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Ahead of Schedule: Chicago Cubs Are Serious Contenders Right Now

Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs have one of the best records in all of MLB
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Ahead of Schedule: Chicago Cubs Are Serious Contenders Right Now

Eyes of the collective Chicago media were surely rolling inside The Cubby Bear, Wrigleyville’s most popular bar, when new Cubs manager Joe Maddon proclaimed, “In my mind’s eye I’m going to be talking playoffs this year,” at his introductory press conference.

 

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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

Deadline deals turns Toronto from disappointment to title contender
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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

In April, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been the class of the American League East — at least on paper. Thankfully, baseball games aren’t played on paper, they’re played on grass and dirt — except at the Rogers Center in Toronto where the game is played on turf.

 

Toronto Blue Jays Trade for David Price

Price marks the second star player added in the past few days, along with Troy Tulowitzki.

The Detroit Tigers recently opened up definitively to selling their impending free agents, and the Toronto Blue Jays made use of that. The teams swapped pitchers, as the Blue Jays received David Price for three pitching prospects. The move provides the Blue Jays a much-needed starting pitching ace, as their offense is best in the MLB in terms of runs scored.

 

Clayton Kershaw Continues Dominant Streak Along With Zack Greinke

Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch at historic levels, as does Zack Greinke.

Clayton Kershaw just pitched his third straight game with 10+ strikeouts, no walks, and no runs allowed. That’s never been accomplished before. He’s pitched 29 straight scoreless innings. It shouldn’t be that surprising that Kershaw is this good, but he’s performing at historic levels. And this year, he’s not even the clear-cut best pitcher on his own team.

 

Houston Astros Acquire Scott Kazmir in First Major Trade Before Deadline

The Astros look to make a run for the playoffs with their new pitching addition.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Houston Astros have made the first major move, acquiring Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics. There had been plenty of speculation that the Astros were targeting a quality starting pitcher, and they did such. Just two games back in the AL West, the Astros lost their lead just before the All-Star break.

 

2015 MLB Trade Deadline: 12 Players to Watch

With the upcoming July 31 deadline, here are some of the best players available.
2015 MLB Trade Deadline: 12 Players to Watch

With the MLB Trade Deadline approaching, the most frantic few weeks in baseball are about to unfold. As always, several high-profile players could be headed to new destinations to help out a team that desperately needs an upgrade. Take a look at some players who will probably be headed elsewhere:

 

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David Price, SP

The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

The Phillies could trade several players before the July 31 deadline, including ace Cole Hamels
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The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

With the trade deadline just a little more than a week away, the hot stove is starting to heat up as teams are looking to make deals for an October run or to unload bad contracts for a better future.

5 Teams That Will Be Buyers at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline

Take a look at which teams will be looking to add players before the deadline.

The MLB trade deadline is an important time for playoff contenders to add a key player(s) in order to bolster their team. Even just one move could be enough to make a team a serious World Series threat. Thus, take a look at some of the teams looking to make a move:
 

6 Teams That Will Be Sellers at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline

With the upcoming MLB deadline, here are some of the teams looking to trade away their players.

As the MLB trade deadline nears, several teams have key players that could make a great difference elsewhere. For the most part, they would be half-season rentals to be stronger playoff contenders. As part of these potential deals, these sellers will look to pick up top prospects for the near future. Take a look at some of the teams looking to trade away some of their players:

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