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03-29

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Rumor Roundup: Suspensions, Extensions, and Depth
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Emma Baccellieri

03-27

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Rumor Roundup: Blindsided, Bothered, and Bewildered
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Ashley Varela

03-24

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Rumor Roundup: Drag Race
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Demetrius Bell

03-22

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Rumor Roundup: My Toothpick for a Closer
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Emma Baccellieri

03-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Waiting Game
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Ashley Varela

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Kissing Your Sister
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Demetrius Bell

03-15

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Rumor Roundup: Everybody Hurts
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Emma Baccellieri

03-13

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Rumor Roundup: Let Me Be Your Star
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Ashley Varela

03-10

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Rumor Roundup: Bryant Beats Trout
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Demetrius Bell

03-08

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Rumor Roundup: Clash of Opposites
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Emma Baccellieri

03-06

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Rumor Roundup: Taking Sides
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Ashley Varela

03-03

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Rumor Roundup: Busy in Boston
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Demetrius Bell

03-01

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Rumor Roundup: Another Setback for Wright
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Emma Baccellieri

02-27

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Rumor Roundup: Down But Not Out
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Ashley Varela

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Smell the Money
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Demetrius Bell

02-22

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Rumor Roundup: Blanket Approval
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Emma Baccellieri

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Shooting for the Moon
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Ashley Varela

02-17

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Rumor Roundup: Miami Rollercoaster
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Demetrius Bell

02-15

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Rumor Roundup: Curse of the BP 101
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Emma Baccellieri

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Staring Out the Window, Waiting for Spring
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Ashley Varela

02-10

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Rumor Roundup: Billion-Dollar Handshakes
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Demetrius Bell

02-08

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Rumor Roundup: Down Is Up, Up Is Even Higher
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Emma Baccellieri

02-06

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Rumor Roundup: Got to Begin Again (And It's Hard)
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Ashley Varela

02-03

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Rumor Roundup: Mets Machinations
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Demetrius Bell

02-01

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Rumor Roundup: Wants and Needs
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Emma Baccellieri

01-30

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Rumor Roundup: Don't Go Changing to Try and Please Me
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Ashley Varela

01-27

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Rumor Roundup: Inward and Outward
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Demetrius Bell

01-25

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Rumor Roundup: Relievers Galore
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Emma Baccellieri

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Don't Call Him the Comeback Kid
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Ashley Varela

01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Hunting Starters
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Demetrius Bell

01-18

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Rumor Roundup: Must-See TV
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Emma Baccellieri

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everything
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Ashley Varela

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Trumbo Tumbles
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Demetrius Bell

01-11

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Rumor Roundup: Dozier Dead, Bruce Bets, and Atlanta Aces
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Emma Baccellieri

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: No, Atlanta
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Ashley Varela

01-06

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Rumor Roundup: Dinged Up and Dingers
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Demetrius Bell

01-04

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Rumor Roundup: Dozier, Baker, and the Ballpark Maker
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Emma Baccellieri

12-23

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Rumor Roundup: Three Little Players Went to Market
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Demetrius Bell

12-21

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Rumor Roundup: Messy Mets
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Emma Baccellieri

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
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Ashley Varela

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: Little Interest and Wishful Thinking
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Demetrius Bell

12-14

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Rumor Roundup: After-Market Closers
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Emma Baccellieri

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Hasta La Vista, Bautista
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Ashley Varela

12-09

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Rumor Roundup: Rockies Dig the Long Ball
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Ashley Varela

12-07

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Rumor Roundup: Another Party at Napoli's?
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Emma Baccellieri

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: Reach for the Stars
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Demetrius Bell

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Pittsburgh Shops McCutchen
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Demetrius Bell

11-30

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Rumor Roundup: Cespedes Fallout
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Emma Baccellieri

11-28

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Rumor Roundup: You’re The One That I Want
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Ashley Varela

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Marcell Projections
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Demetrius Bell

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Jeurys Familia's suspension looms, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals talk extension, and the Dodgers' depth is tested early.

Familia expected to receive suspension this week

Mets closer Jeurys Familia is expected to receive a suspension this week for his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident from last fall. The team anticipates a ban of fewer than 30 games and is predicting one of about 15, per reporting from Kristie Ackert and Christian Red of the New York Daily News.

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Kolten Wong needs a starting role, Will Smith needs Tommy John surgery, and the Rays need a right-handed hitter.

Wong frustrated by potential platoon

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Saturday that he was considering a second base platoon for the upcoming season. It was an unexpected revelation, not only for the media but for starting second baseman Kolten Wong, who was under the impression that he had an everyday role on lock. Wong addressed the change prior to the Cardinals’ game on Sunday, telling the press that he felt the team did not believe in him and going so far as to say that he would rather be traded than benched.

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Jose Quintana is still on the block, Luis Valbuena is hurt, and the WBC is thriving.

