How to bet Nationals-Mets
Andrew Lange says the undervaluing of Mets SP Noah Syndergaard "puts us in a position to make a play on the home side at anything below minus-130.” Betting guide (Insider)
Grading all 30 GMs at the deadline
Alex Anthopoulos (Blue Jays) traded for SS Troy Tulowitzki, SP David Price and OF Ben Revere. So, he gets an A+. Dave Stewart (Diamondbacks) did nothing, and thus, his grade was less generous. Grades (Insider)
Baseball movement not done yet
Yovani Gallardo. Ian Kennedy. And a certain Red Sox infielder. The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the top players who could be dealt before the waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31.
Soler's sensational grab at the wall
The Brewers threatened to force extra innings, but Jorge Soler had other ideas.
Van man to make Tigers debut
Daniel Norris, the key piece for Detroit in the David Price trade, pitches today (1:35 p.m. ET) vs. the Orioles. The blue chip prospect with a $2 million signing bonus lived out of his VW van this offseason. Free spirit
Fan can't get in or out of poncho
After this ordeal at Fenway Park, perhaps the gentleman will opt to bring a rain jacket to the park next time.
Olney on Kershaw: 'Are you kidding me?'
With 37 straight scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw "is back to doing things we have never seen before," said Buster Olney.
Late night pays off for Rangers' C
After being claimed by Texas Friday, Bobby Wilson stayed up late watching video on the chance he caught Cole Hamels' first Texas start. Turns out, he did. Said Wilson: "One thing I won't allow myself to be is ill-prepared."
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Dae-Sung Koo turns 46 today.
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From Elias: Lucas Duda is the first player to have 8 straight hits go for home runs since Marcus Thames of the Tigers in 2008.