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    LaPorta, Matt

    Predicting Matt LaPorta’s Failures

    It was a deal that was supposed to pave the way back to the playoff promise land. Left-hander C.C. Sabathia, fresh off his Cy Young campaign and just months left under team control, was poised for a massive un-Cleveland-like payday. And with the Indians lingering at the bottom of the Central Division, the front office…

    Jake Peavy

    Peavy Trade Reaction

    Boston—San Francisco Deal Never afraid to deal away prospects for help down the stretch, Giants GM swung his latest big deal heading up to the trade deadline, acquiring veteran right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects. Peavy, whose career once seemed to teetering on the brink…

    Soria, Joakim_2

    Soria Trade Reaction

      With his club sporting the fifth highest bullpen ERA and a struggling closer who’s allowed 12 earned runs in his last 16.0 innings, General Manager Dave Dombrowski swung a deal with the Rangers, acquiring former All-Star right-hander Joakim Soria in exchange for two of the club’s top pitching prospects. Soria’s quietly flown under the…

    Gillaspie, Casey

    2014 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects — Updated

    Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects – Updated   For a look at the club’s Top 10 Prospects heading into the year click HERE  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1.  Ryne Stanek, RHP, Age: 22 In the conversation for a potential Top 5 pick entering last season, Stanek fell to the end of the first round – 29th overall…