Drew Smyly is a worthwhile gamble for Phillies’ struggling rotation

Drew Smyly is a worthwhile gamble for Phillies’ struggling rotation

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Drew Smyly, as reported by Jim Salisbury.  [...]
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San Francisco Giants are the hottest team in baseball, they should be in win-now mode

San Francisco Giants are the hottest team in baseball, they should be in win-now mode

The San Francisco Giants have, quietly for some time now, been one of the best teams in Major League Baseball. While more talk has been what they’re going to get for their star pitching assets – starter Madison Bumgarner and relievers Will Smith and Tony Watson, they are one of only two teams in the big leagues to have won 8 of their last 10 games. [...]
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Four players the Toronto Blue Jays must trade before the deadline

Four players the Toronto Blue Jays must trade before the deadline

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins inherited a championship contender from Alex Anthopoulos for the 2016 season. However, three years later the Blue Jays are in the midst of a total teardown in hope of rebuilding a new title contending franchise. [...]
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How the Royals won it all: a guide to winning on a budget

How the Royals won it all: a guide to winning on a budget

After the Royals’ 72-90 2012 season, general manager Dayton Moore was in fact already preparing for their 2015 World Series triumph [...]
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Red Sox rotation gets needed Cashner boost thanks to proactive Dombrowski

Red Sox rotation gets needed Cashner boost thanks to proactive Dombrowski

The Boston Red Sox acquired starting pitcher Andrew Cashner in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.  [...]
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A very solid lineup with some breakout potential, and a reliable pitching staff bolstered by some neat additions should see them in the hunt for division title right to the end of the season. […]

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