Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest
Jul30

Latest Jon Lester Rumors: Pirates and Cardinals Pushing the Hardest

Jon Lester won’t be making his start today, as we learned last night he would be scratched in anticipation for a trade. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the mix, but the cost is going to be high. I wrote about that cost last night, while also looking at some players who could be given up for Lester. Here are the latest rumors on Lester, with updates throughout the day. Buster Olney says that the NL Central teams are just as...

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Pirates in on Ian Kennedy, Who Might Not Be Moved
Jul30

Pirates in on Ian Kennedy, Who Might Not Be Moved

Most of the rumors over the last 24 hours have surrounded Jon Lester. But it doesn’t look like the Pittsburgh Pirates are limiting their pitching search to just the Red Sox lefty. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates are one of the teams in on Padres’ starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. Sources: Teams on #Padres' Kennedy include #Royals, #Pirates, #Marlins – and others. Not certain to be moved. — Ken Rosenthal...

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Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester
Jul30

Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly close to a deal for Jon Lester, according to Pete Abraham in Boston and Brittany Ghiroli in Baltimore. #RedSox in discussions on a deal that would end Jon Lester to the #Orioles sources from both teams say. Would return a pitcher — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 30, 2014 Hearing Orioles are close to a deal with the Red Sox for pitcher Jon Lester. Same as @PeteAbe — Brittany Ghiroli...

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Dodgers Out on Jon Lester, David Price, and Cole Hamels
Jul30

Dodgers Out on Jon Lester, David Price, and Cole Hamels

Peter Gammons reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are not trading their top prospects, and as a result, are out of the running for top pitchers like Jon Lester, David Price, and Cole Hamels. Dodgers have made it clear they're not trading Pederson, Seager or Urias, no longer on Lester, Price or Hamels. Thinking backend SP, bench — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 The St. Louis Cardinals just traded for Justin Masterson,...

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Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson
Jul30

Cardinals Trade For Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded for Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson, according to Peter Gammons. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 Joel Sherman reports that outfielder James Ramsey could be going back to the Indians in the deal. Masterson to #stlcards hearing that James Ramsey is going back to the #Indians — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1)...

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Rockies Plan to Keep LaTroy Hawkins
Jul30

Rockies Plan to Keep LaTroy Hawkins

The Colorado Rockies are planning on keeping closer LaTroy Hawkins, according to Jon Heyman. Earlier this week we heard that the Pirates were interested in the closer, and Heyman says that the Rockies talked with the Pirates and a few other teams about him. Instead of trading him, Colorado will pick up his $2.25 M option for next year. It’s not a move that makes much sense for the Rockies, since it’s a good market to trade...

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