The Marlins should sell first

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The Marlins should sell first

Stanton owns the largest contract in the history of sports —making A-Rod’s renegotiated 2008 deal with the Yankees look more like Jhonny Peralta’s 4/$53 million— and is untradeable.

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Cubs Perfected The Trade on way to World Series

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Cubs Perfected The Trade on way to World Series

Samardzija, traded a year after Feldman, had this to say about the deal that preceded him. "I don't think this team improves by trading Scott Feldman. He was one of our better pitchers. He's thrown a lot of innings, a solid dude, a solid guy in the clubhouse. It's a shame to see him go.”

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Jonathan Lucroy Trade Not Looking Good for the Texas Rangers

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Jonathan Lucroy Trade Not Looking Good for the Texas Rangers

To acquire the All-Star Lucroy, Texas sent a similar package. Cutting the head off what remained of their formerly league-best farm system, they sent fellow top 100 prospects and former first-round picks Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz to Milwaukee. Versatile Ryan Cordell was later identified as a player to be named.

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Six players with rising stock

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Six players with rising stock

Performance is the ultimate variable, whether it’s on the back fields or the field. These Minor League players took advantage of the precious opportunity provided to them in March.

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Talking Prospects with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo

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Talking Prospects with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo

He fronts the league’s official Top 100 prospects list in Spring Training—and a second one around the Trade Deadline—every season as well as a Top 30 prospect list by organization, a Top 200 draft eligible list and a peak at the Top 30 international prospects. He knows how to navigate the cavernous taverns and unpredictable waters that is the Minor League Baseball terrain.

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2016 Rookie of the Year Predictions

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2016 Rookie of the Year Predictions

Awards season approaches as the 2016 Major League Baseball campaign writes the final chapter. In the coming weeks we will find out who took home Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player in the American and National Leagues.

Also among the hardware being handed out is Rookie of the Year. Covering all the young stars of Minor League Baseball makes this award of particular interest. So who is the favorite to win this year’s award and who do I think will take home the prestigious accord?

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Tim Tebow Must Put Baseball First

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Tim Tebow Must Put Baseball First

Then came the news a month ago. “Tim Tebow wants to play Major League Baseball.” The title seemed like pure headline candy, but he was quite serious.

Now 29, Tebow hadn’t played competitive baseball since his Senior Year in High School back in 2004. He led Nease High School to the Florida Final Four and dominated the opposition with a .494 batting average to earn an All-State selection. Clearly he had the talent, but that was 12 years ago.

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