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  • The top eight World Series contenders in the wake of the trade deadline

    USA Today "Kudos to the many presidents of baseball operations, general managers, assistant general managers, special assistants to the general manager, analysts, quants and support staff who orchestrated an active and generally entertaining trade deadline. Your efforts are appreciated. Yet for..." July 31

  • 5 winners and losers from the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

    Clutch Points "The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline came and went with blockbuster moves being completed one after another. This trade deadline was one unlike in previous years, as it became as chaotic as NBA trade deadlines thanks to moves from the likes of the Yankees, Dodgers and Giants. Overall, 10..." July 31

  • The 8 MLB Teams That Blew It at the Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "If you thought the Thursday night megadeal in which the Washington Nationals shipped Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers was going to be the end of the stakes-raising at the MLB trade deadline, goodness were you mistaken. Dozens of deals went down Friday, each one..." July 31

  • Athletics To Acquire Yan Gomes, Josh Harrison

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics have agreed to a deal acquiring catcher Yan Gomes and infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison from the Nationals, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal is pending medical review of the involved players. Gomes, 34, is in the second season of a..." July 30

  • Final Blockbuster Trade Predictions for 2021 MLB Deadline Day

    Bleacher Report "MLB trade deadline day is upon us! Teams have until 4 p.m. ET Friday to finalize any deals, and with no more August waiver-trade window, this is the last real opportunity for contenders to put the finishing touches on their rosters for the stretch run. July 30

  • Dodgers Flex on NL West Rivals, Entire MLB with Max Scherzer, Trea Turner Trade

    Bleacher Report "This summer's biggest Hollywood blockbuster isn't a Marvel movie, it's not a comedy or an action movie, though it is quite the thriller. It's the Los Angeles Dodgers. A star-laden team in a star-laden town.  But what else is new? The Dodgers hoard stars like some..." July 30

  • ‘Mystery team’ pursuing Max Scherzer trade over Padres, Dodgers

    Clutch Points "The Max Scherzer sweepstakes have taken wild turns after another ahead of the 2021 MLB trade deadline. Now, the Los Angeles Angels are looking to play the role of spoiler and beat out the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres for Scherzer. As noted by MLB..." July 29

  • Ranking the Pre-Deadline Trade Chances of 6 MLB Offensive Stars Linked to Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's trade market seems especially crowded with talented pitchers ahead of Friday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, but let's forget about the Max Scherzers and Craig Kimbrels of the world for a moment. Because as Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweeted on..." July 29

  • 6 MLB teams with the most to gain at Deadline

    MLB.com "It should go without saying that every team with a realistic possibility of reaching the postseason ought to be approaching Friday’s 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline with earnestness and urgency. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. You have to live each day as if it’s your last...." July 29

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Yankees competing for Kyle Schwarber

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite being on the injured list with a hamstring strain, Nationals slugger Kyle Schwarber is generating trade interest and could be moved sometime today, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman lists the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays as possible trade partners..." July 29

  • Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Nationals Star Max Scherzer

    Bleacher Report "It's not often a pitcher the caliber of Max Scherzer is available at the trade deadline. Even at 37 years old, the three-time Cy Young winner is still one of the game's elite pitchers, boasting a 2.83 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 142 strikeouts in 105 innings in the final..." July 28

  • MLB trade deadline - Where things stand for the four Chicago Cubs stars who could be dealt this week

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs' teardown is underway as Friday's 4 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline approaches. Outfielder Joc Pederson (Atlanta) and reliever Andrew Chafin (Oakland) have already been moved -- but the team still employs a handful of available players who could be..." July 28

  • Athletics acquire Starling Marte from Marlins for Jesús Luzardo

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Athletics and Miami Marlins have agreed on a trade that will send outfielder Starling Marte to Oakland, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The A's are sending left-hander Jesús Luzardo back to Miami, per Rosenthal...." July 28

  • Max Scherzer: Ranking the 9 teams interested in trading for the Washington Nationals pitcher

    Clutch Points "As you might expect, a whole lot of teams are interested in acquiring Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer before the MLB trade deadline, which is rapidly approaching. Even with a recent triceps issue and the competitive balance tax implications for some teams, that..." July 28

  • Dodgers, Red Sox, Blue Jays among 8 teams eyeing Max Scherzer

    The Score "The Max Scherzer market is heating up with the July 30 trade deadline approaching. The Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and New York..." July 27

  • Eleven MLB trades the numbers say need to be made this week

    The Athletic "This is not a collection of rumors. Though some rumors turn out to be true, the method here is to look for the biggest holes on teams that are headed to close battles down the stretch. Add in a nod to the team’s finances and past strategies, you might hit on a few likely trades ahead of..." July 27

  • Playing Trade-Deadline Buyer or Seller with All 30 MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "Whereas it was seemingly always somewhere off in the far distance, Major League Baseball's trade deadline is now mere days away. So, here's hoping that every team in the league has a clear plan for buying or selling by now. July 27

