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  1. The Cubs to announce the hiring of Joe Maddon on Monday

    Oct 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The end of this awkward, orchestrated process is in sight.

  2. Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist

    Oct 31, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    He’ll be eligible for free agency next offseason at age 34.

  3. Blue Jays claim Andy Dirks off waivers from Tigers

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Dirks missed the entire season following back surgery and then a hamstring injury.

  4. The Giants victory parade is going on . . . now!

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Go O.D. on some hot trolley action.

  5. Eric Chavez joins the Yankees as special assignment scout

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Chavez played for the Yankees in 2011 and 2012.

  6. HBT Daily: One last look back at the World Series and a look ahead at the Hot Stove Season

    Oct 31, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Our last HBT Daily of the year gives a brief taste of the coming winter.

  7. Indians exercise $3.5 million option on Mike Aviles

    Oct 31, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

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    This season he hit just .247 with a .616 OPS in 113 games and Aviles hasn’t cracked a .700 OPS since 2010.

  8. Should Alex Gordon have tried to steal home on Wednesday night?

    Oct 31, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Some random, hypothetical musings on a Friday afternoon.

  9. GM says Red Sox will have “a conversation” with free agent Jon Lester

    Oct 31, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    He was drafted by the Red Sox in 2002 and made 241 starts for Boston.

  10. The Tigers exercise their option on Joakim Soria

    Oct 31, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    The only question for next season is what inning he’ll pitch.

  11. Brewers decline Rickie Weeks’ option

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Weeks has spent his entire career with the Brewers after being the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 draft.

  12. Daisuke Matsuzaka has a multi-year offer to return to Japan

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Matsuzaka left Japan in 2007 to sign a six-year, $52 million contract with the Red Sox and had immediate success, but dating back to 2009 he’s combined to throw 418 innings with a 5.10 ERA.

  13. Ruben Amaro unveils a “The Phillies Way” handbook

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

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    The mind reels when thinking of what may appear in such a publication.

  14. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  15. Fox’s World Series broadcast gets a low grade from The New York Times

    Oct 31, 2014, 8:33 AM EDT

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    And it’s hard to argue with any of what Richard Sandomir has to say about it.

  16. Joe Maddon’s pursuit of the Cubs job called “a classless act” by some in the game

    Oct 31, 2014, 6:27 AM EDT

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    Baseball people are saying that it’s one thing to go after a vacant job. It’s another thing altogether, however, to pursue a job someone — namely Rick Renteria — currently occupies.

  17. Statcast: A deeper look at Joe Panik’s amazing double play from Game 7

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Giants second baseman Joe Panik started a key double play in Game 7. Here’s a deeper look at how it went down.

  18. Diamondbacks exercise options on Daniel Hudson, Matt Reynolds

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks announced this evening that they have exercised club options on right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander Matt Reynolds for 2015.

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