Wade Miley, trade target?

What seemed impossible just a month ago could now be reality. Contending teams reportedly have expressed interest in Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade Miley. According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, scouts from several clubs are likely to attend Miley’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow. Essentially, the left-hander’s start sets up as a showcase for potential buyers. Why was trade interest in the 29-year-old so improbable just a month ago? Results, or lack thereof. Just four weeks ago, Miley was coming off the disabled list (DL)…

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2014 Impact Rookies: American League

Impact is a beautiful word. Two quick syllables, a breadth of possible meanings and just a dash of onomatopoeia. When Giancarlo Stanton sends a baseball to its retirement it almost sounds like the word itself, compressed into a fraction of a second. Mike Trout impacts the game in pretty much every way a player can, and does so dynamically. Jose Molina impacts the game by framing pitches better than nearly any other catcher, and he’s rarely called dynamic. They couldn’t be much more different, but both are impactful in their own, unique way.…

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