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You could make a case that the most inefficient long-term investments over the past decade have been made with first basemen, because of longstanding conventional wisdom that players at this position could remain effective for longer since less defensive rigor is required at this spot. That thinking seems to be disappearing, with front offices veering
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Near the end of spring training last year, the opinion among then-New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and his coaches was unanimous. According to GM Brian Cashman, Girardi and his staff believed 20-year-old super-prospect Gleyber Torres (now 21) should start the season as the replacement for injured shortstop Didi Gregorius. But Cashman disagreed. Cashman used
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The Houston Astros have received an invitation to visit the White House to be honored as reigning World Series champions, and a team spokesman says they plan to attend. “As the representatives of baseball and the World Series champs, when the White House calls and invites you to come up, it’s something that as an
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San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey said a letter sent out by fellow Hall of Fame member Joe Morgan imploring users of performance-enhancing drugs be kept out of Cooperstown was a shot at Barry Bonds. “You’re naïve if you don’t think it was aimed at Barry,” McCovey told the San Francisco Chronicle. With new names
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