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Maybe someday, there will be another baseball Hall of Fame election that isn't a referendum on the sport's ugly steroid era, but it probably won't happen anytime…
01.17 / 20:56
baltimoresun.com
Jose Bautista is coming home.The outfielder has reportedly reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays on a one-year contract, sources told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.The contract, which is pending a physical, contains a pair of mutual options that could keep him in Toronto through 2019, reports MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez, citing a source.Financial terms are not yet known, but Bautista will apparently earn more than the $17.2-million qualifying offer he rejected from the Blue Jays in…
01.17 / 20:30
thescore.com
The Yankees acquired right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson from the Texas Rangers in the Carlos Beltran-Dillon Tate trade in July of 2016. Originally drafted in the 8th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Iowa Western Community College, it didn't take him long to show off his big-time arm and intriguing long-term flexibility with the…
01.17 / 19:32
fantasy.scout.com
Veteran outfielder Josh Hamilton reached an agreement Tuesday to re-sign with the Texas Rangers.  Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first reported the new deal and noted the contract includes an option for Hamilton to request his release if he's not on the April 1 roster. Heyman also stated the new pact is for the minimum MLB salary ($535,000), if he makes the team. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram confirmed the minor league deal. The 35-year-old slugger has failed to make…
01.17 / 18:22
bleacherreport.com
The Texas Rangers have signed Josh Hamilton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Not at all surprising. The Rangers released Hamilton last August, but that was simply to make some room on the 40-man roster. His season was already toast due to the surgery he underwent to repair lateral and…
01.17 / 17:54
nbcsports.com
This season will be the five-year anniversary of the Washington Nationals winning the NL East. Heading into 2017, winning is now the norm in D.C When the Washington Nationals became the Nats in 2005, the expectations were low in terms of winning. From 2005-2011, the franchise failed to finish above .500. But, thanks to a […] Washington Nationals: Winning Becoming The Norm In D.C - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and…
01.17 / 17:20
districtondeck.com
Already catching some heat, Jon Lester took a proactive approach. Lester was noticeably absent from the Chicago Cubs’ visit to... Read More…
01.17 / 17:09
nesn.com
Follow theScore's fantasy feed on Twitter (@theScoreFantasy) for the latest news, features and more.The main draw to fantasy sports is the idea of building your own roster of all-star players with every player in the selected league at your own disposal. Owners can fall victim to the randomness of drafts order in standard snake-draft leagues, as after making the first pick of the draft, 22 players will have been selected before you have another chance.Thanks to development and popularity…
01.17 / 16:12
thescore.com
A year ago this week, during a portion of the baseball calendar when deals are traditionally struck for cut-rate prices, Chris Davis agreed in principle to a pact that will pay the first baseman $161 million and keep him in an Orioles uniform for seven…
01.17 / 16:02
baltimoresun.com
The 2017 Cleveland Indians have a decision to make at catcher between Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes. WFNY's Mike Hattery and Jeff Nomina debate the…
01.17 / 15:49
waitingfornextyear.com
Bill Livingston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is a Hall of Fame voter. In the past he has voted for players who used PEDs, but he’s never been totally happy with it, seeing the whole PED mess as a dilemma for voters. On the one hand he doesn’t like voting for users and doesn’t like…
01.17 / 15:27
nbcsports.com
Several former Indians were in action in winter ball on Monday, and one in particular is a free agent who had a solid season last year and is still looking for a…
01.17 / 14:37
fantasy.scout.com
When the Boston Red Sox report for spring training, they'll officially embark on a 2017 season that they hope will result in their fourth World Series title since 2004. Oh, by the way, the magic date is February 13th. That's when Red Sox pitchers and catchers are due to report to Fort Myers, Florida. Position players will report three days later. After that, all sorts of stretching, working out, assorted hijinks and, yes, even a few games here and there will ensue. There's no telling what…
01.17 / 13:30
bleacherreport.com
Which of these two ex-catchers is a better investment in redraft leagues this…
01.17 / 12:33
baseballprospectus.com
MELBOURNE, Australia - There was no easing into a title defence for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round. He lifted when he most needed to Tuesday night, holding off Fernando Verdasco in a…
MELBOURNE, Australia - Canada's Milos Raonic and Germany's Dustin Brown renewed their Grand Slam duel on Tuesday and the result was the same as the last time — a three-set win for Raonic. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., and Brown met for the first time in the first round of last year's U.S. O…
The Seatte Mariners have made a pair of trades, landing left-handed starter Drew Smyly, a former…
01.17 / 03:47
freep.com
Not by my hand. The newest inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced…
01.17 / 03:39
tampabay.com
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Serena Williams took her first step toward Australian Open title No. 7 and Grand Slam singles championship No. 23 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Belinda Bencic. Williams broke the Swiss player's…
Manager Paul Molitor and others told fans they believe in a turnaround after last year’s 103-loss…
01.17 / 03:03
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