The tale of Salvador Perez and his bargain-basement deal

<p><br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=138mbna85/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/the-tale-of-salvador-perez-and-his-bargain-basement-deal-184034819.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/st-louis-cardinals-v-kansas-20150524-190611-637.jpg"  width="3000" height="2419"  alt="KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 24:  Jhonny Peralta #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals is tagged out by Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals as he is caught in a rundown in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>The young catcher is proud to be a Royal, but he wouldn't mind it at all if the team gave him a new deal.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Why the Axe Bat, Dustin Pedroia may help make the round handle obsolete</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13t8sal5c/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/why-dustin-pedroia-uses-the-axe-bat--which-may-make-the-round-handle-obsolete-013113798.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-23/0bfa56c0-19ec-11e5-9d8e-8910fcd3f796_GettyImages-476303290.jpg"  width="3000" height="1929"  alt="Dustin Pedroia uses the Axe bat with the unique handle end during a June game. (Getty)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>A 2014 study claims the axe handle bat will result in a decrease of wrist injuries and increased performance.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Louisville Slugger icon calls it a career</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=12tfd1rop/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/louisville-slugger-s-batman-calls-it-a-career-181841388.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/sports/2015-06-26/f1b5e050-1c2e-11e5-ab01-ed32b6494aa4_Biggio1.jpg"  width="1800" height="1200"  alt="Craig Biggio watches as Danny Luckett turns a bat. (Courtesy Hillerich & Bradsby)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Danny Luckett, who helped create nearly a half-century of iconic moments in Major League baseball, has turned his final bat.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>10 Degrees: The reckoning of Bryce Harper is upon us</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=138aec8vu/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--the-reckoning-of-bryce-harper-is-upon-us-030937510-mlb.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/atlanta-braves-v-washington-nationals-20150509-233525-785.jpg"  width="3000" height="1999"  alt="WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a walk off home run in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on May 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 8-6. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>There's nothing dubious about the start to Harper's season, but the same can't be said for some of his peers.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Baseball teams making a mockery of Selig Rule</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=12t9doifh/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/baseball-teams-making-a-mockery-of-selig-rule-172438377.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/Sports/ap/201505181109401995663"  width="4806" height="3246"  alt="Miami Marlins new general manager Dan Jennings speaks during a news conference where he was named manager of the Marlins, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Miami. Jennings replaces Mike Redmond who was fired Sunday after the Marlins were nearly no-hit in a 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves that completed a three-game sweep. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Intended to promote minority hiring, the interview rule is being blatantly ignored as clubs make new hires.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>10 Degrees: Predicting AL and NL All-Star teams full of surprises and snubs</b>:<br /><p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/Jeff+Passan/SIG=13rvqc06e/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/10-degrees--predicting-al-and-nl-all-star-teams-full-of-surprises-and-snubs-181850662.html"><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/atlanta-braves-v-washington-nationals-20150624-015237-301.jpg"  width="3000" height="1999"  alt="WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23:  Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on after flying out for the third out of the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on June 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>For all the difficulty in picking this year's All-Star teams, one thing is clear: Bryce Harper could overshadow all of his peers.</p><br clear="all" /></p>
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