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PHOENIX (AP) — Manny Ramirez arrived at the Oakland Athletics training facility Friday to begin his return to baseball and said he was intent on demonstrating “I can still play.” The A’s are hoping he can return to the level that made him one of the most feared hitters in baseball. Ramirez got off...
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No one expects much from the Mets, but the reports of them being a 100-loss team are, in my opinion, greatly exaggerated. Vegas has their over/under at 74.5. I have also seen 70.5 as the number. I believe their offense and bullpen gives them a decent shot at about 75-77 wins, and that...
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This edition of the Phil Naessens Show is dedicated to the 2012 Kansas City Royals. Please join me and Mr. Josh Duggan as we highlight the Royals! To listen to the program from the site please click the link provided below. To save this program to your portable listening device please...
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Clayton Kershaw won the Cy Young last year and completely dominated the NL West while leading the league in ERA, wins, strikeouts, WHIP, and hits/9.  He threw 230 innings and gave up only 174 hits.  He was really quite unbelievable in that we all knew he was good, but not this good....
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BY DAN FLAHERTY To say new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is a little different than Terry Francona is to say that Rex Ryan has a somewhat different media approach than Bill Belichick.  Well, perhaps, the Valentine-Francona gap isn’t that large, but it is something...
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From FOX . . .  Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun won his appeal Thursday against the 50-game suspension he was set to serve for failing a drug test.   The 2011 National League MVP went before a three-member panel last month to argue he should not be suspended for...
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All the talk around the Mets has been about the young pitchers. Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia and the forgotten man, Jenrry Mejia, will be a huge focus throughout the season. Although a lot of the excitement about the future will be in Binghamton and Buffalo, there is an intriguing...
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I looked like a true genius for a while when I picked Hamels to win the Cy Young award in 2011. But when he came up a little short, I received no praise and my brilliance went unnoticed. I bet he wins it this year just to take my credit. Maybe I’ll have to pick Vance Worley this year…...
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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA - Kansas City Royals manager Dick Howser gave it all he could, but on this date in 1987 was forced to tell his players they would have to go on without him. Howser had been diagnosed with brain cancer the previous summer. He underwent two operations to try to remove a malignant...
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Ryan Braun edged out Matt Kemp for National League MVP honors last fall, shortly before a positive drug test result leaked on Dec. 10 and smeared the reputation of the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugging star. The BBWAA has already said that Braun will retain his award — but now Kemp is saying he doesn’t...
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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signing of two-time All-American quarterback Sammy Baugh on this date in 1938. And, no, not the football Cardinals, they were still in Chicago at the time, the baseball Cardinals. Baugh had just graduated from Texas Christian University...
The minor-league deal. The non-roster invite to spring training. It’s like one of those phrases you hear in passing and ignore. There are two types of non-roster invitees, as former Dodgers GM Fred Claire pointed out to me the other day. “There’s the promising young player that you would like to...
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Baseball has a history of unpredictability. Over the course of a 162 game schedule, anything can (and usually does) happen; injuries to key players can doom a team expected to play deep into the post season. Last year's defending World Champion San Francisco Giants, for example, were knocked out...
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The off-season is winding to an official close for all Major League Teams so its time for the optimism that springs anew with the coming of the new season. After all, on Opening Day everybody is tied for first place. The American League East always has the traditional powers with the...
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Buster Olney has written many times this winter that he believes that Josh Johnson of the Miami Marlins is the most important player to his team’s success this season. I respectfully disagree. I think that the individual performance of Ubaldo Jimenez will have a massive impact on the team...
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