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  1. 2011 No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole makes pro debut in Arizona Fall League

    Oct 15, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT

    Bob Nutting, Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole, who was selected No. 1 overall by the Pirates in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, made his professional debut in the Arizona Fall League yesterday. The results aren’t all that important, but Cole gave up three runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings while striking out two and walking one. The 21-year-old…

  2. It sounds like Tony La Russa will be back with the Cardinals next season

    Oct 15, 2011, 9:25 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

    According to the Associated Press, in speaking with reporters prior to Game 5 of the NLCS against the Brewers last night, Tony La Russa dropped some pretty strong hints that he will return as manager of the Cardinals next season. La Russa and the Cardinals have a mutual option for 2012. “We don’t get into…

  3. Talks between Cubs, Red Sox for Theo Epstein have turned “increasingly contentious”

    Oct 15, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Theo Epstein

    And you thought this would be easy, huh? David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reports that talks between the Red Sox and Cubs regarding compensation for Theo Epstein have turned “increasingly contentious” as the two sides remain “far apart” on an agreement. In fact, one baseball executive with knowledge of the parties involved says that Red Sox…

  4. Cole Hamels undergoes elbow, hernia surgeries

    Oct 15, 2011, 8:11 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds

    Cole Hamels had a pair of surgeries Friday, neither of which are expected to impact his availability for the start of the 2012 season. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the southpaw underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and had loose bodies removed from his left elbow. The Phillies announced that Hamels should be…

  5. Tony La Russa presses all the right buttons as Cardinals take 3-2 lead over Brewers in NLCS

    Oct 15, 2011, 12:01 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    Tony La Russa has managed well over 5,000 games in the big leagues, yet on any given day, he will do something that will make you shake your head. And the crazy thing is, he often walks away looking like a genius. Friday’s 7-1 win over the Brewers in Game 5 of the NLCS was…

  6. NLCS Game 5 Live Blog: Brewers vs. Cardinals

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    11:15: It’s all over, as Craig Counsell pops out to Daniel Descalso at third base for the final out of the ballgame. The Cardinals win 7-1 and take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS. The series will resume Sunday in Milwaukee. 11:14: A little confusion in shallow left center, but Jon Jay catches a pop…

  7. Brewers still plan to start Shaun Marcum in Game 6 on Sunday

    Oct 14, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two

    The NLCS is now a best out of three, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke isn’t panicking. According to Jordan Schelling of MLB.com, Roenicke said earlier this afternoon that Shaun Marcum is still on track to start Game 6 against the Cardinals on Sunday. Marcum allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in a…

  8. ALCS Game 3 Live Chat: Rangers vs. Tigers

    Oct 11, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 5

    Only three teams have overcome a 0-2 deficit in the LCS since it became a seven-game format in 1985, but the Tigers will hope to chip away when they return home tonight to take on the Rangers in Game 3 of the ALCS. We’ll cover it all in a live chat, beginning right around 8:05…

  9. Report: Theo Epstein “on the cusp” of leaving Red Sox to accept job with Cubs

    Oct 11, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Signs with the Boston Red Sox

    It’s really happening. According to Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald, Theo Epstein is “on the cusp” of leaving the Red Sox to accept a job with the Cubs. The new position is believed “to include powers greater than he has in Boston” and an announcement could be made “within the next 24 to 48…

  10. The Orioles have a lengthy list of candidates for general manager

    Oct 11, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT

    Orioles_new

    According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Orioles are considering a lengthy list of high-profile executives for their general manager vacancy. This list includes former Diamondbacks GM and current Padres VP Josh Byrnes, former Astros GM and current Rays’ senior VP Gerry Hunsicker, former Blue Jays GM and current Mets’ assistant GM J.P Ricciardi, Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine, Blue…

  11. Bryan Stow out of hospital, transferred to rehabilitation facility

    Oct 11, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Giants Fan Attacked

    The news continues to get better about Bryan Stow, the Giants’ fan who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on March 31. According to the Associated Press, Stow was transferred to a rehabilitation facility today after nearly seven months in hospitals. “Bryan has been an extremely challenging patient,” said Dr. Geoff Manley, who is the…

  12. Charlie Morton undergoes surgery to repair torn labrum in left hip

    Oct 11, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pirates announced this afternoon that right-hander Charlie Morton underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hears that Morton is expected to be sidelined for six months, a timeline which could put his status…

