Discover: Three for Thursday
1. The Phillies-Rangers blockbuster. After over a year of speculation, the Phillies finally traded Cole Hamels. Another Girl with a Sports Blog was surprised by the move, but Baseball Betsy saw this one coming. On the Phillies’ side, Richard the Third is going to miss seeing the lefty on the mound in red pinstripes, while The Coggin Toboggan opted for a humorous take on the deal. For a Texas perspective, JBrightSports asks, “Why not win now?”
2. The trade that wasn’t. First the Mets and Brewers were going to trade some high-profile names. Then they weren’t. The Brewer Nation recaps a wild turn of events that transpired on social media and at Citi Field. Sconnie Sports Talk thinks Gomez will be fine whether he is traded or stays put this month. The Underdog tried to put itself in the shoes of Wilmer Flores, who endured an emotional evening at the ballpark.
3. The Trade Deadline countdown is on. Tigers beat writer Jason Beck thinks a deal with the Dodgers involving David Price makes sense. Cove Chatter surveys the marketplace for a deal that makes sense for the Giants. Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball runs through some options that could help heat up a cold St. Louis lineup.
What’s in your Three for Thursday? Tell us about it below!