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MLB All-Star Voting 2016: Standings, Predictions for Midsummer Classic Roster

As voting for the All-Star Game reached the home stretch, it's clear that fans have given the Chicago Cubs quite a bit of respect.

The Cubs are hoping that the 2016 season will see them gain their first spot in the World Series since 1945 and their first championship since 1908, and the team's tremendous first half of the season is reflected in the All-Star voting.

Cole Hamels Has 8 Games in 2016 with 6-Plus Innings and 1 Run or Fewer Allowed

Fact: Cole Hamels now has eight games this season with six or more innings pitched allowing one run or fewer, the most in the American League.

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Report Cards for Every MLB Team at the 2016 Midseason Mark

We've reached roughly the midway point of the 2016 MLB season, and that means it's time to hand out report card grades to all 30 teams.

So what exactly goes into grading a team's performance thus far?

The lazy way to do things would be to simply grade teams based on their win-loss record, but that's not a fair assessment considering each team enters the year with different goals and expectations.

Wil Myers' Return to Stardom Could Create Trade-Market Frenzy

It's happening a year later than they would have liked, but Wil Myers has become a star for the San Diego Padres in 2016.

Given the state of things in San Diego, though, all this does is raise the question of when Myers will be starring on a different team.

MLB Trade Deadline 2016: Top Trade Targets at Each Position

Trade speculation is tricky business, especially with more than a month before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline.

Who's selling? Who's buying? And which impact players are available?

With the second wild-card slot keeping fringe contenders afloat—and parity leveling the field, particularly in the American League—those are hard questions to answer. To quote the Dude, there's "a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous." 

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 13 News, Rumors and Speculation

While baseball's rumor mill is heating up, the San Diego Padres stand as the only non-contenders that have accepted their fate and are officially open for business. That should—and will—change in the not-so-distant future, as it makes no sense for teams on the outside of the playoff picture to drag their feet much longer.

Kris Bryant Is the Youngest Cubs Player to Hit 3-Plus Home Runs in a Game

Fact: On Monday, Kris Bryant became the youngest Chicago Cubs player since at least 1913* to hit three or more home runs in a game.

*Available data only goes back to 1913.

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Predicting the 2016 MLB All-Star Game Starting Lineups

The 2016 MLB All-Star Game is rapidly approaching, and this year's ballot closes Thursday, with the league announcing the full rosters next Tuesday.

Major League Baseball released a final voting update Monday afternoon, which is available courtesy of CBS Sports' Mike Axisa.

MLB All-Star Voting 2016: Predictions for AL and NL Starting Rosters

Democracy has fared well enough in the MLB All-Star Game balloting, where fans are set to send deserving starters to this year's Midsummer Classic.

As much as Kansas City Royals fans have tried to ruin the voting process, the American League starting squad is in great shape. While the National League leaderboard isn't perfect, one of the two major mistakes could correct itself before the polls close Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Yasiel Puig Could Be Fighting for His LA Dodgers Future the Rest of 2016

It was roughly this time three years ago that Yasiel Puig was putting the finishing touches on a debut month for the ages.

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