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Royals general manager Dayton Moore is on a conference call with reporters. He says he talked to Yordano Ventura just before Christmas. "He told me he was going to win 18 games this year -- and 10 of them were going to be complete games," Moore said.

Jerry Crasnick, ESPN Senior Writer

Emotional day in the Dominican Republic.

Toni Collins recaps the emotional scene at Estadio Quisqueya after former MLB players Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte passed away.

0:59

Tragic day for Dominican Republic and baseball.

ESPN's Marly Rivera reacts to the deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB player Andy Marte, who were both killed in separate car accidents on Sunday.

1:50

MLB teams always concerned when players return to the DR.

Pedro Gomez outlines the concerns MLB teams have when players go to the Dominican Republic in the offseason and the protocols organizations go through to ensure player safety.

2:07

David Price's reason for passing on WBC: "I didn't have year I wanted to have last year in Boston. I want to make sure I'm 100 percent ready to go on all cylinders when 2017 starts. I don't view pitching in WBC as something that's going to be right stepping stones for me to do that."

Scott Lauber, ESPN Staff Writer

Pudge honored to be fourth Puerto Rican in the Hall.

Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez discusses his emotions after getting the call that he made the Hall of Fame and how important it is being the fourth Puerto Rican inducted.

2:17

Orioles OF/DH Mark Trumbo hit an AL-best 47 HR last season, but finished with only 1.6 Wins Above Replacement.

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Rovell's Hall of Fame bar mitzvah guest.

Darren Rovell stops by SportsCenter to reminisce about Jeff Bagwell coming to his bar mitzvah 26 years ago.

2:20

Rovell: Hall of Fame a 'revenue stream for life' for inductees.

Darren Rovell examines what the financial impact is for players who get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2:12

Is Bonds, Clemens day in the HOF coming soon?

Hall of Fame voter Terrence Moore joins Bob Ley explaining why the idea of voting for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is starting to make sense, especially after more "rumored" steroid users are ushered into Cooperstown.

2:56

Tim Raines: The biggest call of my life.

Tim Raines joins SportsCenter to share what being elected into the Hall of Fame feels like and explains how social media may have influenced his selection.

3:08

Kurkjian: 'If you love baseball, this is a good day for the hall'

Tim Kurkjian reacts to Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Glanville lauds talents from 2017 Hall of Fame class.

Doug Glanville gives high regards to the trio of players elected to the 2017 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1:30

Olney calls it 'terrible' Schilling's HOF vote total dropped.

Buster Olney expresses his displeasure about Curt Schilling's Baseball Hall of Fame percentage dropping from 52.3 to 45 percent from 2016 through 2017.

1:59

President Obama jokes he wasn't crazy enough to predict Cubs' win.

President Obama welcomes the World Series champion Cubs to the White House and reveals that First Lady Michelle Obama is a lifelong Cubs fan.

1:59

2017 MLB Schedule

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