1. Pirates notebook: Nutting expects club to win division title

    With his club coming off back-to-back postseason appearances, chairman Bob Nutting expects the Pirates to win the NL Central this season.....

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  2. Marlins' Stanton first athlete in body paint on SI cover

    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton already had a noteworthy offseason in signing the more lucrative long-term contract in American team sports.....

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  3. Sources: Yankees Confident They Can Avoid Paying a-Rod Milestone Bonuses

    The Yankees have long been presumed to be on the hook for up to $30 million in home run milestone bonuses to their disgraced superstar Alex Rodriguez .....

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  4. Melky Aims to Be Catalyst from No. 2 Spot

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  5. Markakis on O's: 'Don't Believe a Word They Say'

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Outfielder Nick Markakis had some pointed words for the Baltimore Orioles , telling USA TODAY Sports, "Don't believe a word they say," regarding his offseason departure...

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  6. Correa's Spring Focus Is Baserunning

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One of the things top prospect Carlos Correa wants to work on this spring is sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since he broke his right ankle sliding into third...

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  7. Report: PIT Considering High Salary to Keep McCutchen

    BRADENTON, Fla. — When Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton signed his $325 million contract in the offseason, it shook the financial landscape of baseball.....

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  8. Williams on Harper: 'He's in Fantastic Shape'

    VIERA, Fla. - Nationals Manager Matt Williams took the field at Space Coast Stadium to throw some batting practice to a handful of his talented hitters. The group included Anthony Rendon, Denard Span, Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper...

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  9. Cubs Chairman Ricketts: No Plans for Sammy Sosa Reunion

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  10. Harper: 'I'm Going to Bring a Title to DC, No Matter What'

    Harper on long-term with #Nats: "I'm not done here. I'm going to bring a title to DC, no matter what. I don't care how long it takes me...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 days ago 5 reads 0 comments

  11. St. Louis Cardinals Honor Oscar Taveras by Helping Current Players

    The St. Louis Cardinals are set to launch full-squad workouts in Florida as spring training commences. Yet, they cannot seem to escape the biggest story of their offseason: the tragic death of Oscar Taveras ...

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  12. Twice-Traded Alvarez Eager to Make Mark with A's

    MESA, Ariz. -- R.J. Alvarez is a right-handed third-round Draft pick who believes he could've been a left-handed first-round Draft pick....

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  13. Feeling 'So Good,' Siegrist Eyes Setup Role

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Following a year that he describes as "the most frustrating thing I've ever gone through," Kevin Siegrist found himself a bit too amped up as he stepped onto the mound Wednesday to face hitters for the first time this spring...

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  14. Fangraphs: The Nature of Trout's Problem

    The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs...

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  15. Jesse Crain Throws Slider in Latest BP Session

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jesse Crain feels good enough that he included several sliders during a Wednesday bullpen session.....

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  16. O'Brien Turning Heads at D-Backs Camp

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It can get a little slow during the first week of Spring Training when it is just pitchers and catchers in camp, but this year at Salt River Fields, D-backs catcher Peter O'Brien has made batting practice a must-see event...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  17. Josh Hamilton Meets with MLB Officials Regarding Disciplinary Issue

    Josh Hamilton could face disciplinary action from Major League Baseball, in an incident that could be related to a relapse of the Angels star's past personal issues. Continue for updates...

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  18. Izturis Aims to Prove Health, Claim 2B Job

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Maicer Izturis is back to full health after last year's knee surgery, and he now has his eyes on winning the Blue Jays ' starting job at second base.....

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  19. 5 Bold Predictions for the 2015 Pirates

    Having followed up 20 years of losing records with back-to-back playoff appearances, the Pirates enter 2015 as a team that everyone now knows is a contender, as 2013 was no fluke...

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  20. Giants Know They Will Miss Pablo Sandoval

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The three-time World Series champion San Francisco Giants may be Buster Posey's team, but even Posey acknowledges that they are going to look a little different ...

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  21. Mike Sweeney Pays Tribute to Ailing Father

    Mike Sweeney's first two calls to share the news of his election to the Royals Hall of Fame went to his wife, Shara, and father, Mike, or “Big Mike,” as Sweeney said he's known...

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  22. Baldoquin's Camp Debut Stalled by Visa Issues

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels are going to have to wait a little longer to get their first look at Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin.....

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  23. Josh Hamilton Meets with MLB Officials About a Disciplinary Issue

    Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue, and the team is bracing for possible penalties...

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  24. Sandberg Showing Signs of Savvy

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  25. Cody Asche Has a Healthy Diet — and Attitude

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