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Richards edges Vaughn as top Padres left fielder
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Left field has been something of a catch-all basin for the Padres, making it the most difficult position to pick on my all-time Top Five Padres lists.

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Span agrees to three-year deal with Giants
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The Giants have reached a three-year deal with free-agent outfielder Denard Span, pending a physical.

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Maeda, Dodgers hope for extended success
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Kenta Maeda’s unusual eight-year contract with the Dodgers says a couple of things about the Japanese right-hander: He has tremendous upside, but also comes with some real risk.

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Junior, Piazza follow hearts on cap decisions
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The decision of what team’s cap to wear into the National Baseball Hall of Fame is sometimes met with some consternation. But not this year. Ken Griffey Jr. will be the first to go in as a Mariner, and Mike Piazza chose the Mets over the Dodgers, the two latest electees revealed on Thursday.

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Despite impact, Walker's Hall of Fame support lags
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Rockies manager Walt Weiss felt he was witnessing greatness when he was a teammate of outfielder Larry Walker. Now, with the new-age stats that go deeper than the prejudice against players who put up offensive numbers at Coors Field during Walker’s era, Weiss is convinced Walker is a deserving Hall of Famer.

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Dodgers expected to introduce Maeda today
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The Dodgers have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. PT on Thursday, when they are expected to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.

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Bonds, Kent inch up in Hall of Fame voting
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Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent, who frequently hit back-to-back as Giants teammates, are again in lockstep as both improved their standing in baseball’s 2016 Hall of Fame balloting announced Wednesday.

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Piazza elected into 2016 Hall of Fame class
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Mike Piazza, whose professional career began as a 62nd-round Draft pick of the Dodgers, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

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Dodgers expected to introduce Maeda tomorrow
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The Dodgers have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m. PT on Thursday, when they are expected to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.

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Dodgers sign Beachy to one-year deal
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The Dodgers have signed free-agent right-hander Brandon Beachy to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

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Prospect Dahl learned much in trying season
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Rockies prospect David Dahl had a couple of painful lessons from spleen and knee injuries in 2015, but the third lesson he had didn’t involve lost or damaged body parts. Early-season struggles, from pressing, taught him that his ability is such that he needn’t do anything more than trust his skills.

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Left-field market remains intriguing for Giants
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Here’s a look at the outfielders who’ve been linked to the Giants through insiders’ knowledge or informed speculation.

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