Quote of the Day

"This is fantasy baseball."
-– ESPN’s John Kruk, on the unusually high number of players traded prior to Thursday’s MLB trade deadline. (“Baseball Tonight,” ESPN, 7/31)
Friday August 1, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 226 Print This Issue

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  • High-Frequency Trading

    Price's addition to the Tigers' rotation gives the club the last three AL Cy Young winners

    Thursday's MLB trade deadline was one of the "more dizzying days in recent baseball history" and the type of day fans "relish, with one deal after another to debate," according to Tyler Kepner of the N.Y. TIMES. There were 12 deals involving 37 players completed before the 4:00pm ET deadline ( N.Y. TIMES, 8/1 ). In Providence, Tim Britton writes Thursday's trade deadline was "about as big a whirlwind day" as MLB has seen in a long time ( PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, 8/1 ). USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale writes, "What a magnificent final lightning round of action baseball experienced Thursday in the final hours of the non-waiver trade deadline" ( USA TODAY, 8/1 ). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Jared Diamond writes it was "one of the wildest days ...

  • Livin' On A Prayer

    Status of Bon Jovi-led group bidding for Bills in question as reports peg Pegula as favorite.

  • Crime & Punishment

    Members of Congress want to revisit the NFL's "plainly inadequate" suspension of Ray Rice.

  • Start Button

    Replete with tech advancements, Levi's Stadium set to host first event.

  • Small Talk

    Did Royals' small-market status affect their trade strategy?

  • Picking Up The Pieces

    Red Sox take long-term approach with deadline deals.

  • Blue State

    TWC lowers revenue projections due to SportsNet LA impasse.

  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn

    Bulls' Jerry Reinsdorf denies any tension between Derrick Rose's camp and the team's front office.

  • Union Card

    Panini lands long-term, exclusive deal with NFLPA.

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