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Upton's choice puzzles weather watchers

Upton's choice puzzles weather watchers

MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
Arizona outfielder Justin Upton's choice to veto a trade to Seattle likely had little to do with preferring the desert's climate during baseball season.
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  • Craig Biggio will ‘study a little harder’ to reach 75 percent i…

    Craig Biggio will ‘study a little harder’ to reach 75 percent in next year’s Hall of Fame vote (Video)

    Your browser does not support iframes. Despite falling short of reaching the 75 percent needed to earn entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Houston Astros great Craig Biggio has managed to keep a positive attitude and a strong sense of humor. Not that …
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  • Rose preaches patience to tarnished players

    Rose preaches patience to tarnished players

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Pete Rose recently went to Cooperstown to film an episode of his upcoming reality television show. His fiancee got choked up when baseball's career hits leader had to watch the Parade of Legends and other Hall of Fame festivities as just another face in…
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  • Healthy Sizemore set to help wherever A's need him

    Healthy Sizemore set to help wherever A's need him

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Scott Sizemore feels normal again. Translation: The A's infielder is fully healthy, just as he was a year ago. That was before he suffered a torn ACL on the first day of spring workouts, underwent a lengthy rehab on his surgically repaired left knee and…
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  • Phillips hints at playing for Team USA in Classic

    Phillips hints at playing for Team USA in Classic

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips gave an indication via Twitter on Thursday evening that he might be representing Team USA in the World Baseball Classic this spring.
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  • MLB.com Sells An NBA Headband For Cheaper Than NBA.com Does

    MLB.com Sells An NBA Headband For Cheaper Than NBA.com Does

    deadspin.com Jan 10, 2013
    Reader Zachary had a desire for an NBA logo headband, because he's cool like that. He looked it up at the NBA Store, and found it for $7.99. Then he found it at the MLB Shop, and it's a dollar cheaper. Why? We don't know. Why does MLB.com sell NBA stuff…
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  • Cherington hopeful about Napoli but exploring options

    Cherington hopeful about Napoli but exploring options

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Although general manager Ben Cherington expressed hope that Mike Napoli will be signed, until that happens, he must keep his eyes open to other options.
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  • Paul Dolan approved as Cleveland Indians' controlling owner

    Paul Dolan approved as Cleveland Indians' controlling owner

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Paul Dolan has been approved by Major League Baseball as the controlling owner of the Cleveland Indians, taking over from his father Larry.
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  • Injured Chris Narveson agrees to $840k deal with Brewers

    Injured Chris Narveson agrees to $840k deal with Brewers

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Left-hander Chris Narveson and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $840,000, one-year contract.
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  • Luis Valbuena, Chicago Cubs agree to $930,000 deal

    Luis Valbuena, Chicago Cubs agree to $930,000 deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Infielder Luis Valbuena has agreed to a $930,000, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, nearly double the $495,200 he made last year.
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  • Reliever Resop reaches one-year deal with A's

    Reliever Resop reaches one-year deal with A's

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Right-hander Chris Resop has agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
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  • Injury puts Liriano's deal with Pirates on hold

    Injury puts Liriano's deal with Pirates on hold

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Free agent pitcher Francisco Liriano injured his right (non-throwing) arm over the holidays and his deal with the Pirates is on hold.
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  • Bryce Harper campaigns for MLB 13 cover with a good impression …

    Bryce Harper campaigns for MLB 13 cover with a good impression of ‘The Bachelor’

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    We hate to spoil the surprise, but Big League Stew has already found the Valentine Day's card for all those we'll choo-choo-choose next month. Yes, it's the screen cap that DC Sports Bog's Sarah Kogod took from Bryce Harper's campaign video for the upco…
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  • Selig reflects on progress of drug testing program

    Selig reflects on progress of drug testing program

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to the implementation of the enhanced drug testing programs that were announced Thursday at the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Sanctuary Resort.
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  • Soria targets June return from elbow surgery

    Soria targets June return from elbow surgery

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Texas Rangers reliever Joakim Soria has targeted late May or early June for a return to the big leagues following the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
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  • Blue Jays claim Hottovy off waivers from Rangers

    Blue Jays claim Hottovy off waivers from Rangers

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Blue Jays claimed left-hander Tommy Hottovy off waivers from the Rangers on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Nats sign Ohlendorf, Mann to Minor League deals

    Nats sign Ohlendorf, Mann to Minor League deals

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Nationals signed pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Brandon Mann to Minor League contracts, MLB.com has confirmed.
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  • MLB to randomly test for HGH during the season

    MLB to randomly test for HGH during the season

    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) -- Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to track the use of artificial testosterone.
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  • Dodgers prospect Lee focused on future in baseball

    Dodgers prospect Lee focused on future in baseball

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Zach Lee is well into his third year of insisting he doesn't regret becoming a professional pitcher instead of a major college quarterback, even if it means he doesn't have a beauty queen for a girlfriend.
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  • Kurkjian: Looking ahead to 2014 HOF ballot

    Kurkjian: Looking ahead to 2014 HOF ballot

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas & Tom Glavine will be among next year's first-timers
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  • All-Rejects team vs. Hall of Famers

    All-Rejects team vs. Hall of Famers

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Baseball Hall of Fame has become utterly absurd. We have completely lost the purpose of it. It is designed to honor the best players in the history of the game, and that is not happening.
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  • It's Complicated: After a year of debate, the BBWAA didn't elec…

    It's Complicated: After a year of debate, the BBWAA didn't elect an…

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    After a year of debate, the BBWAA didn't elect anyone to the Hall of Fame. That shouldn't be a problem next year, writes Jay Jaffe, but the 2014 ballot has its own challenges.
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  • Sammy Sosa didn’t make the Hall of Fame, but he does have a pop…

    Sammy Sosa didn’t make the Hall of Fame, but he does have a popular Pinterest page

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    What a world we live in. Sammy Sosa didn't garner many headlines on Wednesday for only winning 12.5 percent of the vote in his first time on the Hall of Fame ballot - a staggeringly-low total that almost guarantees he'll never see induction over the nex
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  • In-season HGH testing to begin this year

    In-season HGH testing to begin this year

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday significant modifications in MLB's drug testing program, by which players will be tested during the season for human growth hormone.
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  • Braun heads wide array of guests to attend fanfest

    Braun heads wide array of guests to attend fanfest

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun and all three of the Brewers' new relievers were among 50 current, former and future players confirmed Thursday to attend the team's annual "On Deck" event later this month.
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  • Brooklyn Atlantics 1865 baseball card auction could fetch $100,…

    Brooklyn Atlantics 1865 baseball card auction could fetch $100,000 or more

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    A 148-year-old team photo of the amateur Brooklyn Atlantics, which the Library of Congress calls "the first dated baseball card," might fetch $100,000 or more when it goes up for auction next month in Maine. Problem is, nobody knows exactly ho…
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  • Beck, Nen or Wilson? You make the call

    Beck, Nen or Wilson? You make the call

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    With three outs to go and the game on the line, which closer gets the nod -- Rod Beck, Robb Nen or Brian Wilson? Here's your chance to decide.
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  • Upbeat Hosmer motivated to bounce back in 2013

    Upbeat Hosmer motivated to bounce back in 2013

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    First baseman Eric Hosmer will be an integral part of the revamped Royals' revitalized hopes for the coming season.
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  • Amaro assures Hamels' throwing shoulder is fine

    Amaro assures Hamels' throwing shoulder is fine

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday left-hander Cole Hamels' shoulder is fine. CSNPhilly.com reported Hamels had some shoulder soreness late in the season and in the offseason.
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  • New York Times sports page goes blank to reflect lack of Hall o…

    New York Times sports page goes blank to reflect lack of Hall of Fame news

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    The New York Post and Daily News usually corner the market with it comes to buzzy front pages that make national news. The New York Times, however, got into the act on Thursday morning by making a statement with the front page of its sports section. Ado…
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  • Hall of Famers glad Bonds, Clemens denied

    Hall of Famers glad Bonds, Clemens denied

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    Nobody was happier about the Hall of Fame shutout than the Hall of Famers themselves.
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  • Price featured on cover of 'MLB 2K13'

    Price featured on cover of 'MLB 2K13'

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    David Price has been selected as the cover athlete for MLB 2K13.
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  • If shy Bauer can fit in, he'll be just fine in Cleveland

    If shy Bauer can fit in, he'll be just fine in Cleveland

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    For Trevor Bauer, the baseball talent that came so naturally to him stands in stark contrast to the social and interpersonal skills that have often eluded him.
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  • MLB Notebook: Verlander, Scherzer duo dominated

    MLB Notebook: Verlander, Scherzer duo dominated

    MLB.com Jan 10, 2013
    When it comes to raw strikeout totals in relation to the league leaderboards and strikeout rates in relation to history, the combination of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer in 2012 had few peers.
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  • Jerry Dipoto offers encouragement, reassurance on Mike Trout’s …

    Jerry Dipoto offers encouragement, reassurance on Mike Trout’s future in latest letter to fan

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    It was around this time last winter when Jerry Dipoto, who was in the midst of an aggressive rookie offseason as general manager of the Los Angeles Angels, impressed us by taking time from his busy schedule to write a legitimate and sincere response to …
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Memorabilia Market Hurt By No New HOFers 04:36

    Mint Condition: Memorabilia Market Hurt By No New HOFers

    Jan 10
    Tristar Productions president Jeffrey Rosenberg joins Michele Steele to discuss the financial impact on the sports memorabilia market of having no new Baseball Hall of Famers in 2013.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Hall Of Fame Tipping Point 02:27

    Buster Blog: Hall Of Fame Tipping Point

    Jan 10
    Buster Olney blogs that Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame candidacies represent a tipping point for the Hall of Fame and performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - Source: Justin Upton Rejects Trade To Seattle 03:25

    Source: Justin Upton Rejects Trade To Seattle

    Jan 10
    ESPN.com senior MLB writer Jerry Crasnick has the latest on Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, who exercised his no-trade clause in his contract to reject a proposed deal that would have sent him to the Mariners.

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    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks
  • Greg Oden, former No. 1 overall pick, plans to resume playing career - sou…

    Jan 10
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has decided to resume
  • Adande: NBA basketball might return to Seattle

    Jan 10
    What would we miss about the Sacramento Kings? What does it mean for Seattle?