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Salary Arbitration Eligibles List

Salary Arbitration Eligibles List

NEW YORK (AP) The 133 players eligible for salary arbitration. Eligible players may file on Tuesday:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BALTIMORE (7) - Chris Davis, 1b; Jason Hammel, rhp; Jim Johnson, rhp; Brian Matusz, lhp; Darren O'Day, rhp; Troy Patton, lhp; Matt Wieters, c.

BOSTON (9) - Alfredo Aceves, rhp; Andrew Bailey, rhp; Daniel Bard, rhp; Craig Breslow, lhp; Jacoby Ellsbury, of; Joel Hanrahan, rhp; Andrew Miller, lhp; Franklin Morales, lhp; Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c.

CHICAGO (2) - Gordon Beckham, 2b; Alejandro De Aza, of.

CLEVELAND (7) - Matt Albers, rhp; Mike Aviles, 2b; Lou Marson, c; Justin Masterson, rhp; Chris Perez, rhp; Joe Smith, rhp; Drew Stubbs, of.

DETROIT (7) - Alex Avila, c; Brennan Boesch, of; Phil Coke, lhp; Doug Fister, rhp; Austin Jackson, of; Rick Porcello, rhp; Max Scherzer, rhp.

HOUSTON (3) - Jed Lowrie, ss; Bud Norris, rhp; Wesley Wright, lhp.

KANSAS CITY (1) - Luke Hochevar, rhp.

LOS ANGELES (5) - Alberto Callaspo, 3b; Tommy Hanson, rhp; Kevin Jepsen, rhp; Jason Vargas, lhp; Jerome Williams, rhp.

MINNESOTA (2) - Drew Butera, c; Brian Duensing, lhp.

NEW YORK (4) - Joba Chamberlain, rhp; Phil Hughes, rhp; Boone Logan, lhp; David Robertson, rhp.

OAKLAND (3) - Jerry Blevins, lhp; Brandon Moss, of; Seth Smith, of.

SEATTLE (4) - John Jaso, c; Shawn Kelley, rhp; Kendrys Morales, 1b; Brendan Ryan, ss.

TAMPA BAY (4) - Sam Fuld, of; Matt Joyce, of; Jeff Niemann, rhp; Ryan Roberts, inf.

TEXAS (3) - Neftali Feliz, rhp; Matt Harrison, lhp; David Murphy, of.

TORONTO (3) - Emilio Bonifacio, 2b; J.A. Happ, lhp; Josh Thole, c.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

ARIZONA (6) - Chris Johnson, 3b; Ian Kennedy, rhp; Gerardo Parra, lhp; Cliff Pennington, ss; Tony Sipp, lhp; Brad Ziegler, rhp.

ATLANTA (6) - Jason Heyward, of; Cristhian Martinez, rhp; Kris Medlen, rhp; Eric O'Flaherty, lhp; Martin Prado, of; Jonny Venters, lhp.

CHICAGO (3) - Matt Garza, rhp; James Russell, lhp; Jeff Samardzija, rhp.

CINCINNATI (7) - Homer Bailey, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of; Chris Heisey, of; Mat Latos, rhp; Mike Leake, rhp; Logan Ondrusek, rhp; Alfredo Simon, rhp.

COLORADO (6) - Jhoulys Chacin, rhp; Tyler Colvin, of; Dexter Fowler, of; Jonathan Herrera, inf; Wilton Lopez, rhp; Josh Outman, lhp.

LOS ANGELES (2) - Ronald Belisario, rhp; A.J. Ellis, c.

MIAMI (1) - Ryan Webb, rhp.

MILWAUKEE (4) - John Axford, rhp; Burke Badenhop, rhp; Marco Estrada, rhp; Carlos Gomez, of.

NEW YORK (3) - Ike Davis, 1b; Daniel Murphy, 2b; Bobby Parnell, rhp.

PHILADELPHIA (1) - Antonio Bastardo, lhp

PITTSBURGH (4) - Garrett Jones, 1b; James McDonald, rhp; Gaby Sanchez, 1b; Neil Walker, 2b.

ST. LOUIS (5) - Mitchell Boggs, rhp; David Freese, 3b; Jason Motte, rhp; Edward Mujica, rhp; Marc Rzepczynski, lhp.

SAN DIEGO (8) - John Baker, c; Everth Cabrera, ss; Luke Gregerson, rhp; Chase Headley, 3b; Clayton Richard, lhp; Joe Thatcher, lhp; Will Venable, of; Edinson Volquez, rhp.

SAN FRANCISCO (6) - Joaquin Arias, inf; Gregor Blanco, of; Jose Mijares, lhp; Hunter Pence, of; Buster Posey, c; Sergio Romo, rhp.

WASHINGTON (7) - Roger Bernadina, of; Tyler Clippard, rhp; Ian Desmond, ss; Ross Detwiler, lhp; Craig Stammen, rhp; Drew Storen, rhp; Jordan Zimmermann, rhp.

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Stanley Cup Final 2018: Who could win the Conn Smythe Trophy?

Stanley Cup Final 2018: Who could win the Conn Smythe Trophy?

The Stanley Cup is not the only trophy that will be awarded at the end of the Stanley Cup Final series between the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights. The Conn Smythe will also be given to the player deemed the most valuable to his team during the playoffs.

Who will that player be?

It's not hard to figure out who the frontrunner is right now. Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't just been the best goalie in the playoffs, he's been the best player with a dominant postseason in which he has posted a .947 save percentage and four shutouts. He has been so dominant, he could win it even if Vegas loses the series.

See the top contenders for the Conn Smythe heading into the Stanley Cup Final here.

The last player from the losing team to win the Conn Smythe was Jean-Sebastian Giguere from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003.

But what about the Caps?

Alex Ovechkin is the leader of Washington and has been absolutely dominant throughout the postseason. He even scored the series-clinching goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Surprisingly, however, Ovechkin does not lead the team in points through the playoffs. Evgeny Kuznetsov holds that edge with 24 points to Ovechkin's 22.

Will their offensive dominance propel them to win the Cup and the Conn Smythe? Will a different player emerge as the hero of the series?

See the top contenders for the Conn Smythe heading into the Stanley Cup Final here.

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Las Vegas changes iconic welcome sign to include no capital letters

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Las Vegas changes iconic welcome sign to include no capital letters

The Washington Capitals official #ALLCAPS hashtag started in 2017 during a Caps-Penguins game after the Pittsburgh Penguins' official Twitter account decided to tweet in all lowercase letters during the game. 

Now, as the Caps look to face the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final ahead of Game 1 Monday, Vegas has followed suit by changing their iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign to include only lowercase letters, a jab at the Capitals #ALLCAPS.

Additionally, the City's official Twitter account has changed their handle to "the city of las vegas" without any capital letters and the hashtag #nocaps.

It will be interesting to see how the Capitals' official Twitter will respond...

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