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After moves, Rays and Dodgers built for a run

By Richard Justice It might be a bit early to punch playoff tickets for the Rays and Dodgers. That said, they seem headed that way. The various moves made by other clubs leading up to Wednesday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline may influence the balance of power, but in the end, it still looks like we could have ourselves a Rays-Dodgers Fall Classic, and wouldn’t that be fun? …read more

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Doors ajar for top prospects after Deadline deals

By Jonathan Mayo Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts wasn’t included in any blockbuster non-waiver Trade Deadline deal on Wednesday. Neither was Astros outfield prospect George Springer, with Houston adding young talent rather than trading it away. But that doesn’t mean the pair wasn’t impacted by the Deadline activity. …read more

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Sox in no hurry to bring up top prospect Bogaerts

By Jason Mastrodonato With the departure of Jose Iglesias to the Tigers in the Jake Peavy trade, the Red Sox shipped away the one shortstop who might be blocking Xander Bogaerts from beginning what the Red Sox hope will be a long and productive career. But the club’s top-ranked prospect is not quite ready for the Major League spotlight. …read more

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Lee's next start for Phillies still undetermined

By Stephen Pianovich Cliff Lee did not go anywhere by Wednesday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline, and he could make his next start for the Phillies. Lee missed his previous start last Friday with a stiff neck, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team still has not determined if the All-Star will take the mound for his next scheduled appearance, which comes Friday. …read more

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Red Sox players excited by Peavy acquisition

By Ian Browne The Red Sox didn’t execute a move on Wednesday’s non-waiver Trade Deadline day, but they had plenty of excitement over the deal GM Ben Cherington consummated late Tuesday night. Jake Peavy was expected to touch down in Boston at some point Wednesday evening and report to Fenway Park to meet his new teammates on Thursday. …read more

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