July 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

Sources: Teixeira Dealt To Angels
Sources say Mark Teixeira is headed to the Los Angeles Angels for Casey Kotchman and minor league pitcher Steven Marek.

ESPN

Dodgers In Trade Talks For Manny
The Dodgers are one of a few teams showing interest in Manny Ramirez and are currently in discussions with the Red Sox.

SI.com

Phillies Say They Will Pass On Ram?rez
General Manager Pat Gillick nixed the idea of trading for Manny Ramirez on Monday.

New York Times

Scout: Samardzija Has 'Gossage Fastball'
Cubs' rookie Jeff Samardzija has been highly impressive in his first two appearances.

FoxSports

Brewers And Marlins Interested In Laird
The Marlins are the most aggressive suitor for Rangers' catcher Gerald Laird.

FoxSports

Astros Not Shopping Tejada
A report that the Astros were shopping Miguel Tejada to the Red Sox was strongly refuted.

FoxSports

Mets And Sox Discuss Manny
Officials from both the Mets and Red Sox say there have been discussions about Manny Ramirez and interest in pursuing a deal for him if Boston decides to make him available.

Star-Ledger

Arizona The Frontrunner For Teixeira
Almost immediately after the Braves decided to trade Mark Teixeira on Monday, the Diamondbacks emerged as the apparent front-runner to acquire first baseman.

FoxSports

Maddux Finally Earns Win No. 351
Padres veteran Greg Maddux earned his 351st career victory on Monday night against the Diamondbacks.

AP

Braves Fear Hudson Done For Season
Tim Hudson appears he will miss the rest of the Braves' season after an MRI showed ligament damage in his pitching elbow.

AP

Halladay And Sabathia Surge In RealGM's Player Rankings
Lance Berkman continues to hold the lead, but Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia have surged into the top-five.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Ricciardi: Burnett Not Going Anywhere
Asked whether the Blue Jays would deal A.J. Burnett before Thursday's trade deadline, general manager J.P. Ricciardi was emphatic.

ESPN

Posada To Have Season-Ending Surgery
Jorge Posada will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, ending his attempt to return to the New York Yankees' lineup for the team's playoff push.

ESPN

Braves Place Chipper, Hudson On DL
The Atlanta Braves on Monday placed both Chipper Jones and Tim Hudson on the 15-day disabled list.

AP

Texas To Deal Laird Or Saltalamacchia?
The Rangers continue to field calls for catchers Gerald Laird and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

FoxSports

Padres Trying To Unload Giles Onto The Mets?
Brian Giles' name has been connected to the Mets although a Mets' person said that must be the Padres' hope because he's not currently on their radar.

SI.com

D-Backs Won't Trade Jackson For Teixeira?
The D-Backs are a potential player for Mark Teixeira.

SI.com

Boston Unlikely To Deal Manny?
Red Sox people don't seem very hopeful they'll be able to trade Manny Ramirez.

SI.com

Rockies Go From Sellers To Buyers?
Rockies General Manager Dan O'Dowd characterized a trade for either star outfielder Matt Holliday or closer Brian Fuentes as "highly unlikely."

SI.com

Phillies Option Eaton To Minors
The Phillies announced on Monday that RHP Adam Eaton has accepted an optional assignment to the minors.

yahoo.com

A's Ziegler Breaks 101-Year-Old Record
A's reliever Brad Ziegler recorded six outs on Sunday to set an MLB record with 27 scoreless innings to begin his career.

AP

Manny Says He Won't Object To Trade
Manny Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com on Sunday he is willing to help the Red Sox if the team decides they are better off without him.

ESPNdeportes.com

Samardzija To Remain With Cubs All Season?
Jeff Samardzija was impressive in his big league debut with the Cubs, and he could remain with the club for the remainder of the season.

Chicago Tribune

Yankees May Force Mariners To Take Igawa For Washburn
According to several sources, the Steinbrenner family has given GM Brian Cashman the financial go-ahead to acquire lefty Jarrod Washburn from the Mariners.

New York Post

Mariners Official: Bedard Just Didn't Fit Here
Erik Bedard, who has been sidelined since July 4 because of tightness in his pitching shoulder, "Is a guy who just didn't fit here," according to the Mariners' official.

Boston Globe

Twins Wanted Beltre, Now After Blalock
The Twins wanted Adrian Beltre but couldn't work it out and are now after Hank Blalock of the Texas Rangers.

Boston Globe

Boston Still Interested In Fuentes, Mahay And Street
The Red Sox are still in on Colorado's Brian Fuentes, Kansas City's Ron Mahay, and Oakland's Huston Street.

Boston Globe

Burnett Wants To Go To St. Louis?
The Cardinals, despite the fact they will soon get back Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, have the best shot because A.J. Burnett.

Boston Globe

Philly The Likeliest Place For Manny?
The Red Sox plan to investigate potential deals for Manny Ramirez between now and the July 31 trade deadline, sources said Saturday night.

New York Post

Mets Won't Trade For Manny?
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein told Tim McCarver on FOX's broadcast of the Yankees-Red Sox game that he would try to trade Manny Ramirez if he would waive his no-trade clause.

SI.com