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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

11-23

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Rumor Roundup: Lockout Looming?
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Emma Baccellieri

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Show Me the Money
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Ashley Varela

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Texas talks extension with Rougned Odor, Jason Marquis eyes a comeback, and Jake Peavy puts baseball on hold.

Rangers, Odor can smell extension

Last summer, the Rangers and Rougned Odor both approached the negotiating table to talk about a contract extension, but the talks reportedly stalled when the Rangers offered him $35 million over six years. That’s “Gregory Polanco” money, but it appears that the Rangers have decided it’s time to give Odor “Jason Kipnis” money, since Jon Heyman is reporting that Texas has offered the second baseman a six-year deal around $52.5 million.

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Rob Manfred plans to do what he wants in 2018, Eric Hosmer doesn't need a decade, and Derek Norris is expendable.

Manfred and MLB hope to push ahead with rule changes

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday that there will be no major rule changes for the upcoming season, but several could be in line for 2018—whether or not the players’ association is willing to agree to them. Most of these discussed rule changes are aimed at improving the pace of play, such as adding a pitch clock, limiting mound visits, and changing the strike zone.

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Eric Gagne eyes a return to the majors, the Mets talk extension figures with Neil Walker, and the Yankees get into hot water with Dellin Betances.

Gagne considering a major league comeback

Eric Gagne is 41 years old. Eric Gagne has not played a full season of baseball at any level since 2009, has not carried a major-league contract since 2008, and has not, as was so elegantly written in the Baseball Prospectus 2005 Annual, “[exorcised] the stoicism out of Dodger Stadium and made it just plain rock” since 2004.

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Things are never easy with Jeffrey Loria, Matt Wieters may have a fit in Tampa Bay, and all of that runner-on-second rule change talk was for nothing.

Potential Marlins sale up in the air

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Alex Reyes has a partially torn elbow, Jung Ho Kang is standing trial during spring training, and Grady Sizemore is working for the Indians again.

Reyes has partial ligament tear, may need surgery

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Sean Rodriguez schedules shoulder surgery, Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright prepare for a spring training delay, and the Cubs and Padres vie for Travis Wood's services.

Rodriguez set to undergo shoulder surgery

It’s been a rough offseason for Sean Rodriguez. The Braves’ infielder was involved in a serious car crash in late January, one that hospitalized his wife and two of his children after the family’s SUV was t-boned by a stolen police cruiser. While Rodriguez left the scene with “minor injuries,” according to an initial report from WSVN.com’s Ann Kiel, he is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery later this week.

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Marlins fans may be done with Jeffrey Loria and Chase Utley may be going from Los Angeles to Cleveland.

Loria may have billion-dollar deal to sell Marlins

Earlier in the offseason, Mike Ozanian of Forbes reported that Jeffrey Loria was trying to sell the Marlins for somewhere around $1.7 billion. He noted that Loria was just floating the number out there and expressed a bit of skepticism that this could actually happen given that Forbes had valued the Marlins as being worth $675 million, the second-least valuable team in baseball. So it really seemed like this was just another case of Loria doing something weird with the Marlins again.

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MLB is considering strike zone changes, the Yankees are out of payroll space, and the Nationals want a closer.

Yankees open to trading veterans to clear payroll space

The Yankees have tried and failed to trade veteran position players Brett Gardner, Starlin Castro, and Chase Headley this winter, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The goal there was to clear a bit of payroll space to make a bullpen addition, but with no takers so far they’ve had to hold tight. It’s not particularly surprising that no other clubs have expressed interest in any of the trio—each has $25 million or more remaining on his contract and each is coming off a season that was lackluster at best.

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The Pirates reshuffle their outfield, Shane Victorino postpones his 2017 return, and Jung Ho Kang prepares to enter an alcohol treatment program.

McCutchen moving to right field in 2017

The Pirates are ready to move Andrew McCutchen this season, but not to another team. Instead, they’re switching things up in the outfield, where McCutchen will shift from center field to right field, left fielder Starling Marte will be stationed in center, and right fielder Gregory Polanco will take over duties in left field.

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Jose Quintana is still available and Jerry Blevins' return to New York may depend on Juan Lagares' departure.

White Sox pit Texas teams against each other for Quintana

Apparently, the baseball world couldn’t go much longer without some Jose Quintana trade rumors. Things must have been too quiet on that particular front, because there were rumblings originating from Bob Nightengale that the Rangers are stepping up their pursuit of the top man in the White Sox’s rotation. However, the rumor appeared to die about as quickly as it came to life when Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that he hadn’t heard anything recently about the Rangers approaching Chicago about Quintana.

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Tampa Bay wants Jurickson Profar, Minnesota wants bullpen help, and Bronson Arroyo and Justin Masterson want to keep pitching.

Rangers and Rays discussing Profar

The Rays have “checked in with” the Rangers on the possibility of a trade for Jurickson Profar, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The conversation is only exploratory so far, but the need is clear: the Rays have a hole at second base after sending Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers last week. Though Brad Miller is an obvious in-house solution there—another position switch for him, after he moved from short to first midseason last year to accommodate the the Matt Duffy trade—the team’s apparently not closing the door on other choices just yet.

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Brad Miller prepares for a shift to second base, Matt Wieters draws interest around the league, and Chris Tillman awaits an extension offer.

Miller could move to second base

Logan Forsythe is out and Brad Miller, it appears, is in. Since the Rays dealt Forsythe to the Dodgers for right-hander Jose De Leon last week, they’ve been puzzling over how best to anchor their middle infield this season. They could net another second baseman via trade or free agency, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times suggests that an internal solution may play out better for the club.

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