Favoritessettings

Getty Images
2hJim Bowden

Four trades I'd like to see between now and the deadline

Jim Bowden discusses the trades he'd like to see before the deadline, including the best landing spots are for Wade Davis and Jake Odorizzi.

Rob Foldy/Getty Images
9hWalter Villa, Special to ESPN.com

Dee Gordon goes hitless in return to Marlins lineup

Dee Gordon didn't do anything at the plate Thursday in his return from suspension, but he remains focused and has the support of Marlins teammates.

play
Ichiro doubles for hit 2,998 (0:21)
play
Cold Hard Facts: Trade deadline looming (0:56)
David Hahn/Icon Sportswire
11hAdam Rubin

Source: Mets' Lagares likely back to the DL

With a partially torn ligament in his left thumb that may require surgey, the New York Mets will call up Brandon Nimmo and likely put Juan Lagares on the disabled list, a source tells ESPN.

play
Trying to catch a foul ball with your cup is not the best idea (0:20)
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
20hEno Sarris

How Rich Hill turned around his career

How did veteran lefty Rich Hill turn things around after years of injuries and poor performances? As Eno Sarris writes, tweaks to how and where he throws the ball have given his career new life.

play
Locker Room Lawyer: The Chris Sale debate (4:41)
Barry Chin/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
1dDan McCarthy, ESPN Stats & Information

David Ortiz's retirement tour: One last trip to Anaheim

David Ortiz's first home run with the Red Sox was against the Angels. It wasn't his only memorable hit against the team. We look at some others.

play
Kurkjian doesn't see Angels winning protest (1:19)
play
Harbaugh's first pitch, Chapman's debut and clubhouse antics (1:02)
Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
17hBuster Olney

How Chapman trade altered reliever market

The Cubs made the first big relief pitching splash has reset the reliever trade market, so what's next for other buyers looking to add bullpen talent?

ESPN Illustration
2d

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.

play
Piazza explains move into Italian soccer (1:17)

Now

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Padres are getting both first base prospect Josh Naylor and right-handed pitcher Luis Castillo in their deal with the Marlins in exchange for veteran starters Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. Padres continue to be huge winners as "sellers" continuing philosophy of quality over quantity with no concerns of how far away the prospects are away from the big leagues. Marlins must make post-season for this deal to work for them.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I have heard the Mets have no intention of trading Double-A prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith. As for the Brewers and Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee officials came back to the Mets on Thursday with a proposal that was not out-of-hand rejected. The Mets previously had believed any chance of landing Lucroy was dead. Still, Mets personnel don't have a handle on whether Milwaukee's interest in a deal with them is genuine or being used to drive up bids elsewhere for Lucroy.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing there is nothing imminent with the Mets involving a trade. So if anything materializes, and there are no guarantees, it is a lot more likely to come closer to Monday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. Remember, the Mets acquired Addison Reed last year in August via a waiver deal.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Marlins newest starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea will benefit from a much improved defensive infield as pointed out by @bbtn Alex Cora. Marlins have +14 infield defensive runs saved while the Padres are -18. However, the Marlins grossly over paid in the trade by including last year's first round pick 19-year old Josh Naylor who profiles out to a middle of the order impact bat. Another indication on how strong the sellers market really is. The trade being in place was first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney.

Bautista's bat flip an ‘NHL 17’ celebration

Thanks to the creators of the upcoming “NHL 17” game, Jose Bautista's iconic bat flip will live on in hockey goal celebration form. Iconic toss

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Angels honor Big Papi

There was some sincere flattery during David Ortiz's last series in Anaheim.

play0:18

Bowden: Four trades I'd like to see

The Mets, Rangers, Astros and Indians are all linked to Jonathan Lucroy but Jim Bowden says the best fit would be the team looking to replace an injured catcher. Dream deals (Insider)

Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports

Cole is red hot

David Schoenfield thinks Cole Hamels may have nudged ahead in a wide-open AL Cy Young race after striking out 12 Royals. Five things we learned Thursday

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Sources: The Marlins, who have been looking for rotation depth, have an agreement in place to acquire Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner.

Fan gets souvenir, smooch from d'Arnaud

Chase d'Arnaud couldn't reach a foul ball but got up close and personal with a fan in the first row.

play0:26

Aybar makes impressive spinning catch

Erick Aybar went a long distance for this dizzying grab.

play0:24

Ichiro's road to 3,000 hits

With Ichiro Suzuki sitting two hits away from the milestone, here's a look at some of his most memorable hits.

play1:10

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter John Lackey discuss their new revamped bullpen and the possibility of starters coming out of games earlier. He beat the Sox 3-1 with Aroldis Chapman getting the victory.

play0:50

Fan finds her groove after a hat catch

A woman at the Phillies-Diamondbacks game celebrates after making a grab over the railing.

play0:25