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  • One trade each World Series contender must make

    Sportsnaut "As MLB’s trade deadline draws near, the potential lingers for major shakeups that will have a lasting impact on what team thrives in October and wins the World Series. This could be a special year when several marquee names move and the biggest impact could be seen on the..." July 19

  • Each MLB Contender's Most Untouchable Prospect at 2019 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline fast approaching, 'tis the season for postseason contenders to sacrifice their best young talent at the altar of October glory. Yet there are some prospects whom sellers shouldn't waste their time even asking..." July 19

  • Mike Minor ‘pissed off’ over the never-ending trade rumors

    New York Post "As baseball’s trade deadline nears, trade rumors circulate with more frequency. That’s the last thing Rangers ace Mike Minor wants. “I feel like ever since I signed it’s been a topic,”Minor told the Star-Telegram. “It’s almost like I..." July 19

  • Every team's biggest need at the MLB trade deadline

    Yardbarker "Arizona Diamondbacks: pitching prospects Arizona has been a surprise team this year despite major offseason losses, but the odds of sticking around are still against it with Luke Weaver unlikely to return from injury any time soon. The D-backs have an opportunity to sell high on..." July 19

  • Phillies Continue To Have Interest In Mike Minor

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies continue to maintain interest in Rangers left-hander Mike Minor. At some point, though, you have to wonder whether Texas will really trade him. The Rangers are five games over .500 at 50-45 even after losing three in a row. Trailing the Astros by 8½ games and..." July 18

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Rangers reportedly ‘increasingly likely’ to trade Mike Minor

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are in a difficult situation at the trade deadline, but it appears they’re going to stick to their rebuilding plan instead of going for it. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Rangers pitcher Mike Minor is “increasingly likely” to be traded by..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Rangers send Willie Calhoun to minors to open spot for Hunter Pence. Could Nomar Mazara be sent down next?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Willie Calhoun is headed to Triple A Nashville for the same reason the Texas Rangers sent him there at the end of spring training. They have too many outfielders, too many left-handed-hitting outfielders, and not playing regularly doesn’t serve him well. Delino..." July 17

  • Rangers Activate Hunter Pence, Option Willie Calhoun, Select Taylor Guerrieri

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers announced this afternoon that they’ve activated Hunter Pence from the injured list and optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A Nashville to open a spot on the roster. Texas has also selected the contract of right-hander Taylor Guerrieri and placed left-hander Jesse..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • Rays acquire RHP Peter Fairbanks for prospect Nick Solak from Rangers

    DRays Bay "The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired two-time Tommy John fireballer RHP Peter Fairbanks from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league infielder/outfielder Nick Solak. Fairbanks, 25, was added by the Rangers to the major league roster on June 8 and made eight relief appearances for..." July 13

  • Rangers' Jesse Chavez offers home plate umpire Rob Drake his glasses after blown strike calls

    CBS Sports "Friday night, the Rangers erased a four-run deficit in the late innings to walk-off with a win over the Astros (TEX 9, HOU 8). Danny Santana provided the game-winning single. Texas has won three straight games while Houston has dropped two straight. The Astros led 2-1 in the second..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • MLB trade rumors: Why Yankees regret not re-signing Lance Lynn

    Newark Star-Ledger "No one can blame New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman for not re-signing right-hander Lance Lynn after the 2018 season. Following his trade from the Minnesota Twins last July for first baseman Tyler Austin and minor league right-hander Luis..." July 12

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Rangers’ All-Star Hunter Pence could return this weekend

    Sportsnaut "As the Texas Rangers gear up for the second half of the season with playoff aspirations on their mind, the club could soon get back All-Star outfielder Hunter Pence in the very near future. The 36-year-old outfielder will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with Double-A Frisco and..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • Texas Rangers are reaping the benefits of an underrated offseason

    The Sports Daily "With the MLB All-Star break upon us, it’s time to reflect on some unexpected events that have taken place over the past three-plus months. It’d be impossible to not immediately think about the Texas Rangers when going through this exercise. On the eve of Opening Day, the..." July 08

  • George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

    Hardball Talk "We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelichwill lead off. Here are the lineups: AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. George Springer, Astros..." July 08

  • These players aren’t MLB All-Stars, but their last year of work says otherwise

    SB Nation "A baseball season is more than just a first half, and it would be nice if there was a way to recognize second-half performances in All-Star rosters. For the most part, the All-Star roster construction process is just fine. Fans get to vote for the starting position players, and sure..." July 08

  • What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018

    ESPN "As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there's a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week's festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball's biggest stars. One of those stars..." July 08

  • Brad Ausmus wants Jake Marisnick suspended for hit on Jonathan Lucroy

    Hardball Talk "Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick lowered his shoulder and ran into Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy on a play at the plate in the eighth inning Sunday afternoon in Houston. The Astros had the bases loaded with one out in a 10-10 game when George Springer hit a fly..." July 08

  • Rangers' Sam Huff named Futures Game MVP

    The Score "Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff was awarded the Larry Doby Award as the Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball's Futures Game on Sunday. The 21-year-old backstop came up clutch during the final inning of regulation with a two-run, game-tying home run in the seventh off..." July 08

  • Rangers Select Pedro Payano, Option Locke St. John

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have selected the contract of right-hander Pedro Payano. Lefty Locke St. John has been optioned to Triple-A. Patrick Wisdom was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Payano. New York native Payano will make his major league debut for the Rangers...." July 06

  • Rangers skipping P Mike Minor for extra rest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are taking extra care of a key trade candidate. Pitcher Mike Minor will not make his scheduled start Sunday ahead of the All-Star break, with the Rangers using the opportunity to skip him and give him some extra rest. The Rangers have a lot of incentive to..." July 06

  • MLB trade rumors: Yankees might whiff on Rangers’ Mike Minor

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Texas Rangers are coming to the crossroads. At 47-40, they are in third place in the American League West, eight games behind the first-place Houston Astros. But they are only 1.5 games back from the second wild-card slot. So do the Rangers make moves before the trade deadline to..." July 05

  • Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2019 Trade Deadline Scenario

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 trade deadline is approaching. May every team in Major League Baseball get everything it wants. But what would the opposite of that look like? We've endeavored to answer this question by imagining the nightmare trade deadline scenario for all..." July 05

  • MLB Home Run Derby Bracket Officially Revealed

    12 Up "The MLB Home Run Derby is set to take place on Monday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Yet, just days before the event, there was still some drama left to decide. After Javier Baez was forced to pull out of the event due to injury, MLB announced that Joc Pederson of..." July 04

  • Matt Bush has torn UCL, will have Tommy John surgery

    Lone Star Ball "Relief pitcher Matt Bush has a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery, per the beat guys on Twitter. This will result in him missing the rest of the 2019 and almost certainly all of the 2020 season. Bush had surgery in September of last year to repair a partial..." July 03

  • Xander Bogaerts among AL injury replacements added to All-Star roster

    The Score "Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will be an All-Star, after all. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Bogaerts, Tampa Bay Rays rookie Brandon Lowe, and Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios will serve as..." July 03