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D-backs sign Gregor Blanco to minors deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced the signing of former San Francisco Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco to a minor league deal with a spring invite on Thursday.

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Will Bonds, Clemens get Hall of Fame call? (1:17)
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Early 2018 support for Clemens, Bonds?

If Jayson Stark were to cast his 2018 Hall of Fame ballot today, he would include both Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds. "[The Hall] needs to be a place that tells the story of what happened -- the good and the bad," Stark writes. Stark: My early 2018 HOF ballot

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Bonds approaching Hall at steady rate

After three years of hovering around 35 percent, Barry Bonds has seen his support jump nearly 20 percent the last two years. He received 53.8 percent of the vote on the 2017 ballot.

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Farm system rankings: The middle 10

As the world champion Cubs and a group of playoff contenders in this tier prove, you can win without sacrificing your farm system.

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Increased support big for Bonds, Clemens

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens finally climbed above 50 percent in their fifth year on the ballot. The history of that number suggests the duo will find their way to Cooperstown in due time, David Schoenfield writes. HOF night winners/losers

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Biggest jumps in the voting this year: Tim Raines (16.2 pct), Edgar Martinez (15.2), Jeff Bagwell (14.6), Barry Bonds (9.4), Roger Clemens (8.9), Mike Mussina (8.8)

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Why Barry Bonds (& Roger Clemens) should expect to get elected: Only one player (Gil Hodges) has ever gotten this close to election with 5 years left on the ballot without making it eventually.

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A Roger Clemens voting oddity: He has now gotten more votes than Barry Bonds in all 5 years they've been on the ballot, but never by more than 12 votes. This year's totals: Clemens 239, Bonds 238. No idea how to explain that.

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Kurkjian surprised Bonds, Clemens didn't get bigger boost (1:12)
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Bonds, Kent fall short in HOF vote

In his fifth year on the ballot, Barry Bonds received 53.8 percent of the vote to miss the 75 percent threshold required. Jeff Kent (fourth year) also missed out, totaling 16.7 percent. Bonds saw a notable jump in support, as he received only 44.3 percent of the vote last year. Full results

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Turns out Roger Clemens & Barry Bonds didn't make as dramatic a jump as we expected. Clemens went from 45.2 pct to 54.1, Bonds from 44.3 to 53.8. So both would need close to 100 more votes to get elected. Still, they were both around 36 pct 2 years ago. They have 5 years left on the ballot. And only Gil Hodges got this close with this many years left and didn't get into the Hall

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What would Giants say off the record?

If you gave truth serum to the executives of all 30 MLB teams, what might you hear? Buster Olney believes the Giants would admit their constant push to win in recent years has drained their farm system and limited their trade options. Front-office truths (Insider)

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Selig's HOF induction changing voters' PEDs perspective (1:16)
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Kurkjian believes Clemens and Bonds will eventually make HOF (0:48)
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McCovey among those pardoned by Obama

President Barack Obama pardoned baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey on Tuesday, forgiving his 1995 conviction for tax evasion.

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Will Ty Blach step up in 2017?

Blach proved that he's a pitcher to watch late last season by outdueling Clayton Kershaw in a key start. The 26-year-old is one Matt Cain injury away from being called upon on a regular basis, Tony Blengino writes. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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Should Giants have Belt lead off?

Denard Span is no longer a high-OBP guy, while Brandon Belt drew 104 walks last season and posted a .394 OBP. Belt usually hits in the middle of the order, but he could also fit atop the lineup, David Schoenfield writes. Unconventional leadoff options

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Are the Giants MLB's best defensive team?

Catcher Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Belt, second baseman Joe Panik and shortstop Brandon Crawford are all elite defenders at their positions. Is that enough for San Francisco to claim the top spot on Buster Olney's list? Top defenses (Insider)

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Highlighting Barry Bonds' legendary career (2:42)
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Bonds makes it on ESPN's ballot

ESPN's 17 Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots, and Barry Bonds grabbed 13 votes. That's enough to get him over the 75 percent threshold. Jeff Kent only received three votes. ESPN's HOF ballot

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.654th
Quality Starts857th
WHIP1.214th
BAA.2436th
Runs71519th
Batting Average.25811th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.39825th

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