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Top 30 MLB free agents for 2022-23 offseason: An early look at a special class

Top 30 MLB free agents for 2022-23 offseason: An early look at a special class

With the trade deadline in the rearview, the 30 MLB front offices can begin to focus on the offseason and another strong free-agent class. Teams’ scouts, evaluators and analytics departments can start to do deep dives on the players who will hit the market after the World Series. Led by Jacob deGrom, perhaps the most …

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MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers rise, Brewers fall, and the Rockies are perfect

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers rise, Brewers fall, and the Rockies are perfect

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. There’s been a lot of snark delivered in these power rankings over the last few …

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MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline didn’t disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, here …

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MLB trade deadline grades for all 30 teams, from Padres (A+) to Mets (C) to White Sox (F)

MLB trade deadline grades for all 30 teams, from Padres (A+) to Mets (C) to White Sox (F)

The 2022 MLB trade deadline will be remembered for the historic Juan Soto blockbuster deal between the Padres and Nationals, but we also saw the team with the best record trade one of its most consistent starters for an injured center fielder. We saw a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 21 years acquire …

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Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield traded to Toronto Blue Jays

Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield traded to Toronto Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whit Merrifield said last month that he might be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if it meant playing for a team in contention, even though he had refused to get the shot while playing for the last-place Kansas City Royals. He’ll have to make that decision now. In a unique …

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Aaron Judge matches Babe Ruth’s historic HR pace in Yankees’ win over Royals

Aaron Judge matches Babe Ruth’s historic HR pace in Yankees’ win over Royals

The case for Aaron Judge’s MVP bid is only getting heftier — much like his price tag.  Judge continued his monster season Friday night, with both his bat and his glove, to lift the Yankees to a comeback 11-5 win over the Royals in The Bronx.  After starting off the game by robbing MJ Melendez …

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Andrew Benintendi joins New York Yankees, ready to compete for former rival

Andrew Benintendi joins New York Yankees, ready to compete for former rival

NEW YORK — Hours after flying cross-country on the Kansas City Royals’ charter and checking into their hotel Wednesday night, outfielder Andrew Benintendi was summoned by his now-former manager, Mike Matheny. Benintendi was being traded. But, Matheny told him, he wouldn’t have to leave his hotel room. New York was about to be his home. …

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