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Malcom’s proposal nets him two W’s

The biggest win for Cory Malcom didn’t come at the conclusion of Sunday’s game, but before it even started.

Just hours after the right-handed St...

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik, Realignment Evangelist

Episode 824
Travis Sawchik, past author of one book and future author (with The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh) of another one, utilizes this appearance on FanGraphs Audio to catalog the virtues of realignment and convert the masses to his vision of the future.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspo...

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9 trade targets who could make big impacts

Mets ace Jacob deGrom represents the kind of talent that teams don’t trade very often, which is why he probably won’t be dealt. He’s 30 years old and two seasons from free agency. His 1.68 ERA ranks first in the Majors, and in 19 starts, he has allowed more than three runs only once.

deGrom is a pl...

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Machado, Subway Series among weekend’s best

The All-Star break might have slowed the Major League schedule for a few days, but it didn’t cease the significant action. Not with superstar shortstop Manny Machado getting dealt to the Dodgers literally as the All-Star festivities were unfolding and with the Indians dealing for All-Star closer B...

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De Jesus anchors third Drive no-hitter

The South Atlantic League’s best offense ran into a buzzsaw on Thursday night at McCormick Field, and the stifling effort yielded historic results for Class A Greenville.

Red Sox prospect Enmanuel De Jesus pitched 7 2/3 nearly perfect innings before Devon Fisher and Durbin Feltman finished off th...

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How Well Do Good Relievers Hold Up?

Many of us went to bed thinking about the Dodgers’ trade for Manny Machado. Many of us then woke up and turned our attention to the Indians’ sudden trade for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber. Travis Sawchik just wrote about the trade at length. Read that, if you’re looking for specifics...

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Effectively Wild Episode 1244: Moving on From Matheny

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mike Trout and marketing, the surprising Rays and the unsung Jake Bauers, the AL wild card race, Willians Astudillo’s pitching appearance, the results of a 21-question player survey, the Royals’ recent performance, and a tariff on baseball gloves, then (2...

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Reetz blasts off twice for P-Nats

Maybe the key for Jakson Reetz to break out at the dish was simply more playing time. 

Since the arrival of a third catcher with Class A Advanced Potomac, the Nationals’ 15th-ranked prospect has received more at-bats, and he’s taken advantage of the situation...

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Bregman sets HR career high ahead of Derby

HOUSTON — Alex Bregman continues to be in Home Run Derby form.

Bregman clubbed his career-high 20th homer of the season in the first inning of Friday’s game against the Tigers, taking former Astros teammates Mike Fiers deep to left-center field to give the Astros a 2-0 lead...

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