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Young Braves could be NL's surprise team
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The Braves are going to give a ton of opportunity to a ton of unproven players this year, particularly in their rotation, and no one is smart enough to know how that goes. It’s the ceiling, though, that could make Atlanta this year’s surprise team in the National League.

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Royals retired numbers on display in Surprise
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One of the first things you’ll notice this year as you approach the Royals’ Spring Training facilities are three large gold-painted metallic numbers displayed in a rock garden.

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Will Reds get Scooter-style surprise this spring?
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With Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com is taking a look at different aspects of the 2018 Reds. Today’s topic: predicting the 25-man roster.

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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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Surprise in sight: Royals send off spring trucks
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On a brisk, 21-degree Friday morning, workers loaded all the items necessary for the Royals to embark on Spring Training. The two trucks are expected to arrive in Surprise, Ariz., on Monday.

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Social Savvy Teen Gets Surprise Promposal From MLB Mascot 'Mr. Met'
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Callie Quinn, a New York City teen who is obsessed with the New York Mets baseball team just got a surprise 'promposal' from the team's famous mascot, Mr. Met! The superfan tweeted at the Mets asking if she could take her school prom photos at the team's home at Citi Field in Queens,

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White Sox making surprise moves in rebuild
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The phrase “Next Sox” has been adopted by the White Sox organization and its young players to describe the coming wave of top talent. The rebuild also could be referred to as the “Myth Buster,” where the White Sox are concerned.

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Secret Santas: Voit, Kelly surprise fans at drive
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First baseman Luke Voit and catcher Carson Kelly, both of whom are spending the offseason in St. Louis, joined members of the Cardinals organization to help with the sixth annual holiday event. For seven hours, volunteers collected donations that will be distributed to various charities throughout the month.

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Cardinals prospects propel Surprise to victory
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Cardinals prospects made a strong impression in the Arizona Fall League on Friday as outfielder Oscar Mercado, third baseman Edmundo Sosa and catcher Andrew Knizner led the Surprise Saguaros to a 4-1 win over the Salt River Rafters.

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Surprise: Astros the early favorite to win 2018 World Series
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The Houston Astros wound up being the best team in baseball in 2017, so it only makes sense they would be favored heading into next season. A day after their first World Series championship, the Astros are the favorite to win the 2018 World Series. [Yahoo Store: Get your Houston Astros World Series championship gear […]

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No surprise as Altuve adds to greatness
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This is what the great ones do. They step into certain moments and make them their own. In those most basic of ways, this is how the Astros see Jose Altuve. Even on a day like this one, a day when the Astros’ superstar second baseman became the ninth player in history to hit three […]

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Pedro Martinez's son signs with Tigers and his position might surprise you
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When we hear the name Pedro Martinez, we instantly think of a Hall of Fame pitcher who dominated his generation while racking up 219 career wins and 3,154 strikeouts. At least that’s our first thought right now. If his son, Pedro Martinez Jr,. has anything to say about it, then we’ll soon be thinking about […]

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