What would you like to see on Sunday?

Chicago (NL) sends Aramis Ramirez (3B) to Milwaukee for Kyle Heckathorn (SP), Caleb Gindl (OF), & Cody Scarpetta (SP) (or whichever minor-leaguers the Cubs ask for)

Ramirez finally agreed to consider a trade and the likelihood of him accepting one is probably higher if he can stay close to home.  Milwaukee is just up the road.  The Brewers would have to give up several of the best prospects in their already depleted system, but could probably avoid dealing Prince Fielder‘s replacement (Mat Gamel) or anybody on the major-league roster.  Milwaukee is the epitome of a “win-now or else” team.  If Doug Melvin doesn’t make the postseason he likely won’t be around to regret selling the farm.  The Cubs desperately need to start the rebuilding process.  All three of these prospects are probably future major-leaguers in some capacity, so it’s a pretty good haul for a rental player with recent D.L. stints on his resume.

Baltimore sends Derrek Lee (1B) to Pittsburgh for PTBNL

MLBTR reports that the Orioles are primarily looking to unload Lee’s salary (and make room in the lineup for the newly-acquired Chris Davis).  …

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Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland

Well, I sure misread this one. It’s being reported all over the place, but Yankee fans heard this announced a few minutes ago on the YES broadcast. Ubaldo Jimenez has been pulled from tonight’s start, as have Cleveland Indians prospects Drew Pomeranz and Alex White from their respective clubs. The complete deal is Read more

Yanks pound O's in Game 1 of doubleheader

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Now that’s more like it.

The Yankees roughed Chris Tillman up once again, getting the Oriole righty for 7 runs (five earned) in 4.1 innings and...

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Yankees, Rockies getting closer to a deal?

Ubaldo: A clear upgrade for the Yankees, probably the best target they could acquire before the deadline. He bumps Phil Hughes from the rotation now, and bumps A.J. Burnett out of the playoff rotation. The best insurance policy you could take out on Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia in the short run, and would likely make the Yankees the betting favorite to win the American League this year.

There’s also 2012 to consider. Right now, the Yankees’ 2012 rotation would be C.C. Sabathia, Burnett, Hughes, Nova, and someone else. They could make an attempt to bring back Colon or Garcia, but the most likely scenario is that they would go after C.J. Wilson on the free agent market, which would probably cost them somewhere in the $90-100 million range. So while trading for Ubaldo may require a high cost, not trading for him will as well. It’s just a matter of what method of payment you use.

Montero: Still an elite hitting prospect who’s also ready for the big leagues offensively.…

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Yanks lose to Orioles for first time all season

Felix Hernandez throws a pitch during a game against the Yankees on Friday, July 29, 2011 (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

I missed most of tonight’s 4-2 loss, not tuning in until the bottom of the sixth, at which point...

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