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  1. Brewers, Martin Maldonado avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Jan 15, 2015, 6:20 PM EST

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    Maldonado, 28, batted .234/.320/.387 with four home runs and 16 RBI over 52 games last season while serving as Jonathan Lucroy’s backup.

  2. Blue Jays sign Brett Cecil to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

    Jan 15, 2015, 5:17 PM EST

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    Cecil has quietly been one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball since 2013.

  3. Who had the worst defensive season of all time?

    Jan 15, 2015, 5:03 PM EST

    Dante Bichette

    It wasn’t Dante. But he’s in the conversation.

  4. Anthony Rizzo says the Cubs are going to win the NL Central this year

    Jan 15, 2015, 4:30 PM EST

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    The Cubs’ first baseman doesn’t lack confidence.

  5. Rangers, Neftali Feliz avoid arbitration for $4.125 million

    Jan 15, 2015, 4:20 PM EST

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    He enters his age-27 season with a 2.53 ERA in 242 career innings dating back to his impressive 2009 debut as a 21-year-old.

  6. Man, we coulda had “The Cleveland Hustlers”

    Jan 15, 2015, 4:00 PM EST

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    Missed opportunities, man. Missed opportunities.

  7. Cardinals sign Tony Cruz to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

    Jan 15, 2015, 3:15 PM EST

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    Cruz has been Yadier Molina’s primary understudy since 2012.

  8. Blue Jays sign Andy Dirks

    Jan 15, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

    Andy Dirks

    Dirks had a rough 2013 for Detroit and then missed all of 2014 following back surgery, but he’s a 27-year-old career .276 hitter with a .745 OPS in 297 games as a big leaguer.

  9. Indians sign Anthony Swarzak

    Jan 15, 2015, 1:45 PM EST

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    Swarzak was non-tendered by the Twins last month.

  10. Cardinals sign Lance Lynn to three-year, $22 million deal

    Jan 15, 2015, 1:03 PM EST

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    Lynn was arbitration eligible this offseason for the first time.

  11. Cubs, Felix Doubront avoid arbitration for $1.925 million

    Jan 15, 2015, 12:17 PM EST

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    Doubront was acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline.

  12. Wait — the Mets are charging players to attend offseason workouts? Really?

    Jan 15, 2015, 12:04 PM EST

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    And you thought the Mets were cheapskates based on their payroll alone.

  13. Rob Manfred is in favor of “One Baseball”

    Jan 15, 2015, 11:46 AM EST

    Rob Manfred AP

    He envisions a unified American baseball effort, with MLB at the top.

  14. Quote of the Day: Hall of Fame voter reasoning that’ll make you tear your hair out

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:36 AM EST

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    In which a voter invokes the character clause because a guy is a “jerk.”

  15. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  16. The Braves have no interest in trading Craig Kimbrel for some reason

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:38 AM EST

    Craig Kimbrel AP

    What does God need with a starship? What does a rebuilding team need with an elite closer?

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