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MLB News: Casey Janssen Signs With Washington Nationals

In addition to the offseason moves the Los Angeles Dodgers have made to upgrade their bullpen, the team is still believed to be in search of a late-inning reliever. The list of relievers who fit that description are Alexi Ogando and Francisco Rodriguez, among others. However, no longer available is Casey Janssen, who signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Spor ...

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Writes Letter To The Fans

While Rob Manfred was elected as the next MLB commissioner in August of 2014, his first official day on the job didn't come until Sunday. Manfred replaces Bud Selig, who helped guide the sport to great success despite the steroids scandal that involved some of baseball's biggest names. Manfred looks to build on the success, but also faces challenges of implementing a new domestic violence policy and pace of ...

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MLB Network Ranks Matt Kemp The Ninth-Best Right Fielder

Heading into the offseason the Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to address the overcrowding in their outfield. During his introductory press conference, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he didn't view the surplus as an issue, but one month later admitted the Dodgers would benefit from moving an outfielder to address a deficiency. Three days prior to Friedman's remark on moving an outfi ...

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Ruben Amaro Jr. Doesn’t Expect To Trade Cole Hamels

With the Washington Nationals signing of Max Scherzer, the number of elite, free agent starting pitchers available was essentially cut down to one with James Shields left as the last man standing. While the free agent market has dwindled down, the same hasn't necessarily held true with respect to trades. The Texas Rangers acquired Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday and rumors of a Cole Ham ...

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MLB To Consider Adopting Batter’s Box And Baserunning Rules

With the recent implementations of instant replay and Rule 7.13, Major League Baseball has shown a willingness to adapt for competitive and safety reasons. Much was made of commissioner Bud Selig establishing a pace of game committee that tested various rules in the Arizona Fall League. Among them was the pitch clock, which is expected to be used in the Minors next season but not at the Major-League level. ...

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MLB News: Minor Leagues To Implement Pitch Clocks In 2015

With Bud Selig's tenure as MLB commissioner coming to an end, he entered his final owners meetings looking to leave one last mark on baseball. By putting together a committee in September, Selig wanted to improve baseball's play of pace. The committee came up with a number of rules that looked to speed up the game and tested them during the Arizona Fall League. While any changes will have to wait on the Maj ...

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MLB Rumors: Phillies ‘Getting Sniffs’ From West Coast For Hamels

January is here and the hot stove has all but cooled down around baseball, as minor-league deals and role players are the main topic of news. Big-name starting pitchers Max Scherzer and James Shields are still available and should be signing deals in the coming weeks in time for pitchers and catchers to report in February. One intriguing possibility that still exists for a few teams is a potential deal for ...

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Pedro Martinez Among Four Players Elected To Hall Of Fame

It's been a long wait for many of the names on the Hall of Fame ballot, with a few former Los Angeles Dodgers anticipating the announcement on Tuesday morning. The wait is over and there will be four new players inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio all received the necessary votes to be inducted. Dodger manager Don Mattingly received just over ...

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MLB Expected To Soon Have New Domestic Violence Policy In Place

Beginning with the Ray Rice incident, the NFL and its players were under heavy criticism as domestic violence cases dominated headlines for weeks on end. In October, it was reported MLB and the MLBPA was holding discussions to develop a domestic violence policy and according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, a formal announcement is expected by Spring Training: Officials from Major League Baseball and the Major ...

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MLB News: Hiroki Kuroda Returning To NPB In Japan

Since taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers' front office, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has maintained a handful of principles throughout the team's flurry of activity. Among them has been Friedman's refusal to place any set rules on what the Dodgers may or may not do, who they will or won't trade, and who they may pursue in free agency. As a result of the open-minded philosophy, the Dodge ...

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