July 22 2011
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That stuff I said in my last Beltran post? About the Mets wanting prospects, not money, for Carlos Beltran? Yeah, thats causing a bit of a problem for the Giants it seems. The New York Daily News reports:
"According to a person with knowledge of the Giants thinking, San Franciscos current position is that it is willing to assume most or all of the 6 million owed to Beltran for the remainder of the season, but does not want to part with a high-end prospect in exchange for a half-season rental. The Mets, as we know, are holding out for talent, and are willing to pay the salary."
After all that stuff that was buzzing around at the All-Star break, I sort of figured that the Giants would be the front runner, but I guess that falls to Philly now. Or Atlanta, I suppose, though Im struggling to see Frank Wren make a big move like that. This is the same guy, after all, who traded for Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth last summer and thought he had raised hell.
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The Dodgers won an NL-best 50th game on Saturday night.
At the same time, the Giants lost an NL-worst 50th game.
At 50-26, the Dodgers have a .658 winning percentage, while the Giants own a 27-50 record and a .351 winning percentage.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the .307 differential in winning percentage is the largest gap the Dodgers have ever held over the Giants through a minimum of 70 games.
In fact, it's the first time ever that the Dodgers have had a winning percentage differential of at least .300 over the Giants.
The two franchises go all the way back to 1890 when they got their start in New York. That's 127 years of history.
While it's a first for the Dodgers, the Giants have had a .300 winning percent differential over the Dodgers four times in history, but it's been a while. According to Elias, it happened in 1904, 1905, 1908 and 1912.
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A day after hitting his first major league home run from the seventh spot, Franklin Barreto moves up five spots in Sunday's lineup.
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Franklin Barreto (R) 2B
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Josh Phegley (R) C
7. Matt Olson (L) RF
8. Adam Rosales (R) SS
9. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
Sonny Gray -- RHP
Chicago White Sox:
1. Alen Hanson (S) 2B
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) DH
6. Matt Davidson (R) 3B
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Omar Narvaez (L) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF
Derek Holland -- LHP