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PTBNL or CASH in Exchange for Fuentes.

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Per Star Tribune: "After being awarded the claim, the Twins worked out a deal with the Angels on Friday in which they will send a player to be named later or cash in exchange for Fuentes. The "or cash" part suggests that the player will be neither a big name nor a prospect with any sort of status."

Morosi: Wouldn't be surprised to see Napoli traded

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I wouldn't be thrilled to see Napoli go, but it's becoming pretty obvious Scioscia doesn't trust him as a catcher, and depending on what happens with Abreu, he may not have a spot on the team. Hopefully if it happens, we get something good for him and Conger is brought up.

Angels Prospects Putting Bat on Ball

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Trumbo goes 3-4 and reaches .300, Conger goes 3-5 and is sitting at .291 and new call up, constantly underestimated Alexi Amarista goes 4-5, is batting .500 in AAA and .305 on the year. Also, way down on the farm, Randal Grichuk goes 2-4 and reaches the .280 mark on the season. This is fantastic, as before his rehab stint he was hovering around the Mathis line, and in his last 10 games he's batting well over .400, which suggests a repeat of Cedar Rapids will not be necessary. Good job Randal.

Fuentes traded to the Twins

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For a PTBNL according to Victor Rojas

Fleet Pete Opens Up for Baseball Prospectus

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And lucky for us, the majority of the article is in the free section.

Strasburg racing to become like his idol, Mark Prior

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The wonder kid, Steven Strasburg, is getting closer and closer to his goal : becoming the highest paid draftee who's career quickly gets derailed due to injury. Growing up Steve watched and fawned over his childhood idol, Mark Prior. Strassy would spend hours in front of the TV practicing how to get injured effortlessly on routine plays by the mound, throwing out his shoulder on the 23rd pitch of a minor league rehab start, and now he has shown his true masterpiece: "Tearing your elbow ligaments at will to get a year off from baseball for some Tommy John Goodness." Pulling off this amazing move, in game no less, is just another tribute to his master, Prior-san. "The ease this guy can blowout his elbow with is quite amazing. I mean, seriously, I could never just blow out my elbow like that. I always had to bust my back, or knee, or face or whatever to collect that sweet paycheck while doing nothing. Steve is quickly becoming the master of Shaqular Vacationing." Mark Prior explained to the media, while sitting in a doctors office awating yet another surgery. The Long Beach Triple F affiliate of the LB Dirt Bags, the "Notachancers", expect Prior back in the rotation in 2014, and expect him to stay healthy this time for their annual beer league playoff run. They hope Prior can finally live up to his 200$ and Unlimited Pretzels contract they signed him to so they can get to the promised land: The Minor Minor Minor League World Series and a 500$ gift certificate to Hooters "The thing is, he got all his hype in WAY shorter of time than I did. I mean, I had to almost get the freaking CUBS to the playoffs before I could start blowing out random crap on me. THE CUBS! This guy is truly on another level." Strasburg is quickly maturing as a (DL) professional . Only time will tell if Steven can keep the Nationals fan base hopes alive long enough to completely suck their enthusiasm for the team dry, along with the organization's time, effort, and most importantly money. While Strasburg was once the student, he is quickly becoming the master.

Jordan Walden throws really hard

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Just how hard? Fangraphs did the heavy lifting and sorted the spreadsheet for you. The answer is: pretty hard. They think it could be a good thing, but then again, it might not be. Thanks for the incisive analysis, guys.

The Angels' Lost Identity

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Great little writeup by Jeff Sullivan at SBN on the Angels base running woes and its affect on our season. We're currently at -17.4 runs above average on the bases. The biggest bearing on this originating with our horrible base stealing; I'm looking at you Torii.

Stay classy, Texas

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