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

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:14 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 3:10 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 1:41 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 8:40 AM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 10:01 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 8:50 PM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 7:40 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 21, 2011, 11:37 AM EST

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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…

  18. Albert Pujols didn’t speak with reporters after Game 2 loss

    Oct 21, 2011, 10:06 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals - Game 2

    Albert Pujols wasn’t present to answer questions from the media following last night’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of the World Series. Neither were some other prominent veterans on the team, including Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman. There’s plenty of blame to go around with this snubbing, but naturally the…

  19. Bud Selig could intervene in Theo Epstein talks

    Oct 21, 2011, 8:43 AM EST

    Bud Selig

    If you thought the Theo Epstein situation wasn’t silly enough already, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that commissioner Bud Selig may act as arbitrator if the Red Sox and Cubs can’t agree on compensation for the former Boston GM. Selig made the comments last night during an appearance on Sirius XM’s “Mad Dog…

  20. Red Sox release statement denying allegations pitchers drank beer in dugout

    Oct 18, 2011, 11:59 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Spring Training Workout Session

    The Red Sox released a series of statements late tonight in response to a report from Joe Amorosino of WHDH-7 NBC in Boston earlier this afternoon, which claimed that pitchers Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester drank beer in the dugout during games this season. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona provided a statement,…

  21. Report: Theo Epstein “actively looking” to hire GM in order to become Cubs’ president

    Oct 18, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

    Theo Epstein

    Many were surprised when SI’s Jon Heyman reported earlier today that the Cubs were interested in hiring Padres general manager Jed Hoyer. Now it makes a lot of sense. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Theo Epstein is “actively looking” to hire a general manager, a move that would enable him to become the Cubs’…

  22. Cardinals expected to add Jake Westbrook and Skip Schumaker to World Series roster

    Oct 18, 2011, 9:31 PM EST

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    Cardinals manager Tony La Russa hasn’t confirmed his roster for the World Series against the Rangers quite yet, but he is expected to make two notable changes. From Matthew Leach and Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com comes word that Jake Westbrook will take the place of Kyle McCllelan in the Cardinals’ bullpen while Skip Schumaker is…

  23. Ron Washington considering moving Nelson Cruz up in lineup for World Series

    Oct 18, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - Game Six

    Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Rangers manager Ron Washington is considering batting Nelson Cruz higher than seventh during the World Series against the Cardinals. “I may make a change, I just don’t know where it’s going to be yet,” Washington said. Asked if moving Cruz up was under consideration, Washington said: “It’s a…

  24. Report: Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey drank beer in dugout during games

    Oct 18, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Oh, man. Remember the report yesterday which claimed Jon Lester only told “part of the story” on the beer/fried chicken situation? Well, this might be the other part. According to a report from Joe Amorosino of WHDH-7 NBC in Boston, citing two “Red Sox employees,” Josh Beckett, John Lackey and the aforementioned Lester drank beer…

  25. Report: Announcement on Theo Epstein likely several days away

    Oct 17, 2011, 11:26 PM EST

    Theo Epstein

    Don’t hold your breath for a quick resolution with the Theo Epstein situation. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com heard from a source Monday that “significant work” remains in talks between the Red Sox and Cubs regarding compensation for the former Boston GM. While the two sides have made progress in recent days, the Red Sox believe…

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