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Healthy Desmond looking to rebound in '18
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Desmond, 32, hopes to truly bring all his gifts, athletic and otherwise, to the Rockies in ways that he couldn’t last year because of injuries.

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Russell confident health will lead to breakout '18
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Addison Russell heard the rumors. He knew the Cubs needed more pitching after the 2017 season and that there was a possibility one of the young position players might be traded.

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Maddon: '18 Cubs rotation could be his best
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When manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey were together with the Rays, they never had a pitcher in their rotation who had signed a $100 million contract.

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No day but today as Waino preps for '18
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There were dire days last year, Adam Wainwright admits now, when he considered hanging it up. Sure, the most celebrated Cardinals pitcher in recent memory was under contract through that season and the next. But his fastball felt less fierce. His curve became less compliant. Coming off his least-effective season to date, Wainwright had a […]

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'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft
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From baseball’s brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Angels depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

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Mets hope medical rebuild leads to better '18
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Long before the 2017 regular season — one fraught with injuries and setbacks in Flushing — came to an end, Mets officials convened at Citi Field to complete a thorough evaluation of their medical procedures.

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Rangers excited about young offense in '18
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The Rangers have a young and talented group of hitters who could be on the verge of something special. They have gone through some tough times in the Majors while learning what it takes to be successful, and now is a good time to be rewarded for their hard work.

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First for Royals is solving 1B issue for '18
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As the Royals embark on Spring Training next week (pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday), the 2018 club has numerous questions that need to be answered, and the most notable is: Who is the mystery man that will play first base?

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Rays set to celebrate 20th anniversary in '18
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Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg stepped to the microphone during a Wednesday morning media conference and he declared with a smile, “The Super Bowl’s over. It’s baseball time.” Sternberg’s comments came inside the clubhouse, where plans for celebrating the team’s 20th anniversary were unveiled, including a video highlighting exciting moments from seasons past.

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David Price not considering opting out after '18 season: 'I want to win' in Boston
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Despite a roller-coaster first two years in Boston, David Price isn’t considering a potential escape at the end of this season. The Red Sox left-hander can opt out of the final four years remaining on his deal in November – forfeiting $127 million in guaranteed salary – but told reporters Tuesday that he fully intends […]

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Nats intend to use backup catcher more in '18
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Backup catcher could be a much more important position for the Nationals this season than in years past. The Nats are searching for more production from their backstops this season and have already introduced a plan in order to do so.

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Pirates aiming to surprise competition in '18
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The Pirates’ vision — before, during and since their three-year run of success that began in 2013 — has been a window-less existence, a steady run in which they compete every season, never pushing all the way in or pulling all the way out. But their window closed with consecutive losing seasons, so they chose […]

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