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  • Dodgers finalize blockbuster deal for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal that will see them acquire Nationals ace Max Scherzer along with All-Star shortstop Trea Turner, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. CBS Sports HQ's Jim Bowden confirmed the deal that will send four..." July 30

  • “Blockbuster” Doesn’t Begin to Describe the Dodgers’ Trade for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner

    The Ringer "On Thursday afternoon, about 24 hours before the 2021 MLB trade deadline, national reporters suggested that Max Scherzer was headed to San Diego. The prospective trade, which was reportedly “close,” made sense: With the sub-.500 Nationals fading out of the playoff race,..." 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

  • Why Trevor Bauer Keeps Delaying

    Beyond The Boxscore "Earlier this week, we discussed the continuance (for non-lawyers, that means “postponement”) of the hearing on the petition for a restraining order filed against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer. Yesterday, Bauer’s lawyers filed another request for a continuance;..." July 30

  • How Max Scherzer’s “awful” contract set up Washington for success

    Clutch Points "On Thursday, the Washington Nationals agreed to a blockbuster deal that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for C Keibert Ruiz, RHP Josiah Gray (MLB’s 41st and 42nd best prospect, LA’s no. 1 and 2 prospects, respectively), and..." 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

  • Max Scherzer, Trea Turner set to go to Los Angeles Dodgers as Nats’ rebuild begins

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals agreed to trade stars Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, dramatically altering their roster while signaling a rebuild just two years after they won the World..." July 30

  • Dodgers gaining ground in Max Scherzer, Trae Turner blockbuster

    Clutch Points "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer appeared headed to the San Diego Padres. However, that might not be the case, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic says that the Los Angeles Dodgers are gaining ground on a huge blockbuster deal ahead of the MLB trade..." July 29

  • ‘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

  • Dodgers to target Jon Gray or Jose Berrios in possible trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are not about to sit quietly and let the San Diego Padres beef up their rotation with so much as a response. The Padres reportedly are close to acquiring 3-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals. In response, MLB..." July 29

  • Dodgers finalizing trade for Royals' Danny Duffy

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are finalizing a trade with the Kansas City Royals to acquire left-hander Danny Duffy, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. Duffy, who is on the injured list with a flexor strain in his left forearm, has 10-and-5 rights so any deal..." 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

  • 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

  • Brusdar Graterol Drawing Trade Interest

    Dodger Blue "After the Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team trade, the deal came apart because the Boston Red Sox raised issue with Brusdar Graterol once they reviewed his medical information. The Dodgers..." 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

  • 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

  • Trevor Bauer's leave extended through Aug. 6

    TSN "Trevor Bauer's administrative leave was extended by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players' Association on Tuesday through August 6. The Los Angeles Dodgers right hander is currently under investigation for sexual assault. 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

  • 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

  • Majority of Dodgers Players Don't Want Trevor Bauer Back 'Under Any Circumstances'

    Los Angeles Times "What could be Trevor Bauer’s last public comment in a Dodgers uniform was uttered in frustration as the pitcher stood up to leave a videoconference following a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on June 28. “I can’t believe they didn’t ask me..." 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

  • 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

  • Dodgers in Trade Talks With Twins on José Berríos

    Dodgers Nation "At some point in the next week, the Dodgers are going to be making a move for an arm. It could be for a big-name starter, and it could be a big-name reliever. But no matter what direction the team decides to go, there will be a new arm in Los Angeles by Friday.  There are a..." 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

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Toss Sex Doll Around In The Stands During Game

    Total Pro Sports "Fans are truly back in the stands when sex dolls are being tossed around in the stands…wait what? During Sunday’s contest between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, somebody caught a few fans in the stands tossing around an inflatable sex doll. " July 26

  • Giants, Dodgers, Phillies interested in Pirates’ Tyler Anderson

    Clutch Points "The MLB trade deadline is near and Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Anderson could soon be on the move. Sources say that the Pirates are looking to move the 31-year-old lefty this week with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Philadelphia..." July 25

  • 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

  • Giants, Dodgers battling it out for Danny Duffy trade

    Clutch Points "With the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in a tight race in the National League West, both teams are looking to add starting pitching to fill out their respective rotations. It seems as though the two bitter rivals have set their eyes on the same..." 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

  • Restraining-order hearing for Dodgers' Trevor Bauer pushed to Aug. 2

    Yardbarker "Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer is contesting a restraining order request linked with allegations of sexual assault that have had him on MLB paid administrative leave since July 2.  Per Steve Henson of The Los..." July 23

  • 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 "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

  • Dodgers Considering Ian Kennedy

    Dodger Blue "While the Los Angeles Dodgers have already added to their roster before July 30 MLB trade deadline by acquiring Billy McKinney from the New York Mets, they are expected to continue exploring options on the pitching front. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman..." 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 "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’s beat reporters to identify players across the Majors who could directly impact..." July 22