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Red Sox acquired starter Andrew Cashner from the Orioles in exchange for prospects Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero. The Orioles will cover $1.78M of Cashner’s remaining salary and will also cover most of the cost of his performance bonuses, should he earn them.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:10 (one month ago) link

the oakland a’s are all-in after acquiring . . . homer bailey

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:12 (one month ago) link

He's had some good games this year, including ones against Cleveland and the Yankees.

timellison, Monday, 15 July 2019 04:01 (one month ago) link

he’s been surprisingly playable this year and costs essentially nothing, but he’s still a below-average pitcher. pretty weak move for a team that’s currently in a wild card position

mookieproof, Monday, 15 July 2019 04:55 (one month ago) link

the blue jays have acquired wilmer font from the mets in exchange for cash considerations

why? who knows

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 17:34 (one month ago) link

I don't, but there really ought to be a Wilmer font on Microsoft Word's menu--reticent, near-invisible, seething with rage.

http://mcr4g48a98jv753f-zippykid.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Wilmer-blushing2.png

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 18:45 (one month ago) link

10-game winner for the ottawa champions in 2015

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 18:56 (one month ago) link

I notice his FIPs (11.89, 8.39, 12.01) are often lower than their corresponding ERAs (17.18, 11.32, 14.85)--sabermetric favourite.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:17 (one month ago) link

yankees acquire secret playoff weapon terrance gore (from KC for cash), although he is not on the 40-man roster

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

Yankees —aka the Savages — would still like 1 starter and 1-2 relievers. They are high on Bauer, Ray and Syndergaard (who’s unlikely to be traded, especially to them). MadBum (moving up on all lists) and Stroman are also of interest.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 19, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 July 2019 18:55 (one month ago) link

it's going to be pretty fucked up when the indians, who are in the first wild card spot, trade bauer, who still has another year of control

otoh bauer + ny baseball media seems like an ideal fit

mookieproof, Friday, 19 July 2019 19:45 (one month ago) link

does it? i really hadn't grasped the scope of the guy's innovation/dickishness til reading The MVP Machine. I can see things going sour quickly under certain circumstances.

I saw somewhere spec that Cleveland would immediately do a separate deal for a starter; sounds like they may just be tired of Trevor maintenance.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 July 2019 19:59 (one month ago) link

i was being sarcastic. the ny baseball media has practically destroyed clint frazier, who's barely even played; i'd like to see them have a go at a true asshole like bauer

mookieproof, Friday, 19 July 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

torching prospects for a journeyman 5th starter is a classic dombrowski move

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 19 July 2019 20:55 (one month ago) link

Mark Reynolds was designated for assignment by the Rockies.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 July 2019 14:19 (one month ago) link

edwin jackson to the tigers/mud hens

mookieproof, Monday, 22 July 2019 16:43 (one month ago) link

tyler white to the dodgers

astros also will dfa best beloved tony kemp when correa comes off the IL

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:46 (four weeks ago) link

also the cubs are calling up bad and hated ian happ

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 July 2019 18:03 (four weeks ago) link

Mets said to be actively shopping Syndergaard (MIN, HOU, SD)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 July 2019 15:58 (four weeks ago) link

i am so bored for anything to actually happen, i am going to read that.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 26 July 2019 17:59 (four weeks ago) link

i feel dumber already.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:01 (four weeks ago) link

it is now time for my annual marveling at how, three years ago yesterday, the yankees traded *three months* of aroldis chapman for gleyber torres and three other players

mookieproof, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:24 (four weeks ago) link

flags fly forever, Theo E would tell you

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 July 2019 18:26 (four weeks ago) link

if Aroldis helped bring us da crown i'd take it, but it was more of an "in despite of" rather than "because of" thing.

omar little, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:34 (four weeks ago) link

derek holland to the cubs

i guess he could be useful as a loogy

mookieproof, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:35 (four weeks ago) link

Derek Holland, tied for fifth (along w/Verlander, Cueto, and Vargas(!)) among active pitchers in career shutouts with 8.

omar little, Friday, 26 July 2019 18:42 (four weeks ago) link

The Mets’ consideration of a deal for Marcus Stroman, in their Noah Syndergaard machinations, is absolutely bizarre. Stroman can impact two pennant races before free agency— and Mets aren’t in a race this year. It would be a waste.

— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 27, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 July 2019 21:09 (four weeks ago) link

The Twins on Saturday night announced the deal that netted them reliever Sergio Romo, Chris Vallimont, a right-handed starter in High-A, and a player to be named later from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Double-A first baseman Lewin Diaz.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 28 July 2019 05:00 (three weeks ago) link

yeah jetes

mookieproof, Sunday, 28 July 2019 05:03 (three weeks ago) link

We have traded LHP Jake Diekman to the Athletics for OF Dairon Blanco and RHP Ismael Aquino. #Royals

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 27, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 28 July 2019 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

According the MLB site, Stroman is headed to the Mets. Don't think he'll be very happy about that--I'm sure he had his sites set on the Yankees.

clemenza, Sunday, 28 July 2019 22:06 (three weeks ago) link

Wild move, no idea what to expect in the next 3 days.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 28 July 2019 22:18 (three weeks ago) link

I don’t get this at all. Why the Mets would do with Stroman or what on earth they would have that fits the jays needs.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 28 July 2019 22:20 (three weeks ago) link

stroman is from long island, i don't think he'll mind playing for the mets

and if he still wants to be a yankee, he only has to wait a year and a half

mookieproof, Sunday, 28 July 2019 22:37 (three weeks ago) link

last i heard the mets were pretty high on anthony kay. really no clue what they’re doing

supposedly there was a ‘commotion’ in the jays clubhouse, v. exciting

mookieproof, Sunday, 28 July 2019 23:03 (three weeks ago) link

I think it’s because they also just fired one of their coaches. (Duncan)

Also I would have expected more for Stro. These guys seem ok, but this is the best they could do?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 28 July 2019 23:26 (three weeks ago) link

weird that it would be *two* ptbnl.
how closely do you follow the Mets farm system – you got thoughts on the two guys the Jays just got?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 00:18 (three weeks ago) link

The tenth-best homer rate among qualified starters in the juiced ball era for an A-ball guy and a guy struggling with homers in Triple-A, seems worth it for the Mets. Weird return for the Jays.

— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) July 28, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 July 2019 00:24 (three weeks ago) link

The projected BABIP for Stroman on various systems is .307-.310. The Mets have allowed a .308 BABIP this year. Focus on the homer suppression, which seems real, since it’s happened over his whole career, and the BABIP/infield defense thing doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) July 28, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 July 2019 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

The Indians have acquired right-hander Hunter Wood and infielder Christian Arroyo from the Rays in exchange for minor league outfielder Ruben Cardenas and some international signing money.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 July 2019 00:42 (three weeks ago) link

The Royals announced Monday that they’ve requested unconditional release waivers on first baseman/designated hitter Lucas Duda.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 29 July 2019 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

jordan lyles to the brewers, no idea why

mookieproof, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:05 (three weeks ago) link

"no idea why" – theme of this years deadline.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:14 (three weeks ago) link

lyles actually pitched pretty well in 16 innings for the brewers last year, so i guess they know what they're getting. it was the only slice of his -3.2 bWAR career where he was above average

mookieproof, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

Had a perfect game going into the eighth versus Colorado last May.

timellison, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:51 (three weeks ago) link

(Not in Coors Field)

timellison, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:51 (three weeks ago) link

Jason Vargas has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, a source tells ESPN.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 29, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:58 (three weeks ago) link

Jedd don’t call me Gyorko apparently headed to Dodgers

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:24 (three weeks ago) link

xp I see that!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:24 (three weeks ago) link

I mean three of their SP went on the DL within a week, including the one guy who wasn't a horrible disappointment

frogbs, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:25 (three weeks ago) link

Greinke signed through '21. Is making $31.5M this year, will be paid $32M in '20 and '21.

— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) July 31, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:27 (three weeks ago) link

This year's Astros vs Dodgers World Series rematch will be epic.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

none of this makes the jays look good

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:35 (three weeks ago) link

Tanner Roark to A's

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:37 (three weeks ago) link

wonder if the prospects the Astros sent were any good, they're probably just thrilled to be rid of that contract. they got a playoff game out of it at least.

still bummed that Seth Beer hasn't come to the Brewers (yet)

frogbs, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:44 (three weeks ago) link

arizona gets houston's 3rd, 4th, 5th and like 20th best prospects. hate to not get tucker or whitley, and bukauskas has had a rough season, but that's pretty good

also: fuck the pirates

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:48 (three weeks ago) link

weird day for dombrowski

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:56 (three weeks ago) link

return for gyorko is tony cingrani, who is still a professional baseball player, and jeffry abreu, who i know nothing about, and is 19

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:12 (three weeks ago) link

somehow i missed castellanos to the cubes

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:18 (three weeks ago) link

Pablo Sandoval is trying to trick reporters by walking around and hugging teammates goodbye. He fooled @extrabaggs “for an eighth of a second”

— Stephanie Apstein (@stephapstein) July 31, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:19 (three weeks ago) link

@MartinJGallegos Tanner Roark told Cincinnati reporters he was sitting in an Arby’s parking lot eating a Beef n Cheddar and curly fries when he found out about the trade to the A’s.

my man

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:27 (three weeks ago) link

glad it wasn't that silly chili

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

Braves get right-handed closer Shane Greene from the Tigers for left-hander Joey Wentz and outfielder Travis Demeritte.

Today's game a good example of how badly they need that closer.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:38 (three weeks ago) link

I will be bandwagoning hard for Greinke to earn a World Series title.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:48 (three weeks ago) link

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One of Dombrowski's strangest quotes of the day: "If we can get in and play a one-game playoff -- for example, Houston made big trades today. They’re really good. They were good beforehand. If we play Houston, it will be in the playoffs, right? So we’ll see what happens."

— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) July 31, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:53 (three weeks ago) link

On a conference call, Jays GM Ross Atkins says the team's moves have 'turned 14 years of control into 42 years of control'.

gonna be tough for the marketing folks to work that into a slogan.

— Scott Stinson (@scott_stinson) July 31, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:53 (three weeks ago) link

like to see the Twins (or the Rays) win the pennant tbqh

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:54 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah I didn’t see much of a future for Stroman and Biagini and Sogard and Hudson with the Jays, trading Sanchez is a little more confusing.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:06 (three weeks ago) link

Anyway, there ain't much to dislike from a Jays perspective imo.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:23 (three weeks ago) link

they could've/should've gotten way more for stroman alone

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:30 (three weeks ago) link

I don't know about 'way' more, but yeah more perhaps.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 22:42 (three weeks ago) link

b4 you cede the next two WS titles to Houston, I remind you of Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 August 2019 01:30 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah but did they have José Altuve?

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:28 (three weeks ago) link

this year's Altuve is kinda like Mark Lemke

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:35 (three weeks ago) link

>Anyway, there ain't much to dislike from a Jays perspective imo.

every Jays fan i know right now is red-lining with rage about the last two days.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:44 (three weeks ago) link

They should stop reading Cathal Kelly.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

two main things:... no, three: the return for Stroman was light. we coughed up a (admittedly fringe) prospect for an outfielder no one thinks much of (along with Sanchez and Biangini). the return that Bauer, and to a lesser degree, Grenkie got make the Stroman deal look much worse (even tho, yes they are both better – they pulled in *a lot* more).

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

xpost - i'm not sure who this is.

Toronto baseball fans can sometimes be the worst. a lot expect every trade to land us joe Carter or Josh Donaldson. so there's a base level insufferable to every move. but there's more than a few people feel this deadline was a missed opportunity.
also doesn't help that immediately after the Sanchez deal, the main guy we just landed two days ago got destroyed in his first start for the AAA team.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 August 2019 02:58 (three weeks ago) link

I suppose i'm higher on Fisher than most. Or lower on what Sanchez and Biagini could contribute over the next 2 seasons.

