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Multiple players added to potential Dickey deal

Multiple players added to potential Dickey deal

MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 15, 2012
Since sources confirmed Friday night that the Mets and Blue Jays were working on a trade to send reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey north of the border, the deal reportedly has grown to include at least seven players, including t…
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  • Front office handles tough questions at PirateFest

    Front office handles tough questions at PirateFest

    MLB.com Dec 15, 2012
    Saturday afternoon's Ask Pirates Management session with at-large fans was slightly more confrontational than it had been Friday night, when season-ticket holders comprised the audience grilling club president Frank Coonelly, general manager Neal Huntin…
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  • Former No. 1 draft pick Matt Bush facing prison time in DUI hit…

    Former No. 1 draft pick Matt Bush facing prison time in DUI hit-and-run case

    yahoo.com Dec 15, 2012
    The sad story of former No. 1 overall pick Matt Bush reached its lowest point back on March 22 in North Port, Fla. On that day, Bush fled the scene of an accident that left 72-year-old Tony Tufano with several devastating injuries, many of which he's st…
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  • Hamilton: Rangers missed chance to seal a deal

    Hamilton: Rangers missed chance to seal a deal

    MLB.com Dec 15, 2012
    Josh Hamilton expressed disappointment Saturday that the Rangers did not chase after him harder as a free agent.
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  • Manuel has faith in Phillies' offseason moves

    Manuel has faith in Phillies' offseason moves

    MLB.com Dec 15, 2012
    Attending the Phillies' Holiday Week of Giving festivities, manager Charlie Manuel responded to reports that the team has signed Mike Adams and John Lannan and is intensifying talks with Cody Ross.
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  • AL East teams keep making moves, but aging Yankees are still be…

    AL East teams keep making moves, but aging Yankees are still best in division

    nydailynews.com Dec 15, 2012
    Okay, Yankee Legions. Enough of the hand-wringing. If you just take the time to look around the rest of the American League East, things aren’t quite as dire in this passive Yankee winter as they seem to be.
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  • Hamilton finalizes Angels deal

    Hamilton finalizes Angels deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 15, 2012
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Outfielder Josh Hamilton and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized their $125 million, five-year contract.
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  • Father: Ex-Rays pitcher Bush will take plea deal

    Father: Ex-Rays pitcher Bush will take plea deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 15, 2012
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) -- The father of Matt Bush, a former pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, says the baseball player is expected to agree to a plea deal in a DUI crash that injured a motorcyclist.
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  • Keeping Score: Over in Four About a Fifth of the Time

    Keeping Score: Over in Four About a Fifth of the Time

    nytimes.com Dec 15, 2012
    There are 35 possible ways to win a best-of-seven World Series. Seven of them have never occurred in the 104 years in which a best-of-seven championship series has been played.
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  • Phillies bolster pitching staff, agree to contracts with vetera…

    Phillies bolster pitching staff, agree to contracts with veterans Mike Adams and John Lannan

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Dec 15, 2012
    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. went to work early on Saturday morning - and possibly didn't sleep at all last night - to finalize agreements with two veteran pitchers that will be important for their depth in 2013. According t
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  • Healthy Walker excited about arbitration process

    Healthy Walker excited about arbitration process

    MLB.com Dec 15, 2012
    Neil Walker circles the sprawling PirateFest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as the picture of health.
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  • Source: Phils to add top set-up reliever Adams

    Source: Phils to add top set-up reliever Adams

    ESPN.com Dec 15, 2012
    Reliever Mike Adams has agreed to a two-year, $12-million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, pending a physical, an industry source told ESPN.com. The deal contains a vesting option for 2015.
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  • Nady, Royals agree to minor league contract

    Nady, Royals agree to minor league contract

    ESPN.com Dec 15, 2012
    Xavier Nady and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a minor league contract.
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  • Video - Josh Hamilton One-On-One 02:27

    Josh Hamilton One-On-One

    Dec 15
    Josh Hamilton sits down with Pedro Gomez to discuss why he signed with the Angels.
  • Video - Angels Introduce Josh Hamilton 02:29

    Angels Introduce Josh Hamilton

    Dec 15
    Josh Hamilton comments on his signing with the Angels and his time in Texas.