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Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

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Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday, his son, Daron, announced on social media. He was 75. “Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night,” Daron Sutton wrote on Twitter. “He......

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at 81

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, has died after a long fight with cancer, the......

Five Teams That Should Trade for Kris Bryant

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Will Laws The Cubs are entering a period of change. Theo Epstein is gone. Other key pieces of Chicago’s core may be on their way out too, starting with Kris Bryant.  The former MVP slogged through 34 games this year......

Braves sign RHP Morton to 1 year, $15M deal

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9:28 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Right-hander Charlie Morton signed a one-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, further bolstering the rotation of a team that fell a game short......

Charlie Morton Signs One-Year, $15M Deal With Braves

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Braves have signed starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a one-year, $15 million deal, the team announced Tuesday morning.  MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand was first to report the news. The Braves had shown a strong interest in the 37-year-old this offseason. Morton will add a high-quality veteran presence......

Dodgers, Yanks part of ESPN’s Opening Day slate

ESPN
The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin defense of their World Series championship on the road against the Colorado Rockies as part of an Opening Day quadruple-header to be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday, April 1, 2021. In all, ESPN will cover 11 season-opening games, involving 19 different teams, over the......

How Freddie Freeman won 2020 National League MVP

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A season that started on the COVID-19 restricted list ended with the 2020 NL MVP for Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Here’s a closer look at the stats and performances that separated Freeman from finalists Mookie Betts and Manny Machado for the award. The number that says it best......

Freeman beats out Betts, Machado for NL MVP

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed “please don’t take me.” Freeman got 28 of the 30 first-place ballots in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of......

Source: Angels name Braves’ Minasian new GM

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Perry Minasian, an assistant general manager with the Atlanta Braves, is the new GM of the Los Angeles Angels, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Minasian, who will replace Billy Eppler, was among five candidates who advanced into the second round of interviews this week and was seen as......

Source: Braves’ Minasian favored for Angels’ GM

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Perry Minasian, an assistant general manager with the Atlanta Braves, is the front-runner to be the Los Angeles Angels‘ new GM, a source told ESPN on Wednesday night. A decision is expected Thursday. Minasian has spent the past three years working alongside Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos and......

Lindor AND Springer to the Mets? Ozuna to the Astros? Offseason predictions for all 30 MLB teams

ESPN
This is not the offseason to make predictions. As Buster Olney and Jeff Passan have already outlined, due to the financial conditions in the sport due to the shortened season with no fans in the stands — and the uncertainty of what will happen in 2021 — there will be......

Acuna among four Braves to earn Silver Sluggers

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Four Atlanta Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at every position in each league. Winning from the Braves were Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna, who each won the award for......

One great 2020 moment for all 30 MLB teams

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7:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” Before the year began, when we wondered whether the World Series champion would get an asterisk for the season being so short/anomalous/weird, I offered this prediction: The......

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