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Orioles are the leading team of interest in the early stage of the Jeff Samardzija sweepstakes.
It's a fairly easy fit as the Orioles could use some major league-ready pitching and have a number of prospects -- Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey just to name a few -- whom they could deal. This rumor, however, is still in its infant stages, so don;t expect a deal to be consummated until closer to the deadline.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba