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DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday night bemoaned how flopping is ruining the “competitive spirit of basketball” following the New Orleans Pelicans’ 123-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets. The source of Cousins’s ire — and it is not the first time he’s railed against flopping — appears to be how Mason Plumlee attempted but failed to draw a foul on him late in the fourth quarter with an especially egre (read more)


With the MLB Winter Meetings at full speed, ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates may be willing to move starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. If this is accurate, it will turn into a good sized bidding war. (read more)

There has been some talk recently that the Toronto Blue Jays might be looking to move former MVP Josh Donaldson before he hits free agency following the 2019 season.While no trade appears to be imminent, this one report suggests that the Jays and St. (read more)

Last weekend was a big weekend for Mike Trout, and not just because his Angels landed Shohei Ohtani. No, it was much bigger than that. (read more)

After moving both Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton over the past week, the Miami Marlins are still looking to clear payroll.Among those likely to be dealt here soon, All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna is apparently drawing the most interest (more on that here). (read more)

The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs in four of the past six seasons, but they have not been able to advance beyond the NLDS. Perhaps if they put together one of the greatest starting rotations in MLB history, the results will be better going forward. (read more)

The Baltimore Orioles are doing what they can to make it seem like they have no interest in trading Manny Machado, but the things the team is saying publicly may not be consistent with what is taking place behind closed doors.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that the Orioles have begun asking teams to make offers for Machado. (read more)

Noah Syndergaard appeared to indicate with a tweet this week that his relationship with Alexandra Cooper is no more.The New York Mets pitcher on Monday evening tweeted out an image in which his relationship status is being updated to “single” along with a message reading, “Baseball is my significant other. (read more)

In what amounts to a salary dump after taking on Giancarlo Stanton’s contract, the New York Yankees have reportedly traded starting third baseman Chase Headley and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the San Diego Padres. New York will save significant cash. (read more)

After missing on Shohei Ohtani, the Rangers are spreading a wide net in search of improvements. The latest word is that they have asked about two of the top potential trade assets on this winter’s market. (read more)

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton this week released details and photographs of their Nov. 4 wedding, which came just days after the Houston Astros won the World Series. (read more)

Phillies interested in Jake Arrieta

12-12-2017 4:28 PM | yardbarker | similar news

The Phillies are considering a pursuit of free agent righty Jake Arrieta, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports (Twitter link). Arrieta is a known quantity to several Phils executives that used to work in the Orioles’ front office, as Arrieta was originally drafted and developed by the Baltimore organization. (read more)

The New York Yankees acquired four-time All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins just one week after hiring Aaron Boone to be their new manager, and the timing of it all made for quite the anecdote.In an appearance Monday on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, Boone shared the story of how he learned about the Stanton trade. (read more)

How much does Justin Turner love playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers? Enough to ask one of the most popular players in franchise history to play a major role in his wedding, apparently.Turner and his now-wife Kourtney got married this month, and they had a familiar face as their officiant. (read more)

Latif Blessing now belongs to LAFC after Tuesday's expansion draft. Los Angeles FC selected Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller first among its five picks in Tuesday's MLS expansion draft. (read more)

Craig Burley uses his own experience to support Christian Pulisic's comments on how to improve American player development. After Christian Pulisic's post for the Players' Tribune, the FC crew debate how to improve U. (read more)

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