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Report: Blue Jays nearing deal with Bautista

One of Toronto’s best athletes of all-time might be staying north of the border after all. The Blue Jays have reportedly decided not to give up on veteran Jose Bautista as the team has emerged as the front-runner and are ...

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Hitters poised to rebound? We pick 6

Here is a look at six hitters who are projected to bounce back significantly at the plate from 2016 campaigns that fell well below their standards. This is based on their weighted runs created-plus (wRC+), a park- and league-adjusted metric ...

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Cubs Convention: Champs of a lifetime!

He’s right. The Cubs did win back-to-back championships in 1907 and ’08, and the players all said they were eager to do it again. • Ross, Dempster supply laughs “Everyone knows how difficult it is to repeat with the short ...

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AP Source: Barney, Blue Jays reach deal to avoid arbitration

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that second baseman Darwin Barney has agreed to a $ 2,887,500, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, avoiding salary arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday ...

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Joe Maddon laughs at critics of his bullpen management

Joe Maddon sure received a lot of criticism for a guy who led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. Maddon’s use of his bullpen and pitching staff was unconventional, but it produced undeniable results. His ...

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Best team on paper: Hint, it's not the Cubs?

A word on projections: They aren’t predictions. Injuries will happen, unexpected breakouts will occur and luck will play a role. You’ll probably like them if they say good things about your favorite team, and you won’t if they don’t. “But ...

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Twins haggling with Dodgers over potential Brian Dozier trade

Any day now – perhaps any moment – the Twins will decide whether to trade second baseman Brian Dozier. The Dodgers remain the most logical match, but the teams still are haggling over the package that the Twins would receive ...

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Be the GM: Time for Hot Stove yay or nay

There’s no right answer to any of this. Things may look totally different six months from now. Baseball’s best general managers say roster building happens in three phases: offseason, the end of Spring Training and Trade Deadline. Analysis is ongoing. ...

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Report: Rays rejected large offer from Astros for Archer

The Houston Astros are still desperately searching for an impact starting pitcher, and Chris Archer – were they able to get their hands on him – would undoubtedly fit that bill. Only problem is, they can’t seem to satisfy the ...

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Cavaliers welcome Encarnacion to Cleveland

Cavs fans welcome Edwin Encarnación to Cleveland! pic.twitter.com/uQU48ObUZQ — CS Nation (@_CSNation_) January 5, 2017 Edwin Encarnacion will be introduced by the Cleveland Indians at a press conference on Thursday, but that didn’t stop another team from Cleveland attempt to ...

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