The Tigers added infield help today by trading for Erick Aybar. Aybar’s arrival comes as a result of shortstop Jose Iglesias landing on the DL. Aybar cleared waivers, which made him eligible for an August trade. The Braves will be getting utility man Mike Aviles and catcher Kade Scivicque in return. The move allows Dansby Swanson, who was called up following the trade, to step into the starting shortstop role for the Braves. Continue reading Tigers Acquire Erick Aybar From Braves
Having been given up for dead, the baseball gods smiled on the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the ninth, on Monday night, as the lifeless Cardinals scored five runs to take game one in a three game set with the Cincinnati Reds. Continue reading Monday’s Excitement Becomes Bittersweet with Wacha to the DL: Welcome Alex Reyes to the Show!
The Blue Jays swapped Drew Hutchinson for Francisco Liriano at the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline. Toronto also received two prospects in OF Harold Ramirez and C Reese McGuire. They also sent Jesse Chavez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for Mike Bolsinger. Continue reading Jays Make Small Splash at Trade Deadline
Today, the Rays ended Matt Moore’s tenure in Tampa Bay by shipping him to San Francisco, according to Joel Sherman. Also, according to Henry Schulman, Buster Olney, and Jeff Passan, the Rays will receive Matt Duffy, Lucius Fox, and Michael Santos for Matt Moore. Continue reading Duffy And Prospects To The Rays For Moore
Today the Rays have parted ways with Steve Pearce, who has had a tremendous bounce back season. Now, Pearce is heading back to the team that gave him his first real chance in the MLB, the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays picked up Jonah Heim in this deal, who is currently in high Class-A. Heim was the Orioles 13th best ranked prospect, but has struggled at the plate this year by slashing .216/.300/.344 in 329 plate appearances. Continue reading Jonah Heim To The Rays
Today, the Rays acquired two prospects for Brandon Guyer, who was a vital piece in the Matt Garza trade to the Cubs. Guyer is going to be a platoon outfielder for the Indians. The two prospects heading back to Tampa are outfielder Nathan Lukes and pitcher Jhonleider Salinas. Continue reading Rays Get Two Prospects For Brandon Guyer
The Yankees are still contenders for the 2016 season and trading away Aroldis Chapman was a good decision executed at the perfect time. “This isn’t a white flag,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. “It is a rearrangement.” Continue reading Why the Chapman Trade Does Not Make the Yankees Sellers