Cubs To Acquire David Phelps

Cubs To Acquire David Phelps The Cubs are set to acquire right-handed reliever David Phelps from the Blue Jays in exchange for minor league right-hander Thomas Hatch, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet (via Twitter). There are other changes afoot in the Chicago bullpen as well, as ESPN 1000’s David Kaplan reports that righty Pedro Strop…

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Latest On Matthew Boyd

Latest On Matthew Boyd Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd has been among the most chatted-about players in baseball in recent months. But with the deadline approaching, it seems the likelihood of a deal is waning. It’s not that the 28-year-old’s ERA is on the rise — though it has been. He’s still sitting under four earned per…

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Astros, Giants “Engaged” In Talks On Madison Bumgarner

Astros, Giants “Engaged” In Talks On Madison Bumgarner The Astros and Giants are “engaged” in discussions regarding San Francisco lefty Madison Bumgarner, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Long considered a major rental starter for this summer’s trade market, Bumgarner’s availability has increasingly come in question as the Giants have unexpectedly risen…

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Closer Market Rumors: Diaz, Vazquez

Closer Market Rumors: Diaz, Vazquez The Mets have numerous top trade chips on the market right now, including marquee offseason acquisition Edwin Diaz. The talented young closer remains highly valuable despite his 4.95 ERA, though it’s likewise true that there’s little chance the Mets would be able to recoup what they gave up to get…

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