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  1. Dave Magadan won’t be Yankees hitting coach, but he could be front-runner with A’s

    Oct 20, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

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    The Yankees aren’t hiring Dave Magadan as hitting coach, but he could be the favorite for the A’s job after Chili Davis left for the Red Sox.

  2. James Shields was in “excruciating pain” and passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

    Oct 20, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Royals manager Ned Yost chose Jason Vargas over James Shields to start Game 4 of the ALCS and now we know one factor that played into the decision: Shields was busy passing a kidney stone.

  3. Yoenis Cespedes joins Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

    Oct 20, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Following in the footsteps of fellow MLB players Robinson Cano, CC Sabathia, and his teammate and countryman Rusney Castillo, Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will now be represented by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

  4. Tim Hudson was going to the World Series no matter what

    Oct 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Hudson revealed during today’s media session that the Royals actually made him a “very good offer.”

  5. The Royals and their merchandise

    Oct 20, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Wanna buy the Royals’ recyclables?

  6. Chili Davis chose Red Sox over Yankees in leaving A’s

    Oct 20, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

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    He was determined to leave the A’s either way.

  7. Apparently, Sergio Romo still looks illegal to some people

    Oct 20, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Someone asked Sergio Romo what country he’s from at media day today. Last I checked, California was still part of the United States.

  8. Giants will use Michael Morse at DH, keep Travis Ishikawa in left field

    Oct 20, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Morse has yet to start a game in the playoffs, but he hit .279 with 16 homers and an .811 OPS in 131 games during the regular season to rank second on the team in OPS behind only Buster Posey.

  9. Jon Jay undergoes wrist surgery after big postseason

    Oct 20, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Jay played through the injury since July, yet he hit .325 in August and September before going 14-for-29 (.483) in the postseason.

  10. Mark Teixeira’s outside interests are said to bother the Yankees

    Oct 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Because it is unheard of for Yankees players to have outside interests.

  11. Fired by the Yankees, Mick Kelleher is retiring

    Oct 20, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Keller spent 16 total seasons coaching in the Yankees organization, the last six of which have been on the MLB staff.

  12. Taijuan Walker makes “personal decision” to leave Arizona Fall League, Mariners say he’s healthy

    Oct 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    “Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time.”

  13. With the Royals in the World Series, it’s Don Denkinger season again

    Oct 20, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Every time there’s a bad call, Don Denkinger’s name gets mentioned. Now that the Royals are in the World Series, it’ll be mentioned more.

  14. Red Sox have had “preliminary talks” with free agent Koji Uehara

    Oct 20, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    His overall numbers, while not as ridiculously amazing as 2013, included a 2.52 ERA and 80/8 K/BB ratio in 64 innings.

  15. Angels won’t let A’s interview hitting coach Dave Hansen

    Oct 20, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Oakland is looking to replace Chili Davis.

  16. HBT Daily: How the Royals and Giants were built

    Oct 20, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    This former Royals is a big part of why the current Royals are where they are.

  17. No one knows where Jose Fernandez is

    Oct 20, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Cuba

    The second baseman, that is, not the Marlins pitcher.

  18. Apparently, the Royals “just know how to win”

    Oct 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    You’d think such knowledge would be pretty valuable to have. Maybe they should license it to other sports teams.

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