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18 hrs ago | Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

A few words about the trade deadline

With nine days left until the trade deadline, I've got a sneaking suspicion that this year's deadline is going to be a lot like last year's.


Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Antonio Bastardo

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets Has Earned His Halo

For only the third time in history, the first pick in the draft failed to sign. The Angels got their closer.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Dan Uggla, Huston Street, Antonio Bastardo, Chase Utley, Jon Lester

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Good Phight

Jonathan Papelbon is having one of the greatest relief seasons ever

Jonathan Papelbon, pictured here making a symbol with his mouth that indicates how many extra base hits he's going to give up.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bill Brink's Pirates baseball chat transcript: 7.8.14

Bill Brink: I don't know that they will shop him, but they might listen. On the one hand, Alvarez is going to get expensive in arbitration soon, is unlikely to sign an extension before reaching free agency and has two seasons of 30 homers on his resume.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Vance Worley

Sun Jul 06, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pirates sweep Phillies

Pirates sweep Phillies PITTSBURGH --- The mentee got the better of the mentor. Jeff Locke pitched eight strong innings and catcher Russell Martin hit a two-run double in the first inning to key the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday and spoil A.J. Burnett 's return to Pittsburgh.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Bucs place Barmes on disabled list

Barmes, 35, has played in 42 games for the Bucs this season, often appearing as a defensive substitute.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates

Tue Jul 01, 2014

That Balls Outta Here

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins Series Preview: The Phillies...

The Phillies are currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak. The hope is that by hitting the road, they can turn their fortunes around.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Philadelphia Phillies, Major League Baseball, Chase Utley