mlb trade deadline

Yankees’ flurry of trades at deadline leaves rotation thin

Just over a week ago, the Yankees were well stocked with starting pitching depth. After a flurry of trades ahead of the deadline this past Tuesday, though, that depth is more tenuous as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season. In addition to Surprisingly trading away Jordan Montgomery for injured outfielder …

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How Padres pulled off Juan Soto blockbuster

The Padres are where it’s at today, thanks to their “gunslinger” general manager, AJ Preller, and their win-at-any costs managing partner, Peter Seidler. They gave up five great prospects to get 23-year-old wunderkind Juan Soto plus good-hitting first baseman Josh Bell from Washington. While everyone said it was a haul, there are managers and coaches …

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Harrison Bader has big Yankees plans after ‘tough year’ with Cardinals

Harrison Bader arrived at the Yankees clubhouse Wednesday morning in a walking boot but with the confidence he can still make an impact for his hometown team this season. The Gold Glove center fielder, who was acquired from the Cardinals for Jordan Montgomery before Tuesday’s trade deadline, has been in the boot for a week …

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Noah Syndergaard jokes about Phillie Phanatic prank after trade

The Phillies upgraded to their pitching rotation with the addition of Noah Syndergaard via trade with the Los Angeles Angels, and after his long tenure with the Mets, he’s no stranger to the National League East. Syndergaard tweeted a very specific welcome to the Phillies fans, reminding them of the time that he stole an …

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Frankie Montas celebrated wife’s birthday before Yankees trade

Frankie Montas has a lot to celebrate this week. The right-handed starter gushed over his wife Nicholette Montas on her birthday Monday — hours before the Athletics traded him and righty reliever Lou Trivino to the Yankees ahead of the Tuesday trade deadline. “Happy birthday to the most beautiful, strong, loving woman I ever meet …

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Mets look focused on Cubs’ Willson Contreras at trade deadline

WASHINGTON — Christian Vazquez’s respectable offensive skills, in addition to his ability behind the plate, appealed to the Mets as they search for a possible upgrade at catcher. But Vazquez’s trade from Boston to Houston on Monday for two prospects may have signaled the Mets are more interested in Willson Contreras. The Mets have spoken …

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Yankees acquire Scott Effross from Cubs to help reeling bullpen

With their bullpen weakened by the loss of Chad Green and Michael King — as well as the recent struggles of Clay Holmes — the Yankees added another reliever on Monday, acquiring the right-handed Scott Effross from the Cubs. The trade came at a cost, with the highly-regarded right-hander, Hayden Wesneski, heading to Chicago. Effross …

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Late sellers poised to add more juice to MLB trade deadline

The Marlins are telling teams everyone not named Sandy Alcantara is available. While they aren’t committed sellers, there will be action around Garrett Cooper (Dodgers?), Jesus Aguilar, Tanner Scott, Anthony Bass and others. But will other teams join them as potential late sellers? The Red Sox have to think about selling. Beyond their slide, “Chris …

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