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These are MLB’s Top 100 Prospects

The wait is over. After MLB Pipeline unveiled its Top 10 Position lists over the past two weeks, it’s time to dive into the Top 100 Prospects, the best of the best.MORE

10 notable examples of 3-team trades

When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. With that in mind, here is a look back at 10 of the most notable three-way trades from recent history.MORE

7 important MLB trends to watch in 2019

The game is changing, perhaps more quickly than ever. Forget comparing the sport to what it looked like in the 1960s or the ’80s; the game has changed massively in just the last half-decade. Remember, just five years ago, we were all talking about the lack of power ,and no one was talking about launch…MORE

Most shocking free-agent decisions in MLB history

Since the first free agent signing of the modern era back in 1974, there have been several free agent deals that shook the baseball world and realigned power across the Majors. Here’s a look at several moves that changed the landscape of baseball, and in some cases, were downright shocking:MORE

And the No. 1 player in Fantasy Rankings is …

Fantasy drafts are right around the corner, and MLB.com is here to help you prep. Here, you’ll find MLB.com’s list of the top 800 fantasy players for 2019, with stat projections courtesy of Steamer.MORE

How Manny’s mega-deal impacts Bryce, others

Bryce Harper’s future remains the primary topic around the game, but there are some other high-profile free agents still looking for deals. With Manny Machado off the board, the uncertainty surrounding the remaining stars should begin to sort itself out before too long.MORE

Giants in no hurry to look for Bochy’s successor

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi knows he will eventually have to start compiling a list of potential candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as manager, but the upcoming search isn’t currently at the forefront of his mind.MORE

Machado to Padres on record deal, sources say

Free-agent infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a deal with the Padres, sources have told MLB.com. The agreement is for a record $300 million over 10 years, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand confirmed.MORE

Dodgers legend Don Newcombe dies at 92

Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history and one of the franchise’s final links to Brooklyn and the days of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 92.MORE

Posey inspired for final season with Bochy

Buster Posey has known only one manager since making his debut with the Giants a decade ago. While it’s hard for him to envision playing for someone other than Bruce Bochy, he wasn’t surprised to hear about his longtime manager’s plans to retire after the 2019 season.MORE

Sano to be sidelined in boot for 7-10 days

Miguel Sano entered the Twins’ clubhouse on Tuesday morning with a boot on his foot, the first visible indication of the laceration to his right heel area that has emerged as a slight stumbling block to his intense offseason of preparation.MORE

White Sox prepared to move on from Machado

The White Sox rebuild has never been about one player, a point reinforced by general manager Rick Hahn on Tuesday as he addressed the media after reports of Manny Machado’s signing with the Padres for a reported 10-year, $300 million deal.MORE

Shoulder concerns sideline Carlos Martinez

Concerned about the strength of the muscles around his right shoulder, the Cardinals transferred right-hander Carlos Martinez to a no-throw program for the next two weeks, manager Mike Shildt announced on Tuesday.MORE

For Padres, Manny’s magic worth every penny

This is how free agency is supposed to work, whether you agree with 10-year contracts in baseball or not, whether you think the San Diego Padres just made a good $300 million bet on Manny Machado or not. The Padres spent this big to buy hope in San Diego, where fans haven’t seen a World…MORE

Baez expects more from self, Cubs’ lineup

On Tuesday morning, Javier Baez met with the media for the first time this spring, discussing last year’s abrupt finish for the Cubs and his goals for the season ahead. He expects to see more daily urgency from the players, and he’s hoping to once again hear those M-V-P chants from the fans pouring into…MORE

Given wings, Adames helps Rays soar

Freshly anointed as the Rays’ starting shortstop, Willy Adames responded with a solid performance, driving home the Rays’ second run, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth that put the Rays up, 4-2.MORE

Five hitters who might have deserved better

Were you to look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s traditional stat line, you’d probably say he’s having a poor year. He’s hitting just .215, with a .300 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage, and every single one of those numbers are below the Major League non-pitcher averages of .252/.323/.417. Put that all together, and it…MORE

Marlins may explore trades during waivers period

As one trade window closes, another opens. Through Aug. 31, Major League clubs can continue to make trades, but only after the player first clears waivers. Wednesday started the revocable waivers trade period. What this means for the Marlins is they can continue to explore trade options even after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.MORE

Dodgers decision looming with Turner set to return

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts agonized over sending Alex Verdugo down last week when Yasiel Puig came off the disabled list, so imagine the angst of making room for Justin Turner, who is scheduled to come off the DL on Thursday.MORE

Hamels impresses, records hit in Cubs debut

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs exactly what they wanted on Wednesday night in his Cubs debut, and he even got his first at-bat before he took the mound. The lefty topped off his outing with his first hit since 2016.MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Rockies put faith in Rusin returning to form

After throwing well in a simulated game Wednesday at Busch Stadium, Rockies lefty Chris Rusin will soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque that will double as a test.MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Deadline sets up Preller for busy offseason

Speaking after the Trade Deadline, general manager A.J. Preller seemed to indicated that he views the Padres as active players for the biggest names available. They own the sport’s best farm system, and — although they’re not eager to part with their best young talent — if the right deal (or deals) arise, Preller won’t…MORE

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