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You could make a case that the most inefficient long-term investments over the past decade have been made with first basemen, because of longstanding conventional wisdom that players at this position could remain effective for longer since less defensive rigor is required at this spot. That thinking seems to be disappearing, with front offices veering
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The Houston Astros have received an invitation to visit the White House to be honored as reigning World Series champions, and a team spokesman says they plan to attend. “As the representatives of baseball and the World Series champs, when the White House calls and invites you to come up, it’s something that as an
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San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey said a letter sent out by fellow Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan imploring users of performance-enhancing drugs be kept out of Cooperstown was a shot at Barry Bonds. “You’re naïve if you don’t think it was aimed at Barry,” McCovey told the San Francisco Chronicle. With new names
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Right-handed reliever Wade Davis, who saved 32 games for the Chicago Cubs last season, has agreed to a deal with the Colorado Rockies, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, confirming multiple reports. Davis’ agreement is for three years and $52 million, a source told Crasnick. The contract includes a vesting player option that can increase
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The Miami Marlins are now entertaining trade offers for outfielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple reports. MLB Network first reported that the Marlins are discussing both players with multiple teams, adding that Miami’s asking price is high and no trades are imminent. This year’s hardest choice isn’t about steroid users, closers
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