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8:50 AM ET, July 21, 2021


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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Oakland approves new ballpark term sheet; A's say ‘not effective path forward’  —  Oakland City Council members voted 6-1 in favor of a nonbinding term sheet for the Oakland Athletics' proposed waterfront ballpark Tuesday, but the session ended with confusion as to whether negotiations between the city and the team would continue.
Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
Agent Scott Boras among those awaiting A's stadium resolution  —  A resolution of the A's pursuit of a new ballpark could shed light on more than just the team's geographic future.  —  Agent Scott Boras, who represents A's third baseman Matt Chapman, was at the Coliseum on Monday …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB trade deadline - Who could rock the next 10 days?  Plus biggest stars available and teams looking to add  —  The calls started Monday.  For weeks, teams have danced around the looming July 30 trade deadline — the ones looking to add not wanting to jump the market …
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
The 10 most intriguing questions of the 2021 MLB trade deadline
Miami Herald:
A look at how contract talks between Marlins, Marte unfolded and ended with no extension  —  The Miami Marlins and outfielder Starling Marte, after two weeks of back and forth discussion, were unable to agree to a contract extension.  —  What happened?  Here's the rundown:
Texas Rangers shut out for third straight game as losing skid continues  —  The Texas Rangers were routed 14-0 by the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.  They've now lost six straight games, the last three by a combined score of 29-0.  —  The last major league team to allow that many runs …
Brendan Kuty / New Jersey Online:
Yankees, MLB ban fan for life after throwing baseball at Red Sox's Alex Verdugo  —  NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have banned the fan who threw a baseball and hit Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo from Yankee Stadium for life, a team spokesman said Sunday afternoon.
Associated Press:
Detroit Tigers' Spencer Turnbull to have season-ending Tommy John surgery  —  DETROIT — Tigers starting pitcher Spencer Turnbull will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the 2021 season and most or all of 2022, the team announced Tuesday.  —  Turnbull, who threw a no-hitter …
Dan Hajducky / ESPN:
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani lands exclusive memorabilia deal with Fanatics  —  Los Angeles Angels luminary Shohei Ohtani is so electric, he rakes on his days off, too.  —  Global merchandise and memorabilia brand Fanatics announced on Tuesday a multiyear partnership as the exclusive distributor …
Kevin O'Connor / The Ringer:
Is Dame's Time Up in Portland?  —  Trade suitors are circling, but Lillard is giving the Trail Blazers a chance to build a better contender for him.  Could a Ben Simmons-for-CJ McCollum deal be the answer?  —  With rumors swirling that he intended to request a trade, Damian Lillard clarified …
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Pat Ragazzo / Sports Illustrated:
Source: Mets Looking To Make ‘Big Splash’ At MLB Trade Deadline  —  The Mets are looking to make a “big splash” at the deadline, an industry source tells Inside the Mets.  Find out what this could entail.  —  With the MLB trade deadline just 11 days away, the New York Mets are planning on making a …
Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:
In divorce documents, Ben Zobrist says Julianna ‘coaxed’ him into returning to the Chicago Cubs, while she requests $4M of the $8M he forfeited while on leave  —  Ben Zobrist's estranged wife, Julianna Zobrist, says the former Chicago Cubs utility man was “guilty of failing to preserve marital assets” …
Associated Press:
New York Mets manager Luis Rojas given two-game suspension, fine for arguing with umpires  —  MLB, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates  —  CINCINNATI — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas was suspended Monday for two games and fined for excessive arguing with umpires, an outburst that followed a bizarre play a day earlier at Pittsburgh.
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