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DENVER (AP) -- Jeff Francis completed a $1.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Colorado Rockies, a deal that allows the 31-year-old left-hander to double his income if he pitches 210 innings.Upvote Share Tweet
Diamondbacks add Sax, Ward to coaching staffESPN.com Updated Dec 19, 2012The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Steve Sax as their first base coach on Wednesday, putting the former All-Star in a big league uniform for the first time in nearly two decades, and moved up Turner Ward to be their assistant hitting coach.Upvote Share TweetWhen the Padres were sold for $800 million, the new ownership group consisted of the family of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley, local businessman Ron Fowler, and, among others, hometown hero Phil Mickelson. Except, a weird thing happened. When the d…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 19, 2012HOUSTON (AP) -- The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.Upvote Share Tweet
Hall Me? Maybe: The Hall of Fame debate features some difficult c…CNNSI.com Updated Dec 19, 2012The Hall of Fame debate features some difficult choices, especially concerning players linked to PEDs. Sometimes the question isn't as easy as yes or no, writes Michael Rosenberg.Upvote Share Tweet
The Dodgers and the Curse of Plentygrantland.com Updated Dec 19, 2012As the calendar flipped over to June last season, the Dodgers faced what seemed like an easy decision. Six and a half months earlier, they had signe...Upvote Share Tweet