Tuesday, August 1, 2017

THE GOSSIP: Baseball trade deadline

MLB playoff rankings: The eight best World Series bets in the wake of the trade deadline

A flurry of last-minute deals spiced up what had been a fairly bland stretch before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, but it didn’t change the reality that about seven of the 10 playoff spots have essentially been claimed. For the most part, the top contenders got stronger and the marginal ones stayed on the fringes.

Dodgers' Yu turn all but ensures long-awaited October glory

The Los Angeles Dodgers, tired of division titles and bored by regular-season dominance, did something really zany Monday on the final day of baseball’s trade deadline.
They went all-in in the pursuit of a World Series.

Yankees acquire Sonny Gray from Athletics for big prospect haul

Sonny Gray's destination was finalized less than an hour before the trading deadline Monday: He's headed to the New York Yankees, jumping from last-place Oakland right into the heart of a heated pennant race.
Gray was traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league outfielder Dustin Fowler, shortstop Jorge Mateo and right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian.

Winners and losers of the MLB trade deadline

Monday's non-waiver trade deadline saw aces Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray join contenders, but other big names stayed put including Justin Verlander and Zach Britton.
As the dust settles, here's a look at the teams who did the best and worst in the trade market:

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