Schoenfield: Deadline's winners and losers

After a week that saw a good deal of movement, we sort out who made the most of the deadline and who didn't do enough.

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Twins get bullpen help, add Jepsen from Rays

The Minnesota Twins got some much-needed help for their beleaguered bullpen on Friday, acquiring right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching pro

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Pirates acquire J.A. Happ from Mariners

After making two moves to upgrade an already solid bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their rotation Friday by acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle for minor league pitcher Adrian Samp.

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Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.


Pleased to meet you

Carlos Gomez, acquired by the Astros on Thursday, gets acquainted with his new teammates before tonight's game against the Diamondbacks. He will play center and bat second in his Houston debut.


Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes

New York solves its left field issue by trading for the Cuban outfielder. Cespedes, a solid defender, has a .829 OPS this season, compared to Mets left fielders' .710 OPS (18th in MLB). The trade came minutes before the deadline.


Jerry Seinfeld tweets on Cespedes trade

"Oh my god. @Mets I can't believe I can actually say this, but is it true that there is now 'A Cespedis for the rest of us'?" Cespedes wasn't spelled corrected, but the clever pun made up for it.

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MLB trade deadline winners and losers

With the deadline behind us, Dave Schoenfield details who did best and worst. The Royals (added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist) emerged favorably. The Yankees? Not so much. Winners & losers


Fantasy impact of trade deadline deals

Most of the big names who switched teams retain their value, but it's those under-the-radar players taking over spots left by the stars who gain, like Ken Giles becoming the Phillies' closer. Winners, losers (Insider)

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Doug Glanville's winners and losers

Landing Yoenis Cespedes changed everything for the Mets: "I had them in the loser column ... and now I'm going to put them in the winner because they needed a bat." As for the other N.Y. team? "The Yankees I'm throwing on the loser column just from almost inaction."


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Sandy Alderson on Gomez: "Those issues of salary and everything else unrelated to medical was a total fabitration. Period."

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Alderson said Zack Wheeler reached out to him early in afternoon, "which actually had quite an impact." Wheeler said he wanted to stay Met.

Friday's trade deadline highlights

  • Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes to Mets
  • Marlins SP Dan Haren to Cubs
  • Phillies OF Ben Revere to Blue Jays
  • Brewers OF Gerardo Parra to Orioles


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Due to weather conditions in Miami, Kennedy was not able to leave for the birth of his child so he will start tonight's game as planned.

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Today the Club placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day DL with left elbow inflammation and recalled RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A.

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Not only did the Padres not deal Kimbrel, Shields, Upton, but also not Joaquin Benoit, Ian Kennedy, Will Venable. 7 1/2 out for 2nd wildcard

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Last time Cubs and Orioles made a trade, Cubs received Arrieta and Strop (both still on Cubs) for Feldman (Astros) & Clevenger (AAA Norfolk)

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OF Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, RHP Mike Wright has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

Cespedes changes jerseys -- again

Yoenis Cespedes' trade to the Mets means he'll join his 4th team in the past 2 seasons. After starting his career in Oakland, he was dealt to the Red Sox at last year's deadline, then sent to Detroit this past winter.

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Yankees don't budge at trade deadline

While the Mets have been very busy over the past few days, it was very quiet in the Bronx. The first-place Yankees' only move was trading for Dustin Ackley on Thursday.