Angels-Diamondbacks trade: Mark Trumbo brings power to Arizona, but not much else

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Three-way trades are supposed to be exciting business, because to be motivated to make one hap夜网论坛pen, two general managers have to become convinced that they do not have what it takes to make a swap work out evenly, so a third team must be lassoed to complete the transaction.Supposed to be. This winter, we are learning that someone's got a case of the sposdas. — SN ranks the 20 best managers of all time Tuesday's blockbugger deal sends Mark Trumbo and two players to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks, left-handed pitchers Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago to the Los Angeles Angels, and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox.This is the second time in the week that Arizona general manager Kevin Towers has pulled off a ménage à blah on the trade market. Last Tuesday, the Diamondbacks got right-hander Justin Choate in a deal that saw the Tampa Bay Rays get closer Heath Bell and catcher Ryan Hanigan, with left-hander David Holmberg going to the Cincinnati Reds.There are useful players in these deals, but it's not exactly like four years ago, when the Diamondbacks were part of a three-team deal with the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees in which Phil Coke, Curtis Granderson, Austin Jackson, Edwin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth all had to file change-of-address forms.This time around, the big name is Trumbo, a 27-year-old slugger who will have to move to left field because the Diamondbacks have MVP finalist[......]

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    Alex Rodriguez storms out of hearing, says Selig 'hates my guts'

  • Alex Rodriguez has reached the rarified air of such legendary figures as Mike Tyson and Toronto mayor Rob Ford. There is no longer anything he can do that registers as a surprise, including storming out of his own hearing to appeal a 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball, which he did on Wednesday.A-Rod having his suspension upheld, then showing up to Yankees spring training in full uniform, living in a rented Winnebago and blasting The Standells’ “Dirty Water” until he is hauled away by police? Sure, why not? A-Rod on Francesa denies any wrongdoing. pic.twitter.com/05y5vpOJU8— Sporting News (@SN_Baseball) November 20, 2013PHOTO GALLERY: players suspended for PED useA-Rod announcing plans to start his own baseball enterprise, the No Buds League, in which Bud Norris is allowed, but Bud Selig is not, because one Bud is fine, but, sorry, no Buds? Sure, why not? A-Rod wrestling an alligator? Sure, why not?Almost everything revolving around Rodriguez has been a sideshow for years, with co-stars ranging from Madonna to A-Rod’s own reflection in a mirror to a painting of A-Rod as a centaur. The ringmaster just had enough with this iteration of The Great A-Rod and Friends, so he pulled the plug.A-Rod later went on WFAN radio in New York and flatly denied everything from using performance-enhancing drugs to putting his phone number on a baseball and giving it to a female fan. The Yankee third baseman told host Mike Francesa he left the hearing because arbitrator[......]

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    Troy Tulowitzki gets career hit No. 1,000

  • DENVER — Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki singled up the middle in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 11-10 win against the New York Mets for his 1,000th career hit.In front of his home crowd, Troy Tulowitzki ropes career hit No. 1,000 up the middle: http://t.co/1MWklm3RWc pic.twitter.com/BXPG0BUF5k— Milestones (@Mileston夜网论坛es) May 4, 2014Tulowitzki, who is in his ninth year in the big leagues, became the fifth Rockies player with 1,000 hits and the 78th active player to reach that milestone. The milestone hit came off reliever Daisuke Matsuzaka. The feat was announced over the public address system and the crowd at Coors Field responded with a standing ovation for Tulowitzki.He acknowledged the tribute as he stood on first base, tipping his batting helmet to the crowd. Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Kyle Farnsworth, and the Rockies, down by six runs early, rallied again to beat the Mets in a wild affair. Tulowitzki singled off Farnsworth (0-2) to start the bottom of the ninth. He advanced to second on a deep flyout by Arenado, and Culberson followed with a drive that cleared the center field wall.[......]

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