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MLB News: Change Made To Final Day Of Regular Season

Opening Day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is still two weeks away and the final day of the regular season is several months from now. However, there's been plenty of talk and anticipation for the each club's first regular season game and now game No. 162 has joined the fray. By the time the final day of the regular season rolls around, contenders would have separated themselves from pretenders an ...

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MLB News: Hector Olivera Reportedly Declared A Free Agent By MLB

With the Los Angeles Dodgers weeks into Spring Training, plenty of focus has been on the prospects in camp who have continued to impress when given the opportunity to play. While their success is encouraging for the future of the franchise, the Dodgers may be a few months away from adding to their growing collection of talent. After passing on Yoan Moncada so as not to be penalized during the 2015 internati ...

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MLB News: Francisco Rodriguez Signs Two-Year Deal With Brewers

A familiar face will return to the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen this season. Francisco Rodriguez has spent parts of the past four seasons with the Brewers, but found himself as a free agent without a job as pitchers began reporting to Spring Training. The Los Angeles Dodgers were linked to the right-handed reliever after Kenley Jansen went down with injury, but were never in serious talks to sign him. Rodrigue ...

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MLB News: Matt Kemp Believes Padres Have Best Outfield In Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres made a blockbuster trade this offseason, when the Dodgers sent former All-Star and MVP runner-up Matt Kemp along with Tim Federowicz to their division rival in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two prospects. The Padres were the most-active team this offseason, also completing trades for Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, and Wil Myers from the Tampa Ba ...

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MLB News: Joba Chamberlain Signs One-Year Deal With Tigers

With a new front office and the same deep pockets since Guggenheim took over, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to almost every significant free agent this winter. Though they didn't sign any of the big names that were on the market, the Dodgers made a few signings and some trades to recast the roster. Recently, they had a small need come up with closer Kenley Jansen having surgery and were linked to ...

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MLB News: Dan Haren ‘Ready To Go’ In Spring Training With Marlins

After taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi quickly put their stamp on the roster with a series of moves. As a part of the Dee Gordon trade, pitcher Dan Haren was also sent to the Miami Marlins. Despite expressing a desire to remain in Southern California and considering retirement, Haren made the trip to Florida for Spring Tra ...

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Jamey Wright Signs Minor League Deal With Texas Rangers

After enduring a season with a group of relievers that were far from consistent, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a concerted effort to upgrade the bullpen this offseason. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman traded for familiar names Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore, and is high on Chris Hatcher, whom the Dodgers acquired in the seven-player trade with the Miami Marlins. Additionally, Mike Bolsinge ...

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MLB News: Miami Marlins Awarded 2017 All-Star Game

Since taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has discussed multiple changes he hopes to implement, including shifting to a Super-Bowl like bidding process for the All-Star Game. Manfred's comments came well after the 2015 game was awarded to Cincinnati Reds and 2016 to the San Diego Padres, making 2017 the first year a new process conceivably could be used. However, on Friday Manf ...

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MLB News: Strike Zone Changes May Be Made To Improve Scoring

Despite formally being in office for less than a month, new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has been quick at work. He wrote a letter to the fans outlining some of his goals as commissioner, and proposed changing to a Super-Bowl like bidding process for the MLB All-Star Game. Also expected to change under Manfred's watch are pace-of-play rules in an attempt to accelerate the speed at which ga ...

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MLB News: Progress Made On New Pace Of Game Rules For 2015

The rules of baseball have generally stayed the same since the beginning of the game, but the new commissioner of the MLB, Rob Manfred, is looking to change that. With the average MLB game lasting 3:13 hours in 2014, Manfred is attempting to attract younger fans and those who do not wish to spend over three hours watching a baseball game. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, MLB and the players associatio ...

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Yoan Moncada Hopes To Be With A Team Before Spring Training

UPDATE (Feb. 11, 11:40 a.m. PT): According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, David Hastings, who is representing Yoan Moncada, hopes to have a decision made around Feb. 23: I don't have any more plans [for workouts] after next week. I'm looking at around the 23rd of this month to have all the input we need to make a decision on where he'll start -- and hopefully end -- his professional career." There's been much hy ...

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James Shields Agrees To Four-Year Deal With San Diego Padres

For a multitude of reasons, James Shields' free agency this offseason has been surrounded by plenty of uncertainty. First, the fact that the calendar turned to February and Shields was still on the market, was unexpected. Second, the list of teams who have pursued the right-hander isn't completely known. With pitchers and catchers across baseball reporting to Spring Training within the next two weeks, Shiel ...

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MLB To Adopt Super Bowl-Like Bidding Process For All-Star Game Host

In a break from tradition, Major League Baseball awarded the 2016 All-Star Game to the San Diego Padres, meaning a National League team will host the game in consecutive years as the 2015 game will be played at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Next year will mark the second time an NL team has hosted the Midsummer Classic in back to back years since 2006 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park and 2007 at San F ...

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Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada Eager To Prove Himself In The Majors

In an offseason that has largely been dominated by a trio of pitchers all over the age of 30, 19-year-old Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada has taken center stage with the spotlight intensifying after his clearing earlier in the week by Major League Baseball. Moncada is the latest Cuban talent that's captivated front offices, including the Los Angeles Dodgers', who reportedly have focused on him and fellow Cuban ...

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