MLB

Keith Law’s top 100 prospects list is out

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Kris Bryant of the Cubs tops the list.
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Blue Jays are on the hunt for veteran relievers

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Francisco Rodriguez? Rafael Soriano?
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Rosenthal proposal: make relievers face more than one batter per appearance

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — He's gonna get big pushback from the LOOGY union, but is the idea a good one?
  • New: 1 hr 17 min ago

Must baseball “change or die?”

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Baseball should never fear innovation. But not all new rules are, by definition, innovation.
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New Recruit Ichiro Keen to Repay Marlins Faith

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — Future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki said he wanted to return the faith shown by Miami Marlins executives after they flew to Japan to convince the veteran to sign for the Florida ball club.
  • New: 8 hr 55 min ago

MLB Network to reveal Top 50 prospects for 2015

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — With the hope of a new season also comes renewed excitement about the future of baseball and those who could become the game's next household names. That will be the focus of MLB Network this Friday night when they air a one-hour special revealing MLB.com's Top 50 prospects for the 2015 season. MLB.com’s annual ranking of the best young prospects in baseball will be revealed on Top 50...
  • New: 11 hr 15 min ago

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Marlins Sign Suzuki to One-Year Deal

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Suzuki, 41, hit .284 for the Yankees last season.
  • New: 11 hr 25 min ago
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Brewers' reliever Will Smith interviews unsuspecting fans

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Being a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball is a tough job with an even tougher reality. Sooner or later, every fan will be able to place your face to your name, and more times than not it will be something negative that creates that connection.  Despite sharing a name with one of the world's most popular actors and appearing in 78 games during the 2014 seasons, that hasn't happened yet...
  • 12 hr 43 min ago

Giants release Marco Sctuaro

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Scutaro appeared in just five games last season for the World Series champions due to a back injury that has continued to bother him this offseason.
  • 12 hr 57 min ago

Mets avoid arbitration with Jenrry Mejia at $2.595 million

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Mejia requested a salary of $3 million from the Mets and was offered $2.1 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16.
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Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed -- thus avoiding any drama -- but Richards is a complicated case.
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White Sox reunite with Gordon Beckham, could move Dayan Viciedo

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Despite a series of high impact moves this offseason, Chicago White general manager Rick Hahn isn't ready to set his opening day roster just yet. On Wednesday, he was back to work, signing free agent second baseman Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million deal. The somewhat surprising signing comes less than six months after Hahn traded Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels in a post deadline...
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Padres bring back their brown uniforms, sort of

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — There's a legion of baseball fans out there who've campaigned for years to get the San Diego Padres to bring back their brown uniforms. On Wednesday, their wish came true — sort of. The Padres announced that they'll wear their brown pinstriped uniforms from the late '80s for five games during the 2015 season. Five games are better than no games, right? If you're a baseball fan of a certain...
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Diamondbacks hire Joe Carter as special assistant

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — It's the first front office type of job for Carter, who played for six different teams -- most famously the Toronto Blue Jays -- between 1983-1998.
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