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Schoenfield: Five free agents worth the gamble

Many veteran free agents remain unsigned and, apparently, unwanted. That being said, there are five free agents still on the market who could be worth the risk.

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Best Thing I Saw/Heard Today: SVP's greatest ever (1:35)
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Simon: Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of starting pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts.

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Sarris: Four pitchers who could become aces

Using Dallas Keuchel's career as a road map, we found several pitchers who enter 2016 with a chance to deliver the type of results that, at first glance, you wouldn't think they were capable of.

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How does Greg Bird's injury affect the Yankees' plans? (2:39)
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Olney: Puig, Rendon lead list of 'Linchpin Guys'

Buster Olney picks 14 players -- starting with the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the Nationals' Anthony Rendon -- whose performances could determine their teams' playoff chances in 2016.

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Bell: Top 5 injury comebacks to watch

Giancarlo Stanton, set to return after suffering a fractured hamate bone in his left hand last season, is among several players who'll be back on the field after dealing with injuries in 2015.

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Breaking down the Braves' rebuilding phase (2:56)
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What can be done about tanking?

Buster Olney speaks with agent Scott Boras and other baseball minds about what MLB can do to prevent teams from tanking full seasons in order to win down the road.

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Schoenfield: Top 5 Hall of Fame classes

While Babe Ruth is among five all-time greats who were elected to the Hall's first class in 1936, the greatness doesn't stop there.

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Inside-the-park home run highlights opening day of Caribbean Series (0:37)
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Bryce Harper's future: Nationals vs. Yankees

Jim Bowden argues the Nationals will have to make Bryce Harper the highest-paid player ever to keep him from the Yankees. Will he stay or will he go? Eddie Matz and Andrew Marchand debate.

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Brandon McCarthy @BMcCarthy32

better or worse commercials please- this middle of the road crap isn't satisfying the internet's need for hysterics

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My Super Bowl prediction: there will be a catch overturned late in the 4th... And then Twitter explodes

Brandon McCarthy @BMcCarthy32

I'll start tweeting in a sec, just trying to find that perfect level of detached pop culture irony and enjoyment of sports

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El receptor mexicano Sebastián Valle bateó sencillo de dos carreras en la séptima entrada para empatar 4-4 la final de la Serie del Caribe entre Tigres de Aragua de Venezuela y Venados de Mazatlán de México. Ningún conjunto mexicano ha ganado el torneo sin perder un juego. Ningún conjunto venezolano se ha coronado en República Dominicana.

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Los retirados Tomás Pérez y Bobby Abreu con el receptor Víctor Martínez, de Detroit Tigers, y el 3B Luis Valbuena, de Houston Astros, viendo la final de la Serie del Caribe por ESPNews en Orlando, Florida.

Brewers' Perez homers in Caribbean Final

Venezuela's Hernan Perez, who plays infield for the Brewers, smashed a 2-run shot to tie Mexico in the Caribbean Series final. Venezuela has since taken a 4-2 lead in the 7th. (Live on ESPNews)

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Watch: Caribbean Series championship

Mexico is making its fourth straight final appearance as it takes on Venezuela in the Dominican Republic. Mexico is looking to become the first team from its country to win the Caribbean Series going undefeated. Live on ESPNews, WatchESPN