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Olney: Why trading Tulo was a smart move by the Rockies

Yes, the Blue Jays added an All-Star bat to their already potent lineup. But it was the Rockies, Buster Olney writes, who may have changed the course of their franchise in the Troy Tulowitzki deal.

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Theo Epstein: All trade possibilities in play

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein dissected his team's chances of making a trade before Friday's non-waiver deadline, though nothing seems imminent.

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Scouting Mets, Yankees Double-A prospects

Keith Law takes in an Eastern League game -- played in less than two hours -- and brings back scouting reports on a few Mets and Yankees prospects.

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Trade deadline pulse: July 27

The Dodgers have until Friday to land the starting pitcher(s) they so desperately want and, if rumors are true, there is no lack of alternatives.

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Keri: A culmination in Cooperstown

The Hall of Fame induction Sunday was a moment to celebrate, and Pedro Martinez was the beaming figure at the center of it all.

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Alex Rodriguez turned 40 on Monday, but history suggests that age doesn't necessarily mean the end of the line for power hitters. Find out which slugger hit the most homers after his 40th birthday in Tuesday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.


Keith Law: Rockies' rebuild has begun

“Adding pitching through the draft and trades like this one seem to be the only way the Rockies can build a pitching staff ... and I would expect this to be the beginning of a plan to stockpile arms heading into next year.” And the Jays? (Insider)

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In trading for Troy Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays landed one of the most productive shortstops in baseball. See what the stats say about Tulowitzki's string of success in Tuesday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Arizona No. 1 pick hit in face by fastball

On his first day, no less. Dansby Swanson suffered a mild concussion and collected 14 stitches on his mouth. Farm director Mike Bell said Swanson had a good sense of humor about it: "He got up and said, 'That's a pretty good first day, huh?' "

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LaTroy Hawkins is a traveling man

Troy Tulowitzki is getting the attention in the Rockies-Blue Jays trade, but the 42-year-old pitcher will also head to Toronto. He is a former Twin, Cub, Giant, Oriole, Yankee, Astro, Brewer, Angel, Met and Rockie.

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Victorino cries upon Boston departure

Shane Victorino got emotional when talking about his trade from the Red Sox to the Angels.


A home run without the run

Class A Delmarva Shorebirds hitter Elier Leyva hit the ball out of the park, seemingly to win the game, but never touched home and was called out. The Augusta Green Jackets then won in the 10th on a walk-off single.


Phillies: Last chance for Cole Hamels

Teams have until Wednesday to send Philadelphia their "best" offers, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Phillies are still undecided on if they will trade the lefty, sources told Stark. Phils spoke to 8 teams

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Stark: Houston won't get Cole Hamels

ESPN's Jayson Stark on Hamels trade rumors: "I have consistently heard that Cole Hamels can block a deal to Houston and intends to. ... That leaves the Rangers and Dodgers as the two favorites." (via Mike & Mike)

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Will Cole Hamels get traded?

"It just doesn't make any sense for the Phillies to keep Cole Hamels when he is the one guy that can get them going in the right direction with young people and a new start there," said Tim Kurkjian on SportsCenter.


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Which Tulo will Blue Jays get?

New Toronto SS Troy Tulowitzki has been great at his old home Coors Field, but less so on the road. Per 162 games at home, Tulo has hit .321 with 33 HRs and 119 RBIs. On the road, the numbers slip to .276, 25 HRs, 84 RBIs.

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Tigers can't afford to deal David Price

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian explains why the Tigers will be buyers at the trade deadline: "If you're around .500 in the American League right now, you have a shot at that second wild card."


Tigers' David Price 'not getting traded'

ESPN's Jayson Stark said: "They're still only 4.5 back of the Twins in the wild card. They've got Miguel Cabrera coming back in a few weeks. They've decided they're built to win now. They're going to go for it." (via Mike & Mike)

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Only '75% chance' Hamels gets traded

ESPN Jayson Stark's update on Cole Hamels: "There is so much pressure on the Phillies to make a deal where everybody pats them on the back and says great job ... they, in the last 24 hours, have called around to several teams on the periphery and tried to get them back involved [and that] tells me that they still don't have an offer that they really like." (via Mike & Mike)

Blue Jays 'need arms, not bats'

ESPN's Jayson Stark on the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes trade: "This is one of the most shocking deadline deals that I can remember. ... But look, Troy Tulowitzki is an upgrade for them. He's a better player than Jose Reyes. He's a better defender." (via Mike & Mike)