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  • Rays moving camp site due to hurricane damage
    • Rays moving camp site due to hurricane damage
    The Rays said they intend to explore several options before making a decision on where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp opens....2022
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  • • Rays won't hold Spring Training in Port Charlotte due to storm damage
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  • • Outside The Confines: Winter is here
    Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry has passed. The Winter Meetings are about to start. Where will Aaron Judge and Trea Turner sign? And other news from around baseball. Good morning. The best week of the winter is upon us. At least, we hope every year that the Winter Meetings are the best week of the winter. Hall-of-Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry ...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: December 1
    Robin Ventura, center, had the GWRBI in his first game back in 1997 after a horrifying spring injury. One week after this win, the White Sox front office gave up on the season, with the White Flag trade. Ventura was, to say it straight, pissed. | VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images Two franchise legends leave 1956 It was the first of many awards won in his Hall of Fame career. Luis Aparic...2022
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  • • How was Dylan Lee so good in 2022?
    Despite making his major league debut in 2021 and starting* a World Series game, Dylan Lee came into the 2022 season seen as depth and not much else. In fact, When Kenley Jansen signed with the club in Spring Training, the lefty gave up his #74 for nothing and was given #89, a number usually […] How was Dylan Lee so good in 2022? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Co...2022
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  • 2023 likely to be final season for Tigers' Miguel Cabrera
    • 2023 likely to be final season for Tigers' Miguel Cabrera
    The 2023 campaign is the final guaranteed season of the 10-year extension Cabrera inked with the Tigers during 2014 spring training....2022
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  • • Angels, Chris Devenski Agree To Minor League Contract
    The Angels have reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with right-hander Chris Devenski. The 32-year-old receives an invitation to major league Spring Training. Devenski made 13 big league appearances this past season. He opened the year with the Diamondbacks and was selected onto the MLB roster in late July. That marked a culmination of a…...2022
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  • • Miguel Cabrera: 2023 Likely To Be Final Season
    The 2023 campaign is the final guaranteed season of the ten-year extension Miguel Cabrera inked with the Tigers during 2014 Spring Training. It also increasingly looks as if it’ll be the last year of Cabrera’s illustrious career. Speaking with Christina De Nicola of MLB.com, the 12-time All-Star indicated he’s leaning towards retirement at the end of next…...2022
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  • • Angels Sign Jonathan Holder To Minor League Deal
    The Angels have signed right-hander Jonathan Holder to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com (hat tip to Sam Blum of The Athletic.) Holder will presumably be invited to major league Spring Training, though no official announcement on that matter has been made. He’s been assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake…...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 26
    Speedster Ron LeFlore turned his career-high (and still Expos/Nats franchise record) 97 steals into a lucrative contract with the White Sox. | Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images Three additions: two great, one horrible 1976 It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured third baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with the White Sox. ...2022
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  • • Grading the White Sox: Michael Kopech
    He’s a stud — but lose the ’stache, Michael. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports Over Thanksgiving break, let’s be thankful for this young ace At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from head of the class Dylan Cease all the way down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to trot out our special site grades — but really for all...2022
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
    Michael Kopech throws a pitch in Seattle in 2022, mostly healthy for the moment. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Light Special at Rick Hahn’s Damaged Goods Emporium fWAR: 1.0bWAR: 2.2WARP: 0.8 He should stay The second piece of the Chris Sale trade, the White Sox are still heavily invested in getting everything they can out of Kopech’s exceptional upside. He carried a stellar 1....2022
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  • • Steinbrenner thinks Volpe, Peraza will get Spring Training looks
    2022
  • • Today in White Sox History: November 24
    In spring training 1977, Steve Stone wasn’t inked into the White Sox rotation. By season’s end, he had the most wins on staff. A sort of homecoming for Steve Stone 1976 The first free agent signing in franchise history became one of a bevy of bargain-basement deals that turned out well for the White Sox in 1977. Steve Stone inked a deal for his second go-around with the team. Coming off o...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: December 1
    Robin Ventura, center, had the GWRBI in his first game back in 1997 after a horrifying spring injury. One week after this win, the White Sox front office gave up on the season, with the White Flag trade. Ventura was, to say it straight, pissed. | VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images Two franchise legends leave 1956 It was the first of many awards won in his Hall of Fame career. Luis Aparic...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 26
    Speedster Ron LeFlore turned his career-high (and still Expos/Nats franchise record) 97 steals into a lucrative contract with the White Sox. | Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images Three additions: two great, one horrible 1976 It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured third baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with the White Sox. ...2022
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
    Michael Kopech throws a pitch in Seattle in 2022, mostly healthy for the moment. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Light Special at Rick Hahn’s Damaged Goods Emporium fWAR: 1.0bWAR: 2.2WARP: 0.8 He should stay The second piece of the Chris Sale trade, the White Sox are still heavily invested in getting everything they can out of Kopech’s exceptional upside. He carried a stellar 1....2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 24
    In spring training 1977, Steve Stone wasn’t inked into the White Sox rotation. By season’s end, he had the most wins on staff. A sort of homecoming for Steve Stone 1976 The first free agent signing in franchise history became one of a bevy of bargain-basement deals that turned out well for the White Sox in 1977. Steve Stone inked a deal for his second go-around with the team. Coming off o...2022
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  • • Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?
    Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen at Blue Jays Spring Training in 2021 | Toronto Blue Jays/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports The Jays have three good catchers, and would like some depth elsewhere. Could the Cubs provide that in trade? The Cubs are looking for a catcher to pair with Yan Gomes, now that Willson Contreras is a free agent and not likely to return. The Blue Jays have two good ca...2022
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  • • 2022 Player Review: Mike Soroka
    Mike was not just the best pitcher on the Braves but finished 6th in the Cy Young voting and 2nd in Rookie of the Year. He started the year late after a concerning shoulder injury in Spring Training which apparently happened while weight lifting. After last year’s finish where he spent forever on the DL with an … Continue reading "2022 Player Review: Mike Soroka" The post 2022 Player Review:...2022
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  • • Nick Senzel Undergoes Toe Surgery, Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training
    Reds outfielder Nick Senzel underwent surgery to repair a fractured toe on his left foot last week, reports Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He’s expected to be ready for Spring Training, but it looks as if his offseason routine could be impacted to some extent. Senzel fractured the toe after he crashed into the outfield…...2022
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  • Orthopedic surgeon discusses if Jacob deGrom is an injury risk
    • Orthopedic surgeon discusses if Jacob deGrom is an injury risk
    The two-time Cy Young winner missed the second half of the 2021 season because of elbow problems and then was sidelined from the end of spring training through July this year due to a stress reaction in the scapula of his pitching shoulder....2022
  • • Luke Smailes’ White Sox Offseason Plan
    Squeeze those pennies, guys! | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Budgets are tight these days, so let’s try and thread the needle Apparently, I have around $180 million to work with. Without making a single free agent signing or trade, I’m already at more than $160 million, so let’s get creative. Arbitration-eligibles Dylan Cease $5.3 million TenderMichael Kopech $2.2 million TenderLuca...2022
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  • • Ruthless efficiency: White Sox non-tender Engel, Mendick, Payton
    Adam Engel: “The White Sox have no outfielders and they cut us loose. Danny Mendick: Who’s gonna want us?” Engel: “Don’t worry, kid, anywhere is better.” | Ron Vesely/Getty Images If only this meant the replacements would be better In lieu of a full-on, immediate feature outlining the non-tender of Adam Engel, Danny Mendick and Mark Payton on Friday night, here’s a glimpse at our staff dis...2022
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Spring Training lifestyle

  • • South Side Soxivus 2022: Worst Games of the Year
    Bennett Sousa wonders why he wasn’t allowed to get one final strike on Trea Turner, as fans sit, stunned, after “1-2 Intentional Walk, Part 1.” | David Banks-USA TODAY Sports There were at least 81 choices, so stroll through the schedule and relive some of the worst moments of the year We started this Soxivus season with the Calling of Managers, then moving on to Grievances and Feats of S...2022
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  • • What am I feeling, exactly?
