4:01 PM EDT, Thu March 23, 2017

Ex-A’s having a blast for Team Israel in WBC

The most fun story in the World Baseball Classic so far is the A’s-tinged Team Israel, undefeated after the first round and heading on to the second round, becoming something of a sensation along the way. Former Oakland outfielder Sam Fuld said in a text to The Chronicle that he became aware of how much interest there is in Team Israel when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu weighed in on Twitter about the team’s “amazing journey.” When Netanyahu posted about us on social media we knew we were making some headlines. Team Israel is a quirky bunch of mostly American players...
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MLB trade rumors: Tigers could be interested in Sam Fuld after big World Baseball Classic

MLB trade rumors: Tigers could be interested in Sam Fuld after big World Baseball Classic

Fuld missed the entire 2016 season following shoulder surgery, but has looked healthy for Team Israel so far. One of the hidden benefits of the World Baseball Classic is that it provides a showcase for players not currently on the MLB radar. The first WBC essentially started the Cuban revolution that has swept baseball over the last half-decade, while a number of Asian talents have also taken advantage of the tournament’s platform. Rarely does an American player have the same opportunity. Even more distant are the odds that said American doesn’t play for Team USA. However, center...
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No game for the Rays yesterday. Rays Radio continued their profiles of Rays players, though, with one of Patrick Leonard. Not all former-Rays were off, though, as Sam Fuld did his part to help Israel to a tense 2-1 win over one of the hosts, Korea. There’s a reason people call him Super Sam Fuld. https://t.co/3kJKCRiEhq #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/VPP4rQokDU— WBC Baseball (@WBCBaseball) March 6, 2017 Israel went on to also beat Chinese Taipai on a quick turnaround, while Korea was upset by the Netherlands this morning. There’s quite a bit more star power on the Dutch team than you...
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Joe Maddon Names Cubs' Opening Day Starter

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The Nats have interest in a minor-league deal for the outfielder. The Nationals have interest in free-agent outfielder Angel Pagan, according to a report from FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. Washington would prefer to give the veteran a minor-league deal. Pagan, 35, is one of the top remaining free agents on a market that also includes veteran outfielders Coco Crisp, Jeff Francoeur, Nolan Reimold and Sam Fuld. Pagan has drawn some interest from the Blue Jays and Royals at points this offseason, but has been squeezed out of those opportunities due to bigger signings by both clubs. Washington has a...

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