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MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Jon Lester, Matt Kemp and More

With just days to go until the July 31 trade deadline, the MLB rumors are rampant as teams fight to position themselves as championship contenders or sell off assets and play for next year. 

Jake Peavy Trade Could Be Giants' Latest Reclamation Success Story

The San Francisco Giants have this special trick that they like to perform on seemingly over-the-hill veterans that involves turning them into, well, not over-the-hill veterans.

And now Jake Peavy could be next.

Hall of Famers Take Us Inside Yankees-Braves Battle for 1990s Dynasty Status

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The hills are alive with the sounds of Atlanta Braves fans Tomahawk chopping, Greg Maddux wisecracking, Tom Glavine analyzing and Bobby Cox and Joe Torre managing. Family, friends and memories, on this summer’s day, are the focus, instead of benches, bullpens and owners.

“I can’t envision these guys growing up yet,” Cox was saying Saturday afternoon of Maddux and Glavine. “I just can’t. I still envision them as players.”

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jonathan Papelbon, Bartolo Colon and More

Once you hit the final stretch before Major League Baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, all of those rumors that have been bantered about for weeks start coming into focus. Not all of them will happen, but it's much clearer who is and isn't available. 

Unfortunately, as we have seen in recent years, the most exciting moves usually just end up being for middle relievers because teams are so reluctant to deal anything that might have future value for the chance to win now. 

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Kurt Suzuki, Ryan Howard and More

Divisional and wild-card races across baseball are extremely tight with the trade deadline approaching, so it comes as no surprise that there has been plenty of wheeling and dealing already.

Even with several top chips falling thus far, many more players could potentially be on the move prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline. There aren't a ton of teams truly out of contention, which means that much of the league consists of buyers.

Surprise Stars Who Could Be Dealt at 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

We're coming up on the 2014 MLB trade deadline, and trade rumors are heating up. Baseball fans know about big-name players on the trading block like David Price, but what about some surprise stars who might be traded?

Check out Scott Miller break down the biggest surprise stars who could be traded at the 2014 deadline. 

 

All stats accurate as of July 25.

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Updates on Jake Peavy, Kurt Suzuki and More

Don't look away now. The MLB player-swapping season is just days away from ending (except for the occasional waiver-wire deal), and every team is exploring potential angles for success.

There is no shortage of trade talk with the July 31 deadline fast approaching. Let's take a look at the latest rumors on tap in the majors. 

 

Cardinals Showing Interest in Peavy

Baseball Hall of Fame 2014: TV and Player Information for Induction Ceremony

Much of the focus in baseball this time of year revolves around the trade deadline, but this weekend Cooperstown, New York, will take center stage for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony. 

There are times when it is hard to get excited about a Hall of Fame class, like last year when the only people inducted were a former executive (Jacob Ruppert), a player who died in 1939 (Deacon White) and an umpire (Hank O'Day).

Yasiel Puig Answers Doubters with Record-Setting 3-Triple Night

If Yasiel Puig is having a sophomore slump, it might be the best sophomore slump of all time.

There's been a lot of handwringing lately about the Los Angeles Dodgers' second-year outfielder. He's hit just one home run since June 1 and had a disastrous showing in the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

The swagger, suddenly, has turned to uncertainty.

Resurgent Toronto Blue Jays Need to Start Reversing Road Misfortunes

The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten back into contention by winning five of their last seven games coming out of the All-Star break.

Toronto is now just three games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League East. The Blue Jays are also tied with the New York Yankees for the second wild-card spot in the AL.

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