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  1. The Red Sox have asked permission to speak with John Farrell directly

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:28 PM EST

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    We heard last night that the Red Sox were “making progress” in negotiations to acquire John Farrell from the Blue Jays to be their new manager. Barring something unexpected, it looks like a deal will get done. According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to speak to…

  2. Astros add Dave Trembley and John Mallee to coaching staff

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Dave Trembley 2

    After letting go of bench coach Joe Pettini yesterday, new Astros manager Bo Porter is close to completing his new coaching staff. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Astros confirmed yesterday that they have hired former Orioles manager Dave Trembley for a yet-to-be-announced position while John Mallee will serve as hitting coach. Trembley has…

  3. The Red Sox have begun contract talks with David Ortiz

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:05 AM EST

    David Ortiz Getty

    The Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the Blue Jays in an effort to secure John Farrell as their new manager, but they are also trying to keep a familiar face in the fold. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz engaged in contract negotiations this week,…

  4. Looking ahead to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Giants

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:33 AM EST

    Ryan Vogelsong Bochy Getty

    The Cardinals were hoping to clinch their second consecutive National League pennant last night, but vintage Barry Zito showed up to ruin the party. While they still hold a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, the series will now shift to San Francisco for Game 6 on Sunday night. Let’s take a quick look at the…

  5. Rafael Soriano expected to opt out of contract with Yankees

    Oct 20, 2012, 9:31 AM EST

    Rafael Soriano Getty

    Hardly shocking news here, but Rafael Soriano is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the Yankees and test free agency. Soriano has until three days after the World Series to decide whether to accept his $14 million option for next season or reject it and receive a $1.5 million buyout. Joel…

  6. Brian Wilson throws for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Oct 20, 2012, 8:58 AM EST

    Brian Wilson AP

    Brian Wilson isn’t an option to pitch for the Giants this postseason, but he threw yesterday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in April. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Wilson made 30 tosses from 45 feet at Busch Stadium and said he’s “right where I need to…

  7. Barry Zito shuts down Cardinals in Game 5 of NLCS to keep Giants’ season alive

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:14 PM EST

    Reuters Barry Zito

    With the Giants facing elimination, Barry Zito didn’t inspire much confidence coming into his start in Game 5 tonight. However, he turned in the best performance by a Giants’ starting pitcher this postseason while keeping his team’s season alive. Zito limited to Cardinals to six hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings tonight as part of…

  8. Barry Zito holds Cardinals scoreless through seven innings

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:36 PM EST

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Giants likely would have been thrilled if Barry Zito made it through five innings tonight while keeping the team in the game, but he has exceeded all expectations by holding the Cardinals scoreless through seven innings. Zito has allowed just five hits and one walk (which was intentional) while striking out five. The southpaw…

  9. Giants knock Lance Lynn out in fourth inning, grab 4-0 lead

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:32 PM EST

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Just like his start in Game 1 on Sunday, the fourth inning was Lance Lynn‘s undoing tonight. After holding the Giants hitless over the first three innings, Lynn allowed four runs in the top of the fourth inning before being pulled. Lynn gave up singles to Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval to begin the inning…

  10. Barry Zito gets out of jam to keep Cardinals off the board in Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:53 PM EST

    Barry Zito Getty

    The Cardinals had an excellent chance to grab an early lead in the second inning against Barry Zito, but the high-priced southpaw managed to escape unscathed. After Yadier Molina led off the inning with a single, David Freese dropped a double just beyond the outstretched glove of Hunter Pence, who attempted a diving catch. With…

  11. Red Sox and Blue Jays making progress in compensation talks regarding John Farrell

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    John Farrell Reuters

    We heard earlier this week that the Blue Jays were in negotiations to send manager John Farrell to the Red Sox and it appears the situation is getting close to a resolution. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the clubs are “making progress” in compensation talks. Assuming an agreement is eventually worked out, Farrell will…

  12. Mike Adams undergoes surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:35 PM EST

    Mike Adams Getty

    According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Mike Adams underwent successful surgery yesterday for thoracic outlet syndrome. Adams dealt with soreness in his shoulder and neck in September before he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome, an injury which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and causing numbness. Chris Carpenter…

  13. Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is getting too much of the blame

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner had a telephone interview with the Associated Press earlier today and you’ll be shocked to learn that he was asked about Alex Rodriguez. While Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss any speculation about whether Rodriguez will be back in New York next season, he did say that the the 37-year-old is getting too much…

