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Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot
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The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.

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Edgar eyes push to top on '18 HOF ballot
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Edgar Martinez’s career with the Mariners got off to a late start, so he knows as well as anyone that it’s how you finish that counts. And that lesson might come in handy again for one of the game’s premier designated hitters as he waits to see if he can convert some strong recent momentum […]

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Orioles seeking pitching to make run in '18
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The Orioles finished last in the American League East this season, but they’re planning to compete — not rebuild — in 2018.

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Royals get Competitive Balance pick in '18 Draft
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The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft — at the ends of the first and second rounds — have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

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Reds get Competitive Balance pick in '18 Draft
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The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft — at the ends of the first and second rounds — have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

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Bucs open-minded about Kang returning in '18
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The Pirates have watched Jung Ho Kang play winter ball, but they still don’t know if they’ll see him in Pittsburgh next year.

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Source: Yanks bringing back Rothschild in '18
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Larry Rothschild will return as the Yankees’ pitching coach in 2018, regardless of who is hired as the club’s new manager, a source told MLB.com on Monday. The club has not confirmed.

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Dodgers hope to add depth for another run in '18
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With the best regular-season record and a thrilling postseason run, the Dodgers proved to have a Fall Classic roster in 2017 and intend to preserve it for another shot at a ring in ’18.

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Broyles' AFL work may earn him chance in '18
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The Rockies love right-handed pitching prospect Shane Broyles’ confidence and his fastball, and hope his work in the Arizona Fall League helps him develop the other finer qualities necessary for him to be a factor in the Majors in 2018.

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Rockies could re-sign Holland, Lucroy for '18
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After developing quickly and qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2009, the Rockies need to guard against losing ground in the late bullpen and behind the plate. At the same time, they need to improve their offensive consistency. How will they handle both requirements this offseason?

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Dodgers optimistic, motivated to chase '18 title
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Dodgers executives spoke on Tuesday for the first time since the World Series ended last week, assuring fans they will continue working to end a 30-year title drought.

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Wieters exercises '18 option to stay with Nats
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Matt Wieters will remain with the Nationals in 2018 after he officially exercised his player option Monday afternoon. He had been weighing his choices through the weekend, before deciding to take the $10.5 million player option as he attempts to have a bounce-back season.

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