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Richard Justice: Adrian Beltre a Hall of Famer — Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's greatest strength also happens to be his greatest weakness, at least in terms of assessing his Hall of Fame credentials. He plays the game so smoothly, so efficiently that he's occasionally easy to overlook even after 18 seasons of playing at such a high level.

After sweep, Mets have touch of swagger — Mets fans had waited a long time for a moment like this. And so on Sunday night they did it up right. They had their ballpark rocking with emotion and craziness. They brought back the thunderous cheers that were once the norm for this franchise.

Larry Lucchino amassed Hall-worthy deeds — If the Baseball Hall of Fame is for the men and women who had a lasting, dramatic and positive impact on the sport, Larry Lucchino is a no-brainer. Take a look around baseball today. Pretty sweet, huh? Whatever happened to those cookie-cutter ballparks anyway?
Aug 02, 2015

If the Hall of Fame is for those who've had a lasting & positive impact on the sport, Larry Lucchino is a no-brainer.…

Here are 5 underrated Trade Deadline deals — We love it when big names change teams. We weigh the impact and declare winners and losers. We never let the losing side forget. Here's the funny thing about headline-grabbing Trade Deadline deals. Sometimes -- actually more than sometimes -- they're not the ones that have the most impact. Remember 2014?

Houston Astros making postseason push in 2015 — HOUSTON -- The day ended for the Houston Astros with one of those electrifying moments that makes the whole incredible ride feel magical. If things work out a certain way for this team, players and coaches might look back on Thursday and see it as another sign that something special is happening.

10 thoughts on flurry ahead of Trade Deadline — Ten takeaways from the most dizzying day of deals (and non-deals) in recent memory. 1. What a bizarre few hours for the Mets. One minute, they're on the verge of completing a deal with the Brewers for center fielder Carlos Gomez, a fiery, productive player who would have been a nice upgrade.
Jul 30, 2015

10 takeaways from a crazy night of deals and near deals. via @mlb

David Price is popular Trade Deadline target — David Price makes every single contender better. There's some risk, because he's a pending free agent, and that's the only one. On the other hand, what's a World Series worth to a franchise? Any general manager would happily weaken his farm system in exchange for a championship.

Three outfielder trades may be key for Angels — HOUSTON -- Sometimes, the best moves are the small ones. Really good teams make them all the time. Taken one by one, they don't raise eyebrows. Seen as part of a larger picture, they can significantly position a team for a stretch run.

Hall of Fame induction could not be better — COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- They spoke of family and friends, and of coaches and mentors and teammates. They spoke of executives and managers and scouts who believed in them. They spoke of unexpected turns, of new teams that meant new opportunities. They saluted the men who sat behind them -- the greats of the game who paved their way.
Jul 27, 2015

2015 Hall of Fame induction class revealed plenty about themselves and their sport. via @mlb

Jul 27, 2015

RT @richardjustice: 2015 Hall of Fame induction class revealed plenty about themselves and their sport. via @mlb

Johnny Cueto gives Royals ace for postseason

Jul 26, 2015

RT @richardjustice: Cueto gives KC ace to match roster full of talent via @mlb

Jul 27, 2015

Cueto gives KC ace to match roster full of talent via @mlb

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Aug 04, 2015

Top 5 OPS since All-Star Break: Votto (1.446), Teixeira (1.383), Gonzalez (1.368), Cruz (1.215), Kang (1.169).

Aug 04, 2015

Since All-Star Break, Carlos Correa 6th in MLB in HR, 6th in slugging, 8th in RBI, 7th in OPS, 12th in total bases, 21st in avg @Astros

Aug 04, 2015

Bottom 5 rotations since All-Star Break: Rockies (6.86), Rangers (6.26), Red Sox (5.77), Yankees (5.10), Braves (5.06).

Aug 04, 2015

Top 5 rotations since All-Star Break: Dodgers (2.22 ERA), Cardinals (2.74), Mets (2.98), Blue Jays (3.02), Astros (3.36).

Aug 04, 2015

Nationals 11-16 since July 1. Averaging 3.2 runs per game. Only the A's have scored fewer. @Nationals

Aug 03, 2015

RT @extrabaggs: I could write 2,000 words on the play Matt Duffy just made to save the game. Or I could just tell you it took some big, big stones.

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