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Author: Paul Harvey

Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs Reach Arbitration Agreement

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs have agreed to arbitration terms with star slugger Kris Bryant. It was never really in doubt that the Cubs would pay the former Rookie of the Year and NL MVP, but the $10.85 million agreement between the two sides is the largest ever for a first-year arbitration eligible player. Gordon...

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Making the Case: Omar Vizquel and the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

LAKELAND, FL – FEBRUARY 16: Coach Omar Vizquel #13 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown complex on February 16, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Omar Vizquel had a long and successful career as an MLB shortstop. He began his career in 1989 and would play in parts of 24 seasons before retiring in 2012. Vizquel would finish his career with more than 2,800 hits and a .272 batting average. Not known for his offense, Vizquel made his biggest mark in the field with 11 Gold Gloves...

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Making the Case: Fred McGriff and the 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – CIRCA 1995: Fred McGriff #27 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the San Francisco Giants during an Major League Baseball game circa 1995 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. McGriff played for the Braves from 1993-97. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Fred McGriff, also known as “The Crime Dog,” was one of the most consistent power hitters in all of baseball for nearly a decade. A first baseman who played for six different teams, McGriff had an extremely successful career that spanned 19 seasons. While there is no doubt he had an illustrious...

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