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50 ways to plan for a super MLB season

50 ways to plan for a super MLB season

MLB.com Updated 8 hours ago
With a tip of the cap to Super Bowl 50, here are 50 reasons to be excited about the 2016 baseball season. Some are on the calendar, some are almost givens, and others hopefully offer a reasonable balance between heart and head. But if any day is about h…
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  • Step into spring: 11 storylines to follow

    Step into spring: 11 storylines to follow

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    The final whistle at the Super Bowl is also the beginning of the final countdown toward Spring Training. In fact, now that football season is over, there are just 11 days until camps open across Florida and Arizona. With that in mind, here are 11 story …
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Orioles are again considering Yovani Gallardo

    Hot Stove Digest: Orioles are again considering Yovani Gallardo

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. STILL A CHANCE: The Orioles have been back and …
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  • Analyzing winningest teams of past 3 years

    Analyzing winningest teams of past 3 years

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    Baseball people spend a lot of time thinking about successful organizations. Specifically, is there a common thread running through them? Can success be traced back to spending, drafting, managing or some combination of everything?
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  • Dusty Baker's baseball journey chronicled on MLB Network Presen…

    Dusty Baker's baseball journey chronicled on MLB Network Presents

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    With over 50 years in professional baseball, Dusty Baker has experienced every high, every low and every in-between moment imaginable within our beloved game. And he's not done yet. Not after accepting the Washington Nationals managerial job just this p…
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  • Cardinals in Asia: Oh just first step

    Cardinals in Asia: Oh just first step

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    On the heels of South Korean reliever Seung Hwan Oh signing with the Cardinals, MLB.com began an examination of the organization's decade-long journey back into the Asian market. In this final installment, MLB.com will trace the road to signing Oh and e…
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  • Gibbons weighs in on Blue Jays' 2016 outlook

    Gibbons weighs in on Blue Jays' 2016 outlook

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    The success of 2015 apparently has earned Blue Jays manager John Gibbons some goodwill in Toronto, as he was treated to a standing ovation at Thursday night's annual season-ticket holder event, The Leadoff.
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  • Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

    Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Virtually every square inch of AT&T Park will be thrown open to the public on Saturday, when the Giants conduct their annual FanFest.
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  • Brisbane Bandits win ABL title, take home glorious Claxton Shie…

    Brisbane Bandits win ABL title, take home glorious Claxton Shield

    yahoo.com Feb 7 (yesterday)
    With the Super Bowl taking place on Sunday and equipment trucks from around Major League Baseball headed south this weekend, the countdown to spring training is officially on. It's so close now that every sound we hear resembles the pop of a baseball gl…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Sign a Pitcher

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Sign a Pitcher

    nytimes.com Feb 7 (yesterday)
    The Toronto Blue Jays signed the right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million contract.
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  • Venezuela, Mexico reach Caribbean final

    Venezuela, Mexico reach Caribbean final

    MLB.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    On Saturday, Venezuela cruised past Puerto Rico's Cangrejeros de Santurce, 13-3, to advance to the tournament final Sunday against Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan, who defeated Cuba's Ciego de Avila, 7-2, in Saturday night's second semifinal game.
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  • There might not be innings limits, but Mets will still be cauti…

    There might not be innings limits, but Mets will still be cautious with young pitchers

    nydailynews.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are on record saying there are no more innings limits.
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

    Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. INQUIRING: Up to ten teams have asked the Rays …
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  • Broncos' tackle Ryan Harris had Joe Mauer's back in high school

    Broncos' tackle Ryan Harris had Joe Mauer's back in high school

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Denver Broncos' left tackle Ryan Harris will have a tough assignment during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. He'll be charged with protecting the blindside of Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning against a ferocious Carolina Panthers' pass rush led by Jared …
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  • The most impactful addition in all 6 divisions

    The most impactful addition in all 6 divisions

    MLB.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    The best offseason additions aren't always the most expensive ones. David Price and Zack Greinke will undoubtedly give their new teams a boost. But some other acquisitions that could end up being just as important in the context of playoff races.
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  • Japanese team unveils outstanding plaid jerseys

    Japanese team unveils outstanding plaid jerseys

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    The Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan may not be your favorite baseball team, but this might be a good day to reconsider that. First of all, the team recently unveiled its new catchphrase "Happy and Good," which is simple…
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  • Cam Newton can throw a fastball, but he'd rather not face one

    Cam Newton can throw a fastball, but he'd rather not face one

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    If you've watched Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at any point during his phenomenal college and professional football career, you'd honestly believe he was fearless. His willingness to step up in the pocket as 300-pound linemen and hard-hittin…
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  • Spring cleaning: Rockies gear shipped

    Spring cleaning: Rockies gear shipped

    MLB.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Tyler Sanders finished his Friday walking through the eerily empty clubhouse and storage areas of Coors Field, knowing that baseball and all its gear would greet him by the time he landed in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday afternoon.
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  • Jesse Chavez Beats Blue Jays in Arbitration, Awarded $4M

    Jesse Chavez Beats Blue Jays in Arbitration, Awarded $4M

    nytimes.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.
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  • Ex-manager Wedge joins Blue Jays' front office

    Ex-manager Wedge joins Blue Jays' front office

    MLB.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    The Blue Jays added another voice to their expanding front office by officially hiring former Major League manager Eric Wedge as a player development adviser on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Homer History: Tony Fernandez's extra-innings postseason blast

    Homer History: Tony Fernandez's extra-innings postseason blast

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports editor Joey Gulino tells the tale of Tony Fernandez's clutch extra-innings blast. You know who Tony Fernandez is. I…
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener 02:15

    Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener

    Mar 19
    Wallace Matthews discusses Jacoby Ellsbury's oblique injury and when he could return to the Yankees.