September playoff hopefuls

Chicago White Sox Games back: 5.5 Games remaining: 28 Playoff odds: 12 percent Today the White Sox begin a three-game series against the first-place Detroit Tigers. Talk has centered on A.J. Pierzynski returning from a brief minor league rehab assignment after fracturing his wrist in early August. Pierzynski doesn’t have much history when it comes […]

The Rockies claim Wandy

After failing to deal Wandy Rodriguez during the trade deadline, the Astros decided to put their 32-year-old left hander on waivers to see what kind of last-minute deal could be struck. The Rockies pulled his name, and now the two sides have 48 hours to come to an agreement. The Rockies made a big splash […]

Breaking down the trade deadline

NL East Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves: The Braves get a much-needed center fielder and a bat at the top of the order. Bourn is benefitting from a higher-than-average BABIP but, overall, his defensive metrics have been above average, and he should be a solid leadoff bat for the Braves through next season. Hunter […]

Ubaldo and the Indians

Ubaldo Jimenez (age 27; owed roughly $5.5 million through 2012; has club options in place for 2013 at $5.75 million and 2014 at $8 million) On Saturday morning, it was reported by a major source that the Rockies might bring down their price, which made the Yankees very interested. By Saturday evening, the Rockies pulled […]

Pence to the Phillies

After a week of mulling over the Phillies’ offer, the Houston Astros finally agreed to trade Hunter Pence to Philadelphia for High-A prospects Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton and two throw-ins. Speculation said the Astros also wanted either Jesse Biddle, Domonic Brown or Sebastian Valle included in this deal and were willing to wait until the […]

Trade season is finally heating up

Earlier today, the Blue Jays agreed to send reliever Jason Frasor and starting pitcher Zach Stewart to the White Sox for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen. Later, the Blue Jays flipped Jackson along with Marc Rzepczynskii, Octavio Dotel and Corey Patterson to the St. Louis Cardinals for Colby Rasmus, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. […]