    Like the ageless Carlton Fisk, our White Sox fandom knows few bounds. | Set Number: X44360 When die-hard meets die, hard Even in a baseball season as disappointing as this one, there is still that “feeling” I get when I’m driving to the park, turning on the television, or streaming the radio broadcast. What IS that feeling? Anticipation, dread, excitement, nervousness? Probably all of the...2022
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  • • Top 100 Outfielders For 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Spring Training Edition #1
    Isn't it great to have baseball back? I can't wait to go to a park, have a beer and brat and hear the crack of the bat again. This week we take our first look at what's going down in Spring Training as a follow-up to the Top 100 Outfielders, where the palm trees and the cacti grow. Now that camps are getting into the swing of things it's time for some minor housekeeping with the board. We venture ...2021

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Spring Training trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Outside The Confines: Winter is here
    Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry has passed. The Winter Meetings are about to start. Where will Aaron Judge and Trea Turner sign? And other news from around baseball. Good morning. The best week of the winter is upon us. At least, we hope every year that the Winter Meetings are the best week of the winter. Hall-of-Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry ...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: December 1
    Robin Ventura, center, had the GWRBI in his first game back in 1997 after a horrifying spring injury. One week after this win, the White Sox front office gave up on the season, with the White Flag trade. Ventura was, to say it straight, pissed. | VINCENT LAFORET/AFP via Getty Images Two franchise legends leave 1956 It was the first of many awards won in his Hall of Fame career. Luis Aparic...2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 26
    Speedster Ron LeFlore turned his career-high (and still Expos/Nats franchise record) 97 steals into a lucrative contract with the White Sox. | Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images Three additions: two great, one horrible 1976 It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured third baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with the White Sox. ...2022
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
    Michael Kopech throws a pitch in Seattle in 2022, mostly healthy for the moment. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Light Special at Rick Hahn’s Damaged Goods Emporium fWAR: 1.0bWAR: 2.2WARP: 0.8 He should stay The second piece of the Chris Sale trade, the White Sox are still heavily invested in getting everything they can out of Kopech’s exceptional upside. He carried a stellar 1....2022
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 24
    In spring training 1977, Steve Stone wasn’t inked into the White Sox rotation. By season’s end, he had the most wins on staff. A sort of homecoming for Steve Stone 1976 The first free agent signing in franchise history became one of a bevy of bargain-basement deals that turned out well for the White Sox in 1977. Steve Stone inked a deal for his second go-around with the team. Coming off o...2022
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  • • Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?
    Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen at Blue Jays Spring Training in 2021 | Toronto Blue Jays/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports The Jays have three good catchers, and would like some depth elsewhere. Could the Cubs provide that in trade? The Cubs are looking for a catcher to pair with Yan Gomes, now that Willson Contreras is a free agent and not likely to return. The Blue Jays have two good ca...2022
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  • • Twins Have Reportedly Made Multiple Offers To Carlos Correa
    Arguably the biggest question for the Twins this offseason is how they’ll address shortstop. Minnesota’s shocking Spring Training signing of Carlos Correa solved the position for the 2022 campaign, but it’s again up in the air after the two-time All-Star opted out of the final two years on his contract. That Correa’s now back on the…...2022
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  • • Twins Re-Sign Elliot Soto To Minor League Deal
    The Twins have signed infielder Elliot Soto to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at MLB.com. He will presumably get an invite to major league Spring Training, though that hasn’t been officially announced. Soto, 33, signs with the Twins on a minor league deal for the second straight season. In 2022, he…...2022
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  • • Shelby Miller Drawing Interest From Multiple Clubs
    Right-hander Shelby Miller is a free agent that is apparently intriguing some teams around the league. He tells Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle that the Giants offered him a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training but he has major league offers from two clubs. At first glance, it might seem…...2022
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  • • Athletics, Pablo Reyes Agree To Minor League Deal
    The A’s have agreed to a minor league contract with infielder/outfielder Pablo Reyes, per Baseball America’s Chris Hilburn-Trenkle. Presumably, the deal includes an invite to Major League Spring Training, though the team has not formally announced the deal or indicated as much. Reyes was outrighted by the Brewers last month and subsequently became a minor…...2022
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Spring Training stats and results

  • • Today in White Sox History: November 26
    Speedster Ron LeFlore turned his career-high (and still Expos/Nats franchise record) 97 steals into a lucrative contract with the White Sox. | Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images Three additions: two great, one horrible 1976 It was a move that would pay large returns the following season. On this day, injured third baseman Eric Soderholm signed a free agent deal with the White Sox. ...2022
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  • • Grading the White Sox: Michael Kopech
    He’s a stud — but lose the ’stache, Michael. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports Over Thanksgiving break, let’s be thankful for this young ace At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from head of the class Dylan Cease all the way down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to trot out our special site grades — but really for all...2022
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
    Michael Kopech throws a pitch in Seattle in 2022, mostly healthy for the moment. | Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Light Special at Rick Hahn’s Damaged Goods Emporium fWAR: 1.0bWAR: 2.2WARP: 0.8 He should stay The second piece of the Chris Sale trade, the White Sox are still heavily invested in getting everything they can out of Kopech’s exceptional upside. He carried a stellar 1....2022
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  • • Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?
    Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen at Blue Jays Spring Training in 2021 | Toronto Blue Jays/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports The Jays have three good catchers, and would like some depth elsewhere. Could the Cubs provide that in trade? The Cubs are looking for a catcher to pair with Yan Gomes, now that Willson Contreras is a free agent and not likely to return. The Blue Jays have two good ca...2022
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  • • Luke Smailes’ White Sox Offseason Plan
    Squeeze those pennies, guys! | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Budgets are tight these days, so let’s try and thread the needle Apparently, I have around $180 million to work with. Without making a single free agent signing or trade, I’m already at more than $160 million, so let’s get creative. Arbitration-eligibles Dylan Cease $5.3 million TenderMichael Kopech $2.2 million TenderLuca...2022
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  • • Grading the White Sox: Tim Anderson
    As has been the case for a long time now, it’s more about keeping TA on the field than how well he performs when there. | John Fisher/Getty Images It was mostly a season to forget for TA7, and his team At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from the head of the class Dylan Cease down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to ...2022
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  • • Sounds Like Nico Hoerner Extension Could Happen Before Spring Training
    Jed Hoyer said late in the season that the Cubs had a few players in-house who they’d like to extend, with Nico Hoerner standing out as the most obvious candidate. Ian Happ made quite a case for himself with a healthy season that resulted in a Gold Glove, and he’s been very vocal about his … The post Sounds Like Nico Hoerner Extension Could Happen Before Spring Training appeared ...2022
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  • • Grading the White Sox: Romy González
    Still just a mere two seasons from his first pro play at shortstop, Romy González distinguished himself there after his second-half call-up to the South Side. | Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports Surprisingly strong defense makes the mark At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from the head of the class Dylan Cease down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could v...2022
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  • • Grading the White Sox: AJ Pollock
    AJ Pollock brought surprising durability to the diamond in 2022. | Michael Reaves/Getty Images Did he break the chain this season? At midseason, the SSS staff graded the 46-46 White Sox, from the head of the class Dylan Cease down to Dallas Keuchel. We invented a WARsss metric that could very well be just a cute way to trot out our special site grades — but really for all you know could be...2022
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  • • 2022-23 MLB/White Sox/South Side Sox offseason calendar
    Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Our annual guide to everything happening on site and in White Sox baseball, from now till Opening Day While baseball’s offseason deprives us of games, it doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of action over the winter. This past weekend ended the baseball season, and the annual stampede of players to free agency is underway. Add to that, there’s a lot of other busines...2022
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Spring Training parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Outside The Confines: Winter is here
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
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  • • The Cubs will play Canada in a WBC Spring Training game
    Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images This will be something different for the Cubs next spring. When the Cubs’ 2023 Spring Training schedule was released last August, one game against a World Baseball Classic team was listed, March 8, as “TBD.” Sunday, I ran across this tweet: BREAKING:The spring training @WBCBaseball exhibition schedule has been released! Team Israel will faceoff a...2022
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  • • South Side Soxivus 2022: Worst Games of the Year
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  • • Outside the Confines: Houston takes control
    Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Astros won Game 4 with a no-hitter and Game 5 was a thriller. And more news from the World Series and around baseball. I’ve made it clear that I’m completely neutral in this World Series, which has made watching it a lot more enjoyable. I’m able to appreciate the good play on both sides. And we’ve gotten two all-time classic games in Game 4 and 5, even i...2022
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  • • BCB After Dark: Oldie but a goodie?
