In today's notes, Buster Olney looks back at the trade flurry of the past week with some thoughts and relevant links on the primary teams involved.
Cespedes: Tigers trading me not 'smart'
New Met Yoenis Cespedes told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera he found out about the move via TV and said about the Tigers: "I don’t think it was a good decision to throw in the towel this early. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played." 'I feel no pressure'
Tigers GM: Starting pitching not deep
Dave Dombrowski traded away three of Detroit's top players, and it's because he didn't think the Tigers could win a title: "However you would like to say it, unless you are in a position to win a world championship -- that's where we are at this time. In my heart, I didn't think we were there with the club."
The New York Mets addressed a need with the acquisition of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers, but at what cost?
Adam Jones and Manny Machado homered, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the trade-ravaged Detroit Tigers 8-7 Friday night.
Final: Orioles 8, Tigers 7
The first 6 runs of the game belonged to Detroit. Then Baltimore came alive, as Adam Jones and Manny Machado both went deep to give the Orioles their 6th win in the past 7 games. Box score
Cespedes: Tigers trading me not 'smart'
New Met Yoenis Cespedes told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera that he found out about the move via TV and said about the Tigers: "I don’t think it was a good decision to throw in the towel this early. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played. But I know this is a business, and I am sure they know what they’re doing." 'I feel no pressure'
Martinez goes deep as Tigers open it up
Things are casual for Detroit after J.D. Martinez's 28th HR of the season gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at the end of the 3rd. Wei-Yin Chen has 6 Ks for Baltimore, but he's allowed 7 hits to go with the 4 runs. Follow live
Tigers tally run before first out
Well, that didn't take long. Detroit racked up three straight hits to start its game against the Orioles, and Ian Kinsler scored Rajai Davis before the Tigers grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the night. Follow live
Eric Karabell examines the trades that helped fantasy owners this week, and those that did not.
Bright fantasy future for Norris
Now joining the Tigers rotation after being traded by the Blue Jays, Daniel Norris should be a popular option for dynasty league owners due to his high strikeout potential. Deadline fantasy winners, losers (Insider)
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.
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
Well-traveled left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the New York Mets by the Detroit Tigers on Friday for minor leaguers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.
BREAKING: Mets acquire Yoenis Céspedes from Tigers. (via ESPN & multiple reports)
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.
Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and spent most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, died Friday. He was 88.
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Eric Karabell analyzes the many trades achieved Thursday, with another closer losing the role.
In today's notes, Buster Olney lays out how the David Price trade came together and examines the approach the Jays and Royals have taken this month.
Bowden: Best remaining options
The trade deadline looms ahead, and both the Orioles and the Mets still need a corner outfielder. Who will snatch up the Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes? Potential fits (Insider)
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