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This Week In Baseball: Winners & Losers Of The MLB Trade Deadline

Trade deadline day/week has come and gone, which means it’s time for an early look at who won/lost with their acquisitions.


Yoenis Cespedes and Luca Duda, right, celebrate a recent win. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets, Blue Jays, Astros Improve Odds To Win 2015 World Series

According to Bovada Sportsbook, the odds on certain MLB teams’ World Series chances have changed drastically since July 17.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 2: Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Washington Nationals on August 2, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Hit 3 Homers In 5 Pitches To Sweep Nationals, 5-2

Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and streaking Lucas Duda homered in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that charged up Citi Field and sent the New York Mets past the Washington Nationals 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep.


CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 2: Members of the New York Yankees celebrate a win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankess defeated the White 12-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees Rough Up Samardzija, Beat White Sox 12-3

Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered against Jeff Samardzija, and the New York Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 12-3 on Sunday.


CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 01: Melky Cabrera #53 of the Chicago White Sox hits a three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning on August 1, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Ramirez Homer As White Sox Beat Yankees 8-2

Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez homered and John Danks struck out eight as the Chicago White Soxbeat the New York Yankees 8-2 on Saturday night.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 1: Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets hits a home run during the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals on August 1, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda Helps Make Cespedes A Winner In Mets Debut

Lucas Duda homered twice and hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning after newcomer Yoenis Cespedes was walked intentionally, leading the New York Mets to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night in front of the second largest regular-season crowd ever at Citi Field.


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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.



Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 27th-July 31st

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.


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5 Best/Worst MLB Trade Deadline Deals

It’s deadline day, which in the past has meant blockbuster deals. Let’s look at some of the best and worst.


Wilmer Flores in the dugout during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on July 29, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Wilmer Flores Plays Through Tears, Remains A Met After Trade Fizzles

“You think these guys are stone-cold robots. They’re not,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. “They’re human beings and they have emotions.”


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This Week In Baseball: Coaches, Young Ballplayers Should Heed Smoltz’s Plea

Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.


Craig Kimbrel (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

What Are The Yankees Brewing? Elite Closer Kimbrel Surfaces In Talks With Padres

Are the Yankees looking to build an unbeatable bullpen? Or is this much ado about nothing?


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Trade Deadline Poll: Should The Mets Go After Jose Reyes?

After Monday night’s blockbuster, WFAN and baseball insider Jon Heyman tweeted that Reyes could be a “candidate to be flipped” with the July 31 trading deadline quickly approaching.


Alex Rodriguez watches a ball leave the yard against the Minnesota Twins on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A-Rod On Turning 40: ‘I’m Happy And Healthy And In A Good Place’

Hardly anyone thought Alex Rodriguez would be celebrating his 40th birthday as a member of the Yankees. But he’s pulled off the improbable.


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 26, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Greinke’s Shutout Streak Ends, Mets Beat Dodgers In 10th

Zack Greinke’s shutout streak ended at 45 2-3 innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs against him, and New York defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Sunday on newcomer Juan Uribe’s game-winning single off the wall in the 10th.