Quintana rumors drag on

One of the longest-enduring storylines of the offseason has been the White Sox and the saga surrounding left-hander Jose Quintana. He’s been at the center of trade rumors for months, and while there was a bit of a lull when spring training started that doesn’t mean that things have completely died down when it comes to trade talks.

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Didi Gregorius is hurt, the Nationals are trying to find a closer, and Matt Harvey is trying to find his velocity.

Gregorius to begin season on DL

After straining his shoulder earlier this spring in an exhibition game for the Netherlands’ World Baseball Classic team, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has officially been shut down from all baseball activities for two weeks and will be put on the 10-day disabled list to start the season. Initial estimates from general manager Brian Cashman were that the shortstop could be out for up to six weeks, which isn’t great news for the Yankees.

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Alex Cobb prepares to depart Tampa Bay, the Diamondbacks shop Nick Ahmed, and Chi Chi Gonzalez takes a turn on the disabled list.

Cobb draws trade interest from Cubs, Dodgers

Alex Cobb has been patient for the last two years. He waited through platelet-rich plasma treatments when he was first diagnosed with a torn UCL in 2015. He bided his time through the inevitable Tommy John surgery and the accompanying 349-day recovery period. He worked his way back to the mound, slowly and steadily, and pitched 22 innings of 5.04 DRA ball that reassured the Rays he still had a usable arm while simultaneously confirming that he was not yet near the 2.69 DRA, 4.4 WARP pitcher he had been in 2014.

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Adrian Gonzalez is upset with the WBC, Scott Boras is upset with the Blue Jays, and Yasmany Tomas is injured.

Boras unhappy with Blue Jays' handling of Sanchez

Fortunately for Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez, he appears to be in good shape and should be healthy for the start of season. However, he won’t be receiving a significant pay raise. While nobody’s going to argue that he should’ve been getting paid on the same level as Mookie Betts and Kris Bryant, it’d be fair to say that he could be in line for a raise in pay after he had an eye-opening first full season for the Blue Jays that included winning the ERA title.

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David Price, Ian Desmond, and Anthony DeSclafani are out for Opening Day and beyond.

Price likely to start season on disabled list

A day after David Price said that he was optimistic after getting a second opinion on his elbow and had heard what he “wanted to hear,” manager John Farrell announced that the Red Sox left-hander would begin the season on the disabled list. Price hasn’t pitched since feeling discomfort two weeks ago and will not need surgery, leaving him with a fairly open timetable for his return.

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The Nationals prepare to release Derek Norris, while Julio Urias and Trevor Rosenthal appear on the verge of losing their starting roles.

Rays, Royals could be interested in Norris

The Nationals placed veteran catcher Derek Norris on waivers Saturday and are expected to release him sometime this week. If they do so before March 15, they’ll only be on the hook for his termination pay, which comes in around $700,000 compared to the $4.2 million salary he would have received in 2017. Norris lost his starting role after the team picked up Matt Wieters on a one-year, $10.5 million contract in February. They reportedly made a good faith effort to trade him, but his price tag and abysmal offensive production for the Padres in 2016 made it a tough sell.

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Kris Bryant gets a big raise from the Cubs, and the Tigers and Braves go in search of outfield help.

Bryant breaks Trout's record

Last week, the Red Sox gave Mookie Betts a 2017 contract worth $950,000. While the runner-up in the AL MVP voting came just short of Mike Trout’s record $1 million pre-arbitration contract renewal back in 2014, the NL MVP winner ended up breaking Trout’s record this week. Jon Heyman is reporting that Kris Bryant will be paid $1.05 million by the Cubs for the 2017 season, which is now the new record for pre-arbitration salary.

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San Francisco's rotation battle, injured stars returning, and Scott Kazmir is hurting again.

Giants' fifth starter battle is clash of opposites

The battle for the Giants’ last rotation spot is shaping up to be a classic of the genre: the veteran versus the rookie. Matt Cain and Ty Blach are the two pitchers vying to be the team’s fifth starter, and Monday saw both of them in action—with Blach taking over for Cain in the fourth inning and allowing an inherited runner to score. After the outing, manager Bruce Bochy noted that the rotation spot belongs to Cain if he’s healthy. But the past few years have shown that the if there is a rather important qualifier for the 32-year-old, who has spent much of the last three seasons on the disabled list and hasn’t passed the 90-inning mark in that time.

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Fernando Abad jeopardizes his spot in the Red Sox's bullpen, Brett Lawrie enters free agency, and the Royals decline to open extension talks with core players.

Abad foregoes camp competition for World Baseball Classic

Red Sox relief candidate Fernando Abad will participate in his first World Baseball Classic for Team Dominican. Playing in the WBC is generally regarded as an honor, but in this case it might compromise his chances of making the Opening Day roster.

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David Price's elbow is hurting, Mookie Betts' wallet is growing, and the Nationals are shopping Derek Norris.

Price visiting Dr. Andrews

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