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The goddamn Padres are in on Manny Machado

It’s nearly February and Manny Machado doesn’t have a contract yet. Major League Baseball teams are so adverse to winning that the idea of adding one of the best all-around players to hit the free agent market (at the age of 26, nonetheless) in recent memory is completely off-putting.

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Marco Estrada signs with Oakland

I think we all knew that the Marco Estrada era had come to an end in Toronto, but it’s great to see the soft-tossing wizard catch on somewhere else. According to Jane Lee, the Athletics’ beat reporter for MLB.com, Estrada has inked a deal that’ll bring him to Oakland for the 2019 season.

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All-time Canadian baseball rosters: the Calgary Cannons

My grandmother must have recalled the story to me a thousand times. Dutifully sitting about eight rows behind home plate at what was then Burns Stadium (now Foothills Stadium), my grandparents, like any other Calgarian baseball fan, player, or parent, endured snow, sleet, rain, and the pestering of Wabash to cheer on the Calgary Cannons. My…