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Ken Griffey Jr. will make the Hall of Fame, but not unanimously
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No player has ever been unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth received 95.13 percent of votes, Hank Aaron received 97.83 percent of votes and Nolan Ryan received 98.79 percent of votes. Those three players are legends. Ruth’s prodigious pop changed the game, and his larger than life personality led to some tremendous […]

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Trammell doesn't expect to get into Hall of Fame
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Former Detroit Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell will spend his last day on the Hall of Fame ballot on Wednesday, and the 57-year-old once again doesn't expect to hear his name called when the inductees of the 2016 class are announced. “I’ve been so short for so many years, and when you’re that far off, I’m […]

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Ranking the sweetest swings in MLB history
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More than anything – more than the backwards hat, and the video games, and the unforgettable cameo in Little Big League – Ken Griffey Jr. is remembered for that swing of his, an inimitable stroke equal parts beauty and violence that pummeled 630 home runs and inspired legions of copycats. On Wednesday, the Kid will […]

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Are closers valuable enough for the Hall of Fame?
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We're zeroing in on the Jan. 6 reveal of the 2016 Hall of Fame class, and the debate is heating up surrounding the potential election of a pair of first-timers on the ballot – Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner. Our MLB editors take a closer look at the Hall of Fame cases for both relievers. […]

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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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Giolito ready to pitch with no restraints in 2016
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Right-hander Lucas Giolito is considered the Nationals’ top prospect. He will have a chance to show his stuff as he participates in his first big league Spring Training this coming season. MLB.com caught up with Giolito on Tuesday afternoon to talk about last season and his future with the Nationals.

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Murphy set for physical to make Nats deal official
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Almost two weeks after agreeing to terms on a three-year deal worth $37.5 million with the Nationals, infielder Daniel Murphy will take his physical Wednesday and will likely hold a news conference Thursday, according to a baseball source. The Nationals did not confirm the report.

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Howard, Zimmerman file defamation suits against Al Jazeera
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Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have escalated their fight against Al Jazeera. They filed defamation lawsuits Tuesday in Federal District Court in Washington against the network and two reporters after a report linked the Phillies first baseman and Nationals first baseman, respectively, to performance-enhancing drugs.

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Outfielder, reliever remain on Mets' to-do list
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Two clear items remain unchecked on the Mets’ offseason wish list, giving the team a straightforward agenda with barely six weeks until the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Specifically, the Mets will spend January seeking a right-handed hitter to complement the four outfielders they already have in place, plus a veteran reliever to work […]

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Granderson gives back to hometown Chicago
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Despite spending his entire 12-year career away from Chicago, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson still calls the Windy City home. It’s where he grew up, went to college and lives in the offseason. And it’s where Granderson continues to leave an imprint on the city and community that helped shape him.

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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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On the rise, Kazmir excited for NL challenge
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To get from the low point of his career to the high point, Scott Kazmir had to cover only 30 miles, or roughly the distance between Angel Stadium and Dodger Stadium. He was released by the Angels in mid-June 2011 and now is back in Southern California on a three-year contract with the Dodgers.

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