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KC's Mendoza named MVP of Caribbean Series

KC's Mendoza named MVP of Caribbean Series

MLB.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
Kansas City Royals pitcher Luis Mendoza, who delivered 13 1/3 scoreless innings for Mexico in the Caribbean Series, was named the Most Valuable Player of the six-game, double-round-robin portion on Thursday.
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  • Aviles agrees to two-year, $6M deal with Indians

    Aviles agrees to two-year, $6M deal with Indians

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Infielder Mike Aviles and the Cleveland Indians agreed Thursday to a $6 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2015.
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  • A Deal Fit For A King

    A Deal Fit For A King

    CNNSI.com Feb 7, 2013
    Felix Hernandez has reportedly reached a deal with the Mariners that would make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, and he's well worth the honor, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • Manto confident in development of young hitters

    Manto confident in development of young hitters

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto is confident young hitters Tyler Flowers, Gordon Beckham, Brent Morel and Dayan Viciedo will develop into valuable everyday contributors at the big league level.
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  • Despite deals, Royals' farm system still loaded

    Despite deals, Royals' farm system still loaded

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    Kansas City added to its Major League rotation by trading top prospects, but Bubba Starling leads some impressive holdovers.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
  • Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…

    Feb 7
    The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.