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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

  • Jed Hoyer says Chicago Cubs' major trade-deadline shake-up was 'right thing for the organization'

    ESPN "An 11-game losing streak sealed the Chicago Cubs' fate in the standings not only for 2021, but also for the future of the franchise well beyond this season. In a span of 24 hours, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer tore down the team he helped build -- one that won a..." July 31

  • Cubs Trade Kris Bryant to San Francisco Giants

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs came into the 2021 season with three players entering the final year of their contracts, and now all three have been traded away, as third baseman Kris Bryant has reportedly been sent to the San Francisco Giants. ESPN's Jeff Passan confirmed the trade, which had..." July 30

  • Mets acquiring Javier Baez from Cubs

    The Score "The New York Mets are acquiring All-Star shortstop Javier Baez from the Chicago Cubs in a trade that's pending medicals, a source told Mark Feinsand of This comes days after Baez expressed an interest in playing with current Mets..." July 30

  • White Sox To Acquire Craig Kimbrel

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are acquiring star closer Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs, reports Michael Cerami of Bleacher Nation. He’ll pair with Liam Hendriks to give the South Siders a lethal one-two punch at the back end of the bullpen. Kimbrel becomes the second reliever..." July 30

  • Cubs trade Jake Marisnick to Padres

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "The Cubs have made several deadline deals that seemed likely to happen. This one surprises me a bit. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." 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

  • Cubs, White Sox Discussing Craig Kimbrel

    NBC Chicago "Four years and a few weeks after the Cubs and White Sox struck a blockbuster deal before the MLB trade deadline, could the crosstown rivals make another big move? According to NBC Sports Chicago's David Kaplan, the Cubs and Sox are continuing to discuss a..." 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

  • Yankees to acquire Anthony Rizzo from Cubs at MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are nearing an agreement on a trade involving first baseman Anthony Rizzo, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Rizzo, 32 come August, is an impending free agent who has hit .248/.346/.446 (116 OPS+) this..." 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 "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

  • Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant not in Chicago Cubs lineup amid trade buzz

    ESPN " Social media was abuzz after the Chicago Cubs announced their Thursday starting lineup, which did not include stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo -- although manager David Ross said no one's been traded. At least not yet. "I had this..." July 29

  • Cubs Trade Reliever Ryan Tepera to White Sox for Minor League Pitcher Bailey Horn

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Cubs and White Sox don’t make trades with one another very often, but on Thursday afternoon the two teams have made a swap, as the Cubs will send reliever Ryan Tepera to the South Side. Several MLB insiders, including FanSided’s Robert Murray and ESPN..." 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

  • Javier Baez avoids suspension but fined for actions vs. Reds

    CBS Sports "Cubs shortstop Javier Bàez came through with a walk-off knock on Monday against long-time Reds nemesis Amir Garrett and, well, he really let Garrett know about it on his way to first base.  Before the pitch, the two could be seen jawing at each..." July 28

  • 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

  • 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

  • If Kris Bryant gets traded, he will ‘absolutely’ be interested in returning to the Cubs as a free agent

    The Athletic "If he gets traded, Kris Bryant will be open to the idea of returning to the Cubs as a free agent this winter, a double-dip that would allow the big-market franchise to replenish the farm system and ultimately retain a homegrown MVP as it tries to build the next great team on..." July 28

  • The Giants need to go all in and trade Joey Bart for Kris Bryant

    Clutch Points "A classic baseball conundrum seems to be engulfing the Bay Area. Should the San Francisco Giants let catcher Joey Bart go in return for Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant? Bart is rumored to be a potential centerpiece of a possible trade that could land the Giants Bryant, as stated..." July 28

  • Giants having trade talks with Chicago about Kris Bryant

    Clutch Points "Kris Bryant’s name continues to be one of the most discussed with the MLB Trade Deadline quickly approaching. Multiple teams have been linked to the Cubs all-star and now, the San Francisco Giants can be added to the mix. Chicago is set to to sell off at least a couple..." July 28

  • Cubs’ Javier Baez wants to play with Mets’ Francisco Lindor

    NJ "Francisco Lindor is already locked in as the Mets’ shortstop of the future. The team ensured that when they signed him to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension earlier this year after acquiring him from the Cleveland Indians. But there’s another..." July 28

  • Amir Garrett: Javy Baez 'should thank me' for not reacting "On the first pitch he threw after being called upon to get out of a bases-loaded jam on Monday night, Amir Garrett watched a fly ball land in deep center field for a walk-off, 6-5 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was a frustrating end to the game for the Reds, but the..." 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) "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

  • Rays Interested In Max Scherzer, Kris Bryant, Kyle Gibson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays have already made one big pre-deadline splash in acquiring Nelson Cruz, and more major names seem to be on Tampa’s radar.  According to’s Jeff Passan, the Rays “have had preliminary discussions about” Max Scherzer and Kris..." July 27

  • Cubs, Red Sox 'Had Preliminary Conversations' About Deal For Anthony Rizzo

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox have reportedly engaged in "preliminary conversations" with the Chicago Cubs about first baseman Anthony Rizzo ahead of the 2021 MLB trade deadline on Friday. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday the league-wide level of interest in Rizzo is..." 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

  • Cubs Not Actively Shopping Kyle Hendricks

    Yardbarker "The Cubs have already traded Joc Pederson and are expected to make several more deals before Friday’s 4pm ET trade deadline, but’s Mark Feinsand reports (via Twitter) that top starter Kyle Hendricks is “definitely not being shopped” and that..." July 26

  • What every team SHOULD do at the Deadline "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

  • Potential landing spots for Cubs stars

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a huge May, the Cubs were in first place for much of June. An 11-game losing streak that coincided with a big Brewers run effectively ended the season, though, and now the Cubs are left with a lot of big decisions with the trade deadline set for later in the week..." 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 "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

  • 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 "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