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MLB debate: Cubs' bats or Mets' arms?

The Mets are stacked with young pitchers, the Cubs with young hitters. Which core group would you rather have? Let the debate begin.

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Pre-Civil War baseball card heads to auction

For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album.

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Shandler: Dump deals that make sense

For fantasy baseball owners in keeper leagues, the 2015 season title chase might be over, so Ron Chandler explains some "dump" deals that might be beneficial for first- and last-place teams.

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Monday's power rankings

Following an impressive start -- only his second in the majors -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Cody Anderson leads our nightly power rankings.

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Bogaerts, Betts bright spots for Red Sox (1:26)
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2hMark Saxon

Dodgers have a frustrating evening

The Los Angeles Dodgers endured their most frustrating loss of 2015 on Monday, 10-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Joey Gallo's line last night: 1 for 5, 4 K, 1 triple. 18th to have that line, including Rickey, Cito Gaston, Frank Howard & Reggie Sanders!

Rangers activate Josh Hamilton

The outfielder said he was "good to go" Monday and has been activated from the DL today. The team optioned Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Sonny Gray scratched from tonight's start. Gray ranks first in AL in ERA (2.09) and well-hit average (.078), second in opponent OPS (.533)

Yankees GM: CC not leaving rotation

Brian Cashman said there is no chance CC Sabathia (3-8, 5.59 ERA) will be removed from the starting rotation: "We're going to continue to give him every opportunity to work through this for the foreseeable future."

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Bowden: Identifying MLB's trade sellers

Among the teams who are likely to be sellers before the July 31 trade deadline are the Brewers, who must try and persuade teams that SS Jean Segura can return to his rookie form and that 3B Aramis Ramirez has something left in the tank. 10 likely sellers (Insider)

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How good are the Royals?

Tim Kurkjian explains to SportsCenter that the Royals are the best team in a weak American League thanks to great defense and a strong bullpen.

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Trout's career HR total: 500? 600?

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian told SportsCenter: "He'll have more than 500. Sure about that. And we're still almost 400 short of that. That's how confident we are."

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Kurkjian: Blue Jays must do something

Tim Kurkjian told SportsCenter: "This year, I think they're going to do something. If they go get a starter -- a good one -- and a closer -- a good one -- then I think they become the team to beat in the [AL] East."

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The Mets are paying Bobby Bonilla $1.19M this year. Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard & Matz cost less than $2M COMBINED.

Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

"When I asked Pete to be our manager on an interim basis, we had to wait for (him) to say yes,'' Amaro said. "He graciously accepted.''

BBTN's Monday Web Gem

George Springer made a terrific diving catch in center field, but can he take down the whole of Miami's infield on his own?

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Mets' Matz a hero -- sandwich, that is

New York's Steven Matz -- who allowed two runs in 7 2/3 IP and went 3-for-3 with 4 RBIs in his MLB debut Sunday -- visited the hometown deli that named a sandwich after him with teammate Jacob deGrom on Monday. Matz didn't order his personal sub but called it "cool" to have his own hero. (via Newsday)

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