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Thursday BBB Links: Trade Dudline Edition

The Jays won and the trade deadline happened. I use the term "happened" very loosely. Today's links include Dickey's struggles at the Dome, all of the three trades that actually occurred and the latest in artificial ears.

Looks we're mid high five miss here
Looks we're mid high five miss here
Thearon W. Henderson

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.


Bautista's RBI double helps Jays down A's in 10 -

"Jose Bautista hit a go-ahead double in the top of the 10th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Wednesday for a series win."

MLB Trade Deadline 2013: Blue Jays Buehrle Building Value - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

"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 -
"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."


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 -
"Rehabbing Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will play in a simulated game on Thursday, according to plan."

Rays put Matt Moore on DL with elbow soreness | The Strike Zone -

This one hurts because I'm actually kind of cheering for the Rays at this point...

Yankees Injury Updates: Rodriguez, Granderson, Cervelli, Youkilis - Pinstriped Bible

"Yankees injury updates on A-Rod, Granderson, Cervelli, and Youkilis straight from Brian Cashman's mouth"

The Rays Tank: Complete games, so in this year - DRaysBay

"In their last 19 games, Rays starters have seven complete games. No other team has that many the entire season."


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?

Cardinals place Yadier Molina on 15-day disabled list -

"As expected, Yadier Molina has hit the disabled list with a knee injury, just hours before the trade deadline."

The hope of a hopeless MLB trade deadline, five years later - Baseball Nation

"That is, the hope of the 2008 trade deadline."

Joe Blogs: Picking Up Baseballs

A gem from Posnanski


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.