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One of the clown-sized shoes on the feet of the 2018-19 free-agent season has finally dropped: According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Manny Machado has agreed to a reported 10-year, $300 million contract with the … San Diego Padres? Manny Machado is headed to the Padres on the richest deal ever signed by a free agent.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Newcombe has died at the age of 92 after a lengthy illness, the team announced on Tuesday. “Don Newcombe’s presence and life established him as a role model for major leaguers across the country,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten said in a statement. “He was a constant presence at
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Manny Machado, one of the top free agents available on the market, has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday. Machado, a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, made $16 million between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles last season.
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Until Bryce Harper and Manny Machado find homes, it’s difficult to say which team won the offseason. Impossible, even. As for the player who won the winter, well that’s a no-brainer. When Patrick Corbin signed with the Washington Nationals back on Dec. 7 for $140 million over six years, it didn’t seem that anomalous. Sure,
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MESA, Ariz. — On the same day the Cubs announced a partnership with several Chicago-area Muslim organizations, team owner Tom Ricketts expressed surprise over his father’s association with racist and bigoted emails while continuing to distance the Cubs from the controversy. “The emails were unacceptable and have no place,” Ricketts said Monday from Cubs camp.
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NEW YORK — Players’ union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to commissioner Rob Manfred’s assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics. Top free agents Bryce Harper,
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