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Top 10 first basemen: The Gold(schmidt) standard

First base is loaded with talent in Major League Baseball, but Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt is the best of the best. Who else made Buster Olney's top 10 first base rankings?

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Olney: Are Price, Red Sox a match?

There's a strong expectation in the industry that the Red Sox will make the biggest offer to David Price. What's not known at this point, however, is if Price really wants to pitch in Boston.

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Schoenfield: Who's in the running to sign Heyward?

Jason Heyward could get close to $200 million on the free-agent market. While that price tag eliminates most teams from pursuing him, there are five clubs that stand out as potential landing spots.


Bowden: Breaking down baseball's contenders and pretenders

With the winter meetings in Nashville looming, Jim Bowden checks in on the status of all 30 MLB teams -- from the favorites to the retoolers to the rebuilders -- and takes stock of what each needs to accomplish this offseason.

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Marchand: Cano back to Bronx? Don't bet on it

Is Robinson Cano dissatisfied in Seattle? Perhaps, but we've got five reasons a return to New York is a major long shot for the former Yankees second baseman.

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MLB Buyer's Guide series, top free agents

Keith Law provides a comprehensive preview of the offseason landscape with his top-50 free agents and a look at FAs, trade candidates by position.

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Top 10 starting pitchers: Who's No. 2?

Buster Olney's list of the top 10 starting pitchers in MLB puts Clayton Kershaw at the top. But who comes next? It might be a bit of a surprise.

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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Nationals making play for O'Day

The MLB hot stove season is going strong, and speculation is heating up about the Nationals' pursuit of Darren O'Day, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing Sunday.

Mays and Berra remind us of the positive traits of American character (1:00)
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Bowden: Ten big-name players who could be traded

Blockbuster trades are becoming the norm in baseball. Jim Bowden ranks the top players -- including Aroldis Chapman and Starlin Castro -- who are most likely to be dealt this winter.

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Crasnick: The marketing of Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes' representatives are going all out in their approach to selling the free-agent outfielder, highlighted by a book they're distributing about the impact he can have on a team.

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Schoenfield: Donaldson, Harper deserving MVPs

You have to hand it to them: American League MVP Josh Donaldson kept delivering big hit after big hit down the stretch, while National League MVP Bryce Harper -- the youngest unanimous winner ever -- was the best hitter in the majors this year.

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20dJim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

Bowden/Law/Olney: MLB Future Power Ranks

As we head into the offseason, Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.


David Ortiz @davidortiz

Happy Thanksgiving 2 everyone!!!! Thankful and blessed 4 so many things but most importantly 4 my family......feliz dia de gracias a todos!!! Agradecido y bendecido por tantas cosas pero lo mas importante mi familia

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#happythanksgiving to my family, friends, fans and followers!!! Enjoy gettin' your #gobble on!!! #bethankful

First Take is thankful for sports

From the Mets making the World Series to the Clippers and Mavericks emoji drama to Michigan State defeating Michigan, First Take has a lot for which to be thankful.


Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for my awesome family, friends & followers. And also that the World Series was over before Thanksgiving!

From The Mag: A Giant friendship

San Francisco's most gripping sports story isn't on the playing field. It's up in the broadcast booth, where one of the team's most popular and enduring figures is fighting an epic battle ... with a little help. Krukow and Kuiper

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We're thankful for YOU! Happy Thanksgiving, #Royals fans!


Happy Thanksgiving #RedSoxNation! Today and everyday we're thankful for our fans!