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03-25

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Rumor Roundup: The Diamondbacks' Shortstop Decision Will Affect 2B, 3B, and Perhaps All Three OF Positions
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Daniel Rathman

03-19

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Rumor Roundup: Make $50 Million Fast While Working Part-Time From Home
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Daniel Rathman

03-18

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Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat
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Daniel Rathman

03-16

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Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events
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Daniel Rathman

03-12

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Rumor Roundup: The Only Thing Left That Matters Is Cuban
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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Rumor Roundup: Trout Pulling the Trigger
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Daniel Rathman

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: Don't Call It A Committee!
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Daniel Rathman

03-02

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Rumor Roundup: You Can't Predict Padres
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Daniel Rathman

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks Third Baseman is on the Bobbly Chair
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Daniel Rathman

02-25

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Rumor Roundup: Closer Closer to Closing Deal
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Daniel Rathman

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter
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Daniel Rathman

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Yankees and Moncada Spotted Canoodling
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Daniel Rathman

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Bradley Fielding Advice
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Daniel Rathman

02-11

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Rumor Roundup: Phillies' Dream: Veteran Who Catches AND Plays Shortstop
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Mysterious Blob Will Attempt To Eat Yoan Moncada Next
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Daniel Rathman

02-09

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Rumor Roundup: Dayan Viciedo's Home Runs Are the Least Wanted Home Runs
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Daniel Rathman

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: How Many Trades Would it Take to Makes Shields a Cub?
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Daniel Rathman

02-04

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Rumor Roundup: Andruw Jones is a Candidate to Fill a Void
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Daniel Rathman

02-02

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Rumor Roundup: The Right-Handed Reliever You Covet For The Seventh Inning Might Still Be Available!
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Daniel Rathman

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Brandon Beachy Cares Not For Your Impatience
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Daniel Rathman

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Only Half Of These Rumors Concern Kevin Correia
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Daniel Rathman

01-27

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Rumor Roundup: The Dodgers + Yoan Moncada Is So Obvious
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Daniel Rathman

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
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Daniel Rathman

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next Week
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

01-12

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer
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Daniel Rathman

01-07

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Rumor Roundup: Flushing Out Their Arms
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Daniel Rathman

01-06

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Rumor Roundup: Rasmus All About the Orioles?
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Daniel Rathman

01-05

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Rumor Roundup: Haren Not Feeling Fish
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Daniel Rathman

12-30

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Interested in This Francisco Rodriguez Fun Fact
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Daniel Rathman

12-29

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say
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Daniel Rathman

12-23

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Rumor Roundup: Troy Tulowitzki Won't Be a Met... Maybe
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Transaction Analysis: Bringing the Band Back Together... Again
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Daniel Rathman and Wilson Karaman

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)
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Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?
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Daniel Rathman

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor
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Daniel Rathman

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?
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Daniel Rathman

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
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Daniel Rathman

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Rumor Roundup: Will Cubs Rustle Martin?
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Nick Ahmed might win the starting shortstop job, which had implications on the rest of the roster; while the Indians and Corey Kluber aren't even close on a contract extension.

Diamondbacks infield arrangement still in flux
A Monday morning report from Peter Gammons, which indicated that Nick Ahmed had gone from darkhorse to favorite in the battle to be the Diamondbacks’ Opening Day shortstop, set off a chain of speculation about the rest of the team’s infield plans. But hours later, first-year manager Chip Hale had a message for everyone eager to etch the club’s depth chart in stone: Hold your horses.


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All you need to do is take on Ryan Howard's contract.

Phillies willing to pay $50 million to rid themselves of Ryan Howard
So says Anthony Castrovince of Sports on Earth, who wrote yesterday that if the team really is open to carrying that sort of salary, a deal might be in the cards.

Howard has two years and $60 million remaining on his ill-advised five-year, $125 million extension, which means that an acquiring club would only have to pay him $5 million annually through 2016. The 34-year-old could justify that investment with merely 1.0 WARP production, depending on what sort of return the Phillies would seek in exchange for the massive salary coverage.


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March 18, 2015 10:32 am

Rumor Roundup: Experts: Matt Wieters Can Squat

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The Orioles catcher is back behind the dish, Kris Bryant will be back at third soon, and Alex Rodriguez might stay at third.

