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  1. Charles Nagy emerges as frontrunner to be D-Backs pitching coach

    Oct 25, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    Nagy

    According to Nick Piecoro of Arizona Republic, former major league pitcher Charles Nagy “has emerged as the leading candidate” to be the Diamondbacks’ pitching coach. Nagy pitched 14 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of them with the Indians, but spent the final year of his career with the Padres in 2003. The general manager…

  2. Cliff Lee not concerned about long layoff before Game 1 start

    Oct 24, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee hasn’t pitched since last Monday’s Game 3 victory over the Yankees in the ALCS. He was lined up to start a potential Game 7, but since the Rangers were able to finish off the Yankees in six games, Lee will be on eight days’ rest for Game 1 of the World Series against…

  3. Jayson Werth is likely done in Philadelphia

    Oct 24, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

    NLCS Giants Phillies Baseball

    Not to kick Phillies fans while they are down or anything, but shortly after last night’s season-ending loss to the Giants, Jon Heyman of SI.com tweeted that teammates don’t expect Jayson Werth to return next season. Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Werth is poised to make big money in free agency,…

  4. Curt Young leaves as A’s pitching coach; where’s he headed?

    Oct 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    Curt Young

    The Athletics just announced in a press release that Curt Young has declined the team’s offer to return as pitching coach next season. Young, who was originally drafted by the A’s in 1981, spent 27 years in the organization, including the past seven as the team’s pitching coach. Overseeing the youngest pitching staff in the…

  5. Vladimir Guerrero will play the outfield in either Game 1 or 2

    Oct 24, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    The Giants have home-field advantage during the World Series thanks to the National League winning the All-Star Game back in July, so the Rangers will have to play without the designated hitter for the first two games of the series. With that in mind, Rangers manager Ron Washington told Jeff Kaplan of ESPNDallas.com that Vladimir…

  6. Damaso Marte has shoulder surgery, out until at least All-Star break next season

    Oct 24, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Damaso Marte throwing

    Damaso Marte underwent surgery Friday to repair the labrum in his left shoulder, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Marte was concerned that the surgery could spell the end of his career, but told reporters on Sunday that doctors expect him to begin throwing after the All-Star break in 2011. “I have to…

  7. Andres Torres hopes to play in Game 1 on Wednesday

    Oct 24, 2010, 12:32 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    Andres Torres injured his left hip and upper groin area while legging out a bunt single in the top of the ninth inning last night, but hopes to be available to play in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers on Wednesday night, reports Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Torres…

  8. The Mets face a deadline with Hisanori Takahashi

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Hisanori Takahashi throwing

    Interesting situation between the Mets and Hisanori Takahashi. According to David Waldstein of the New York Times, the Mets have until October 31 (next Sunday) to sign Takahashi to a new contract or else they are prohibited from signing the left-hander until May 15, 2011. Why? Well, it’s little complicated. When the Mets signed Takahashi…

  9. John Henry confirms that John Farrell is headed to Toronto

    Oct 24, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

    john farrell in jacket

    In an e-mail to the Boston Globe, Red Sox owner John Henry confirmed that John Farrell will be named Blue Jays manager: “The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person,’’ Henry wrote in an e-mail to the Globe. “We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer…

  10. Bob Melvin and Joey Cora among finalists for Brewers manager, Dale Sveum stays as hitting coach

    Oct 24, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    mlb-brewers1

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin is beginning to narrow the search for his club’s next manager. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, former Diamondbacks and Mariners manager Bob Melvin and White Sox bench coach Joey Cora are among the finalists. Melvin began with a list of ten candidates for the position, but only…

  11. Tim Lincecum expects to start Game 1 despite relief appearance

    Oct 24, 2010, 8:56 AM EDT

    Lincecum throwing

    Just in case there was any doubt whatsoever, Tim Lincecum told Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com that he expects to start Game 1 of the World Series against the Rangers on Wednesday, despite facing three batters on Saturday night. “I fully expect to make the start,” Lincecum said. “It’s not like they told me to…

  12. NLCS Game 6: Giants lineup versus Roy Oswalt

    Oct 23, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT

    Giants celebrate

    Here’s the Giants’ lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS against the Phillies and right-hander Roy Oswalt: 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B 3. Aubrey Huff, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 5. Pat Burrell, LF 6. Cody Ross, RF 7. Juan Uribe, 3B 8. Edgar Renteria, SS 9. Jonathan Sanchez, P Nothing too…

