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MLB average salary $4.4M after 4.4 percent rise

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Baseball’s average salary rose 4.4 percent to $4.38 million on opening day, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Dodgers topped spending for the third straight season. The Chicago Cubs boosted payroll by $51 million, adding Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist in an effort to win their first title since 1908. After beating the Cubs in the NL Championship Series and losing to Kansas City in the World Series, the New…

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Rays manager Kevin Cash has been money

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As Labor Day approaches, here is something only a few super fans would have actually believed possible in April; the Rays actually have a reasonable chance to make the post season. Somehow, Tampa Bay is only three and one-half games behind the Texas Rangers for the second Wild Card spot. With a record of 66-66, the Rays are tied with Anaheim and have only the Minnesota Twins ahead of them before possibly chasing down the Rangers. Kevin Cash deserves a few…

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