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Stroman leads Blue Jays from top of rotation

December 5, 2017

TORONTO — The Blue Jays will have some question marks entering the 2018 season, but the man headlining their starting rotation should not be among them. Right-hander Marcus Stroman established himself as one of the […]

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Mass appeal: Off-field opportunities await Ohtani

December 4, 2017

Shohei Ohtani figures to be a rookie in Major League Baseball next season, earning entry-level wages as he introduces himself to American baseball fans. But don’t read too much into his initial lack of on-field […]

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The most extreme spray charts of 2017

December 3, 2017

What do Joey Gallo, Albert Pujols and DJ LeMahieu have in common? Here’s one answer: They all had some of the most extreme spray charts among MLB hitters in 2017. 10/27/11: David Freese crushes a […]

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Giantcarlo? SF intensifies Stanton talks

December 1, 2017

The rumors surrounding a potential blockbuster involving Giancarlo Stanton continue to be a dominant theme this offseason, and a report on Thursday night from MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal suggested the Giants are making a […]

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Patient GMs often reap rewards in offseason

December 1, 2017

In a span of six days last offseason, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich signed the two players — closer Greg Holland and first baseman Mark Reynolds — that might very well have gotten his team […]

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Voting trends favor Hoffman for HOF in 2018

November 29, 2017

SAN DIEGO — It’s the offseason in San Diego, which means it’s time to rekindle the Trevor Hoffman Hall of Fame chatter. Should Hoffman — arguably the second-best closer in baseball history — be enshrined […]

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10 potential non-tender candidates

November 29, 2017

The offseason calendar reaches another mile marker on Friday night, when teams must decide by 8 ET whether to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. Every year, this deadline typically results in a few notable names […]

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Age is just a number for veteran free agents

November 27, 2017

The 2017 World Series champion Astros were nothing if not a testament to building around a core of supremely talented young players and letting them develop into stars. But as just about everyone in the […]

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10 potential ’18 free agents who could be dealt

November 26, 2017

‘Tis the season for both free agency and trade talk, so why not combine them into one conversation? No, the players on this year’s free-agent market obviously can’t be traded, but next year’s crop of […]

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Sho and tell: FAQ about Ohtani, posting system

November 22, 2017

It’s almost Ohtani Time. It hasn’t exactly been a straight line, as Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball had to hammer out a new posting system, but it looks like […]