  13. NLCS Game 6: Phillies lineup versus Jonathan Sanchez

    Oct 23, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    NLCS Phillies Giants Baseball

    Here’s the Phillies’ lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS against the Giants and left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 2. Placido Polanco, 3B 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Jayson Werth, RF 6. Shane Victorino, CF 7. Raul Ibanez, LF 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Roy Oswalt, P The big…

  14. Royals’ prospect Mike Moustakas may skip winter ball

    Oct 23, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    Moustakas swinging

    It’s a painfully slow day news-wise, so while we patiently wait for Game 6 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies to begin, I thought I’d use this opportunity to bring you up to speed on a position prospect we’ll probably be hearing a lot about next season. Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo…

  15. Report: Javier Vazquez would be interested in joining Nationals

    Oct 23, 2010, 2:03 PM EDT

    Javier Vazquez Yankees

    According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Javier Vazquez is interested in pitching for a team on the East Coast, including the Nationals. Vazquez, 34, would prefer to play for a team on the East Coast because he wants to be closer in proximity to his family in Puerto Rico. The veteran right-hander had a limited…

  16. Randy Winn wants to play again next season

    Oct 23, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    Randy Winn, Ryan Spilborghs

    Randy Winn is focused on going home and spending some time with his family right now, but the veteran outfielder told B.J. Rains of FOXSportsMidwest.com that he would like to play again next season. “I would like to find a team that would like me to play for them, that’s going to be my first…

  17. UPDATE: John Farrell offered Blue Jays’ manager job

    Oct 23, 2010, 12:43 PM EDT

    john farrell in jacket

    UPDATE: John Farrell informed Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe via text message this morning that “nothing is official” regarding his hiring as the Blue Jays’ new manager. All indications are pointing in that direction, though. 8:43 AM: One source told Alex Speier of WEEI.com that “it would be surprising” if Farrell turned down the…

  18. Roy Oswalt and Charlie Manuel talk Game 6

    Oct 23, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

    Setting up tonight’s Game 6 matchup against Jonathan Sanchez and the Giants, here’s Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Roy Oswalt.

  19. FYI: Thanks to the Rangers, Game 6 of the NLCS is in primetime

    Oct 23, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    Just a quick programming note: You probably know this already, but just in case you may have forgotten, last night’s win by the Rangers ensured that tonight’s Game 6 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies will start at 7:57 p.m. ET. If the ALCS would have went to seven games, Game 6 of…

  20. Cody Ross playing through forearm soreness

    Oct 23, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Cody Ross forearm

    Giants’ postseason darling Cody Ross told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he is still dealing with pain after being drilled in the right forearm by Joe Blanton in Wednesday’s Game 4 win over the Phillies. The bone was so bruised by the plunking that Ross required X-rays, but the injury wasn’t enough…

  21. Dallas Braden files medical negligence suit against surgeon

    Oct 23, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    Dallas Braden throwing

    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Athletics’ left-hander Dallas Braden has filed a medical negligence suit against Oakland-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Peatman and Webster Orthopedic Medical Group. The suit, which was filed in Alameda County Superior Court earlier this week, alleges that Peatman severed Braden’s peroneal nerve while attempting to remove a cyst last…

  22. What’s next for the Yankees?

    Oct 23, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    It’s probably a little early for this sort of talk, but the futures of impending free agents Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera and manager Joe Girardi are sure to be a popular topic of conversation during the winter. The thing is, aside from the chance that Pettitte retires, they are all pretty much…

  23. Cliff Lee doesn’t care which team he faces in the World Series

    Oct 23, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Or so he tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, anyway: “I don’t care who we play,” Lee said. “They’re very capable of winning two more games there. If they do, yeah, I’d love to face them. But if it’s not them, I’d love to face the Giants, too. I’m not out for blood, or out…

  24. Rangers take unique route to World Series

    Oct 23, 2010, 2:30 AM EDT

    Chuck Greenberg, Nolan Ryan, Jon Daniels

    The Rangers have earned their first trip to the World Series. And they didn’t do it with mirrors, either. They defeated the team with the American League’s best record during the ALDS and last year’s World Series champions in the ALCS. Without question, they were the best hitting team in the American League during the…

  25. Rangers top Yankees in Game 6, advance to first ever World Series

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:41 PM EDT

    ALCS Yankees Rangers Baseball

    The Rangers just defeated the Yankees 6-1 in Game 6 of the ALCS, advancing to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. Colby Lewis pitched the proverbial “game of his life,” allowing just three hits over eight innings of one-run ball. The only run scored on a blown wild pitch call by…

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