Padres-Yankees trade benefits both sides

Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.

Pipeline preview: Bryant, Heaney on collision course

Marlins' No. 1 prospect Andrew Heaney and Cubs' No. 2 prospect Kris Bryant both began the season in the Southern League, but they didn't stay there long enough to cross paths. With Heaney back in the Minor Leagues after a brief stint with the Marlins, the marquee matchup will finally occur. Heaney is slated to start Tuesday against Bryant and Iowa.

d’Arnauds on opposite ends of highlight catches

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud fell victim to one of the most impressive catches of the summer on Monday, when Seattle's Dustin Ackley skied over the left-field wall in the sixth inning to rob him of a homer. That play came a day after d'Arnaud's brother, Chase, made a spectacular -- and somewhat similar -- catch for Cleveland's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate.