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Trade Deadline Roundup

Here’s what happened in the NL Central in the week leading to the trade deadline this afternoon.

As expected, the last-place Brewers were very active …

National League

7 trade deadline takeways: How misery fueled biggest buyers

The greatest motivator in baseball, it turns out, is missing the playoffs.

The Royals missed it every year after winning the World Series in 1985 …

Toronto Blue Jays

Yoenis Cespedes going to Mets, fourth team in two years

NEW YORK -- Having endured six straight losing seasons and absent from the postseason since 2006, the New York Mets are going full throttle to reverse those disappointments this October.

Thirteen minutes before the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline Friday, the Mets agreed to acquire left fielder Yoenis …

Detroit

Red Sox don't make a deadline trade, but they didn't have to

The Red Sox were involved in a number of negotiations during deadline day, but they didn't end up making a trade before the 4 pm buzzer. That's …

Boston

Parra deal nets another building block for Crew

Milwaukee lands RHP prospect Davies from Orioles for outfielder

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers were busy ahead of Friday's 3 p.m. CT non-waiver Trade Deadline, and as a result, Gerardo Parra was on the move again.

Parra, traded from the D-backs to the Brewers last July 31, was shipped to Baltimore on …

Milwaukee Brewers

San Francisco Giants acquire Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They …

Major League Baseball

Scott Boras: Marlins players are pissed Marcell Ozuna is in minors

Scott Boras says that Miami Marlins players are pissed off at the team over the handling of Marcell Ozuna.

Ozuna, who is represented by Boras, was …

Baseball

Glen Perkins’ wife pens essay about Twitter hate Twins closer experiences

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star …

Examining the rise of Tommy John surgery in youth baseball

This is the eighth in a series of sports medicine articles from the world-renowned Rothman Institute. Series Editors are Rothman doctors Richard H.

Baseball

Mets face familiar feeling of everything crashing down around them as deadline nears

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NEW YORK — Here are some words from Opening Day in 2014, when the …

Major League Baseball

Don’t Freak, But a Computer Ump Just Called a Baseball Game

During the summer, San Rafael’s Albert Park baseball stadium typically draws around 450 people to watch the minor-league San Rafael Pacifics. On this …

Baseball

Dodgers acquire key pitchers as trade with Marlins, Braves finalized

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away, a source tells ESPN's Jim Bowden.

The Dodgers also obtained first baseman Michael Morse from Miami and top prospect Jose …

Baseball

Here's J.J. Watt Clobbering HRs During Batting Practice at Minute Maid Park

Houston Texans defensive end/human Chip Hazard doll J.J. Watt is spending his Thursday afternoon visiting Minute Maid Park.

MLB.com Astros reporter Chandler Rome posted video of Watt taking some pitches.

He's not hitting the balls so much as sending them abroad to study other cultures and experience …

Mike Trout

St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Sign $1 Billion TV Contract

The St. Louis Cardinals have been the most consistent team in baseball over the past 15 years, and Fox Sports Midwest rewarded that distinction Thursday with a new massive contract.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the 15-year deal, which will go into effect when the current …

Baseball

Blue Jays Go All in for Shot at October

First, it was Troy Tulowitzki. Two days later, it's David Price.

Alex Anthopoulos and the Toronto Blue Jays have made it clear they're determined to do whatever it takes to finally reach the playoffs by flipping the baseball world upside down and trading for a pair of superstars days before the July …

Baseball

Blue Jays Push Chips to Middle, Acquire David Price

Well, if you weren’t sure if the Blue Jays were really going for it or not, here’s your answer. A few days after acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto …

David Price

Mets' deal for Gomez falls through

Concern over outfielder's hip cited in breakdown of trade

NEW YORK -- Just before an airplane full of Brewers lifted off from San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday, Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez was told that he had been traded to the Mets. Within hours the deal had shattered, …

Milwaukee Brewers

Wilmer Flores cries at shortstop after Mets trade him to Brewers

The New York Mets traded Wilmer Flores on Wednesday night and he was getting pretty emotional at shortstop

Wednesday night we received the news that …

Major League Baseball

Debating who won Tulowitzki trade, what's next for Jays, Rockies

Late on Monday night, the Blue Jays stunned the baseball world by acquiring five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies for veteran …

Major League Baseball

Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips

The market has moved forward as we approach the trading deadline, but its shape is still difficult to make out, especially in terms of hitters. We …

Sports Analytics

Jose Canseco plans on 'living as a woman' to support Caitlyn Jenner

Jose Canseco—he of the muscle-bound Bash Brothers—is planning on living as a woman for one week to support Caitlyn Jenner.

He’ll wear makeup, wear …

Caitlyn Jenner

Reports: Marlins trade of Mat Latos, Mike Morse to Dodgers on hold

UPDATE (8:30 p.m. ET): The trade between the Dodgers and Marlins is still likely to happen, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Multiple reports also indicate that a third team may be involved in the trade.

UPDATE (6:45 p.m. ET): The trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins …

Baseball

The Rockies and Blue Jays made a trade that shocked the MLB world — and players on both teams aren't excited about it

Troy Tulowitzki was "blindsided" by the trade.

The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world on Monday with a trade that sent star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and the $100 million left on his contract to the Blue Jays.

Tulowitzki is essentially a luxury for the Blue Jays, who …

Baseball

Trap Queen Reference Baffles Kansas City Reporters

Players on the Kansas City Royals recently and mysteriously began working the numbers "17" and "38" into all of their postgame interviews.

The upstanding citizens and newspaper beat writers of the heartland, who cling to their traditional values and vast acreage of corn fields, did not …

Kansas City

Tyler Clippard reminisces about first New York stint

NEW YORK -- Tyler Clippard vividly remembers his major league debut, which came while pitching for the Yankees against the Mets on May 20, 2007, at Shea Stadium.

“I can almost remember pitch to pitch in that game,” Clippard said Tuesday, after joining the Mets in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. …

New York City

Tulowitzki trade a test for Blue Jays: Does a run scored equal a run saved?

After his trade from the Rockies to the Blue Jays, five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki should feel very much at home playing half his innings in a prolific offensive lineup and the other half in the field, watching the pitching staff give most of the runs back..

Toronto, which is 50-50 and …

Colorado Rockies

The Troy Tulowitzki trade might be the strangest deadline deal ever

The Blue Jays lead the majors in runs.

Now, I don’t mean they lead the league in runs by the usual amount, whether it’s 5, 10, 20 or whatever. The …

Major League Baseball

Tulowitzki deal a move for the now and future

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has pulled off perhaps his biggest stunner yet, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the …

Colorado Rockies