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What advanced stats say about top trade options

Immediacy is everything when it comes to trade rentals. If you’ve only got a guy for two or three months, you darn sure want him at his best. Or at the very least, some reasonable proximity thereof. As one executive put it, “We’re always looking for indicators that give you some sense of whether a player is ascending, declining or ...

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10 under-the-radar Trade Deadline relief options

In the frenetic final hours leading up to the 2017 non-waiver Trade Deadline, seven contenders acquired relievers. In 2016, the number was 10, including left-hander Andrew Miller, whose acquisition by the Indians might have been the most significant transaction of the summer. If you’re looking ahead, these numbers — seven in 2017, 10 in 2016 — are good places to ...

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Cubs don't like offensive options on trade market, could pursue pitching

The Chicago Cubs could stand pat this trade deadline, as the available offensive assets don’t appeal to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. He said Friday that the Cubs are still “assessing” what they need prior to the upcoming non-waiver deadline, according to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. “On the positi… MLB | theScore

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Joe Girardi would like to manage again, but open to other options

It’s been eight months since Joe Girardi was informed he wouldn’t return to manage the New York Yankees following 10 seasons with the club, but the time off hasn’t caused the 53-year-old to lose the coaching bug. Girardi, who is working as an analyst with MLB Network, mentioned in April he’d be interes… MLB | theScore

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Solid alternatives to big-name trade options

The trade market has heated up earlier than usual, with this week’s trade of Kelvin Herrera serving as evidence of the active discussions taking place well in advance of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. The market is deep with star-caliber talent in s… MLB News Index

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Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. A source with knowledge of the situation told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio the NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential options to fight the league’s policy. More to come. Let’s block … NFL | theScore

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