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Trade deadline looms; let Friday's frenzy begin!

Where will Justin Upton land? What about Yoenis Cespedes? Do the Yankees get a starter? We should know most of the answers by today's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline.

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Best trade fits for remaining available options

Jim Bowden lists the players remaining on the trade market, including Craig Kimbrel, Jay Bruce and Tyson Ross, and what teams are interested in them.

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12hKieran Darcy

Wilmer Flores moving on from trade drama

Wilmer Flores spoke to reporters following the New York Mets' loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, reflecting on the events of the night before.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Starlin Castro back in the trade mix?

Just when Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro thought he was safe comes word the team is "aggressively" shopping the three-time All-Star.

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Olney on Mets' collapsed Car-Go deal

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney shares his takes on the fallout of a collapsed deal to acquire Carlos Gomez by the Mets. Plus, the Rangers' acquisition of Cole Hamels and the Nationals' acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon.

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Sarris: Closers-in-waiting to target in fantasy

Looking at the factors that determine when a closer will lose his job, Eno Sarris identifies 10 such players in MLB, as well as which of their teammates will ascend to the role.

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Asked an exec talking to #Padres if they had time to trade about 8 guys today. Laughed & said: "Safe to say they'll be exceptionally active"

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Crazy Stat of Day: 2 pitchers ever have completed calendar month with 50 K & ERA below 0.50. Clayton Kershaw tries to become No. 3 tonight.

Carlos Gomez with the quote of the week

Gomez's medical records contributed to the Mets-Brewers trade breaking down, according to reports. To that he said: "I don't have any [physical] problem. I've been playing. I feel sexy." The Astros agreed and traded for the OF.

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Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Happy Trade Deadline Day! A lot can happen between now and 4 ET...let the madness begin.

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#PhotoOfTheNight: Jason Castro celebrates with his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run to defeat the Angels, 3-0.

Bowden: Best remaining options

The MLB trade deadline looms this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, and there are still quality options available. So who might snatch up Craig Kimbrel, Jay Bruce or Tyson Ross? Jim Bowden has the answers. Potential fits (Insider)

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Cubs are on Tommy Hunter; the Cubs aren't really in the Craig Kimbrel mix now. Houston continues to talk Kimbrel.

Kershaw to make historic pitch to Trout

Facing off tonight will be 2014 NL MVP Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers against the Angels and 2014 AL MVP Mike Trout. The first offering Kershaw makes to Trout will be the first pitch in MLB history thrown by one reigning league MVP to another. (via Elias)

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Johnny Cueto to make Royals debut today

In 53 starts over the last two seasons, Cueto has pitched at least 7 scoreless innings 10 times, tied for the third-most such starts in the majors in that time. Adam Wainwright (12) and Clayton Kershaw (11) are the only pitchers with more.

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Nate Adcock needs Tommy John surgery

The Reds reliever, who was hoping it was merely a strain or tendinitis in his triceps, is "just in shock" after the diagnosis. Adcock has appeared in 13 games this season and could have surgery as soon as Tuesday.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

If NYM trade for Bruce or JUpton today and take on a big salary, that will undercut the conspiracy theories that money gutted Gomez deal.