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Nick Cafardo / BostonGlobe.com:
Here are the Red Sox storylines entering spring training  —  Some of the stories won't be warranted, but every now and then the hype is real.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and MLB Daily Dish
Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Arrieta, Cubs Agree at $10.7M, AP Source Says  —  CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals.  —  Arrieta has agreed to a $10.7 million, one-year contract for the highest one-year deal for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the second time.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks consider shifting Yasmany Tomas to LF  —  The Diamondbacks are considering rearranging the alignment of their outfield, potentially having left fielder David Peralta and right fielder Yasmany Tomas trade places, manager Chip Hale said Friday.  —  “We're definitely talking about it,” Hale said.
Scott Boeck / USA Today:
Organizational report: Cole Hamels gives Rangers playoff look  —  Sports Weekly takes an in-depth look at each major league organization during the offseason, from the major leagues to the farm system.  We start with teams with the worst records and move up.
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com:
Programmable Umpires  —  Via BBTF, computers are programming human umpires: … Humans have excellent pattern recognition skills, and incentives can make them even better.  Robots, rather than calling the strike zone, are training the umpires to do a better job.
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
The Cespedes gamble: The biggest MLB position-change risks  —  Starlin Castro, Yoenis Cespedes and Hanley Ramirez Photo: AP (2); Paul J. Bereswill  —  For much of this offseason, the Mets shied away from Yoenis Cespedes, in part, because they questioned if he was a full-time center fielder.
Discussion: ESPN and Amazin' Avenue
Tampa Bay Times:
WANTED: New home for American League baseball team  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Major League Baseball's version of House Hunters premiered Thursday when the Tampa Bay Rays released a one-page wish list for what the club wants in a new stadium.  —  4 Months Ago 4 Months Ago 6 Months Ago
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and DRaysBay
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Christopher O'Donnell / TBO.com:
Rays, Hillsborough officials meet to discuss stadium search
Bob Raissman / New York Daily News:
Sterling, Waldman close to new 2-year deals with WFAN  —  John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling and Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman look to be headed back to the Yankees WFAN radio booth for their 12th season together.  —  MLB sources say the voices have agreed in principle to new two-year deals.
Scott Broden / Tennessean.com:
David Price gives $300,000 for field for special-needs kids  —  MURFREESBORO — Major league pitcher David Price on Thursday celebrated fundraising efforts for a Miracle Field for disabled ball players by donating $300,000.  —  “It's special,” Price told several dozen people gathered …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and NESN.com
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
J.J. Hoover Wins Arbitration Hearing Against Reds  —  Right-hander J.J. Hoover has won his arbitration hearing against the Reds and will be awarded a $1.4MM salary as opposed to the $1.225MM figure submitted by Cincinnati, Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter).  The Ballengee Group client …
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Red Reporter
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays Sign David Aardsma To Minor League Deal  —  The Blue Jays announced that they have signed right-hander David Aardsma to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.  —  Aardsma, a client of TWC Sports, will look to force his way into a bullpen …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Zach Britton  —  The Orioles have agreed to a $6.75MM salary to avoid arbitration with closer Zach Britton, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter.  He was projected by MLBTR to earn $6.9MM, and his ultimate settlement point lands at the precise midpoint between his $7.9MM and the club's $5.6MM filing numbers.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
 
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