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New Phillies manager Kapler creates social media challenge for his players
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It appears Gabe Kapler is bringing more than just his baseball IQ – and bulging physique – to the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler has started a challenge with his players to help them spread each other’s social media accounts and bond in the process, according to Cut4. The 42-year-old Kapler, a former player and first-year manager, […]

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Spring Training Report: 'We saw a guy that's trying to get back in game mode and baseball shape … and getting used to all things surrounding him'
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#SHOTIME!!! It's the home opener for the Cactus League and the bar was set high for Shohei Ohtani.

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Oakwell A's: Will Billy Beane's sums equal success in Barnsley?
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If you didn’t experience the explosive inception of “Moneyball” at the Oakland Athletics, there’s a good chance you saw the story retold in a 2011 movie. The critically acclaimed flick sees Billy Beane, who is portrayed by Brad Pitt, and number nerd Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) stubbornly infuriate everybody at the MLB franchise by primarily […]

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40 Fantasy Facts – NL Central Edition
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Looking for an edge in your fantasy baseball draft? Here are 40 facts from the 2017 season involving players from the National League Central (ADPs courtesy the National Fantasy Baseball Championship): More Fantasy Facts: AL East | AL Central | AL West | NL East | NL Central | NL West Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony […]

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Mets scratch Smith from 1st spring game for late arrival
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Dominic Smith was initially slotted into the New York Mets‘ lineup for their spring opener against the Atlanta Braves, but it didn’t last. The young first baseman told reporters that new manager Mickey Callaway scratched him from the lineup as a disciplinary measure for arriving late, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. Smith, who is expected […]

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Pirates' Dickerson felt 'embarrassed, disrespected' by Rays' DFA
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Corey Dickerson knew his time with the Tampa Bay Rays was running short, but he never thought it would end the way it did. Though he's coming off a 2017 season in which he was named an All-Star, the Rays surprisingly designated Dickerson for assignment on Saturday to open up a roster spot for newly […]

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10 players to watch in spring training
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Spring training officially opened Friday as a painfully slow offseason finally came to a close. While it’s best not to focus too much on spring results, the six-week exhibition schedule is a necessary part of the season and the preparation is integral to getting players back on track. Whether it’s an opportunity to make a […]

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Price: 'I make too much money' for people to have reduced expectations
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David Price understands the weight of expectations that come with signing a record contract. The highest-paid player on the Red Sox is entering his third year in Boston – one that will see him earn $30 million – and believes the pressure on him to perform is as high now as it was when he […]

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Report: MLB will ask teams to store baseballs in climate-controlled rooms
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Major League Baseball may be looking into putting a freeze on the number of home runs being hit across the league. MLB will take control of how all 30 teams store their game-used baseballs in an effort to standardize the process, according to sources familiar with the league's plan, reports Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated. […]

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K-Rod dishes on his career: I didn't buy 437 saves at Walmart
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Francisco Rodriguez plans to leave baseball on his own terms. The veteran closer, who is in spring camp on a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, was candid when discussing his career and what keeps him going with The Athletic's Matt Gelb. “I love the game. I don’t think I have to prove anything. I […]

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Royals sign Saunders 2 days after he joined Pirates, confusing everyone
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Rarely, if ever, has the signing of a minor-league contract created this kind of mass confusion. The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor-league contract on Friday, in a move that immediately left just about everyone in the baseball world scratching their heads. The problem with Saunders signing in […]

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Topps turns Tulowitzki's pitcher pose into baseball card
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It turns out Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki didn't actually fool a photographer into thinking he was a pitcher Thursday, but the moment will now be part of baseball memorabilia history courtesy of Topps. The company has created a baseball card of Tulowitzki posing as a pitcher during Blue Jays' photo day after footage […]

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