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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Live blog: Yankees-Rangers ALCS Game 6

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: It’s done. Alex Rodriguez — the $252 million man — strikes out looking to end it. The Rangers win 6-1 and take the series in six games. They are now headed to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. I’ll have much more in the recap in a little bit. Thanks…

  7. Report: Byrnes and Alderson have Backman on short list for next Mets manager

    Oct 22, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    Wally Backman

    The Mets’ GM search is marching towards its conclusion, as former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes and former Athletics GM and Padres CEO Sandy Alderson appear to be the finalists for the position. It’s all speculation until the team names a general manager, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has an interesting piece of information regarding who…

  8. Live Blog: Rangers-Yankees ALCS Game 4

    Oct 20, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: And this baby is finally over. The Rangers have won 10-3 and now lead the Yankees 3-1 in the ALCS. The Rangers will try to earn their first trip to the World Series tomorrow (okay, well today, technically). As always, thanks for reading. Stay tuned for a post-game recap from Craig. 12:04 AM: Wait,…

  9. Bob Uecker undergoes successful heart surgery

    Oct 19, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

    Bob Uecker

    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Brewers’ broadcaster Bob Uecker underwent a second successful heart surgery today at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. The second procedure was necessary because Uecker developed a tear at the site of his valve replacement performed in late April. “On behalf of the entire Brewers organization, we are relieved…

  10. Cliff Lee dominates Yankees, Rangers grab 2-1 lead in ALCS

    Oct 19, 2010, 12:49 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Saturday’s Game 1 NLCS matchup between Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay was billed as one of the best postseason pitching matchups ever. It didn’t turn out that way, of course. That’s just not how this game works. And so, Cliff Lee could have given up four runs over six innings tonight and most rational baseball…

  11. Live Blog: Rangers-Yankees ALCS Game 3

    Oct 18, 2010, 11:29 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Feliz shuts down the Yankees 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth, securing an 8-0 victory. Hey, Clay Rapada could have done that. The Rangers now hold a 2-1 lead in the series. Joe Girardi has indicated otherwise, but I would be very surprised to see A.J. Burnett starting for the Bombers tomorrow. Stay…

  12. Brewers to interview Pat Listach, Joey Cora for manager job

    Oct 18, 2010, 6:44 PM EDT

    mlb-brewers

    According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Brewers will interview Nationals third base coach Pat Listach and White Sox bench coach Joey Cora for their managerial vacancy on Tuesday. Listach, who was originally drafted by the Brewers in 1988 and won the Rookie of the Year with the club in 1992, managed for…

  13. Live blog: Yankees-Rangers ALCS Game 2

    Oct 16, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Rangers have pulled even with the Yankees, taking Game 2 of the ALCS by the score of 7-2. It wasn’t easy, but Neftali Feliz pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation to put a stamp on the victory. Perfect timing, really, as Game 1 of the NLCS between the Giants and…

  14. UPDATE: Bad news for baseball fans as FOX, Cablevision suspend negotiations

    Oct 16, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Bad news for New Yorkers. According to the Associated Press, Cablevision and News Corp. have walked away from the negotiation table for the evening, meaning that millions will miss tonight’s Game 1 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies. Cablevision spokesman Jim Maiella says negotiators plan to meet again Sunday. Basically, you have…

  15. NLCS Game 1 lineups: Giants vs. Phillies

    Oct 16, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies, set to begin shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS       PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 1. Andres Torres, CF              1. Shane Victorino, CF 2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B           2. Placido Polanco, 3B 3. Aubrey Huff, 1B                3. Chase Utley, 2B 4.…

  16. Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay talk Game 1

    Oct 16, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

    Game 1 of the NLCS between the Giants and Phillies is scheduled to begin somewhere around 7:30 p.m. ET, so to wet our collective appetites for what some say has the potential to be one of the best playoff pitching matchups in baseball history, here’s a few words from tonight’s starters, Tim Lincecum and Roy…

  17. Brett Gardner is pretty darn lucky

    Oct 16, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT

    Gardner slide

    Brett Gardner told Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports that he was spiked on his left hand when he beat out C.J. Wilson at first base on his rally-sparking head-first dive in the eighth inning of Game 1 last night. “I don’t know what size he wears,” Gardner said, speaking of Wilson’s shoe, holding up his…

  18. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Yankees vs. Rangers

    Oct 16, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT

    Arlington ALCS

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Rangers, set to begin shortly after 4 p.m. ET: NEW YORK YANKEES                TEXAS RANGERS 1. Derek Jeter, SS              1. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Curtis Granderson, CF        2. Michael Young, 3B 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B            3. Josh Hamilton, CF…

  19. UPDATE: Mets and Francisco Rodriguez cancel hearing, close to settlement

    Oct 16, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez arrested

    UPDATE: The Mets confirmed to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record that Monday’s hearing with Francisco Rodriguez has been canceled and that the two sides are nearing a settlement. 10:50 AM: According to Dan Martin and Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez are close to a negotiated settlement and…

  20. Former players to testify against Barry Bonds in perjury trial

    Oct 16, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds court appearance

    We’re currently enjoying the makings of a fantastic postseason, so hearing anything relating to Barry Bonds is something of a downer, but here goes. According to the Associated Press, Federal prosecutors on Friday submitted their list of witnesses they intend to call for Bonds’ long-delayed perjury hearing, scheduled to begin March 21 in San Francisco.…

  21. Report: Royals to listen to offers for Zack Greinke

    Oct 16, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Insider is required to read this one, but according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Royals intend to listen to “any and all offers” for Zack Greinke. The Royals have a nice stockpile of top prospects, including third baseman Mike Moustakas, first baseman Eric Hosmer and left-hander John Lamb, but the franchise will probably not…

  22. Barry Zito left off Giants’ roster for second straight round

    Oct 16, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    Barry Zito throwing

    We hinted at the possibility last night and the Giants just made it official: Barry Zito is not on the team’s roster for the NLCS against the Phillies, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was also left off the roster for the NLDS against the Braves. Madison Bumgarner, who yielded…

  23. Adrian Gonzalez undergoes two MRIs on right shoulder

    Oct 16, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez told the San Diego Union-Tribune in September that an injury to his right shoulder in May impacted his ability to hit for power this season. Now he’s trying to figure out why. According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Gonzalez underwent two MRI exams on his right shoulder this week. His…

  24. Report: Mets request permission to interview Al Avila

    Oct 16, 2010, 9:25 AM EDT

    Al Avila

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, the Detroit Free-Press reports that the Mets have requested permission to interview Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila for their general manager vacancy. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com mentioned Avila as a possibility earlier this week. Avila has worked under Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers since 2002, but has also…

  25. Why didn’t Ron Washington bring in Neftali Feliz in the eighth inning?

    Oct 16, 2010, 8:59 AM EDT

    Ron Washington

    It’s the question ringing in everybody’s head this morning. In the post-game press conference, Ron Washington was asked why he didn’t consider bringing in Neftali Feliz for a six-out save, instead of turning to Darren Oliver, Darren O’Day, Clay Rapada and then, finally, Derek Holland (via the Dallas Morning News). You know, pretty much everyone…

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