XX-1090 in San Diego yesterday and fielded a response to a direct question about whether he’s going to trade closer Heath Bell ...

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  17. MLB Trade Rumors: Florida Marlins Looking to Deal Closer in a Seller's Market

    Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel writes that there’s “a good chance” closer Leo Nunez “is dealt before the July 31 non-waiver deadline...

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  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Angels Said to Be Aggressively Pursuing Cubs' Aramis Ramirez

    According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have become the front runners for the services of Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez ...

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  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Are Joakim Soria's Days in Kansas City Numbered?

    The Dodgers , Rockies and Braves have seemingly replaced the Tigers , Cubs and Cardinals on Joakim Soria 's no-trade list, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports...

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  20. MLB Trade Rumors: Are the San Francisco Giants Looking to Add a Pricey Bat?

    The San Francisco Giants have some money burning a hole in their pockets payroll flexibility and may be looking to add some thunder to their offensively-challenged lineup, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports...

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  21. Why Joe Mauer's Contract Is Going To Kill the Twins for Years To Come

    From Johnette Howard at ESPN.com comes this : When Joe Mauer signed a massive contract extension with the Minnesota Twins before the 2010 season, it was praised as the sort of feel-good story you rarely see in baseball anymore...

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  22. MLB Has McCourt and the Dodgers in an 0-2 Count After Court Ruling

    A judge on Thursday refused the Dodgers' request to force the league to produce a slew of documents relating to everything from the New York Mets ' dealings with convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff to e-mails with former Dodgers manager Joe Torre...

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  23. Curt Schilling's "38 Studios" Move Shows He Is STILL a Raging Hypocrite

    Oh goodie. It’s great to see Curt Schilling is STILL the big mouth, double-standard applying, flip-flopping, flaming hypocrite I have always thought of him as . From Phil Andrews at BleacherReport...

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  24. Bryce Harper: The Raging Bleepin' Butthole Cometh

    The Washington Nationals outfield prospect had another of his "moments" on Monday night, blowing a kiss to the opposing pitcher after hitting a home run in Hagerstown's 3-2 loss to Greensboro in the Class A South Atlantic League...

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  25. Manny Ramirez Hangs 'Em Up and I Say "Good Riddance!"

    Okay, now you can boo him. And throw some dirt on the Rays season while you’re at it. Manny Ramirez was one step ahead of the law Friday when he abruptly quit ...

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