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks if you think the Cubs should pursue Astros ace Justin Verlander Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the swingin’ show for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. Come on in and join us. No costume require, but you can wear one if you want. The dress code is casual. There are still a fe...2022
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  • • Soxivus 2022: The Airing of Grievances
    These two, man. | Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images With the dust settled on a devastatingly mismanaged White Sox season, a dozen South Side Sox writers come together to wail and moan over all the misdeeds I gotta lot of problems with you people, and now you’re gonna hear about it!— Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza from Seinfeld’s “The Strike.” While ...2022
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  • • New York Mets Top 10 Prospects for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    Like any good Coney Island carnival ride, the Mets’ 2022 season made fans feel some delirious heights of human existence followed by the doubtful dry heaves of an autumn hangover. The future looks promising though, assuming the club can secure this window by re-signing Edwin Diaz and Jacob deGrom.  Format = Position Player | Age on 4/1/2023 | Highest Level Played | Expected Time of...2022
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  • • Outside The Confines: Houston has no problems
    Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images The Astros are dominating the ALCS and the playoffs in general. The Phillies and Padres are locked in battle—in one case brotherly battle. And more news from around MLB. I’m going to assume you all know the Astros lead the Yankees two games to none in the American League Championship Series and the Phillies and Padres are tied at one win each in the Na...2022
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  • • Play the kids
    Photo by Graham Stokes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The solution to the slow start Three games into the season may be too early to panic, but starting 0-3-0 with a -9 goal differential is about as disappointing of a start as the Columbus Blue Jackets could have had. There are any number of things that have gone wrong, but I have a simple solution: Play the kids. Thanks to a series of t...2022
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Top Spring Training news

  • • Atlanta Braves Bring Back Veteran Reliever Jesse Chavez
    The Atlanta Braves bring back maybe the best reliever in baseball (as long as he is wearing a Braves uniform) Jesse Chavez. The Braves ink the reliever to a minor league deal with a chance to compete for a bullpen spot in spring training. Given the superpowers he possesses when he is wearing a Braves […] Atlanta Braves Bring Back Veteran Reliever Jesse Chavez - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take ...2022
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  • Aaron Boone says Gio Urshela will be Yankees’ shortstop
    • Aaron Boone says Gio Urshela will be Yankees’ shortstop
    On Day 1 of Yankees spring training, Aaron Boone said his shortstop is Gio Urshela....2022
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  • Tylor Megill came out of nowhere to become potential Mets saving grace
    • Tylor Megill came out of nowhere to become potential Mets saving grace
    Tylor Megill was barely a blip on the Mets’ radar in spring training....2021
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  • Mets use heads-up loophole to end appeal play against Diamondbacks
    • Mets use heads-up loophole to end appeal play against Diamondbacks
    Buck Showalter flashed J.D. Davis a thumbs-up Sunday for making a heads-up play that the Mets went over in spring training....2022
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  • Toms River’s Ron Marinaccio realizes his Yankees childhood dreams
    • Toms River’s Ron Marinaccio realizes his Yankees childhood dreams
    Ron Marinaccio was living out his dream at Yankees Spring Training and it came true when he was informed that he has officially made the team....2022
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  • The Yankees fan who lost his autographed baseball cards
    • The Yankees fan who lost his autographed baseball cards
    On March 19, an 11-year-old Yankees fan lost his beloved autograph collection at a spring training game. He still can't believe what happened next....2022
  • • Cubs 15, Reds 2: Zach McKinstry, David Bote and Franmil Reyes go deep in this laugher to end the year
    David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs had some fun and breezed to win No. 74. It seems like a very long time ago when the Cubs defeated the Brewers 5-4 at Wrigley Field in the 2022 season opener, but in reality, that was just short of six months ago, the length of a normal baseball season. Wednesday, on a lovely October afternoon that spilled into early evening in Cincinnati, the Cubs booke...2022
