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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.

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10hWalter 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.

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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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Cold Hard Facts: Trade deadline looming (0:56)
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12hAdam 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.

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21hEno 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.

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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.

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18hBuster 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?

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The Indians could pursue a deal for Andrew Miller, or Jonathan Lucroy -- and presumably, ask from NYY, MIL would be on some of same players.

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Some evaluators in the industry love the Cashner trade for the Padres, in the value exchange and what SD got back for Cashner, Rea.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

How historically poor have the Mets been by hitting .204 with runners in scoring position this season? Well, the last team to finish a season with a lower average with RISP was the 1969 San Diego Padres at .201. They went 52-110 that year.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The #Marlins will also send RHP Jarred Cosart to the #Padres in the Andrew Cashner/Colin Rea deal, sources said.

'Rookie of the Year' returns to Wrigley

Thomas Ian Nicholas threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field Thursday, 23 years after starring in the film "Rookie of the Year."

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Marlins need rotation help, but Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea project as just minor upgrades the rest of the way. The cost is 19-year-old first baseman Josh Naylor, last year's first-round pick. A good upside play for the Padres for an impending free agent and a No. 5-type starter.

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

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Angels honor Big Papi

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

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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)

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