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Spring Training Stadium Showcase: Joker Marchant Stadium

Joker Marchant Stadium at Tiger Town2015 marks the 79th season the Detroit Tigers have conducted spring training in the Central Florida city of Lakeland. No MLB franchise has spent more consecutive years in the same spring training locale.

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Martinez & Price At Charity Appearance (Photo)

With MLB spring training underway, the Detroit Tigers enter the 2015 season as the four-time defending AL Central division champions, and off a 90-72 record, the team once again enters this campaign with very high expectations.

Adrian Gonzalez at Dodger FanFest (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez appears to be on his way to the Hall of Fame. Gonzalez has posted 100 RBI or better in 7 of the last 8 seasons. During this stretch, the only year he did not crack 100 was back in 2009, when he came up exactly 1 RBI shy, finishing with 99. Last season, Gonzalez led all of baseball in the all-important category, amid knocking in 116 runs.

Joc Pederson Has LA Fans Excited (Video)

In one of the biggest and most surprising stories of the offseason, the Dodgers elected to clear their ongoing logjam in the outfield, by trading two-time All-Star Matt Kemp to the rival San Diego Padres. With Kemp now out of the picture, the man slated to take his place in CF is 22-year-old Joc Pederson.

Yasiel Puig: A Rock Star With Dodger Fans (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig can easily be classified as the most polarizing player in baseball. It is hard to believe that he has yet to play two full seasons of Big League ball. In 2014, Puig came back to Earth a little bit, hitting .296, with 16 HR and 69 RBI.  Despite his numbers lagging slightly from his rookie campaign, the 24-year-old Cuban was instrumental in LA advancing to the postseason, for the second straight year.

Zack Greinke Signing Autograph

The Dodgers Zack Greinke is one of the better pitchers in all of baseball. The two-time All-Star won the 2009 AL Cy Young Award, while a member of the Royals. Last season, in his second campaign with the Dodgers, Greinke went 17-8, with a 2.71 ERA.

Hunter, Mauer, Hughes & Buxton At TwinsFest (Videos & Photos)

Phil Hughes at TwinsFestOver the weekend, the Minnesota Twins held their annual three-day winter event, TwinsFest, at their home venue of Target Field. Several current and former players were in attendance to sign autographs and interact with fans.

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Joe Mauer
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Byron Buxton
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Kevin Millar In LA Hotel Lobby (Photo)

Saturday evening, former Big Leaguer/current MLB and NESN broadcaster Kevin Millar was spotted in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Above is the iFolloSports.com original photo.

Millar was in LA to attend the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation “In the Spirit of the Game” dinner.

A Guide To The Many Upcoming MLB FanFests

Crave the Auto MLB FanFest InfoWhile all the talk, over the next several days, will obviously focus on the Super Bowl, one cannot forget that MLB spring training is also just around the corner. With this in mind, most MLB teams will be holding their winter FanFests and caravans over the upcoming few weeks.

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Clayton Kershaw's Impressive Real Estate Purchase (Photos)

Clayton Kershaw Studio City homeLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has added some rather impressive possessions to his portfolio of late. In addition to corralling both the National League Cy Young and MVP awards, the 26-year-old is now the proud owner of a new piece of high end real estate.

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iFolloSports.com Photo Contest: Dale Murphy

As part of iFolloSports.com's ongoing photo submission contest, Michael Pierce submitted the above old school photo with former MLB star Dale Murphy.

Pierce first met and got this picture with Murphy, then of the Atlanta Braves, back in 1978, a few days before his 10th birthday. Pierce is on the left of Murphy, with his younger brother positioned on the right.

The Scene At The MLB Winter Meetings: Part I (Photos)

Throughout the course of this week, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego served as the headquarter property for the recently completed Baseball Winter Meetings. From December 7-11, the power brokers and brain trusts of the game convened in what turned out to be a very busy few days of activity.  

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Mike Matheny
Ned Yost
Brad Ausmus
Clint Hurdle
Terry Collins
Bob Melvin
Ron Roenicke
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The Scene At The MLB Winter Meetings: Part II (Photos)

Part I of iFolloSports.com's on the ground coverage of the recently completed Baseball Winter Meetings involved original photos of the active managers present at the proceedings.

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Curt Schilling
Harold Reynolds
Tommy Lasorda
Ryan Dempster
Luis Gonzalez
Andre Dawson
Aaron Boone
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Justin Morneau Thinking Of Those In Need (Video)

Justin Morneau is currently the first baseman for the Colorado Rockies. Morneau played most of his career with the Twins (2003-2013), before getting traded to the Pirates late in 2013. Morneau had a successful first season in Denver, winning the National League batting title, after posting a .319 average.

Joe Maddon Of Course Spotted On A Bike

Wednesday, per an iFolloSports.com tipster, brand new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was spotted riding a bicycle on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon's love of cycling has been well chronicled, including this piece in Bicycling.com, where coincidently, he speaks of a recent ride he took along the very same South Tampa roadway.

Strawberry Signing Amid Changed Life (Video)

Darryl Strawberry is a former MLB player, who played from 1983-1999. Strawberry was an instant star for the Mets, winning the 1983 NL Rookie of the Year award, while also making 8 consecutive All-Star appearances (7 – Mets, 1 – Dodgers). The Los Angeles native was one of the key contributors to the Mets' 1986 World Series champion team.

Hall of Famer Tony La Russa Signing (Video)

Tony La Russa has experienced a pretty good 2014. First, he was named Chief Baseball Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks in May. Then in August, the Tampa native was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Molitor, Robinson, Canseco & The Hansons (Video)

Along with Darryl Strawberry and Tony La Russa, numerous other athletes participated in the Minneapolis Sports Collectable & Autograph Convention.

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