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  1. Mariners keep manager Eric Wedge and entire coaching staff

    Oct 27, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Eric Wedge, Paul Emmel

    Eric Wedge went 67-95 in his first season as Seattle’s manager, but the Mariners announced last night that he’ll be back in 2012 along with his entire coaching staff. In a statement released to the media general manager Jack Zduriencik called them “a group of hard-working professionals.” Greg Johns of MLB.com notes that this is…

  2. Cardinals exercise 2012, 2013 options on Adam Wainwright

    Oct 27, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    General manager John Mozeliak said last month that the Cardinals planned to exercise their 2012 and 2013 options on rehabbing right-hander Adam Wainwright and now they’ve made things official. Wainwright, who missed the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery during spring training, will earn $9 million in 2012 and $12 million in 2013. That…

  3. Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo needs another elbow surgery

    Oct 26, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT

    Hong-Chih Kuo

    Hong-Chih Kuo was removed from the Chinese Taipei national team’s roster for the upcoming “All-Star series” against a team of MLB players because of elbow soreness and the Dodgers just announced that he’ll undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from the elbow. Kuo has a long history of elbow problems, including multiple surgeries, and…

  4. Juan Nicasio “making remarkable progress” in recovery from broken neck

    Oct 26, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio, Joe Diaz, Kieth Dugger

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post has an update on Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio‘s recovery from a broken neck and the news is very encouraging. Renck writes that Nicasio “is making remarkable progress” and “has begun throwing off a mound for the first time since his injury.” Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebrae when he…

  5. Melky Cabrera unlikely to sign long-term extension with Royals

    Oct 26, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    General manager Dayton Moore told Dick Kaegel of MLB.com that the Royals are unlikely to sign Melky Cabrera to a long-term contract extension because the 27-year-old outfielder wants to test free agency following next season: We’ll probably go a year at a time at this point, but he was a terrific player for us and…

  6. MLB postpones Game 6 until Thursday due to expected rain

    Oct 26, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    charlie brown rain

    MLB announced that tonight’s scheduled Game 6 of the World Series has been postponed because of expected rain in St. Louis. Cardinals and Rangers officials learned of the early postponement during an afternoon conference call with MLB. Light rain has been falling throughout the day in St. Louis and various weather reports peg the chances…

  7. Theo Epstein wants to meet with Carlos Zambrano

    Oct 26, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

    zambrano getty wide

    Not so long ago it seemed certain that Carlos Zambrano would never pitch for the Cubs again, but new team president Theo Epstein said during a television interview today that he wants to meet with the veteran right-hander. I need to get to the bottom of that. I think the best organizations get the most…

  8. Nationals waiting until after World Series to announce Davey Johnson as full-time manager

    Oct 26, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    At this point it’s no secret that the Nationals have decided to retain Davey Johnson as their full-time manager, but general manager Mike Rizzo continues to avoid confirming various reports and said today that the team will wait until after the World Series to make an announcement. Rizzo did, however, tell reporters that Johnson has…

  9. Marcel Lachemann resigns from Rockies after 12 seasons

    Oct 26, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

    Marcel Lachemann

    Marcel Lachemann has resigned as specialist assistant to Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd, stepping down after spending 12 seasons in the organization because of “different ideas on the development of pitchers.” Based on what Lachemann told Jack Etkin of Inside the Rockies, he appears to have a pretty strong disagreement with the team’s approach: Not…

  10. Albert Pujols prepares for Game 6 by hanging out at Best Buy

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    albert pujols best buy

    What would you do before playing in Game 6 of the World Series? Well, if you’re Albert Pujols apparently you’d put on a sleeveless shirt and go hang out at Best Buy: It’s always nice when sleeveless shirt-wearing people find other sleeveless shirt-wearing people. And can anyone figure out which DVD he’s holding?

  11. Mike Scioscia gets defensive about the Mike Napoli trade

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Mike Napoli continuing his spectacular season in the playoffs has led to the Angels being criticized for trading him in a deal for Vernon Wells and manager Mike Scioscia being criticized for never being the biggest Napoli fan. Scioscia got defensive when that topic was raised during a radio interview yesterday, saying: We did not…

  12. Yankees will meet to formulate plan to keep CC Sabathia

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    While the New York Daily News photo-shops CC Sabathia into a Red Sox uniform the New York Post (and George King) reports that the Yankees will meet in Florida to formulate a plan to keep Sabathia. A few months ago there were several reports about how Sabathia had no plans to exercise his opt-out clause,…

  13. Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson undergoes hip surgery

    Oct 25, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Chris Narveson underwent hip surgery today, but according to the Brewers’ statement they expect the left-hander to be fully healthy in time for spring training. Barring setbacks along the way Narveson will be in Milwaukee’s rotation after throwing 162 innings with a 4.45 ERA and 126/65 K/BB ratio this season. He shifted to the bullpen…

