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  1. Report: Yankees, CC Sabathia to discuss contract this weekend

    Oct 28, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 6

    Many have considered it a foregone conclusion that CC Sabathia will use the opt-out clause in his contract and hit free agency next week, but the Yankees are doing their best to make sure that doesn’t happen. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees “will be talking extensively” with the agent for…

  2. Red Sox expected to pick up Marco Scutaro’s option for 2012

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro

    New Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has plenty of important decisions awaiting him this offseason, but the status of Marco Scutaro looks like an easy call. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald was told by “a source familiar with the Red Sox thinking” that the club is leaning toward picking up Scutaro’s $6 million option…

  3. Hong-Chih Kuo to miss All-Star series in Taiwan due to elbow soreness

    Oct 25, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Hong-Chih Kuo

    Hong-Chih Kuo was scheduled to pitch for the Chinese Taipei national team in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star series next week against a group of MLB players, but it turns out he’ll skip the series due to left elbow soreness. Kuo has undergone four procedures on his elbow during his career, including two Tommy John surgeries.…

  4. Tony La Russa takes responsibility for bullpen mix-up

    Oct 25, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT

    Tony La Russa

    Tony La Russa tried to explain the bullpen phone mix-up following last night’s loss and failed miserably, seemingly throwing his bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist under the bus. Fortunately he sung a decidedly different tune in his comments to the press this afternoon at Busch Stadium. According to the Associated Press, La Russa took full responsibility…

  5. Lance Berkman to bat cleanup in Game 6 vs. Rangers

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    World Series Rangers Cardinals Baseball

    As expected, the Cardinals are making some changes to their lineup for Game 6 of the World Series against the Rangers. According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa confirmed that Lance Berkman will bat cleanup against the right-hander Colby Lewis tomorrow night (weather permitting, of course) while Matt Holliday will…

  6. Rangers top Cardinals 4-2 in Game 5, move within one win of first ever World Series title

    Oct 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 5 - St Louis Cardinals v Texas Rangers

    Though they likely owe an assist to Tony La Russa, the Rangers are now just one win away from winning their first ever World Series title. The Rangers defeated the Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night in Arlington and now hold a 3-2 lead in the series going into Game 6 on Wednesday night in St.…

  7. World Series Game 5 Live Chat: Cardinals vs. Rangers

    Oct 24, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 4 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The World Series is down to a best-of-three going into Game 5 tonight between the Cardinals and Rangers. We’ll have all the action covered in a live chat, beginning right around first pitch at 8:05 p.m. ET. Come snark along with me or feel free to just hang out. C.J. Wilson is on the mound…

  8. Aroldis Chapman tosses scoreless inning in first Arizona Fall League appearance

    Oct 24, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets

    The Reds plan to stretch Aroldis Chapman out as a starting pitcher during winter ball in Puerto Rico, but he’s making a few tune-up appearances in the prospect-rich Arizona Fall League first. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, the hard-throwing left-hander tossed a scoreless inning of relief in his first appearance this afternoon. He threw…

  9. World Series Game 4 Live Blog: Cardinals vs. Rangers

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals - Game 4

    11:14: Feliz gets Holliday swinging to end it. The Rangers top the Cardinals 4-0 and tie the series at two games apiece. C.J. Wilson will take on Chris Carpenter in Game 5 tomorrow night. We have one heckuva World Series on our hands here, people. 11:11: Pujols skies one to Craig Gentry in center field for…

  10. Look for more offense as the World Series shifts to Texas

    Oct 22, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    2011 World Series - Preview Day

    The first two games of the World Series were dominated by pitching, but we’ll likely see something very different as the series moves to Texas for Games 3, 4 and 5. According to ESPN Park Factors, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was the top run-scoring park and home run park in the majors this season compared…

  11. World Series Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Rangers

    Oct 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the Cardinals-Rangers series tonight: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEXAS RANGERS 1. Rafael Furcal, SS 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Allen Craig, RF 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 3. Albert Pujols, 1B 3. Josh Hamilton, CF 4. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Michael Young, DH 5. Lance Berkman, DH 5. Adrian…

  12. Nationals prospect Matt Purke rocked in Arizona Fall League appearance

    Oct 22, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Matt Purke

    Matt Purke, who agreed to a major league deal with the Nationals in August worth $4.4 million, made his first pro start yesterday in the Arizona Fall League. And it didn’t go so well. Courtesy of Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, here was his line: 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 0…

