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Upton deal makes tricky situation for Mets

Upton deal makes tricky situation for Mets

MLB.com yahoo.com grantland.com Updated Jan 25, 2013
This week's rumor centered around Michael Bourn, the game's top-ranked free-agent outfielder. The Mets have reportedly discussed petitioning Major League Baseball to allow them to keep their 11th overall Draft pick if they sign Bourn, who would normally…
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  • Marlins reportedly sign reliever Qualls

    Marlins reportedly sign reliever Qualls

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Marlins have agreed to terms with Chad Qualls on a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to the Miami Herald.
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  • Freeman eager to get back between the lines

    Freeman eager to get back between the lines

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been hard at work during the offseason, working out five days a week with several of his teammates at a local gym and hitting three times a week with second baseman Dan Uggla.
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  • Labor deal could thwart Mets' pursuit of Bourn

    Labor deal could thwart Mets' pursuit of Bourn

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Baseball's owners succeeded in getting some cost certainty in their First-Year Player Draft budgets. They were happy about this. Meanwhile, players got the number of free agents requiring Draft pick compensation reduced. They were happy about that. Now,…
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  • Marlins offer former QB White a Minors deal

    Marlins offer former QB White a Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Marlins have offered former NFL quarterback Pat White a Minor League contract.
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  • Medlen withdraws from World Baseball Classic

    Medlen withdraws from World Baseball Classic

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Braves right-hander Kris Medlen announced Friday he has decided to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic, citing the impending birth of his first child.
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  • Who Should the Nationals' New Racing President Be?

    Who Should the Nationals' New Racing President Be?

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Washington Nationals are picking a fifth president to join the Presidents' Race. Who should it be?
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  • Dynasty Derailed: The Phillies won five straight NL East titles…

    Dynasty Derailed: The Phillies won five straight NL East titles fro…

    CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Phillies won five straight NL East titles from 2007-11 but fell to .500 last year. They got Young this winter but not better and their report card reflects that, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • The Real Cost To Miami For Marlins Park Is In The Billions

    The Real Cost To Miami For Marlins Park Is In The Billions

    deadspin.com Jan 25, 2013
    We've aired our grievances with the very concept of public financing for sports stadiums, especially the sweetheart deal Jeffrey Loria got for Marlins Park, where the team had to cover less than 20 percent of the cost. But even if you're not philosophic…
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  • Nats giving fans chance to avoid ticket price increase

    Nats giving fans chance to avoid ticket price increase

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Nationals are planning on raising ticket prices in 2013 after a successful '12 campaign and an upcoming season with a lot of expectations, but the team is also giving loyal fans a chance to avoid the increase.
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  • Bethancourt has tools to be total catching package

    Bethancourt has tools to be total catching package

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    I first saw Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt in the 2011 Arizona Fall League, a month after he turned 20 years old. He was easily one of the best and most exciting players I scouted that fall, on both sides of the ball.
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    Jan 25
    Taking in Knicks-Celtics with a few words and a bunch of pictures.