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Rosenthal: Why the Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery, plus Shohei Ohtani talks and wild-card pressure

Rosenthal: Why the Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery, plus Shohei Ohtani talks and wild-card pressure

It’s an old baseball adage: You can never have enough pitching. So how is it that the Yankees traded a quality starting pitcher for an injured center fielder at the trade deadline, perplexing many of their fans and even some in the industry? The answer comes down to this: The Yankees, according to major-league sources, …

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Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans hated the line. Padres officials hated it, too. So consider this a pre-emptive strike to spare @OldTakesExposed from crashing when members of both constituencies rush to submit the question I posed in a Feb. 2021 column after the Pads signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. How the heck are …

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Brewers acquire Trevor Rosenthal amid bullpen shakeup

Brewers acquire Trevor Rosenthal amid bullpen shakeup

And while the clubhouse was still absorbing the stunning departure of their All-Star closer on Tuesday, the Brewers were still remaking their bullpen at the Trade Deadline. Rosenthal, a hard-throwing right-hander with closing experience, has not pitched in the Majors since 2020. He signed with San Francisco for a prorated $4.5 million plus incentives on …

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

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 …

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