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Phillies' young arms already impressing Kapler
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The Phillies are in the market to upgrade their rotation, but first-year manager Gabe Kapler has already seen some promising signs from his young starters.

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Phillies looking to 'shock' naysayers in 2018
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The Eagles’ stunning Super Bowl win has new Phillies manager Gabe Kapler wondering why can’t his team also ‘shock’ the world.

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Rotation competition sure to be compelling
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When first asked about the Mets’ rotation this winter, new manager Mickey Callaway left things purposefully vague. Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ twin aces, are of course guaranteed spots. After that? Callaway isn’t saying.

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With Conforto out, who will bat leadoff for Mets?
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While it is up for debate whether Michael Conforto is better suited at leadoff or in the middle of New York’s batting order, there is no denying that Conforto thrived batting first last season. In 68 games as a leadoff hitter, Conforto hit .281 with a .947 OPS, 20 home runs and 53 runs scored.

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Riddle, Rojas to battle for starting shortstop job
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Without a clear answer heading into camp, shortstop will be one of the Marlins’ most contested Spring Training battles.

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Jeter comfortable with Marlins' long-term plan
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On the eve of the beginning of Spring Training, Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter on Tuesday reinforced his commitment to building a first-class organization from the bottom up.

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'Well-groomed' facial hair permitted for Marlins
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The Marlins will enter Spring Training with clarity regarding one hot topic. The players will be permitted to have facial hair, as long as it is “well-groomed.”

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Rotation battle a key storyline at Braves camp
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It’s easy to assume Luiz Gohara and Sean Newcomb will win what appear to be the only two vacant spots in Atlanta’s rotation. It’s also easy to understand why the Braves do not want either of those rookie southpaws to come to camp believing anything is guaranteed.

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Foltynewicz strolls back into camp a proud papa
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As Braves pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Tuesday, Mike Foltynewicz re-acquainted with some of his teammates and made it clear his new role as a proud papa might significantly reduce the amount of idle time he spends with members of his team this year in the clubhouse and golf course.

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Braves still unlikely to make play for Moustakas
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The Braves have not ruled out the possibility of acquiring a third baseman before the start of the season. But as has been the case throughout the offseason, they still don’t seem to be a potential fit for free agent Mike Moustakas.

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Young group to vie for Phillies' 5th starter spot
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If the Phillies don’t acquire a veteran starting pitcher in the coming weeks, what is Plan B? Simple: They will have their most critical roster battle of the spring.

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Competition for No. 5 starter set for Nats' camp
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Every year since they began contending back in 2012, the Nationals have entered Spring Training with their rotation set. This year, however, the Nats’ No. 5 starter will be decided in camp.

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