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Nationals Need World Series More Than Anyone Now That Cubs’ Drought Is Over

With Chicago still celebrating months after the fact, we can safely cross the Cubs off the top of our list of franchises with the greatest sense of World Series urgency. No team will come close to matching the buildup that comes with a 108-year drought, of course. Still, if any organization would seem particularly anxious to win big and win soon, it might be the Nationals.

Q&A with Rajai Davis: Art of Baserunning and That World Series Game 7 Home Run

It’s a moment all baseball players dream of from the moment they first pick up a bat: Hitting a dramatic home run in Game 7 of the World Series. Rajai Davis waited 36 years and 1,219 major-league games (counting regular season and playoffs) to pull it off. His game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 7, off the hardest-throwing pitcher of all time, sent shockwaves throughout the baseball world.

Q&A with Rajai Davis: Rickey Henderson, the Art of Base-Stealing and Getting to MLB

It’s a moment all baseball players dream of from the moment they first pick up a bat: Hitting a dramatic home run in Game 7 of the World Series. Rajai Davis waited 36 years and 1,219 major-league games (counting regular season and playoffs) to pull it off. His game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 7, off the hardest-throwing pitcher of all time, sent shockwaves throughout the baseball world.

Blue Jays’ Identity Crisis Could Lead to End of Short-Lived Toronto Renaissance

Edwin Encarnacion is no longer a Blue Jay. Just before Christmas, Cleveland’s baseball team landed the biggest remaining bat on the free-agent market on a three-year, $60 million contract. The deal vexed Jays fans, who wondered how their parrot-toting hero could have bolted for Ohio after being offered four years and $80 million (with the possibility of a fifth-year option that would have been pushed the deal to $100 million) to return to Rogers Centre.

How Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria Continues to Outfox Us All

Ponder, if you will, the savviest investments of the past 20 years. Think of the venture capitalists who got in early on Google. The angel investors who took a leap of faith with Uber. Sean Parker finagling his way into Facebook right before it exploded was enough to get a Mickey Mouse Club member to play him in a major motion picture.

Hot Stove: Three Teams That Won the Winter Meetings and Two That Came Away Losers

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Major League Baseball’s 30 front offices closed up shop on the winter meetings Thursday, ending a stretch of 96 straight hours holed up in dimly lit suites looking for the winning formula to come out ahead this offseason.

The thousands of discussions batted around during those four days will fuel a series of free-agent signings and trades over the next several weeks.

Hot Stove: The Domino Effect Desmond Signing with Rockies Has on Several Teams

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent outfielder Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract on Wednesday, a move that could create a ripple effect impacting several different teams and playoff races.

From 2012 through 2014, Desmond established himself as one of the most productive shortstops in baseball, posting three straight 20-20 seasons.