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Gordon's agent caught off guard by Mariners' position-change request
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The Seattle Mariners made a surprising trade Thursday, acquiring Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins for a package of players. Seattle’s trade came as a bit of a shock because they acquired an All-Star second baseman when they already had Robinson Cano entrenched at the position and Jean Segura manning shortstop – Gordon’s original position […]

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MLB GM Rankings, 30-21: Tigers' Al Avila, who traded his son, is No. 29
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Heading into next week's winter meetings, theScore ranked every MLB team's top executive based solely on the best trade he's made during his career. For teams with a president of baseball operations/president/general manager, only the top executive was considered. We begin with 30-21: 30. Derek Falvey, Twins Current Role: Executive Vice President, Chief Baseball OfficerTeam […]

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MLB could investigate signing process after Ohtani's decision
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The baseball world is waiting with bated breath for international two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani to announce which team will gain his services, but his signing might not be the end of the story. MLB officials told ESPN's Buster Olney there could be an immediate investigation into the recruitment and signing process. "The commissioner's attention on […]

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Report: Stanton hasn't ruled out trade to Giants, Cardinals
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Hold the phone. Contrary to earlier reports that Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton wouldn't accept a trade to the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants, the reigning National League MVP hasn't permanently ruled out either of those clubs – or any others, for that matter – a major-league source told Joe Frisaro of MLB.com […]

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Reviewing the 2018 Modern Era Hall of Fame ballot: Part 1
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This is Part 1 of a two-part series reviewing this year's Modern Era Hall of Fame ballot. Part 2 will run Saturday. The Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the first members of its class of 2018 when the results of the Modern Era Ballot are revealed Sunday night. Ten men – nine players and […]

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Mariners acquire Dee Gordon, international money from Marlins
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The Miami Marlins jettisoned their first major asset of the offseason, sending second baseman Dee Gordon and $1 million in international bonus pool money to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for prospects Nick Neidert, Robert Dugger, and Christopher Torres. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Gordon will immediately shift to center field. The 29-year-old has […]

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Gordon trade gives Mariners most money to offer Ohtani
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The Seattle Mariners may have already been the presumptive favorites to land Shohei Ohtani – and that was before they gained a financial advantage over their opponents. As part of Thursday's blockbuster trade to acquire Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins, the Mariners also acquired another $1 million of the Marlins' international bonus pool money […]

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Syndergaard wants to follow Ohtani and 'show off the arm' in RF
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The New York Mets were not one of the seven lucky teams chosen as finalists for Shohei Ohtani. But maybe they don't need Ohtani in Queens – after all, they've got Thor. Noah Syndergaard thinks that if given the opportunity, he could be like Ohtani and play the outfield for the Mets in between his […]

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Ex-teammate believes Ohtani will sign with West Coast team
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The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes has been one of the major talking points of the offseason thus far, with the Japanese superstar set to meet with the San Diego Padres – the last of seven finalists in the recruitment phase – on Wednesday. With Ohtani drawing most of the baseball world’s attention – with the rest […]

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Rangers sign Mike Minor to 3-year deal
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The Texas Rangers have signed left-handed pitcher Mike Minor to a three-year deal worth a reported $28 million, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. In addition to a $1-million signing bonus, Minor will receive $8 million in 2018, and then $9.5 million in both 2019 and 2020, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports. Rangers […]

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Mariners, Angels each get $1M in bonus money from Twins amid Ohtani pursuit
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The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels are taking no chances as they pursue Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners and Angels – two of the seven reported finalists for Ohtani’s services – swung separate trades with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday that gave both AL West clubs additional international bonus slot money to potentially […]

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Palmeiro, 53, mulling MLB comeback: 'No doubt in my mind I can do it'
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In 2005, Rafael Palmeiro’s career ended in disgrace following a suspension for performance-enhancing drug use that came months after he vehemently denied using steroids before Congress. After receiving that 10-game ban, despite his countless accolades from two decades in the big leagues, Palmeiro was booed by his hometown fans in Baltimore. In September that year, […]

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