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3hJim Bowden

Top trade targets (plus best fits): Sale, Lucroy drawing plenty of calls

Jim Bowden has the latest on 16 players on the trade block, including which teams have expressed interest in Chris Sale and Jonathan Lucroy.

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2hScott Lauber

Boston's buying, and it's far from finished

Boston already landed starter Drew Pomeranz. But with the deadline looming, the Red Sox still need pitching -- and they're determined to get it.

Elias Stein
3hESPN.com

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

The Cubs are back as baseball's top team, and your confidence is high. Will it get higher? Weigh in now in our weekly poll.

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15hMichael Bonzagni

Jose Altuve comes up big in every possible way

Jose Altuve is hitting for average and power and is running the bases at a caliber previously unseen. Here's a snapshot look at his recent work.

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22hJim Caple

Caple: The 10 worst MLB uniforms ever

How bad were the throwback uniforms that Chris Sale carved up? Bad enough that the original articles have an honored place among MLB's all-time worst.

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MLB Trade Deadline 2016

As the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline approaches, stay up to date on all the latest moves, rumors and expert analysis.

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21hDavid Schoenfield

Ten memories that defined Mike Piazza

A look back at the Hall of Fame moments and highlights from the career of Mike Piazza, arguably the best hitting catcher of all time.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Source says the Cubs have been told that Hal Steinbrenner has signed off on trading Aroldis Chapman so no obstacles left to block 4-for-1 deal. Yankees would get SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Andrew Warren, OF Billy McKinney & a 4th player.

Derek Carty

Noah Syndergaard is worth considering for your DFS lineup any time he's pitching. But his high salary means you need to get creative with the rest. How to build a DFS lineup around Thor on Monday

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Aroldis Chapman told me when I asked him whether he wanted to finish the season with the Yankees: "Yes, that's what I would want to happen… but these rumors are getting pretty strong!"

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

This week, 40 years ago: Atlanta sports writers get upset when Braves owner Ted Turner raises beer price in the PRESS ROOM from .50 to .75.

Kurkjian: Cubs are closing in on Chapman

Tim Kurkjian gives the latest details on how close the Cubs are to trading for Aroldis Chapman, but explains that other teams could still get involved.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Addition of Adam Warren would give NYY a little more flexibility to move one of their other starters (Pineda? Eovaldi) in a thin SP market.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Clubs talking with the Red Sox say they're still trying to do "something big." But for what high-end starter? Chris Sale? Sonny Gray? Mystery pitcher?

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is scouting report on Gleyber Torres: Torres: Future All Star: Plus defender with good hitting instincts/advanced approach for age, improving offensive value....solid average hitter.....more power than people think 15-18 HR potential Great hand-eye coordination ..Avg runner but better underway, plus defender with plus arm. Cubs best prospect not in major leagues.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

So when this Yankees, Cubs deal is completed today...this is what we'll know: 1. Cubs remain team to beat and favorite to win World Series as Chapman is a difference maker in post-season because of ability to shut down Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy of Nats and lefty lineup of Giants. 2. Yankees got Cubs best prospect not in big leagues and potential future all star. 3. Yankees got far more for Chapman and I mean far more than what they gave up to get him. For more after it's official join us on Baseball Tonight 10 & 12.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Recently asked two AL talent evaluators about Red Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada's future position and got same answer: "Anywhere he wants." Dave Dombrowski doesn't typically regard any player as "untouchable," but indications are Moncada may be pretty close.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Twitter announces deal with MLB Advanced Media. Will stream ONE game per week. It's a start, but deal is so small.