|It was a Triple-A game -- the kind of game Shelby Miller surprisingly wound up pitching in eight times last season. The results, then, matter even less than your average exhibition. Still, they give us a window into his status for 2017.
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|Max Scherzer's good health may not guarantee the Nationals their fourth postseason appearance in six seasons, but it's a step in the right direction.
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|Jerry Krause made his name in the NBA as the general manager of a Chicago Bulls franchise that won six championships. It was no surprise to longtime baseball executive Mel Didier, who worked with Krause to scout future NL Most Valuable Player Award winner Kirk Gibson when both men worked for the Seattle Mariners in 1978.
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|Having restored a winning tradition in Baltimore since taking over as the Orioles' executive VP of baseball operations in late 2011 -- the O's are one of only two teams in the American League not to have a losing season during the past five seasons -- Dan Duquette is looking to help his team take the next step in '17.
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|Jameson Taillon's journey was so crazy that there surely were days he wondered if the breakthrough season he had in 2016 would ever come.
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|To a somewhat turbulent Tribe camp arrived a much-appreciated Smooth day. It was Dr. Smooth, otherwise known as Michael Brantley, out there in left field and in the second spot of the batting order on Monday.
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|Strikeouts are great, but so is limiting hard contact, and Hit Probability helps us understand exactly who does it the best. You won't be surprised that Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen rate very well, but you might not have expected who was right up there with them.
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|While taking the Classic for these Major League players who represent Team USA may really be no miracle, the fact that the U.S. had to wade through a pair of teams in the Championship Round with a combined record of 13-0 (Japan and Puerto Rico) this month is no small feat.
More»Team USA takes down Japan, advances to final vs. P.R.|
|It was a strange sight Tuesday, the kind of sight the exhibition schedule tends to specialize in: Madison Bumgarner left a start after just two innings.
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|It wasn't getting to the ball that made the Adam Jones catch so dazzling. It was the pressure of the moment, the way he handled the wall, the perfectly timed leap, the beautiful choreography of the play. The fact that he basically saved the game for the United States doesn't hurt either. With all that in mind, here then are the 10 greatest home run-robbing catches.
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|The D-backs made it look easy -- at first. Then reality set in.
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|If there's a sense of unfinished business from four years ago, Team Puerto Rico doesn't seem to have it. They're back to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic again Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium against a different team, in a different place and in a much different situation.
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|In the Rays' dugout, they're long past being surprised by anything Kevin Kiermaier does in center field. Diving catches? Sure, no big deal. Robbing home runs? Routine stuff, pal. Anything else?
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|Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark is starting what he said is the most important game of his career tonight, for Team USA against Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium.
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|If, by now, you're a sports fan who doesn't know about the greatness of Mike Trout, that's what's really fishy. It's your own darn fault. At 25 years old, Trout is entering what is, essentially, his sixth full season in the big leagues, which is kind of hard to believe.
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|Building a team like this -- which was inspired by the finals of the World Baseball Classic -- means several tough choices, but here it is: The all-time 25-man roster, where the only rule is that every player has to come from a different country.
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|The Orioles have had a lot of success stories in the five seasons since their renaissance began. Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo and Pedro Alvarez are among those who hit their stride after joining the O's, something the team hopes to repeat again this season.
|Joe Maddon hatched an idea in the Sloan Park dugout Saturday as he watched a split-squad version of his Cubs play Japan's World Baseball Classic club, and it was a notion raw enough that he invited a visitor to "shoot holes through it."
|When Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is asked about his statistics or personal goals, he almost always steers the conversation back to one thing. "I'm very proud of this organization and our team," he said. "But there's still unfinished business. I want a ring. Plain and simple."
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|Japan is next up for Team USA on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in the penultimate game of the World Baseball Classic.
More»Team USA takes down Japan, advances to final vs. P.R.|
|As the NCAA men's basketball tournament just proved again, defending a championship ain't easy. What will make the 2017 Cubs different than Villanova -- or, for that matter, every World Series champion in the 21st century?
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|Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein built a winner in Boston and then did so last fall with the Cubs. He's been humbled by what winning in those cities did for the fan base. "Total strangers come up to you, and they say, 'Thank you,'" he said.
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|Derek Falvey had one foot out the door while fully engaged in his job last fall. He couldn't be in two places at one time, but he was doing two jobs at the same time.
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|Sure, no one is going to remember all that much about a Spring Training no-hitter. Memories will fade. Everyone will move on.
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|Nick Parson grew up with a fascination of baseball. He is, after all, the great-great-grandson of Harry M. Stevens, the man who created the game program and is also credited with creating what the world knows today as the hot dog.
|MLB.com spent time with Braves general manager John Coppolella at George M. Steinbrenner Field -- his old stomping grounds -- before a Yankees-Braves game, discussing his time with the Boss, his evolution as an executive, what rebuilding really feels like and why he was so excited to sign the oldest player in baseball.
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|Clint Hurdle knows all about Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks. As manager of the Pirates, he sees more than his share of them and the Cubs' lineup that works behind them.
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|Jon Gray was putting in a regular workout in between starts last summer when a member of the Coors Field grounds crew asked what Gray did with his hair when he cut it.
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|Chris Sale can be a tough guy to like from the opposing dugout. But when he's on your side? He's a super-talented leader who works fast, competes furiously and always looks out for his teammates.
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|Jordan Watson, a pitcher in the D-backs' organization, wishes there were Play Ball events like the one here on Friday morning when he was a kid. Watson had a hardscrabble life growing up in Oklahoma City, Okla., and baseball was his refuge.
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