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Power Rankings — Can Yankees bust Dodgers-Astros monopoly on No. 1?

[ad_1] Even with just a short week after the All-Star break to go on, our voters responded quickly to the rising fortunes of some teams to produce a few shake-ups as we embark upon the season's second half. While the Dodgers continue to reign atop our rankings, they once again could not claim every first-place vote and saw their margin narrow to a single ballot. Will the Yankees become the
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2019 MLB trade deadline rumors, news, analysis and trade tracker

[ad_1] Will Madison Bumgarner, Trevor Bauer and other topflight arms move in July deals? The MLB trade deadline is approaching and we've got you covered with all of the trade rumors, reaction and analysis you need as your team ponders its next blockbuster move in the first season with one single deadline.Whether you root for a buyer or a seller -- or someone in between -- you can keep up
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Baseball would be a ‘backup job’

[ad_1] HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is not ruling out a career in baseball after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox last month but remains committed to football."My career is football," he said Monday at SEC media days. "My main focus is football [in] college, then hopefully a career in the NFL. Then [baseball] is kind of like a backup plan, backup job."The Red Sox selected Franks,
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Red Sox start playoff push, get Cashner from O’s

[ad_1] The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero, the teams announced Saturday.Boston, which is looking for a starter with Nathan Eovaldi slated to go to the bullpen when he comes off the injured list, also received cash considerations in the deal.Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Cashner would start Tuesday against the Toronto Blue
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O’s deal Cashner to Red Sox for two prospects

[ad_1] The Boston Red Sox have acquired right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor leaguers Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero, the teams announced Saturday.Boston, which is looking for a starter with Nathan Eovaldi slated to go to the bullpen when he comes off the injured list, also received cash considerations in the deal.Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Cashner would start Tuesday against the Toronto Blue
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MLB second-half preview — Answering baseball’s biggest questions

[ad_1] The All-Star break is over. Time to get back to work.With the season officially resuming tonight, we look at the contenders, the train wrecks, the trade deadline and more.The contenders1. Midseason predictions reset: Who are your picks for the wild cards, division champs and World Series?Jeff Passan: The New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros lead their respective divisions now, and they'll do so after the final day
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Ortiz has third surgery after complications

[ad_1] Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz underwent a third surgery earlier this week because of complications from the gunshot wound he suffered last month in the Dominican Republic.Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, announced the latest surgery in a statement released Thursday by the Red Sox. She did not disclose details about the complications but said Ortiz is "recovering well and in good spirits."Ortiz, 43, is still recovering at Massachusetts General
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Fernando Tatis Jr. and MLB’s Most Exciting Player every year since he was born

[ad_1] 9:30 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"When each night of baseball begins, the player I want to watch more than any other is Fernando Tatis Jr. There are scores of players I'm interested in, hot streaks to follow, stat chases to track, pennant races to care about, matchups, backstories, new players, breakouts, a constantly changing