  13. Did Prince Fielder just play his final home game with the Brewers?

    Oct 11, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two

    There’s still plenty of baseball left to be played, so we might be getting a little bit ahead of ourselves here, but Monday’s win by the Cardinals at least makes it possible that Prince Fielder has played his final game at Miller Park as a member of the Brewers. With the series now tied 1-1,…

  14. Albert Pujols leads the way in Game 2 blowout win over Brewers

    Oct 11, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

    Pujols AP

    Albert Pujols didn’t do everything for the Cardinals tonight, but it sure seemed like it at times. Pujols went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer, three doubles, five RBI and three runs scored in a 12-3 win over the Brewers in Game 2 of the NLCS, tying the series at 1-1. As part of a 17-hit attack…

  15. Brewers’ rally cut short by double play in fifth inning

    Oct 10, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

    NLCS Cardinals Brewers Baseball

    The Brewers just missed out on a big opportunity in the fifth inning. But it wasn’t all their fault. After Arthur Rhodes walked Prince Fielder to load the bases with one out, Tony La Russa brought in right-hander Lance Lynn to face Rickie Weeks, who hit a two-run home run in his previous at-bat. Weeks…

  16. Red Sox managerial search on hold until Theo Epstein’s situation is resolved

    Oct 10, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    Theo Epstein

    Here’s something that’s not entirely surprising, but noteworthy, anyway. Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that Red Sox will not interview any candidates for their managerial vacancy until the Theo Epstein situation is involved. The Cubs have expressed interest in Epstein for their general manager vacancy and the Red Sox GM was reportedly spotted in a…

  17. Cardinals get early lead on Brewers behind two-run homer by Albert Pujols

    Oct 10, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two

    It didn’t work out so well for them yesterday, but the Cardinals have another early lead against the Brewers. After Jon Jay reached on a bunt single with one out in the top of the first inning, Albert Pujols took right-hander Shaun Marcum deep for a two-run home run, giving the Cardinals an early 2-0…

  18. Brian Cashman says he hasn’t spoken with Yankees about new contract

    Oct 10, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    One sure sign we’re rapidly approaching silly season? Plenty of conflicting reports. While Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported over the weekend that negotiations between the Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman were going smoothly and a new contract could be completed within the week, it appears they aren’t very far along in the process. Cashman told…

  19. MRI comes back negative on Jason Heyward’s shoulder

    Oct 10, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves haven’t promised Jason Heyward the starting right field job next season, but he’ll at least go into the winter with some peace of mind about his right shoulder. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an MRI on Heyward’s shoulder came back negative. The 22-year-old missed four weeks during the first half…

  20. UPDATE: Mets to interview Jim Riggleman for bench coach job

    Oct 10, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Jim Riggleman

    According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets plan to interview former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman for their bench coach vacancy. The team has an opening after bench coach Ken Oberkfell was let go last week as part of a staff shakeup. Riggleman stepped down as Nationals manager in June out of frustration with his…

  21. NLCS Preview: Cardinals vs. Brewers

    Oct 8, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Brewers have in store for us during the National League Championship Series. The Teams St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers The Probable Matchups Game 1 Sunday in Milwaukee: Jaime Garcia vs. Zack Greinke…

  22. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Rangers

    Oct 8, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game 3

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Rangers, which is scheduled to get underway right around 8:05 p.m. ET: DETROIT TIGERS TEXAS RANGERS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Ryan Raburn, LF 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 3. Josh Hamilton, CF 4.…

  23. Zack Greinke to start Game 1 of NLCS on Sunday against Cardinals

    Oct 8, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    NLDS Diamondbacks Brewers Baseball

    With Yovani Gallardo unavailable after starting Game 5 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks yesterday, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has confirmed that Zack Greinke will start Game 1 of the NLCS tomorrow against the Cardinals. Greinke allowed four runs on eight hits (including three home runs) over five innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. He…

  24. Rangers drop Matt Treanor from ALCS roster, add Yoshinori Tateyama

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Ron Washington

    According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers will go with an eight-man bullpen during the ALCS against the Tigers, removing catcher Matt Treanor from the roster and adding right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama. The Rangers kept Treanor around as a third catcher during the ALDS so that Ron Washington had the option of putting…

  25. Nyjer Morgan got a little carried away in the postgame interview last night

    Oct 8, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game 5

    You’ll be shocked to hear this, but Nyjer Morgan was a little excited following his walk-off hit last night against the Diamondbacks. Moments after driving in Carlos Gomez with the winning run, Sam Ryan of TBS went to interview Morgan for the television broadcast. What was the first thing we heard? “F*** yeah,” said directly…

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