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Wilson's NFL rise is no surprise to Rockies
MLB.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
When the Colorado Rockies drafted North Carolina State infielder Russell Wilson in the fourth-round in 2010, they knew he had NFL aspirations, and the Seahawks' rookie quarterback sensation is showing the world why.Upvote Share Tweet
Left-hander J.P. Howell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for just under $3 million in base salary, plus performance bonuses, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies to scout former Cy Young winner WebbThe Rockies will be among the teams that will scout former Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb's throwing session in the next couple of weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers sign outfielder Garner to Minor League dealThe Brewers added to their Minor League outfield depth Friday by finalizing a deal with Cole Garner, a 28-year-old who played in four games with the Rockies in 2011.Upvote Share Tweet
Bichette seeking new era of Blake Street BombersNew hitting coach Dante Bichette offers a unique perspective on how to solve the home/road problem that has pestered the Rockies from the beginning.Upvote Share Tweet
Kemp, Billingsley progressing from their injuriesMatt Kemp and Chad Billingsley, two of the most prominent Dodgers rehabbing injuries, have made it to this point in the offseason without a physical setback, according to agent Dave Stewart.Upvote Share Tweet
Getting on base key to Brown's path to GiantsGary Brown has speed to burn and is an above-average defender, but he'll need to prove that he can get on base consistently before earning a spot with the Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
Laser-pointing teen at Cards game pleads guiltyyahoo.com Jan 4, 2013He who would lase has been made to pay. The teenager caught pointing a laser from a suite inside of Busch Stadium and causing a delay of a St. Louis Cardinals-San Francisco Giants game pleaded guilty in December, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Car…Upvote Share TweetGiants right-hander Sergio Romo was cited and briefly detained by police on New Year's Day at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas after arguing with authorities, according to various reportsUpvote Share Tweet
Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win bigJan 4The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card roundJan 4Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: