12:07 pm: The Indians, not the Mets, are on Jonathan Lucroy's eight-team, no-trade list (Crasnick, ESPN). Nevertheless, teams that have asked about Lucroy believe he could eventually be traded to Cleveland, rival executives said yesterday (Crasnick, ESPN). 10:45 am: The Brewers are currently weighing an offer from the Mets for Lucroy, which they have yet to reject, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin. It was reported Thursday that the Brewers and Mets have restarted talks about Lucroy (Rosenthal, FoxSports), though other organizations have made more attractive offers (Heyman, FanRag). In early July, the Mets proposed a straight swap of Lucroy for Travis d'Arnaud, but the Brewers insisted on also
The Royals beat the Angels last night, but Mike Scioscia is hoping Joe Torre and the Commissioner’s Office gives him a do-over. The Angels played the game in protest following what they believe to be a rules misinterpretation following a base running incident in the seventh inning. That’s when Raul Mondesi reached on a bunt single which scored two runs following a throwing error from Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker, whose attempt to put out Modesi sailed into right field. Watch the play: Mike Scioscia came out claiming interference, arguing that Mondesi was not running within the baseline. The play was reviewed for over six minutes but the call — everyone’s safe and two runs scored — was upheld.