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MLB unveils balanced schedule for 2023: One highlight for each of the 30 teams

Major League Baseball is going old school. For the first time since the advent of interleague play in 1997, the league is playing a balanced schedule in 2023, the details of which were announced Wednesday. Gone are the days of stacked divisional matchups. Instead, all 30 teams will meet for at least one series. The …

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MLB Power Rankings: Yankees, Padres and Brewers slip; Cardinals and Mariners rise up

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. It’s “the stretch run” SZN, folks. Buckle up with your hard-pressed takes on this being …

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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 trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline didn’t disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, here …

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Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But its form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the …

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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

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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MLB Power Rankings: The Orioles surprise, the Giants sink and we have a new No. 1

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. When you really look at it, the trade deadline is such a bizarre thing — …

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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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