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  • Yelich signs 7-year, $49.57 million extension with Marlins

    Yelich signs 7-year, $49.57 million extension with Marlins
    A pragmatic approach made Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich and his agent aware of what could or could not happen. The Marlins reached out to Yelich's agent in November about a contract extension. It was a bit of uncharted territory for a...
  • Joe Maddon puts Cubs veterans on notice: Defense makes difference

    Joe Maddon puts Cubs veterans on notice: Defense makes difference
    MESA, Ariz. — The mundane drills usually reserved for the first two weeks of spring training are still in full force for the Cubs two weeks before opening day. Despite the addition of veterans such as Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler to supplement...
  • Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton on the Jeff Samardzija career path

    Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton on the Jeff Samardzija career path
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Another Notre Dame star gets national recognition in one sport and then winds up with a professional career in another? Talk about madness. History could be repeating itself in South Bend, Ind., where Notre Dame's Pat...
  • Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton preseason favorite to win NL MVP award

    Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton preseason favorite to win NL MVP award
    Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to win the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player award, at least in the estimation of www.Bovada.lv. Bovada also has pegged Stanton as most likely to lead the major leagues in home runs, making him a 7/1 favorite...
  • What are the odds Cole Hamels wins the NL Cy Young or Ryan Howard finishes with the most home runs in baseball?

    What are the odds Cole Hamels wins the NL Cy Young or Ryan Howard finishes with the most home runs in baseball?
    After finishing last year sixth in the National League Cy Young voting, Cole Hamels is not a bad pick for who might win the award in 2015. Banking on Ryan Howard to hit the most home runs in baseball in 2015 is a bit more of a stretch. Still, Bovada...
  • Uncharacteristic play hounds Crescenta Valley High baseball in Babe Herman loss

    GLENDALE — Going into the final game of pool play in the 49th annual Babe Herman Tournament, Crescenta Valley High’s baseball team had the chance to finish undefeated atop its four-team pool and secure a place in the final the next day....
  • What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford

    What's A Yard Goat? It's A Baseball Team Coming To Hartford
    HARTFORD — When professional baseball returns to Hartford in 2016, it will be in the form of a Yard Goat. Say it out loud, baseball fans: Hartford Yard Goats. The New Britain Rock Cats announced at a Wednesday afternoon press conference at...
  • New Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick quickly finds comfort zone

    New Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick quickly finds comfort zone
    If Howie Kendrick wondered how he would fit in with a new team after nine seasons with the Angels, those questions have been answered less than a month into his first spring with the Dodgers. Standing in the middle of the clubhouse Tuesday, Kendrick...
  • Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots

    Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots
    Manager Joe Maddon was happy to learn his spring training roster will consist of 60 players. He deems it a manageable number that will allow him and a retooled coaching staff ample time to distinguish those likely to make the opening-day roster and...
  • Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles...
  • Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever

    Contemporaries remember Ernie Banks as among the greatest players ever
    Jim Marshall remembers the shortest scouting meeting Giants manager Alvin Dark ever had before a three-game series at Wrigley Field in 1961. "Just walk Ernie Banks four times, and we'll win this series," Marshall recalled Saturday. Marshall and...