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‘I’m an old man’: Greinke flashes wisdom in milestone start

Zack Greinke earns win in 500th career start \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”zack-greinke-earns-win-in-500th-career-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.5″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”zack-greinke-earns-win-in-500th-career-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.5.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”zack-greinke-earns-win-in-500th-career-start\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.6″:{“content”:”“He said he missed his spot a few times and needed to regroup. So he regrouped,” Matheny said. \”I need to take better notes of the things I hear every day. It’s priceless. And it’s just so smart, too, right? How many of the young guys are …

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Rosenthal: Freddie Freeman’s lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

Rosenthal: Freddie Freeman’s lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

We’re all suckers for it. The departed free agent returns to where he started. Fans shower him with affection. Tears are shed, hugs exchanged. The passage of time makes the bittersweet moment less bitter, more sweet. That’s what you thought you were seeing when Freddie Freeman returned last weekend to Atlanta, right? Well, we know …

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MLB picks: Sizing up Rookie of the Year races as baseball season nears midpoint

MLB picks: Sizing up Rookie of the Year races as baseball season nears midpoint

Throughout the season I’ll do periodic looks for the major awards. I’ve already taken a look multiple times at both MVP and Cy Young odds for each league. Now it’s time to give the kids their due. Let’s take a look at the current Rookie of the Year odds in each league.  National League He’s …

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Senate Judiciary Committee targets MLB's antitrust exemption

Senate Judiciary Committee targets MLB’s antitrust exemption

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has set its sights on Major League Baseball’s century-old antitrust exemption.  Bipartisan members of the committee, including chair Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, have sent a letter to the non-profit Advocates for Minor Leaguers requesting further information on the antitrust exemption and its interplay with …

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Senate asks legality of MLB antitrust exemption

Senate asks legality of MLB antitrust exemption

The Senate Judiciary Committee is questioning the legality of Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, releasing a letter on Tuesday addressed to Advocates for Minor Leaguers asking about its effect on the lives of players. The letter is a bipartisan effort led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Mike Lee …

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Johnson: Leaving Twins for LSU 'toughest thing'

Johnson: Leaving Twins for LSU ‘toughest thing’

CLEVELAND — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over as LSU’s pitching coach. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him. “Very tough,” Johnson …

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7 questions for the MLB trade deadline: Who is the biggest star who could move before Aug. 2?

7 questions for the MLB trade deadline: Who is the biggest star who could move before Aug. 2?

It’s almost July, which means fireworks are approaching — MLB trade deadline fireworks. The deadline is Aug. 2 this year, giving us just over a month for baseball’s contenders to shuffle their cards and play their best hands. There are also a couple twists that could make this deadline particularly unpredictable. With a little over …

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