  14. A’s decline $3.25 million option on reliever Michael Wuertz

    Oct 25, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Wuertz_Michael

    Michael Wuertz was injured and ineffective this season, throwing just 34 innings with a 6.68 ERA, so it comes as no surprise that the A’s have declined their $3.25 million option on the 32-year-old reliever for 2012. Wuertz will receive a $250,000 buyout instead and may have to settle for a minor-league deal as a…

  15. John Lackey to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss 2012

    Oct 25, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    Well, at least this explains why he couldn’t get anyone out. John Lackey traveled to California to have his elbow examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum and the Red Sox announced today that he’ll undergo Tommy John surgery, knocking him out for all of 2012 and perhaps part of 2013. Lackey will earn $15.25 million while…

  16. Twins decline $12.5 million option on closer Joe Nathan

    Oct 25, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Joe Nathan

    UPDATE: It’s official, as the Twins announced that they’ve declined Nathan’s option and hope to re-sign him at a lesser salary. ========== No surprise, but Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that “all signs point to the Twins declining Joe Nathan‘s $12.5 million option for 2012.” Nathan missed all of 2010 following Tommy…

  17. Blue Jays change policy, would block John Farrell from interviewing with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    john-farrell-blue-jays-presser

    There’s been some speculation that the Red Sox may be interested in hiring former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell to replace Terry Francona. Because of that the Blue Jays have changed their policy about granting teams permission to speak to their employees and team president Paul Beeston released this statement: Due…

  18. “Continuous rain” forecast could postpone Game 6 tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

    charlie brown rain

    Tomorrow night’s Game 6 matchup between Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia is in jeopardy, with the National Weather Service forecasting a 90 percent chance of rain. National Weather Service meteorologist Karl Sieczynski told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that the rain is expected to start around noon and will “be present for most of the day…

  19. Royals hire Dave Eiland as new pitching coach

    Oct 25, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    dave-eiland-and-joe-girardi-yankees

    Dave Eiland, who spent three years as the Yankees’ pitching coach before being let go following the 2010 season, has been hired by the Royals to fill the same role in Kansas City. Eiland spent this season as an advisor with the Rays and coached for years in the Yankees’ minor-league system before joining their…

  20. Chris Carpenter would “absolutely” be available out of the Cardinals’ bullpen for Game 7

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Chris Carpenter threw 101 pitches last night, holding the Rangers to two runs over seven innings, and afterward wasted no time saying that he’ll be available out of the bullpen if the series goes to Game 7. For now Kyle Lohse is the Cardinals’ scheduled Game 7 starter, but manager Tony La Russa’s confidence in…

  21. John Lackey had elbow examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum

    Oct 25, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Boston Red Sox

    No details of the visit have been revealed by the Red Sox, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that John Lackey recently met with Dr. Lewis Yocum in California to have his right elbow examined. According to Bradford’s sources the Red Sox expect to have a “final resolution” by the end of this week, which…

  22. Angels want Andrew Friedman, but the feeling might not be mutual

    Oct 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Andrew Friedman Reuters

    Rays general manager Andrew Friedman was spotted last week having dinner with Angels owner Arte Moreno and Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’s their No. 1 target to replace Tony Reagins, but there’s plenty of doubt about whether Friedman actually wants the job. In fact, according to DiGiovanna’s sources “their chances…

  23. Can you hear me now? Bullpen phone mixup sinks Cardinals

    Oct 25, 2011, 12:23 AM EDT

    tony la russa and yadier molina cardinals

    During his postgame press conference Tony La Russa shed light on the odd sequence of events that led to the Rangers taking the lead in the eighth inning, explaining that he stayed with left-hander Marc Rzepczynski to face right-handed slugger Mike Napoli and then used Lance Lynn solely to intentionally walk Ian Kinsler because the…

  24. Ron Washington makes it clear: Rangers will stay with Matt Harrison in Game 7

    Oct 24, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison pitches to the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of Game 4 in their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Detroit

    There’s some doubt about whether Tony La Russa will stick with Kyle Lohse as the Cardinals’ starter if the World Series goes to Game 7, but Ron Washington left no doubt about who’ll get the nod for the Rangers: It’s Harry’s game. I’m going to stay consistent. That’s Harry’s game. Matt Harrison earned it. You…

  25. Scouting report from Rotoworld forums helped teacher win $1 million with “MLB 2K11″ perfect game

    Oct 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    brian kingrey

    Back in May we wrote about the Louisiana music teacher who won $1 million by throwing a perfect game in “MLB 2K11″ using Roy Halladay versus the Astros. His name is Brian Kingrey and now he’s the subject of Google’s latest nationally televised commercial, which includes interviews with his students and tells the story of…

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