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Name: Call to the Pen
Description: Covers baseball in general for FanSided MLB
URL: http://calltothepen.com
RSS Feeds: Baseball - http://calltothepen.com/feed/
Related Team(s): General
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2011-11-02 20:45:08
  
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New York Mets’ bungled trade a sign of the times

It was one of the more bizarre scenes in recent baseball memory, and perhaps one of the strangest we will see for a while. New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores had apparently been traded in a deal for Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez, but for som...


Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Joe Blanton from Royals for cash

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Wednesday night that they’ve acquired pitcher Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. The @Pirates acquire RHP Joe Blanton from @Royals for cash considerations. Blanton posted a 3...


New York Mets no longer trading for Carlos Gomez

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters after the game Wednesday night that “there is no trade” for Carlos Gomez and that “one will not transpire.” This puts an end to reports from earlier Wednesday n...


Report: Texas Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels

10:40 EST: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Jake Thompson is also in the deal, making it Hamels and Diekman for Thompson, Harrison, Alfaro, Williams, Asher and Eichkoff. 10:35 EST: Sullivan reports the deal is done, with Hamel...


Dodgers to acquire Latos, Wood, Johnson, Peraza, Avilan

10:20 EST: Bowden tweets that Olivera is the primary piece going to the Braves. 10:08 EST: The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly closing in on a three-team deal that would land them Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson a...


Hug Watch: Justin Upton pulled from Padres game

Padres outfield Justin Upton has been pulled from San Diego’s game Wednesday night against the New York Mets. It’s unclear whether he has been traded, though Upton was reportedly a trade target of the Houston Astros along with Tyson ...


Report: Texas Rangers nearing deal for Cole Hamels

T.R Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Texas Rangers are nearing a deal to acquire Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Sullivan cautions that the potential deal would likely not be finished until tomorrow. Should the Rangers acquire Hamels, ...


New York Mets acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

The New York Mets have acquired Carlos Gomez from the Brewers in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The deal is reportedly pending physicals.   New York Mets acquire Carlos Gomez fro...


Atlanta Braves getting involved in Dodgers/Marlins trade

The Atlanta Braves are reportedly getting involved in the trade between the Dodgers and Marlins involving Mat Latos and Michael Morse, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The trade involves “significant players,” and while...


Clayton Kershaw scratched; start pushed back to Friday

The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially scratched Clayton Kershaw from his Thursday start against the Athletics due to hip and glute soreness. Kershaw will instead go on Friday against the crosstown-rival Angels. Mike Bolsinger will start in Kers...


Dodgers/Marlins trade on hold due to medical concerns

It appeared this morning that Mat Latos and Michael Morse of the Miami Marlins (my goodness that’s a mouthful) were set to be shipped out to Los Angeles, but medical concerns have put the trade on hold. It remains unclear which player the m...


Dodgers to acquire Mat Latos, Michael Morse from Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have found at least one answer in their search for starting pitching, agreeing to acquire right-hander Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins. Los Angeles will also receive first baseman and outfielder Michael Morse in...


Los Angeles Angels acquire David DeJesus from Rays

Remember how I said they could still go after a platoon bat to pair with C.J. Cron? Well they did. Just minutes after reportedly reaching a deal to acquire outfielder David Murphy, the Los Angeles Angels have struck another deal to acquire outfie...


Los Angeles Angels acquire David Murphy from Indians

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired outfielder David Murphy from the Cleveland Indians, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The Angels already made one trade for an outfielder this week, dealing for Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. Vi...


Washington Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies

There’ve been reports throughout Tuesday that the Washington Nationals were getting close to acquiring Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies, and it appears they’ve sealed the deal. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the deal ha...


Kansas City Royals designate Joe Blanton for assignment

The Kansas City Royals announced on Tuesday that they’ve designated pitcher Joe Blanton for assignment. The move makes space for newly-acquired Johnny Cueto, who’s slated to make his team debut on Friday. #Royals announce that RHP @Jo...


Washington Nationals closing in on deal for Jonathan Papelbon

It was reported early on Tuesday that the Phillies were set on dealing Jonathan Papelbon, and that the Washington Nationals appeared to be the top suitor for the Philadelphia closer. It now seems the two sides are closing in on a deal. Barry Svr...


Boston Red Sox claim Jean Machi off waivers from Giants

The Boston Red Sox announced on Tuesday that they’ve claimed reliever Jean Machi off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Clay Buchholz has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. After two strong seasons as ...


Arizona Diamondbacks in discussions with Reds about Aroldis Chapman

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Passan cautions that due to the high asking price on Chapman the talks could be precautionary. How...


Kansas City Royals acquire Ben Zobrist

The Kansas City Royals have acquired utilityman Ben Zobrist from the Oakland Athletics, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman adds that pitchers Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea will head to Oakland in the trade. It...


Report: Detroit Tigers are “actively shopping,” not selling

One seller believes that the Detroit Tigers are “actively shopping,” ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports. The report puts a muzzle on reports and speculation over the last week that Detroit would sell expiring contracts like David Pri...


Report: Phillies will trade Papelbon; Nationals likely suitor

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Washington Nationals are making progress on a deal to acquire Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia says that, per a source, Papelbon “will be trad...


Carlos Gonzalez could be next out Rockies’ door

In a stunning move, the Colorado Rockies dealt shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays last night, ending months of back-and-forth trade speculation surrounding the five-time All-Star. Despite the departure of the longtime face of thei...


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