|I'm here to guarantee that the Detroit Tigers win the 2016 World Series. Wait, can you really do such a thing? Sure you can. Don't believe me? Watch me work.
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|First baseman Byung Ho Park, a masher in the Korean Baseball Organization, is an ideal fit for a lineup that is becoming as dangerous as it was back in the era of Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau and the young, American League batting champion Joe Mauer.
|Hall of Fame right-hander Nolan Ryan spent a Major League Baseball record 27 seasons in the big leagues, pitching more no-hitters and striking out more batters than any pitcher in history.
As impressive as his accomplishments were, Ryan pitched for four organization over his big league career.
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|A long list of players are being discussed as clubs weigh whether to spend big money in free agency or surrender talent for a veteran. Some of the potentially available players are good enough to disrupt the free-agent market in a significant way.
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|The question with the Cardinals right now is one not about money but priority. With a gargantuan new local television deal set to kick in two seasons from now, the Cards have the financial muscle to sign at least one premium free agent this winter, if they choose.
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|This is definitely a Ben Zobrist market. Sign him, because if you don't, someone else will. The Ben Zobrist free-agent sweepstakes were not necessarily a predictable development, but they are certainly with us now.
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|It is a subject of much controversy in baseball, met with everything from curiosity and enthusiasm to skepticism and outrage.
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|Bobby Heck watched from afar while the Houston Astros became the talk of baseball this past summer.
More»Luhnow on Correa, Keuchel's much deserved awards|
|At last count, there were at least seven teams -- and probably eight or nine -- shopping for an elite free-agent starting pitcher. All seem prepared to spend significant dollars to add an impact arm to their rotation.
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|We know the appeal of David Price, and we simultaneously know the potential pitfalls of a six- or seven-year commitment to a starting pitcher north of age 30. But Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox can't let this ace get away.
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|The late Art Fowler knew how to make a point without a lot of wasted words during his days as a pitching coach with Billy Martin, who hated walks with a passion.
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|What if baseball eliminated divisional play, wrote a somewhat balanced schedule and six teams in each league made the postseason?
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|Yogi Berra passed away on Sept. 22, a month before we were notified by the White House that he would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The news then was bittersweet; I was sad that Grampa would not be able to get the medal in person, but so, so proud that he would receive the honor.
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|Some team is going to get a top-notch pitcher when it signs Zack Greinke. And the reporters who cover that team are going to get a lot of straight-ahead, dead-honest answers from Greinke. Greinke will be good for a team. He will be good for the media. What a wonderful combination.
More»Zack Greinke voted second for 2015 NL Cy Young Award|
|In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, there are so many reasons why we should praise the baseball gods. I'll mention 10 from this season -- you know, just to bunt the conversation into scoring position.
More»Duquette breaks down Arrieta's 2015 NL Cy Young win|
|Dave Roberts has a unique opportunity. The new manager of the Dodgers has become the 15th manager of African-American descent in Major League history, and the one who has inherited the best opportunity for success.
More»The MLB Tonight crew discusses Dave Roberts|
|Yes, there are days when the Dodgers have wondered if Yasiel Puig is worth the trouble, but who trades a 24-year-old outfielder with tremendous numbers, a huge upside and a modest salary?
More»Justice talks trade rumors for Puig, Bruce, Gordon|
|Hall of Famer Rod Carew closed an emotional media conference call on Monday afternoon with a message that was both personal and universal.
|Core players are the foundation to your organization in every way. They perform on the field and represent the organization well off of it.
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|The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired one of the nicest and most genuine men on the planet. As qualifications go for a job like this one, that's an excellent place to start.
More»Dodgers hire Roberts as new manager|
|The team that signs 26-year-old Jason Heyward in free agency will be getting a player who is entering what should be the prime of his career. That isn't often the case in free agency, but here, it is.
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|Here are some guys who will still be south of 27 on Opening Day 2016 who could very well wind up on the trading block, if they aren't there already.
More»Braves' Hart on trading Simmons to Halos, offseason|
|No pitcher boosted his stock during this Arizona Fall League season more than Brewers left-hander Josh Hader, who leads Jim Callis' list of prospects who impressed in Saturday's AFL championship game.
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|Joe Maddon won the NL Manager of the Year Award. That's nice. Even better for Maddon is that he has four years remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed a year ago with the Chicago Cubs. That's security. Security is not a by-product of being selected as the top manager by the BBWAA.
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|It might be said that Scottsdale Stadium and the AFL have grown up together. Both had their roots in 1992 when the Cactus League was a just a sleepy little circuit. The Fall League was a gleam in the eye of Roland Hemond, the ageless baseball executive who sold the owners on the concept of having a U.S.-based alternative to Latin-American winter ball.
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|Mike Trout is the best baseball player on the planet. That's one of the things of which this season reminded us. Was he baseball's best player in 2015? No, probably not.
More»Mike Trout finishes second in 2015 MVP race|
|Padres general manager A.J. Preller had a plan for rebuilding the organization when he took the job a year ago, and he hasn't deviated from it. He didn't mortgage the future with deals last offseason, as they were actually a down payment for a revival.
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|Baseball got more accessible for millions of fans on Thursday when Commissioner Rob Manfred announced a three-year deal with FOX Sports in which 15 teams will allow in-market streaming of games on phones, tablets and other devices.
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|I believe at no time in its history has the way the game is managed changed as much as it has the last 10 years -- from the executive suite to the dugout.
More»Castrovince weighs in on Maddon winning 2015 NL MOY|
|This was a year when I'm sure many voters for the NL Cy Young longed for the days of statistical simplicity. Because to bury your nose into the numbers was to come to the conclusion that there really was no correct conclusion.
More»Arrieta wins the 2015 BBWAA NL Cy Young Award|