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  1. Pablo Sandoval made a half court basket while sitting on his butt

    Jan 28, 2015, 6:32 AM EST

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    Why yes, it is the darkest week of the offseason. Why do you ask?

  2. Matt Moore throws off mound for first time since getting Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 PM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has the update …

  3. Rob Manfred not concerned about uneven DH rule

    Jan 27, 2015, 9:41 PM EST

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    If you expected new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to either expand the DH rule to the National League or eliminate it altogether, you can probably stop now.

  4. Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider from Pirates

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:28 PM EST

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have completed a trade for Pirates outfielder Travis Snider. Pittsburgh’s return is a player to be named later and 21-year-old pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley.

  5. Phillies still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade

    Jan 27, 2015, 7:44 PM EST

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that the Brewers’ negotiations for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon were “definitely on life support, at best,” but it sounds like there has been some rekindling of that fire early this week.

  6. Rangers acquire right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from Red Sox for left-hander Robbie Ross

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:39 PM EST

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    The Rangers and Red Sox have swapped 25-year-old pitchers.

  7. Orioles “closing in on” trade for Pirates’ Travis Snider

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:19 PM EST

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    The Orioles have failed in their pursuit of several free agent outfielders this offseason, so they might now be turning to the trade market to fill the need.

  8. Giants, Brandon Crawford avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 27, 2015, 4:40 PM EST

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    Crawford requested $3.95 million and the Giants countered at $2.4 million.

  9. Five minor leaguers suspended for drugs

    Jan 27, 2015, 4:13 PM EST

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    They’re coming in bunches lately.

  10. GM says Rockies are “highly, highly unlikely” to trade Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez

    Jan 27, 2015, 3:55 PM EST

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    Tulowitzki is owed $114 million for the next six seasons and Gonzalez is owed $53 million for the next three seasons.

  11. The Nats and Astros need a change in Florida law to get their new spring training facility

    Jan 27, 2015, 2:22 PM EST

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    Specifically, a reduction in size of an area of land protected in order to help keep drinking water clean

  12. Royals and Jarrod Dyson settle, avoid arbitration

    Jan 27, 2015, 2:01 PM EST

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    Dyson requested $1.6 million and the Royals countered at $900,000.

  13. MLB, not the federal government, is keeping Yoan Moncada from signing a deal

    Jan 27, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

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    The league now requires Cuban players to get a much more difficult to obtain clearance to sign than even the federal government requires.

  14. Not so fast on the Bud Selig Hall of Fame talk

    Jan 27, 2015, 11:33 AM EST

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    One Hall of Fame expert argues that Selig should have to cool his heels before waltzing into Cooperstown

  15. The 14th greatest GM of all time has been a GM for a long, long time

    Jan 27, 2015, 11:03 AM EST

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    So long that he’s one of the few GMs who rocked a flip phone after he already had the top job.

  16. Angels “optimistic” Garrett Richards will be ready for April

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 AM EST

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    As of six weeks ago Angels manager Mike Scioscia was telling reporters that the team didn’t expect Garrett Richards back from knee surgery until May.

  17. Why “Deflategate” would never happen in baseball

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:10 AM EST

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    No, it’s not “because the balls don’t have air inside them in baseball.” Though that is a good point.

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