late-season 2018 trades and rumors

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The Nationals traded Shawn Kelley to the Athletics and are reportedly talking to Greg Holland who was recently released by the Cardinals.

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/8/5/17653756/washington-nationals-trade-shawn-kelley-to-oakland-nats-talking-greg-holland

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 August 2018 14:35 (four months ago) Permalink

mike fiers to oakland

mookieproof, Monday, 6 August 2018 18:19 (four months ago) Permalink

adeiny hechavarria to the pirates

mookieproof, Monday, 6 August 2018 20:18 (four months ago) Permalink

proven closer greg holland to the nationals

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 14:19 (four months ago) Permalink

i laughed when holland indicated that he wanted to play for a contender (or at least a potential contender, in the nats' case), but i guess scott boras has some clout

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Greg Holland currently sports a 7.92 ERA, 7.92 K/9, 7.92 BB/9 stat line

seriously

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:58 (four months ago) Permalink

he was so bad that tyson ross is seen as an improvement

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:00 (four months ago) Permalink

fernando rodney is headed to his 10th team

mookieproof, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:36 (four months ago) Permalink

it's impressive -- rodney got a late-ish start, but he's been around a long time. he is, for another few days, the active saves leader. he's been mostly average, couple bad seasons, with a few stretches of utter dominance mixed in. no aroldis, but definitely an above-average reliever for like 15 years.

and his entire career has been as valuable as four months or so of trout or betts

mookieproof, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Why does Oakland need 15 closers?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:30 (four months ago) Permalink

for that game against the Yankees

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Justin Bour to Phillies

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 August 2018 19:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Why does Oakland need 15 closers?!

― Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, August 10, 2018 11:30 AM (one hour ago)

Closers are the new CF

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 10 August 2018 20:13 (four months ago) Permalink

I suppose it might not be too expensive a bet for a team to go for it, in trying to bring in a couple of more relievers to try to shorten games.

earlnash, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:42 (four months ago) Permalink

pirates send RHP shane baz (12th overall pick in 2017) to tampa as the ptbnl in the chris archer deal

that is quite a lot for a guy who isn't really an ace, but maybe the pirates just realized that they're incapable of developing pitching prospects and might as well get rid of them

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

all the while Glasnow's been killing it so far for the Rays.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:33 (four months ago) Permalink

i'm not sure i would've traded glasnow for archer, let alone add two more players to the mix.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:34 (four months ago) Permalink

small sample for glasnow, but there seems to be a trend (gerrit cole, charlie morton . . . ) of pitchers improving when they leave pittsburgh

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:42 (four months ago) Permalink

for a while it was the opposite – Happ, Liriano come to mind.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:55 (four months ago) Permalink

Melancon^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:00 (four months ago) Permalink

playoff pinch-running specialist terrance gore to the cubs

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:40 (three months ago) Permalink

missed this, but the rockies signed matt holliday to a minor league deal a few weeks ago -- went 4-for-4 for albuquerque last night

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 August 2018 15:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Holliday could be a nice pinch hitter to have for a stretch run, if he has his batting eye. Be cool for him, if this is the last shot, to finish his career in the bigs for the team he came up with. He still had some power when he left.

Giambi and Thome had a couple big hits a the end of their career doing that thing.

earlnash, Thursday, 16 August 2018 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

nationals are giving up

matt adams back to st louis
daniel murphy possibly to the cubs

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

dodgers made a waiver claim on harper (no deal yet)

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

ugh fuck daniel murphy https://deadspin.com/daniel-murphy-disagrees-with-the-gay-lifestyle-1689309224

na (NA), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

whoa

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

sources: waivers have expired on Bryce harper. he is staying with nats.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 21, 2018

boo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

#Mets have traded Jose Bautista to the #Phillies

— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 28, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Batsy we hardly knew ye

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

lucas duda to the braves

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Yankees have traded for McCutchen (giving up their #23 prospect, who's also 23). McCutchen's a free agent, so I guess he's just filling in for Judge.

https://www.mlb.com/news/andrew-mccutchen-trade-talks-with-yankees/c-292684000

clemenza, Friday, 31 August 2018 03:35 (three months ago) Permalink

donaldson 'likely to be traded'

cardinals 'involved'

mookieproof, Friday, 31 August 2018 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I am ‘likely to be grumpy’

Karl Malone, Friday, 31 August 2018 15:11 (three months ago) Permalink

ehh, it's just a month's worth of salary, they won't be dealing away anyone useful

mookieproof, Friday, 31 August 2018 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Ryan Madson to Dodgers

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 August 2018 19:30 (three months ago) Permalink

donaldson to the indians

Karl Malone, Saturday, 1 September 2018 01:13 (three months ago) Permalink

it's impressive how all the relievers have been crammed into half the teams

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 September 2018 03:08 (three months ago) Permalink

the grandyman to milwaukee

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 September 2018 03:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Adeiny Hechavarria to NYY -- polish up that trophy

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 September 2018 05:06 (three months ago) Permalink

david freese to the dodgers

mookieproof, Saturday, 1 September 2018 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Milwaukee going full in, seems like they didn't give up all that much for their rentals.

earlnash, Saturday, 1 September 2018 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Baseball does look setup to have a potentially interesting stretch run with a 1/3 of the teams pretty much tanking, there are a lot of clubs with good records this year.

earlnash, Saturday, 1 September 2018 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I had a feeling there was something shady about the sequence of events surrounding this trade:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24633842/circumstances-cleveland-indians-acquisition-josh-donaldson-draws-ire-multiple-teams

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:50 (three months ago) Permalink

"I guess he got reinjured on the plane," an unnamed executive told The Athletic.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:07 (three months ago) Permalink


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