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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

  • Nationals Sign First-Rounder Brady House

    MLB Trade Rumors "As reported yesterday, the Nationals signed first-round pick Brady House. His deal is worth $5MM, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (via Twitter). The slot value for the 11th overall selection is $4.55MM. House’s signing represents a bit of good news for Nats fans amid..." July 31

  • 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

  • Cardinals acquire Jon Lester from Nationals

    The Athletic "The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-hander Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals shortly before the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Friday, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Lester, 37, is 3-5 with a 5.02 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings across 16 starts this..." July 30

  • 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

  • “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

  • Starlin Castro suspended for 30 games without pay; Nationals to release him

    The Athletic "Washington Nationals third baseman Starlin Castro has been suspended for 30 games without pay by Major League Baseball over an alleged domestic violence incident earlier this summer, the league announced Friday. The club said it plans to release Castro after his suspension..." 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

  • 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

  • Boston Red Sox acquire All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber from Washington Nationals

    ESPN "The American League East-leading Boston Red Sox acquired All-Star outfielder Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals on Thursday, it was announced. Schwarber, 28, is on the injured list with a right hamstring strain but is expected to be back within..." July 30

  • Padres swing deal for 2019 WS hero Daniel Hudson "The Padres and Nationals made a deal after all. San Diego swung a trade for right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson, the club announced Thursday night. It wasn’t quite the Padres-Nats blockbuster that briefly dominated headlines in the afternoon. (The Hudson deal..." 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

  • Padres close to acquiring Max Scherzer

    The Athletic "The Padres are close to acquiring Max Scherzer from the Nationals, sources tell The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Scherzer started for the Nationals on Thursday afternoon, and scouts from more than a half-dozen teams were at Citizens Bank Park to watch the three-time Cy Young winning..." 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

  • Blue Jays acquire lefty reliever Brad Hand

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays are adding to their bullpen with a three-time All-Star. TSN Blue Jays Reporter Scott Mitchell confirms the team has acquired left-handed closer Brad Hand from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Riley Adams. July 29

  • Max Scherzer starting vs. Phillies amid growing trade speculation

    The Score "In somewhat of a surprising twist, Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. Scherzer was scratched from his last start with triceps discomfort and has been involved in trade..." July 29

  • Red Sox jump into Max Scherzer sweepstakes

    Clutch Points "The MLB trade deadline is brewing constantly with just a couple of days before it officially passes. The hottest name on the market is Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer. An earlier report stated that Scherzer “prefers” one of the West Coast teams in the..." July 28

  • Nationals dealing with COVID-19 outbreak right before trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The Washington Nationals could potentially be sellers at the MLB Trade Deadline, but the latest rumblings may be a deterrent to the team being active this week. Per Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals-Phillies game on Wednesday night is in jeopardy because of a COVID outbreak..." 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

  • Yankees should trade for All-Star shortstop, and it’s not Trevor Story

    NJ "And now for something completely different. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman says the New York Yankees should trade for a shortstop before Friday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Here’s the kicker: he’s not talking about Colorado..." July 28

  • Nationals ace Max Scherzer says no thanks to the Yankees

    NJ "What could have been. The New York Yankees tried to pair ace Gerrit Cole with another elite arm as the MLB trade deadline approaches Friday: Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer. 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

  • Nationals trading Max Scherzer is imminent

    Clutch Points "The Washington Nationals seem to have flirted with the idea of buying at the MLB Trade Deadline a couple weeks ago to now certainly selling as they continue to sink in the NL East standings. The one big name that everyone is clamoring for, Max Scherzer. It was unknown if 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

  • More Details Emerging From Max Scherzer Trade Situation

    The Spun "The MLB trade deadline is just a few days away, which doesn’t leave much time for competitive teams to make final acquisitions before an important last few months of regular season play. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is arguably the biggest name on the open..." 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

  • Nationals listening on all but Juan Soto 'at right price' "Having won just five games since July 1, the Nationals appear to officially be in sell mode at the Trade Deadline. A source told's Mark Feinsand that the Nationals are informing teams that anybody on the roster other than Juan Soto can be had at the right price. MLB..." 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

  • Max Scherzer doesn't plan to veto trade with 10-and-5 rights

    The Score "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is apparently open to being traded by Friday's deadline and isn't planning on using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a deal, sources told Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. A player receives 10-and-5 rights after..." July 26

  • Nats getting plenty of interest in All-Star shortstop Trea Turner

    The Score "The Washington Nationals are receiving a lot of trade interest in shortstop Trea Turner ahead of Friday's deadline, a source told Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. While dealing Turner may seem unfathomable, there are some rumblings that a contract..." July 26

  • Could the Washington Nationals trade Trea Turner or Juan Soto?

    Clutch Points "The Washington Nationals, eight games out of the NL East and 11 games behind in the NL Wild Card race, have officially let teams know they will be selling at the trade deadline this year. While all eyes are on impending free agent and future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer and where..." 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

  • 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

  • Mets will inquire about Nationals' Max Scherzer

    NJ "It’s time to turn out the lights in Washington because the Nationals are done. The 2019 World Series champions wake up Monday with a record of 45-53. That’s good for fourth place in the National League East, eight games behind the first-place New York..." 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