Jonathan Bernhardt
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blog July 31, 2014

Clearing The Decks

In all likelihood, by the end of the day tomorrow Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey will be moving on from Boston. Lester, the younger of the two, makes more sense for a team looking to go deep into October; Lackey, a club with payroll restrictions. More»
cole-hamels article July 30, 2014

The Big-Ticket Item

As July draws to a close, Cole Hamels' name keeps coming up in trade rumors -- but the Phillies know he's the most valuable player on their team, and they won't let him go without getting some major talent in return. More»
blog July 29, 2014

Help Still Wanted?

Despite areas of need on their rosters, the Royals and Indians have remained fairly quiet as we approach the trade deadline. With fan bases growing impatient, their front offices must decide soon whether to reload or regroup for next year. More»
blog July 28, 2014

Dreaming Big

There are rumors the Red Sox might trade the remaining two months of Jon Lester's contract to Los Angeles in exchange for the next five years of Matt Kemp. While the scenario still seems unlikely, there are reasons it would make sense for both teams. More»
blog July 27, 2014

Ready to Pitch In

The Giants acquired Jake Peavy from the Red Sox on Saturday, trading two pitching prospects in a fair deal for both sides. While Peavy has struggled this year, the hope in San Francisco is that a change of scenery will turn things around. More»
blog July 26, 2014

Catch of the Day

No one at the beginning of the season expected Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki to be the hottest commodity at his position by the non-waiver trade deadline. But the All-Star is having a career year -- and Minnesota should take advantage. More»
blog July 24, 2014

Finding Relief

With Huston Street going to the Angels and Joakim Soria to the Tigers, the trade market for relief pitching is officially open and doing business. Here are three of the best arms remaining on the trade block now that the Angels and Tigers have made their plays. More»
blog July 24, 2014

Philly Fire Sale

Old, expensive and in last place, the Phillies simply have to accept that it's time to trade off some assets. But with Ryan Howard immovable and Chase Utley preferring to stay put, they're somewhat limited in what they can do. A good place to start would be with these three players. More»
blog July 22, 2014

Selling Low

Did the Padres wait too long to trade Chase Headley? It sure looks that way, as they got little in return by dealing him to the Yankees, who look to shore up an aging and injury-riddled roster. Here's a look at each side of what could be a lopsided deal. More»
blog July 22, 2014

Trade Winds

With a little over a week until the non-waiver trade deadline in Major League Baseball there have been some marquee names mentioned in possible deals. But will they actually get moved? We looked at three of the biggest possibilities. More»
blog July 19, 2014

Uggla Ending

The Braves released Dan Uggla on Friday, in a move that costs them money but mostly serves as a sobering reminder that even a front office routinely praised around the league for its savvy can misstep in expensive ways. More»
MattKemp-Dodgers article July 18, 2014

Put Me In, Coach

Matt Kemp wants the Dodgers to play him every day or he'd like to be traded. But finding a team to take on a contract with almost $110 million remaining on it over the next five years for a declining centerfielder who can't stay healthy is asking a lot. More»
451,076,838 article July 16, 2014

Second-Half Predictions

With the first half of the MLB season behind us, we look back at the biggest surprises (that's you, Brewers!) and most impressive performances -- and look ahead to the rest of the season, including trade rumors and postseason predictions. More»
troy_tulowitzki article July 12, 2014

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Rockies shouldn't trade Troy Tulowitzki, but he might want out. They languish in a three-way race to avoid finishing at the bottom of their division and the entire NL. It wouldn't be surprising if he pressured Colorado to make substantial changes to their roster or get rid of him. More»
all_star_final article July 9, 2014

A Final Shot

The All-Star rosters have been announced and the game is days away. Now it's time for the madness of the Final Vote, where the last spot on each league's roster is put up for grabs in a free-for-all campaign of rabid fanbase madness. More»
blog July 5, 2014

Go Big Or Go Home

The Oakland A's shocked the baseball word by acquiring both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, but it cost them one of baseball's best prospects in Addison Russell to do so. For a team looking to win the World Series right now, it just might be worth the risk. More»
all-star-lineup article July 4, 2014

If The All-Star Game Really Mattered

Major League Baseball likes to say that the All-Star Game counts now, but the rosters aren't selected with the idea of putting a winning team together in mind. What if they were? Well, that roster might include Dee Gordon instead of Derek Jeter, and it might be a better team. More»
blog July 4, 2014

A Harsh Reminder

Every fan clamoring for their team to sign a young pitcher having a breakout year to a long-term deal should be reminded of Jair Jurrjens. In 2009, the idea Jurrjens not being a mainstay in the Braves' lineup seemed ludicrous ... then his career went off the rails. More»
bryce harper article July 2, 2014

Airing His Grievances

When Bryce Harper said his piece concerning the recent lineup changes made by manager Matt Williams, he made several valid points. But regardless of whether his opinions have merit, here's why he should have kept mum around the media. More»
blog July 1, 2014

Seattle Starting to Gel

With Taijuan Walker in the mix now, the Seattle Mariners might actually have the rotation they looked like they might have at the beginning of the season, combined with one of the league's best (if not the best) bullpens. Will it be enough to make the playoffs? More»

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