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Three up, three down | Talk of Brad Hand as a Dodger; Giants are beyond help

Three up, three down | Talk of Brad Hand as a Dodger; Giants are beyond help

A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week:

THREE UP

Window of truth: The Dodgers’ current management does not believe in the concept that a team has a window to win. By allocating resources to sign, develop and retain a constantly replenished supply of young players, the Dodgers believe their window can stay open indefinitely. But the Chicago Cubs have a young core, and yet the team has traded its top prospect two years running — for Aroldis Chapman last July, for Jose Quintana this week — to maximize what Cubs President Theo Epstein calls their “four-plus year window.” The Cubs won the World Series last year, eliminating the Dodgers along...

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