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Reynolds sees Rockies, park as good fit
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Mark Reynolds’ swing and his career statistics offered clear evidence that signing with the Rockies and playing home games at Coors Field was a prudent move. And a former Rockies star’s recommendation made it a no-brainer.

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2016 will be historic for Petco Park
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Padres history is on the move… As the countdown to the 2016 All-Star Game continues, planners and workers at Petco Park are looking to the past as well as the future.

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Infielders Asuaje, Pirela sharp in AFL, Venezuela
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After the Padres traded Jedd Gyorko to the Cardinals for center fielder Jon Jay last week, the immediate heir apparent at second base is Cory Spangenberg. But two other second basemen to watch are Venezuelan prospects Carlos Asuaje and Jose Pirela.

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Padres confident catchers will sort out
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The addition of catcher Christian Bethancourt from the Braves does not necessarily mean the Padres — with four catchers on the 40-man roster — will make a deal to move one of them this winter.

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Added revenue made Greinke deal doable
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A new television deal with FOX Sports Arizona, which is worth north of $1.5 billion over more than 15 years, gave the D-backs the ability to feel OK about making the financial commitment to Zack Greinke.

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D-Zacks! Arizona gets Greinke: 6-year, wild-West deal
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In a stunning turn of events, the D-backs were the winners of the Zack Greinke Sweepstakes on Friday night, agreeing to a six-year, $206.5 million deal with the right-hander, which was finalized on Tuesday.

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D-backs send winning message with Greinke
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Zack Greinke makes the Diamondbacks better on so many levels, we could spend days counting them all. So let’s begin with the obvious. He’s the embodiment of a No. 1 starter and exactly what this franchise needs.

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Busy Giants have two key open spots remaining
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The Giants haven’t earned their winter hibernation quite yet. Their aggressive acquisitions of free-agent right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto haven’t changed the fact that San Francisco still needs a left fielder and a veteran reliever to provide stability alongside the growing number of youngsters in the bullpen.

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Friedman's blueprint coming into focus
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From the moment Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, walked in the door more than a year ago, he made it clear that he wanted to do things a certain way. The Dodgers had money and weren’t afraid to spend it. On the other hand, this ownership group always planned to get back […]

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Dodgers land trio of prospects in 3-team trade
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The Dodgers acquired three prospects from the White Sox on Wednesday in exchange for three prospects sent to the Reds — who in turn dealt All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier to Chicago. The move could possibly set the Dodgers up to deal for an established Major League arm to offset the loss of Zack Greinke.

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Utley signs 1-year, $7M deal with Dodgers
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Chase Utley turns 37 next week but sounds ready to fight off the kids for the Dodgers’ starting second-base job in 2016. “At this time of the year, I’ve spent a lot of time to prepare to play as many games as possible,” Utley said on Wednesday after the Dodgers officially announced the free agent […]

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Dodgers to extend stadium netting for safety
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The Dodgers will extend the netting at Dodger Stadium in accordance with new safety recommendations issued by Major League Baseball.

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