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04-27

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What You Need to Know: Nuts To Strasburg!
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Ian Frazer

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Shenanigans!
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Daniel Rathman

04-23

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What You Need to Know: Baseball on Ice!
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Chris Mosch

04-22

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What You Need to Know: Ike!
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Daniel Rathman

04-21

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What You Need to Know: April 21, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Fiiiiiiiiiiight!
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Ian Frazer

04-17

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What You Need to Know: April 17, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-16

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What You Need to Know: Canoooooooooooo!
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Daniel Rathman

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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What You Need to Know: April 14, 2015
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Chris Mosch

04-13

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What You Need to Know: April 13, 2015
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Ian Frazer

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Definitely Harvey
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Chris Mosch

04-09

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What You Need to Know: Yo, Adrian
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Daniel Rathman

04-08

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What You Need to Know: A Shift in Colorado
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Chris Mosch

04-07

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What You Need to Know: Baseball Happened, Will Continue To Happen
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Daniel Rathman

09-29

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What You Need to Know: September 29, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-26

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What You Need to Know: September 26, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-25

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What You Need to Know: September 25, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-24

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What You Need to Know: September 24, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-23

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What You Need to Know: September 23, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-22

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What You Need to Know: September 22, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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What You Need to Know: September 19, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-18

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What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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What You Need to Know: September 17, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-16

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What You Need to Know: September 16, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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What You Need to Know: September 12, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-11

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What You Need to Know: September 11, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-10

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What You Need to Know: September 10, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-09

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What You Need to Know: September 9, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-08

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What You Need to Know: Sept. 8, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-05

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What You Need to Know: September 5, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-04

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What You Need to Know: September 4, 2014
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Chris Mosch

09-03

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What You Need to Know: September 3, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-02

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What You Need to Know: September 2, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-29

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What You Need to Know: August 29, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-28

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What You Need to Know: August 28, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-27

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What You Need to Know: August 27, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-26

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What You Need to Know: August 26, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-25

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What You Need to Know: August 25, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-22

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What You Need to Know: August 22, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-21

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What You Need to Know: August 21, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-20

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What You Need to Know: August 20, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-18

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What You Need to Know: August 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-15

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What You Need to Know: August 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-14

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What You Need to Know: August 14, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-13

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What You Need to Know: August 13, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

08-12

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What You Need to Know: August 12, 2014
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Chris Mosch

08-11

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What You Need to Know: August 11, 2014
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

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April 9, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Yo, Adrian

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers first baseman makes history, Carlos Carrasco makes good on his extension, and the Twins make a mockery out of playing the outfield.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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April 8, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Shift in Colorado

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Chris Mosch

The Rockies get creative, the Dodgers get the first look at Kimbrel in a Padres uniform, and C.J. Wilson erases some memories.

The Tuesday Takeaway
By now it’s clear that defensive shifts have exploded in volume over the past few seasons. The total number of shifts in 2014 was nearly six times that in 2011, with teams like the Astros, Yankees, Pirates and Rays racing to the forefront of the sport’s latest trend. One laggard in the new shift-crazed world has been the Rockies, who finished dead last in shifts last season with 114, according to the latest Bill James Handbook. However, the Rockies might not be sitting in the shift cellar for much longer.


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Lots of storylines on a day that hardly needs them.

The Monday Takeaway
The Red Sox tried during the past offseason to pry Cole Hamels away from the Phillies. They were willing to part with valuable assets to bring the left-hander to Boston. But players perceived by the front office as future cornerstones were off the table.


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September 29, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 29, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The final day of the season has more drama than we were expecting; the Monday after the season, however, will have far less than we were hoping. That, plus a number of players who hit significant milestones.

Last year, the Marlins finished the regular season with a no-hitter by Henderson Alvarez. This year, with Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals doing the honors, the shoe was on the other foot.

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September 26, 2014 2:50 am

What You Need to Know: September 26, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

Derek Jeter manages a hell of a send-off at Yankee Stadium, the playoff races are winding to a close, and previews from the final weekend of regular-season action.

The Thursday Takeaway
A tie game in the bottom of the ninth inning. A fast runner on second base. The stage was set. For this:


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September 25, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 25, 2014

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Chris Mosch

Alleged sign stealing and benches clearing spoils a fine duel in Detroit, Phil Hughes sets a record in amusing fashion, plus more from Wednesday and previews for Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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September 24, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 24, 2014

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Chris Mosch

Felix Hernandez picks a bad time for his worst outing of the year, and more of yesterday's action. Plus what to watch today.

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September 23, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 23, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

Lots of good pitching, occasional horrible pitching, and long, LONG game highlight yesterday's action.

The Monday Takeaway

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September 22, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 22, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Tigers and Royals play one of the games of the year, while the rest of the wild card races have exciting weekends.

From good pitching to timely hitting, questionable bunting to controversial umpiring—and on the heels of the early excitement, a dose of late-inning drama—Saturday’s American League Central battle between the Tigers and Royals had it all.

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September 19, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 19, 2014

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Chris Mosch

The A's lose yet again, the rest of yesterday's action, and what to keep an eye on this weekend.

The Thursday Takeaway

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September 18, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Angels get to celebrate, the Dodgers get Coors'd, the Giants and Royals close gaps, and Brandon McCarthy is immaculate.

One of the reasons Dodgers manager Don Mattingly chose Carlos Frias to take the place of the injured Hyun-jin Ryu for yesterday’s start at Coors Field is that the left-hander “has been a strike thrower.” True to form, Frias notched strikes with nearly two-thirds of his pitches on Wednesday and did not walk a batter. But the good news ended there.

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September 17, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 17, 2014

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Chris Mosch

The Beltway teams clinch, more action from yesterday, and tonight's premium pitching matchups.

The Tuesday Takeaway

With the Nationals sporting an 11 1/2–game lead over the Braves in the NL East and the Orioles running away with the AL East, 12 1/2 games ahead of the Blue Jays entering Tuesday, it was inevitable that the two Beltway clubs would be playing when the calendar flips to October. For the nation’s capital, Tuesday night was as exhilarating as it gets, as the two clubs officially punched their playoff ticket on the same night with wins over their division foes.

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