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Op-Ed: MLB Free agent profile: SS Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond entered the offseason as the top free agent shortstop on the market. To the surprise of many, he still remains unsigned despite so many teams that finished the season with a need for the position.

Op-Ed: Dodgers Ethier an alternative option for teams looking at Fowler

The free agent outfield market has progressed slowly this offseason. As a result, many players have been left unsigned and potential trade candidates remain with their respective teams.

A decision on Pete Rose's reinstatement to baseball has been made

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reinstate Pete Rose into the game of baseball, according to reports.

Op-Ed: Baseball playoffs reveal pitfalls of over-reliance on technology

Toronto - If baseball was smart in the way Apple Computer and Barack Obama were smart, it would endeavor to ensure that the extraordinary opportunity presented by the events of October 2015 was not frittered away.

Why Wednesday will be most exciting day of MLB playoffs action

If you like playoff baseball, circle Wednesday on your calendar. Two highly-anticipated elimination games are on tap, with the final game between the Blue Jays and the Rangers set for 4 p.m. ET and the Astros and Royals battling at 8 p.m.ET.

Op-Ed: The best plays of the year from the Toronto Blue Jays

Here at Digital Journal, we're unapologetic Blue Jays fans. As the team heads into the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, here's a look at the best Blue Jays plays of 2015 season, right through the batting roster and including one great pitcher.

MLB's postseason picture with one week of games left

There are just seven days left in MLB's regular season but plenty of titles are still up for grabs. Here's a look at what's left as the final week gets underway.

SF Giants using their ace pitcher as a pinch hitter

The San Francisco Giants are getting creative in their push for the second National League Wild Card spot. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has openly toyed with giving Madison Bumgarner a larger role in the offense.

Kansas City Royals acquire Johnny Cueto

The Kansas City Royals — currently holding the best record in the American League — are looking a lot tougher after acquiring Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for three prospects.

Hamels throws no-hitter in what may be last start for Phillies

Chicago - Philadelphia Phillies pitching star Cole Hamels certainly heard the rumors about being traded before Saturday's waiver deadline.

Baseball stories in first half of 2015

As Major League Baseball enters the halfway point of the 2015 season, some interesting story lines have emerged. The Houston Astros are on top, Alex Rodriguez is playing like an all star again and Pete Rose is back in the news.

Oakland A's call up relief pitcher who pitches with both arms

The Oakland A's have promoted Pat Venditte to the Major Leagues. Normally the promotion of a middle reliever would not make any waves, but Venditte is different: he can pitch with both arms.

Alex Rodriguez is quietly producing for the New York Yankees

A year-and-a-half ago New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was embroiled in the aftermath of the Biogenesis scandal. Now, the 39-year-old has quietly become one of the team's most reliable hitters.

The 5 best MLB plays of the last 7 days

Each season of baseball is more than 160 games, but every week players add to the growing highlight reel of great defensive plays. Here are five from the past week.

Phillies $50 million contract with Jonathan Papelbon a disaster

Jonathan Papelbon is in the last year of the four-year, $50 million contract the Phillies gave him in 2011. Though Papelbon's has been strong at times — he posted a pretty solid season in 2014 — the contract has largely been a nightmare for the Phils

Hostess is getting slammed for this brilliantly dumb tweet

The snack food company Hostess has caused a stir with a seemingly tone-deaf tweet that celebrated the start of the baseball season with a blatant reference to football.

Baseball post season: MLB All-Stars finished year in Japan tour

Tokyo - The MLB All-Stars just finished their tour in Japan playing against the Japanese national team Samurai Japan for five games and two exhibition games. According to MLB, the MLB All-Stars lost 3 to 2 in the series with the Samurai Japan.

Los Angeles Dodgers, Angels superstars Kershaw, Trout earn MVP

Los Angeles - Los Angeles is both a city of angels, and of MVPs after the Major League Baseball's best hitter and pitcher staked claim this week to the game's highest individual honor.

San Francisco Giants win third World Series in 5 years

A near-perfect five innings of relief pitching by Madison Bumgarner gave the Giants a narrow Game 7 World Series win over the Kansas City Royals. Tonight the Giants won their third World Series in five years, completing a rare sports trilogy.

Rumour mill says Tampa Bay Rays could move to Montreal

St. Petersburg - It's no secret that 2014 has been a bad year for the Tampa Bay Rays — the team once again missed the playoffs, and on Friday, manager Joe Maddon abruptly left the team and became a free agent. Now sources say the team could be headed for Montreal.

The ridiculous reason the Kansas City Royals have a huge World Series advantage

When the World Series begins tonight, the Kansas City Royals are going to have the advantage of playing the first game at home.

Op-Ed: Keith Olbermann's attack on Derek Jeter is despicable, undeserved

New York - No stranger to enticing people to despise him, Keith Olbermann unleashed a nearly-seven minute attack on Derek Jeter, attempting to reduce Jeter's success in the game and undermine Jeter's achievements.

San Francisco Giants CEO on MLB uniform ads: 'I think it is coming'

While attention in recent years has focused on the addition of paid advertisements to NBA uniforms, one Major League Baseball CEO says his team would support selling of ads on baseball uniforms and thinks other owners will jump on board.

Op-Ed: Which MLB team is poised to go deep in the post-season?

Oakland - It's been an interesting year in baseball. I'll start with that. No one team has been dominant over the course of the entire season.

Why Clayton Kershaw's stats are so unbelievable

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is having an unbelievable season in 2014, but exactly how good are his stats? How does his season rank in Dodgers history and what kind of impact will it have this season?

Giants relief pitcher 7 outs away from MLB record

A perfect game is a rarity in baseball — only 23 have happened since MLB's inception — but in a way, San Francisco Giant Yusmeiro Petit has thrown one and more.

Op-Ed: Upside down AL East should push Orioles to trade

Baltimore - The American League East standings have looked relatively the same for the past 10 years. While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees tussled at the top for division supremacy, the Baltimore Orioles generally sat at the bottom of the division.

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

2014 MLB All-Star Game preview

Minneapolis - The 2014 MLB All-Star Game should provide the people of Minneapolis with some great entertainment over the next week as the city prepares to host the event on July 15th at Target Field.

2014 MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serving beer

Minneapolis - The best action of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game may not be on the diamond of Target Field next Tuesday night. Delaware North, the ballpark concession operator, has installed — wait for it — self-serving beer machines.
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Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider continues to swing a hot bat after hitting a solo home run in the...
Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider continues to swing a hot bat after hitting a solo home run in the third inning. He has hit in all four games since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas including homering in back-to-back games
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Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista swinging his bat
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier.
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Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister pitched eight innings and aside from giving up a run in the first inning, the right-hander shut down the Blue Jays the rest of the way. He had nine strikeouts while giving up seven hits and two walks leaving the Jays to strand eight runners on base.
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Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie slides home to score the team's only run in the first inning. Lawrie had three hits including a three run homerun in the fifth inning that put the game out of reach
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Aaron Sanchez of the Toronto Blue Jays
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow is helped off the field after taking a direct hit off a line drive in the seventh inning. The right-handed pitcher and team officials feared the worst but x-rays were negative. Toronto won 4-1 to sweep the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre
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The Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles, July 1, 2015
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Blue Jays Manager John Farrell argues a call with home plate umpire Jim Reynolds on Saturday afternoon
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File photo: San Diego Padres
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