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Wilpons bring the worst out in people
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wilpons are terrible
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Leake :smokin

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What the **** is the Reds doing?
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had no idea other stadiums gave out that many bobbleheads lol smh I work at minute made and giveaway days are always crazy
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Originally Posted by WhoYouThink View Post

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Ain't that the guy who got arrested for shoplifting?
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Best series of the year so far. So pumped. 


Mentioned earlier that Marisnick could be available w/ the addition of Gomez. Then I see this tweet: 



Sources: Astros-Padres believed to be working on "something big." They've talked Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel. San Diego could use a CF.


This is crazy. Gotta see who we give up though, but getting the best closer in the game and Ross? Our SPs and bullpen + offense when Springer comes back would be too filthy. Btw after the Gomez trade, we still have 14 prospects graded over 50 (most in our division). Our farm system :hat 


Great time to be a Stros fan after all those years of suffering. 

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Good lord. The Astros would have to give up so much to get Tyson Ross and Kimbrel laugh.gif

Whatever though, push the chips all in. Enough roster spots are locked in for the near future where I have no problem trading away guys. You build up a farm system to use that depth as currency. Let's go Luhnow pimp.gif
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Originally Posted by Jewbacca2 View Post

Good lord. The Astros would have to give up so much to get Tyson Ross and Kimbrel laugh.gif

Whatever though, push the chips all in. Enough roster spots are locked in for the near future where I have no problem trading away guys. You build up a farm system to use that depth as currency. Let's go Luhnow pimp.gif

Trade is most likely centered on Appel and Marisnick if it were to happen. If we get Ross, I'm thinking we have to give up one of McHugh/Fiers/Feldman otherwise we have too many SP. Singleton or Carter would probably have to be in there as well and I trust Jeff to not give up our higher rated prospects, so it wouldn't be a bad get if it pans out. I really don't want to lose VV; I think he has a special career in front of him. 


Tomorrow is gonna be exciting man. Btw we have walk off wins when the recent trades were announced. Maybe one tomorrow too? 8o 

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I like the idea.
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Great article that further proves why Buster Posey is the best catcher in the game by far and an underrated defensive catcher IMO.
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The 31st is here. Live stream of Sandy Alderson in his office

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Originally Posted by thekidgriffey24 View Post

Great article that further proves why Buster Posey is the best catcher in the game by far and an underrated defensive catcher IMO.

HOF bound in my opinion, as long as he doesn't have a drastic fall bat wise.
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Wouldn't say by far since you know that guy in St. Louis is still playing.
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On Kimbrel :
“The Yankees have expressed a willingness to pay all of the $28 million remaining through 2017 on Kimbrel’s deal, but it isn’t known what they are offering in the way of players,” Heyman wrote for, adding the Bombers “remain interested and engaged.”
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the 28 million doesn't bother San Diego, Melvin Upton Jr. on the other hand....
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Reading that Posey article, how is he the best framer in baseball when Yasmani Grandal has stolen 20 more strikes than him?

Grandal 93.4
Posey 73.1

I can't stand ESPN.
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Get this feeling that Kimbrel will be a Yankee by the afternoon and I'm not sure how to feel.
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We're really going to trade for Jay Bruce despite the fact he makes more money than Gomez and is inferior. Hate this team.
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Originally Posted by JohnnyRedStorm View Post

We're really going to trade for Jay Bruce despite the fact he makes more money than Gomez and is inferior. Hate this team.

Better off holding onto Wheeler at that point.

I was going to say Parra again, but the O's are pushing hard for him.
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We can't get Parra, Dickbag burned that bridge, Melvin said he doesn't want to deal with us. In hindsight things worked out for him, Astros package was better.

I'd take Maybin at this point.
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Today in Baseball History - July 31st (Click to show)
Today in Baseball History
July 31st

1897 John Grimes, who appeared in only three games during his one-year career with the St. Louis Brown Stockings, establishes a major league record by hitting six batters in a nine-inning game. The post-1900 record is four hit batsmen, which is shared many pitchers.

1908 After successfully swiping second, Fred Tenney decides to return to first base on the next pitch, because Dummy Taylor had remained at third during their attempted double steal. Hoping this time to coax a throw from the Cardinal catcher to give the runner on third an opportunity to score, Tenney steals second base for the second time in the inning, but his teammate still stays put in the Giants’ 9-2 victory over St. Louis at the Polo Grounds.

