This week in baseball blogs…
- theScore talks to Braves superstar Freddie Freeman about the team’s resurgence.
- The K Zone names hitters who have seemingly been figured out this year.
- The Point of Pittsburgh examines the market value of Gregory Polanco.
- FSH Baseball takes an in-depth look at the 2018 version of Kyle Seager.
- Rising Apple breaks down the best trade destinations for Jacob deGrom.
- The Runner Sports wonders if the Twins could acquire either deGrom or Noah Syndergaard.
- District On Deck lists five catchers the Nationals should target.
- Camden Depot delves into Alex Cobb’s struggles.
- Friars On Base reacts to the Manny Machado-Padres rumors.
- Motor City Bengals explores Tigers-Angels trade scenarios.
- Minor League Ball runs down a slew of recent prospects who didn’t live up to the hype.
- Notes from the Sally puts together a midseason top 25 prospects list for the South Atlantic League.
- Infield Chatter suggests the Indians should move Mike Clevinger to the bullpen and make a play for Machado and Adam Jones.
- Jays From the Couch regards Ryan Tepera as an attractive trade chip, while Everything Bluebirds advises the club not to deal him.
- Outfield Fly Rule explains how Braves starter Sean Newcomb has changed since 2017.
- Chin Music Baseball focuses on Tyler Chatwood’s control problems.
- SportsTalkPhilly.com looks into the decline of Odubel Herrera’s defensive metrics.
- The Pinch Runner makes a Hall of Fame argument for Dustin Pedroia.
- Call to the Pen (links: 1, 2) previews the trade deadline from an NL East perspective, and asks if expectations for the Phillies have changed since the beginning of the season.
- Pirates Breakdown asks how much longer Ivan Nova will remain in Pittsburgh.
- Good Fundies sees the Mets’ Brandon Nimmo as a future captain.
- A’s Farm offers its 2018 midseason organizational all-star team.
- East Village Times responds to the Brad Hand trade speculation centering on the Red Sox.
- Bronx Bomber Ball considers Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder an All-Star candidate.
- Bucs Dugout says hitters no longer fear Felipe Vazquez.
- The 3rd Man In opines that the Brewers’ draft will go down as a failure if they don’t sign their top two picks.
- Mets Daddy views the club’s decision to designate Hansel Robles for assignment as the latest sign of ineptitude from its front office.
- Rox Pile analyzes the Rockies’ starting pitching depth.
- Ladodgerreport is thrilled Matt Kemp is back in LA.
- Pinstriped Prospects talks to Yankees pitching prospect Nick Green.
- North Shore Nine (podcast) discusses the Pirates’ outfield rotation and the possible trade value of Polanco and/or Corey Dickerson.
- Tim Ryder pays tribute to Bartolo Colon.
- Rockies Redux wants the team to consider moving Jon Gray to the bullpen.
- MLB & Fantasy Baseball Analyzed proposes a Yankees-Dodgers trade centering on Giancarlo Stanton.
- Foul Territory Baseball writes about Chris Davis’ woes.
- The Runner Sports profiles Astros ninth-round pick Scott Schreiber.
- Rotisserie Duck looks at plate discipline from a fantasy baseball perspective.
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Glad Everything Bluebirds advised the Jays not to deal Tepera. So they should keep Tepera around the next two years while they lose 90 games. Tepera isn’t getting younger and can help a ballclub down the stretch this year, Must find a trade partner.
I see Dodgers and Rockies as best matches for DeGrom. Dodgers can center deal around Urias and the catching prospect. Rockies can do trade around Brendan Rodgers
Why would the Indians move Clevinger to the bullpen? He’s their second best starter behind Kluber. If the Indians really wanted to move Clevinger to the ‘pen, I bet the Reds would love to have him in an Iglesias trade, and I’m sure the Indians would prefer Iglesias in their bullpen
Clevinger should be permanent in that rotation. He’s more than proved himself.
Exactly what I’m saying
Yankees haul in rumored trade with Dodgers is AWFUL!!!!!
You can say that again, and again. What a poorly written piece. In the Yankees lineup they presented it had both Puig and Stanton playing RF, either way stupid trade proposal.
Why do you think it’s bad? Alex Wood is a pretty good pitcher who would slot in the middle of their rotation. It obviously won’t happen, but that’s a better deal than what NYY gave Miami simply because off Wood. The other two parts NYY wouldnt have any use for
Yankees can keep Stanton, LAD will keep their players. His contract is an aberration to any MLB salary ledger and will need to DH in the future, a luxury the Dodgers don’t have. We’ll keep our financial flexibility and “bad players”.
Pitches Love Velocity
The only team that has what the Padres would consider for Hand is the Colorado Rockies.
Rockies need pen help and have Brendan Rodgers as their key asset.
Rockies get- Hand, Yates, Maton
Padres get – Rodgers, Lambert, Pint, Hampson plus take on half the financial commitments to Davis and Shaw so the Rockies clear money to sign Arenado or LaMahieu
It sounds good but I don’t see a deal of this magnitude happening in the same division.
The teams who lineup the best as far as prospect capital and a need for him are:
A few others stand out but these are the teams the Padres need to be in constant communication with.