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    Thats a tough trade, I had been hearing ridiculous rumors that they wanted to trade for Fulmer, an all-star, and their offer was Schwarber, a .178 hitter. It was so dumb I don't know why journalist would print it when I wouldn't even type it.

    Quintana was one of the biggest names on the trade block and the Cubs beat everybody else to the punch, it cost them, but it might help save their season.

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    I'm just glad the cubs beat any AL team to the punch on that one.

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    Sounds like the Yankees are losing Pineda to TJ surgery. Hes getting a 2nd opinion, but he has a UCL tear.

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    Puig hit a couple of HR Derby worthy shots today, one 450ft off the back windows and another to center off of that horrible fountain.

    oh, just saw it again, actually hit a camera about 10 feet in front of the windows, my bad

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    Now Bellinger hits for the cycle, RotY has long since been decided in both leagues.
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    I highly doubt Fulmer will be traded because he is cheap for a number of years still. They are trying to unload contracts to cut down the spending because Mike Illitch put a lot into the team to try to win the world series. Now that his son (much more of a Red Wings than Tigers guy) is running the team I highly doubt it will be ran at a loss if possible, but in order to get people to show up to games they need someone worth watching.

    JD Martinez, Greene, Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Avila are probably the most likely to be traded. Verlander, Upton, Miggy and Victor Martinez have been talked about in trade rumors but their contracts will make it really hard to move them. Would be nice if someone wants Castellanos for some reason too, but that is doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Cubs traded for Jose Quintana with 4 top prospects.

    Well I hope nobody wanted a starting pitcher for a reasonable price.
    In reality it was just one top prospect, plus one prospect ranked in the ~90s who best case scenario is a decent bullpen arm or 4th/5th starter, plus 2 unranked prospects no one knows anything about. Considering we lost our best prospect (better than the one just traded) for a half year of Chapman last year, 1.5 top prospects for 3.5 years of Quintana seems like a great bargain. Especially if he can dominate for the rest of the season because most of the NL players haven't faced him much.

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    post all star break mariners are fun to watch.

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    well shit, the most logical trade target for the Dodgers just went to the Dbags

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    well shit, the most logical trade target for the Dodgers just went to the Dbags
    I didn't know the rockies fell far enough to make the dbags be buyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    I didn't know the rockies fell far enough to make the dbags be buyers.
    4th best record in baseball but they've lost 5 straight and seem destined to not win the division, need to make some kind of move, and if JD Martinez clubs Kyle Freeland in the WC game then it was worth it.

    Just saw that Todd Frazier got pulled from the White Sox lineup, possibly about to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    4th best record in baseball but they've lost 5 straight and seem destined to not win the division, need to make some kind of move, and if JD Martinez clubs Kyle Freeland in the WC game then it was worth it.

    Just saw that Todd Frazier got pulled from the White Sox lineup, possibly about to move.
    Maybe I should look at standings more often. If the mariners were good I'd pay more attention.

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    Yankees getting Frazier, Tommy Kahnle, and David Robertson.

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    Clippard went to Chicago as part of that deal, 6th team in the last 4 years, third straight year he's been dealt.

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    Clippard went to Chicago as part of that deal, 6th team in the last 4 years, third straight year he's been dealt.
    I think they said the White Sox took him only to offset some of the salaries going the other way, not that they wanted him. I guess he could help the Sox and their tanking, put him in any close game. They might be able to pass the Giants for the #2 pick, but I doubt they'll catch the Phillies.

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    Holy fuck, Aaron Judge hit a ball so hard it just about left Safeco and broke statcast.

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    Kershaw & Strasburg left their starts early with injuries...

    Every team looking to sell a starting pitcher before the deadline probably jizzed their pants.

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    Mid game it was reported that the Mariners signed Danny Espinosa, which I would say why the fuck.... Then Taylor Motter pinch running for Nelson Cruz in the 9th gets picked off instantly, costing the Mariners a run. The worst pickoff I've seen since maybe Cano got picked off while he was looking in the stands.

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    Bad base running has been the Dodgers' hallmark for the last decade, I don't know how Davey Lopes kept his sanity.

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    I was kidding about the White Sox taking Clippard and using him in close games to help them tank, except it's what's actually happening. He's been in 2 games and has given up the walk-off hit in both of them.

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    Cody Bellinger has 15 HR in the 7th inning or later.

    Wow.

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    Royals pushing the chips to the center of the table. picked up some serviceable arms to hopefully do better in the 5th starters spot and some help in the pen. didn't have to give up much either. 6th straight win in extras tonight. going to be a good 2nd half of baseball.

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    Yu Darvish must be getting distracted by trade talk because the Marlins just fucking wrecked him. Dee Gordon led the game off with his first homer of the year, and it just got worse from then on.

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