1912 Ty Cobb goes 1-for-4 in Detroit's 4-1 victory over Washington at Navin Field. The Tiger outfielder's single is his 68th hit in 137 at-bats (.535) during July, the most ever collected in a single month by a major leaguer.

1930 Thanks to Lou Gehrig's offensive output, the Yankees edge the Red Sox, 14-13. The 'Iron Horse' collects eight RBIs with a grand slam and two doubles in the Fenway Park contest.

1932 In front of a major league record crowd of 80,184, the Indians play their first game at Lakefront Stadium, losing to Philadelphia and Lefty Grove, 1-0. With the exception of the 1933 season, the Tribe, who prefer League Park, will not play a full schedule at their new huge horseshoe home until 1947, when the ballpark will become known as Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

1934 At Cincinnati's Crosley Field, the Cardinals beat the Reds 8-6 in 18 innings. Redbird hurler Dizzy Dean gets the win, defeating Tony Freitas in a game in which both starting pitchers go the distance.

1935 Emerging from behind ropes located in foul territory at Crosley Field, Cincinnati's popular nightclub performer Kitty Burke, an avid Reds’ fan annoyed at Ducky Medwick’s retort to her heckling by telling her she couldn’t get a hit if she were swinging at an elephant, grabs Babe Herman’s bat as he comes to the plate in bottom of the eighth inning, demanding a turn at bat. After some consternation, Cardinal pitcher Paul Dean complies by tossing the ball underhanded to the blues singer, who grounds out to the pitcher, much to the delight of the cheering crowd.

1954 At Ebbets Field, using a borrowed bat, Brave Joe Adcock hits four home runs in one game as well as a double in a 15-7 victory over the Dodgers. The Milwaukee first baseman's 18 total bases sets a major league league record, surpassing the mark established in 1950 by Brooklyn's Gil Hodges.

1955 The Indians obtained Sal Maglie off waivers from the Giants, who release the 38 year-old right-hander because of his ailing back. The 'Barber', who will be used sparingly in Cleveland, will become a major cog next season in the Dodgers' National League championship after being acquired by the team in May for $100.

1959 Earl Wilson, the first black pitcher to play for the Red Sox, hurls 3.2 innings, walking nine, but leaves the game with a 4-0 lead in the team's eventual 6-5 victory over Detroit at Briggs Stadium. The Louisiana native will post a 56-58 record along with an ERA of 4.10, primarily as a starter, during his seven seasons with Boston.

1961 Due to heavy rain, the second 1961 All-Star game ends in a 1-1 tie at Fenway Park with Rocky Colavito's home run accounting for the American League's only run. Jim Bunning, the American League starter, pitches three perfect innings again (he also did it in 1957), making him the only All-Star hurler to accomplish the feat twice.

1963 In the sixth inning with two outs at Cleveland Stadium, the Indians hit four consecutive home runs as Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off recently acquired Paul Foytack of the Angels. The former Tiger will become the first pitcher in major league history to allow a team to go deep in four straight at bats in a single inning.

1965 After compiling a 5-7 record during the first four months of the season, 38 year-old Robin Roberts is released by the Orioles. Next week, the right-hander will be picked by the Astros as a free agent, and the future Hall of Famer will finish the season winning five of seven decisions along with posting an ERA of 1.89 for his new team.

1971 Orioles' right-hander Pat Dobson wins his eighth decision of the month, blanking the Royals, 4-0. The shutout is the 12th consecutive victory for the Depew, N.Y native since June 16th.

1971 In a game that sees at least one team score in every inning until the ninth, the Giants beat Pittsburgh at Candlestick Park, 15-11. San Francisco's rookie first baseman Dave Kingman's seventh-inning grand slam proves to be the difference.

1972 Chicago slugger **** Allen becomes the seventh major leaguer, and the first since 1939, to hit two inside-the-park home runs in one game. The round-trippers pace the White Sox over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, 8-1.

1981 The fifty-day old baseball strike is settled when the owners and players agree on a pooling system for the compensation of free agents. The All-Star game will mark the end of baseball's first ever mid-season work stoppage.

1982 Phillies' second baseman Manny Trillo boots Bill Buckner's grounder to end his errorless streak at 479 chances, setting a major league record.

1983 Orioles Gold Glover Brooks Robinson, Giants ace Juan Marichal, ten-time American League All-Star infielder George Kell, and long-time Dodger skipper Walter Alston are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Marichal, the Dominican Dandy, becomes the first Latin player to be enshrined at Cooperstown.

