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Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018
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The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.

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Stanton talks could gain steam in coming weeks
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It remains status quo in the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes, and as the Marlins have said throughout the process, there is no timeline to make a deal. The Giants and Cardinals are believed to have shown the most interest, while the Dodgers remain in the mix for the National League’s Most Valuable Player, but it’s unclear […]

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Jeter will be Marlins Hot Stove's first guest
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The Marlins Hot Stove radio show will launch Tuesday on 940 AM WINZ, and the headline guest is no stranger to batting first. The leadoff show will feature an interview with the organization’s new chief executive officer, Derek Jeter.

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Johnson traded to Angels for Minor Leaguer
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Alex Anthopoulos’ first player transaction as Braves general manager offered a measure of salary relief. The Braves on Thursday dealt reliever Jim Johnson and international pool money to the Angels for Minor League left-hander Justin Kelly, thus completing Anthopoulos’ first move since becoming GM earlier this month.

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Brothers agrees to 1-year deal with Braves
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The Braves agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year deal with left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, thereby avoiding arbitration.

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Rosario hoping for Reyes' return to Mets
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Nearly every day since season’s end, Amed Rosario has spoken to Jose Reyes. The two text frequently about baseball and life. Perhaps no one is more interested in having Reyes return to the Mets than Rosario.

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Phillies want to show Ohtani brotherly love
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The Phillies are taking their shot at Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.

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Smith ready to fight for first-base role
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When asked about Dominic Smith earlier this month at the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., Sandy Alderson left little room for interpretation. He said that Smith “didn’t win” the Mets’ first base job with his performance down the stretch.

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Yelich chips in for disaster relief
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On Wednesday, Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich was ready to do some heavy lifting as part of an initiative to bring relief to areas devastated by natural disasters.

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Marlins to tender offers to Ozuna, 5 others
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The Marlins are expected to tender offers to all six arbitration-eligible players: outfielder Marcell Ozuna, catcher J.T. Realmuto, right-hander Dan Straily, first baseman Justin Bour and infielders Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas.

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M. Adams a non-tender possibility
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Matt Adams legitimized his value as a power hitter when provided the opportunity to spend more than two months this year serving as the Braves’ everyday first baseman. But his projected role and cost for the 2018 season creates reason to believe he could be playing elsewhere next season.

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Anthopoulos getting feel for offseason direction
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A little more than two weeks into his tenure as the head of the Braves’ baseball operations department, Alex Anthopoulos is still getting a feel for which direction he might take with his new organization.

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