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How the four MVP favorites unlocked their home run power

Cody Bellinger, Alex Bregman, Mike Trout and Christian Yelich weren't always big home run hitters. Here's how they flipped the switch.

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MLB Awards Week: Key MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year info

Here's what to know as baseball's best are honored, including analysis of the results.

Awards Predictions: Who will take home baseball's hardware?

Will late injuries cost Mike Trout and Christian Yelich an MVP?

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MLB Offseason Preview

AL East offseason preview: Will Yanks add an ace? Will Red Sox really deal Betts?

Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg could end up in the Bronx, while Mookie Betts could end up ... anywhere.

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NL East preview: Will Nats keep the band together?

If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?

NL West offseason preview: Will anyone challenge Dodgers' division dynasty?

While L.A. ponders what's next after another postseason disappointment, rivals are assembling talent to challenge its dominance.

Changes coming?

'There are no untouchables': How Cubs' retool will shape offseason across MLB

Need a third baseman? Add Kris Bryant to your wish list. Looking for a catcher? Willson Contreras could be available too. Here's how Chicago's winter plan could have ripple effects across the sport.

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NL Central preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh

St. Louis needs more pop despite adding Paul Goldschmidt, Chicago gets a new direction with David Ross and Milwaukee needs to bolster its rotation.

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What you need to know amid Astros sign-stealing accusations

From what the Astros are said to have done to whether it did them any good, a look at Houston's latest controversy.

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Olney: MLB shouldn't expect much from Astros investigating their own cheating

Houston's attempts to gain extra advantages isn't a recent development, but MLB has failed to police the issue.

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Astros GM: We'll figure out what the facts are

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Free Agent Fits

Olney: 10 best free-agent fits for Yasmani Grandal

The best catcher -- by far -- on the open market should have plenty of suitors.

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Olney: Why George Springer should be a free agent this winter

A labor loophole at the start of the Astros slugger's career might have been legal, but that doesn't make it right.

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  • MLB free agency, trade news and hot stove analysis

    When does free agency start? When are awards announced? From players set to cash in, to who will walk away with hardware, keep up with all the latest during the hot stove season.