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Russell Martin: Playing at home a key factor in joining Jays

Toronto-born catcher Russell Martin says playing in Canada was one of the main reasons he signed with the Blue Jays.


Hal Lanier named Ottawa Champions manager; team signs Sebastien Boucher (with video)

Hal Lanier has seen a lot of baseball in his 72 years.

In 1964 he joined the San Francisco Giants where he patrolled the infield. On that team was Willie McCovey in left, Juan Marichal on the mound, Orlando Cepeda at first base and, of course, Willie Mays in centre. 590 more words

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Stanton agrees to record $325-million deal with Marlins


The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either.

Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. 616 more words

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New York Mets sign free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract

NEW YORK — The New York Mets made baseball’s first splash of the off-season, agreeing Monday to a two-year contract with two-time All-Star outfielder Michael Cuddyer worth about $21 million. 638 more words


Cowan: Why Major League Baseball won't work in Montreal

I would love to see Major League Baseball return to Montreal, but I have a hard time believing it will.

And if it does, I wonder if it would succeed long-term. 433 more words

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