No one was going to get Bauer's haul. I'll admit that something closer to that would have been great, but it doesn't make the Stroman deal a bust. And I'm not super convinced Stroman compares to Greinke.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 1 August 2019 03:07 (three weeks ago) link

Grenkie is obviously better, but the return was so disproportionate.
And I had through the consensus on Fisher was he was a bust?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 1 August 2019 03:27 (three weeks ago) link

That was a big money move by the Astros, kinda nice to see a different club pull it off.

earlnash, Thursday, 1 August 2019 06:24 (three weeks ago) link

So....RIP mlbtraderumors until November? More like mlbdfarumors now.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 1 August 2019 16:24 (three weeks ago) link

Honestly, I feel good about the Orioles standing pat rather than giving up the competent part of the team for garbage. Villar, Mancini, Alberto, Givens, etc. make the 2019 team a lot more fun to watch, and just for that their value to the Orioles is higher than their trade value on the market. And I am not on board with the theory that the team should actually strive to lose 120 games and "beat" the Tigers to the #1 draft pick.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 1 August 2019 16:32 (three weeks ago) link

VHS: What is it you're seeing in Derek Fisher? Just looking at his career box, I'm missing it.

Having said that, on the call-in show last week, after the team let Pompey go, one of the hosts said that the Jays, because of Bautista and Encarnacion, should know better than most franchises the danger of giving up on someone too soon. So I guess Fisher's the other side of the that.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 August 2019 16:47 (three weeks ago) link

Joe Pos with a neat observation on Greinke - he's not the only HOF'er (lets assume) to play for 6 different teams, but he might be the only to switch teams so often in his prime. Bobby Bonds and Sheffield maybe come close but its not like Zack, where he's pretty clearly been in his 'prime' state for nearly his whole career (minus a couple of seasons I guess)

frogbs, Thursday, 1 August 2019 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

xp Fisher was never going to develop nicely in already stacked Houston. I think he is a fine project that will be worth 1-2 WARs in a position of need (outfield) for next few controlled years to come. Acuna he is not, but I am not even sure Sanchez + Biagini combined were worth 1 WAR over the last 2 seasons, in positions the Jays have more depth in.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 1 August 2019 17:57 (three weeks ago) link

xp also kenny lofton (not a hall of famer, but pretty close!)

though most of his team-switching was after his prime

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:10 (three weeks ago) link

reds claim kevin gausman off waivers from the braves

mookieproof, Monday, 5 August 2019 18:37 (two weeks ago) link

Joe Pos with a neat observation on Greinke - he's not the only HOF'er (lets assume) to play for 6 different teams, but he might be the only to switch teams so often in his prime. Bobby Bonds and Sheffield maybe come close but its not like Zack, where he's pretty clearly been in his 'prime' state for nearly his whole career (minus a couple of seasons I guess)

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maybe the closest guy to Greinke would be Gaylord Perry? when it's all said and done i can see them winding up w/similar WAR numbers. Greinke just cleared 70 on bWAR, Perry finished w/90.

omar little, Monday, 5 August 2019 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

I'd figure Gausman is to add innings to the Reds bullpen, as they are seriously gassed at this point.

earlnash, Monday, 5 August 2019 22:54 (two weeks ago) link

cubs sign jonathan lucroy

na (NA), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

Following today’s game, the Tigers designated RHP Trevor Rosenthal for assignment.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

14.73 BB/9, 2.39 WHIP, 12.89 ERA, a relatively promising 6.63 FIP

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:39 (two weeks ago) link

former pirate great josh harrison has been released by the tigers

jordy mercer soldiers on

mookieproof, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

Harrison only 5th among HACKING MASS 2b

Joe Panik is 3rd

Chris Owings leads in the clubhouse

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

owings is hitting .333/.386/.610 in pawtucket; maybe he'll get some september love

mookieproof, Friday, 9 August 2019 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

he's my guy so as long as he reverts to the interstate

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) link


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