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Clint Dempsey Rips Referees Notebook - RealGM Wiretap
Clint Dempsey was shown a red card after ripping up the referee's notebook during extra time of the Seattle Sounders' loss to the Portland Timbers in the US Open Cup.

Dempsey had already been shown a yellow card for arguing Toni Kroos Jersey , but further lost his cool when teammate Michael Azira was shown a red card for a challenge on Portland’s Gastón Fernández in the 112th minute with Seattle trailing 2-1.

“Our guys played like lions and left their hearts on the field, and they got robbed,” Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said. “Caleb [Timbers coach Porter] said last year at the end of the [cup] game that it was the worst refereeing performance he had ever seen. I think it was topped this year.”

Peralta Reports To Cardinals Looking To Redeem Himself - RealGM Wiretap

Jhonny Peralta checked into spring training camp with the St. Louis Cardinals four days ahead of the mandatory reporting date.

Peralta was suspended for 50 games last season while with Detroit Tigers because of his involvement with the Biogenesis drug scandal.

"I know a lot of fans Sergio Ramos Jersey , they are going to talk," Peralta said. "They are going to say a lot of things. It's baseball. You need to forget about it and try to play baseball."

He became a free agent after the season and signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals worth $53 million.

Pirates Want To Keep Walker Alvarez Over Long Term - RealGM Wiretap

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have to make contract decisions on core players Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez soon, but they seem willing to keep both.

"Both Neil and Pedro will be eligible for arbitration -- Neil for the second time Sami Khedira Jersey , he was eligible last year as a Super Two player, Pedro this year for the first time," president Frank Coonelly said.

"They'll both be members of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the next three years Ruben Yanez Jersey , if nothing happens in terms of long-term arrangements. There have been discussions in the past with Neil, and I suspect we'll have those discussions again, and we look forward to keeping them as key members of the organization."

Tigers Say No Deal Proposed To Padres For Porcello - RealGM Wiretap

Trade rumors continue to swirl around Rick Porcello Raphael Varane Jersey , but the Tigers claim they haven't issued proposals to the Padres involving the right-hander.

Jim Bowden, citing a team source, reported on Thursday that Detroit had proposed two offers that were rejected by San Diego -- one for their closer Pepe Jersey , Huston Street, the other for reliever Luke Gregersen.

Dave Dombrowski, however Nacho Jersey , told the Detroit News he hasn't made such a proposal. In fact, he said, he hasn't proposed any Porcello deal.

"It's simply not right Nacho Fernandez Jersey ," Dombrowski said. "Does it mean I don't listen? No. You always listen to what people have to say. Is it going to happen? Most likely not."

Phillies Still Dont See Hamels Trade As Do Or Die - RealGM Wiretap

With a little more than a week before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies still aren't feeling any pressure to move Cole Hamels.

"This isn't do-or-die for us," Ruben Amaro Mateo Kovacic Jersey , Jr. said. "In the end, it's about, 'What is the return?' and Mariano Diaz Jersey , 'Is this the right return?' If it is, we'll move forward. And if it's not we won't."

Philadelphia has reportedly been discussing Hamels with six teams.


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