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Law: Rangers, Phillies both benefit from Hamels deal

The Rangers are adding a cornerstone arm in Cole Hamels by sending Philadelphia a package of prospects they can use to rebuild their farm system.

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How Mets-Brewers trade fell through

ESPN's Jim Bowden explains how the Mets got word that Wilmer Flores would be traded during Wednesday's game, and why the deal ultimately never transpired.

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Albert Pujols reaches 30-HR plateau

With Wednesday's home run, Pujols joined Angels teammate Mike Trout as the only players to reach 30 HRs this season. Pujols is the first player in MLB history to have 13 30-homer seasons within the first 15 seasons of his career.

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Tulo makes instant impact for Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 in his Toronto debut, becoming the 6th player since 1900 to have three extra-base hits in his first game with a new team after having already played for a different club that season. (via Elias)

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John Buccigross @Buccigross

Albert Pujols; first player in MLB history to have 13 30-HR seasons within the first 15 seasons of his career

Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Just to put this whole thing in perspective, the Angels could be facing Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and David Price this weekend.

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

Someone needs to tell Tom Hanks and Madonna that there is crying in baseball just ask Shane Victorino and Wilmer Flores so get over it….ok?

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

3way deal Dodgers get: Latos,Morse,Wood,Johnson,Avilan,Peraza;Braves get:Olivera,Rodriguez,Bird,pick;Marlins get Brigham,Araujo,Guzman save$

Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

What to expect on Thur:1. Dodgers-Marlins-Braves 9-10 player deal 2.Hamels deal official; 3.Tor get SP 4.Padres start trading 5.NYY Surprise

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

The people who went to sleep about 9:30 or 10 p.m. because they have early commute to work are in for one heckuva shock when they wake up.

The deal that was, then wasn't

Around 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Mets SS Wilmer Flores and RHP Zack Wheeler were reportedly on their way to Milwaukee in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez. But by 11 p.m. ET, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said the trade "has not and will not transpire." Wait, what?

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Flores emotional in Mets loss

A visibly upset Wilmer Flores -- and fans -- reacted to reports that the shortstop had been traded to the Brewers. But the transaction never transpired, and Flores will remain in New York.

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