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Bowden: Best trade fits for remaining available options

Where will some of the top players left on the market -- including Jay Bruce, Craig Kimbrel and Justin Uptcon -- end up ahead of today's 4 p.m. trade deadline?

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Friday frenzy: Ten things to watch for

Everyone is still predicting a busy MLB trade deadline. Here are 10 developments to watch for, including the Yankees' search for a starter.

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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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Kurkjian: Yankees will be active today

"The Yankees are on the war path to try to find some pitching help. [Padres closer] Craig Kimbrel certainly is an option."

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Adage to remember today (from one GM): Buyers make more mistakes than sellers because buyers are more emotional. Sellers are more rational

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Teams talking to #WhiteSox say they're struggling with how impact of Cespedes or Upton would impact roster. Already overloaded at OF/DH/1B

American League bulks up on stars

With a few hours remaining before the trade deadline, the AL can take a bow. Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies to Blue Jays), Johnny Cueto (Reds to Royals), Carlos Gomez (Brewers to Astros) have all switched leagues and Cole Hamels (Phillies to Rangers) is reportedly next.

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Baltimore outfielders vs. Gerardo Parra

Parra, reportedly headed to the Orioles, would offer an instant upgrade to the current crop of O's outfielders.

  • Orioles: .210 BA, .612 OPS, 25 RBIs
  • Parra: .328 BA, .886 OPS, 31 RBIs

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Orioles on verge of acquiring Parra

Baltimore is close to adding Brewers OF Gerardo Parra, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Parra's in the midst of an MLB-best 14-game hitting streak. He would be the second outfielder dealt by Milwaukee in as many days (Carlos Gomez on Thursday).

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Jayson Stark @jaysonst

As I tweeted last night, Ben Revere to the #Orioles is still in play. O's have nothing alive on Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton or Marlon Byrd

ICYMI: Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park HR

The Rangers outfielder used his legs to turn a line drive to center field into a four-bagger.

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Keep your eyes on San Diego

What is Tim Kurkjian hearing on MLB trade deadline day? "The Padres are everywhere."

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Lots of corner outfielders still to be moved, but not a lot of buyers (NYM, CWS, BAL, maybe 1 or 2 others). Like a game of musical chairs.

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.