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  • MLB delays start of spring training until March 5
    • MLB delays start of spring training until March 5
    Major League Baseball has postponed spring training games through March 5 as CBA negotiations finally start to ramp up, with the league prepared to meet with the MLB Players Association on Monday....2022
  • • Cubs Sign Robinson Chirinos To Major League Deal
    The Cubs announced they’ve signed catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year, major league contact. Fellow backstop Taylor Gushue has been designated for assignment to create space on the active and 40-man rosters. Chirinos signed a minor league deal with the Yankees over the offseason. A Spring Training hit by pitch led to a right wrist fracture that required…...2021
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  • • Blue Jays To Sign Dexter Fowler
    The Blue Jays are expected to sign veteran center fielder Dexter Fowler to a minor league deal with an invite to the remainder of Major League Spring Training, tweets Keegan Matheson of MLB.com. Sportsnet’s Arash Madani first noted that Fowler, a client of Excel Sports Management, had a locker set up in the Jays’ clubhouse.…...2022
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  • • Chris Sale Fractures Wrist, Will Miss Remainder Of Season
    The Red Sox announced Tuesday that lefty Chris Sale suffered a fractured right wrist “during a bicycle accident on Saturday, August 6.” The injury required surgery that will end Sale’s 2022 season. He’s expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training. It’s the latest setback in a mounting pile of injuries for Sale,…...2022
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  • • MLB: Spring Training Games Postponed Until At Least March 5
    Major League Baseball announced Friday that Spring Training games will not begin until at least March 5. A delay to the start of Spring Training was a foregone conclusion amid the ongoing labor strife between the league and the players association, but today’s announcement now makes the delayed schedule official. “We regret that, without a…...2022
  • Sources: MLB talks stall; spring delay likely
    • Sources: MLB talks stall; spring delay likely
    MLB players and executives both anticipate the start of spring training will be postponed after Tuesday's collective bargaining negotiations led to no significant progress between the two sides, sources told ESPN....2022
  • MLB matches union with $1M fund for park staff
    • MLB matches union with $1M fund for park staff
    MLB has launched a $1 million fund to support spring training workers impacted by canceled games, matching the amount of the fund the MLBPA announced last week....2022

Spring Training fantasy rankings and news

  • • Top Dynasty Keepers – A Trio of Phillies
    Spring Training can mean different things to different people. For baseball fans, it means the season is near and there is still hope that your team can win a division title (unless you are a fan of the Pirates - then you have no hope). For the veteran baseball players, it is a chance to work on their timing at the plate or a new pitch while basically getting the body ready for the season. Young ...2022
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  • • Happy Real Baseball For Our Fantasy Teams Day
    *screaming at the top of my lungs* BASEBALL IS BACK!!! Shouldn't it be "at the top of my voice box?" At Razzball, we make you think. Not too hard so your eyes go crossed, because that would not be very nice. See, we're nice too. Baseball is back and, brucely, I couldn't be (water) any happier. The top 500 and my 2022 fantasy baseball rankings are locked. Well, until my top 100 for the 2nd half tha...2022
  • • Mariners Jam A Pearl Into Their OF With J-Rod
    Julio Rodriguez has made the Mariners' Opening Day roster and I'm giving the longest "yeah boi" in history. Due to the longest "yeah boi" in history, I'm feeling lightheaded. Oh my God, I'm floating like Charlie and Grandpa Joe after they had too much fizzy, lifting drink. Is Cougs pumping my office full of helium? I've never felt happiness like this before. Not without dreaming of wearing a costu...2022
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  • • Sean Diego, Manaeafornia
    So, Sean Manaea and the A's are both heading south. Manaea to the Padres, and the A's metaphorically, as they trade away one of their last pieces. Frankie Montas walking around the A's clubhouse like that Will Smith meme. No, the other one. No, not that one. No, he's not smacking anyone. The one where he's by himself. The long-awaited sequel, No Moneyball, being directed by Werner Herzog, and it's...2022
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  • Can the Astros provide plenty of fantasy baseball value in 2022?
    • Can the Astros provide plenty of fantasy baseball value in 2022?
