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2021 All-MLB Team: Shohei Ohtani headlines as two-way star, Dodgers dominate

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Shohei Ohtani continues his historic season with another award after being unanimously voted the American League MVP. The Angels two-way star found himself on both the All-MLB first and second team, landing on the former as a designated hitter and......

Gabe Kapler: Giants manager found success after Phillies failure

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Predictions, finalists and analysis: Everything you need to know about MLB awards week

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We’ve been heading in this direction over the past decade, but it’s now official: The Most Valuable Player Award has become, to the delight of analytics aficionados across baseball land, the best player in the league award. Traditionally, the writers based MVP honors on some sort of undefined fusion of......

Gausman or Ray? Kershaw or Verlander? Breaking down MLB offseason pitching market

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Max Scherzer. Clayton Kershaw. Kevin Gausman. There’s no shortage of pitching talent available in 2021-22 MLB free agency, and championships will be made or broken based on what moves are taken. Buster Olney, Jesse Rogers, Bradford Doolittle and Alden Gonzalez are here to break down what’s at stake in the......

Dodgers’ Friedman: Really hope Kershaw is back

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ decision not to tender a qualifying offer to Clayton Kershaw is not an indication that the team is predisposed to letting him leave. Quite the opposite, it seems. “We’ve made it very clear that if Kershaw wants to come back, he will always......

Source: Dodgers, LHP Heaney reach 1-year deal

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, who entered this offseason with several holes to fill on their pitching staff, signed Andrew Heaney to a one-year contract worth $8.5 million, sources confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Heaney, a 30-year-old left-handed starter, spent the bulk of the past seven years with the crosstown Angels,......

Dodgers don’t offer Kershaw QO before deadline

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NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to free-agent All-Stars Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw. Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline Sunday night. If players reject those offers and sign with......

Way-too-early 2022 MLB Power Rankings

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The Atlanta Braves just won the 2021 World Series by eliminating the Houston Astros in six games — but we’re already looking ahead to next year. Will Atlanta repeat as champions after an unexpected title run? Will the team to beat in all of baseball come from a stacked AL......

Pujols thrilled to play in D.R., not ready to retire

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Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Albert Pujols is set to fulfill a promise of playing in the Dominican Professional Baseball League this winter and said he wants to continue playing in the majors until “I feel I can’t play anymore.” Pujols, who was officially introduced Friday as the newest player......

NWSL: Part-owner of Dodgers, Lakers in talks to buy Washington Spirit

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Horrifying memories below: The most haunting plays in MLB postseason in the past 30 years

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The history of playoff baseball is as much about the haunting defeats as the unforgettable moments and victories. Picking one play that haunts fans is pretty much impossible, but like the people who eat candy corn, let’s do something we shouldn’t do and choose one. First, however, here are a......

Ohtani, Harper among Players Choice winners

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Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Robbie Ray highlighted the list of those who claimed Players Choice Awards for the 2021 season. The awards, announced Thursday on ESPN, are presented by the Major League Baseball Players Association and are voted on by the players themselves. Ohtani and Ray were......

Braves beat Dodgers in Game 6 of NLCS to advance to World Series

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Joc Pederson pearls: Braves outfielder’s necklace origin story

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Stephanie Apstein LOS ANGELES — Gabe Arik has made jewelry for baseball players for two decades. He creates the engagement rings they use to propose, the gifts they give, the necklaces and earrings they wear on the field. He estimates......

Report: Max Scherzer Won’t Start NLCS Game 6 For Dodgers

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Marcus Krum Dodgers ace Max Scherzer, slated to start Saturday’s crucial Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves, won’t make the start, per reports. Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times was the first to report.......

Source: Dodgers’ Scherzer won’t start Game 6

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Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, sources told ESPN, confirming news first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Scherzer’s replacement for Saturday night at Truist Park is not yet known, but there is no logical choice to face the......

Against all odds, here come the Dodgers — now how far can they push the Braves?

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LOS ANGELES — When Chris Taylor hit his third homer of the game in the seventh inning, Braves manager Brian Snitker sat in his dugout chair and stared, unblinking, at some random spot in the Dodger Stadium outfield. What was taking place in front of him, and his reaction to......

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