|Mike Trout engaging Clayton Kershaw marked the first time in history the reigning Most Valuable Player Award winners in each league squared off in a regular season game.
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|Trades will be made in August -- the only difference is that after 4 p.m. ET on Friday, general managers have to get a player through waivers before wheeling and dealing. Here's a look at a few who could still be traded.
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|While the actual Deadline day didn't feature many high-profile moves, the last week has been filled with them. Now that the dust has settled, here are the three clubs that I think improved the most as a result of Trade Deadline deals.
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|Dave Dombrowski recognized a challenge, embraced the opportunity and took a step in the right direction in the days leading up to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
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|Think we're done here? Pfft. Here are seven clubs who could make an August move.
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|We love it when big names change teams. We weigh the impact and declare winners and losers. We never let the losing side forget. Here's the funny thing about headline-grabbing Trade Deadline deals. Sometimes -- actually more than sometimes -- they're not the ones that have the most impact.
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|The whispers were loud, persistent and anonymous. The Phillies were asking too much, way too much, for their big-ticket items. As good as Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon were, there was no way they were worth the can't-miss prospects from the farm system of whichever team was being rumored to be most interested at the moment.
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|Zack Greinke left his consecutive innings streak in New York, at 45 2/3, last week, but the Dodgers' co-ace continued to rack up impressive numbers on Friday night against the Angels, with whom he spent a little less than half of the 2012 season.
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|Here's a look at what transpired in the nine days leading up to the Trade Deadline.
More»The MLB Tonight crew recaps trade deadline moves|
|Yoenis Cespedes was the highest impact offensive player left on the market, and three minutes prior to the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline on Friday, the Mets acquired him from the Tigers.
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|In the world of uncertainty hanging over the Toronto Blue Jays, one thing is certain -- general manager Alex Anthopoulos is putting it all on the table right now. The future? Who knows?
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|It's foolish to fault Dave Dombrowski's track record with the Detroit Tigers -- four consecutive division titles, two World Series appearances and more superb deals than I can count.
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|The day ended for the Houston Astros with one of those electrifying moments that makes the whole incredible ride feel magical. If things work out a certain way for this team, players and coaches might look back on Thursday and see it as another sign that something special is happening.
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|Cameron Maybin reflects on his childhood, and what being an Atlanta Brave means to him personally.
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|So, now what? A more appropriate question cannot be asked in the aftermath of the Mets-Brewers deal that didn't happen. The untraded -- red-eyed Wilmer Flores and rehabbing Zack Wheeler -- are still property of the Mets. And Carlos Gomez is now on his way to Houston.
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|With Major League Baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline hovering ahead at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, make no mistake about it -- all of the rumors have a deleterious effect on the players. No matter what they might say.
|At times such as this, ignorance truly can be bliss for a ballplayer with a job to do. As trade winds swirled all day around the Dodgers, Yasiel Puig was focused on mom, bobbleheads and, finally, pitches landing in his happy zone.
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|Wednesday offered a wide range of rumors and action on the trade front, sparking a look at 9 takeaways from the most dizzying day of deals (and non-deals) in recent memory.
More»GM Alderson, Flores on rumored trade with Brewers|
|Building a pitching staff at Coors Field, with the thin air and eye-popping dimensions, will always be a huge challenge. But it has to be met for the team to compete.
More»Mayo on prospects dealt to Rockies in Tulowitzki deal|
|Sonny Gray's actions spoke volumes on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where the locals have grown accustomed to brilliant pitching.
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|Padres general manager A.J. Preller may prove James Shields wrong by Friday's 1 p.m. PT non-waiver Trade Deadline, but the big right-hander doesn't believe he's going anywhere.
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|Sometimes, the best moves are the small ones. Really good teams make them all the time. Taken one by one, they don't raise eyebrows. Seen as part of a larger picture, they can significantly position a team for a stretch run.
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|Before this week, the Kansas City Royals could return to the World Series. Now they should return to the World Series. Before, they might win the title. Now, they'd better win the title.
More»Royals GM Moore discusses trading to acquire Zobrist|
|There is a reality the Rockies are coming to grips with. It is 5,280 feet elevation at Coors Field. It is not going to change. There's no magical elixir for what ails pitchers who are asked to make a living getting hitters out in Colorado.
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|Third baseman David Wright took grounders on a Major League infield before the Mets' 4-0 win over the Padres on Tuesday for the first since he was placed on the disabled list with spinal stenosis on April 15. The 32-year-old also took batting practice in the cage and ran.
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|Left field can be the bus terminal of positions in the Major Leagues. That's certainly been the case for the Orioles this season, but it would take only one trade to end the shuffling of faces and upgrade the lineup. Justin Upton looks like the perfect piece for the Orioles, sort of like he did for the Angels, whose general manager, Bill Stoneman, acquired Shane Victorino instead. So it would seem Upton is there to be taken for Baltimore, which makes all the sense in the world.
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|With some wheeling and dealing over the last few days, the fun may have just begun. We could see a few more studs exchanged in the next few days. The following five moves would make sense, so don't be surprised if they go down as described below.
More»GM Corner with O'Dowd on MLB Tonight|
|The focus for the Toronto Blue Jays as Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline nears is on strengthening their pitching staff.
More»MLB Tonight discusses Blue Jays lineup with Tulo|
|During the days when baseball's royalty visited the leafy and lovely village of Cooperstown, N.Y., someone must have said "You look great" to 60-year-old Dennis Eckersley, because he looks as if his 40th birthday is a few years in the future. Eck has displaced Sandy Koufax as the Hall of Famer who defies time and confounds the folks who flood the city in midsummer each year. Not that Koufax, closing in on 80, looks his age.
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|It's the day after the induction ceremonies when the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame always experience a sense of satisfaction mixed with relief. The speeches are over, and so is the good-natured heckling from the men who gather every summer, most of them having long been members of the Hall.
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