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Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago... More »

In the End, Manny Had to Go

Mercurial slugger's departure was inevitable

(Newser) - The Manny Ramirez balance sheet didn't add up, and the Red Sox finally had to deal the headline-grabbing outfielder for the good of the team, writes Dan Shaughnessy in the Boston Globe. "On paper, the Sox are not as strong as they were," he acknowledges. But "this... More »

Manny Brings Special Bat, Special Headache to LA

Dodgers get one loopy guy, but hey, they got him for nothing

(Newser) - Look out, LA—Manny Ramirez is coming. The ex-Red Sox outfielder brings "510 career home runs inside 510 pounds of baggage,” writes Bill Plaschke of the LA Times. And "the only thing that flops around more than his trademark dreadlocks are his moods." But the deal... More »

Angels Land Slugger Teixeira

American League's best send infielder Kotchman, minor leaguer to Atlanta

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Atlanta Braves today, a trade that further bolsters the team with the best record in the major leagues. The Angels—who entered tonight's games with a whopping 11½-game lead in the American League West and are clearly... More »

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