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Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

yahoo.com MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
It’s difficult to figure out where general managers find their motivation sometimes. When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone know…
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  • Dodgers outright Culberson to Triple-A

    Dodgers outright Culberson to Triple-A

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Charlie Culberson, whose walk-off home run clinched the National League West for the Dodgers this past season, was outrighted to Triple-A on Friday.
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  • 2016 Rule 5 Draft pick scouting reports

    2016 Rule 5 Draft pick scouting reports

    MLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    Jim Callis provides scouting reports for the 18 players selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including former Brewers prospect Miguel Diaz, who was picked first by the Twins and then dealt to the Padres.
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  • Top 3 picks of Rule 5 Draft end up on Padres

    Top 3 picks of Rule 5 Draft end up on Padres

    MLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    The talk leading into Thursday's Rule 5 Draft was that the San Diego Padres, with just 33 players on their 40-man roster and having taken four players in last year's Major League phase, would be active again. That turned out to be true, albeit not in th…
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  • Dodgers completing due diligence ahead of deals

    Dodgers completing due diligence ahead of deals

    MLB.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)
    The Dodgers came to the Winter Meetings seeking a closer and a third baseman, and they will probably leave on Thursday with the same needs.
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  • Done Deals: Mariners get Chris Heston in trade with Giants

    Done Deals: Mariners get Chris Heston in trade with Giants

    yahoo.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)
    Chris Heston, he of the 2015 no-hitter, is headed to the Mariners. (AP) This is The Stew’s running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball’s Winter Meetings. We’ll update this post as news happens. WEDNESDAY Mariners get Chris Heston in …
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  • Rockies' offense is now a monster

    Rockies' offense is now a monster

    MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)
    Colorado's offense was already stellar, and the addition of Ian Desmond makes it outstanding.
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  • Mariners add Heston, might leave without more

    Mariners add Heston, might leave without more

    MLB.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)
    Right-hander Chris Heston, who threw a no-hitter in a strong 2015 rookie season before spending most of last year in Triple-A and on the disabled list, has been traded from the Giants to the Mariners for a player to be named, sources said Wednesday.
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  • Winter Meetings Journal, Day 3: Time to wrap up that unfinished…

    Winter Meetings Journal, Day 3: Time to wrap up that unfinished business

    yahoo.com Dec 7 (2 days ago)
    Don Mattingly’s presser at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday. (AP) NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A lot has happened since the last Winter Meetings Journal. Chris Sale was traded, finally. Ian Desmond got a $70 million deal from the Colorado Rockies. Wade Davis …
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  • Implications of blockbuster Chris Sale trade could affect Dodge…

    Implications of blockbuster Chris Sale trade could affect Dodgers

    ESPN.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    Implications of blockbuster Chris Sale trade could affect Dodgers
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  • Padres fielding calls, but like young outfield mix

    Padres fielding calls, but like young outfield mix

    MLB.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    Speaking at the Winter Meetings outside Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he's received multiple calls on his available outfielders. But as things currently stand, he feels there's plenty of playing time to go around…
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  • Preller capitalizes on CBA's final year

    Preller capitalizes on CBA's final year

    MLB.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    When all is said and done, the Padres will spend upwards of $70 million on international prospects during the current signing period. You won't see that again any time soon -- and certainly not within the next five years.
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  • Winter Meetings Journal, Day 2: Bring us all your trades

    Winter Meetings Journal, Day 2: Bring us all your trades

    yahoo.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s one of those days at the MLB Winter Meetings where you’re waiting for something big to happen. Day 1 provided us a few highlights, but they were mostly things we expected: The Giants signed Mark Melancon and the Dodgers re-si…
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  • Doctor's orders: Lasorda skips Winter Meetings

    Doctor's orders: Lasorda skips Winter Meetings

    MLB.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)
    Legendary Dodgers executive Tom Lasorda, a decades-long fixture at MLB's Winter Meetings, is not attending the current one on doctor's orders.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval 01:46

    Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval

    Mar 9
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
  • Video - Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head 01:06

    Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head

    Mar 9
    While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.