Trade James Paxton for all the prospects before he breaks

“I still love the A’s, they were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues. I love Oakland all the time.” He also specifically pointed out his love for A’s manager Bob Melvin, saying “he’s the best manager for me so far,” at which Melvin said: “I know he …

The Royals and Padres complete a 6-player deal including Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Travis Wood

Kansas City and San Diego have completed a 6-player deal, with the Royals sending Matt Strahm, Travis Wood, and Esteury Ruiz to the Padres while getting Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Trevor Cahill in return. Boston could be checking in on the possibility of an Ian Kinsler trade, but they probably wouldn’t use him at …

Willson Contreras is firing the Cubs back to the top of their division

The Chicago Cubs may not have the prettiest record of all the current division leaders in baseball, but there’s no question that they’ve surged since the halfway point of the All-Star break. They went into the break five-and-a-half games back of the Milwaukee Brewers, and ever since then they’ve been up as many as two-and-a-half …

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray leaves game after getting hit in head

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray was removed from Friday’s game against the Cardinals after taking a line drive off the head in the second inning. Steve Rogers, even though he was a pitcher, you know, most everyday players Lebron James Cheap Jerseys don’t hang out with pitchers, but this guy, when I first came up …

Yankees will have names on the back of their jerseys for the first time

The Yankees have a longstanding tradition of not having names on the back of their jerseys. But due to a special event in baseball, that’s going to change. MLB announced Wednesday that from Aug. 25-27 it will be celebrating Players Weekend. What NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping does that mean? It means players get to …

Rays offer support for Chris Archer in his feud with Astros mascot

Baseball feuds are nothing new, but the rift between Rays pitcher Chris Archer and the Astros mascot reached a new level on Monday. Archer presented Orbit a “Declaration of Unfriendliness” before Monday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Archer referred to it as a “declaration of war,” and Orbit responded by challenging Archer to a fight. …

Dee Gordon breaks up Gio Gonzalez’s no-hitter in ninth inning

Gio Gonzalez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Marlins, but Dee Gordon broke it up with a lead-off single. Nationals manager Dusty Baker then pulled Gonzalez, who had thrown 106 pitches and left the field to an ovation from the crowd at Marlins Park. “I’m not going to rush anything,” Contreras said, …

Jay Cutler signs with the Dolphins to reunite with Adam Gase

The Dolphins are bracing for the worst with Ryan Tannehill’s left knee, but have turned to a veteran quarterback who has an established relationship with their head coach. Jay Cutler agreed Sunday to sign with the Dolphins to compete with Matt Moore to be Miami’s starting quarterback in Tannehill’s absence. Miami officially announced the signing …

Few in the history of the game could claim such a synergy, on and off the ice.

Pick your stat: The Capitals have now lost seven of 10 Game 7s in the Ovechkin era — twice at the hands of the rival Penguins. Pittsburgh improved to 6-0 all time in Game 7s on the road. Washington hasn’t been to the conference finals since 1998. The Capitals had the Penguins on the ropes …

Kovalchuk indeed will remain in Russian to play out the final year of his contract with SKA St. Petersburg

Two teams in the 2017 postseason — the Oilers in the first round and Ducks in the second round — have lost by six or more goals. Both came back to win their next game. Three stars 3. Carter Rowney, Penguins — At this time of year, Penguins tend to come out of the woodwork. …