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Agent: Cubs aren’t working on Rizzo extension

Agent: Cubs aren’t working on Rizzo extension SAN DIEGO — Though the Chicago Cubs front office indicated they would be attempting to complete extensions this offseason for several of its players with two years of club control remaining, that apparently doesn’t apply to popular first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo, 30, is beginning the first of two option years but would

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Study: Seams, batting tactics behind HR uptick

Study: Seams, batting tactics behind HR uptick SAN DIEGO — Decreases in air resistance spurred by inconsistent seam height on the baseball and “changes in player behavior” that produced different launch angles and exit velocities led to the dramatic increase in home runs during the 2019 season, a committee of professors tasked by Major League Baseball with studying the record-setting

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From Catfish’s $3.2 million to Cole’s $324 million: The history of MLB’s highest-paid pitcher

From Catfish’s $3.2 million to Cole’s $324 million: The history of MLB’s highest-paid pitcher Stephen Strasburg, exit stage left, your run as MLB’s highest-paid pitcher with your $245 million contract was short-lived. Step on up, Gerrit Cole, owner of a new, nine-year, $324 million contract, courtesy of the New York Yankees. Both pitchers shattered the previous record contract for a

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Next up for Yankees? A vacation for Brian Cashman

Next up for Yankees? A vacation for Brian Cashman Every January, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman aims to take a vacation, his one and only real, extended vacation of the year. In a lot of winters, his vacation is either postponed — to never — or it’s truncated because of the seemingly year-round fretting that accompanies particular position. But now

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