  14. R.A. Dickey undergoes abdominal surgery

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    As expected, R.A. Dickey underwent surgery Thursday in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle that he pitched through for most of the season. Dickey confirmed via his Twitter account earlier this evening that the surgery was a success. He’s expected to be ready for spring training. Dickey posted a 2.73 ERA and 230/54 K/BB…

  15. Cardinals defeat Giants to take commanding 3-1 lead in NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:32 PM EST

    Adam Wainwright Reuters

    The Cardinals are just one win away from joining the Tigers in the World Series. Behind an excellent pitching performance from Adam Wainwright and a relentless attack from their offense, the Cardinals defeated the Giants 8-3 tonight and now own a commanding 3-1 series lead in the NLCS. Wainwright had his curveball working tonight and…

  16. Cardinals pouring it on against Giants, lead 8-1 through seven innings in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:01 PM EST

    Jon Jay AP

    UPDATE: The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and now lead it 8-1. Yadier Molina delivered an RBI double off Guillermo Mota while Pete Kozma later had an RBI single against Jeremy Affeldt. 10:33 PM: The Cardinals are starting to pour it on against the Giants in Game 4 of…

  17. Jaime Garcia will attempt to rehab shoulder injury rather than undergo surgery

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:07 PM EST

    Jaime Garcia Getty

    Jaime Garcia appeared bound for shoulder surgery after receiving the same diagnosis from three different doctors last week, but it turns out he won’t go under the knife. At least not yet. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, Dr. James Andrews recommended that Garcia attempt to rehab a rotator cuff strain and inflammation in his…

  18. Cardinals chase Tim Lincecum, lead 4-1 through five innings

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:55 PM EST

    Matt Holliday Reuters

    Adam Wainwright has some more cushion to work with going into the top of the sixth inning. The Cardinals tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and currently lead the Giants 4-1 in Game 4 of the NLCS. They got the first run after Matt Carpenter just missed a home…

  19. Alex Rodriguez says he has no plans to waive no-trade clause

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:33 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    The Yankees have been ousted from the postseason, but the saga of Alex Rodriguez continues. Rodriguez told Peter Botte of the New York Daily News after today’s loss to the Tigers that he has no plans to waive his no-trade clause and intends to return to the Yankees next season. “That’s correct. I will be…

  20. Hunter Pence slugs long solo homer to get Giants on board in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

    Hunter Pence Getty

    Hunter Pence‘s struggles caused him to be dropped to sixth in the order in Game 4 tonight, but he has responded in a big way. Pence launched a long solo home run to left field off Adam Wainwright in the top of the second inning to get the Giants on the board. According to Alex…

  21. Cardinals get off to quick start against Tim Lincecum in Game 4 of NLCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:36 PM EST

    Lincecum Getty

    Tim Lincecum appeared to find himself while pitching in the bullpen this postseason, but that success hasn’t translated in his start tonight in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals. Pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Lincecum allowed a single to Jon Jay and a walk to Matt Carpenter to begin the game before…

  22. Delmon Young named ALCS MVP

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    Delmon Young Getty

    In a series which featured the possible AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, Delmon Young is your ALCS MVP. Go figure. Proving to be a thorn in the Yankees’ side of the second straight postseason, Young batted .353 (6-for-17) with two home runs, a double and six RBI during the series. He knocked in…

  23. Tigers finish off sweep of Yankees to advance to World Series

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

    Tigers Reuters

    We know one team who will still be alive next Wednesday. Finishing off a thoroughly dominating performance, the Tigers topped the Yankees 8-1 at Comerica Park today to sweep the ALCS in four games and advance to the World Series. CC Sabathia is a pretty good pitcher to have on your side facing elimination, but…

  24. Alex Rodriguez flies out in pinch-hit appearance in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 6:42 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Max Scherzer was pulled for left-hander Drew Smyly with two on and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, so Joe Girardi called on Alex Rodriguez to pinch-hit for Raul Ibanez. However, there was no redemption to be found. Rodriguez hit a routine fly ball to center field to strand two runners and…

  25. X-rays negative on Marco Scutaro’s hip, Giants peeved by Matt Holliday’s slide

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:46 PM EST

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    UPDATE: Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Scutaro was taken to the hospital for an MRI. 11:46 PM: According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said X-rays came back negative. However, he’s still pretty sore and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. Matt Cain mentioned during the game that he…

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