MLB trade rumors roundup: Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson, and more

A few big names are being bandied about in advance of the trade deadline, but until they actually get the call to say they’re going to another team they are technically only rumors in the rumor mill. So once again, we’ve rounded up all of the day’s hottest (or not so hot) trade rumors in one easy place for you to consume.

The Astros would really like to nab at least one of the Tigers’ available Justins, if not both. They’re not the only ones though, as the Brewers are also looking at acquiring the Verlander variety of Justin, while multiple teams are making calls about Wilson.

The Rockies have bullpen needs and management isn’t afraid to talk about it.

Boston is still reportedly very interested in the Giants’ Eduardo Nu?ez, because they are still obviously in need of a third baseman to fix their extensive problems at the hot corner.

In 48 games at third this year, Nu?ez has committed seven errors, and sports a -7 Rtot alongside a -3 Rtot (which would translate into -20 and -9 for a year’s worth of work at the hot corner). He also has a .941 fielding percentage, a full 23 points below league average.

So no, he would not be a significant upgrade defensively based on what Boston is currently working with. But they needed to do something, and with a a .297/.322/.409 line and four homers, 27 RBIs, 19 doubles, and 17 steals, he’s something that works.

Getting some offensive support and letting Devers settle in for Cheap Yankees Jerseys the time being is their best option and they went for it. Now they hope by the end of the season, when Nu?ez finishes up this Echl Cheap Jerseys rental stint and heads for free agency, Devers has successfully turned into the savior everyone expects him to be.

the Mariners could use Gray and would happily give up prospects to get him.

Gray could solidify Seattle’s rotations for multiple years, making it far easier to swallow sending top prospects to Oakland than if Gray were only a rental.

This grade gets a B- because while it may be true the Dipoto wants Gray in his rotation for the next two-plus years, well, so does everybody else. I’d like a refurbished, 3-bed/2-bath brownstone in Chelsea but student loans exist and I also need to eat food to survive. We all have hopes, Seattle.

In theory, the Mariners could use Gray and would happily give up prospects to get him. But at this point those prospects might not exist given that their farm system lacks the depth of other teams currently making offers, including the Brewers, Astros, and Cubs.

While the Mariners would have to give up top prospect Kyle Lewis and may be glad to do so, they just moved their No. 2 prospect Tyler O’Neill to get Marco Gonzales from St. Louis and they shipped another four prospects to Miami for David Phelps. Although Lewis is the 34th-ranked prospect on Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list this season, he probably won’t be enough to beat out all the other offers on Manchester United Cheap Jerseys the table.

In short, the Yankees still have plenty of exciting new youth MLB Jerseys Usa to go around, and they added the 27-year-old Gray and his two-and-a-half years of team control to the organization in exchange for a haul of kids. Gray will help the Yankees get under the luxury tax threshold next season in much the same way that Judge and Frazier will, and that will allow the Yankees to have plenty of cash available for their next wave of major signings. That’s worth giving up prospects for, even leaving aside that Gray makes them a more capable contending team today.

Bartolo Colon tossed a (big, sexy) complete game at 44 years old

No matter how old he is, Big Sexy is still Big Sexy. Bartolo Colon proved last night that even at 44, he can still pitch with the kids. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Colon pitched a complete game against the Rangers on Friday, allowing four runs and nine hits on 106 pitches. He didn’t exactly stifle the Rangers, but he more than got the job done. The Twins backed him up with eight runs, giving Colon all the breathing room he needed.

The Dodgers were rumored to be in on Darvish even before the Rangers made him officially available, and before their current ace, Clayton Kershaw, hit the disabled list. With Kershaw on the DL because of his back for the second season in a row, though, and the plan of Kershaw and one of Zack Greinke or Rich Hill not enough in the past to push the Dodgers past the NLCS, Los Angeles went in a different direction for 2017 and added Darvish to the rotation.

Now, when Kershaw returns, they have him, Darvish and Hill, plus whichever of their other many capable but-oft-injured starters happen to be around in October. Thanks to whichever of the Dodgers’ seventeen former general managers read our piece on the subject.

Darvish is just a rental for the Dodgers, but four consecutive first-place finishes in the NL West have brought them no further than Game 6 of the NLCS, and the front office is trying not to make that five with yet another postseason defeat. Out of every pitcher available Wholesale NFL Jerseys China at the deadline, Darvish was the one with the best chance of turning that tide, so even if that’s his lone purpose, it’s Quality Cheap Jerseys a good one.

Sonny Gray’s Yankees debut marred by one bad pitch and three errors

It was a tall order for Sonny Gray to come in for his first start in a Yankee uniform and take on Corey Kluber on the road in what could be a Game 1 matchup of the ALDS.

the additions of Jose Quintana and Justin Wilson should shore up the Cubs’ rotation and bullpen, but they need to score more runs. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have been good, but not great this season. They need to start hitting like MVP candidates again.

