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  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

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

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:38 AM EST

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

  4. Great Moments in Yankees Kremlinology: Max Scherzer edition

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:11 AM EST

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    Even the most innocuous statements from Yankees brass can set the rumor mill ablaze

  5. Pace of play needs addressing, but the pitch clock should be the last resort

    Jan 15, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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    Good problem solving usually means attempting the least-intrusive solutions first. Baseball does not appear to be doing that.

  6. Report: The pitch clock is coming to Double-A and Triple-A

    Jan 15, 2015, 6:59 AM EST

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    Assuming, of course, the MLBPA approves what the owners are reported to propose this week.

  7. Padres sign Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:58 PM EST

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    The Padres added some pitching depth, signing Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal.

  8. Manny Machado: “It’s been a while since I felt this healthy and good.”

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:03 PM EST

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    Manny Machado: perhaps in the best shape of his life?

  9. Phillies in “staredowns” with four teams over Cole Hamels

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:12 PM EST

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    The Phillies are drawing interest from the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox over lefty starter Cole Hamels.

  10. Angels sign Ryan Mattheus to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

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    The Angels signed former Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  11. Rockies sign Tyler Chatwood to two-year deal, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:09 PM EST

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    The Rockies and Tyler Chatwood agreed on a two-year, $2 million deal to avoid arbitration.

  12. Astros and Chris Carter avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:44 PM EST

    Chris Carter

    The Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.175 million.

  13. Blue Jays claim pitcher Matt West off waivers from the Rangers

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:43 PM EST

    Matt Harrison, Matt West

    The Blue Jays added some pitching depth, selecting right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers.

  14. Mariners acquire Mike Kickham from the Cubs

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:54 PM EST

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    The Mariners sent a minor leaguer to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Mike Kickham.

  15. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EST

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  16. Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 PM EST

    Jordan Lyles

    The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Lyles, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.

  17. Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:32 PM EST

    Drew Stubbs

    The Rockies and Drew Stubbs agreed on a one-year deal worth $5.825 million, avoiding arbitration.

  18. Report: Blue Jays closer to acquiring Dan Duquette from the Orioles

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

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    A report indicates that the Blue Jays and Orioles are moving closer to a deal involving VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

  19. Matt Moore aiming for a June return

    Jan 14, 2015, 4:37 PM EST

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    Moore remains on schedule for a June return.

  20. Yankees sign Ivan Nova, avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 3:51 PM EST

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    Nova will reportedly get the same $3.3 million salary he received in 2014, which is fairly standard for a player who missed the entire season due to injury.

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