MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

Orioles trade Trey Mancini to Houston Astros

>> THIS IS A WBAL EDITORIAL. >> THE HEART OF A CHAMPN.IO YOU HAVE HEARD THE EXPRESSION. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? YOU CAN LOOK AT TREY MANCINI. THIS WK,EE HE PUT ON A DAZZLING DISPLAY AT THIS YEAR’S HOME RUN DERBY, SLUGGING HIS WAY TO THE FINALS. DURING THE ALL-STAR BREAK, HE MADE THE CITY … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: What Astros want for one of their starters; why Padres could be shopping for a pitcher

If the Astros fulfill their quest to trade one of their starting pitchers, they will not be getting prospects in return. No, the Astros would justify the move to its clubhouse by acquiring major-league help, according to sources with knowledge of the team’s thinking. Ideally, that player would be a catcher or center fielder under … Read more

Brian Cashman must use expertise to provide Yankees answer to Astros

Over the first three and a half months of a season, baseball teams will absolutely show their general managers whether or not they are worthy of trade-deadline support for October. Even though the 2021 Yankees all but shouted from a mountaintop that they did not deserve that support, Brian Cashman tried to bail them out … Read more

Sweep gives Astros season series vs. Yankees, but Aaron Boone says ‘it’s not going to matter unless’ it’s October

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros opened the second half of the season by sweeping the New York Yankees in a doubleheader Thursday to inch closer in the standings to the team with baseball’s best record. Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman both homered and combined for five RBI as the Astros completed the sweep with a … Read more

O’s take Holliday No. 1 overall; Results and analysis for every first-round pick

BRYAN TERRY / THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY NETWORK It’s 2022 MLB draft day in Los Angeles and the Baltimore Orioles have made their selection. With the No. 1 overall pick, the Orioles took Jackson Holliday, top prospect and son of former major leaguer Matt Holliday. The Arizona Diamondbacks followed up with another son for … Read more

Yankees fans must stop blaming Jose Altuve for Astros’ cheating

Reggie Jackson shared an elevator the other day with Yankees fans, one of whom was telling his buddies how much he despised Jose Altuve. “I hate that little sawed off SOB,” the gentleman proudly told his chums. And that’s where Mr. October, now an Astros executive, entered the convo. “He’s my favorite player,” Jackson told … Read more