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Added November 18th, 2014 by Ian
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Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325 million contract

CBS Sports has reported that Miami Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to a $325 million contract extension with the Major League Baseball club which will run for the next 13 years. The new deal represents the biggest-ever contract in the history of North American professional sports. The 25-year-old player was also given an opt-out and no-trade clause and his contract surpasses the $293 million deal that Miguel Cabrera signed with the Detroit Tigers earlier this year. Stanton will be eligible to opt out of the deal when he reaches the age of 30 and that will enable him to sign an even better contract.

 
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Added November 15th, 2014 by Ian
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Interesting facts on Clayton Kershaw’s 2014 Cy Young and MVP season

It didn’t come as much of a surprise when Los Angeles Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw was named the National League’s Cy Young Award winner for the 2014 season. Kershaw put up some spectacular numbers this campaign and has now taken the trophy home for the third time in his career. He also won the award in 2011 and 2013. Kershaw was so good this year that he was named the 2014 National League MVP as well. If there was a downside to the 26-year-old’s season it came in the playoffs when the left-hander struggled.

However, the Cy Young and MVP awards are based on the regular season only and Kershaw deserved the honours by posting a 21-3 won/loss record along with a minuscule ERA of 1.77. Kershaw’s excellent ERA this season means he now has the lowest career ERA for a starting pitcher since back in 1969. After the 1968 campaign MLB lowered the pitcher’s mound as a way to increase offense. Kershaw has a career ERA of 2.48 and that’s better than any starting pitcher who has thrown a minimum of 1,000 innings.

 
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Added November 15th, 2014 by Ian
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Mike Trout wins AL MVP award for his worst MLB season

You must be quite a baseball player if you can take home the American League’s most valuable player award after having your worst full season in the Major Leagues. That’s exactly what happened to 23-year-old Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels as he was honoured with the 2014 AL MVP award following his worst season statistically in the big leagues so far. Of course, Trout’s worst season was regarded as being better than anyone else’s best this year and it’s hard to argue with his selection. Ironically, he was the runner-up for the award the past two years as it went to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

 
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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco shot finger off while cleaning four guns

Former baseball star Jose Canseco said he shot his finger off the other day while cleaning a gun. However, a couple of days later he admitted that he was actually trying to clean four guns at once. He and his fiancé Leila Knight then appeared on the Inside Edition television show to talk about the incident. Canseco said he heard the gun go off and then put it on the table and didn’t think that anything had happened. Then he took a look down at his hand and noticed that one of his fingers was blown off.

Canseco complained about the way Inside Edition dealt with the incident since they didn’t mention that he was trying to clean four guns and they didn’t really tell the full story. The former slugger claimed that he was traumatized by the incident since his fiancé was in the kitchen with him while he was cleaning the guns and he realized that she could have been seriously injured. He said he broke down crying when he realized what had happened, but Inside Edition edited all of those parts out of their report.

 
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Added November 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Interesting 2014 World Series Facts

 
Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian
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Nationals and Giants in longest playoff game ever

 
Added September 29th, 2014 by Ian
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Derek Jeter goes out in style

 
Added September 29th, 2014 by Ian
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MLB says baseball games are too long