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Dodgers in talks to acquire Orioles star Manny Machado

After surging to first place in the National League West during the final week of the first half, the Los Angeles Dodgers stand on the verge of an acquisition which would increase their chances of returning to the World Series. As the All-Star Game played out on Tuesday night, the Dodgers were in talks to acquire star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

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David Murphy: Phillies’ success isn’t tanking, and it never was – it’s a youth movement

It wasn't long ago that the Phillies found themselves facing some serious allegations from folks who insisted that their rebuilding effort amounted to "tanking." From the ESPN airwaves to the pages of the local papers, a small but vocal contingent of pundits and press insisted that what teams such as the Phillies were doing was little different from the "processes" of NBA teams that generated so much consternation in that sport. It's an interesting conversation to revisit in light of recent events, specifically something that occurred late last week.

How the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is beating the shift

Several MLB players, including the Cardinals Matt Carpenter, do not adjust for the defensive shift, and are seeing surprising results. All player statistics were collected on Sunday, July 1, 2018.