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Why each Home Run Derby participant will (and won’t) win

This year's Home Run Derby field is the youngest in the history of the event, so here's an introduction to the eight sluggers participating on Monday.

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Home Run Derby picks, must-see All-Star matchups and more

Our experts predict who will deliver the biggest moments and the mightiest blasts and bring home some All-Star Week hardware.

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Trade Deadline

Latest buzz, news and analysis

The July 31 MLB trade deadline is fast approaching. Stay up to date with the latest deals, rumors and analysis as your team contemplates its next big move.

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The one player all 30 teams should trade before the deadline

Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.

All-Star Game

July 17 at 8 p.m. ET

Your complete guide to All-Star week

From Futures Game names to watch to Midsummer Classic storylines, here's what you need to know as baseball's best hit D.C.

Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It's time to try something completely different.

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The AL has more stars, but is the NL a better league?

From Trout and Betts to Lindor and Judge, it's clear where MLB's superstars are, but the National League is finally ruling interleague play.

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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.

Yusniel Diaz cranks two long balls in Futures Game

Dodgers prospect Yusniel Diaz smacks two home runs in the 2018 MLB Futures Game, a 2-run shot in the fifth and a solo dinger in the seventh.

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all about manny

Machado's top 12 landing spots and MLB's next big thing

A look at how much adding Manny Machado would mean to contenders, where today's managers rank all-time and a Q&A with Braves All-Star Mike Foltynewicz.

Manny Machado is a special baseball player

With an impressive skill set that includes a big bat, Manny Machado has had several big moments for the Orioles during his career.

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Gearing up for 2nd half

Who's your team's most important player for the second half?

Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver.

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