7/28/2014 | Gallo, Blair are Pipeline Prospects of the Week
Rangers prospect Joey Gallo had five home runs and six multi-RBI games, and D-backs pitching prospect Aaron Blair fanned 16 and gave up one run in his first two Double-A outings.
7/28/2014 | Class of 2014 basking in glow of big weekend
Induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame usually exceeds expectations for the participants, and the events of this past weekend were no exception.
7/28/2014 | Setbacks challenging, but Buxton persevering
When Byron Buxton is on the field, he's the most dynamic player in the Minor Leagues, the top prospect in all of baseball. He proved that a year ago, surpassing even the highest expectations placed upon the second overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. But this year has brought a new set of challenges for Buxton.
7/28/2014 | Savvy signings put teams in playoff contention
With Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline mere days away, the hunt is on for impact acquisitions. But it's important to remember some of the impact acquisitions that helped put teams in contention and on the "buy" side of the trade equation in the first place.
7/28/2014 | Fredi leaning on bench in stretch without off-days
As the Braves played the 11th of 17 consecutive days out of the All-Star break on Monday, manager Fredi Gonzalez started Jordan Schafer and Phil Gosselin as part of an effort over the next few days to play the reserves and rest the regulars.
7/28/2014 | Rejuvenated Gyorko activated from disabled list
Jedd Gyorko didn't just return to the Padres' clubhouse on Monday with a healed left foot, he did so with a renewed sense of optimism that his offensive struggles in the first two months of the season are behind him.
7/28/2014 | HOF weekend a celebration of special Braves era
On Sunday, Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux were inducted into the Hall of Fame, drawing hordes of Atlanta fans to Cooperstown, along with former players and executives who were part of the '90s Braves.
7/28/2014 | How will Hall's Class of 2015 shape up?
With the Hall of Fame still fresh on everyone's mind, we thought it would be fun -- yes, fun! -- to look ahead to next year's Hall of Fame class. We asked a panel of 40 media members from across the spectrum what their hypothetical 2015 Hall of Fame ballot would look like today, and the results should give you a good sense of what next year's HOF class will look like.
7/28/2014 | Today's MLB starting lineups: July 28
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
7/27/2014 | Sarah's Take: Peavy should give ailing Giants boost
Injuries are a part of baseball, but it seems that the Giants have had more than their share. They should be applauded for how they have handled them. Acquiring Jake Peavy should strengthen the starting rotation. This will make the race in the NL West more interesting.
7/27/2014 | The Week Ahead: Intrigue on deck as Deadline looms
The Week Ahead keeps the excitement going at Billy Hamilton speed, with the non-waiver Trade Deadline set for Thursday and the first day of the fifth month of a six-month season set for Friday.
7/27/2014 | Dodgers pad West lead with sweep of Giants
The Dodgers played so well in their sweep of the Giants this weekend that even Jake Peavy couldn't beat them. Sunday's 4-3 victory meant the club is unbeaten in three games since manager Don Mattingly put Yasiel Puig in center field and flipped Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez in the batting order.
7/27/2014 | Athletics scorch Rangers on hot night in Texas
The A's shook off sweltering 100-degree temps and got most of their work done early Sunday evening in a five-run second inning that fueled their 9-3 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.
7/27/2014 | Quentin heading to DL; Gyorko coming off
Jason Lane will be recalled to start for the Padres in place of Ian Kennedy in Sunday's series finale against the Braves, Brooks Conrad will be sent down, Carlos Quentin will be placed on the DL and Jedd Gyorko will come off the DL.
7/27/2014 | Deadline roundup: Much ado about Tulo?
The fact that injured Troy Tulowitzki attended the Yankees-Blue Jays game in New York on Sunday led to all sorts of Internet speculation. Tulowitzki, who has been reported as saying he wouldn't mind playing for a contender, didn't appear too concerned about the situation and told The Denver Post that it was much ado about nothing.
7/27/2014 | Rangers successfully challenge call vs. A's
The Rangers were able to get a call overturned in the fifth inning of Sunday night's series finale with the Athletics, but it didn't prevent Oakland from scoring an extra run.
7/27/2014 | Change is the name of the game in latest Top 100
It's not even close to Christmas, but nevertheless teams are making their lists and checking them twice. At MLBPipeline.com, we're fine-tuning our lists, as well. Since we last overhauled Prospect Watch in March, much has changed. Various phenoms have improved, regressed, graduated to the big leagues or gotten hurt -- while the 2014 First-Year Player Draft provided some new names with bright futures.
7/27/2014 | Harrison delivers at plate, on bases to spark Bucs
Josh Harrison earned two steals in a slick sixth-inning rundown before coming home to score the go-ahead run. And after the Rockies tied it in the seventh, Harrison stepped up again in the eighth to deliver the go-ahead solo homer in the Pirates' 7-5 victory at Coors Field.
7/27/2014 | Ethier odd man out in Dodgers' outfield
The Dodgers' new starting outfield alignment means a greater reduction in playing time for Andre Ethier than Scott Van Slyke, manager Don Mattingly indicated Sunday.
7/27/2014 | Minor finds form as bats come alive
Backed by a six-run third inning, Mike Minor worked around eight hits and gave up only three runs -- two on solo homers -- as the Braves beat the Padres, 8-3, on Sunday evening at Turner Field.
7/27/2014 | Glavine's stubbornness the hallmark to a HOF career
Tom Glavine was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday for a number of reasons -- 305 victories among them. And it was his practice of playing keep away that enabled him to produce a career that was Cooperstown-worthy.
7/27/2014 | Pagan could start rehab assignment soon
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Angel Pagan's condition has improved and he's close to beginning a rehab assignment.
7/27/2014 | Harrison's double move in rundown stands after review
Josh Harrison snuck in at second on a steal attempt, dodging Josh Rutledge's tag attempt before sliding past the base. With the Rockies shortstop now blocking his path back to the bag, Harrison decided to try his luck taking third and chaos ensued.
7/27/2014 | O's end West Coast trip with extra-innings victory
Baltimore ended a tremendous three-city trip on the West Coast with Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Mariners at Safeco Field, the latest example of a thriving starting staff backed by solid defense and just enough from the bats.
7/27/2014 | Calling Lester a 'keeper,' Big Papi hopes ace stays
David Ortiz knows there are bound to be many trade rumors in the coming days, with the Red Sox in the rare position of perhaps being a seller leading into Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. But he cringes when he hears his longtime teammate Jon Lester mentioned in trade talks.
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