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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers, under Andrew Friedman, have been defined mostly by building depth and practicing prudence. But this is two straight summers now when they also went out and got the guy they needed, even though they were pending free agents — Yu Darvish last year, Manny Machado this year. Machado alone is great, but the trickle-down effect for a Dodgers position-player group that is exceedingly versatile is also worth noting.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels released a strongly worded statement in response to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred basically putting the onus on Mike Trout for not being as marketable ...

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Nelson Cruz said to me on whether he was disappointed Jean Segura wasn't named MVP: "Yes. I was hoping he'd win it. Unfortunately it didn't happen, but he had a great performance and I'm definitely happy to have been part of such a beautiful experience."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Nice quote from Edwin Díaz last night when he talked to me in Spanish about blowing the save, but ironically, getting the win in the All-Star Game: "It's all about J.A. Happ. He's been in the league what, 12-13 years? And he goes in and gets his first career-save? He should've gotten the win. I am just so happy for him."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Brewers reliever Josh Hader addresses the firestorm that arose late during the All-Star Game regarding offensive tweets he sent out as a teenager.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, after the All-Star Game, on the prospect of adding Manny Machado: "If it does happen, it would be awesome. That would lift our lineup. Hopefully we can get a few pieces in the bullpen, and this is go time. He's a great guy and we would love to have him here."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I spoke to Craig Kimbrel after the game and he said it was decided to keep him "on his regular schedule" which meant today was a rest day. He also said he had pitched a lot recently so he preferred to get some rest. He did tell me he would've pitched if called upon.