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3 Trade Deadline Moves to Make the Cubs True World Series Contenders

The young core of the Chicago Cubs has the North Side of Chicago dreaming big this season. What moves can the Cubs make to bring these dreams to fruition? Bleacher Report's Scott Miller joins Stephen Nelson to name three players the Cubs should target before the trade deadline to make them bona fide World Series contenders. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Orioles vs. Yankees Live Blog: Instant Updates and Analysis

The Baltimore Orioles are headed to the Bronx to face the New York Yankees on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET on the YES Network in the first of a three-game series. The Yankees have a four-game lead over the O's in the American League East and have won nine of their last 13 games after edging out the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, 2-1. Show More Summary

Yordano Ventura Optioned to Triple-A by Royals: Latest Details and Reaction

Yordano Ventura was brilliant in 2014, which has made his disappointing 2015 season all the more mystifying. His poor campaign took another wrong turn on Tuesday, as the Kansas City Royals announced on Twitter that he would be optioned...Show More Summary

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Live Blog: Instant Analysis and Reactions

There's nothing like a division-rivalry game post-All-Star break! The Baltimore Orioles travel to New York to take on the first-place Yankees Tuesday night in the first of a three-game series. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and More

The MLB trade market continues to heat up, and it seems there are a lot of teams interested in the same handful of players. Whether the contending teams are looking to add pitchers or hitters before the trade deadline, they might have to pay a premium in prospects in order to outbid rival organizations. Show More Summary

Beltre Ties Jeter for 29th Place on All-Time Doubles List

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hit the 544th double of his career in Monday's 8-7 loss to the Colorado Rockies, tying Derek Jeter for 29th place on the all-time doubles list, per MLB Milestones. The two-bagger came as part...Show More Summary

Barry Bonds Will No Longer Be Prosecuted by US Justice Department

Former Major League Baseball All-Star Barry Bonds is no longer being prosecuted for obstruction of justice charges. According to The Associated Press, the United States Department of Justice formally dropped Bonds' criminal prosecution...Show More Summary

Pujols Moves Up to 15th Place on All-Time Home Runs List

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols made the most of Monday's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox, hitting three home runs in the two games to move past Mike Schmidt for sole possession of 15th place on the all-time home...Show More Summary

MLB Players Creating Identities as Clutch Performers

For nearly two decades, the face of "clutch" in baseball was New York's Derek Jeter. Heck, one of his many nicknames—Captain Clutch—was built around his uncanny knack for coming through with a key hit when his team needed it the most. But the end of his Hall of Fame career didn't signal the end of clutch hitting in baseball. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest Week 16 News, Rumors and Speculation

Weeks and months of trade speculation have led us to this point, just over a week away from the arrival of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The current climate could be described like a scene from your typical eighth-grade...Show More Summary

The Best-Case Scenarios for Every MLB Team at the Trade Deadline

Although it can't happen, every team wants to come out on top in a potential trade. Over the next few slides, we'll take a look at how each organization can make that happen. The MLB trade deadline isn't just for contending teams trying to make last-minute tweaks for the pivotal stretch run. Show More Summary

It's Time for the Detroit Tigers to Sell and Rebuild

The 2015 season is a lost cause for the Detroit Tigers. With only a week and a half until the July 31 trade deadline, the Tigers must swallow some pride and become sellers. The four-time reigning American League Central Division champions currently own a mediocre 46-46 record. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Top DraftKings Bargains, Strategy for July 21

All 30 MLB teams are in action on Tuesday night, giving DraftKings daily fantasy players plenty of options to choose from. With no dominant aces taking the mound, it's a great day to find bargains on pitching. After anchoring your lineup...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Info on Jeff Samardzija, Ben Zobrist and More

It seems as if the Chicago White Sox might be leaning toward selling rather than buying as the trade deadline approaches. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal said the White Sox are in "listening mode" and elaborated on what that means: # WhiteSox will not tear down, trade Sale, etc. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Strategy, Primer for July 21

There are a number of high-priced options across the board for Tuesday's daily fantasy baseball contests, but not all of them are smart choices for your team. Here is a breakdown of the best and worst options available to help you take...Show More Summary

Jesus Montero's Turbulent Journey to Restore Hope for MLB Stardom

Jesus Montero isn't going to be the best player Brian Cashman ever traded. The New York Yankees general manager is going to be wrong on that prediction, not that he should stay up nights worrying about it. But stop for a moment and think...Show More Summary

Every MLB Contenders' Most Likely Trade Deadline Deal

Can you feel the tension? It's palpable. With MLB's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline now just 10 days away, all would-be contenders are on the clock to make improvements for the stretch run to October. And modern times being what they are, the phrase "all would-be contenders" encompasses more than half the league. Show More Summary

B/R's MLB 20 for '20: Projecting Top 20 Corner Outfielders in 2020

Baseball is a tough sport to predict on a daily basis, and it becomes exponentially more difficult to do so looking years into the future. But that's exactly what we're doing. The following is the seventh installment in a series we've...Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Generation Next Wave of Young Talent 'Special'

1. Generation Next Now Stepping into the Box Bryce Harper looked around the National League clubhouse last week, suddenly not as young as he once was. OK, so the kid is still just 22. But at his third All-Star Game, the age gap between him and his teammates wasn't so vast. Show More Summary

Old Albert Pujols Looking Like Younger Self as He Continues Home Run Surge

Yeah, Albert Pujols is 35 years old. And yeah, that's pretty old by baseball standards. But these days, he's swinging like he's 35 going on 25. Pujols went into the Los Angeles Angels' Monday double-header against the Boston Red Sox already having a turn-back-the-clock kind of season, as he was OPS'ing.844 with 26 home runs. Show More Summary

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