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Diamondbacks return Rule 5 Draft pick Tyler Jones to Yankees
March 24th, 2017 at 6:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** Cashman indicates Yankees will use off-days to skip fifth starter early in the season (Getty) The Diamondbacks have returned Rule 5 Draft pick Tyler Jones to the Yankees, both teams announced earlier today. That means Jones, a right-handed reliever, cleared waivers and was removed from the 40-man roster....

Fantasy Baseball: Sizing up critical position battles
March 15th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Now that opening day is two-and-a-half weeks away, fantasy drafts are in full swing. It's just late enough that major league rosters are starting to take shape, but still early enough that there are several key position battles that have yet to be settled. In a perfect fantasy world,...

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest
February 19th, 2017 at 11:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League...

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017
February 15th, 2017 at 1:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets ready to take batting practice during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports There are few positions that are both more fun - while simultaneously difficult - to breakdown than first base....

Relief ace Javier Lopez retires from MLB
February 8th, 2017 at 5:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Lopez was a vital part of four championship bullpens between Boston and San Francisco. John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports Long time MLB reliever Javier Lopez has thrown his last pitch. Lopez, who pitched with the San Francisco Giants from 2010-2016, announced his retirement on Tuesday. "More than anything, it's...