Major League Monday

Current Standings AL East Team Wins Losses Games Back Wild Card Games Back Record Last Week New York Yankees 56 47 – – 5-1 Boston Red Sox 57 49 0.5 +0.5 2-4 Tampa Bay Rays 54 52 3.5 2.5 3-4 Baltimore Orioles 50 54 6.5 5.5 3-3 Toronto Blue Jays 49 56 8.0 7.0 5-2…

MLB Trade Deadline Recap

Today, July 31, was the non-waiver trade deadline for Major League Baseball and there were a host of moves made in addition to the ones made in recent weeks.  Some of the biggest names rumored to be move heading into the deadline were not moved – Gerrit Cole, Andrew McCutchen, Josh Donaldson, Zach Britton, Manny…

NHL Transactions 7/24-29

LW Austin Watson re-signs with Nashville for 3 years with an AAV of $1.1 million. Previous Contract: 2 years, $1.15 million with an AAV of $575,000 signed with Nashville. Original Projection: I predicted that Watson would re-sign with Nashville for 6 years with an AAV of $2 million. Thoughts: I initially thought that Watson was…

Rays Acquire Dan Jennings from the White Sox for First Base Prospect

On Thursday, July 28, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired left-handed relief pitcher Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox for first base prospect Casey Gillaspie. Dan Jennings hasn’t been great this season with a 3.45 ERA in 44.1 innings for the White Sox.  His ERA doesn’t tell the entire truth of his season as his…

Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek from the Phillies for a Package of Prospects

On Wednesday, July 26, the Colorado Rockies acquired right-handed relief pitcher Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for prospects Jose Gomez, J.D. Hammer, and Alejandro Requena. Neshek is a veteran reliever who is having an excellent season so far with a 1.12 ERA in 43 appearances and 40.1 innings.  He represented the Phillies…

Boston Acquires Nunez from Giants for Two Pitching Prospects

On Tuesday, July 25, the Boston Red Sox sent two right-handed pitching prospects, Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos, to San Francisco for utility player, Eduardo Nunez. From the Red Sox standpoint, this trade makes a lot of sense because their third base position has been a revolving door all season long.  They have called up…

Kansas City Acquires Pitching Depth from San Diego for a Package

On Monday, July 24, the Kansas City Royals acquired right-handed pitchers Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer and left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter from San Diego for left-handed pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood and infielder Esteury Ruiz.  With the Royals playing much better of late and only a few games out of the playoffs, they needed…

Major League Monday

Current Standings AL East Team Wins Losses Games Back Wild Card Games Back Record Last Week Boston Red Sox 55 45 – – 3-4 New York Yankees 51 46 2.5 +1.0 4-3 Tampa Bay Rays 51 48 3.5 – 2-4 Baltimore Orioles 47 51 7.0 3.5 5-2 Toronto Blue Jays 44 54 10.0 6.5 2-5…

NHL Transactions 7/17-23

D Brian Campbell retired C Jean-Gabriel Pageau re-signs with Ottawa for 3 years with an AAV of $3.1 million Previous Contract: 2 years, $1.8 million with an AAV of $900,000 signed with Ottawa. Original Projection: I predicted that Pageau would re-sign with Ottawa for 5 years with an AAV of $3.5 million. Thoughts: Pageau earned…