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Need to catch up on everything that happened at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline? Check out our complete review of every deal that went down on July 31.
- There was a lot of wheeling and dealing in the NL West at the trade deadline. Here is what the Diamondbacks, Rockies, Dodgers, Padres and Giants did in our latest recap.
- Starter Alex Wood returned to the Dodgers after being activated from the 10-day DL. His return highlighted the transactions list for Aug. 14.
- Trevor Bauer has broken out in a major way in 2018, raking second in the AL in innings pitched (166), third in ERA (2.22), and third in strikeouts (214), positioning himself as a prime AL Cy Young candidate. Unfortunately for Bauer, that candidacy — and his status for the rest of the season — is in serious jeopardy now that he’s been placed on the disabled list with a right fibula stress fracture.
- The return in last month’s trade that brought Chris Archer to Pittsburgh was already quite hefty, as former top prospects Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows went to the Rays. It became even bigger on Tuesday, as the Pirates sent right-handed pitching prospect Shane Baz — the No. 12 pick in last year’s draft — to the Rays to complete the deal.
- One of baseball’s most prolific Tweeters will have more time to boost his social influencer status in 2019, as Brandon McCarthy is reportedly set to retire following this season.
- Every year, there are players that come out of nowhere to surprise us. Here is a look at 20 players that have broken out in 2018.
- With the trade deadline having come and gone, here is a look at how well the AL West did at the trade deadline.
- We took a look at which MLB club has the best roster to make a postseason run.
- Here’s how the teams of the National League East made out at the 2018 trade deadline. Spoiler alert: it was a little gruesome.
- In case you live under a WiFi-less rock, look at this absolute rocket from Ramon Laureano.