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Daily Dish: July 10

Rival National League Central righthanders Brandon Backe and Ben Sheets squared off Sunday, though the game didn't take place in Houston or Milwaukee.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

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Who are the best high school prospects from the last 20 years? Can Josh Hamilton regain his prospect status? What is Josh Fields' future with the White Sox?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Reds Hope Guardado Can Help Bullpen

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For the second time in two days, a National League Central contender tried to shore up its pitching by adding a struggling veteran. After the Cardinals acquired Jeff Weaver for their rotation on Wednesday, the Reds countered Thursday by picking up Eddie Guardado from the Mariners for Double-A righthander Travis Chick. Seattle also included cash to defray part of Guardado's remaining salary.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Desperate Cardinals Turn To Weaver

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Slumping but still clinging to the lead in the National League Central, but the Cardinals will need some pitching reinforcements if they're going to hang on and make the playoffs. St. Louis took a gamble on Wednesday, acquiring the ineffective Jeff Weaver from the Angels for Double-A outfielder Terry Evans.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central