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J.A. Happ signs two-year Blue Jays extension

J.A. Happ signs two-year Blue Jays extension

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 27, 2013
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Pitcher J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays have reached a deal that adds another season to the contract he signed in January.
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  • Wainwright, Cardinals agree on five-year extension

    Wainwright, Cardinals agree on five-year extension

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 27, 2013
    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.
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  • Forbes: Yankees ($2.3B) most valuable yet again

    Forbes: Yankees ($2.3B) most valuable yet again

    CNNSI.com Mar 27, 2013
    NEW 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.
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  • Bats back Garcia's splendid spring finish

    Bats back Garcia's splendid spring finish

    MLB.com Mar 27, 2013
    Facing 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.
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  • Yankees pluck righty Demel off waiver wire

    Yankees pluck righty Demel off waiver wire

    MLB.com Mar 27, 2013
    The Yankees on Wednesday claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Demel off waivers from the Astros and designated fellow righty Danny Otero for assignment.
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  • Locke to open season as Pirates' fifth starter

    Locke to open season as Pirates' fifth starter

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 27, 2013
    Left-hander Jeff Locke has won the competition to be the Pittsburgh Pirates' No. 5 starter.
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  • Tim McCarver retiring from Fox at season's end

    Tim McCarver retiring from Fox at season's end

    CNNSI.com Mar 27, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball analyst Tim McCarver says he will step down from his position at Fox after this season.
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  • SI's 2013 Baseball Preview

    SI's 2013 Baseball Preview

    CNNSI.com Mar 27, 2013
    Opening 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.
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  • NL East previews: Nats

    NL East previews: Nats

    CNNSI.com Mar 27, 2013
    For more of SI.com's 2013 Major League Baseball season preview coverage, click here.
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  • Brewers nine-game ticket plan offers upgraded seats for each vi…

    Brewers nine-game ticket plan offers upgraded seats for each victory attended

    yahoo.com Mar 27, 2013
    While 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 callin
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  • Multiple playoff contenders? Consider NL Central

    Multiple playoff contenders? Consider NL Central

    MLB.com Mar 27, 2013
    Over 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.
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  • Video - Adam Wainwright's Megadeal 00:50

    Adam Wainwright's Megadeal

    Mar 27
    Reports: St. Louis Cardinals and P Adam Wainwright agree to a five-year contract extension worth $97.5 million.

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    Mar 28
    Hall 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.
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    Mar 27
    Members of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers remember their league-record 33-game winning streak
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

    Mar 27
    After 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…