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MLB teams drop big money on star players in chase for playoffs, revenue

As teams shell out big money on single players in hopes of a postseason run, baseball organizations have increasingly turned toward a school of financial analysts to determine the monetary value of a player, and the financial benefits of a successful postseason. Source link: Click here for more

MLB banned substance list: MLB will test for opioids following the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, marijuana is no longer a “drug of abuse”

CBS News
Major League Baseball is making major updates to its drug testing policies. The league announced Thursday it will starting testing for opioids and cocaine, but has removed marijuana from its list of banned substances.  Until now, tests have been limited to performance-enhancing substances and banned stimulants. The new program calls...
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Astros: MLB sign-stealing investigation expands

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4OTYwMzYzNzc2MTg5OTI4/aj-hinch-winter-meetings.jpg Tom Verducci Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sport SAN DIEGO — The Major League Baseball investigation into the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal has expanded to include the 2018 season, while investigators comb through more than 70,000 e-mail correspondences and telephone records of Astros club personnel in addition to more than 70...

How does Strasburg affect Braves, Donaldson

Mark Bowman SAN DIEGO — Asked about Stephen Strasburg’s decision to remain with the Nationals, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos gave the standard “We really strictly focus on ourselves” response that has long been provided by executives in regard to significant moves made by division rivals. But the Strasburg deal...

Nationals’ focus on Anthony Rendon after Stephen Strasburg signing

Alyson Footer SAN DIEGO — Now that Stephen Strasburg is locked in to a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Nationals, the attention pivots to Washington’s other prized free agent, third baseman Anthony Rendon. It’s anyone’s guess if the Nationals have a realistic chance to sign him after committing so...

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