Winners and Losers of 2016 Spring Training's First 2 Weeks

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Winners and Losers of 2016 Spring Training's First 2 Weeks
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A five-year extension made Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals winners already this spring.

With two weeks of spring training action in the books, it's time to take a look around the MLB landscape and name some winners and losers.

As bubble players continue to battle for the few available roster spots, injuries open up new opportunities for players to make an impression in 2016.

Spring is also a time for contract extension negotiations, and we've already seen two prevalent stories on that front—one ending in a new deal and one fizzling out as quickly as it started.

The waning free-agent market is also a factor, as it becomes harder and harder for a player to latch on with a team the closer we get to Opening Day. A few players have still managed to find good money since spring began, though.

So, with all of that in mind, here is a quick rundown of some winners and losers of the first two weeks of Grapefruit and Cactus League action.

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