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On Randy Wolf—Why look bad when you don't have to?

Eric Wedge has a career winning percentage of .478. With the M's, it was even lower, at .438. Between his two years at the helm of the Seattle …

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Grady Sizemore to start in center

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Friday morning that Grady Sizemore will be the team's Opening Day center fielder, a …

Cabrera: Never eyed free agency

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Calling him a player with "a chance to be one of the best hitters in the history of the game," Detroit Tigers president and general …

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SportsCenter on Twitter: "BREAKING: Mike Trout and the Angels have agreed to a six-year contract extension. http://t.co/GgQFpVhZdX"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>SportsCenter</b><p>“@<b>SportsCenter</b>: BREAKING: Mike Trout and the Angels have agreed to a six-year contract extension. …

Lester, Sox hit 'pause button' on extension talks

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox and Jon Lester, who is scheduled to make his fourth consecutive Opening Day start on Monday and can become a free …

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Brian Wilson's Opening-Night Implosion Gives Dodgers Cause for Concern

The Los Angeles Dodgers' second game of 2014 season was marred by a late bullpen implosion. So was their third game of the season on Sunday night.<p>One of these bullpen implosions is more concerning than the other, and I'll give you a hint which one it is: The one we just saw.<p>It actually cost the …

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How MLB's Presidential First-Pitch Tradition Got Started and Evolved to Today

If you ever need to convince a friend that baseball really <i>is</i> the national pastime among America's favorite sports, just ask how many times the President of the United States has done the coin flip at an NFL game, the opening tip at an NBA game or the opening faceoff at an NHL game.<p>Nope, no …

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Miguel Cabrera's Record $292 Million Contract Latest Example Of How Flush MLB Is

Miguel Cabrera has two years and $44 million left on the eight-year, $152 million contract he signed with the Detroit Tigers in 2008, but the Tigers had no interest in Cabrera ever sniffing free agency. The first baseman is about to get locked up long-term, according to multiple reports. His new …

Boston Marathon bombing exhibit to include shoes, runner bibs

After the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon last April, mourners began leaving thousands of items at a makeshift memorial near the finish line to honor the victims of the attacks.<p>Some left teddy bears, signs and marathon bibs while others draped running sneakers to commemorate the three people …

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Shane Victorino on 15-day DL

BALTIMORE -- Manager John Farrell made no predictions on how long the Boston Red Sox will be missing outfielder Shane Victorino, who was shown to …

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Alex Gonzalez singles in 9th to lift Tigers past Royals

DETROIT -- On a day of dandy Detroit debuts, Alex Gonzalez helped Brad Ausmus start his tenure as Tigers manager with a win.<p>Gonzalez lined an RBI …

Felix Hernandez, Mariners Offense Tease Breakthrough 2014 Season in Opener

New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon might have had the following game plan in mind for his club's opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.<p>A dominant performance by Felix Hernandez.<br>• A whole bunch of runs.<br>• Whatever else you got.<p>According to the Rolling Stones, you can't always …

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MLB betting swings into full gear: MLB odds favor Yankees, Dodgers

Baseball betting is back and swinging into high gear Tuesday.<p>The Dodgers were early World Series favorites and opened as strong road favorites Tuesday in San Diego.<p>The MLB betting season, which produces more overall wagers in Vegas and around the world than NFL, kicks into high gear after a slow …

Umpires get ball/strike calls wrong 14% of the time, study finds

Ever wonder just how accurate major league umpires are at calling balls and strikes? They obviously aren't as accurate as us fans sitting in the seats -- after all, we're always right. But what percentage of ball/strike calls would you guess that umpires botch? 5%? 8%?<p>Would you believe …