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Jun 2, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) runs the bases after hitting a triple during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Sahlen Field.

Vlad Jr. Can Still Win AL MVP in the Year of Ohtani

The Blue Jays star is treating the race with Shohei Ohtani as he does fastballs over the plate: he’s conceding nothing.

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) fields balls at shortstop during batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field.

Assessing the NL Cy Young Race After deGrom's Injury

Another injured list stint from the Mets ace has given hope to some of his fellow Cy Young Award contenders.

Jul 19, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) reacts after giving up a grand slam during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Sahlen Field.

A Taxonomy of Bad Days at Work

Never forget a ballpark is an office. Monday night offered a few bad days at work in baseball.

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Bold Predictions for the Second Half

Let's get ambitious with these picks as we begin the final stretch of the season.


Five ‘Angel and Devil’ Trade Deadline Conversations

With the last day to deal players fast approaching, here are five back-and-forth arguments for teams on the playoff fringe.

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Report: Angels Minor Leaguers Rip Organization

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Mets Acquire Starter Rich Hill, 41, From Rays

The 41-year-old Hill is 6-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 19 starts for the contending Rays, who acquired 41-year-old slugger Nelson Cruz on Thursday.

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MLB Betting Odds, Breakdown and Picks for Friday, July 23: Two Key Games to Target

SI’s Senior Vegas Betting Insider Frankie Taddeo shares the latest sharp information for two key games bettors should target among Friday's MLB slate.

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Cleveland to Use 'Guardians' as Team Name in 2022

Cleveland's MLB team will adopt a new moniker entering the 2022 season.

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Report: D-Backs Owner Sent Threatening Email to Ex-Arizona AG

Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick reportedly told Arizona's former attorney general he should expect "a very unfortunate outcome” if the two ever meet.

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Rays Land DH Nelson Cruz in Four-Player Trade With Twins

Cruz, 41, is in the midst of another All-Star year, hitting 19 home runs with 50 RBIs in 85 games.


Mercedes Returns to Baseball, Joins Triple-A Charlotte

Yermín Mercedes is back with the White Sox organization less than 24 hours after saying he was stepping away from baseball.

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White Sox DH Mercedes Steps Away From Baseball: 'It's Over'

Mercedes said in an Instagram post Wednesday that he was stepping away from baseball for a while. The rookie was recently demoted to Triple-A.

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Ohtani Signs Exclusive Memorabilia Deal After Sales Surge

Angels star pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and memorabilia brand Fanatics announced a multiyear partnership.

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Ohtani Takes Blame for L.A. Loss After His Six-Inning Gem

There isn’t much more Shohei Ohtani could have done, but he feels like he let the team down.


2021 MLB Betting Futures Update - Dodgers Continue To Steam; Phillies Earn “Quiet” Respect In World Series Futures

SI Gambling insider Frankie Taddeo shares the latest MLB futures updates and tracks which teams have seen the most movement.


MLB Power Rankings: Resetting for Season’s Second Half

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Fan Who Threw Ball at Verdugo Banned by Yankees, MLB

The fan was ejected from Yankee Stadium after hitting Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo with a ball.

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Pirates Score Three on Infield Dribbler After Mets Swipe Fair Ball Foul

The Pirates scored three runs when Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker mistakenly swatted a softly hit fair ball into foul territory in the first inning Sunday.

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Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Josiah Gray on Track to Fill-In for Clayton Kershaw

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