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  1. Strength and conditioning coach “surprised” by Red Sox firing

    Nov 4, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

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    Dave Page, the strength and conditioning coach let go by the Red Sox yesterday, told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that he “was surprised” by the firing and “it caught me off guard that it happened now and not right after the season.” In other words, once the constant headlines about beer, fried chicken,…

  2. Rays drop Game 162 hero Dan Johnson

    Nov 4, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays' Dan Johnson hits a ninth inning home run with New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine at right during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Dan Johnson saved Tampa Bay’s season with his homer in Game 162, but the first baseman was left off the playoff roster and yesterday the Rays outrighted him from the 40-man roster. Johnson refused an assignment to Triple-A and is now a free agent at age 32. Aside from the dramatic Game 162 homer against…

  3. Kerry Wood likes Theo Epstein hire, wants to stay with Cubs

    Nov 4, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    Despite a regime change that included his friend Jim Hendry being let go as general manager Kerry Wood still wants to stay with the Cubs. Wood, who passed up bigger offers to sign a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Chicago last offseason, said yesterday on Comcast SportsNet Chicago that he liked the move to hire…

  4. Twins deny Orioles permission to interview Mike Radcliff

    Nov 4, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

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    None of their top candidates want the job and now the Orioles aren’t being allowed to pursue one of their fallback choices, as Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Twins denied them permission to interview Mike Radcliff. Radcliff has been with the Twins for 25 years as their longtime scouting director and current vice…

  5. Cubs will monitor Carlos Zambrano’s starts in Venezuela

    Nov 4, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    Theo Epstein said yesterday that the Cubs are very much in favor of Carlos Zambrano pitching in the Venezuelan winter league and Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that they’ll “have a scout monitoring” his first start Sunday. Zambrano, who’ll be managed in Venezuela by Julio Franco, is scheduled to make a total of…

  6. Braves listening to offers for Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado

    Nov 3, 2011, 5:11 PM EST

    Jair Jurrjens

    Atlanta acted quickly to remove Derek Lowe and his salary from the books, dealing him to Cleveland, and now Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves have told teams they’re willing to trade Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado. Bowman writes that the Braves would like to free up some additional salary to pursue free…

  7. Diamondbacks extend contracts of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers

    Nov 3, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson watches from the dugout

    Kirk Gibson is the odds-on favorite to be named NL Manager of the Year later this month, but in the meantime he’s agreed to a contract extension with the Diamondbacks that runs through 2014. General manager Kevin Towers’ deal was also extended through 2014, and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that both contracts…

  8. David Ortiz sounds frustrated by lack of offer from Red Sox

    Nov 3, 2011, 4:06 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    During an interview with Rob Bradford of WEEI.com free agent David Ortiz said that the Red Sox have yet to make him an offer and seemed somewhat frustrated by the lack of communication: I was expecting something would happen before, but so many things are going on. I know everybody has priorities, and to be…

  9. Diamondbacks re-sign catcher Henry Blanco for $1.2 million

    Nov 3, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that the deal is worth $1.2 million and according to MLB Trade Rumors there’s also a $1.24 million mutual option for 2013, so Blanco essentially got an extra $50,000 for opting out. ========== Henry Blanco opted out of a one-year, $1.15 million deal with Arizona yesterday, but the veteran…

  10. Red Sox to interview Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar Jr.

    Nov 3, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Sandy Alomar

    Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. are the Red Sox’s next interviewees, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Texas and Cleveland both granted permission for the interviews, which come on the heels of Boston speaking to Philadelphia bench coach Pete Mackanin earlier this week. Alomar previously expressed interest in…

  11. Red Sox fire strength and conditioning coach, assistant trainer

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

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    Beer, fried chicken, and video games specifically got all the headlines, but various Red Sox players simply not being in peak physical condition was also an issue this season and today Boston fired strength and conditioning coach Dave Page along with assistant trainer Greg Barajas. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com notes that Page was with the…

  12. Why did Tony LaCava turn down the Orioles?

    Nov 3, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

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    Tony LaCava was very professional with his comments about the Orioles, saying they handled the interview process with class and explaining that his decision to turn down the general manager job was due to wanting to remain with the Blue Jays. That never really passed the smell test, at least not entirely, and sure enough…

  13. Javier Vazquez wants to play for an East Coast team if he doesn’t retire

    Nov 3, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

    Javier Vazquez

    Earlier this week the Marlins were said to be trying to talk Javier Vazquez out of retiring and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the 35-year-old right-hander is “50-50″ to pitch in 2012. According to Rosenthal he has a “strong East Coast preference” after spending his 14-year career in Montreal, New York (twice), Arizona,…

