Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
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From players and their families to travel directors, real estate agents and clubhouse attendants, here's how trade deadline swaps actually affect people's lives -- both on and off the field.
As they climb up our rankings, second-place teams are showing it's way too early to count them out in any race.
Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Sunday.
Javier Baez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and four Cubs relievers combined for one-hit ball over the final four innings, lifting Chicago to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead grand slam and the Chicago Cubs overcame an early home run by Manny Machado to beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 Friday.
Which teams have buy-or-sell choices to make? Which NL shortstop will shine? And have the Braves locked up the East? We'll get you ready for the weekend.
Brian Anderson doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins earned their first walkoff victory of the year by beating the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Thursday.
Eric and AJ evaluate rookie hitters, discuss their 2020 top 5 and try to sort out the bullpens.
Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night.
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This is the 8,071st game in Padres history and they've never thrown a no-hitter. Steve Arlin was one out away in 1972 and they were one out away from a combined no-hitter in 2011. They've had a no-hitter through seven innings 23 times. Chris Paddack has a no-hitter through seven innings, sitting on 82 pitches.
Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer in the first inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins went on to a 12-7 win over the San Diego Padres, who lost their fourth consecutive game.
Bumgarner to the Yankees? Stroman in Houston? We've mapped out a deadline blueprint for all 30 front offices to follow.
Whether it's a star who needs to step up or a prospect to watch the rest of the way, every team has someone who could define their season.
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and All-Star rookie Mike Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision for the Atlanta Braves, who beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then scored the go-ahead run on Ozzie Albies' single with one out in the 10th, and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs, Ronald Acuna Jr. had a 455-foot shot and Dallas Keuchel pitched seven strong innings to lead the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
These MLB front offices will have the biggest say in setting roster maneuvers in motion over the next few weeks.
Before speaking with former MLB OF Kenny Lofton about his memories in Cleveland, the Steroid Era, his Hall of Fame case and the time he smashed a thermometer (31:47), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about which teams should buy, sell or hold at the trade deadline (5:39). Plus, Rangers manager Chris Woodward discusses his team's strong first half (26:29).
No one in MLB is more fun to watch than Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Which made us wonder: Who wore the crown before he came around?
With the season officially resuming tonight, we look at the contenders, the train wrecks, the trade deadline and more.