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Marlins cause a stink

The Nationals got a surprise when they hit the field at Marlins Park for batting practice and their soundtrack was replaced by fart noises. Really. Is this a case of whoever smelt it dealt it?


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

The details of the Hamels' trade underscores: PHI had far less leverage than expected, and were greatly boxed in by his no-trade provision.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Hard to tell where truth lies, but if that source has ties to Brewers or Gomez & agent, there's serious incentive to minimize any hip issue.

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Not saying it's inaccurate, but it's easy to construct a believable narrative that Mets' finances played role.

Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

It is in best interest of Brewers/Boras for it to be about $ than hips, but there are specific details that make you believe $ was a factor

Terry Collins: I didn't know about trade

Said the Mets manager: "Somebody came to me and said Wilmer's crying. I said, 'Why?' 'Well he got traded.' 'To who? For what?' ... There was nothing I knew about it."


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

As NYM pick up the pieces after the Gomez proposal, focus remains on players who can help them in 2016 as well as 2015, given asking prices.

Kurkjian: Awkward situation all around

Tim Kurkjian to SportsCenter: "As awkward and bizarre as this was, you cannot fault the Mets for this. ... What do you do with Wilmer Flores? You had him traded last night, now he's still on your team. ... It's really, really tricky."


Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Exec whose team has been talking to the #Padres: “It wouldn’t surprise me to see them make four deals in 24 hours.” Is that all?

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Lucas Duda: 2nd Mets player this month to have 3-HR game at home (Kirk Nieuwenhuis) No player did that in 1st 53 seasons in Mets history

Kurkjian: Dodgers will go after Price

Tim Kurkjian explains why the Dodgers, short on starting pitching, will look to deal: "David Price is a guy that would give them a rotation that certainly would get them into the playoffs."


Flores emotional in Mets loss

A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Troy Tulowitzki had 3 RBI and 3 runs in his debut with the Blue Jays Jose Reyes never had a 3 RBI, 3-run game in 305 games with Blue Jays

Paul Pierce fails with first pitch

New Clipper Paul Pierce's pitch at the Dodgers game Tuesday came up well short of the target. But what do you expect? The Truth ends games. He doesn't start them.


Bryce Harper leads NL in home runs

The Nats star hit 2 HRs to overtake Giancarlo Stanton for the NL lead. It's the 8th career multi-HR game for Harper, tied for the 5th-most in MLB history by a player before his 23rd birthday. Harper turns 23 in October.

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Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Too bad trade for Gomez didn't happen. But what a scene for ages at Citi w @Mets fans giving Flores a standing O. Loved his emotion. #mets