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  1. Mets hire former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

    Oct 23, 2014, 6:06 PM EST

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    For the majority of Long’s tenure the Yankees had one of the elite offenses in baseball and overall from 2007-2014 they scored MLB’s second-most runs, but the lineup fell apart during the past two seasons due to aging and injuries.

  2. Phillies sign Grady Sizemore to one-year, $2 million deal

    Oct 23, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    Grady Sizemore

    Sizemore’s numbers in Philadelphia were nothing special and for the season overall he hit just .233 with five homers and a .654 OPS in 112 games.

  3. Craig Breslow expects Red Sox to decline 2015 option

    Oct 23, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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    Bad year at a bad time for the 33-year-old free agent.

  4. Blue Jays “willing to offer at least a three-year deal” to Melky Cabrera

    Oct 23, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    That’s quite a change from last time Cabrera hit the open market, when he managed only a two-year, $16 million contract coming off a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

  5. Pirates sign Josh Stinson

    Oct 23, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Josh Stinson Orioles

    Stinson has had brief looks in the majors with the Orioles, Brewers, and Mets, combining to throw 52 innings with a 4.47 ERA in parts of four seasons.

  6. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    On your mark. Get set. Complain!

  7. Blue Jays “getting a lot of interest” in Adam Lind

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

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    Will the Blue Jays trade Lind after he hit .321 this season?

  8. Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese team

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Kris Johnson Twins

    Johnson was acquired from the Pirates last year.

  9. Tim Lincecum missed the Game 1 introductions because he was throwing up

    Oct 22, 2014, 5:37 PM EST

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    “I was doing some stuff in the training room.”

  10. Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

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    Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.

  11. World Series, Game 2: Giants vs. Royals lineups

    Oct 22, 2014, 3:50 PM EST

    Yordano Ventura

    Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.

  12. CC Sabathia hasn’t thrown off a mound yet, but says he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent”

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    He’s owed $23 million in 2015, $25 million in 2016, and $25 million or a $5 million buyout for 2017.

  13. Frank White joins the “back in my day …” chorus

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    “No one ever complained” is not a particularly compelling argument against change, in baseball or in life.

  14. Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    This year the Padres scored the fewest runs in baseball, by far, as they totaled 535 runs and the second-to-last Braves scored 573.

  15. Mets interviewing ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

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    Long was the Yankees’ hitting coach from 2007-2014 and during that time they scored the second-most runs in baseball, but aging and injuries turned the lineup into one of the league’s worst for the past two seasons and he took the fall.

  16. Phillies re-sign Jerome Williams for $2.5 million

    Oct 21, 2014, 5:20 PM EST

    Jerome Williams

    Williams has pitched for seven different MLB teams in nine seasons, posting a combined 4.40 ERA in 891 career innings.

  17. Royals’ World Series rotation: Shields, Ventura, Guthrie, Vargas

    Oct 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

    Yordano Ventura

    That’s the same alignment the Royals used in the ALCS, when they swept the Orioles in four games.

  18. World Series, Game 1: Giants vs. Royals lineups

    Oct 21, 2014, 3:38 PM EST

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    Madison Bumgarner vs. James Shields.

  19. Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer re-injures shoulder in Arizona Fall League

    Oct 21, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Kyle Zimmer Royals

    Zimmer came into this season as a top-25 prospect according to Baseball America and MLB.com.

  20. Mark Appel is thriving in the Arizona Fall League

    Oct 21, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    Mark Appel had a weird season, as the former No. 1 overall pick was awful at Single-A with a 9.74 ERA in 12 starts and then made headlines over the weird quasi-controversy of him throwing a bullpen session in Houston.

  21. Royals add Jayson Nix to the World Series roster

    Oct 21, 2014, 1:15 PM EST

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    He replaces rookie Christian Colon.

  22. Tim Bogar is leaving the Rangers after being passed over as manager

    Oct 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

    Tim Bogar

    Bogar served as former manager Ron Washington’s bench coach and then went 14-8 as interim manager for a team that had been horrible until that point.

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

    Oct 20, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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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.

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

    Oct 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

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

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