1989 The Mets obtain Frank Viola, last season's American League Cy Young Award winner, from the Twins for Rick Aguilera, Tim Drummond, Kevin Tapani, Jack Savage and David West. 'Sweet Music' hits a sour note in New York, posting a 38-32 record in 82 starts with a team which fails to make the play-offs during his 2 1/2 year tenure in the Big Apple.

1989 On the same day the Blue Jays pick Lee Mazzilli off waivers from the Mets, they trade reliever Jeff Musselman and minor league pitching prospect Mike Brady in exchange for Mookie Wilson, who was made expendable when New York obtained Juan Samuel from Philadelphia. After a slow start, Toronto’s new outfielder will play a key role in team's return to the post season for the first time since 1985, batting .298 in 54 games.

1990 At County Stadium, Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan gets his 300th victory, defeating the Brewers, 11-3. The 43 year-old from Alvin, Texas will compile 324 victories during his 27-year big league career.

1995 The Mets trade former two-time Cy Young Award winner right-handed pitcher Bret Saberhagen and left-handed pitcher farmhand Dave Swanson (the player to be named later) to the Rockies for righties Juan Acevedo and Arnold Gooch.

1996 The Tigers deal first baseman Cecil Fielder to the Yankees for outfielder Ruben Sierra and minor league prospect Matt Drews. It is the first swap in major league history in which two players with more than 220 home runs are traded for one another.

1997 In a deal that will have a major impact on the team's future, the Red Sox obtain Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe when they trade Heathcliff Slocumb to the Mariners. Varitek, who will become Boston's third captain in franchise history, will contribute to the club's success in the next decade, including the world championships in 2004 and 2007.

1997 The A’s trade Mark McGwire to the Cardinals for Eric Ludwick, T.J. Mathews and Blake Stein, a trio of hurlers who will combine for just 30 victories with Oakland. The Redbirds' new first baseman, whose accomplishments will be tainted by the speculation of his use of PEDs, hits an amazing 220 home runs in the 545 games he plays with St. Louis.

2001 The Red Sox acquire Expos' reliever Ugueth Urbina for two minor league pitchers, Tomo Ohka and Rich Rundles. The hard throwing closer was nearly traded to the Yankees earlier in the season, but the deal was nixed when the Caracas, Venezuela native failed a physical.

2002 A plan to sell beer outside Boston's Fenway Park is approved on a trial basis by city officials. During the 14 games, brew will be available three hours before game time to one hour after games start to game ticket-holders who pass through a turnstile.

2002 The Rangers, in a 17-6 victory over the Yankees, hit six doubles in the second inning, all off Mike Mussina. New York's starting pitcher joins Hall of Famer Lefty Grove as only the second pitcher in major league history to allow that many two-baggers in one frame.

2003 On the trading deadline, the first-place Giants make the biggest move, acquiring Sidney Ponson (14-6, 3.77) from the Orioles in exchange for their former first-round draft pick Kurt Ainsworth, Damian Moss, and southpaw prospect Ryan Hannaman. The 26 year-old right-hander, who will go 3-6 down the stretch for San Francisco, will join the rotation that includes Jason Schmidt, Kirk Rueter, Jesse Foppert, Jerome Williams and Jim Brower.

2003 Breaking his own record set a week later during last season, John Smoltz becomes the fastest pitcher to record 40 saves. The Braves' closer throws a scoreless ninth in the team's 7-4 victory over the Astros to establish the new mark.

2003 The Expos retire number 8 as a tribute to Gary Carter, their first and only player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame wearing a Montreal cap. During his 12-year tenure with the team, the 'Kid' was selected to the National League All-Star team seven times.

2004 With homers in his first two at-bats off Jorge Sosa, Carlos Delgado hits his fifth home run in five consecutive at-bats off the Devil Rays' right-hander. The Blue Jay slugger's streak started last season with a round-tripper on September 10, and then was extended to three when the Tampa Bay hurler gave up the first two dingers in his four homer day on September 25.

2004 The long anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished when the Red Sox shortstop is traded to the Cubs as part of a four-team deal which includes the Twins and Expos. Boston acquires shortstop Orlando Cabrera (Expos) and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz (Twins) with Nomar, prospect Matt Murton and cash to Chicago, which had shipped minor league southpaw Justin Jones to the Minnesota for Mientkiewicz, who in turn is sent along with Cubs' shortstop Alex Gonzalez, relief pitcher Francis Beltran and minor leaguer Brendan Harris to Beantown, which sends the trio of Gonzalez, Beltran and Harris to the Expos for Cabrera.

