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Lefty Francis completes $1.5M deal with Rockies

Lefty Francis completes $1.5M deal with Rockies

CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Dec 19, 2012
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.
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  • Diamondbacks add Sax, Ward to coaching staff

    Diamondbacks add Sax, Ward to coaching staff

    ESPN.com Dec 19, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Phil Mickelson Won't Be A Padres Owner, Doesn't Have The Money …

    Phil Mickelson Won't Be A Padres Owner, Doesn't Have The Money Time

    When 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…
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  • Dodgers trade Ely to Astros for minor league arm

    Dodgers trade Ely to Astros for minor league arm

    CNNSI.com Dec 19, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.
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  • Hall Me? Maybe: The Hall of Fame debate features some difficult…

    Hall Me? Maybe: The Hall of Fame debate features some difficult c…

    CNNSI.com Dec 19, 2012
    The 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.
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  • The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    grantland.com Dec 19, 2012
    As 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...
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