Matt Wieters sports the tools of ignorance
It had been a while since Matt Wieters last put the gear on: May 4th of last year, to be exact, when his elbow began to bark. The 28-year-old was eventually diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament that required Tommy John surgery, going on the shelf May 10th and staying there for the rest of the season.


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March 16, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate Events

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Everything's going wrong for Alex Colome, Addison Reed is making changes, Leonys Martin will hit at the top, and Hector Olivera gets another mention here.

Rays’ Alex Colome battling pneumonia
Sometimes, players favored to win position battles struggle on the field and cede their projected roles. Unfortunately, if Alex Colome does not open the season in the Tampa Bay rotation, it will likely be the result of forces beyond his baseball control.


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March 12, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Only Thing Left That Matters Is Cuban

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The hot market for Hector Olivera.

Hector Olivera has four to six offers in hand
Free-agent Rumors are few and far between at this late stage of the offseason. Those that still occasionally light up the hot stove almost exclusively revolve around Cuban infielder Hector Olivera.


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March 6, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Trout Pulling the Trigger

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Mike Trout plans to be more aggressive on the first pitch, a Cuban sensation faces possible surgery, and a Dodgers outfielder is finding his trade market lacking.

Mike Trout plans to be more aggressive at the plate
“Locked and loaded on the first pitch”—that’s what the defending American League Most Valuable Player told reporters about the mentality he’ll take to the batter’s box whenever he heads there this spring.


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March 4, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Don't Call It A Committee!

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The Blue Jays might have multiple closers. Chris Young is weighing options.

Manager John Gibbons refuses to commit to closer
Perhaps the most intriguing element of the Blue Jays’ pitching depth chart, reinforced only slightly this offseason with the additions of Marco Estrada and Johan Santana, is the wealth of options it gives its skipper.


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March 2, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: You Can't Predict Padres

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San Diego appears poised to put Wil Myers in the leadoff spot. Meanwhile, the Angels look to a prospect, and Colon is going to try hitting 50 percent better.

Angels evaluating Alex Yarbrough at multiple spots
The Halos don’t have much in the way of high-ceiling hitting prospects, but they do have a potential Factor on the Farm. Alex Yarbrough, a 23-year-old second baseman who batted .285/.321/.397 for Double-A Arkansas last year, is attracting attention from manager Mike Scioscia as a candidate for the big-league utility job.


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February 27, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks Third Baseman is on the Bobbly Chair

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Tomas boots some balls, while the golden age of Nate Freiman might be over.

Yasmany Tomas struggles at third base in early spring workouts
When the Diamondbacks splurged on Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas in late November, most teams viewed him as an outfielder. The Snakes were one of the few clubs open to giving him a look at the hot corner. That’s likely part of the reason they emerged as the high bidder in a race that culminated with a six-year, $68.5 million contract.


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February 25, 2015 6:05 am

Rumor Roundup: Closer Closer to Closing Deal

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Francisco Rodriguez will sign soon, Carlos Quentin could try first base, and Adam Lind might get a shot at non-platooning.

Brewers, Marlins appear to be the favorites to snag K-Rod
Now that Joba Chamberlain, who re-signed with the Tigers yesterday, is off the board, the veteran relief market is essentially down to Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote yesterday that K-Rod might soon leave Soriano as the last man standing.


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February 24, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter

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Daniel Rathman

Two stories of players putting on weight, and one of an unrequited trade demand in Toronto.

Rays’ Jake Odorizzi packed on weight this offseason
Jake Odorizzi gained 17 pounds this offseason. Jake Odorizzi claims he’s in the best pitching shape of his life. These facts are not contradictory.

At least, so says the right-hander, who told reporters that he gulped down “six or seven” meals each day—comprised chiefly of a mountain of protein—to reach his desired weight. He’s at 197 pounds now, up from around 180 last year (he was listed at 185, but that figure is a touch off from the numbers in the afore-linked story by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times), more in line with what might be expected of a 6-foot-2 hurler aiming to reach 200 innings for the first time in his major-league career.


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February 20, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Yankees and Moncada Spotted Canoodling

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Five days left before Moncada's self-imposed deadline; Joba could head west; Huston Street could stay west.

Yankees held second workout for Yoan Moncada
Despite the team’s apparent efforts to keep its intentions under wraps, George A. King III of the New York Post caught wind yesterday that the Yankees welcomed Yoan Moncada to their spring facility for another private workout.


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