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Schoenfield: Five free agents worth the gamble

Many veteran free agents remain unsigned and, apparently, unwanted. That being said, there are five free agents still on the market who could be worth the risk.

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Best Thing I Saw/Heard Today: SVP's greatest ever (1:35)
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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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How does Greg Bird's injury affect the Yankees' plans? (2:39)
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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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Bell: Top 5 injury comebacks to watch

Giancarlo Stanton, set to return after suffering a fractured hamate bone in his left hand last season, is among several players who'll be back on the field after dealing with injuries in 2015.

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Breaking down the Braves' rebuilding phase (2:56)
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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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Schoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes

While Babe Ruth is among five all-time greats who were elected to the Hall's first class in 1936, the greatness doesn't stop there.

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Inside-the-park home run highlights opening day of Caribbean Series (0:37)
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Bryce Harper's future: Nationals vs. Yankees

Jim Bowden argues the Nationals will have to make Bryce Harper the highest-paid player ever to keep him from the Yankees. Will he stay or will he go? Eddie Matz and Andrew Marchand debate.

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Olney: Preparing for Big Papi's finale

Derek Jeter will be remembered as a player who won more than anyone in his era, but he played a major role in the Yankees' losing in his last season -- and the Red Sox need to avoid that with David Ortiz. Learning from NYY (Insider)

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Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Gran final de la Serie del Caribe Santo Domingo 2016 este domingo a las 3 pm ET. Tigres de Aragua (Venezuela) chocará con Venados de Mazatlán (México) en el estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal de la capital de República Dominicana. El partido será transmitido por ESPNews en Estados Unidos.

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David Ortiz from July 2nd onward last season: 74 games, 49 extra-base hits, 72 RBI, .318 BA, .690 SLG, 43 walks, 48 strikeouts.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Venados de Mazatlán, de México, venció 7-2 a Tigres de Ciego de Avila, de Cuba, para avanzar a la final de la Serie del Caribe Santo Domingo 2016, contra Tigres de Aragua, de Venezuela. México, que tiene récord de 5-0 en el torneo, ha jugado en todas las finales desde que el clásico caribeño agregó playoffs en el 2013. Cuba terminó con marca de 1-4.

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Cubano Lázaro Armenteros, mejor conocido como "Lazarito", tuvo el sábado una sesión privada de entrenamientos en academia de Atlanta Braves en República Dominicana. "Lazarito" tendrá una última sesión privada el lunes con un "equipo misterioso". El miércoles, el fenomenal jardinero cubano de 16 años podrá firmar con un equipo de las ligas mayores.

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Under Armour athletes: NFL MVP Cam Newton, NBA MVP Steph Curry, NHL MVP Carey Price, MLB NL MVP Bryce Harper, PGA Tour POY Jordan Spieth

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Cubanos Alexei Bell y Yordanis Linares tendrán sesiones de trabajo ante scouts de Grandes Ligas los días 15 y 16 de febrero, respectivamente, en el estadio de béisbol de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California en Mexicali, México. Las exhibiciones arrancarán a las 10 am, informó Charisse Espinosa, representante de los jugadores.

Watch: Caribbean Series semifinals

Mexico, which went undefeated in round-robin play, takes on Cuba, which won Friday to reach the semis, for a spot in the finals against Venezuela. Ex-MLB infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has a 1.056 OPS for Mexico, while Cuba is led by Yuliesky Gourriel, who is hitting .471. Live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

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Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Tigres de Aragua, de Venezuela, derrotó 13-3 a Cangrejeros de Santurce, de Puerto Rico, en la primera semifinal de la Serie del Caribe Santo Domingo 2016. Aragua enfrentará en la fina del domingo al ganador de esta noche entre Tigres de Ciego de Avila, de Cuba, y Venados de Mazatlán, de México.

Enrique Rojas ESPNdeportes 

Tigres de Aragua, de Venezuela, va ganando 3-1 en el 5to inning a Cangrejeros de Santurce, de Puerto Rico, en la primera semifinal de la Serie del Caribe Santo Domingo 2016. Tigres de Ciego de Avila, de Cuba, chocará con Venados de Mazatlán, de México, en la segunda semifinal, esta noche. La gran final de la Serie del Caribe se jugará el domingo en la tarde en el estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal.