Orioles Claim Ryan Eades

Orioles Claim Ryan Eades The Orioles have claimed right-hander Ryan Eades off outright waivers from the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASNsport.com reports (via Twitter). Baltimore’s 40-man roster is full, so a corresponding roster move will need to be made. More to come. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/orioles-claim-ryan-eades-waivers-twins.html

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Athletics Designate Beau Taylor

Athletics Designate Beau Taylor The Athletics announced that they have designated catcher Beau Taylor for assignment. His 40-man spot was needed for the team to select the contract of Corban Joseph, as had previously been reported. Outfielder Nick Martini was optioned for active roster space. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/08/athletics-designate-beau-taylor.html

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Aaron Civale and the Competitive Advantage

Aaron Civale and the Competitive Advantage In modern baseball, it’s hard to win if you can’t develop talent, particularly as the sport’s best teams get even better at turning raw ingredients into functional ballplayers. The best example these days is Houston’s pattern of acquiring pitchers with high-spin fastballs or curveballs and polishing them into All-Stars.…

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