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Phil Hughes is a good bet for Twins
Some thoughts on recent transactions and other stuff ... The Twins agreed with Phil Hughes on a three-year extension through 2019 even though he had two years remaining on his current contract.

Quick thoughts: Dodgers upgrade their D
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It was quite the exciting winter meetings. A few thoughts on some of those recent transactions ...1. Dodgers trade Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon, acquire Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins and Yasmani Grandal.

Stanton's big contract: Final thoughts
People smarter than me have written that Giancarlo Stanton is worth the 13-year, $325 million contract he'll sign with the Miami Marlins. (As expected, Jayson Stark reports that the contract is heavily backloaded.

Stanton: A good bet at $300 million
Giancarlo Stanton may get $300 million from the Marlins. And he may be worth it.

Kershaw, Trout the right choices as MVPs
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Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw were the obvious MVP choices, and the voters got it right.

SweetSpot TV: MVP preview
Eric and I discuss the MVP races in both leagues. Mike Trout appears to be a lock in the AL but what will happen in the NL?

End-of-season Haiku for every team
Congrats to the Giants on their World Series victory. Let's look back at the year on the diamond for all 30 teams, in regular season win total order, through traditional Japanese verse: ANGELSTrout league's best player?

The Marlins fan . . . live and in person!
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The so-called 'Marlins fan,' also known as Laurence Levy, on his new-found fame.

Stanton's HBP shows the danger of baseball
Former major infielder Jeff Huson once said this to my ESPN colleague Tim Kurkjian about facing Randy Johnson: "What was the worst thing that Michael Jordan could do to you?

Five things we learned Friday
1. James Shields delivers a gem.Shields has often been mocked for his "Big Game" nickname, but if the past two months are any indication, he might have earned the right to put it on the back of his baseball card.

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