The Cubs remain the favorite to win the NL Central, but teams aren’t just going to hand it to them. The Brewers appear to be for real, so the Cubs need more consistency.

Dodgers sluggers Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger hit a home run apiece in a 7-4 win over the Mets. With the win, the Dodgers became the first team to win 43 games in a 50-game span since the 1912 New York Giants.

Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies gave up just one hit in seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Rays. Davies improved to 13-5 with a 4.18 ERA and has yet to lose a road start this season.

White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada struck out three more times in a 4-1 loss to the Red Sox. The highly touted prospect, who was Chicago’s main return piece in the Chris Sale trade, is now batting .146 with 20 strikeouts in 15 games this season.

It’s hard to see Bryant, Machado and Arenado and not be wowed by their production Jerseys China to this point in their careers. I’d put them up there with legendary trios like Batman, Superman and Jerseys Wholesale Wonder Woman or bacon, lettuce and tomato. All three players are seemingly on Hall of Fame arcs.

Sure, it’s a projection, but it’s not hard to see how some current MLB talent at third — not just those three — could go on to Hall of Fame careers. Here’s how they’ve made their mark so far.

The Dodgers might be 2 months from regular season history

On July 20, we wrote about the Dodgers winning 11 in a row and the cushy lead they had built up in the NL West. That 11th win put them at 31-4 in their previous 35 games, which is unfathomably good: a full season at that pace would give a team 125 wins, which, spoiler, has never been done before.

Los Angeles would lose its next two games USA Basketball Cheap Jerseys after this column discussed how unstoppable the team had been, so please, never doubt the power of the written word again. The thing is, though, that the Dodgers quickly recovered, and they’ve rattled off nine wins in a row since those consecutive defeats, meaning they’re now 40-6 in their last 46 games. Forty wins. Six losses. An .870 winning percentage in that stretch. The winningest Lakers team of all time, the 1971-1972 edition that went 69-13, had an .841 winning percentage. Just two Lakers teams ever were even over the .800 mark.

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Cubs fans in forgiving mood for Steve Bartman after team gives him World Series ring

Steve Bartman, once Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago, has apparently been forgiven by not just the Cubs, but their fans as well.

The Cubs’ announcement Monday that they had given a 2016 World Series ring to Bartman caught many by surprise. Bartman, of course, was vilified and threatened by Cubs fans for tipping a foul ball that left-fielder Moises Alou tried to catch near the stands during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Chicago lost that game en route to blowing a 3-2 series lead to the Marlins.

The majority of fans on social media Monday seemed in a very forgiving mood of Bartman, and cheered the Cubs’ gesture.

Phillies fans had voted for Rose to be honored as part of the team’s annual Alumni Weekend, despite the fact he is on MLB’s permanently ineligible list and, thus, banned from Baseball Hall of Fame induction, for betting on baseball.

The wording of Rose’s quote in Wednesday’s news release appears to indicate that while the Phillies said the decision was made “with” Rose, it likely was a unilateral move on the team’s part and he acquiesced.

“While I am truly honored that the Phillies fans voted for me to be this year’s Wall of Fame inductee, I am concerned that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with Alumni Weekend,” Rose said in the statement, “and I agree with the decision not to participate.”

The Rose bobblehead that was scheduled to be given away Friday will not be distributed, and in lieu of honoring Rose on Saturday, the Phillies will instead pay tribute to past wall of fame inductees.

Fans with tickets to Friday’s or Saturday’s games can exchange Make Cheap Jerseys Online them Kids Cheap Jerseys for another 2017 game or get a refund, the team said.

So, where exactly is all this power coming from?

Well, Gardner, with the help of Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames, has made some changes to his stance and swing.

”[I’m] staying in on my legs more, using my legs more when I hit and trying to be more consistent with that,” Gardner said. “[I’m] working on driving the ball to the middle of the field and looking for pitches to hit.”

In other words, Gardner is crouching a little bit more in his stance, taking on a more athletic position as he waits for his pitch in the batter’s box. When he sees one he likes, he’s able to unload easily. In the past, he’s stood a little upright.

For the most part. though. Gray was exactly as advertised. After a rough start to the game where he allowed two unearned runs in the first inning on one hit and three errors, he tossed 5 2/3 innings of three-hit ball in which he allowed no earned runs in what was a 5-1 loss.

Gray started the game with some problems against the Indians lefties. He couldn’t locate on the inside corner in the first couple of innings, which resulted in a couple of walks and an RBI single by Jose Ramirez, but after that he settled down and used his change-up well to get a lot of bad swings on pitches out of the zone. As for the bottom of the lineup, it had little hope against the former A’s pitcher.

Carlos Santana, Brandon Guyer and Yan Gomes had gone a combined MLB Jerseys Usa 1 for 6 in the game before Gomes stepped up with two men on in the bottom of the sixth with two outs. Gray New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys had a chance to put him away, but a hanging curveball resulted in a two-run double for Gomes and a 4-0 lead for the Indians.

