August 2008 - Baseball Wiretap

Rollins Again Takes Exception To Mets' Celebrations
Phillies' shortstop Jimmy Rollins has again taken exception to some of the post-home run celebrations by the Mets.

Newsday

Pavano Placed On Waivers By New York
After just one start the Yankees have reportedly placed starter Carl Pavano on waivers within the last 24 hours.

New York Post

Pedroia: 'We're Not Writing Yankees Off Yet'
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam on Wednesday night to help Boston defeat New York 11-3, giving the Sox a seven-game lead over the Yankees for the AL Wild Card, but he's not wri

ESPN

Yankees Won't Call Hughes Up?
The Yankees will expand their roster on Sept. 1, but that doesn't mean Phil Hughes will be back in pinstripes.

New York Times

Pirates Thinking About Moving McLouth From Center
Nate McLouth has been one of the best defensive centerfielders in all of baseball this season, but the Pirates are reportedly thinking about moving him to make room for one of their top prospects.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dodgers In The Mix For Fuentes?
The Dodgers could decide to add Brian Fuentes to their bullpen despite the success of closer Jonathan Broxton.

Los Angeles Times

Moyer Wants To Pitch Again In 2009
Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer wants to continue pitching into next season and will be a free agent this winter.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Beckett Will Start For Sox On Friday
Red Sox starter Josh Beckett is expected to start for the team on Friday against the White Sox after being scratched from numerous starts.

Boston Herald

Red Sox Complete Trade For Kotsay
The Red Sox acquired OF Mark Kotsay on Wednesday from the Braves, only one day after placing J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL.

AP

Pirates Release Scathing Statement On Alvarez Situation
The Pirates were forced to request that Pedro Alvarez be placed on the Restricted List because we were informed by Scott Boras that Pedro will not sign the contract to which he agreed.

Press Release

Lee Wins 19th As Tribe Win Ninth Straight
Cliff Lee won his nineteenth game of the season on Tuesday night as the Indians won their ninth-consecutive contest.

MLB.com

Chamberlain May Return Soon
Joba Chamberlain inched closer to his return to the mound earlier this week as his bullpen session on Monday was deemed a success.

Hartford Courant

Glavine Unsure About Pitching Next Season
Tom Glavine is feeling a little sore after having season-ending elbow surgery and he's unsure about whether he'll pitch next season.

ESPN

Yankees Playoff Hopes Quickly Fading
The playoff hopes of the Yankees are quickly fading after they lost their series opener against the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

ESPN

Rockies Stay Hot, Pull Within 6 Of D'Backs
The Rockies defeated the Giants on Tuesday night to pull within six games of the first-place D'Backs.

AP

Sources: Kotsay May Be Headed To Boston
ESPN is reporting that the Red Sox are talking to Mark Kotsay about his limited no-trade clause, in an attempt to acquire the outfielder from the Braves.

espn.com

Yastrzemski Leaves Hospital Week After Surgery
Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski was released from a hospital Tuesday, just one week after having triple bypass surgery.

ESPN

Sources: Rockies Put Fuentes, Taveras On Waivers
The Rockies have placed reliever Brian Fuentes and outfielder Willy Taveras on waivers, and they expected to shop them this week.

ESPN

Longoria To Hit, Throw This Week
Rays' third baseman Evan Longoria will resume hitting this week as he continues a rehab program for a broken bone in his right wrist.

ESPN

Sources: Red Sox And Phillies Want Kotsay
Mark Kotsay, who has cleared waivers, is the subject of trade interest from both the Red Sox and Phillies, according to major-league sources.

FoxSports

Sizemore Climbs Into RealGM's Top-10 Player Rankings
Grady Sizemore has leapfrogged several of his fellow AL hitters to enter the top-10 of our list.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

MLB Approves Replay For Series That Start Thursday
Major League Baseball has approved the use of instant replay and will allow umpires to check video on home run calls in series that start Thursday.

ESPN

Cal Ripken Jr. Buying Rays' Minor League Team
Cal Ripken Jr. is buying a minor league baseball team in Florida, the Class A Vero Beach Rays of the Florida State League.

Baltimore Business Journal

Report: Tulowitzki Won't Be Heathly Until 2009
Rockies' shortstop Troy Tulowitzki reportedly won't be back to 100% until next season.

Rocky Mountain News

Will Ricciardi Last Through 2010?
Blue Jays' GMJ.P. Ricciardi is under contract through 2010, but he doesn't appear to be a lock to make it that far.

Toronto Star

Marquis Keeps His Spot In Cubs' Rotation
The Cubs' pitching schedule will remain intact for the immediate future as Jason Marquis won't be skipped over in his next two starts.

Chicago Tribune

Melvin Opts To Stick With Lyon As Closer
Diamondbacks' Manager Bob Melvin has decided to stick with Brandon Lyon as the team's closer.

Arizona Republic

Obama Prefers White Sox, Knocks Culture Of Wrigley
Chicago native Barack Obama says he will root for the White Sox if they were to meet the Cubs in the World Series.

Journal Sentinel

Cantu Expecting To Cash In On Comeback Season
Jorge Cantu has had a great comeback season, and though he hasn't discussed a contract for 2009, he will surely enjoy a pay raise.

Miami Herald

Padres Hoping To Draft SDSU Pitcher Strasburg?
The Padres would love to add Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State to their pitching staff via a top pick in the 2009 draft.

San Diego Union-Tribune