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  1. 1953 scouting report for Ernie Banks

    Jan 24, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ernie Banks AP

    Check out this scouting report from when Banks was 22 years old.

  2. Ryan Vogelsong “really wasn’t comfortable with what was going on” with Astros before returning to Giants

    Jan 24, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Did something strange happen between Ryan Vogelsong and the Astros which led to his return to the Giants?

  3. Vince Coleman joining White Sox staff to help with baserunning

    Jan 24, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Coleman, who ranks sixth on MLB’s all-time list with 752 stolen bases, spent last the two seasons as a minor league outfield/baserunning coach with the Astros.

  4. Athletics and Fernando Abad avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 24, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

    Fernando Abad AP

    Abad, 29, posted an excellent 1.57 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio across 57 1/3 innings out of Oakland’s bullpen in 2014.

  5. What they’re saying about the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks

    Jan 24, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT

    Ernie Banks AP

    Reactions from a baseball world in mourning after the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

  6. Alex Rodriguez recently met with incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Jan 24, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    With Rob Manfred set to take over for Bud Selig as MLB commissioner on Sunday, Alex Rodriguez recently paid him a visit in an attempt to clear the air and turn the page on the drama surrounding the Biogenesis scandal.

  7. BREAKING: Shane Victorino is apparently texting pictures of his abs to John Farrell

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Victorino was limited to just 30 games last season, so he’s trying to make sure that he’s not a forgotten man going into 2015. Like, really trying…

  8. Details of Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and right-hander Max Scherzer finalized a seven-year, $210 million contract yesterday. We now have some interesting details on the deal.

  9. White Sox re-sign Scott Carroll

    Jan 22, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

    Scott Carroll AP

    Carroll, 30, posted a 4.80 ERA and 64/45 K/BB ratio in 129 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season.

  10. Allen Craig could see some time at third base this spring

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:57 PM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Craig, who was acquired from the Cardinals last July in the John Lackey deal, batted just .215 with eight home runs and a .594 OPS across 126 games last season.

  11. Braves and Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT

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    Gomes will likely be used as part of a left field platoon with Atlanta.

  12. Giants and Ryan Vogelsong working toward a one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 7:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    It appeared that Ryan Vogelsong was closing in on a deal with the Astros just a couple of days ago, but the Giants jumped back into the mix last night and now it looks like a reunion will happen.

  13. Pete Rose will be at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati this year

    Jan 22, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT

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    Reds owner Bob Castellini says Pete Rose will be at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

  14. GM Dave Stewart says Diamondbacks are out on James Shields

    Jan 22, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

    James Shields

    James Shields is still without a home and we can take one team off the list of potential landing spots.

  15. UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.

  16. The Mets will have a bigger scoreboard at Citi Field this season

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    The Mets will now have one of the “top 10 largest displays in professional baseball.” Who needs a shortstop?

  17. Angels release right-hander Yoslan Herrera so he can pitch in Japan

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Yoslan Herrera Getty

    Herrera, who turns 34 in April, appeared in 20 games with the Angels last season and posted a 2.70 ERA and 13/9 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings.

  18. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says moving Luis Valbuena doesn’t change Kris Bryant’s timetable

    Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant AP

    Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.

  19. Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t expect to pursue James Shields

    Jan 19, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT

    James Shields

    After dealing Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers, many speculated that the Brewers will make a run at free agent right-hander James Shields. Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t see it happening.

  20. Rangers had “in-depth” trade talks about Cole Hamels before the Yovani Gallardo deal

    Jan 19, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The Rangers officially acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers this afternoon in exchange for infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan, but they looked into a more high-profile addition before deciding on the trade.

  21. Report: The Rockies are shopping Charlie Blackmon

    Jan 17, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    Charlie Blackmon AP

    The Braves, Cubs, Rangers, and Orioles are among the teams looking for an outfield bat at the moment.

  22. The Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the start of the season

    Jan 17, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

    Wrigley Bleachers

    As hinted in late November, Cubs business operations president Crane Kenney announced today at the team’s annual Cubs Convention event that the Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the start of the 2015 season due to delays in their renovation project.

  23. Cliff Lee close to throwing off mound

    Jan 17, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee managed to avoid surgery after being limited to just 13 starts last season due to a flexor pronator strain, but he’s still a big question mark coming into 2015. The Phillies hope to get a sense on his progress soon.

  24. Report: The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras

    Jan 17, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals will wear an “OT” patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras, who died in a car crash in October.

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