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How $161m slugger Chris Davis ended up in the worst slump in MLB history

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis just set a new record for the longest hitless streak in MLB history. It’s possible we’ve never seen a hitter this lost at the plateThe beauty of professional baseball is that it has been around for 150 years …

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How $161m slugger Chris Davis ended up in the worst slump in MLB history

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis just set a new record for the longest hitless streak in MLB history. It’s possible we’ve never seen a hitter this lost at the plateThe beauty of professional baseball is that it has been around for 150 years …

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Yasiel Puig puts batting coach in headlock during Pirates-Reds mass brawl

Four players ejected after confrontation in PittsburghFight sparked after Chris Archer throws behind Derek DietrichCincinnati’s Derek Dietrich admired a home run off Chris Archer in the second inning, and two innings later the Pittsburgh Pirates starte…

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Why baseball spent more than $1bn on three players in a month

Three of the richest contracts in sports history would appear to bust the baseball-is-dying narrative, but underlying trends have exposed a rot within the mechanics of the sport’s economicsThe three generational talents on Major League Baseball’s free-…

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‘Traitor’ Bryce Harper slams home run – and flips bat – on return to Nationals

Slugger left Washington for rivals Phillies in off-seasonHits long home-run in 8-2 victory for new teamPhiladelphia off to their best start in over a centuryShowered by raindrops and jeers for much of the game, Bryce Harper put a bat-flipping, celebrat…

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MLB 2019 predictions: Harper to lead Phillies to World Series glory

Will Mike Trout’s mega contract with the Angels drive him to greater heights? Who will win the Cy Young? Our writers have their say on the new seasonThe influx of young talent, but specifically Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The son of The Impaler, one of the g…

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How baseball owners came to value profits over World Series titles

MLB rules state that players must give their best to achieve victory. If only the same could be said for those who run the gameGio Gonzalez isn’t a star, but he’s been a reliable starting pitcher for nearly a decade. The kind MLB teams sign during free…

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Ichiro Suzuki retires to ovation after sparkling 27-year baseball career

Japanese star plays final MLB game in packed Tokyo Dome45-year-old was a 10-time All-Star and fierce competitorIchiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants on Thursday night while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly thr…

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Mike Trout and LA Angels close to $430m deal, largest in sports history

World’s best baseball player close to 12-year contract extensionSeven-time All-Star would earn average of $36m a yearMike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing a 12-year deal that would secure the outfielder the largest contract in the…

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Phillies slugger broke TV with bat after teammates played Fortnite during game

Carlos Santana angered by video game during team’s slumpVeteran was traded away to Seattle Mariners in offseasonIn the midst of the Philadelphia Phillies’ late-season collapse in the final two months of the 2018 campaign, Carlos Santana apparently prov…

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Is giving 26-year-old Bryce Harper a 13-year, $330m contract a terrible idea?

The Philadelphia Phillies will be paying the slugger $22m when he’s 39. But it’s unlikely he will be the same player he is now in a decade’s timeFor some, 13 is an unlucky number. For Bryce Harper, originally from Las Vegas, 13 is anything but unlucky….

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Is giving 26-year-old Bryce Harper a 13-year, $330m contract a terrible idea?

The Philadelphia Phillies will be paying the slugger $22m when he’s 39. But it’s unlikely he will be the same player he is now in a decade’s timeFor some, 13 is an unlucky number. For Bryce Harper, originally from Las Vegas, 13 is anything but unlucky….

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San Francisco Giants CEO takes leave of absence after altercation with wife

Video last week showed Larry Baer pulling wife to groundMLB is investigating incident in San FransiscoThe San Francisco Giants CEO and president Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence after video emerged last week of him knocking his wife Pam to the g…

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San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer shown pulling wife to ground in video

CEO shown in altercation with wife in video published by TMZBaer, 61, confirms ‘unfortunate public argument’ to ChronicleLarry Baer, the president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Giants, was involved in an altercation with his wife in …

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Bryce Harper to sign record $330m contract with Philadelphia Phillies

Harper’s 13-year, $330m deal is richest in baseball historySix-time All-Star was named National League MVP in 2015Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a 13-year contract worth $330m, making it the richest deal in baseball history.H…

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Bryce Harper to sign record $330m contract with Philadelphia Phillies

Harper’s 13-year, $330m deal is richest in baseball historySix-time All-Star was named National League MVP in 2015Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a 13-year contract worth $330m, making it the richest deal in baseball history.H…

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Why is Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer MLB’s most hated man?

A climate skeptic and Twitter troll, the pitcher claims he’s only good at two things: ‘throwing baseballs and pissing people off’He may not be the most reviled man in US sports just yet, but Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer seems hell-bent on ear…

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Manny Machado agrees $300m deal with Padres, according to reports

Twenty-six year-old set to join team building for futureDeal would be second-most valuable in baseball historyManny Machado, one of baseball’s biggest free agents, has signed a 10-year, $300m deal with the San Diego Padres, according to ESPN. The Padre…

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The Cubs are no longer lovable losers – but has the team lost its soul?

The Ricketts family helped the Cubs end their 108-year wait for a World Series. But some fans think the club has lost what made it uniqueIn August 2009, after two-and-a-half years of trying, the Tribune Company finally sold the Chicago Cubs to the Rick…

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Kyler Murray walks away from $4m as he chooses NFL over MLB

Heisman Trophy winner commits to career as quarterbackPlayer had been drafted by Oakland A’s last JuneHeisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. Murray was the ninth overa…