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Report: Cubs 'laying in the weeds' for Darvish
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There is no shortage of interest in the services of free-agent Yu Darvish, as the right-hander has reportedly received multiple offers worth more than $100 million. These numbers still haven't enticed him to sign, however. One team that is monitoring the situation closely is the Chicago Cubs, and many expect them to eventually be Darvish’s […]

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Report: Romo rejoins Rays on 1-year deal
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Sergio Romo is on his way back to the Tampa Bay Rays. The veteran relief pitcher and the Rays agreed to a one-year deal Friday, pending a physical, reports MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. Romo pitched to a 1.47 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 25 appearances with Tampa last season after beginning the campaign with the Los […]

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Baseball players turn to football-style training
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Carrying their bats and gloves, they leave the weight room and walk the palm tree-lined path past the baseball diamonds to the track.

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Boras' clients won't take part in MLBPA free-agent camp
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The slow-moving free-agent market has prompted the MLB Players Association to consider opening a 31st spring training camp where the many players without contracts could work out. But, despite representing some of the biggest names still available, prominent agent Scott Boras said Thursday his clients won't be taking part in any proposed free-agent camps run […]

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Report: Signed players likely to appear at free-agent camp to show support
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When pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week, things could look strikingly different because of a potential separate camp sponsored by the players' union involving free agents. It turns out, however, free agents may not be the only ones in attendance if the camp does occur, as a source tells The Athletic's Ken […]

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Report: MLBPA-sponsored free-agent spring training to open Feb. 13
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Spring training is about to begin, even for players who don't yet have a home for 2018. A training camp will be held for unsigned free agents at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. This comes a day after it was reported that a camp was coming, but now […]

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Quiz: Which projection system do you agree with the most?
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Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections for the 2018 season on Wednesday, which includes estimates for every player's Wins Above Replacement around the league. PECOTA's roll-out follows FanGraphs' projections – run by Steamer – which have been available since the middle of the winter. Despite trying to do the same thing, the projection systems frequently […]

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How much money have 'tanking' teams spent on free agents this winter?
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Tony Clark, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and agent Scott Boras both agree that a third of the league tanking is at the heart of the slow-moving free-agent market. “This year a significant number of teams are engaged in a race to the bottom,” Clark said earlier this week. “This conduct […]

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Tebow setting sights on MLB: 'I love trying to prove people wrong'
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In one week, Tebow Time returns to Port St. Lucie when former NFL quarterback and current New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow heads to spring training. The 30-year-old winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, and when he wasn’t discussing bad fan tattoos, he spoke to […]

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Ex-Yankees manager Girardi to join MLB Network
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Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has found his next gig in baseball. MLB Network announced Wednesday that Girardi will join the station as a studio analyst. “I’m really excited to join MLB Network and to have a chance to talk about the game that I love so much,” Girardi said in a statement. […]

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Astros set for March 12 visit to White House
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Fresh off the first World Series title in franchise history, the Houston Astros announced Wednesday they'll visit the White House on March 12, an off day in their spring training schedule, reports MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. Under President Donald Trump, the customary champions' visit to the White House has become increasingly contentious. In September, after Golden […]

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Yankees acquire Seahawks QB Russell Wilson from Rangers
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The New York Yankees acquired a superstar of a different variety on Wednesday when they traded future considerations to the Texas Rangers for the rights to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the Rangers announced, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. "This is a unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete who has […]

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