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MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Chris Sale, Jay Bruce and More

There are just a few days left before Major League Baseball's August 1 non-waiver trade deadline, and the rumor mill is replete with tidbits regarding some of the best players in the league.

Dee Gordon Return Like a Trade Deadline Steal for Contending Marlins

Dee Gordon will return to the big leagues on Thursday, and you're allowed to have mixed feelings about that. 

On the one hand, the Miami Marlins second baseman served his time—an 80-game suspension under MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Will Joey Gallo Finally Seize Opportunity to Showcase Freakish Power in MLB?

Joey Gallo is very good at hitting the ball over the fence. In fact, he did it Tuesday in his first game since the Texas Rangers recalled him. 

It came in the fifth inning of the Rangers' 6-3 loss to the Oakland A's. Like most Gallo blasts, it was impressive—a no-doubt drive to left-center field off Oakland starter Sonny Gray that might as well have lit up the scoreboard the moment it touched his bat.

MLB Teams Who Could Pull off Chris Sale Blockbuster Trade

The rumor mill tends to run wild in the days and weeks leading up to the MLB trade deadline, and one of the biggest storylines of the 2016 trade season has been the potential availability of Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Dodgers a Year Too Late to Make Moves They Need Now

It's not the heat, it's the humidity….

   

1. The Dodgers Play Catch-Up

Clayton Kershaw is down, the Los Angeles Dodgers are out and Chavez Ravine cannot disguise the cracks in its faulty roster.

Is now the time for the Dodgers to deal top-tier prospects for a Chris Archer, or a Matt Moore?

No. Absolutely not. A thousand times no.

MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz and Predictions for Top 2016 Players Available

The floodgates are now open with one major trade out of the way and likely plenty of more to follow before the July 31 deadline.

What's Behind the Decline in MLB Catchers at the Plate?

Things were looking dicey for a while, but offense has come back to Major League Baseball. Almost everywhere you look, hitters are hitting again.

But why the "almost," you ask? Because behind the plate is a place, and it's where hitters are still in a rut.

Yankees Wise to Sell, Hit Home Run with Aroldis Chapman Trade

The New York Yankees are officially trade-deadline sellers. They announced as much by shipping hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs on Monday, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Aroldis Chapman, Chris Sale and More

The 2016 MLB trade deadline is Aug. 1, which leaves a bit of time for trade chatter to circulate before the biggest deals go down.

At the center of the current buzz are several pitchers with varying roles. New York Yankees flamethrower closer Aroldis Chapman is in the process of changing teams. Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is also being mentioned in rumors.

Slumping Giants Look Vulnerable Atop NL Hierarchy

The San Francisco Giants didn't limp into the second half of the 2016 MLB season. That's far too kind.

Rather, San Francisco stumbled and crashed like Chris Farley's Matt Foley into an ill-fated coffee table.

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