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Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays

Jul 29, 2015 6:57 AM

Troy Tulowitzki was shocked to learn that the Colorado Rockies had traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Tulowitzki told The Denver Post. "So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked, and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the [trade] process."

Tulowitzki, 30, had spent his entire nine-year career in Colorado after he was drafted seventh overall in 2005. He was pulled in the ninth inning on Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs as a deal was finalized.

"They told me they would keep [me] in the loop, and that if anything got serious, they would talk to me about it," Tulowitzki added. "So, to get pulled out of the game in the ninth inning and be told I was traded, I was shocked."

Walt Weiss, who also was caught off guard by the move, delivered the news to Tulowitzki, and the two spent an hour together in the manager's office after the game.

"I knew their GM [Alex Anthopoulos] had kept tabs on me for a long time, so it feels good to know they wanted me this much," Tulowitzki said, according to the Post. "I had heard all the media reports, and I never heard Toronto. You always hear the Mets, or the Cardinals, but to hear I'd been traded to Toronto was surprising."


Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Philles Want 'Best' Offers For Hamels By Wednesday

Jul 28, 2015 12:31 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies are telling interested teams that they want "best" offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday, according to sources.

Philadelphia has been connected to a long list of teams -- the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox 'Unlikely' To Get Cole Hamels

Jul 29, 2015 9:57 AM

The Boston Red Sox are unlikely to complete a trade for Cole Hamels this week.

The Red Sox have long been linked to the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, but his no-trade clause has been a consistent road block.

Hamels can be traded to two American League teams -- the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers -- without his consent.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Reds Examining Offers For Aroldis Chapman

Jul 29, 2015 7:11 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are currently examining trade offers for Aroldis Chapman.

It remains to be seen if the Reds are committed to trading the closer in the manner they were with Johnny Cueto, who was dealt on Sunday.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Athletics To Hold Onto Jesse Chavez?

Jul 29, 2015 7:09 AM

The Oakland Athletics have begun selling off parts, but may hold onto Jesse Chavez this week.

Chavez, who turns 32 next month, has a 3.45 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 109.2 innings (17 starts) this season. He will be eligible for arbitration for the final time this winter.

"I get the impression the Athletics will not trade Jesse Chavez at deadline. Valuable guy, only making $2.15M this season," writes Jerry Crasnick.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Not Looking For Rentals, Talking Pitchers With Padres

Jul 29, 2015 7:05 AM

The Texas Rangers aren't looking to acquire rental players this week as they eye additions that could help beyond 2015.

Texas is discussing Cole Hamels with the Philadelphia Phillies, as well as Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner with the San Diego Padres.

T.R. Sullivan/

Tags: Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez

Jul 29, 2015 7:01 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have "mild" interest in trading for Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies, according to a source.

At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

It was reported on Tuesday that Colorado is more likely to trade Gonzalez this offseason than this week.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Drew Storen Seemingly Unhappy With Papelbon Trade

Jul 29, 2015 6:52 AM

The Washington Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon on Tuesday, something that didn't seem to sit well with incumbent closer Drew Storen.

"All I'm going to say is, I'm aware of the move and I've talked to Mike about it. I've talked to my agent about it," Storen said. "We've had some ongoing discussions. Until those have progressed, I'm just going to leave it at that. No comment for now. But as the situation goes, I'll keep you guys posted."

This will mark the third time that Storen has lost his job as closer since 2011.

Storen has a 1.73 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 36.1 innings (29 saves) this season.

Bill Ladson/MLB

Tags: Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

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Indians Acquire David Murphy, David DeJesus

Jul 28, 2015 8:32 PM

The Los Angeles Angels acquired a pair of outfielders in David Murphy and David DeJesus on Tuesday afternoon.

Los Angeles acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-hander Eduar Lopez just minutes after it was reported that the Cleveland Indians sent Murphy to the Angels for infielder Eric Stamets.

The Angels have now acquired three outfielders, including Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox on Monday, this week.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Discussing Aroldis Chapman With Reds

Jul 28, 2015 8:28 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a trade for Aroldis Chapman with the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm going to go down that path and see where it takes us," Dave Stewart told

Cincinnati has reportedly placed a huge asking price on the closer.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Nationals Acquire Papelbon From Phillies
Under the terms of the agreement, Jonathan Papelbon will close for the Nationals and be signed through 2016.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels
The Dodgers want to exhaust all possibilities in talks with the Phillies before they move onto a secondary target like Yovani Gallardo.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Source: Rockies Expected To Trade Carlos Gonzalez During Offseason
Colorado is believed to be more willing to part with the outfielder now that they've moved Troy Tulowitzki.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Brewers Placing High Price On Carlos Gomez
The Brewers seem unlikely to trade Carlos Gomez this week.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Royals Acquire Zobrist From A's
The Royals have acquired Ben Zobrist from the Athletics, according to a source.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

A's 'Deep' In Talks On Ben Zobrist Trade
Ben Zobrist, who is expected to be dealt before Friday's non-waiver deadline, could be moved very soon.

Jane Lee/MLB

Marlins Confident They'll Trade Mat Latos
The market for Mat Latos is "coming into focus," according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Source: Phillies Will Trade Jonathan Papelbon
The Phillies will grant Jonathan Papelbon's wish and trade the reliever this week, according to a source.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies
St. Louis could have played Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Rockies Prepared To Trade Carlos Gonzalez
The Rockies plan to shop Carlos Gonzalez after trading Troy Tulowitzki.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Sources: Nationals Making Progress On Deal For Papelbon
Jonathan Papelbon, who has been vocal about wanting a trade from the Phillies, has said that he will only approve a trade if he can close for his new team.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rangers Appear To Be Front-Runners For Hamels
The Rangers are believed to be the front-runners to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies, according to the perception of those in the industry.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason
While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mets Have No Interest In Bringing Jose Reyes Back
Jose Reyes was traded to the Rockies as part of the package for Troy Tulowitzki late Monday night and reports indicate that the shortstop could be on the move again.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option
The Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Teams Believe James Shields Would Go Unclaimed On Waivers
The Padres aren't finding it easy to trade James Shields, who they signed this past offseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sources: Giants Making Push For Cole Hamels
The Phillies aren't sure whether the Giants have enough to offer for the left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Open To Moving Puig For Right Price
The Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig could be had "in the right deal," according to a report.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Phillies, Rangers Discuss Prospects That Could Make Up Hamels Deal
Not all the names would be included in a potential trade, but catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-handers Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jose Ortiz and outfielders Nick Williams and Lewis Brinson have all come up in t

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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