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…

Seattle Acquires Reliever David Phelps from Miami for Prospects

On Thursday, July 20, the Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-handed reliever David Phelps in exchange for prospects OF Brayan Hernandez and RHPs Pablo Lopez, Brandon Miller, and Lukas Schiraldi.  Phelps was having a good season with the Marlins before the trade, with a 3.45 ERA and a 3.69 FIP in 47.0 innings…

Chapter 21

Originally posted on Muirin Project: a portfolio:
Day 357, Galway of the O’Connor’s ? Seamus awoke to knocking at his door. He rolled over and put the pillow over his head, it was not time yet. “Go away.” “Sir, the Dowager Chieftainness requests your presence at breakfast.” A servant whispered through the door. Seamus groaned.…

Yankees Acquire Frazier/Robertson from White Sox

Last night, the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox agreed to a trade which sent 3B Todd Frazier, RP David Robertson, and RP Tommy Kahnle to the Yankees in exchange for RP Tyler Clippard and prospects LHP Ian Clarkin, OF Blake Rutherford, and OF Tito Polo. In this trade, I think that the Yankees…

Cubs Acquire Lefty Jose Quintana in Inner-City Trade

On Thursday July 13, the Chicago Cubs traded for left-handed starter Jose Quintana from their cross-city rival, the White Sox.  They paid a very heavy price for him, giving up three prospects in return, two of which were on top 100 lists prior to the season.  The big piece going back was outfielder Eloy Jimenez,…

Nationals Get Their Relievers

Early Sunday evening, the Washington Nationals addressed what was arguably the biggest need for any of the contenders in baseball – their bullpen. They did so by acquiring Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Jesus Luzardo, and INF Sheldon Neuse. Luzardo and Neuse are both prospects in…