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Tim Lincecum is still a free agent, but two teams have dropped out of the sweepstakes for his services: the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners.
The Tigers have promoted their top prospect, outfielder Steven Moya from Triple-A.
The White Sox added some rotation depth, acquiring Anthony Ranaudo from the Texas Rangers.
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs talked about a worrisome trend for Troy Tulowitzki.
There’s enough of a track record and underlying skills to expect him to still be something like a league average hitter going forward — our depth charts are projecting a 103 wRC+ over the rest of the season — and he can still play shortstop well enough that league average offense makes him a valuable player. This isn’t Tulowitzki’s obituary, and he won’t keep hitting this poorly.
But the fact that Tulo is now swinging through strikes, while being more selective at what he swings at, suggests that he’s probably never again going to be the guy he was in Colorado. He can still help the Blue Jays as a solid hitter playing a premium position, but Troy Tulowitzki as an elite player is probably gone forever.
The Marlins signed Joe Beimel to a minor-league deal.
Here is a roundup of news from around the National League Central.
The latest edition of the Rosterbatorical was released yesterday, and it covered Stephen Strasburg's mega-deal and all the issues that the Angels are having.
Stacey Gotsulias of Beyond the Box Score took a peak at some of the bad stats from different players around the league.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1998, the Braves set an NL record and tie an MLB mark by hitting home runs in their 25th straight game.