A person with knowledge of the Deal says the Oakland Athletics have dealt left-hander Brett Anderson to the Colorado Rockies for lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league pitcher Chris Jensen.
There’s a baleful buzz around Big Ben and my beloved black & gold these days. Reports say that the mountainous QB is now a mutinous QB, demanding he be traded at the end of this season.
A University of Minnesota sophomore is living on an extreme budget, and chronicling it online.
The outfield trading market, once bordering on woeful, looks a bit better with Hunter Penceavailable and hitting well. Giancarlo Stanton, Michael Cuddyer and Jose Bautista remain all but certain to stay put, but Pence is a big add to a fairly thin group.
Cornerback Eric Wright has failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers and will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say specifically what portion of the physical Wright failed.
Multiple reports link the Oakland Raiders and GM Reggie McKenzie to trade-down possibilities. It’s no surprise they’re speeding down that avenue. McKenzie’s rebuilding effort will occur on a steep incline with no second-round pick as payment for now-former QB Carson Palmer.
The Oakland Athletics have bought outfielder Casper Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland’s seventh-round selection.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray on Tuesday for a pair of second-round picks.
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired third baseman Stephen Parker from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Darren Byrd on Wednesday.