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The most common trade deadline mistake and MLB's next big thing

Why regression is the one word every baseball fan -- and front-office member -- should know this time of year. Plus, weighing in on hot-button issues and the dangerous Dodgers lineup.

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Olney: Keep an eye on these starting pitchers as deadline nears

The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a few good outings could convince contenders to come calling.

How deadline dominoes will fall following Machado deal

Now that Manny Machado has gone to Hollywood, what will baseball's top contenders do?

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Season's second half

Ranking all six division races entering the second half

The least compelling is an easy call -- sorry, AL Central fans -- but other divisions will have you rushing to check the standings well into the fall.

Winning isn't the only thing: Realistic goals for all 30 teams

Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.

What it means to be in first coming out of the All-Star break

As the second half begins, we examine what history tells us about division leaders' chances of holding on down the stretch.

Machado heading West

Orioles get quantity, but no future stars, in Machado trade

Did the O's get fair value for a rental? Sure -- but the timing of the deal cost them a chance to net a franchise-altering package for their superstar.

Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL's team to beat

With a move to Hollywood in the Dodgers' latest deadline splash, rental extraordinaire Manny Machado's stay in L.A. is likely to last deep into October.

Harper's Future

How crazy would it be to consider trading Bryce Harper?

The Nationals have underachieved and their star slugger could leave at the end of the year. So is there any chance they could follow the Orioles' lead by moving their pending free agent?

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Monumental mashing: Ranking D.C.'s record 10 All-Star Game homers

The 2018 Midsummer Classic turned into Home Run Derby Part 2 on an epic night at Nationals Park. We break down which dingers brought the most drama.

Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer Classic

This year's All-Star Game aimed to do more than play a game, and it showed off baseball's stars. But did it connect with fans?

All-Stars brought the power to D.C.

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Astros come up big for AL win

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Home Run Derby

Bryce brings down the house with epic Home Run Derby comeback

His time in Washington might be nearing its end, but on this night, Bryce Harper made Nationals fans forget their frustrations.

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Yankees

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Yankees pleased, but striving for second-half improvement

The Yankees aren't finding fault in their 62-33 record, but they know they have to pick up the pace to catch Boston and make a World Series run.

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Will Sheffield shore up the Yanks' rotation -- or be trade bait?

The team's top pitching prospect could boost the Bombers down the stretch. But will he be in pinstripes or be a chip that brings in Manny Machado?

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Law: Yusniel Diaz, Fernando Tatis star in homer-happy Futures Game

Homers and fastballs were in big supply at Sunday's Futures Game. Keith Law breaks down the prospects who showed the most in this showcase.

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