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LA in good spot despite offseason twists, turns
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The Dodgers have had a remarkable offseason — not the one they expected to have, and certainly not the one they hoped to have. Still, despite a few twists and turns, here they sit almost certainly favored to win a fourth straight division championship.

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Pirates announce 2016 performance team
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The Pirates announced their 2016 performance team on Tuesday, making several notable promotions and filling out the group to replace a few recent departures from their big league training staff.

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DePodesta leaves Mets for NFL's Browns
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Paul DePodesta, a key member of Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s cabinet for the past half-decade, is leaving both the organization and the industry. DePodesta has accepted a job to become the Chief Strategy Officer for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, that team announced Tuesday.

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Young Marlins arms to benefit from Jackson
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On the surface, agreeing to terms with veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson doesn’t appear to be a major move for the Marlins. But inside the clubhouse, the addition is significant because it will impact the development of some of Miami’s young starters, like Adam Conley and Justin Nicolino.

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Anthopoulos reportedly joins LA's front office
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Alex Anthopoulos appears to have found a new landing spot after a report surfaced Tuesday afternoon that the former Blue Jays general manager has accepted a front-office position with the Dodgers.

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Winter Warm-Up autograph tix on sale now
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Autograph tickets for this month’s Cardinals Winter Warm-Up are on sale now, with more than 60 current and former players and coaches expected to sign over the three-day fan fest. The 2016 Winter Warm-Up will be held from January 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

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Cards sign pitcher Hefner to Minors deal
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The Cardinals signed right-hander Jeremy Hefner to a Minor League deal, opting to take a chance on a pitcher trying to return after undergoing a pair of Tommy John surgeries.

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If Bruce leaves, where does he land?
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Working to shed veterans and get younger, the Reds have been busy all offseason with trades and attempted trades. Right fielder Jay Bruce could be next.

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Pirates add 12 more NRIs to spring camp
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The Pirates invited 12 more non-roster additions to their big league Spring Training roster on Monday, including catching prospect Reese McGuire and pitchers Chad Kuhl, Trevor Williams and Steven Brault.

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Nats said to be interested in veteran OF Parra
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The Nationals are still looking for a center fielder, and according to a baseball source, the club has made contact with free-agent outfielder Gerardo Parra.

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Mets set to honor '86 Series champs in May
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Thirty years after forever stamping their mark on Flushing, the 1986 Mets will have another weekend of glory in Queens.

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Marlins closing in on veteran RHP Jackson
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The Marlins are said to be closing in on a free-agent contract with Edwin Jackson, the 32-year-old right-hander who could fill a role either as a back-of-the-rotation starter or as a long reliever.

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