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Matthews: Sabathia facing the battle of his career

After going through alcohol rehab last fall, CC Sabathia will enter spring training facing the fight of his career for the final spot in the Yankees' rotation.

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For the love of Hendu

The infectious spirit of the late, great Dave Henderson lives on through those who attend the A's and Mariners fantasy experiences he created.

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The best players on really terrible teams

Jason Castro, Jose Fernandez and Darwin Barney are three players who had great seasons for losing teams over the past several years.

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The all-time age-40 All-Star team

If David Ortiz repeats his stats from last year, he could be the best-ever 40-year-old DH. Here's a look at the greatest age-40 seasons by position.

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Blengino: Explaining current state of FA market

The rejection of qualifying offers by a number of players are among the reasons why so many quality free agents remain unsigned this late in the offseason. Tony Blengino breaks down the factors.

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Rogers: Cubs' Heyward just one of the guys now

Jason Heyward will be a big part of what the Cubs do in the coming years, but on a team packed with young stars, the most expensive player in franchise history isn't being asked to carry the club.

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Blengino: Explaining current state of FA market

The rejection of qualifying offers by a number of players are among the reasons why so many quality free agents remain unsigned this late in the offseason. Tony Blengino breaks down the factors.

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Simon: Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of starting pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts.

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Sarris: Four pitchers who could become aces

Using Dallas Keuchel's career as a road map, we found several pitchers who enter 2016 with a chance to deliver the type of results that, at first glance, you wouldn't think they were capable of.

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Olney: Puig, Rendon lead list of 'Linchpin Guys'

Buster Olney picks 14 players -- starting with the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the Nationals' Anthony Rendon -- whose performances could determine their teams' playoff chances in 2016.

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What can be done about tanking?

Buster Olney speaks with agent Scott Boras and other baseball minds about what MLB can do to prevent teams from tanking full seasons in order to win down the road.

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CC Sabathia: Best I've felt in 3 years

The Yankees LHP, who spent a month in a rehab facility in October to battle an alcohol problem, is feeling strong, telling the New York Post: "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body." Battling for starting job

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The best players on really awful teams

Even when a team loses 100-plus games, players having great seasons are still in that dugout -- so who have been the best players on the worst teams recently? Astros, Marlins, Cubs

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Fenway Park, like you've never seen it

A 140-foot high snowboarding ramp that's three times the size of the Green Monster at baseball's oldest park? You have to see it to believe it

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Executives believe it'll be very difficult for Dexter Fowler to get more than the 2-year, $20 million deal that Howie Kendrick got from LAD.

Yu Darvish aiming for May or June return

The Rangers' All-Star SP missed all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He said his rehabilitation is going well and felt he could throw 95 mph if the team would let him. Darvish is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA and 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 career innings.