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Winning isn’t the only thing — Realistic 2nd-half goals for all 30 teams

Before the season, we wanted to define what success would look like for every major league team this year. We believe in a broad definition of success, and we tried to appreciate that a single great memory or an...

Baltimore Orioles trade Manny Machado to Los Angeles Dodgers for 5 prospects

The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of five prospects.The players Baltimore received in the deal are outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, right-handed...

Major League Baseball will require Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader to take sensitivity training

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to take sensitivity training and participate in the league's diversity and inclusion initiatives after tweets from his past emerged during Tuesday's All-Star Game.After a bumpy outing in his first All-Star appearance,...

MLB — Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer Classic

WASHINGTON -- As Major League Baseball transitions to a new era marked by home runs, strikeouts and fewer balls than ever making contract with grass and dirt, the game's decision-makers are plunging ahead with a new mandate: package the...

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confident Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays moving closer to new...

WASHINGTON -- Major League Baseball is confident the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays are moving closer to getting plans in place for new ballparks.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has said the sport will consider expansion, but only after the...

Baltimore Orioles have deal in place for Manny Machado, working through specifics of trade

The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.As Machado prepares for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in what could be...

MLB — Bryce Harper brings down the house with epic Derby comeback

WASHINGTON -- Too many days this season, Bryce Harper has looked more like a young athlete saddled with a terrible burden than a superstar on the precipice of an adventure. He's hitting .214. The Washington Nationals are playing below...

Exceedingly rare ‘Holy Grail’ Mickey Mantle card goes on display in Colorado

DENVER -- The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display."I want the community...

Home Run Derby picks, must-see All-Star matchups and more

It's Home Run Derby day in Washington. Before some of baseball's biggest stars look to go deep at Nationals Park, we asked some of our writers to take a swing at some pressing Derby and All-Star Game questions.Home Run...

Chicago Cubs using timely hitting, bullpen, positive clubhouse culture to win

SAN DIEGO -- All is right in Cubs Nation as the 2016 world champions used the final week before the All-Star break to take command of their division, and the National League, and now find themselves on top of...

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