This week’s spin around the baseball blogosphere:
- Brew City Sports Report views the Indians and Brewers as logical partners in a Jonathan Lucroy trade.
- AV Blogs: MLB 2016 lauds the Red Sox’s recent acquisition of left-hander Drew Pomeranz.
- Baseball MTJAG combats AV Blogs’ view on the Pomeranz deal and contends that the Padres won the trade.
- TPOP advises the Pirates to trade for White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana.
- A’s Farm chats with Athletics rookies Ryon Healy and Daniel Mengden.
- Jays From The Couch interviews Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins.
- Inside the ’Zona opposes the idea of the Diamondbacks trading either Zack Greinke or Shelby Miller.
- Chin Music Baseball opines that president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is doing exactly what the Red Sox hired him to do.
- Pirates Breakdown regards Angels righty Matt Shoemaker as a player the Pirates should pursue before the deadline.
- The First Out At Third analyzes which players the Brewers will trade and which they’ll retain at the deadline.
- Bleeding Royal Blue breaks down Royals left fielder Alex Gordon’s 2016 struggles.
- Wayniac Nation praises Athletics shortstop prospect Franklin Barreto.
- isportsweb searches for the Phillies’ next ace.
- FantasyPros comes up with some potential deadline deals and looks at their fantasy baseball impact.
- LA Dodger Report wonders if outfielder Yasiel Puig’s time with the Dodgers is winding down.
- Everything Bluebirds argues in favor of Major League Baseball reducing its 162-game regular-season schedule.
- Rum Bunter reviews the potential deadline targets the Pirates have scouted.
- Dan Grant of Same Page Team explains why the Blue Jays need to keep right-hander Aaron Sanchez in their rotation.
- BP Toronto breaks down Sanchez’s pitch usage.
- Philliedelphia asks if the Phillies could swing an offseason trade for Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon.
- Yanks Go Yard projects the Yankees’ 2017 lineup.
- The Runner Sports profiles Astros Double-A catcher Garrett Stubbs and likens him to an all-time franchise great.
- Blue Jay Hunter details the changes Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has made to his delivery.
- Jays Journal sees a resurgent Stroman as the Blue Jays’ best possible deadline acquisition.
- Outside Pitch MLB names some sell-high candidates for the deadline.
- NatsGM talks with Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.
- Tomahawk Take laments the existence of the designated hitter.
- Chris Zantow revisits Hank Aaron’s 755th and final home run.
- Pinstriped Prospects highlights Yankees infielder Mandy Alvarez.
- Now On Deck ranks the league’s division leaders in order of which is likeliest to finish in first place at season’s end.
- Baseball Hot Corner ponders what’s next for Blue Jays first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello.
- BaseballDocs puts together some potential deadline blockbusters.
- Halo Headquarters checks in on the offseason trade that sent Andrelton Simmons from the Braves to the Angels.
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That Halo Headquarters write-up was terrible. It’s too early to tell who won that trade. Sean Newcomb, a 15th overall draft pick and top 25 prospect, could make a major impact, but likely not until late 2017.
Ok good I don’t need to write anything. What he said ^
The angels could use Newcomb right now and Ellis
Indeed. A 400-word article completely devoid of analysis or insight. 2 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.
Lecroy to the Mets for d’Arnaud, Flores and Gilmartin.
Pirates writer laboring under the delusion that just because the Angels system is empty, they’re willing to just take a couple of B level prospects for our best deadline asset. Heck, why not just offer 20 D-level prospects then?
And no, the Angels are not trading Trout here, so you can forget about the “Shoemaker’s not even close to their best deadline asset” responses.