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Nationals don't expect heroics from Daniel Murphy (Yahoo Sports)
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The Washington Nationals don’t expect Daniel Murphy to be their savior. Murphy seized the postseason spotlight for the New York Mets, homering in six straight games on the way to the World Series. ”The playoffs meant little to me as far as his performance,” general manager Mike Rizzo said at a news conference Thursday at […]

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The top 5 moments of Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame career
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Ken Griffey Jr. will take his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer after being elected Wednesday on his first ballot with support from 99.3% of the voters, the highest percentage of votes ever received.  There are many moments that make a Hall of Fame career. As one of the most universally […]

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Ken Griffey Jr. should go into Cooperstown with his hat backward
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We didn’t need a Hall of Fame vote to tell us that Ken Griffey Jr. is an icon. He was an icon before the results became official Wednesday, before 437 of the 440 Hall of Fame voters checked his name and put him in the express-lane to Cooperstown. First ballot, a record 99.3 percent, remembered […]

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Mike Piazza's nod may help other PED suspects make Hall of Fame
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Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his fourth year of eligibility, Piazza received 83 percent of the votes.  Despite being one of the best catchers of his era, and possibly the best offensive catcher of all-time, it took Piazza four tries to get into the Hall of Fame before […]

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Watch Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza's reaction to Hall election
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Your browser does not support iframes. Thanks to over 48 percent of the 440 Hall of Fame ballots cast being made public before Wednesday’s announcement, there was no doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. (99.3 percent of the final vote) would be elected in his first year of eligibility. There was also little doubt that Mike […]

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Manny, Pudge and Vlad among new names on 2017 Hall of Fame ballot
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame has seen an influx of major talent appear on the ballot in the past three years. Ken Griffey Jr. was a lock the moment he became eligible, as were Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux.  While Griffey, and Mike Piazza, deserve praise for being the most recent inductees […]

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MLB to stream games live to China for 1st time
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MLB to stream games live to China for 1st time

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Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina benefit from new Hall voter rules
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It takes some players multiple years before they are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Few players transcend the game enough to be a sure-fire first-ballot lock like Ken Griffey Jr. Instead, a wide majority of players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame remain on the ballot for multiple seasons. For some, that […]

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Someday? Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens see rise in Hall of Fame votes
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Another Hall of Fame results day has come and gone, and neither Barry Bonds nor Roger Clemens are going to Cooperstown yet. But, they’re getting closer. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza deservedly earned the nod this season. Piazza netted 83 percent of the vote and Griffey earned a record 99.3 percent. Apologies to them, […]

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Hot Stove Digest: Brewers sign Chris Carter to one-year deal
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Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. DONE DEAL: The Brewers have signed free agent first baseman Chris Carter to a one-year, $2.5 million […]

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Jim Edmonds falling off ballot in first year a huge disappointment
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Though there were no real surprises coming out of the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results, there were definitely some notable disappointments. Perhaps the biggest of those disappointments was outfielder Jim Edmonds falling off the ballot in his very first year eligible for election. Many believed Edmonds had a decent Hall of Fame case, or […]

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MLB to begin streaming games in China
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For the first time ever, Major League Baseball games will be streamed in China. On Wednesday, MLB announced a new wide-ranging three-year partnership with Le Sports, China’s top internet-based eco-sports company, which will be highlighted by the live streaming of MLB games on the China mainland. [Elsewhere: Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball […]

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