  13. The last word on the Albert Pujols-media thing

    Oct 22, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Game 3 of the World Series is just a few hours away, so hopefully this is the last we hear about this topic for a while, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com wrote an enlightening column this morning on the Albert Pujols situation. Rosenthal focused specifically on the symbiotic relationship between members of the media, players…

  14. Bud Selig hints at changes for All-Star Game next year

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Bud Selig touched on a number of hot topics with Bob Costas in an interview that aired on MLB Network last night, including realignment, interleague play, the use of instant replay and the long-rumored addition of two Wild Card teams. You can read some of his comments via this recap from Adam Berry of MLB.com,…

  15. Orioles receive permission from Dodgers to interview De Jon Watson for GM vacancy

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have received permission from the Dodgers to interview assistant general manager De Jon Watson for their vacant general manager position. Watson, 45, has worked with the Dodgers for the past five seasons, including the last four as the head of player development. He interviewed last…

  16. Josh Hamilton skips workout, still expected to play in Game 3 of World Series

    Oct 22, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    World Series Rangers Cardinals Baseball

    Josh Hamilton skipped a workout yesterday at the request of Rangers manager Ron Washington in order to rest a left groin strain which has bothered him for a couple of months now. However, Washington told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News that he has no intention to make any changes to his lineup. “He’s…

  17. Must-click link: Anatomy of a baseball trade

    Oct 22, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Here’s something that’s actually a couple of days old, but is just so interesting that it needs to be mentioned here. Ever wonder how a baseball trade goes down? Rob Gloster of Bloomberg Businessweek has you covered. He wrote a fantastic behind-the-scenes piece detailing how the Braves and Astros agreed to the Michael Bourn trade…

  18. Cubs receive permission from Padres to speak with Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod

    Oct 22, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

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    Now that Theo Epstein is officially the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, he can formally begin the process of getting two of his buddies to join him in Chicago. According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, the Cubs have received permission from the Padres to speak with general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant…

  19. It’s official: Theo Epstein resigns from Red Sox to join Cubs’ front office

    Oct 21, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

    Theo Epstein

    It’s finally done. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and Cubs have agreed to the framework of a deal that will allow Theo Epstein to become the Cubs’ president of baseball operations. Epstein has resigned from his post as Red Sox general manager and will join the Cubs’ front office,…

  20. Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa respond to criticism for skipping out on media

    Oct 21, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols takes part in practice a day prior to Game 3 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in Arlington

    As we bid this off-day of the World Series adieu, here’s an update of the big hullabaloo of the day. Well, at least for some of us. According to Ronald Blum of the Associated Press, Albert Pujols and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa responded to criticism this afternoon for members of the team skipping out…

  21. Pirates to decline options on Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder

    Oct 21, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

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    In news that comes as no surprise to anyone, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com earlier today that he intends to decline club options for catchers Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder after the World Series. “I hate closing doors,” Huntington said, “but I think it’s realistic to assume that neither option…

  22. Yorvit Torrealba expected to catch Game 3 of World Series

    Oct 21, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    Rangers manager Ron Washington told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas earlier today that Yorvit Torrealba will likely start behind the plate for Game 3 of the World Series tomorrow night against the Cardinals. Mike Napoli, who caught the first two games of the series, is expected to move over to first base while Michael Young…

  23. Lance Berkman to serve as DH in Game 3 of World Series on Saturday

    Oct 21, 2011, 6:14 PM EDT

    World Series Rangers Cardinals Baseball

    The Cardinals are making some changes to their lineup as the World Series shifts to the American League for Game 3 against the Rangers tomorrow night. Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Lance Berkman will serve as designated hitter while Allen Craig will make the start in right field against the left-hander Matt Harrison. Craig,…

  24. Miguel Cabrera will skip All-Star series in Taiwan due to sore shoulder

    Oct 21, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers - Game 3

    Miguel Cabrera was scheduled to join a group of MLB players including Curtis Granderson, Pablo Sandoval, Robinson Cano for a series against the Chinese Taipei national team in the 2011 Taiwan All-Star next month, but it turns out he’ll skip the series in order to rest his sore right shoulder. Jason Beck of MLB.com passed…

  25. Padres will receive compensation from Cubs for losing Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

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    According to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com, the Padres will receive compensation if (or really, when) general manager Jed Hoyer and assistant general manager Jason McLeod leave to join the new-look Cubs’ front office. Hoyer, who has served as GM for the past two seasons, is under contract with the Padres through 2013 with a club…

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