  • 5 big MLB trades that won't happen (but should)

    MLB.com "The Trade Deadline arrives on Friday at 4 p.m. ET, and one of the things that makes this time of year so exciting is its unpredictable nature. Sure, many of the deals that go down will be ones with some connection to rumors that have been percolating over the previous weeks. Yet..." July 27

  • Answering the Most Pressing Questions Ahead of 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Dominoes are going to fall between now and the passing of Major League Baseball's trade deadline on Friday. But how many? In what order? And when? .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px..." July 27

  • Top 60 MLB Trade Candidates

    MLB Trade Rumors "The week of the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline is upon us! We’ve seen a handful of deals thus far — Nelson Cruz to the Rays, Rich Hill to the Mets, Adam Frazier to the Padres, Joc Pederson to the Braves — but most of the market’s top..." July 27

  • Chicago Cubs send Andrew Chafin to Oakland Athletics for two prospects

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics acquired left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin from the Chicago Cubs on Monday night, the teams announced. In return, the Athletics sent minor leaguers Greg Deichmann and Daniel Palencia to Chicago. July 27

  • What every team SHOULD do at the Deadline

    MLB.com "As we approach Friday's Trade Deadline, the Hot Stove is lit and the wheeling and dealing will only ramp up. Trades will be made and blockbuster deals could significantly change the landscape of postseason races down the stretch. But whatever does or doesn't happen,..." July 26

  • MLB trades we want to see happen before the deadline

    ESPN "The MLB trade deadline looms large this week, with a number of legitimately big names potentially on the move as teams assess how close they are to competing for a World Series title. Of course, there's a big difference between what's going to happen and what we think should..." July 26

  • Seller beware? Stars aren't fetching much at the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The trade deadline is one of baseball’s unofficial holidays, hyped by the league, fueled by its own media cottage industry and viewed as a source of hope for fans across generations. Old heads might recall such heists like the Atlanta Braves acquiring John Smoltz from..." July 26

  • 9 teams with prospects to deal at MLB Deadline

    MLB.com "In a perfect world, teams that are competing for playoff spots would have pieces in their farm systems to offer up as pawns at the Trade Deadline to bring in Major Leaguers who can help for the postseason push. Of course, perfection is rarely attainable. Teams jockeying to play deep..." July 26

  • A's interested in Pirates' Richard Rodriguez

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics are among the teams interested in trading for Pittsburgh Pirates closer Richard Rodriguez, sources told Jon Morosi of MLB Network. The A's are prioritizing bullpen reinforcements heading into Friday's trade deadline, Morosi..." July 26

  • 7 MLB Prospects Who Will Be Untouchable at the 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Friday's MLB trade deadline fast approaching, rebuilding clubs are scouring the minor league teams of contenders in hopes of bolstering their farm systems with blockbuster packages of prospects. The Chicago Cubs showed how highly a contender can value what it views..." July 25

  • Adam Duvall trade scenarios: 3 best fits for Miami Marlins’ slugger

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Marlins have been unable to build on their 2020 playoff appearance, as they’re in last place in the National League East and likely sellers at the MLB trade deadline. In any case, outfielder Adam Duvall is a prime trade candidate. This season, the 32-year-old has been..." July 25

  • 5 players Red Sox must target ahead of 2021 MLB trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Boston Red Sox have been among the best teams in baseball in the 2021 season with a 60-39 record (tied for second in the MLB) entering play Sunday. While the Red Sox have been a great team, there are holes both in their lineup and in their rotation that need to be filled in order..." July 25

  • Anthony Rizzo trade scenarios: 3 best fits for Chicago Cubs’ star

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Cubs are sellers at the MLB trade deadline and Anthony Rizzo is one of the hottest candidates on the market. Just a few years removed from playing a crucial role in a historic World Series title, the All-Star free agent could be moved before July 30. Compared to..." July 25

  • Which Contender Should Trade For Jonathan Schoop?

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers are 47-53, 12 games behind the White Sox for the division lead. Their fate was sealed by a disastrous April when they went 8-19 to start the year. Since then, they’ve actually put together three consecutive winnings months, including an 11-8 mark so far in July. These Tigers..." July 25

  • 3 Philadelphia Phillies trades to make team a playoff contender

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t made the playoffs since 2011 and with the MLB trade deadline approaching, pressure is mounting on the front office to make significant moves that will snap the club’s playoff drought. There is renewed hope in Philadelphia. The..." July 24

  • 25 players, 25 MLB Trade Deadline predictions

    MLB.com "The 2021 Major League Baseball Trade Deadline is next Friday at 4 p.m. ET, and make no mistake, it is the trade deadline. By that, we mean that the August waiver period, the one that once sent Justin Verlander to the Astros in the waning moments of August, no longer exists...." July 24

  • Top 5 trade destinations for Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story

