Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly came out on top of the recent front-office power struggle, as he wrestled total control of his roster from general manager Howie Roseman.

Technically, Roseman was "promoted" to executive vice president of football operations, a role in which he is supposed to remain in charge of the Eagles' salary cap and contracts.

However, it remains unclear exactly how involved Roseman will be this offseason in such matters.

Mets stuck with Flores at SS? 

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Wilmer Flores ended up being the butt of the joke on Saturday, albeit indirectly, as New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson prepared to present Cal Ripken Jr. with an award. As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, Alderson quipped, "Mets fans have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop."

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Back in mid-December, there were some reports that the Los Angeles Angels were in exploratory talks with the Texas Rangers about trading outfielder Josh Hamilton back to the team he had left via free agency prior to the 2013 season. While nothing materialized at the time, the rumor has continued to live on.

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Why has Nicolas Batum been ailing? 

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The 2014-15 campaign has been an abject failure for Nicolas Batum. Coming off of his best season as a pro -- 13.0 PPG, 5.1 APG, 7.5 RPG, 1.8 3-PPG, 46.5 FG% -- Batum's numbers have fallen off the cliff this season: 9.1 PPG, 4.6 APG, 5.2 RPG, 1.2 3-PPG, 38.7 FG%.

It appears that for the past five months, there has been a reason for his diminishing returns.

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Could Hamels go to Cards? 

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The Philadelphia Phillies have stated that they are not actively shopping Cole Hamels at this time. Nevertheless, the general feeling around the league seems to be that the pitcher could still very well be dealt at some point in the next six months. One team that might be interested is the St. Louis Cardinals.

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No Papelbon deal on horizon? 

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Earlier this week, there seemed to be some progress on a potential trade that would see the Milwaukee Brewers ending up with closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelpia Phillies. However, after those initial reports, there doesn't seem to have been any movement towards a successful handshake between all involved parties.

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Jennings done with torn Achilles? 

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During Brandon Jennings' first five seasons, he proved to be a workhorse. Aside from the 2010-11 campaign, when he missed 19 games, Jennings was absent from just four other contests.

Unfortunately, it appears the lower-leg injury he sustained during Saturday evening's tilt with the Milwaukee Bucks may have put an end to his 2014-15 run.

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Why it's time to bench Johnson, Vasquez 

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The Toronto Raptors have a 4-8 record in their last 12 games and Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun believes head coach Dwane Casey needs to drop two players from the starting group. Those players are forward Amir Johnson and guard Greivis Vasquez.

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Nate Wolters' extended stay with Pelicans 

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UPDATE: The Pelicans officially signed Nate Wolters to a second 10-day contract, per the club website.

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The New Orleans Pelicans had two open roster positions 10 days ago after a trade. The team lacked depth in the backcourt at that time so they signed free agent point guard Nate Wolters. That 10-day contract expires on Friday and according to his agent, the Pelicans are planning to keep his client in the fold for another 10 days.


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Cavs in the market for a PG 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have an open roster spot and most followers of the team believe they will eventually bring in a point guard via free agency or trade. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal , the Cavs may be looking at point guards currently playing in China.

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Kelly Olynyk's expected extended absence 

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Kelly Olynyk sprained his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Thursday's game in Portland and he left the team on Friday so he could return to Boston for more tests. His head coach thinks the big man could be out for several weeks, according to ESPNBoston.com.

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Ever since Matthew Stafford had his shoulder surgically repaired in 2010, he hasn't missed a game, so his backup has been glued to the bench.

Still, the Detroit Lions want to be prepared in case Stafford is felled by an injury, and with backups Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore set for free agency, it's a position the Lions may address long term via the draft.

To that end, the Lions met with a pro prospect this week at the Senior Bowl.

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Could Shields land on South Beach? 

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The Washington Nationals were already the frontrunners in the National League East even before the blockbuster deal with Max Scherzer. Could the Miami Marlins answer their division rival with a deal for James Shields?

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Possible fits for Rafael Soriano 

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A number of free agent relievers are still available a month before spring training, including Rafael Soriano, the owner of 207 career saves.

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Will a Papelbon deal get done? 

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The buzz around baseball on Friday had the Philadelphia Phillies engaged in discussions to send closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers, although a trade is not believed to be imminent.

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