1. Who's Your Daddy? Pedro Martinez Jr. Making Own Fame as Teen Hitting Star

    Look at him. Just look at those cherubic, chubby cheeks. Eyes straight ahead, hands on knees, crouching, ready to pounce on the next baseball that travels his way. Boston Red Sox jersey and baby-faced...

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  2. Pitcher Donny Everett Was Headed for Stardom Until Life Tragically Intervened

    Maybe if you're lucky, someone comes into your life a few times over the years and lights it up like a birthday cake...

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  3. Jeff Samardzija Could've Been an NFL Star, but MLB Gave Him $120M Minus the Pain

    One by one, they've faded away. Almost all of Jeff Samardzija 's football-playing peers. Calvin Johnson. Brady Quinn. Reggie Bush. Matt Leinart. The names flip by as if from a ragged stack of football cards, relics from a bygone era...

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  4. The Revolution Is at Hand: Julio Urias Is Ready to Be LA's Next Great Star

    The kid was eight years old and throwing a perfect game. What else was new? Even at that age, Julio Urias had a bad left eye and a magnifico left arm. This isn't what he says, of course...

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  5. Madison Bumgarner Dirt Bike Injury Leaves San Francisco Giants in Dire Straits

    Redwoods, the Coit Tower and Golden Gate Park are among the few Northern California landmarks that have proved as durable as Madison Bumgarner over the past several years...

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  6. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+8): 2017 Predictions (Or, Why I Hate Your Team)

    Let's hope your 2017 home repairs go better than Brian Flynn's. His path to the Kansas City Royals' bullpen this spring was rerouted when he went crashing through his barn roof in Oklahoma just before spring training started...

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  7. Brady Aiken Rejected $5M and Got Hurt; Now Past No. 1 Pick Fights for MLB Future

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — No spring training backdrop is as dramatic as that of the Cleveland Indians , where dozens of tired, abandoned jets are parked on the desert floor in their final resting place...

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  8. The B/R Q&A: Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his ...

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  9. Shoes, Roommates and Tattoos: The Birth of the Cubs' Championship Family

    MESA, Ariz. — Over boxes stacked like skyscrapers and through tightening bonds that would lead to roommate arrangements, you could see the seeds beginning to sprout toward an eventual path to glory...

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  10. The 107 MPH Man: Michael Kopech's Quest to Be the Hardest Thrower of All Time

    TYLER, Texas — To the classic Bull Durham scene in which we learn candlesticks make nice wedding gifts, add this: Trailer hitches make awesome Christmas presents. It's true...

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  11. Loek van Mil: The 7'1" Pitching Giant Still Trying to Get His Big Break

    They come to the World Baseball Classic in all shapes and sizes. Teams. Players. Ballparks. Countries. Nobody, however, arrives in the exact fascinating size of a man who will be working in relief for the Netherlands over these next couple of weeks...

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  12. Shohei Ohtani: The 'Best Baseball Player in the World' Isn't in MLB...Yet

    TOKYO — New Year's night, a sparkling "2017" is brightly lit atop the Tokyo Tower, and the possibilities ringing in are endless...

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  13. Attacks on Dexter Fowler 'An Eye-Opener to How the World Is' for Others in MLB

    TAMPA — Dexter Fowler was asked a question. He gave a heartfelt answer. And then as it so often does, all hell broke loose on social media this week. Dexter Fowler is a smart and thoughtful man...

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  14. Kung Fu Panda's Last Stand: It's Now or Never for Pablo Sandoval

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — It is 7:30 a.m. on a warm spring morning, and the Panda is in a crouch, arms up, palms out, shuffling right and then left, right and then left, right and then left...

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  15. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Road to World Series Runs Through AL Central

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Central Park, Central Office, Central Champions... 1. Of Beer, Changing Stripes, Mr...

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  16. Scott Miller's Starting 9: 66 Reasons to Pay Attention to Spring Training

    So it was only last week, as I was walking near Bondi Beach just outside Sydney, when three college-age women strolled by, one of them wearing a Detroit Tigers cap. The Michigan native part of me couldn't help but stir...

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  17. Jose Fernandez's Passion, Love Are Lasting Inspirations to Those Left to Cope

    All around them, there was beauty. So much beauty. Bright, blended colors and shapes, brushstrokes, lines that bent and etched and curved, strumming their emotions and reaching deep inside their hearts...

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  18. Enormous Void Where Yordano Ventura's Passion and Laughter Once Lived

    The cars go too fast, the boats speed too recklessly and the tragedies are coming far too quickly. Miami has barely tossed the last shovelful of dirt on the grave of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, and now comes another wrenching death...

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  19. Scott Miller's 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Maybe Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens , Manny Ramirez and others who were on the cutting edge of the performance-enhancing-drug era eventually will be voted into the Hall of Fame by the general electorate...

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  20. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Bryce, Machado, Championship Coffee and Looking Ahead

    A free-agent storm is on the way, some big names can't find homes and some unintended victims of MLB 's new CBA... 1. Forecast Two Years From Now: Nuts Talk about attention deficit disorder...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 79,468 reads 69 comments

  21. Aroldis Chapman's Record $86M Deal Is Old-School Excess for New Yankees Era

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The New York Yankees need Aroldis Chapman the way they need red socks or birdcages containing blue jays and orioles in the grand foyer of Yankee Stadium...

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  22. Chris Sale Blockbuster Trade Throws Red Sox into World Series Mix

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Moments like this cold, raw, rainy afternoon here, with the baseball world gathered under one convention center roof, are exactly why the Boston Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski two summers ago...

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  23. 'God Bless America': Bryce Harper's $400M Price Tag Could Be an MLB Game-Changer

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Here the winter meetings are, smack in the Washington Nationals' backyard, and this might be where you can look out and see the end of the line for Bryce Harper in the nation's capital...

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  24. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Verlander, Sale Talks Could Heat Up Winter Meetings

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the free-agent market is less than delightful… 1...

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  25. Cubs Megastar Kris Bryant's 1st MVP Could Be Start of Long NL Reign

    Ripped from the headlines! Or… Ripped from the headlines? November 2016: Versatile Cubs slugger Kris Bryant named NL MVP. November 2017: Cubs superstar Kris Bryant wins back-to-back NL MVPs...

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