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Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:20:24 -0500

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:20:24 -0500

 



Cardinals' next coach could be hired this week, or could be revealed with no announcement (Jess Root/Cards Wire)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:20:04 -0500

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(image) Jess Root / Cards Wire:
Cardinals' next coach could be hired this week, or could be revealed with no announcement  —  The Arizona Cardinals reportedly lost out on their top candidate to replace Bruce Arians as coach.  Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur reportedly will take over for the New York Giants as coach.




Here's why baseball's economic system might be broken (Jeff Passan/Yahoo Sports)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:40:02 -0500

(image) Jeff Passan / Yahoo Sports:
Here's why baseball's economic system might be broken  —  Never did Tony Clark utter the word.  He didn't have to.  Every question he asked, every implication he made, dripped with its presence.  Early last week, as top officials from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association met …




Christian Yelich's relationship with Marlins is reportedly 'irretrievably broken' (Tim Healey/Orlando Sentinel)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:35:01 -0500

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(image) Tim Healey / Orlando Sentinel:
Christian Yelich's relationship with Marlins is reportedly ‘irretrievably broken’  —  Sun Sentinel  —  Christian Yelich doesn't want to be a Miami Marlin anymore.  —  His agent, Joe Longo, told ESPN on Tuesday that the outfielder's relationship with the Marlins is “irretrievably broken” …




Phillies continue quest for pitching upgrade as spring training nears (Matt Gelb/Philly.com)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:15:00 -0500

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(image) Matt Gelb / Philly.com:
Phillies continue quest for pitching upgrade as spring training nears  —  This winter, every Monday through Friday, Nick Williams has found sanctuary at Onnit Gym in Austin, Texas.  The gym is a few years old, run by a former University of Texas running back, and has attracted several high-profile clients.




Hey Dodgers fans, the latest Giants trade means you have a new player to hate (Associated Press)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:15:00 -0500

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Hey Dodgers fans, the latest Giants trade means you have a new player to hate  —  The Giants acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation.




Rangers looking to add depth to starting rotation, don't plan to spend big to get Yu Darvish (Associated Press)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:40:04 -0500

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Rangers looking to add depth to starting rotation, don't plan to spend big to get Yu Darvish  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation.  It remains unlikely that a pitcher will be a front-line starter.




Andrew McCutchen: Right field at AT&T is like 'another center field' (Associated Press)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:05:01 -0500

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Andrew McCutchen: Right field at AT&T is like ‘another center field’  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again.  —  Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all.




Agent: Christian Yelich 'needs to get on with his career' (ESPN)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:00:06 -0500

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Agent: Christian Yelich ‘needs to get on with his career’  —  Christian Yelich's relationship with the Miami Marlins is “irretrievably broken,” and it would be in the best interests of both the outfielder and the organization if the Marlins trade him before the start of spring training, his agent told ESPN on Tuesday.




Derek Jeter wants to evict the Marlins home run sculpture, and the mayor is helping. (Douglas Hanks/miamiherald)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:25:04 -0500

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(image) Douglas Hanks / miamiherald:
Derek Jeter wants to evict the Marlins home run sculpture, and the mayor is helping.  —  Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county's mayor both want removed.  —  “I just don't think they're …




Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy finishes cancer treatment (ESPN)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:20:02 -0500

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Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy finishes cancer treatment  —  Boston Red Sox television analyst Jerry Remy tweeted Tuesday that he has completed cancer treatment. … Remy announced in June that he would be treated for lung cancer for the second time in six months.  —  “It's not easy, you know?”




Lefty Wade LeBlanc agrees to minor league deal with Yanks (Associated Press)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:20:02 -0500

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Lefty Wade LeBlanc agrees to minor league deal with Yanks  —  NEW YORK — Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to major league spring training.  —  The 33-year-old LeBlanc was 5-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 50 relief appearances …




Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez impress at White Sox hitters camp (Chris Kuc/Chicago Tribune)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:45:06 -0500

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(image) Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune:
Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez impress at White Sox hitters camp  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Baseballs are flying in Arizona.  —  Many of those soaring balls came off the bats of two of the White Sox's top prospects, Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert, as the team held its annual hitters minicamp in Glendale.




Royals' Danny Duffy pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation (Associated Press)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:02 -0500

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Royals' Danny Duffy pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation  —  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Royals pitcher Danny Duffy has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb and has been placed on a year's probation.  —  Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the city of Overland Park …




Josh Harrison wants to be traded if Pirates not serious about contending (Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:25:05 -0500

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(image) Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Josh Harrison wants to be traded if Pirates not serious about contending  —  Josh Harrison wants to play for a winner.  —  In a statement released Tuesday to The Athletic, the Pittsburgh Pirates' All-Star, super-utility man responded to the team's trades of pitcher Gerrit Cole …




Bad money: The worst contract investments on all 30 teams (ESPN)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:05:05 -0500

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(image) ESPN:
Bad money: The worst contract investments on all 30 teams  —  This won't come as a shock: Major league teams spend a lot of money on bad contracts.  In 2017, 50 players made at least $17.5 million, including Carl Crawford, who made $21.9 million to not play baseball.