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MLB teams with best records past 3 seasons — Baseball people spend a lot of time thinking about successful organizations. Specifically, is there a common thread running through them? Can success be traced back to spending, drafting, managing or some combination of everything? With that in mind, let's look at baseball's winningest regular-season teams the past three seasons:

Astros' Urban Youth Academy gives life tools — That's the larger lesson. On Wednesday, the Astros held a ceremony to honor five boys and one girl who signed letters of intent to play college baseball and college softball. In all, 21 kids touched by the academy have earned college baseball scholarships, and one right-handed pitcher, Pablo Salazar, was selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2015 Draft.

6 underdogs who could make a postseason run — Maybe the thing that has distinguished this offseason in baseball is optimism. Hope springs, etc. This isn't just the normal wave of good feelings many of us feel about our favorite team as Spring Training approaches. General managers see opportunity in a landscape in which 18 of 30 teams have been to the postseason at least once the past three seasons.

X-factors for each MLB club in 2016 — This one is for you, General Managers. Yeah, you. We know how hard you've worked. Despite it all, we know you're nervous. There are things you can't know. Isn't that the terrible part of this stuff? There are parts of every roster that amount to a leap of faith.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: Make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016 via @mlb

Feb 03, 2016

Colleague @richardjustice plays make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016

Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: Make a wish: What each GM hopes for in 2016 via @mlb

Feb 04, 2016

RT @MLB: Who needs to be healthy and who needs to break out for their clubs to have a big year?

Cardinals shouldn't be overlooked — I'm guessing the St. Louis Cardinals are absolutely thrilled that some of us have already conceded the National League Central to the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals? They're playing for second place -- or third. You can look it up. Do you think Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sees this as a gift?
Feb 02, 2016

You betting against @Cardinals? You can lose your shirt doing that. via @mlb @cardinals

Feb 03, 2016

RT @richardjustice: You betting against @Cardinals? You can lose your shirt doing that. via @mlb @cardinals

Fowler, Gallardo top list of available players — The calendar just flipped to February and there are still good players available on the free-agent market -- probably even some difference-makers. At least, that's what recent history tells us. In fact, this might be the best time to shop. Prices have dropped, so the smart teams have a chance to clean up.
Feb 01, 2016

'All Still-Available' team could be difference-makers via mlb

Dodgers improve by re-signing Howie Kendrick — The Dodgers got better on Friday by re-signing second baseman Howie Kendrick, and isn't that the bottom line? Let's not overthink it. If you're fretting over the depth chart, don't. It's a little fuzzy right now, but that stuff always sorts itself out. Instead, let's focus on what the Dodgers added to their roster.
Jan 29, 2016

The @Dodgers got better on Friday by re-signing Howie Kendrick, and isn't that the bottom line? via @mlb

Jan 29, 2016

RT @kengurnick: Now on Justice: Re-signing Kendrick an improvement -- period: The Dodgers got better on ...

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow excited after offseason — Well, all righty. Luhnow had just announced the signing of free-agent right-hander Doug Fister, 31, to a one-year deal that includes a $7 million base salary and incentives worth as much as $5 million.

Best MLB players 35 years old and over — On Friday at 9 p.m. ET, MLB Pipeline will be revealing its Top 100 Prospects list on MLB Network and, which is one of the most fun days of the entire season here at

Rob Manfred after first year as Commissioner — Actually, Manfred celebrated his first anniversary on the job Monday. One year in, he loves it, loves it more than perhaps he could have imagined. He sees it as much a privilege as a responsibility. "It is the greatest job in the world," he said.
Jan 25, 2016

One year in, Manfred loves being Commissioner via @mlb

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Feb 08, 2016

RT @MLB: .@BlueJays, @BringerOfRain20 reportedly avoid arbitration with 2-year deal. Club has not confirmed.

Feb 08, 2016

Since March 12, 2013, @UConnWBB is 107-1. Win streaks of 47 and 60.

Feb 08, 2016

.@UConnWBB extended their win streak to 60 tonight. No, seriously.

Feb 08, 2016

RT @MLBPipeline: .@Pirates' top pitching prospects, @TGlasnow & @JTaillon19, are nearly ready for @MLB action https…

Feb 08, 2016

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RT @AdamMcCalvy: I was happy to help my pal @castrovince write this thoughtful piece about tanking vs. rebuilding. Worth a read.…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @JesseSanchezMLB: Watch: I joined the folks on #MLBnow on @MLBNetwork to discuss on the defection of the Gurriel brothers. #Cuba…

Feb 08, 2016

Here I am on Hot Stove talking underdog teams making a playoff push. @MLBNetwork

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