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Good morning baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the National League East.
- The Royals and the face of Kansas City, Eric Hosmer, are discussing a contract extension.
- There are obviously a lot of rule change propositions being thrown around by Robert Manfred. If you were commissioner, what would you do?
- Here are the five breakout candidates for the 2017 season, so get your jersey money ready.
- Baseball needs a lot of things right now, but the most pressing isn’t a new pitching clock or extra innings reform: it’s kindness.
- Some of MLB’s most high profile (for better or worse) umpires are stepping down. Once again, for better or for worse.
- The Nationals are super sneaky this offseason.
- Intentional walks are potentially on the chopping block with a new set of rules coming to baseball. How dare they.
- The Nationals have signed veteran catcher Matt Wieters.
- Spring training is here, but gasp, that also means that spring training yips are here too.
- These are the best presidential names in baseball history.
- Will 2017 go down as the year Shelby Miller makes a triumphant return?
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Today in baseball: On February 23rd, 1986, even though he lost his arbitration case, Wade Boggs receives the largest amount ($1.35 million) ever awarded by this process.