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Ranking the top 5 MLB starting rotations ahead of spring training
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Typically, the middle of February brings with it only replacement-level pitching on the free-agent market, and teams are left scrambling if one of their starters suffers a spring injury. However, after what has been a painfully slow offseason, teams will not have to scour through the leftovers. Instead, names such as Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, […]

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Top takeaways from the 5 MLB prospect lists
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Prospect lists are a fun part of the offseason, particularly when the winter freezes the hot stove like it did this year. During 2018's winter doldrums, the five notable sets of prospect rankings from MLB Pipeline, Baseball America, ESPN, Baseball Prospectus, and FanGraphs drew significant interest. Of particular note was where Los Angeles Angels prospect […]

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Cubs get dynasty back on track with Darvish deal
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Months ago, as Shohei Ohtani mulled which MLB club he should render his services to, we expounded in this space on why the Chicago Cubs, fresh off a second successive division title, ought to sign the Japanese phenom: After finally capturing that elusive World Series title in 2016, snapping a century-plus run of futility, the […]

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What the Darvish deal means for the rest of MLB
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The Chicago Cubs gave the free-agent market a major jolt Saturday, reportedly inking right-hander Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126-million contract. It was the sixth signing of the winter for the reigning NL Central champs and the largest contract handed out to any free agent this winter, beating out Lorenzo Cain by more than $40 […]

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Castro no longer wants Marlins to trade him
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Starlin Castro is one of the few veterans who will remain in Miami to start this season. The Marlins acquired the second baseman from the New York Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton trade, and despite reportedly asking to be moved last month, Castro insists he's happy in Miami and is not looking to be dealt. […]

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Mike Hill at Marlins Fan Fest part 2: On young pitchers, Don Mattingly's impact, minor league depth
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Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill addresses the media at the team's Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

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Mike Hill at Marlins Fan Fest part 1: On outfield, new-look roster, J.T. Realmuto
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Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Mike Hill addresses the media at the team's Fan Fest on Saturday afternoon.

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Report: Cubs agree to 6-year, $126M deal with Darvish
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Yu Darvish waited, and waited – and it appears to have paid off big time. The Chicago Cubs have reportedly agreed to a six-year, $126-million contract with the free-agent All-Star, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Completion of the deal – by far the largest free-agent contract of this offseason – is pending a […]

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Report: Astros have engaged Marlins in talks for Realmuto
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The World Series champion Houston Astros upgraded their rotation by acquiring Gerrit Cole earlier this winter. Now, they might be looking to add a significant piece behind the plate. A source told SiriusXM's Craig Mish that the Astros have engaged the Miami Marlins in discussions about catcher J.T. Realmuto, who previously asked the Marlins for […]

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Blue Jays sign Axford to minor-league deal
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The Toronto Blue Jays are bringing John Axford home. The club announced Friday that it has signed the right-handed reliever and Simcoe, Ontario, native to a minor-league contract. We've signed RHP @JohnAxford to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League #SpringTraining. The Ax Man owns a 3.71 ERA over 9 MLB seasons. […]

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Boras: Tickets should cost less for games between 2 tanking teams
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Super agent Scott Boras is no stranger to putting Major League Baseball on blast, and his battle against tanking clubs has a new proposal. Based on the premise that MLB teams charge extra for tickets to high-profile matchups, Boras suggested fans should demand lower ticket prices for games featuring two tanking clubs. “It will be […]

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Rays owner focused on building new stadium in Tampa
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In the quest to find the Tampa Bay Rays a location for a new stadium, owner Stuart Sternberg publicly stated his preference for a 14-acre site in Ybor City during a news conference on Friday. The Rays, currently located on the west side of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, would shift to the east side […]

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