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LA Dodgers Set to Bag Max Scherzer, the Big Trade Deadline Prize

his is it. Major League Baseball’s annual trade deadline looms at 4 p.m. ET.

And as teams like the San Francisco GiantsSan Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers jockey for position in a tight National League West race, the decisions made today will have far-reaching implications for the fall.

MLB Trade Deadline Tracker and open thread

The MLB Trade deadline is set for Friday at 4 p.m. and if Thursday was any indication, it could be a very busy day. The Dodgers made the biggest splash with the acquisition of Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. The Nationals are in full blown sell off mode and many teams are still looking for opportunities to strengthen themselves for the stretch run.

We will be tracking all of today’s moves here so be sure to check back throughout the day.

MLB Trade Deadline: Live Updates, Analysis on the Latest Deals and Rumors

Welcome to Sports Illustrated’s MLB Trade Deadline Live Blog, where Emma Baccellieri and Matt Martell will keep you updated throughout one of the wildest baseball days of the year. All time stamps are ET.

Outside the Confines: A wild trade deadline

I’m going to say that as bad as yesterday was, today is going to be just as bad or worse.

Of course I would go on a short vacation and all heck breaks loose.

MLB Trade Deadline 2021: Latest intel, Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to Dodgers, live updates, news, rumors, transactions

The 2021 Major League Baseball trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. Ken Rosenthal, Jayson Stark, Britt Ghiroli, Jim Bowden and our other national writers will have you covered with up-to-the-minute news and analysis as rumors swirl and deals unfold. Our local beat writers across baseball will keep you connected to your favorite teams as they buy to upgrade, sell off with an eye toward the future or stand pat. Follow along.

LEADING OFF: Scherzer, Turner to LA? Trade deadline looming

Ace Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner could be moving from the Washington Nationals to the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline approaches.

The Dodgers and Nationals were close to deal late Thursday night after a day full of trades.

Washington sent slugger Kyle Schwarber to Boston, closer Brad Hand to Toronto and reliever Daniel Hudson to San Diego. The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after completing another trade to get All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers.

Already with an eight-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox acquired second baseman Cesar Hernandez from the Indians, and then got reliever Ryan Tepera from the Cubs.

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