Morning Buzz – 7/26

Recap

Making his third start since returning from injury, Madison Bumgarner picked up his first win of the season last night with 1 earned run over 5 innings pitched. Kansas City stayed hot with their 7th win in a row with a 3-1 win over Detroit. Cleveland walked off against the Angels and continues to play great baseball. Willson Contreras continues his dominance and Cubs got back on the winning track with a 7-2 win over the White Sox. Keep an eye on Seattle in the AL Wild Card race as they get to the .500 mark with a 3-2 victory over Boston.

Trade Rumors

The buzz continues to surge around the Cubs adding a backup catcher. Will they go all out and trade for another starting pitcher? Keep an eye on Justin Verlander. Either Detroit will have to eat some of his salary, or be willing to take a lesser offer in order for a move to happen. It would be shocking to see them get the return they are looking for, while getting both prized prospects and shedding most if not all of his salary.

As BVC mentions here, it’s time for the Tigers to sell. Look for Detroit to make some major moves in the final week of the deadline.

The Dodgers continue to be linked to Baltimore’s Zach Britton and other relievers around the league. With Kershaw injured, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Dodgers make a move for a back end starter to eat some innings for them.

On to the slate:

12:10 pm- Baltimore (Jimenez) +129 @ Tampa Bay (Cobb) -140, Public Bets: 80% on TB
1:05 pm- Cincinnati (Bailey) +213 @ New York AL (Severino) -233, Public Bets: 84% on NYY

3:40 pm- Boston (Sale) -188 @ Seattle (Moore) +173, Public Bets: 85% on BOS

3:40 pm- Atlanta (Blair) +164 @ Arizona (Corbin) -176, Public Bets: 82% on ARI

3:45 pm- Pittsburgh (Williams) +135 @ San Fransisco (Samardzija) -146, Public Bets: 63% on PIT

7:05 pm- Milwaukee (Nelson) +116 @ Washington (Gonzalez) -126, Public Bets: 78% on WAS

7:05 pm- Houston (Fiers) -117 @ Philadelphia (Nola) +108, Public Bets: 85% on HOU

7:07 pm- Oakland (Blackburn) +148 @ Toronto (Estrada) -161, Public Bets: 62% on TOR

7:10 pm- Los Angeles AL (Nolasco) +198 @ Cleveland (Corrasco) -217, Public Bets: 53% on CLE

7:10 pm- Kansas City (Kennedy) +112 @ Detroit (Sanchez) -121, Public Bets: 53% on Detroit

8:05 pm- Miami (Urena) +188 @ Texas (Darvish) -205, Public Bets: 70% on TEX

8:10 pm- Chicago NL (Arrieta) -216 @ Chicago AL (Shields) +198, Public Bets 79% on CHC

8:15 pm- Colorado (Hoffman) +147 @ St. Louis (Martinez) -160, Public Bets: 63% on STL

10:10 pm- New York NL (Matz) -108 @ San Diego (Chacin) -100, Public Bets: 50% on SD

10:10 pm- Minnesota (Santana) +160 @ Los Angeles NL (Stewart) -174, Public Bets 55% on MIN

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