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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Top 10 Pickups for Week 16

At a previous time as recent as June, seeing these MLB players on the fantasy baseball waiver wire would have seemed ridiculous. As the unofficial second half of the baseball season kicks into gear, ailing managers can locate relief from familiar options. Show More Summary

MLB Betting Preview: New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs Odds, Analysis

The New York Mets (49-42) have won all four meetings with the Chicago Cubs (55-36) so far this season and eight in a row overall dating back to last year’s National League Championship Series as they battle Monday in the first of three...Show More Summary

Jacob deGrom Must Continue Ace Return to Save Mets' Suddenly Unsettled Rotation

Remember when the New York Mets' vaunted super-rotation was a beacon of hope and stability in Queens? So much for that. Matt Harvey is lost for the season to shoulder surgery. Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz are pitching through bone spurs in their elbows. Show More Summary

Pirates vs. Nationals: Stats, Highlights and Reaction to 18-Inning Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals played the equivalent of two games in one Sunday. Their showdown at Nationals Park stretched all the way into the 18th inning before the visitors prevailed, 2-1. In terms of highlights,...Show More Summary

Rich Hill Injury: Updates on Athletics SP's Blister and Return

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill had to leave his start Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a popped blister, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. According to Slusser and Bob Nightengale...Show More Summary

Biggest MLB Duds of Week 15, Position by Position

It doesn't seem possible, but we're closer to the end of baseball's regular season than we are the beginning. With the All-Star Game behind us, the second half of the regular season has officially gotten underway. For some players, like...Show More Summary

Matt Moore Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Rays SP

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore is reportedly the subject of trade negotiations with the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline approaching. On Saturday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the Texas Rangers are having ongoing talks with...Show More Summary

How Much Could Yankees Actually Sell on Summer Trade Market?

For the New York Yankees, July 31 is looking less like the trade deadline and more like a sell-by date. By now, there's little question that selling on the summer market is what they should do. Rather, a better question is how much they'll actually be able to sell. That may be the question the Yankees are asking themselves right now. Show More Summary

Arodys Vizcaino Injury: Updates on Braves Closer's Oblique and Return

The Atlanta Braves placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained right oblique. News of the transaction came from the team's official Twitter account. The club also announced it reinstated relief...Show More Summary

Carlos Beltran Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Yankees OF

With the New York Yankees' (44-45) playoff hopes slowly fading, Carlos Beltran's impending free agency will make him a strong trade chip for the team. Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees "will trade" Beltran "if things don't turn" around in the two weeks before the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. More to follow. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Yankees Pitcher

With the New York Yankees (44-45) continuing to fall in the playoff standings, Aroldis Chapman's impending free agency makes him an attractive trade chip. Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Yankees "will trade" Chapman "if things don't turn" around before the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. More to follow. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Daniel Murphy Injury: Updates on Nationals 2B's Hamstring and Return

As the Washington Nationals' quest to get back to the postseason marches on, All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy will sit out at least one game with a hamstring injury. Continue for updates. Murphy Not in Nationals Lineup Saturday,...Show More Summary

Post-All-Star Break MLB Predictions for 2016 Trades, Playoff Races and More

You can't predict baseball. Well, not with that attitude. MLB resumed action on Friday, starting the unofficial second half to 2016. Sure, every team has already played more than 81 games, but the four-day reprieve created the feel of a fresh beginning. Of course, not everything went according to plan before the All-Star break. Show More Summary

Justin Smoak, Blue Jays Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Toronto Blue Jays and first baseman Justin Smoak came to terms on a two-year contract extension with an option for the 2019 campaign Saturday. According to Barry Davis of Sportsnet, the deal will pay Smoak $4.125 million in each of the first two years, and the third-year option is worth $6 million. Show More Summary

Wil Myers Contract: Latest News, Rumors on 1B's Negotiations with Padres

With first baseman Wil Myers in the midst of his first All-Star season, both he and the San Diego Padres are reportedly open to working out a long-term contract. Continue for updates. Myers, Padres Looking Toward Offseason Negotiations Saturday,...Show More Summary

Nathan Eovaldi Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Yankees Pitcher

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is reportedly generating interest from multiple teams ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Saturday the Pittsburgh Pirates have already engaged in discussions with the Yankees about the right-hander. Show More Summary

Takeaways from MLB Week 15

The trade market opened in earnest Thursday when the Boston Red Sox acquired left-handed starter Drew Pomeranz. It marked the beginning of what should be a competitive July trade season with several teams remaining in the playoff hunt. While...Show More Summary

Astros Keep Loading Up for AL West Run with $47.5M Cuban Star Yulieski Gurriel

It's not about the fit. It's about the talent. Don't worry about how the Houston Astros will fit all their good infielders into the lineup. Worry about the fact they have so many good players in the first place. I'm not going to useShow More Summary

Stephen Strasburg Becomes 5th Pitcher to Start 13-0 in Cy Young Era

Washington Nationals All-Star ace Stephen Strasburg went eight innings during Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one earned run and just three hits while striking out six, improving to 13-0 on the season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Strasburg is the fifth pitcher since 1956 to start a season 13-0 or better. Show More Summary

MLB Reportedly 'Looking Into' David Ortiz's Comments for Tampering

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz may be headed for retirement after the 2016 season, but his thoughts about the future of the team's roster could land him in hot water with MLB. On Friday, ESPN.com's Scott Lauber reported MLB is "looking...Show More Summary

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