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Fantasy baseball: Ronald Acuna, Gleyber Torres among 2018's top rookies

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Fantasy owners have a deep talent pool this season in their search for youth, upside.        

Indians’ playoff loss still stings for driven Lindor

Cleveland aims to accomplish more than in 2017, when it reeled off a record 22 straight wins and won the AL Central.

Fantasy baseball's most overvalued, undervalued players for 2018

Drafting a winning fantasy team involves staying away from danger, pouncing on opportunity.        

Padres, first baseman Eric Hosmer reach 8-year, $144-million deal

The 28-year-old Hosmer batted a career-high.318 in 2017 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 home runs. The agreement is pending a physical early this week.

MLB imposes limit on mound visits this season, holds off on pitch clocks

The league will also install new telephone lines from dugouts to video replay room, in an attempt to cut down on sign stealing. The lines will reportedly be monitored by MLB and all conversations on the lines will be recorded.

Richard Griffin: Healthy, stronger Russell Martin key to Blue Jays’ 2018 fortunes

If the Jays are going to contend again in the AL East, they will need Martin to have fuel in the tank through September.

Richard Griffin: Jays’ Stroman calmer after Twitter rant, but arbitration wounds could linger

Pitcher admits airing frustrations on social media might have been wrong but says “those were my true emotions.”

Here are the top 10 storylines to watch as Spring Training begins

All eyes are on Shohei Ohtani. No player will be scrutinized more carefully during spring training than the so-called Babe Ruth of Japan.

Yu Darvish signs with Cubs for $126 million, 6 years

The addition of Darvish gives the Cubs a big boost as they try to return to the World Series after winning the title two years ago.

Market correction, not collusion has slowed baseball free agency

The players’ union thinks owners are conspiring to suppress salary, but the collective agreement and revenue sharing give teams incentive not to spend.

Richard Griffin: Blue Jays can afford to be cautious with their middle infield

Off-season moves created depth in case Tulowtizki and Travis aren’t ready to start season.

Baseball union head Tony Clark says rebuilding teams threaten integrity of the sport

Clark voiced the frustration of the 100-plus free agents who remain unsigned with the start of spring training one week away.

Cleveland great Jim Thome wants block ‘C,’ not Chief Wahoo, on Hall of Fame plaque

Thome played most of his career with the Cleveland Indians and “fully” supports the team’s decision to remove the divisive Wahoo logo from its uniforms. The slugger feels the “C” logo is “the right thing to do.”

Learning from baseball’s past to build a better future

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum boss Bob Kendrick sees hope for the future of Black players in the majors despite declining numbers. Here's why...

Richard Griffin: MLB boycott threat feels like Groundhog Day

Top agent and a few players go public with pitch to stay away from spring training to protest ridiculously quiet free-agent market. They have good reasons to be angry, but a shutdown is never the answer, Richard Griffin writes.

Richard Griffin: Martinez delivers ode to Montreal after Canadian hall call

Pitching great Pedro Martinez, Jays fan favourite Lloyd Moseby and noted historian Bill Humber form the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2018, announced Thursday. For Pedro, playing with the Expos was more than his first real shot at the big leagues. It was a life-changing experience, Richard Griffin writes.

Richard Griffin: Baseball’s free-agent system is flawed, or the free agents are

There are talented players on the market, but few have all the tools GMs are looking for.

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