2004 Ten minutes prior to the trading deadline, Steve Finley gives the Diamondbacks permission to deal him to the Dodgers. The trade sends the four-time gold glove center fielder and backstop Brent Mayne to LA for minor league catching prospect Koyie Hill, flycatcher Reggie Abercrombie and southpaw Bill Murphy, who was acquired in yesterday's trade with the Marlins.

2004 A minute before the trading deadline, the Yankees deal the talented but underachieving Jose Contreras (8-5, 5.64) and $3 million to the White Sox for All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza (9-5, 4.86). The former Yankees hurler will post a 55-56 record during his six seasons in the Windy City, while the newest Bronx Bomber moundsman will win one of only three decisions during his two-month stint in the Big Apple.

2004 After a close call which goes against the Katy Cowboys, Kacy Clemens’ dad is asked to leave the youth baseball game. According to the league officials, who will later apologize, calling it a case of mistaken identity, Roger Clemens is ejected from his son's championship game for arguing the call and spitting sunflower seeds at an umpire's leg.

2004 In front of thousands of fans outside Kauffman Stadium and those viewing the ceremony inside the ballpark on the JumboTron, the Royals unveil a bronze statue of Frank White, depicting the eight-time Gold Glove second baseman sailing over the bag to complete a double play. The detailed sculpture, created by Harry Weber of St. Louis, joins those of founders Ewing and Muriel Kauffman and Hall of Fame infielder George Brett as the third statue honoring the accomplishments of individuals within the franchise.

2005 The almost-traded Manny Ramirez comes off the bench in the eighth inning and has the eventual game-winning hit against the Twins in the Red Sox's 5-4 victory at Fenway Park. The embattled Boston outfielder has caused much consternation in the Red Sox nation this week due to his refusal to play and hustle for his short-handed team.

2005 Among thousands of high-spirited Red Sox and Cubs fans and the 48 Hall of Famers sitting on the dais, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg are enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Also inducted are Padres announcer Jerry Coleman, winner of the Ford C. Frick Award, and sportswriter and broadcast analyst Peter Gammons, recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

2005 Brothers Bengie and Jose Molina both homer in the Angels' 8-7 loss at Yankee Stadium. The Anaheim teammates each go deep off southpaw Randy Johnson, a future Hall of Famer, to accomplish the feat.

2006 The Dodgers trade infielder Cesar Izturis to the Cubs for 300-game winner Greg Maddux. The last minute deadline deal, in which the future Hall of Famer waived his no-trade clause, gives the 40 year-old hurler an opportunity to go to a contender.

2006 Carlos Beltran hits his third grand slam within a calendar month, becoming the ninth player to accomplish the feat. The New York center fielder's bases-filled homer is the Mets' sixth, tying the 1996 Expos and 1999 Indians for most by a team in a calendar month.

2006 With the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field, Orlando Hudson hits a home run from both sides of home plate. Batting left-handed in the third inning, the Diamondbacks' second baseman goes deep off Mark Prior for his first career grand slam, then right-handed nails a Glendon Rusch pitch for a two-run homer in the seventh contributing to Arizona's 15-4 victory over the Cubs.

2007 The trading deadline prompts a busy day for the Braves when they deal eight players in three different transactions including obtaining Mark Teixeira and southpaw reliever Ron Mahay from the Rangers for the highly touted rookie backstop Jarrod Saltalamacchia and four minor leaguers. Atlanta also gets bullpen help from the Royals and Padres with Octavio Dotel and Royce Ring joining the team for Kyle Davies, who will now pitch for Kansas City, and Wil Ledezma and Will Startup are sent to San Diego.

2007 Hitting eight home runs in a 16-3 rout of the White Sox, the Yankees tie a franchise record for round trippers. The Bronx Bombers' barrage, which includes two long balls by left fielder Hideki Matsui, equals the power surge of the game played in 1939 against the A's in Philadelphia's Shibe Park.

2007 Elvis Andrus and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, along with three minor league pitchers, Matt Harrison, Neftali Feliz and Beau Jones are traded by the Braves to the Rangers in exchange for Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay. The trading deadline deal will help build the foundation for Texas' success in the coming seasons, with Andrus and Feliz playing important roles on the American League champions teams in 2010 and 2011.

2008 At Yankee Stadium, a trio of Angels hit three-run home runs as the team blasts the Bronx Bombers, 12-6. The homers, all hit by LA's outfielders, Torii Hunter, Vladimir Guerrero and Juan Rivera, account for nine of the dozen runs scored as the club improves its record to 68-40, the best in baseball.

2008 In a surprise trading-deadline deal, the Reds send future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. to the White Sox in exchange for right-hander Nick Masset and minor league infield prospect Danny Richar. The All-star outfielder, who had to approve the move to Chicago, is completing his final season of a nine-year contract, and didn't expect Cincinnati to pick up the $16.5 million club option for 2009.

2008 In a three-team swap, the much anticipated departure of Manny Ramirez from Beantown is finally accomplished with the unhappy outfielder being traded to the Dodgers. Former Pirates player Jason Bay will now roam left field for the Red Sox, with Pittsburgh receiving outfielder Brandon Moss and pitcher Craig Hansen from Boston as well as getting third baseman Andy LaRoche and right-hander Bryan Morris from Los Angeles to complete the last-minute trading deadline deal.

2009 In a stunning last-minute deal, the White Sox obtain Jake Peavy from the Padres for four pitching prospects, Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Dexter Carter and Adam Russell. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner, presently on the disabled list, had previously refused to waive his no-trade clause to join Chicago in a similar deal proposed in May.

2009 The Marlins acquire Nick Johnson from the Nationals in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Aaron Thompson. The 30 year-old injury-prone first baseman’s ability to get on base should provide more scoring opportunities for a Florida team vying for a Wild Card berth.

2010 Carlos Gonzalez becomes the fifth player to complete the cycle with a walk-off home run. The Colorado left fielder, the leading hitter in the National League, had previously singled in the first, tripled in the third, and stroked a double in the fifth before ending the game with his ninth-inning blast giving the Rockies a 6-5 victory over Chicago at Coors Field.

2010 Needing a home run to complete the sixth cycle in franchise history, Carlos Gonzalez belts a game-ending round-tripper that gives the Rockies a 6-5 comeback victory over the Cubs. 'CarGo’ smashes the first pitch thrown in the bottom of the ninth into the third-deck, making it the 29th long ball to land there in the 11-year history of Coors Field.

2011 Although his uniform digits have been previously placed on the team's Level of Excellence, the Blue Jays officially retire Roberto Alomar's No. 12 jersey, making the infielder the first player to be honored in this manner in the 35-year history of the franchise. The newly inducted member of the Hall of Fame played five seasons with Toronto, including the back-to-back 1992-93 World Series championship teams.

2011 In a five-player deal, the Braves, hoping to add offensive punch during their run for the NL Wild Card, obtain Michael Bourn from the last-place Astros. The speedy center fielder, who is currently hitting .303 and has a major league-leading 39 stolen bases, gives the team its first bona-fide leadoff hitter since Rafael Furcal left after the 2005 season.

2011 The Braves become only the second team in big league history with 10,000 losses, along with the Phillies, who reached the milestone in 2007. The franchise recently collected its 10,000th victory, including the wins during their tenure in Boston and Milwaukee.

2011 The Red Sox (66-40) continue their winning ways when the beat Chicago at Fenway Park, 5-3. The eventual World Champs end the month with a 20-6 record, the team’s best July since 1952.

2012 With their 10-1 loss in Milwaukee, the Astros finish July with a dismal a 3-24 record. Only the 1988 Orioles (April - 1-22), 1916 A's (July - 2-28), 1982 Twins (May - 3-26), and the 1943 A's (August - 3-26) have compiled worse months in baseball history.

2014 On Facebook, 29 year-old Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain living with ALS, challenges The Howard Stern Show and a number of his friends to participate in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'. The post will become one of the catalysts that sparks a viral call to action that will taken up by celebrities, including Matt Lauder, Ethel Kennedy, Martha Stewart, and former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek, to raise funds and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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If we get Jay Bruce, does that mean we move Grandy to CF or LF? Grandy in CF or LF would be nightmare with his weak arm. sick.gif
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that or demote conforto and lagares in center

so basically

losing wheeler

for a sideways move
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Hamilton :hat

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Can't believe the Mets are going for Bruce and not Upton, Ces or Gonzalez. So thankful to be from Manhattan and not Queens or I would hate baseball. Mets are so damn awful. Wow.

Yankees going hard after Kimbrel. Don't really like the move. It could **** up our system, he might not like NY.
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This team is the worst.

Yanks could catch a break if they take BJ Upton's 30 million....
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Yanks going after Chapman


Carrasco pursued by Jays, Dodgers, Cubs and Red Sox


Chilling here at work refreshing pages until 3


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