    Eric Karabell discusses his biggest takeaways from the weekend's spring training action, including a young shortstop prospect who may well help Houston maintain their top-of-the-division status....2022
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  • • Top Dynasty Keepers – Lowe vs. India vs. Chisholm
    Spring training is fully underway and fantasy baseball season is now in full force. Thousands of people like you and me have already been in a draft or two (or three or four) while others are still preparing for their first draft (or second, third or fourth). If you need a refresher on my top 125 keepers, please go back and take a gander at my rankings. With the top keepers now listed and out of...2022
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  • • Fantasy Baseball Risers/Fallers: Spring Training Week 1
    Spring has officially sprung on the major league baseball and fantasy baseball season, so it can only mean it’s time for one thing. We get to take extremely small samples from parks that are irrelevant to regular season play and make rash decisions! Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
  • • Top 25 Second Baseman For 2022 Fantasy Baseball: The Preseason Edition
    Good day, Razzball fam, Spring Training is finally underway, more and more free agents are off the board, and trades are being made! This week we’ll be taking a look at second basemen. Second baseman as a whole this year seem to be shallower than shortstops and free agency doesn’t seem to have made a huge impact on the rankings for fantasy purposes. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2022
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  • • Top 100 Hitters: The Top 10
    Throughout the 2022 fantasy baseball season, I will be posting your in season Top 100 Hitters.  These rankings will be kept up to date and posted every other week with a continuation of deep dives on the movers and shakers in the off weeks.  As we roll up to the season, I will be slowly introducing the Top 100 Hitters and adjusting them for all the spring training action.  To get us started as we ...2022
  • • Top Dynasty Keepers: Players 75-51
    I don't know about you, but with no spring training going on and the Owner's lockout not appearing to be coming to an end any time soon, thank goodness for college baseball and fantasy baseball drafts! The college season is off to a great start as my 12-0 Texas Longhorns (Class of '93!) are the No. 1 team and have allowed only 13 runs in the team's first 12 games. Meanwhile, in the first of my ma...2022
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Spring Training schedule, game

  • • Rays moving camp site due to hurricane damage
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  • • Outside The Confines: Winter is here
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  • • Today in White Sox History: December 1
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  • • How was Dylan Lee so good in 2022?
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  • • 2023 likely to be final season for Tigers' Miguel Cabrera
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 26
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  • • Should I Stay or Should I Go: Michael Kopech
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  • • Today in White Sox History: November 24
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  • • Would you trade Ian Happ and Adbert Alzolay for a Blue Jays catcher?
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  • • Orthopedic surgeon discusses if Jacob deGrom is an injury risk
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Spring Training rumors, scandals

  • • Twins Have Reportedly Made Multiple Offers To Carlos Correa
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  • • Outside The Confines: And the winners are...
    Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images The Phillies underdog story couldn’t quite go all the way. Well, friends, the 2022 baseball season is officially over. While there are still awards to be given and a sweltering hot-stove season to look forward to, there will not be any more games played until spring training rolls around next February (provided there are no unforeseen dela...2022
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  • • Outside the Confines: Houston takes control
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  • • Ball-and-strike challenges could be coming to MLB in 2023
    David Richard-USA TODAY Sports There’s more testing going on in the Arizona Fall League. Back in September, I wrote this article here about a ball-and-strike challenge system that was being tested in some minor leagues. Now, MLB is continuing testing this system in the Arizona Fall League. Per this article by Zach Buchanan in The Athletic, and to refresh your memory from my September artic...2022
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  • • Soxivus 2022: The Airing of Grievances
    2022
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  • • Cub Tracks shortens up
    Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images Recent #Cubs,#MLB, and #MiLB news, four days a week. It’ll be interesting after the playoffs. Clark is in Mexico. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor. Welcom...2022
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  • • 2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 146
    David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs fall behind early and their comeback falls short in a 4-3 loss If you had Game 146 of 2022 on your card for when the season would truly feel like a split squad game from Spring Training, kudos to you! The Cubs used six pitchers, none for more than two innings and they used 11 hitters. Eleven isn’t really a huge number to be sure, but in the DH era, the...2022
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  • • Minor League ballplayers officially have a union
    MLBPA chief Tony Clark | Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The MLBPA has been officially named as the representative of most minor league ballplayers in collective bargaining. The Major League Baseball Players Association has officially succeeded in its efforts to unionize the minor leaguers. Arbitrator Martin Schienman officially certified that more than 50 percent of minor league ball...2022
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  • • Brennen Davis, Matt Mervis among 7 Cubs going to the Arizona Fall League
    Brennen Davis bats during a 2022 Spring Training game | Diamond Images/Getty Images Some top Cubs prospects will play baseball in October and November. There’s been lots of speculation as to which Cubs prospects would go to this year’s Arizona Fall League, and today, we know their names: Cubs prospects who are expected to play in the Arizona Fall League include outfielder Brennen Davis, ...2022
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  • • MLBPA launches organizing drive for minor leaguers
    Tony Clark, Executive Director of the MLB Players Association | Getty Images The union leadership is looking to represent minor league ballplayers. Late Sunday night, it was revealed that the Major League Baseball Players Association has begun an organization drive that would make the players’ union the official representatives of minor league ballplayers through collective bargaining. Jo...2022
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