Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases against the Brewers on Friday.
While the preseason hype machine had Billy Hamilton earmarked for the stolen base crown, it's been Dee Gordon who has stolen the show. His batting average, as expected, dropped form where it was early on in the season, but he's slashing .293/.339/.387 on the season and these two stolen bases give him a major-league leading 56 stolen bases on the year. We're not saying Billy Hamilton won't eventually become the stolen base king, but Gordon has been so much more valuable this season, especially when you consider where he was drafted this season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Padres are actively shopping relief pitchers.
The Padres pushed left-handed reliever Alex Torres out of the door just a few days in return for minor league pitcher Cory Mazzoni. The report suggests that all relievers not named Benoit have been mounted firmly on the trade block and will be made available to the highest bidder. It makes sense, as they're currently on overload. Kevin Quackenbush, Shawn Kelley, Brandon Maurer, Nick Vincent and Dale Thayer would all be candidates for high-leverage jobs on different clubs. GM A.J. Preller's former organization, the Rangers, are in need of bullpen assistance. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Dwayne Bowe plans on revitalizing his career in Cleveland in 2015.
LOL. Literally. Bowe failed to reach 100 receiving yards in a single game last year and didn't catch a single touchdown pass. Alex Smith is no Peyton Manning, but he's significantly more capable than anyone who will be throwing the ball to Bowe in Cleveland. The Browns have brought in Josh McCown this offseason and obviously still have Johnny Manziel in tow. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see third-stringer Thad Lewis get some reps at some point. Maybe it's possible that Johnny Football is better than he looked last year and he can get a little something going with Bowe, but that seems like a long shot. Analysis: Brett Talley