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5 teams that could surprise us in ’18

Figuring out who the surprise teams of ’18 will be is the difficult part. But there are plenty of serious candidates. Here’s a look at five who appear to have a legitimate chance to jump into contention.

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HOF class could set record for living inductees

When Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson reveals the Baseball Writers’ Association of America 2018 election results Wednesday on MLB Network and MLB.com, it is expected to set a record for most living inductees over any five-year span.

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Making sense of unsigned free agents

For years now, it has been clear to many people around the game that baseball is in the midst of a salary bubble … and eventually that bubble is probably going to burst. The bubble burst might be what we’re seeing now with the collection of very good ballplayers — J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Yu […]

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Efficiency is the goal for Cashman, Epstein and Friedman

One big reason for the stagnant winter? Three teams with big resources — the Dodgers, Cubs and Yankees — are run by executives devoted to efficiency.

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Twins owner ‘on board’ with pursuing Darvish

The Twins have been linked to free-agent Yu Darvish all offseason and have stated their interest publicly, but for the first time, owner Jim Pohlad confirmed he’d OK a deal for Darvish for the right price.

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Lindor lands on cover of R.B.I. Baseball 18

Over the past three seasons, Francisco Lindor has quickly established himself not only as one of the faces of Major League Baseball, but as an ambassador for the game. So it came as no surprise that Lindor — now a household name among baseball fans — was chosen to be featured on the cover of […]

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Plenty of suitors still circling Darvish

One week ago, an American League general manager was asked to predict which high-profile free agent would be the next to sign. His answer: Yu Darvish.

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Blue Jays land Grichuk from Cards for 2 arms

The Blue Jays acquired outfielder Randal Grichuk from the Cardinals on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone and righty pitching prospect Conner Greene, who was ranked as Toronto’s No. 11 prospect by MLB Pipeline.