It’s a breather for him, and a break for a couple NL Central contenders.
Category: MLB News and Rumors
At least the disgusting play last night in the Marlins-Braves game didn’t result in a serious injury.
Neither? Both? That’s not what I asked!
Pitcher José Ureña was ejected after the Braves came out to scream at how ridiculous this was.
Angry rivals, big trade for the Pirates, stupid hot streak for the Cardinals, and much more.
MLBits: Nelson’s Rehab, Martinez Transitions, Please Go See the A’s, deGrom, Dodgers, Nationals, More
Please go see the A’s, they’re very sad.
They are now 5.0 games behind the Cubs, but only 2.0 games behind the Brewers.
Indians Outfielder, and Former Cub, Leonys Martin is Battling a Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection
This is incredibly scary stuff. Keep him in your thoughts.
MLBits: Jansen Out for a Month, Bartolo Wants to Play Next Year, King Felix to the Pen, Soria, Betts, Soto, More
They’ll miss him down the stretch, but hopefully he’ll be OK.
Since departing the Cubs, things have been rough for Wade Davis. And they were very bad last night.
This is just lovely off-day fun.
Spare me your tears for the 100-win Wild Card Yankees. The Wild Card format could still use some tweaking, though.
Would the Cubs ever consider replacing Joe Maddon? Nah.
Crafty move by the Nationals to create a huge hole in their bullpen for no reason and then have to fill it with Greg Holland …
Oh, cool. The Brewers and Cardinals get some extra pitching for nothing but salary relief.
MLBits: Deadline Impact on Playoff Odds, Ankiel’s Comeback, Trading for Osuna, Position Players Pitching, More
The Brewers got the biggest bump in the NL Central by ZiPS, where as the Cubs’ odds when slightly down.
It begins with the NL Wild Card Game on October 2, and concludes with Game Seven of the World Series on Halloween.
But the trade deadline passed, you say. How can deals still happen, you ask? Complicated-ly, I answer!
Did the Nationals Trade Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs Because They Thought He Was an Anonymous Source?
It seems like the Nationals are trying to retcon an explanation for trading a good reliever in a competitive year. And they also just dumped another one.
Some other notable moves to get in front of you at this Trade Deadline.
Or maybe I’m just dumb. But I extremely do not get what the Brewers are thinking here.
It’s really going down. The Pirates are really doing it.
A nice upgrade to the offense for the playoff-hopeful Phillies.
Ah, the Trade Deadline Summed Up in Brad Ziegler Rumors Just Now (UPDATE: Sounds Like a Done Deal with D-Backs)
Apparently a deal is happening soon-ish(?), but it won’t be with the Cubs.
Could it be a team from the NL Central?
They certainly could use a starting pitcher.