1. Washington Nationals: Trading for Kurt Suzuki Will Help Them Down the Stretch

    The Washington Nationals have traded for catcher Kurt Suzuki and cash from the Oakland Athletics in return for minor-league catcher David Freitas according to Ben Nicholson-Smith at MLB Trade Rumors ...

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  2. Philadelphia Phillies: Why Carlos Ruiz Deserves MVP Consideration

    Before the season, nobody would have thought that Carlos Ruiz would be among the most productive offensive players in baseball. After what he has done so far this season, it would not be surprising at all to hear his name even in MVP discussions...

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  3. Philadelphia Phillies: Grading Each of Their Moves at the MLB Trade Deadline

    Until the final day before the trade deadline, nobody really knew if the Philadelphia Phillies were going to be buyers or sellers...

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  4. MLB Power Rankings: Rating Each Team's World Series Hopes After Trade Deadline

    The MLB trade deadline brought a lot of changes around Major League Baseball. Some teams decided to make big additions, while others decided that perhaps they would be better off trying to compete for a World Series in the future...

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  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Why the Texas Rangers Should Steer Clear of Josh Beckett

    The Boston Red Sox are gauging interest in Josh Beckett , and they called the Texas Rangers as a potential partner, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports . The Texas Rangers should stay away from this trade...

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  6. Philadelphia Phillies' 2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Shouldn't Wait Too Long to Deal

    The Philadelphia Phillies are still open to trading Shane Victorino and other pieces, but we might be waiting right up until the MLB trade deadline to see if anything actually happens, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports ...

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  7. Usain Bolt: Why Jamaican Star Is Under Most Pressure at 2012 Olympics

    Usain Bolt is synonymous with sprinting. After his dominating performance during the 2008 Summer Olympics where he shattered the 100-meter and 200-meter world records, he ...

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  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Marlins Want 'Teixeira-Like Deal' for Josh Johnson

    The Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Josh Johnson is not going to be traded before July 31 unless his price tag is lowered...

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  9. Baltimore Orioles: Should They Be Interested in Francisco Liriano?

    The Baltimore Orioles are interested in trading for left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports ...

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  10. Why the Hanley Ramirez Trade Is Perfect for the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Shortstop Hanley Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers with relief pitcher Randy Choate in return for young starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and a minor leaguer, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports ...

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  11. MLB Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies "Eager" to Trade Hunter Pence

    The Philadelphia Phillies are "eager" to trade Hunter Pence , according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports . If Pence is truly going to be on the move, the Cole Hamels situation could end up being quite a bit more interesting...

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  12. MLB Trade Rumors: Will Josh Johnson Be on the Move from Miami?

    There is a lot of interest around Miami Marlins starting pitcher Josh Johnson as the trade deadline draws nearer, but the Marlins would need to be blown out of the water to make a trade happen...

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  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Oakland Athletics Interested in Chase Headley

    Chase Headley has been one of the most popular names in the rumor mill, and according to Buster Olney of ESPN , the Oakland Athletics have joined the hunt for the San Diego Padres third baseman...

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  14. MLB Trade Deadline: Ranking the 10 Most Trigger-Happy GMs in Baseball

    As the summer draws on, more and more Major League Baseball teams are going to start wheeling and dealing. Naturally, buyers and sellers are going to emerge, and many players will find themselves putting on new uniforms in unfamiliar locker rooms...

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  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Interested in James Shields

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have interest in Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher James Shields , according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports . He noted that the Detroit Tigers have scouted Shields as well...

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  16. Washington Nationals: Why Are They Pursuing Ryan Dempster?

    The Washington Nationals are out to prove that they are one of the best teams in baseball by seriously pursuing Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports ...

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  17. Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard Back for Philadelphia Phillies: Too Little, Too Late?

    The Philadelphia Phillies are now almost entirely healthy. Roy Halladay made his return Tuesday, while Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are getting back into the offense...

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  18. Biggest 'Bros' in Baseball Today

    When you think of someone who is a bro, what do you think of? For me, it is all about the attitude. These guys have swagger and confidence even when they aren't performing well...

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  19. Atlanta Braves: Who Exactly Are "Top of the Rotation" Trade Options?

    The Atlanta Braves need pitching, but they are only looking for "top-of-the-rotation" pitchers as we approach the trade deadline, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN ...

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  20. Report: Los Angeles Dodgers Have Interest in Jimmy Rollins at Short

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have some interest in Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins , "sources said Monday," Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports. The topic is surely going to generate some controversy among Phillies fans...

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  21. Seattle Mariners: Keeping Ichiro Suzuki Around for the Near Future Makes Sense

    The Seattle Mariners are looking to keep Ichiro Suzuki around past the trade deadline, and they are also hoping to bring him back for 2013, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports ...

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  22. MLB Trade Rumors: What Is Going to Happen with Shane Victorino?

    Shane Victorino is in a precarious position right now with the Philadelphia Phillies . According to Buster Olney of ESPN , the Phillies have put an extremely high price tag on the switch-hitting center fielder...

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  23. Baltimore Orioles: Signing Kevin Gausman Important for Future Success

    The Baltimore Orioles made the deadline and have announced an agreement with first-round pick Kevin Gausman, according to Keith Law of ESPN ...

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  24. Philadelphia Phillies: Why They Shouldn't Be Scared of Hamels' Contract Length

    While the Philadelphia Phillies are making one last push to try to keep the Cole Hamels in Philadelphia, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN , the length of the contract very well might be the issue right now...

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  25. Ideal Companions: Ranking the Best Pitcher-Catcher Combos in Baseball

    The pitcher and catcher relationship is built entirely on trust. The catcher needs to trust that the pitcher will put the ball exactly where he wants it, and the pitcher needs to trust that the catcher will call a good game behind the plate...

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