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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

  • 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

  • SF Giants make another last-minute deal, bring back veteran relief pitcher Tony Watson

    The Mercury News "A Giants bullpen with a trio of excellent left-handed arms has reportedly added another southpaw at the trade deadline. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Giants acquired left-handed reliever Tony Watson in a trade with the Angels. The Southern California News Group reported..." 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

  • Giants 'interested' in trade for Rockies' Trevor Story

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Whe Giants already have one star shortstop in Brandon Crawford. Why not add another?  It appears that might just be Farhan Zaidi and Co's thinking right now. MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday that the Giants are among the interested teams in trading for..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Giants Sign Will Bednar, Matt Mikulski

    Talking Baseball "The Giants have signed their first round pick Will Bednar, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Bednar and the Giants agreed to a $3.65MM signing bonus, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). That comes in a little under slot for the 14th overall..." 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

  • Forget the Dodgers; Giants Are the Most Interesting Buyers of 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "As Major League Baseball's July 30 trade deadline inches closer, there's major potential for an arms race between the three leading contenders in the National League West. Ironically, the leader of that particular pack might also be the underdog to win said arms..." July 22

  • Multiple NL Clubs Have Considered Nelson Cruz

    MLB Trade Rumors "It wouldn’t be deadline season without teams getting creative. Both ESPN’s Jeff Passan and MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand report that at least a pair of NL clubs has explored the possibility of acquiring Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Passan notes that..." July 22

  • Giants interested in Danny Duffy despite injury

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants have expressed interest in Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy, sources told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Duffy landed on the injured list Tuesday with a left flexor strain, which could keep him out into..." 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