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Chicago Cubs News: Rondon’s issues, the underappreciated Kris Bryant

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates in the clubhouse with teammates after defeating the Washington Nationals …

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Nationals Name Dave Martinez Manager

<b>NOV. 18:</b> Martinez will make $2.8MM over the next three years. His 2021 option is valued at $1.2MM, giving his contract a maximum of $4MM over four …

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Chicago Cubs could play it safe and shock nobody this offseason

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 09: Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts (L) and general manager Theo Esptein look on before game three of the National League …

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Chicago Cubs News: Epstein confident, Boras still being Boras

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Manager Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs (L) meets with general manager Theo Epstein before game three of the National League …

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Torey Lovullo, Paul Molitor named managers of the year

Former Jay Molitor led Twins through huge turnaround as they improved from 59-103 to 85-77.

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Will the Nationals chase ninth-inning help?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Rizzo all but chuckled when asked whether the Nationals might pursue a ninth-inning reliever this offseason, someone to push Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle back an inning in some kind of super bullpen.<p>“I wouldn’t rule it out but we’ve been down this road before,” Rizzo …

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Are the Cubs looking to trade Jason Heyward? 'Not at all'

The Cubs aren’t actively shopping Jason Heyward, despite last week’s rumors that had him going to the Giants.<p>“That whole rumor was out of nowhere with zero base for truth,” general manager Jed Hoyer said. “I can’t speculate on (rumors). I think Jason has done a great job for us on defense, in the …

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Celebration of Roy Halladay extends far beyond on-mound presence

CLEARWATER, Fla. – There’s no way to ease the anguish caused by death’s grim finality, or to make the loss hurt less. The best we can do is find ways …

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Halladay tributes paint portrait of a life well lived: Griffin

Roy Halladay’s baseball family joins wife Brandy and two sons in remembering what truly defined the former ace, killed in a plane crash at age 40. …

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Chicago Cubs News: Beltran says goodbye, Arrieta to the Cardinals?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates in the clubhouse with teammates after defeating the Washington Nationals …

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Dave Martinez to make around $1 million per season to manage Nationals

Dave Martinez's contract to manage the Washington Nationals is a three-year deal for $2.8 million, according to the <i>Washington Post</i>.<p>The Post reports there is a fourth year option for $1.2 million.<p>Dusty Baker, who the Nats fired after the team fell in the National League Division Series to the …

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Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

The only major question was whether it would be unanimous — and it was.<p>Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are baseball's Rookies of the Year, after their record-setting home run binges left no need for any dissenting opinions. Judge led the American League with 52 homers, the most ever by a rookie. …

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Phillies: Top five pitching seasons over the last 10 years

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 22: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch during the game against the Washington Nationals at …

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Pitch perfect: MLB's nastiest offerings of '17

Cy Young finalists Kluber, Scherzer, Strasburg own some of MLB's best pitches<p>The 2017 MLB regular season saw a total of 724,625 pitches thrown. Some …

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Why the Washington Nationals should target Jake Arrieta in free agency

The Washington Nationals are a team that is ready to win now. With that being said, they seem to have trouble advancing past the National League …

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Chicago Cubs News: Arrieta isn’t headed to the O’s, and who will close?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs reacts in the third inning during game four of the National League Division Series …

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D-Backs may pursue Martinez as part of 'aggressive' offseason

The Arizona Diamondbacks were ousted from the playoffs during the National League Division Series after their best regular season since winning the …

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Washington Nationals: Daniel Murphy’s 2017 report card

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)<p>Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy put together another MVP-caliber season in 2017. What grade does …

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San Francisco Giants Rumors: Giants interested in Jason Heyward Trade?

The San Francisco Giants were pretty awful in 2017, and that outfield unit was one of the worst in franchise history. Now that the offseason is here, …

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Phillies left 'numb' by news of Halladay's death

The Philadelphia Phillies organization is indescribably saddened by the death of former starting pitcher Roy Halladay, who died in a plane crash in …

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Morning Newsletter

Welcome to Wednesday. It was an emotional night, and today election winners are taking their victory laps as the city mourns a baseball legend.<p>If you …

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MLB MVP 2017: Latest Odds and Predictions Following World Series

The 2017 MLB season came to a thrilling conclusion on Wednesday, with the Houston Astros beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven-game World Series that featured a couple of classic games that won't soon be forgotten.<p>With the season's champion settled, the MLB's last order of business for the …

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Let the Offseason Begin: Cubs make qualifying offers to Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis

CHICAGO – Now that a World Series champion has been declared, warm up the “Hot Stove.”The baseball offseason is officially underway and most of the …

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Nationals C Matt Wieters exercises $10.5M option for 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Catcher Matt Wieters is exercising his $10.5 million contract option for next season with the Washington Nationals.<p>The deadline for Wieters to decide on the option was Monday.<p>Of his salary for 2018, $2.5 million will be deferred, with $1.25 million due Jan. 15, 2019, and the other …

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Nationals’ Matt Wieters exercises 2018 option, triggering $10.5 million salary

As had long been expected, catcher Matt Wieters exercised the 2018 player option in his contract and will return to the Nationals next season, according to a person familiar with the situation. Wieters will earn $10.5 million in 2018, completing a two-year deal worth $21 million total.<p>Wieters could …

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Astros, Dodgers Listed as Co-Favorites in 2018 World Series Odds

Following a classic World Series that went the distance, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are co-favorites to win it all in 2018.<p>According to OddsShark, they have been installed as plus-500 (5-1) favorites.<p>Houston defeated L.A. in Wednesday's Game 7, 5-1, to win its first championship in …

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Three new coaches bring experience and diverse backgrounds to Cubs

A third consecutive National League Championship Series appearance doesn’t guarantee job security, as Cubs coaches John Mallee, Gary Jones and Chris Bosio discovered less than a week after the Dodgers destroyed their chances of a second trip to the World Series.<p>Their replacements are seasoned and …

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Dave Martinez introduced as Nationals' new manager

WASHINGTON -- Dave Martinez isn't content with just joining the club.<p>"This is half a dream come true," Martinez said Thursday of becoming a major …

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'It's incredible': Bagwell, Biggio soak it all in

Astros greats celebrate franchise's first World Series championship<p>LOS ANGELES -- Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio stood side by side on the right side …

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Texas Rangers: Darvish: Move to Dodgers restored passion for game | SportsDay

Former Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish reportedly said after losing Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night that he wants to return to …

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