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- The Astros revamped their bullpen with Kendall Graveman and Yimi García. Will they be enough? (The Athletic - $$$)
- Other targets the Astros could grab before the trade deadline (Houston Chronicle)
- The Astros now have the best record in the American League (MLB.com standings)
- It’s always a good time to see Alex Bregman, right? (Sugar Land Skeeters - Twitter)
Around the League
- The latest buzz we’re hearing approaching 4:00 pm ET (ESPN)
- MLB executives explain how all the buying/selling on the verge of the trade deadline works (The Athletic - $$$)
- The Dodgers are reportedly close to acquiring Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nats (MLB.com)
- Cleveland manager Terry Francona steps down for 2021 season due to health issues (Sports Illustrated)
- Mariners’ Héctor Santiago gets 80-game suspension (Sports Illustrated)
- Want some trades, here they are for you: Anthony Rizzo is now a Yankee as well as Joey Gallo, Schwarber goes to Red Sox, Padres get reliever Daniel Hudson, Dodgers acquire lefty Danny Duffy, Rays ship Diego Castillo to Mariners, Ryan Tepera and César Hernández moved to White Sox, Blue Jays traded for Brad Hand (MLB.com)
Today is the trade deadline. The deadline is at 3 p.m. CT. Today may prove to be busier than even yesterday, which was rather busy as you can see from the links above. Discuss the events of today in real time with fellow TCB’ers in the comments below.