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4:35 PM ET, January 30, 2023

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Keith Law / The Athletic:
Top 100 MLB prospects 2023: Keith Law's rankings, with Corbin Carroll at No. 1  —  Welcome to this year's ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.  I've been compiling and writing such rankings for 16 years now, and those of you who've read them before will find the format here similar to those from the recent past.
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Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
David Ortiz has some concerns about the Red Sox' lineup
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Malachi Moore is a trailblazer as first umpire from MLB's Compton academy  —  PHOENIX — Malachi Moore would set the alarm for 5 a.m. every morning, head over to MLB's Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. and start his day.  —  There was grass to be mowed.  —  Fields to be raked.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins land coveted defensive coordinator Vic Fangio  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & David Furones discuss how the Miami Dolphins begin to build a better team next season in 2023. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  The Miami Dolphins got their top choice to fill their defensive coordinator vacancy.
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
Owner Dick Monfort: Rockies can “play .500 ball” in 2023  —  Monfort doesn't “100% agree” with Padres' spending plan  —  GREELEY — Prior to the 2020 season, owner Dick Monfort boldly predicted the Rockies would rebound from their disastrous 2019 season and win a franchise-record 94 games that year.
DJourn / Battery Power:
Darren O'Day announces his retirement  —  The longtime relief pitcher, and two-time Atlanta Brave, announced his retirement today after parts of 15 seasons in MLB.  —  Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Darren O'Day announced his retirement today after parts of 15 seasons in MLB.
Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Mariners ditching gray road jerseys because of new MLB rules  —  The gray is going away.  —  Unfortunately this isn't about the weather in the Puget Sound.  It has to do with the local professional baseball team and their uniforms.  —  Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net broke the news …
Jay Rigdon / Awful Announcing:
CBS debuted a live mic hole with Max Homa and it was predictably awesome … It's hard to describe how quickly CBS has revamped their golf coverage.  —  Long a plagued by a staid feel, CBS has now quickly risen to the top of network golf coverage thanks to being willing to innovate and push …
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Bernie Wilson / Associated Press:
Rahm 2 back of Ryder at Torrey Pines in bid for 3rd straight win  —  Jon Rahm made an impressive charge up the leaderboard on his favorite course with a 6-under-par 66 to pull within two shots of leader Sam Ryder after the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open
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Adam Schupak / USA Today:
Butch Harmon makes a prediction about Rickie Fowler after changing his swing: 'I think he'll win this year'  —  SAN DIEGO - When Rickie Fowler reached out to Butch Harmon and asked him to take a look at his swing, the famed golf swing instructor, who had coached the 34-year-old Fowler during …
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Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Way-too-early 2023 MLB lineup rankings  —  We're calling these lineup rankings “way-too-early” — and while that might well be true, maybe it's not.  At this point of the winter, teams across MLB have largely completed their heavy lifting.  We do still have a few free agents out there and some trades …
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa still in concussion protocol, won't participate in Pro Bowl  —  Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol a month after entering it, according to a league source, and now will be unable to participate in the Pro Bowl.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Tampa Bay Rays sign Pete Fairbanks to 3-year, $12M extension  —  Reliever Pete Fairbanks has signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays that includes a club option for a fourth season, it was announced Friday.  —  Fairbanks, 29, was dominant …
 
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