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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: Where every team stands after the trade deadline

MLB Power Rankings: Where every team stands after the trade deadline

Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline was highlighted by the deal that sent Nationals megastar Juan Soto to the Padres. And San Diego didn’t stop there, nabbing multiple other key players to help boost its chances at making the postseason. However, the Padres weren’t the only team to add elements ahead of the deadline that will impact …

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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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Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Rosenthal: For the Padres, the future is now. Breaking down the MLB trade deadline

Padres fans hated the line. Padres officials hated it, too. So consider this a pre-emptive strike to spare @OldTakesExposed from crashing when members of both constituencies rush to submit the question I posed in a Feb. 2021 column after the Pads signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million extension. How the heck are …

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Writing the headlines of the MLB trade deadline: Winners, losers and in-betweeners

Writing the headlines of the MLB trade deadline: Winners, losers and in-betweeners

The 2022 MLB trade deadline has been put to bed, and it was quite a news frenzy. The moves were plentiful, and they were eye-catching. Well, some of them were. Each of baseball’s 30 teams wrote its own story over the past few days. But as stories go, some were more engaging than others. Here’s …

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MLB trade deadline eve primer: Top storylines, rumblings, best-available players

MLB trade deadline eve primer: Top storylines, rumblings, best-available players

Happy MLB trade deadline eve! Only a few major deals have happened, but that’s about to change. As is always the case this time of year, general managers are busy, working the phones and angling for the best trades. Make sure to follow The Athletic’s trade deadline live blog for full coverage of all 30 …

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