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MLB Trade Deadline: Closers who could be on the move
It's that time of year when everyone waits to see who the Padres will trade. But even with the Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit rumors picking up, neither reliever is the most likely to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014
Los Angeles Angels Add Weapons to Bullpen
Jun 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jason Grilli delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium.
Angels beat Blue Jays 8-7
Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Kole Calhoun also connected, leading the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in the rubber game of the three-game series.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Pirates let Ernesto Frieri give up walk-off homer for some reason
Look, I was as big a fan of the Ernesto Frieri trade as there was, and I still think that Frieri, as a 28-year-old with good stuff and a terrific strikeout rate, is an interesting pitcher.
Colin Dunlap: How In The Heck Have The Pirates Done This?
The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase - and the city as a whole - on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.
Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Bullpen edition
One "Los Angeles" baseball team made a splash this week, acquiring two solid relief pitchers to fix their bullpen issues.
Los Angeles Angels Make Right Decision With Joe Smith As Closer
The Los Angeles Angels have dealt with their fair share of problems at closer this season, and the team's recent move to place Joe Smith in the role is the right decision.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Pirates notebook: Matheny praises Harrison, Watson
Mike Matheny has seen his share of Josh Harrison. Matheny, who is in his third year as the manager of the division rival St. Louis Cardinals, will manage the National League All-Star team after the Cardinals reached the World Series last season.
2014 All-Star Game: Pirates lack genuine All-Stars, but have balanced roster
I couldn't care less about who makes the All-Star Game, but if we're going to talk about it, I agree with Ed Giles, who wrote on Twitter this morning that Tony Watson and Josh Harrison don't deserve to be there.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?
Game 88: Pirates 6 Phillies 2
On June 19th, Jason Grilli blew a save against the Reds, but the Pirates managed to come back and score a run in the 12th inning to scrape out a 4-3 win and salvage a game from the Reds.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
On the Pirates: Change needed for Frieri
During the Pirates' day off Monday, Ernesto Frieri went to the mall. He marveled at the lack of traffic, a drastic change from his previous home in Anaheim, Calif.
Los Angeles Times
Angels acquire left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from Arizona
Joe Thatcher had a 1-0 record and 2.63 earned-run average in 37 games for Arizona this season.
Bob Walk: Tough For Middle Relievers To Be Consistent
Douglas said that he has some concerns about the Pirates middle relief, but Walk says the nature of the role makes it hard to be consistent.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Volquez to face Phils while on upward trend
The Pirates right-hander threw six scoreless innings while dancing around eight hits against the Mets in his latest outing, a 5-2 Pittsburgh win on June 29. In three of Volquez's past four starts, he has allowed one or no runs.
Traded RPs Frieri, Grilli meet in airport bathroom
Earlier this week, relievers Ernesto Frieri and Jason Grilli were swapped by the Pirates and Angels for each other.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Climbing Tal's Hill
Astros facing another hot team in Anaheim
Yesterday, Astros manager Bo Porter was quoted as saying the best thing about the 5-2 loss to Seattle was the fact that the Mariners were leaving town.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Oberholtzer gets call in series opener against Angels
Though he grew up a Dodgers fan, Astros rookie Jonathan Singleton is looking forward to making his first Major League appearance near his hometown on Thursday as the Astros will travel to Anaheim to open up a series against the Angels.
Los Angeles Angels Will Remain Active in Trade Market
The Los Angeles Angels made another move on Tuesday to improve their bullpen by acquiring veteran left-hander reliever Rich Hill , and it won't be the last deal the team makes prior to the trade deadline.
Baseball Shots Of The Week - July 1, 2014
Brad Mills' arsenal and look will remind you of Barry Zito, even if he's not on Zito's level.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The Detroit News
Tony Paul: Week 13 MLB Power Rankings: A's, Tigers check in at Nos. 1, 3
Tony Paul goes around the league, with the 13th installment of his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings: 1. A's : They're a bit shell-shocked after Monday night's loss to the Tigers -- on the walk-off grand slam in Detroit -- but they're still the cream of the crop.