Sunday, 24 Mar 2019
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10 notable examples of 3-team trades

When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. While almost all deals involve two teams working out an exchange, sometimes the addition of a third brings some previously absent element into the mix that allows everyone to get what they want. It also makes things a […]

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10 of MLB’s biggest player-team reunions

It’s always nice to see a homecoming for a franchise icon, and through MLB history, plenty of players have returned to the teams where they became stars. MLB.com is taking a look back at these reunions, highlighting some of the most prominent players who were, in fact, able to go home again. It’s always nice […]

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The best ‘walk years’ in baseball history

Adrian Beltre announced his retirement after last season, closing the door on a career that could lead him to Cooperstown. Beltre built his excellent resume over 21 seasons in the Majors, but arguably, his two best years (2004 and ’10) had something in common. Both were “walk years,” meaning they came right before Beltre reached […]

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Attanasio on ’19 Crew: ‘The chips are all in now’

PHOENIX — Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio missed last week’s ribbon-cutting at American Family Fields of Phoenix because of an illness, so Tuesday afforded his first look at what $65 million and 500,000 man-hours can build in 9 1/2 months. Attanasio liked what he saw. He also likes the team of players populating the renovated, […]

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Dominican showcase helping prospects along

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic — The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets’ academy is about 10 yards wide. It’s lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it. On Field No. 1, there are 130 players from the Dominican […]

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The defining stories, players of the decade

Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-the-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The ’80s were the speed decade: Astroturf, […]

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How Manny’s mega-deal impacts Bryce, others

Manny Machado¬†is set to become the richest free agent in the history of American team sports, agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million contract¬†on Tuesday with the Padres. How long will that record last? :: Manny Machado’s deal with Padres :: The Machado news had barely been digested when all eyes immediately turned to Bryce Harper, […]

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Bauer addresses controversial tell-all story

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — All publicity is good publicity, according to Trevor Bauer. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated released a story with the headline: “Trevor Bauer Is More Concerned About Being Right Than Being Liked.” It took a deep dive into his professional career and personal life including a wide range of topics, from training to social […]

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Giants in no hurry to look for Bochy’s successor

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi knows he will eventually have to start compiling a list of potential candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as manager, but the upcoming search isn’t currently at the forefront of his mind. “We’re focused on this season,” Zaidi said Tuesday at Cactus League Media Day. “I […]

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Tomas getting work in at first base

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the D-backs went through fielding drills Tuesday, Yasmany Tomas spent his time at first base rather than in the outfield. “It’s just another weapon for Yas and another thing for us to consider,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the D-backs went through fielding drills Tuesday, Yasmany Tomas […]

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