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After about two months of negotiating a contract extension with right-hander Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals have reached an agreement that will keep Wainwright in St. Louis through 2018.Upvote Share Tweet
Forbes: Yankees ($2.3B) most valuable yet againNEW YORK (AP) -- Forbes estimated the New York Yankees have the highest value in Major League Baseball for the 16th straight year at $2.3 billion, and the average for an MLB team increased by 23 percent in the last year to $744 million.Upvote Share TweetFacing a Nationals club that did not feature a player on Washington's 40-man roster, the Cardinals cruised to a 10-1 win on Wednesday in what was Jaime Garcia's final tuneup before he makes his season debut against the D-backs next week.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees on Wednesday claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Demel off waivers from the Astros and designated fellow righty Danny Otero for assignment.Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander Jeff Locke has won the competition to be the Pittsburgh Pirates' No. 5 starter.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball analyst Tim McCarver says he will step down from his position at Fox after this season.Upvote Share Tweet
SI's 2013 Baseball PreviewOpening Day is just five days away. Get set for the season with team-by-team scouting reports, Tom Verducci's analysis of every club, our projected standings and much more.Upvote Share Tweet
NL East previews: NatsFor more of SI.com's 2013 Major League Baseball season preview coverage, click here.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Mar 27, 2013While the Miami Marlins are doing everything they can to motivate fans to attend just one game during the 2013 season, the Milwaukee Brewers have managed to put together one of the more creative multi-game ticket plans we’ve seen. The Brewers are callinUpvote Share Tweet
Multiple playoff contenders? Consider NL CentralOver the past 10 seasons, the NL Central produced the most playoff teams of the three National League divisions, as well as the most NL pennant-winners. And once again in 2013, the odds are good that multiple playoff teams will come from the NL Central.Upvote Share Tweet
Adam Wainwright's MegadealMar 27Reports: St. Louis Cardinals and P Adam Wainwright agree to a five-year contract extension worth $97.5 million.
Jerry West says he thought Miami Heat would break Los Angeles Lakers' win …Mar 28Hall of Famer Jerry West told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that he had started to believe the Heat, at the very least, would match the Lakers' all-time record of 33 wins in a row.
Greatest win streak in NBA history - 1971-72 LA LakersMar 27Members of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers remember their league-record 33-game winning streak
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 3.0Mar 27After a painfully slow start in comparison to recent years, the plot in this year's quarterback draft class is about to thicken. Matt Barkley's much-anticipated pro day workout at USC is Wednesday, and if he puts sufficient arm strength on display, he s…