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Carlos Beltran, Jonathan Lucroy, Jay Bruce among 18 traded by deadline

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Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders stocked up for the stretch. “That’s what we play for. Those are the moments we want to be in,” Moore said after NL West-leading San Francisco got the lefty from last-place Tampa Bay. “For someone to…

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Surprising Marlins seek reinforcements for stretch run

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As the trading deadline nears, Florida’s other major league team may become a buyer instead of a seller. The Florida Marlins are in the somewhat surprising position of qualifying for the post season. Who would have thought Miami would be ahead of the New York Mets? The Mets, with its strong-armed starting pitching staff was expected to follow up last year’s World Series appearance with another strong run. It has not worked out that way. Injuries to team leader David…

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Rays certain to receive multiple trade offers

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With the all-star game behind them, baseball clubs now point to the trading deadline of July 31. That is the final day when a trade can be completed without having to put those players on waivers. This process is often called “rent-a-player.” Contending clubs may seek to find a top-line pitcher or hitter who will put them over the top for a division, or league, or World Series championship. The player acquired is often at the end of his contract…

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Donald Trump’s questioning of the value of data worries Republicans

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Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning heavily on complex voter data operations that have become a behind-the-scenes staple in modern presidential campaigns. Shortly after Trump explained his approach in an Associated Press interview — data is “overrated,” he said — one of the presumptive Republican nominee’s top advisers tried to clarify the remarks. Rick Wiley told AP the Trump campaign will indeed tap the Republican Party’s…

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Rays manager Kevin Cash has been money

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As Labor Day approaches, here is something only a few super fans would have actually believed possible in April; the Rays actually have a reasonable chance to make the post season. Somehow, Tampa Bay is only three and one-half games behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot. With a record of 66-66, the Rays are tied with Anaheim and have only the Minnesota Twins ahead of them before possibly chasing down the Rangers. Kevin Cash deserves a few…

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Matt Moore can learn a great deal from John Smoltz

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It is great to see Matt Moore back on the mound for the Rays. This hard-throwing left-hander has the talent to be a star in Major League Baseball, but he has a big challenge to be the Matt Moore he was before Tommy John surgery. He certainly has not been that pitcher during his first outings this season. No one can say for certain Moore had Hall of Fame stuff before his injury. It takes more than electric stuff to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.2.15 — A call to (healthy) arms

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There’s no crying in baseball. Remember that maxim handed down to us via Tom Hanks’ character to Madonna’s in 1992’s A League of Their Own? But there is heartbreak. Last night at Tropicana Field, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Indians’ first no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game way back in 1989. But on an 0-2 pitch, Tampa Bay Rays hitter Joey Butler lined a pitch over a diving second baseman’s glove, and the no-no was…

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