- In a move that may explain to you why the Diamondbacks aren't good, Arizona traded Brandon McCarthy to the Yankees for LGFT Vidal Nuno. Now, presumably the D'Backs wanted salary relief, but Vidal Nuno is a AAAA guy. I would have waited a little longer to deal McCarthy, perhaps after a couple good outings. This could be a bad fit for McCarthy though.
- If you missed it, the 2014 ASG rosters were announced, and only Michael Brantley is in for the Indians so far. Matt Wieters, who played less than half of the first half, got more votes than Yan Gomes. Corey Kluber did not make the team either, but is a final vote candidate. VOTE FOR KLUBOT HERE (and the Indians and Rockies have partnered up, so vote for Justin Morneau too) Cody Allen chimes in: "Go over there and ask Kansas City right now if they think he deserves to be in the [All-Star] game. They're going to say yes."
- Here is Anthony Castrovince's All-Snubbed Team. No Indians.
- The Royals signed LHP Scott Downs and optioned RHP Casey Coleman to AAA.
Yankees designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment. His -1.5 Wins Above Replacement ranked tied for 3rd-worst among position players in 2014— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 6, 2014
- There has never been a player on waivers that didn't excite the Blue Jays:
#BlueJays claim Nolan Reimold off waivers from #Orioles, via @saintseamus and @masnRoch.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 6, 2014
- And this is brilliant:
Cody Allen just taped over Tyler Holt's new locker header. Used to read "62 HOLT." Now reads: "62 T-HUSH."— August Fagerstrom (@AugustF_ABJ) July 6, 2014