    Clutch Points "The Trevor Story era with the Colorado Rockies is coming to an end one way or another after this season, and plenty of teams are interested in his services before this month’s MLB trade deadline. But what’s the best fit? July 23

  • MLB's top 20 pitching trade candidates

    The Score "As the July 30 trade deadline nears, theScore's MLB editors look at the top 20 pitching candidates (10 starters, 10 relievers) who could be moved.   1. Max Scherzer, Nationals Age: 36July 23

  • 10 Under-the-Radar MLB Trade Deadline Targets Who Could Help Contenders

    Bleacher Report "The MLB trade deadline is not just about superstar players changing teams in blockbuster trades. High-profile trade chips like Kris Bryant, Trevor Story and Max Scherzer will dominate the rumor mill and the headlines in the days leading up to the 2021 MLB trade deadline, but..." July 23

  • Deal or No Deal: MLB Trade Predictions 1 Week from the 2021 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Somehow, some way, Major League Baseball's 2021 trade deadline is just a week away. And with plenty of stars still on the market, it could be a wild week. The emphasis is on "could," however, because it's not a given that every one of those stars will be moved before..." July 23

  • 1 intriguing prospect trade chip for each MLB team

    MLB.com "After getting pushed back a month to Aug. 31 a year ago, the Trade Deadline is back in its normal place on the calendar in 2021. The deadline looms on July 30 at 4 p.m. ET, moved from July 31 so it doesn't land on a Saturday with a bunch of day games on the schedule. Since a 2019..." July 23

  • MLB to test electronic device for catchers to give signals to pitchers

    ESPN "The practice of catchers using their fingers to flash a combination of signs for pitchers to decipher, a strategy that is almost as old as the sport itself, could be on the verge of becoming obsolete. Major League Baseball will begin testing new technology that allows catchers to..." July 23

  • 30 players to watch before the MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB.com "The Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, and the buyers and sellers are starting to come into focus. However, a lot could still change between now and then. With this in mind, we asked MLB.com’s beat reporters to identify players across the Majors who could directly impact..." July 22

  • 3 best Kyle Gibson trade landing spots before MLB deadline

    Sportsnaut "Texas Rangers ace Kyle Gibson is at the center of MLB trade rumors with July 30 approaching as the top starting pitcher available at the deadline. With the Rangers in rebuild mode, the All-Star hurler will likely be on the move. It’s the perfect time for Texas to trade..." July 22

  • Execs expecting a 'frenzy' at the MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB.com "Every year, as the calendar approaches the final days of July, teams around the Majors begin to feel the heat with regards to the Trade Deadline. We’re a little more than a week away, so we spoke with a half-dozen front-office executives to see where their heads were as we race..." July 22

  • If traded, these 10 MLB players would create CHAOS

    MLB.com "The fun of Trade Deadline rumors, to me, is imagining big stars in uniforms they’ve never worn before. Mark McGwire in a Cardinals uniform? Randy Johnson as an Astro? Cliff Lee to the Phillies? Mark Teixeira to the Angels? CC Sabathia to the Brewers? A good Deadline deal makes your eyes..." July 21

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2021 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "With the July 30 trade deadline just days away, we could talk all the livelong day about which Major League Baseball stars could soon be on the move. But lest anyone forget, the stars of tomorrow will also be involved in upcoming trades. July 21

  • Buying or Selling MLB Wild-Card Contenders

    Bleacher Report "There is going to be a ton of banter for the next 10 days about which MLB teams are buying and which teams are selling at the trade deadline, but let's pivot a bit on that lingo and figure out whether we should be buying or selling teams as legitimate threats to secure..." July 21

  • Multiple teams talking to Rockies about Trevor Story

    Denver Post "The Trevor Story watch continues as the July 30 trade deadline draws near. Two sources said Tuesday that six to eight teams have “engaged” the Rockies about a trade for the two-time all-star shortstop, but declined to reveal which teams those are. July 21

  • Is baseball’s sticky stuff crackdown leading to more pitcher injuries?

    The Athletic "A few days before Major League Baseball began cracking down on the use of sticky substances, Tampa Bay Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was placed on the 10-day injured list with a partial UCL tear and a flexor strain. He did not shy away from how he believed he ended up..." July 21

  • Oakland Athletics reach deal with first-round pick Max Muncy

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Athletics signed first-round pick Max Muncy on Monday. Muncy, who is not related to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ All-Star slugger with the same name, was selected with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. " July 20

  • Oakland City Council approves term sheet for Athletics' stadium project

    The Athletic "The Oakland City Council approved a non-binding financial term sheet for the Athletics' new stadium agreement in a critical vote on Tuesday. The city council voted 6-1 with one abstention to approve the term sheet, which was submitted by the A's and lays out the basic ballpark project..." July 20

  • One potential trade chip for each MLB team

    MLB.com "We’re less than two weeks from the Trade Deadline, meaning that myriad names will be rumored to be on the move between now and July 30. Which players might actually be dealt, though? July 20