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Phils focus on big picture at annual meetings
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Quietly, the Phillies held their organizational meetings last week in Clearwater, Fla. The meetings typically happen shortly after the season so the club can map out the offseason. But because the Phillies have so many new faces in the front office and elsewhere — most notably a new manager and coaching staff — they pushed […]

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3 hopeful outcomes from MLB's pace-of-play meetings
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Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are reportedly meeting next week to discuss speeding up America's pastime. With the average length of a baseball game reaching an all-time high last year at three hours and five minutes for a nine-inning contest, the meetings are a welcome development for many fans. With the offense, […]

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Video: Finding the wacky and wonderful at the Winter Meetings trade show
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We take a trip around the Baseball Trade Show at the MLB Winter Meetings and enjoy the wacky and wonderful things people are selling.

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MLB offseason Power Rankings: Post-winter meetings edition
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The offseason's been dominated by a couple of noteworthy trades, Shohei Ohtani, and seeing the majority of free-agent relievers sign new deals – but otherwise, the hot stove has barely stayed lit. Several teams remain in limbo, while others have paved a clear path to success or failure. Here's how the teams shape up with […]

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MLB trade rumors: Winter meetings leave plenty of unfinished business
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The annual winter meetings started with great anticipation.  In the days leading up to the event, Shohei Ohtani chose the Angels, and the Marlins found a trading partner for Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees. With those two blockbuster transactions out of the way, it made sense that the proverbial floodgates

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MLB.com FastCast: Winter Meetings heat up – 12/12/17
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The Winter Meetings are heating up as trade rumors swirl around Manny Machado and Zack Greinke, plus J.D. Martinez is planning to meet teams Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of […]

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Blue Jays practice patience at quiet Meetings
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The Blue Jays have proceeded cautiously this offseason, but then again, so has almost every other team in the Major Leagues. Patience has been the name of the game so far, and the lack of movement meant Toronto used the Winter Meetings to set the groundwork for future moves instead of making official transactions.

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Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings
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Anyone who monitored the action can be forgiven for thinking that MLB executives arrived in Orlando with a singular goal: sign relief pitchers. Per MLB Trade Rumors, a dozen relievers signed during the meetings: Chris Martin, Pat Neshek, Brandon Morrow, Tommy Hunter, Juan Nicasio, Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee

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MLB winter meetings mark a slow offseason
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SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale recaps MLB's winter meetings and explains why it's been an uneventful offseason so far.

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Winners and losers from the winter meetings
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Major League Baseball’s winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., officially came to an end when the last selection of the Rule 5 Draft was made Thursday. After what felt like the most sluggish start to the offseason in recent memory, the hot stove was ablaze at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort as executives […]

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Rangers exit Meetings with boxes to check
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The Rangers created ripples but no big splashes by the time the Winter Meetings ended on Thursday.

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Astros address biggest need at Meetings
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The Astros addressed their biggest — and perhaps only — major need at the Winter Meetings when they signed free-agent right-hander Joe Smith to a two-year, $15 million deal on Thursday, adding a quality arm to their bullpen.

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