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Bryce Harper on Nationals considering trades: ‘Glad I’m still inside this clubhouse’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:05:00 PDT

Starting some time Monday evening, as Tuesday's 3 p.m. nonwaiver trade deadline inched nearer, Bryce Harper-mania seized the baseball world. Word spread that the Washington Nationals were listening to offers for the six-time All-Star, and slowly but surely, news trickled out that other teams might...

Orioles decide to trade Jonathan Schoop rather than try to make him part of team’s future
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:15:00 PDT

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop might’ve been the Orioles’ best international find in recent memory. Signed as a 16-year-old out of Curaçao to a nominal signing bonus, he became a budding superstar the club could have built their next competitive window around.

But Schoop’s tenure with the club...

Ravens notes: Rookies eager to perform in first NFL preseason game of their careers
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:45:00 PDT

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio — the site of Thursday’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bears — is an unfamiliar venue for the Ravens’ rookie class.

Except for defensive tackle Zach Sieler.

“That was actually a field where we played in college,” Sieler said, referring to the...

Kevin Gausman on bittersweet departure from Orioles: ‘I don’t feel like I pitched to my abilit
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:05:00 PDT

Kevin Gausman tried his best to look to the future after finding out Tuesday he had been traded to the Atlanta Braves — suddenly thrown into the pennant race, being reunited with former coaches Dave Wallace and Dom Chiti, and the promise of reaching his potential in the National League.

But on...

Evaluating the players the Orioles acquired from Brewers for Jonathan Schoop
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:25:00 PDT

A busy nonwaiver trade deadline day for the Orioles ended Tuesday when they snuck in a trade that sent star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to the Milwaukee Brewers for a three-player return, the fifth major trade the team has made since declaring they’d undergo a full-scale rebuild.

Of the five...

Cubs acquire reliever Brandon Kintzler from Nationals
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:00 PDT

The Cubs acquired veteran right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Nationals before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.

The Cubs will send pitcher Jhon Romero, 23, who is 1-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 32 appearances with Class A Myrtle Beach, to the Nationals.

“He’s a guy we had talked about in free...

Orioles rebuild is real: Club trades Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day to Braves; Jonathan Schoop to Brewe
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 18:25:00 PDT

The Orioles’ rebuild is real.

It was real when second baseman Jonathan Schoop ducked into the visiting clubhouse bathroom to take a phone call upon arriving at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Schoop emerged, silently sat at his locker and turned to left fielder Trey Mancini.

“I’m gone, man,”...

Schmuck: Orioles took decisive, bold step in rebuild by dealing Gausman, Schoop at trade deadline
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:25:00 PDT

It had been obvious for some time that the Orioles were going to bail on this season and trade away the veteran nucleus of the team, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the full magnitude of the long-anticipated rebuild hit home.

No one was surprised when pending free agents Manny Machado and Zach...

Once trade deadline dust settles, Orioles winning streak ends with 6-3 loss to Yankees
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:30:00 PDT

Once the dust had cleared from a flurry of last-minute trade deadline moves Tuesday afternoon, a disassembled Orioles club lost to the New York Yankees, 6-3, at Yankee Stadium.

Fielding a team with five starters who weren’t on the 25-man roster at last year’s All-Star break, the Orioles’ three-game...

Stan Wawrinka out in first round at Citi Open; JTCC product Denis Kudla advances
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:30:00 PDT

Stan Wawrinka's surgically repaired left knee is just fine. What's missing now for the three-time major champion as he goes through a rough season is the self-belief that comes with success.

Wawrinka's latest quick exit came Tuesday night at the Citi Open, a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) loss against 234th-ranked...

Orioles’ Adam Jones on nixing trade to Phillies: ‘I earned this and it’s my decision’
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:45:00 PDT

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones offered no apologies for interrupting the club’s plans to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies, saying the option he has to veto a trade based on his 10-and-5 service time rights is there for a reason.

“When players walked out years ago and walked the picket...

Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 20:50:00 PDT

In the most lopsided defeat of her career, Serena Williams' disappointing night back in the Bay Area ended in less than an hour as she lost her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Tuesday night to Johanna Konta, 6-1, 6-0.

When the 52-minute match ended on Williams' forehand...

Mets absolutely demolished by Nationals, 25-4, for worst defeat in franchise history
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:30:00 PDT

Tuesday began with the Mets hanging on dearly to all their pitchers and all their aging veterans, including Jose Reyes. It ended with Reyes on the mound and the worst defeat in franchise history.

The Mets stood pat at the trade deadline, and then they got walked all over in Washington.

It was fitting,...

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