Aaron Judge’s debut jersey sells for record price at auction

Aaron Judge continues to break records both on and off the field.

If you’re asking, “Who the (heck) is Kyle Farmer?” Sporting News presents this collection of helpful facts:

1. Farmer appeared — sort of — in the movie “The Blind Side.” The former Atlanta prep quarterback was the QB in the practice scene, at least for the action parts. His face couldn’t be shown (and he couldn’t be paid for his one-day stint) because of NCAA rules (he had signed to play baseball at Georgia). An actor had to stand in for him for part of the scene. “We were there all day and it was a grind, just like a real practice,” he told the Great Lakes Loons’ website in 2014. “And guys were just laying wood out there. The hitting was pretty intense.” Farmer said he heard his voice while watching the movie with his father.

2. He and Dodgers All-Star left-hander Alex Wood played together at Georgia: The two were Bulldogs teammates from 2010 to 2012. Wood was, naturally, a pitcher, but Farmer was UGA’s starting shortstop. The Dodgers converted him to catcher right after they drafted him in the eighth round in 2013. Fast-forward to Sunday: Wood led the charge out of the Dodgers’ dugout after Farmer’s hit and tackled his friend. “That’s probably the best hit he’s had on me in a couple of years,” he told reporters (per the Orange County Register).

“Part of this [Rodriguez] acquisition was it gives us another quality infielder, gives us some power, gives us a great guy in the clubhouse and gives us another option as we go into the offseason,” Huntington said. “Gives us some depth and versatility. If we’re able to get Kang back into the country, then we have depth. We all of a sudden become a strong lineup with a very strong bench. We’ll see how The Best Cheap Jerseys that plays out.”

Kang, 30, has 36 home runs and a .838 OPS in 229 games since joining the Pirates Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys in 2015.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: 2017 inductees, ceremony start time, TV info

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will enshrined Saturday, Aug. 5, in Canton, Ohio. Enshrinement Week features a number of events for fans and inductees, including autograph sessions, photo opportunities with the Gold Jackets and a parade.

The week also included Thursday’s annual Hall of Fame Game, in which the Cowboys beat the Cardinals, 20-18.

The Class of 2017 consists of Morten Andersen (kicker), Terrell Davis (running back), Kenny Easley (safety), Jerry Jones (owner, president and general manager), Jason Taylor (defensive end), LaDainian Tomlinson (running back) and Kurt Warner (quarterback).

The Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend kicked off with the Hall of Fame Game. The Dallas Cowboys beat the the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

It doesn’t matter that Watson went to work for three quarters against mostly Panthers second-, third- and fourth-team defenders. Houston’s offense simply showed a lot more life and energy when he was in there. It doesn’t matter the box score says Savage was the more efficient Texans QB in his short stint (9-of-11 passing, 69 yards, 92.8 rating). Watson was quicker to make things happen, while Savage went from shell-shocked to a shell.

Savage was challenged to recognize pressure from the Panthers’ strong front, and he struggled to pull the trigger quickly enough. That was the same brand of skittishness he showed subbing for Brock Osweiler at the end of last season.

After a pair of uninspiring three-and-outs on the first two drives, Savage did some Make Cheap Jerseys Online cosmetic dinking and dunking out of the no-huddle, and backup running back Alfred Blue made him look better La Galaxy Cheap Jerseys than he was with some strong running, including a 16-yard TD.

Joseph didn’t waste time declaring the competition wide open.

Davis spent seven seasons (1995-2001) with the Broncos. As a rookie, he rushed for 1,117 yards and added a career-high 49 receptions for 367 yards. In 1998, he became the fourth runner in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, finishing with 2,008. He led the NFL with 21 rushing TDs that year in helping lead Denver to a second consecutive Super Bowl victory.

Easley, a three-time consensus All-American at UCLA, made an immediate impact in the NFL after he was drafted fourth overall by the Seahawks in 1981. Easley was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and had become the leader of Seattle’s defense from his safety position by the time the Seahawks reached their first AFC championship game in 1983. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in 1984 after recording a league-high and career-best 10 interceptions.

Siemian has done well to fight through offseason left shoulder surgery (non-throwing) to get regular on-field work. Not surprisingly, he has impressed the new staff with the attributes that stood in the old regime — football intelligence, quick release and accuracy. For the most part, he was a good decision-maker.

“That mentality that says, ‘I want to be reason we win every game, but I’m also willing to be the reason that we lose,'” Warner said. “That was the thing I admired about Brett more than anything. You have a lot of guys who can throw for a million yards and all of those things, but the guys that are willing to take a team on their back and take the load, and the brunt and the pressure off everyone else Jerseys China are the guys that I really, really admire.”

The former Chargers running back who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Good Quality Cheap Jerseys Fame Saturday called football a microcosm of America, a country full of people who all came from somewhere else. He spoke of his great-great-great grandfather, who was a slave and was given the last name of Tomlinson by his owner.