1. Should Yordano Ventura Be the Royals' Opening Day Starter?

    A couple years ago I was standing behind a backstop on one of the Royals spring training fields in Surprise, Ariz...

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  2. Visitation and Memorial Services Set for Ernie Banks

    visitation for Ernie Banks will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday in Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced Monday...

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  3. Cubs' Blend of Veterans, Youngsters a Recipe for Success in 2015

    The Chicago Cubs have had a busy offseason, where they started by hiring Joe Maddon as manager. He and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein then proceeded to create a locker room with a healthy mix of both veterans and youngsters...

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  4. Like You Needed Another Reason to Admire Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw

    He's emerging as the most dominant pitcher of his generation. He's renowned for his work ethic, competitiveness, faith and humanitarianism. All at the age of 26.....

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  5. Why the Dodgers Should Let Zack Greinke Walk

    There's been an influx of Zack Greinke discussion recently, maybe that's because of a long offseason, maybe it's because of real concern that Zack Greinke is going into the last year ...

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  6. MLB Rule Changes? Tigers Share Their Thoughts

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  7. Victor Martinez Bolsters Tigers' Belief in the Present

    That Victor Martinez wanted to remain with the Detroit Tigers when he could have been a highly coveted hitter this off-season said a lot about his commitment to the team. It also spoke to his belief that the Tigers could remain in the hunt for a title..

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  8. A Six-Man Rotation Is a Bad Idea

    The Cardinals are looking to manage innings from their starters this season due to concerns with injuries, but a six-man rotation is not a good way to go for the Cardinals in 2015...

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  9. How Do the Cardinals' Hitting Peripherals Compare to MLB as a Whole?

    On Monday, we took a look at how the St. Louis Cardinals ' likely 2015 starting rotation peripherals compare to the major-league starter rates...

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  10. Cards Reliever Belisle Has Eyes Set on October

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  11. Roark May Land in 'Pen with Nats' Full Rotation

    WASHINGTON -- Tanner Roark could not have done much more to entrench himself in the Nationals ' starting rotation last year. In his first full big league season, the right-hander went 15-10 with a 2...

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  12. MLB, Not OFAC, Is Why Yoan Moncada Can't Sign

    Major League Baseball, not the United States government, is the reason that Yoan Moncada and several other Cuban players have yet to begin their careers...

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  13. Scouting report: Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Cuban infielder Hector Olivera just held a two-day showcase at the Giants ' facility in the Dominican Republic. Along with the Giants, the A's, Padres and Braves all had representatives on hand to watch...

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  14. On the Cusp: San Francisco Giants

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  15. Yankees Refusing to Pay A-Rod Home Run Bonus a Joke

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  16. Showalter on Duquette and Wieters on His Throwing Progression

    The Blue Jays ' announcement yesterday that Paul Beeston would return in 2015 as president and CEO shouldn't be viewed as breaking news. We heard about it as far back as the Winter Meetings...

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  17. Joe Kelly Predicts He'll Win Cy Young; Dustin Pedroia Eyes Playing in All 162

    LEDYARD, Conn. — The Red Sox tried something new this offseason, and the Red Sox players didn't seem to mind it at all...

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  18. 5 Yankees Who Would Love MLB to Ban Defensive Shifts

    New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said recently he might be in favor of undoing much of the work teams have done combating the best hitters in the game and eliminate defensive shifts...

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  19. Did the Shift Really Hurt Mark Teixeira in 2014?

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  20. Top Five Starting Pitching Rotations in Baseball

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  21. Projecting the Atlanta Braves' 2015 Opening Day Roster

    The 2015 Opening Day roster for the Atlanta Braves will look much different than the 2014 Opening Day roster. That roster included Jason Heyward , Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Ervin Santana, among others...

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  22. Manfred: A's Need New Ballpark in Oakland

    New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A's have been blocked from building a stadium in San Jose, which is in Santa Clara County, a territory of the San Francisco Giants...

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  23. Introducing Lucas Giolito, the Pitching Phenom Making Strasburg Expendable

    The signing of free agent Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract improved the Washington Nationals ’ starting rotation from arguably the best to undoubtedly the best in baseball...

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  24. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Blueprint for New Commissioner Rob Manfred Is Clear

    The Rob Manfred era began with great promise, jumped the shark when he said he is open to the idea of eliminating defensive shifts and now has left many wondering whether his term as commissioner can be salvaged...

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  25. How the Cubs Should Handle the Unleashing of Uber-Prospect Kris Bryant

    The Kris Bryant era in Chicago will begin in 2015. The question is: When? Or alternatively: How soon? In the wake of the Chicago Cubs ' acquisition last week of center fielder ...

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