From Mike Trout to Yoan Moncada, here are the players their teams should decline to trade as Monday's deadline approaches.
Cubs, Arrieta in uncharted territory
The Cubs have lost four straight Jake Arrieta starts and seven of 10 after they won 23 of his starts in a row. The last time Arrieta's team lost four of his starts consecutively was when he was with the Orioles in 2012, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
There is no doubt Devin Hester is the greatest return man in NFL history, but is that enough to earn him a spot in Canton?
White Sox keep the good times rolling
With their ninth-inning rally to beat the Cubs on Monday, the White Sox became the first team with three straight walk-off wins since the Cardinals in May of 2015 and first team in the franchise's history to accomplish that same feat since 1962, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.
Kyle Hendricks' changeup has been a key to his success this season, while James Shields' fastball has helped him turn things around with the White Sox
AL teams win in style on Monday
The Rangers, Orioles and White Sox all won courtesy of some late-game heroics. Things were straightforward for Texas and Chicago, while Baltimore walked off on a fielding error by Colorado's pitcher in the 10th inning.
Sale, Arrieta following similar paths
Short of Jake Arrieta cutting up Cubs throwback jerseys, his season and that of White Sox ace Chris Sale have been remarkably similar in terms of early success and recent struggles.
Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer
Brian Urlacher on whether Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer: "100 percent."
Fan confidence in the Cubs was up last week. With Aroldis Chapman now in the Wrigley Field bullpen, will it go through the roof? Vote now!
Buster Olney talks to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago about the Cubs' deal for Aroldis Chapman, what Chapman brings to the club's bullpen, reaction in the clubhouse and more.
The Crosstown Classic is here, and Chicago's two MLB ballparks are a contrast in concrete. And while the Cell has its perks, The View will take Wrigley -- and its surroundings -- any day.
Corey Wootton is retiring from the NFL after six seasons in the league. He recorded a career-high seven sacks for the Bears in 2012.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Aroldis Chapman vs Cubs potential Oct opponents: Washington - 12 APP since 2012, 1 run, 26 K, 15.1 IP SF - 5 APP last 2 years, 10 K, 6.2 IP, 2 R & BS last Sept LA - 9 APP in career, 0 runs, 17 K, 5 hits, 9 IP
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a front-line starter and might be willing to deal top prospect Julio Urias if the Chicago White Sox shop Chris Sale.
The Big Ten has some historic venues. Cast your vote for the toughest place to play.
The Big Ten has led the nation in college basketball attendance for 40 years. So where is the toughest place to steal a win: MSU's Breslin Center, IU's Assembly Hall or Wisconsin's Kohl Center?
Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer
Lovie Smith, back in Chicago as the new Illinois coach, leads off Day 2 of Big Ten media days. Smith says the Illini "are not there yet" in terms of competing for championships, but he intends to get them to that point.
Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio and Kirk Ferentz lead a parade of coaches and players who will take the stage on Day 2 of Big Ten media days.
Cubs honcho Theo Epstein said talking to Aroldis Chapman about his suspension for domestic violence was one of the key factors before making the deal.
With Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs have the NL's best bullpen. It doesn't make them World Series locks, but they are now clear favorites to get there.
With Aroldis Chapman set to step in Tuesday as the Cubs' closer, Mike Montgomery, who was acquired last week, gave up the winning run in the ninth.