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New York Mets agree to deal with Yoenis Cespedes

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

The New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes have agreed to a three-year, $75 million deal, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. mets and cespedes have a deal. 3 years guaranteed. opt out after 1. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 23, 2016 Cespedes’ contract makes him the highest paid position player with a $25 million average annual value, surpassing Jason ...

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Yoenis Cespedes prefers Mets, but should take Nationals offer

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

The Washington Nationals have made a five-year offer to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sources: #Nationals’ offer to Cespedes is for five years. #Mets unwilling to go beyond three. Dollars not known. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 21, 2016 MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports Washington is willing to offer approximately $100 million in the deal. Hearing ...

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Detroit Tigers Re-Tool, Prepare for Championship Run

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The Detroit Tigers have found ways to re-tool their roster in a way that allows them to compete for the AL Central division championship and the American League pennant. The Tigers were sellers at the MLB’s trade deadline in 2015. They traded away pitcher David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays for young pitchers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo ...

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Tigers sign Justin Upton to 6-year, 132.75M deal

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The Detroit Tigers and free-agent outfielder Justin Upton have agreed to a six-year deal worth $132.75 million, according to media reports. The deal, first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, is pending a physical and includes a player opt-out after the second season. A three-time All-Star, the 28-year-old spent the past season with the San Diego Padres and batted .251 with 26 homers and 81 RBIs. ...

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Kansas City Royals agree to deal with Ian Kennedy

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 23:  Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy #22 of the San Diego Padres delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Ian Kennedy and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on a five-year, $70 million deal according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. ian kennedy, royals in agreement on $70M, 5-yr deal — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 16, 2016 The Royals will be Kennedy’s fourth team in his nine-year career. He has spent the last two and a half seasons with ...

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Orioles sign Chris Davis to 7-year, $161M

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Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a seven-year, $161 million deal. The pact includes a full no-trade clause, and there is no opt-out in this deal, which is pending a physical. The deal comes on the heels of Friday’s news that the Orioles were prepared to move on from Davis and had offered Yoenis Cespedes a five-year, $90 million deal. The 30-year-old ...

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Baltimore Orioles agree to deal with Chris Davis

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Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement on a seven-year, $161 million contract, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The two sides had reportedly had struggles to reach an agreement, according to multiple reports. However, they have come in an agreement on the largest deal in Orioles history. davis gets $161M for 7 years #orioles — Jon ...

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5 reasons the Blue Jays and Nationals benefit from Revere, Storen trade

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays

After the 2015 season, the Toronto Blue Jays biggest concerns were starting and relief pitching. while the Washington Nationals needed to add an outfielder with a solid bat to their lineup. Late Friday night, the Blue Jays acquired RHP Drew Storen from the Nationals for OF Ben Revere and a player to be named later. The trade was mutually beneficial for both ...

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San Francisco Giants sign Denard Span

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The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Denard Span have agreed on a three-year contract, according to Andrew Baggarly. Span’s deal is valued at $10.33 million per year and a $31 million guarantee. He will also receive performance bonuses. Span gets $10.33 million per season. A $31 million guarantee. Plus performance bonuses. — Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) January 7, 2016 Span, 31, ...

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Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Piazza elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame

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Ken Griffey Jr.  and Mike Piazza were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday.  Griffey Jr. was elected with the highest voting percentage ever. Griffey was on 437 of 440 votes in his first appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot. His 99.3 percentage topped the previous mark of 98.84, set when Tom Seaver appeared on 425 of 430 ballots in ...

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