I want you guys to know that it is really difficult to find links on the day after a deadline when nothing went down. So many stories about things the we now know did and will not happen... This is the gold that has been sifted out of the stream, or however, that works.
"With 20 consecutive scoreless innings, Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle is increasing his value at the MLB Trade Deadline." Edit: For the off-season. Also you could probably get Buehrle through waivers in August...
Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey haunted by homers at home | National Post
"R.A. Dickey was relieved to get away from the Rogers Centre for a while. For him, home is where the homers are"
Bluefield Game 1: Jairo Labourt Shines - Jays Prospects"19-year-old left-hander Jairo Labourt was dealing on Sunday afternoon, tossing six scoreless innings with six swinging strikeouts."
Davidi: Off-season a better time to make changes - Sportsnet.ca
"Alex Anthopoulos decided not to make any drastic moves on Wednesday, preferring instead to tweak the roster and revisit trade talks in the off-season."
AL EAST LINKS
Orioles Acquire Bud Norris and his Platoon Problems | FanGraphs Baseball
Dave Cameron doesn't seem to think Norris helps the Orioles much.
A-Rod to play simulated game on Thursday - CBSSports.com
"Rehabbing Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will play in a simulated game on Thursday, according to plan."
This one hurts because I'm actually kind of cheering for the Rays at this point...
"Yankees injury updates on A-Rod, Granderson, Cervelli, and Youkilis straight from Brian Cashman's mouth"
"In their last 19 games, Rays starters have seven complete games. No other team has that many the entire season."
THE REST OF THE BASEBALL UNIVERSE LINKS
Royals Acquire Decent Platoon Outfielder, Pay Real Price | FanGraphs Baseball
It's always fun to criticize Dayton Moore.
Diamondbacks Swap Ian Kennedy Dollar for Bullpen Quarters | FanGraphs Baseball
I'm not sure I would have been so against taking a run at Kennedy if I knew the price was this low. He had 21 wins that one time, right guys?
"As expected, Yadier Molina has hit the disabled list with a knee injury, just hours before the trade deadline."
"That is, the hope of the 2008 trade deadline."
A gem from Posnanski
NON-BASEBALL LINK OF THE DAY
BBC News - Artificial human ear grown in lab
"Plastic surgeons in the US say they have moved a step closer to being able to grow a complete human ear from a patient's cells." Ewwww. Grossss.