|Here's a Trade Deadline aficionado's guide to Friday's schedule -- with an eye on the available starting pitchers.
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|The Tampa Bay Rays may just be the key to everything at this point. That's the power that comes with having so much quality pitching and a bunch of teams anxious to upgrade their rotations.
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|Think quirky. Now combine that with baseball greatness for those already in Cooperstown or near its city limits. Yogi Berra comes to mind, and the same goes for Dizzy Dean, Harry Caray and Rickey Henderson. How about Ichiro Suzuki?
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|The famous Steve Bartman play in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field often has been told from the Cubs point of view, but never really from that of the Marlins, who went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series.
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|With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Monday at 4 p.m. ET, this is the weekend when decisions have to be made. Let's look at five teams who'll likely have stressful weekends.
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|Nobody wants their favorite team to be a seller in midseason. It's a sign that something's gone wrong or the team hasn't rebuilt quickly enough to be in a playoff race. But getting it right when you are a seller is just as important as landing the right pieces as a buyer, maybe even more important.
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|With MLB's non-waiver Trade Deadline set to arrive in less than a week, baseball is flush with rumors. Working as hard as any team executive, former GM Jim Duquette looks at five possible deals.
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|Trade talks surrounding Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy have intensified over the past 48 hours, sources say, and he was notably absent from the Brewers' lineup Thursday.
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|Suddenly, the Yankees have hope. Actually, lots of it. That's what a month of solid baseball has gotten them. Isn't that all any team asks for at this time of the year? Considering where they were just a few weeks ago, the Yankees will happily take it.
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|Dusty Baker admitted Wednesday that the Nationals "don't know" what the solution is for the struggling Jonathan Papelbon. And because the effects of age are something even a wise pitching coach like Mike Maddux will struggle to fix, it's time -- especially with the non-waiver Trade Deadline fast approaching -- for the Nats to consider alternatives.
More»High Heat discusses closer situation for Nationals|
|Now that the Chicago Cubs have addressed their bullpen with the acquisitions of Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery, they've shifted focus to another area of need: the outfield.
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|Every team in the Majors faces pressure to win. With Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, that pressure is mounting. These are the five teams in each league under the most scrutiny to make something happen before the Deadline.
More»Cubs discuss adding Chapman to their bullpen|
|With an eighth-inning single against the Phillies on Tuesday night at Marlins Park, Ichiro Suzuki crept three hits away from a place where only 29 Major Leaguers before him have gone: the 3,000-hit plateau.
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|The Rays are in Los Angeles for a two-game series, beginning Tuesday evening and concluding with Wednesday's lunch-hour matinee. There promises to be as much drama within the general managers' suites as on the field.
More»Jon Morosi joins the Rundown to talk Deadline|
|The Cubs may not be done after acquiring relief pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Joe Nathan and Mike Montgomery in recent days. They sure could use a left fielder, such as the A's Josh Reddick.
More»Phil Rogers discusses Chapman trade and more|
|Alex Bregman didn't get a hit in his Major League debut on Monday night, but he electrified the Minute Maid Park faithful when he just missed a grand slam, while playing some nifty third base.
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|The Yankees traded hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs after entering Monday with a 7.7 percent chance of reaching the postseason, according to FanGraphs.com. What, then, will become of the defending World Series champion Royals, and top arms Wade Davis and Edinson Volquez?
More»Jon Morosi discusses potential trade deals|
|Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.
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|Throughout the past few decades, the bulk of the attention-grabbing deals on Deadline Day are centered around pitchers. Here's a look at 10 star-studded deals from past Deadlines.
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|COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The night after Sunday afternoon's speeches is always the best time for the new inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It's a time to relax at dinner with their now fellow Hall of Famers, and receive their cherished ring.
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|Mike Piazza was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Ken Griffey Jr., and his devoted father, Vince, was in the forefront of the sun-drenched crowd as Mike gave his speech on the stage at the Clark Sports Center.
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|Could A's right-hander Sonny Gray still be moved by the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline? Sure. But the chances fell precipitously Thursday night.
More»Morosi discusses Trade Deadline, Pence, HOF weekend|
|The unthinkable has become feasible. The White Sox, who were already listening to trade offers for Chris Sale, could be more likely to deal him after the relationship between the star and his club appeared to come apart at the seams on Saturday.
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|When Rod Carew had a heart attack this past September near his home in Southern California, the first goals in his recovery was to make it to Spring Training and the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this year.
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|A different Fab Four was performing in the Hawkeye Room that sweet summer Sunday night in 2004. Kirby Puckett, Ozzie Smith, Eddie Murray and Dave Winfield provided a soulful impression of the Temptations as a combo headlined by Mudcat Grant played. Other Hall of Famers formed a perimeter in the room adjacent to the bar in the Otesaga, the hotel headquarters for Induction Weekend, and were quite entertained.
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|Dick Balderson had a three-year tenure as the general manager of the Seattle Mariners, and former Mariners president Chuck Armstrong said that during that time, Balderson made the two most significant moves in the franchise's history.
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|The non-waiver Trade Deadline is fast-approaching, and executives for contending clubs are weighing how aggressive they ought to be in shoring up their rosters between now and Aug. 1. Quite often, late-breaking developments compel action, and we've had quite a few of those developments this month. It's time, then, for a trade-related installment The Freak-Out Factor, a 1-10 scale with 1 being relative calm and 10 being a five-alarm fire worthy of a Deadline binge.
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|In a perfect world, what would your favorite team do? Forget fallback positions. Let's go for something that might just be the final touch. Let's attempt to put ourselves in the shoes of 10 executives as the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.
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|This was the 15th consecutive year that Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith led his "Play Ball with Ozzie" clinic.
|Whenever I think about the upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y., I get chills. The word "overwhelming" comes to mind, along with the words "unbelievable" and "surrealistic."
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