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The Josh Hader trade between the Padres-Brewers signals more moving forward

Here’s a trade deadline logic puzzle. One team is an obvious contender – first place in its division and poised for a fifth straight playoff run. There is some breathing room, but not much, and there are some clear areas for its front office address. The team could stand to add more offense. An outfielder …

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Manfred Responds to Senate Committee Inquiry Regarding MLB Antitrust Exemption

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told a Senate committee Friday that the sport’s antitrust exemption prevents teams from moving without approval and allows the sport to keep the minor leagues on a broad footing. Additionally, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said many minor league employment terms are determined by the Major League Baseball Players …

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Yankees trade of Andrew Benintendi spells the end for Joey Gallo in NY

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, current story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. NEW YORK – Twenty minutes later Yankees lost Game 2 of the Metro Series at Citi Field on Wednesday night, YES Network’s Jack Curry reported that the …

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MLBPA Rejects MLB’s International Draft Proposal

NEW YORK (AP) — The players’ association rejected what Major League Baseball called its final bid for an international draft, a move that would keep direct draft pick compensation for free agents and likely limit the market for some older players. The union announced its decision about eight hours before Monday’s midnight EDT deadline for …

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