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Good morning baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the National League East.
- MLB is pushing to stream games on Facebook now, because apparently people still use Facebook?
- The Cubs sign Pedro Strop to a one-year extension.
- Here are the five breakout candidates for the 2017 season, so get your jersey money ready.
- Javier Baez got the tattoo we all wish we could get.
- 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.
- Adrian Beltre and Carlos Gomez honor Yordano Ventura at spring training.
- Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke underwent an MRI for a shoulder injury, but the club doesn’t seem to be too concerned, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
- These rule changes would make baseball significantly faster...so that’s one way of putting it.
- Colby Rasmus’ neck beard is some next level facial hair.
- Spring training is here, but gasp, that also means that spring training yips are here too.
- Intentional walks are a beautiful baseball anomaly, darnit.
- Will 2017 go down as the year Shelby Miller makes a triumphant return?
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Today in baseball: On February 26th, 1935, Babe Ruth is granted his release by the Yankees, giving the aging superstar an opportunity to play for the Braves.