8:07 AM EST, Tue January 24, 2017
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Matt Kemp TalkingChop 19 hours ago

2017 Braves Positional Preview Series: The Outfield

Ender Inciarte, Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis should be a productive trio this season The Atlanta Braves enter 2017 with reasons to be hopeful about the future of the franchise. A rebuilding process has taken place over the past two years, replenishing the minor league system and infusing the pipeline with scores of talented players. However, that took a toll on the big league club. After suffering through a pair of 95-plus loss seasons, the Braves seemed to turn the corner collectively in the second half of 2016. As they move into SunTrust Park and begin writing a new chapter in the...
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Yu Darvish Call to the Pen 21 hours ago

Texas Rangers: Do They See a Future With Yu Darvish?

Entering his second season since Tommy John surgery, Yu Darvish prepares for a decisive season. With only brief talks of extending his contract, Darvish needs to show that he is back to his post-surgery form or potentially face the reality of free agency. Last Wednesday, Yu Darvish celebrated the five-year anniversary of his first major […] Texas Rangers: Do They See a Future With Yu Darvish? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Albert Pujols Call to the Pen 22 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels: Should they be worried about Pujols in 2017?

The Los Angeles Angels recently agreed to a two-year deal with corner infielder Luis Valbuena. The deal is still pending according to Fox Reporter Ken Rosenthal. The deal comes as a precaution, due to the uncertainty of Albert Pujols’ injury status, per Rosenthal. Albert Pujols, 37, has a chance to miss the first part of […] Los Angeles Angels: Should they be worried about Pujols in 2017? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Jan 22, 2017

After 2 die in Dominican Republic, MLB players react with shock and grief

I cant believe it, Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera tweeted Sunday. Two friends in a single day. DETROIT -- Former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte and current Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura died early Sunday in separate and apparently unrelated car accidents in the Dominican Republic.  "I can't believe it," Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera tweeted in Spanish on Sunday. "Two friends in a single day." Details on the two incidents were still scarce, but MLB players association president Tony Clark, a former Tiger, confirmed...
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Albert Pujols Viva El Birdos Jan 21, 2017

The Cardinals should extend Yadier Molina before the season begins

The time is now to decide whether to keep Yadi around longer. Since the departure of Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina has been the face of the Cardinals. He’s not only the longest tenured Cardinal, he’s the longest tenured player in the National League. I wrote about his progress at the plate in 2016, coming to the conclusion that his batted ball quality was about as good as advertised. That was kind of a precursor to this article. I wanted to get a strong understanding of just how good Yadi is right now, because the time is right for considering whether or not to extend him. Technically,...

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