Report: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson planning to attend Texas Rangers spring training again

According to a report in the Boston Globe, Russell Wilson is planning to attend Rangers spring training for the second straight season. “I love baseball, so any opportunity I would have to hang out with the guys and take some swings, I’ll take,” Wilson said during this week’s run up to the S...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
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Brandon McCarthy - Arizona Diamonbacks
if I don't get at least one papa john's commercial today where Peyton has his jersey tucked into his jeans I will scream
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NL West Notes: Greinke, Rockies, Padres

You could say that Clint Barmes is something of a hipster. He signed his one-year, $1.6MM deal with the Padres on December 3rd – just before they became cool. “Being one of the earlier guys to sign over there, you hear from the GM that they’re going to try to make these trades and sign these g...

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Howard Bryant , ESPN, Sportswriter
The Boston Celtics, New York Yankees and Montreal Canadiens should NEVER mess with their uniforms. Evah.
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ICYMI from last night: #Rangers Matt Harrison says it's unlikely he returns to majors before June: t.co/LT0pxCbtQP
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Ranking the Padres' offseason moves in order of significance: t.co/Bn6kjvwhbm
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Jim Bowden , ESPN.com, Baseball Analyst
Is Jeff Samardzija open to signing a long- term contract with the White Sox?…His agent Mark Rodgers answers: t.co/CXIHQ4Uevg
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Bill Shaikin , Los Angeles Times, Baseball Sportswriter
Zack Greinke not sold on #Dodgers' winter makeover, not sure if he'll opt out:. t.co/sYVtM3KuZa
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NBCSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson plans to spend another spring in Rangers camp t.co/DsewbasMTo
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David Alter , SportsNet 590, Maple Leafs Reporter
A-Rod's remaining time with the Yankees will be like when Play Now tried to get rid of George Costanza. t.co/xMeTneyOKH
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Patrick Saunders , Denver Post, Rockies Beat Writer
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Celebrating 5 years of Nats Insider

Nats Insider was never supposed to be a permanent thing. When I launched this site on Feb. 1, 2010, my intentions were modest. Having been laid off along with the rest of the original Washington Times sports department one month earlier, I simply wanted to create an outlet to continue writing a bit ...

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Mark Zuckerman
CSN Washington, Nationals Beat Writer
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Last-ditch scenario to land Shields

MIAMI — Before throwing in the towel, the Marlins may consider tossing one last Hail Mary pass at James Shields. With no clear frontrunner for Sheilds’ services, what’s the harm in making a final run at the best starting pitcher on the market? To make something clear, there is no indication th...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
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Quick Hits: Workman, Ogando, Rockies, Loria

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is the top prospect in baseball, per MLB.com’s top 100 prospects. The Cubs have two prospects in the top five – Kris Bryant (second) and Addison Russell (fifth). The Dodgers have three in the top 13 – Corey Seager (seventh), Julio Urias (eighth), and Joc Pederson ...

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Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover

The Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40% of the starting rotation and 50% of the bullpen. Are they better? Zack Greinke isn't buying it, at...

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Steve Dilbeck
L.A Times, Dodgers Blogger
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Angels pitcher Garrett Richards agrees to terms on $3.2-million deal

The Angels avoided arbitration with Garrett Richards on Saturday, agreeing to terms with the right-hander on a one-year, $3.2-million contract that was $100,000 above the midpoint of the salaries exchanged between the sides. Richards sought $3.8 million, and the Angels countered with $2.4 million. T...

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Mike DiGiovanna
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels
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Mariners all in as Seahawks try for Super Bowl repeat

SEATTLE -- Even as the Mariners go about their plans to make 2015 special for their own franchise, the club has expressed strong support for their Northwest neighbors in the pro sports world as the Seahawks prepare for Sunday's Super Bowl in Phoenix. For the second straight year, the Mariners took o...

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Greg Johns
MLB.com, Mariners Beat Writer
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Matt Harrison unlikely to pitch for Texas Rangers before June

FRISCO – Matt Harrison got another reminder this week of just how sharp a climb he has back to the major leagues. Now stretching out towards real a long-toss program, Harrison has hit his first plateau since last year’s spinal fusion surgery. He is dealing with some stiffness in his right side f...

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Evan Grant
Dallas Morning News, Baseball Columist
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Rays Nearing Minor League Deal With Alexi Casilla

The Rays are likely to sign free agent infielder Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). The 30-year-old will compete for a middle infield job.

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Rays Sign Ronald Belisario To Minor League Deal

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Orioles Notes: Payroll, De Aza, Machado, Wieters

We’ve already heard from the Orioles today, but here’s more news as their FanFest continues: Manager Buck Showalter told reporters, including CSNBaltimore’s Rich Dubroff, that the Orioles will have the flexibility to add players during the season. Payroll is currently right around $120MM. The ...

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Hector Olivera Works Out For Top Braves Officials

There is more evidence that the Braves are interested in 29-year-old Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera. Today the Braves had a private workout for Olivera in the Dominican Republic. Several top Braves officials were in attendance, including manager Fredi Gonzalez and assistant general manager John...

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Padres Have Considered Trade For Luis Sardinas

The Padres have considered trading for Brewers shortstop Luis Sardinas, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes (Twitter links). Rosenthal says the two teams have not talked lately, although the Padres’ interest in Sardinas suggests that their busy offseason might not yet be over. The Brewers acquired ...

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Ken Rosenthal - FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Preller clearly not done trying to upgrade. Also in touch with #Phillies on Hamels, though some doubt #Padres have enough to make deal.
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Orioles Notes: Duquette, Garcia, Norris

Here are a few notes from the Orioles’ FanFest convention on Saturday: Executive Dan Duquette says he’s fully committed to helping the O’s win, MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli writes. Duquette had been connected to the Blue Jays’ CEO job (and he admits there was “substance” to those rumors, as...

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Carrie Muskat - MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
Jackson: "We're not here because Ernie died, we're here because Ernie lived" #Cubs
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Quick Hits: Rockies, Aardsma, Moylan

Despite their recent additions of David Hale and Gus Schlosser, the Rockies are still hunting for established pitching, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. GM Jeff Bridich says will try to add another pitcher who will be part of the 40-man roster. Bridich says he likes Hale and Schlosser’...

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Chicago Cubs Land Six Prospects in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 (6 in the Top 57, Actually)

At the end of a heavy week of prospect rankings updates (Keith Law busted out all of his rankings info Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and MLB Pipeline has been doing various positional rankings), the MLB Pipeline crew put on a show last night to reveal their top 100 overall prospects for 2015. The...

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