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The winter meetings, once the domain of blockbuster trades and megabucks free-agent signings, have in recent years gone into the sort of hibernation typically associated with the season. They’ve been defined more by their inaction than their action. Last year’s big move: Philadelphia guaranteeing $50 million to Andrew McCutchen. TheRead More →

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Rich Hill scoffed at the notion that Clayton Kershaw carried the blame for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ stunning elimination. “No,” Hill said forcefully, “we wouldn’t be here without him.” And then, for nearly 15 seconds, Hill paused, gathering himself, trying desperately to avoid breaking down with the cameras recording him.Read More →