Tracy Ringolsby, the 2005 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Spink Award, has covered Major League Baseball since 1976.
|Ian Desmond hopes to help guide his new Rockies teammates as he makes his latest position change to first base for Colorado.
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|Craig Biggio was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, his third year on the ballot. Nothing about his career changed over those three years, but his vote total went up each year. And when he was elected, he celebrated.
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|From Wayne Garland and the Indians in 1976 to Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins in 2015, there have been 14 players sign contracts with guarantees of 10 or more seasons, eight of them in the current decade. The payoffs for the investments have been mixed at best.
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|In the opening days of December 2000, the Rockies went on a free-agent pitching splurge, initially signing Denny Neagle to a five-year, $51.5 million deal, and then giving left-hander Mike Hampton a record-setting eight-year, $121 million deal. It became another chapter in a learning process for the Rockies, underscoring the fact that proven big league pitchers struggle to survive at Coors Field.
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|Mariners' general manager Jerry Dipoto has made 34 deals involving 84 player transactions since his hiring on Sept. 26, 2015. He's showing no signs of slowing down, as he continues to remake the roster.
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|During his days as a scouting director with the Padres and the Rangers, Sandy Johnson made an impact, particularly with his success in signing and developing players out of Latin America.
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|There could be as many as five players enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. It, however, would still leave a lengthy list of worthy candidates who have come up short. Here are the 10 most worthy but so far overlooked Hall of Famers.
More»MLB Now discusses if Mussina should be elected to HOF|
|While the Chicago Cubs were putting an end to a 108-year World Series championship drought in 2016, the baseball public became engrossed with the way managers Terry Francona of the Indians and Joe Maddon of the Cubs turned the seven-game Series into a chess match with bullpens.
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|The Giants filled their biggest void, signing free-agent closer Mark Melancon. The Dodgers and Giants are looking to maintain their two-team stranglehold on the NL West. But it won't be that easy.
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|Just a hunch. But I bet Larry Walker's not planning any celebration for Jan. 18 -- the day the new inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced.
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|The Rockies have agreed to terms with Ian Desmond. Message delivered. The Rockies are not looking at the future. The focus is on here and now.
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|Even though the Mariners could open the season with a lineup that could include rookies Mitch Haniger in right field, Dan Vogelbach at first base and Ben Gamel in left, GM Jerry Dipoto is looking to end the club's 15-year postseason drought.
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|Fifty years after giving up his job as a school teacher in Baltimore to take an entry-level position with the Orioles, John Schuerholz was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a unanimous selection by the Today's Era Committee.
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|Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt talks about strikeouts in this week's Q&A.
|Seems like every couple of days there's another report about teams having interest in acquiring Rays right-hander Chris Archer, an All-Star in 2015 who led the Major Leagues with 19 losses in '16. The Rays, rest assured, are hearing and reading all about it, and wondering just how high a price a suitor might be willing to pay.
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|Chicks may dig the long ball, as a Major League Baseball promotion a couple decades ago proclaimed.
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|After 50 years in the game, former executive John Schuerholz finds himself in consideration for the ultimate recognition of his career. He is among 10 candidates listed on Today's Game Era ballot for consideration by a 16-member committee for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame next July.
|Jeff Bridich, embarking on his third season as the general manager of the Rockies, admits the team is at a crossroads. Colorado is looking to become a factor in the National League West, and at the age of 39, it is a challenge he welcomes. Bridich discussed his road to becoming a GM in this week's Q&A.
|The Rockies are approaching the offseason focused on winning in 2017, and with reason. The Rockies this winter are looking for the missing pieces to their puzzle that will allow them to make a run at the first division title in the history of the franchise that was created out of expansion in 1993.
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|Dexter Fowler and Ian Desmond took their gambles last offseason. They are in position to hit the jackpot this time around. Seemingly afterthoughts a year ago, the veterans are among the prime talents on this year's free-agent market.
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