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  1. 2014 Outlook: Texas Rangers

    Feb 4, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 91-72, 2nd place in AL West Manager: Ron Washington, 8th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $132 million Key additions: 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, C J.P. Arencibia Key losses: 2B Ian Kinsler, OF Nelson Cruz, C A.J. Pierzynski, OF David Murphy, RHP Matt Garza, RHP Joe Nathan Projected lineup LF Shin-Soo Choo SS…

  2. 2014 Outlook: Seattle Mariners

    Feb 2, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 71-91, 4th place in AL West Manager: Lloyd McClendon, 1st season Estimated 2014 payroll: $82 million Key additions: 2B Robinson Cano, OF Corey Hart, OF Logan Morrison, RHP Scott Baker, C John Buck Key losses: 1B Kendrys Morales, OF Raul Ibanez, LHP Joe Saunders, LHP Oliver Perez Projected lineup CF Dustin Ackley 3B…

  3. 2014 Outlook: San Diego Padres

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 76-86, 3rd place in NL West Manager: Bud Black, 8th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $81 million Key additions: RHP Josh Johnson, RHP Joaquin Benoit, OF Seth Smith Key losses: SS Ronny Cedeno, RHP Luke Gregerson, 1B/OF Jesus Guzman, IF/OF Logan Forsythe Projected lineup SS Everth Cabrera CF Will Venable 3B Chase Headley LF…

  4. 2014 Outlook: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 94-68, 2nd place in NL Central Manager: Clint Hurdle, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $70 million Key additions: RHP Edinson Volquez, C Chris Stewart Key losses: RHP A.J. Burnett, OF Marlon Byrd, 1B Justin Morneau, OF Garrett Jones, C Michael McKenry Projected lineup LF Starling Marte RF Jose Tabata CF Andrew McCutchen 3B…

  5. 2014 Outlook: Oakland Athletics

    Jan 27, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 96-66, 1st place in AL West Manager: Bob Melvin, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $78 million Key additions: LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Jim Johnson, INF Nick Punto, RHP Luke Gregerson, LHP Eric O’Flaherty, LHP Fernando Abad Key losses: RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Grant Balfour, OF Chris Young, C Kurt Suzuki, 2B Jemile Weeks,…

  6. 2014 Outlook: New York Mets

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East Manager: Terry Collins, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $85 million Key additions: RHP Bartolo Colon, OF Curtis Granderson, OF Chris Young, LHP John Lannan Key losses: LHP Johan Santana, RHP LaTroy Hawkins, OF Jordany Valdespin, IF Justin Turner, RHP David Aardsma Projected lineup RF Chris Young 2B…

  7. 2014 Outlook: Milwaukee Brewers

    Jan 21, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 74-88, 4th place in NL Central Manager: Ron Roenicke, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $83 million Key additions: 1B/3B Mark Reynolds, LHP Will Smith Key losses: OF Norichika Aoki, 1B/OF Corey Hart, 1B/3B, Yuniesky Betancourt, LHP Mike Gonzalez Projected lineup SS Jean Segura 2B Scooter Gennett RF Ryan Braun 3B Aramis Ramirez C…

  8. 2014 Outlook: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Jan 19, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 92-70, 1st place in NL West Manager: Don Mattingly, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $230 million Key additions: 2B Alexander Guerrero, RHP Dan Haren, RHP Chris Perez Key losses: 2B Mark Ellis, INF Nick Punto, RHP Ricky Nolasco, RHP Edinson Volquez Projected lineup LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B…

  9. 2014 outlook: Kansas City Royals

    Jan 17, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 86-76, 3rd place in AL Central Manager: Ned Yost, 5th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million Key additions: OF Norichika Aoki, 2B Omar Infante, LHP Jason Vargas Key losses: RHP Ervin Santana, LHP Brcuce Chen, C George Kottaras Projected lineup RF Norichika Aoki 2B Omar Infante 1B Eric Hosmer DH Billy Butler LF…

  10. 2014 Outlook: Detroit Tigers

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 93-69, 1st place in AL Central Manager: Brad Ausmus, 1st season Estimated 2014 payroll: $158 million Key additions: 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Joe Nathan, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Ian Krol, INF Steve Lombardozzi Key losses: 1B Prince Fielder, RHP Doug Fister, SS Jhonny Peralta, 2B Omar Infante, RHP Joaquin Benoit, RHP Jose Veras…

  11. 2014 Outlook: Cleveland Indians

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 92-70, 2nd place in AL Central Manager: Terry Francona, 2nd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $82 million Key additions: OF David Murphy, RHP John Axford, LHP Josh Outman Key losses: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, LHP Scott Kazmir, OF Drew Stubbs, OF Jason Kubel, RHP Chris Perez, RHP Joe Smith Projected lineup CF Michael Bourn 1B…

  12. 2014 Outlook: Chicago White Sox

    Jan 11, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 63-99, 5th place in AL Central Manager: Robin Ventura, 3rd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $85 million Key additions: OF Adam Eaton, 1B Jose Abreu, 3B Matt Davidson, RHP Felipe Paulino, RHP Ronald Belisario, LHP Scott Downs Key losses: RHP Addison Reed, RHP Gavin Floyd Projected lineup CF Adam Eaton LF Alejandro De Aza…

  13. 2014 Outlook: Boston Red Sox

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in AL East Manager: John Farrell, 2nd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $164 million Key additions: C A.J. Pierzynski, RHP Edward Mujica Key losses: OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Stephen Drew Projected lineup RF Shane Victorino LF Daniel Nava 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli SS…

  14. 2014 Outlook: Atlanta Braves

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 96-66, 1st place in NL East Manager: Fredi Gonzalez, 4th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million Key additions: RHP Gavin Floyd, C/OF Ryan Doumit Key losses: C Brian McCann, RHP Tim Hudson, LHP Paul Maholm, OF Reed Johnson Projected lineup RF Jason Heyward LF Justin Upton 1B Freddie Freeman C Evan Gattis 3B…

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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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