  14. Orioles expand GM search to include Phillies’ Scott Proefrock and Twins’ Mike Radcliff

    Nov 3, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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    After being turned down by both Jerry Dipoto and Tony Lacava the Orioles have expanded their search for a new general manager to include Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock and Twins vice president of player personnel Mike Radcliff. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Proefrock will meet with the Orioles today and the…

  15. Cardinals’ candidates include Terry Francona, Ryne Sandberg

    Nov 3, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona walking back to the dugout during their MLB American League baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston

    Following up on yesterday’s news that the Cardinals asked for and were granted the Phillies’ permission to interview Triple-A manager Ryne Sandberg to fill Tony La Russa’s shoes Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that he’ll be one of “fewer than 10″ candidates for the job. According to Strauss the Cardinals are…

  16. Free agent Coco Crisp wants to stay on the West Coast

    Nov 3, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Coco Crisp‘s agent, Steve Comte, told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that the free agent center fielder “has made it clear that he would like to play for a team that is determined to compete and he’d also like to stay on the West Coast.” As for potentially returning to Oakland, Comte speculated…

  17. Chien-Ming Wang close to re-signing with Nationals

    Nov 2, 2011, 4:44 PM EST

    Washington Nationals' Wang throws during MLB National League baseball game against the Mets in Washington

    UPDATE: Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that Wang and the Nationals are “close to an agreement” and finalizing various contract details, so apparently the interest from those other teams worked to his agent’s satisfaction. ========== The Nationals are still hoping to re-sign Chien-Ming Wang, but in the meantime agent Alan Nero told Adam Kilgore of…

  18. Henry Blanco opts out of $1.15 million deal with Arizona

    Nov 2, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants

    Henry Blanco has followed Willie Bloomquist‘s footsteps by declining his half of a $1.15 million option after the Diamondbacks exercised their half earlier this week. That means Blanco is a free agent and the 40-year-old veteran will be looking for another backup catcher gig in what will be his 15th season. Blanco is coming off…

  19. Cardinals ask Phillies’ permission to interview Ryne Sandberg

    Nov 2, 2011, 3:11 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training Workout Session

    Ryne Sandberg may not be an option to replace Mike Quade as Cubs manager, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Cardinals have asked the Phillies for permission to interview Sandberg as a potential Tony La Russa replacement. Sandberg managed at Triple-A in the Phillies’ system this season and according to Rosenthal they’ll grant…

  20. Cubs fire Mike Quade, already ruling out Ryne Sandberg?

    Nov 2, 2011, 2:47 PM EST

    Bob Davidson, Mike Quade

    Mike Quade is out as Cubs manager after meeting last week with new team president Theo Epstein to essentially interview for his own job. Epstein called it “a productive conversation” and Quade is under contract for $980,000 in 2012, but not surprisingly the new regime wants to bring in their own guy. Ryne Sandberg’s name…

  21. Orioles claim reliever Darren O’Day off waivers from Rangers

    Nov 2, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

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    Darren O’Day was a key part of the Rangers’ bullpen in 2010, but he missed most of this season following hip surgery and today the Orioles claimed him off waivers. Even after coming back from surgery O’Day missed the end of the season with shoulder problems, so he’s certainly a big question mark health-wise. However,…

  22. Chris Coghlan has gone from Rookie of the Year winner to afterthought with Marlins

    Nov 2, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

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    Chris Coghlan hit .321 to win the Rookie of the Year award in 2009, but has batted just .252 with a .695 OPS in two seasons since then and spent the final three months of this year in the minors. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post asked Marlins president Larry Beinfest where Coghlan fits…

  23. Albert Pujols on Tony La Russa: “He’s like a father to me”

    Nov 2, 2011, 12:16 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v St Louis Cardinals

    Albert Pujols released a statement addressing Tony La Russa’s retirement: I’d like to congratulate Tony on his amazing Hall of Fame career. He’s been like a father to me and in my opinion, is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game. I’ve been blessed to be able to learn from Tony…

  24. Darren Oliver leaning toward playing next season at age 41

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:51 AM EST

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    Darren Oliver is 41 years old and a free agent, but the left-handed reliever is leaning toward coming back for a 19th season. “After what happened this year, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” Oliver told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. “I don’t think I want it to end like that.” Oliver also has…

  25. Nick Markakis recovering from pelvic bone bruise

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Nick Markakis, who won his first Gold Glove award yesterday, told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com that he’s about 75 percent recovered from a pelvic bone bruise suffered late in the season. “I just felt my belt buckle go into my pelvic bone,” Markakis said. “And it knocked me pretty good, just repeatedly diving into it…

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