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Trading Places: Cubs Send Ryan Dempster To Texas (Tuesday July 31st, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)After being linked to several teams previously, Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster finally finds a new home with the Texas Rangers, the team that originally drafted him. In return, Chicago will receive two prospects, third baseman Christian Villanueva and right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
Trading Places: Tuesday's Minor Moves (Tuesday July 31st, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)Teams became very active today in the final 90 minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline passed. Several teams swapped role players to make their team stronger for the push to the end of the season, and here is a rundown on all of Tuesday's minor moves.
Trading Places: Phillies Trade Hunter Pence To Giants (Tuesday July 31st, 2012 - by Dan Port)The Philadelphia Phillies continued dealing players on Tuesday afternoon by sending two-time All Star outfielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher/first baseman Tommy Joseph, and minor league righthanded pitcher Seth Rosin. The Phillies will also send some cash to the Giants as part of the deal.
Trading Places: Dodgers Add Shane Victorino (Tuesday July 31st, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)The Los Angeles Dodgers added an outfield bat before the deadline by acquiring Shane Victorino from the Phillies in exchange for major league reliever Josh Lindblom, prospect Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or future cash considerations.
Trading Places: Monday's Minor Moves (Tuesday July 31st, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)With less than 24-hours left before the trade deadline, teams were starting to make minor moves on Monday night. Among those active were the Cubs, Braves, Rangers, Mariners, Dodgers, Pirates and Blue Jays. Here is a rundown of all of the low profile trades from Monday evening.
Trading Places: White Sox Acquire Francisco Liriano (Sunday July 29th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams made a low risk-high reward trade with the Minnesota Twins Saturday evening when Chicago acquired starting pitcher Francisco Liriano in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Pedro Hernandez and third baseman Eduardo Escobar.
Trading Places: Angels Acquire Zack Greinke (Friday July 27th, 2012 - by Dan Port)After weeks of speculation about where he would be dealt, righthanded pitcher Zack Greinke was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday afternoon. In exchange for their ace, the Brewers received infielder Jean Segura and minor league pitching prospects Ariel Pena and John Hellweg.
Under the Radar - Mixed Leagues (Friday July 27th, 2012 - by Dan Port)Each week, Baseball Press will be providing some "under the radar" fantasy players for NL-only leagues, AL-only leagues and mixed leagues. We'll review diamonds in the rough on the waiver wire who might help you boost your fantasy team in 2012.
Under the Radar - AL/NL Only Leagues (Wednesday July 25th, 2012 - by Nate Springfield)Each week, Baseball Press provides some "under the radar" fantasy players for NL-only leagues, AL-only leagues, and mixed leagues. We'll review the diamonds in the rough on the waiver wire that might help you boost your fantasy team in 2012.
Clinical Notes: Alex Rodriguez's Broken Hand (Wednesday July 25th, 2012 - by Dan Port)The first place New York Yankees suffered a significant loss to their lineup this week when three-time American League MVP and fourteen-time All Star Alex Rodriguez broke his left hand.