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  1. Ryan Dempster exercises 2012 player option to stay with Cubs

    Oct 29, 2011, 1:56 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, Ryan Dempster has exercised his 2012 player option to stay with the Cubs. It was an expected move, as he has $14 million coming his way next season. Dempster, 34, went 10-14 with a 4.80 ERA and 191/82 K/BB ratio over 34 starts this season. He logged 202 1/3…

  2. Game 7 of World Series was most watched baseball game since 2004

    Oct 29, 2011, 1:11 PM EST

    old TV

    Jon Weisman of Variety and the excellent Dodger Thoughts brings word that Game 7 of the World Series between the Rangers and Cardinals drew 23.2 million viewers last night according to preliminary Nielsen estimates, making it the most watched baseball game in seven years. Weisman notes that the audience could go up by more than a…

  3. Mike Gonzalez pitched through a torn meniscus

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:10 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Josh Hamilton wasn’t the only member of the Rangers playing through a painful injury. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Mike Gonzalez has a torn meniscus in his left knee. He was pulled from the seventh inning of Game 7 last night due to the injury, which he originally suffered late in the season. “We didn’t…

  4. Bud Selig expects to handle compensation for Theo Epstein

    Oct 29, 2011, 11:29 AM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    It’s the issue that just won’t go away. The Red Sox and Cubs have until Tuesday to work out compensation for Theo Epstein. If they can’t reach a satisfactory agreement by then, commissioner Bud Selig confirmed to the Associated Press yesterday that he will act as arbitrator. Here’s Selig, who sounds just as tired of…

  5. It’s official: Angels announce Jerry Dipoto as general manager

    Oct 29, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Jerry DiPoto

    Confirming what was reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com yesterday, the Angels just announced that they have hired Jerry Dipoto as general manager. He’ll receive a five-year contract to replace Tony Reagins, who resigned from his post as GM at the end of September. Here’s Dipoto, as quoted in a release from the team: “What…

  6. Don’t forget, the Cardinals will get Adam Wainwright back next season

    Oct 29, 2011, 10:35 AM EST

    Adam Wainwright

    There’s naturally a lot of focus on Albert Pujols‘ impending free agency this winter, but let’s not forget that Adam Wainwright is on track to return to the Cardinals’ starting rotation next season. Wainwright, 30, missed the entire 2011 season following Tommy John surgery in February. He was recently shut down for a week due…

  7. Josh Hamilton to see doctor about possible sports hernia

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:59 AM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Josh Hamilton has played through a possible sports hernia for about two months now. And now that the season is over, he can finally get it checked out. According to Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas, Hamilton will take about a week off before being examined by Dr. William Myers in Philadelphia. Myers previously performed surgery…

  8. The Cardinals to hold victory parade Sunday

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:19 AM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate wth the World Series trophy after they defeated the Texas Rangers in Game 7 to win MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    Winning a World Series title is never complete without all the trappings of the victory parade. According to Adam Berry of MLB.com, the Cardinals plan to hold theirs on Sunday afternoon through downtown St. Louis. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. CT with the Budweiser Clydesdales leading the procession and end with a special…

  9. What they’re saying about the Cardinals winning the World Series

    Oct 29, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals defeated the Rangers 6-2 last night to win Game 7 of the World Series and their 11th World Championship. Here’s some reaction from around the baseball world: Albert Pujols: “We had a 5 percent chance (to reach the playoffs) with 35 games left in the season. We knew we had to play great. The…

  10. David Freese named World Series MVP

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:12 AM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals' Freese watches his game winning home run with Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lowe during the 11th inning in Game 6 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    Could it really be anyone else? Completing an improbable title run for the Cardinals, hometown boy David Freese was just announced as the World Series MVP. The 28-year-old third baseman batted .348 (8-for-22) during the series to go along with one home run, one triple, two doubles, seven RBI and five walks. After hitting the…

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

    Oct 28, 2011, 7:47 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 6 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    It all comes down to this. After a dramatic Game 6 which ran the gamut from ugly to resplendent, the Rangers and Cardinals will play a decisive Game 7 this evening in St. Louis. Game 7. The best two words in sports. How will the Rangers respond after letting Game 6 slip through their fingers?…

  12. C.J. Wilson and Jake Westbrook likely the first arms out of the bullpen tonight

    Oct 28, 2011, 7:07 PM EST

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson faces the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st inning of Game 1 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    The Rangers and Cardinals are hoping their starting pitchers can rise to the occasion tonight, but it will be all hands on deck if either gets into early trouble. According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, C.J. Wilson will likely be the first arm out of the bullpen if Matt Harrison needs relief. Wilson has…

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

    Oct 28, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2011, 11:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2011, 9:30 PM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 25, 2011, 8:02 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2011, 12:49 AM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 24, 2011, 7:50 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 24, 2011, 6:39 PM EST

    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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EST

    blank lineup card

    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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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