Tracy Ringolsby, the 2005 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Spink Award, has covered Major League Baseball since 1976.
|Bobby Heck watched from afar while the Houston Astros became the talk of baseball this past summer.
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|The late Art Fowler knew how to make a point without a lot of wasted words during his days as a pitching coach with Billy Martin, who hated walks with a passion.
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|The Holiday Season has arrived. Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursday, and while Major League Baseball takes a brief break to celebrate the event, each team can spend time reflecting on what it has to be most thankful for right now.
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|Dave Roberts has a unique opportunity. The new manager of the Dodgers has become the 15th manager of African-American descent in Major League history, and the one who has inherited the best opportunity for success.
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|Joe Maddon won the NL Manager of the Year Award. That's nice. Even better for Maddon is that he has four years remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed a year ago with the Chicago Cubs. That's security. Security is not a by-product of being selected as the top manager by the BBWAA.
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|Padres general manager A.J. Preller had a plan for rebuilding the organization when he took the job a year ago, and he hasn't deviated from it. He didn't mortgage the future with deals last offseason, as they were actually a down payment for a revival.
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|There's a wow factor in the BBWAA's selection of the Manager of the Year Award winners. No doubt Joe Maddon of the Cubs, who won the National League honors on Tuesday, and Jeff Banister of the Rangers, the American League selection, earned the Award.
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|The thing about Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Carlos Correa of the Astros is that an argument can be made for both of them in the MVP Award voting.
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|First basemen Paul Goldschmidt of the D-backs and Joey Votto of the Reds and outfielder Bryce Harper of the Nationals are the finalists for the National League MVP Award, which will be announced Thursday. That underscores how the MVP Award vote has changed along with the expansion of Major League Baseball's postseason format.
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|That all 34 qualifying offers were rejected in the first three years of the current free-agent system has seemingly given clubs the confidence to make the one-year offer, giving themselves a chance to receive a high Draft choice. This year, however, seems primed for at least one player, if not more, to call of the teams' bluff.
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|The Oakland A's became an after-thought during the course of 2015, falling from their contending status of the three previous seasons into a last-place finish for only the second time in 17 years. Don't, however, ignore the A's in the offseason.
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|In the middle of the Royals' celebration of winning their first World Series championship in 30 years last weekend was owner David Glass.
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|Back in high school, before Don Mattingly was drafted and signed by the New York Yankees, he was weighing offers from Indiana University to play football and Miami to play baseball. He opted for baseball -- but with the Yankees, not the Hurricanes. Now more than 36 years later, Mattingly is heading to Miami to manage the Marlins
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|Thirty years ago, it took the Kansas City Royals the full seven games to claim a World Series championship, and in the process, they had to overcome 3-1 deficits in both the American League Championship Series against the Blue Jays and in the World Series against the Cardinals.
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|The late Sparky Anderson had a theory that in a postseason series, a key to success was making sure not to let the other team's hottest hitter get a chance to impact the game. Stopping Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is one of five key storylines for Game 5 of the World Series.
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|After working three scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the Royals' Game 1 victory of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday night, Chris Young will draw the start in Game 4 on Saturday night at Citi Field (7:30 p.m. ET air time on FOX, 8 p.m. game time), looking to bring Kansas City within a victory of its first championship in 30 years.
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|The Royals' bullpen is at the top of the list in terms of respect. The general feeling is that the Royals play only a six-inning game because once the seventh inning rolls around, Kansas City's relievers are in control.
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|The Royals used seven pitchers in the course of their 5-4, 14-inning victory against the New York Mets in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.
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|There has been plenty of discussion about Matt Harvey, the Mets' Game 1 starter, and his recovery from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent on Oct. 22, 2013. Edinson Volquez, the Royals' Game 1 starter, also underwent the procedure in August 2009 when he was with Cincinnati.
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|Amid the postgame celebration that erupted after the Royals claimed their second straight American League pennant with a dramatic Game 6 win on Friday night against the Blue Jays, there appeared a visible reminder that this team's mission is far from accomplished.
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