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  1. Dodgers re-sign Brandon League to three-year, $22.5M deal

    Oct 30, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers acquired reliever Brandon League from the Mariners at the July 31 trade deadline and were pleased with the numbers (2.30 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings) he posted down the stretch. So they’ve decided to keep him around for a while. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the…

  2. Rays to exercise $1.5 million option on Jose Molina

    Oct 30, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT

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    From Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times comes word that the Rays are planning to exercise catcher Jose Molina‘s $1.8 million club option for the 2013 season. It was that or pay a $300,000 buyout. Molina batted .223/.286/.355 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 102 games this season for the Rays while…

  3. Mets exercise options on David Wright and R.A. Dickey

    Oct 30, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    A couple of no-brainer option decisions here. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Mets officially exercised 2013 club options on Tuesday evening for third baseman David Wright and right-handed starter R.A. Dickey. Wright’s is $16 million. Dickey’s is $5 million. Wright, 29, batted .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93…

  4. World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B…

  5. Alex Avila scratched from Game 4 of World Series because of lingering right wrist soreness

    Oct 28, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Tigers have scratched catcher Alex Avila from their starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series due to lingering discomfort in his right wrist. Avila was struck on the wrist by a foul tip while catching in Game 1 out in San Francisco and has…

  6. MLB execs think Phillies and Mets will try for Melky Cabrera

    Oct 28, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Melky Cabrera‘s impending free agency should be rather interesting. The 28-year-old outfielder posted a spectacular .346/.390/.516 slash line with 11 homers and 60 RBI in 113 games this season for the Giants, but that was before he got busted for PED use and then tried to dupe MLB authorities by funding the construction of a…

  7. Blue Jays’ search for new skipper a “tightly held secret”

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet says the Blue Jays’ search for a new manager is being treated as a “tightly held secret.” But there are some hints. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach is expected to interview, as are Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Blue Jays third…

  8. Rockies interview Manuel, Mackanin, Williams for manager

    Oct 28, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Here is the Denver Post‘s Patrick Saunders on the Rockies’ expanding search for a new skipper: The club has interviewed former major-league manager Jerry Manuel and former Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, a major-league source said Saturday. Also, a source confirmed that the Rockies have interviewed current Diamondbacks coach Matt Williams for the managerial post.…

  9. Miguel Cabrera did not talk to reporters after Game 3 loss

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Remember when the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols skipped a session with the media following last year’s World Series Game 2 loss to the Rangers and everyone made a big stink about it? Now the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is traveling that same road. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Cabrera “was showered, dressed and heading out the door…

  10. Jackie Robinson’s daughter will join Dodgers’ board

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times brings the scoop: Jackie Robinson’s daughter said Saturday she has agreed to join the Dodgers’ board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and its most historically significant alumnus. Sharon Robinson said she would represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers’ board. In return, she…

  11. Sergio Romo hasn’t allowed a hit since Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Sergio Romo had a dominant regular season, posting a fantastic 1.79 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 63/10 K/BB ratio across 55 1/3 innings. And he’s been even better in these 2012 playoffs. Romo blew through three straight batters in Saturday night’s World Series Game 3 victory over the Tigers and has now gone four…

  12. No team has ever rallied from 3-0 World Series deficit

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alyson Footer shows the odds are grim for Detroit … Of the 23 teams that have taken a 3-0 lead in the Series, 20 have won it in Game 4, while the other 3 have finished the series in Game 5. — Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) October 28, 2012

  13. Giants blank Tigers in second straight game, move within one win of World Series championship

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

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    Giants righty Ryan Vogelsong wasn’t especially sharp, allowing five hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings, but he kept the Tigers scoreless and his bullpen continued that pattern of zeroes as San Francisco won Game 3 of the World Series 2-0 on Saturday in Detroit to take a 3-0 Fall Classic lead. Tim Lincecum…

  14. Tigers creating chances but can’t break through against Giants in World Series Game 3

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The Tigers finally sprang to life in the bottom of the fifth inning of this World Series Game 3, loading the bases with one out against San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong. But Quintin Berry struck out and Miguel Cabrera popped out to shortstop Brandon Crawford, ending what looked like a major threat. Detroit has left…

  15. Giants grab another early lead in Game 3 of World Series

    Oct 27, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT

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    The Giants are 8-1 this postseason when they score first. And they lead here in World Series Game 3. Hunter Pence drew a walk to open the second inning, stole second base, advanced to third on a wild pitch by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez, then scored easily when Gregor Blanco smashed a 3-2 breaking ball…

  16. Miguel Cabrera is actually getting a “Triple Crown”

    Oct 27, 2012, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who finished the regular season ranking first in the American League in batting average, home runs and RBI, will be presented with an actual “Triple Crown” before Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night in Detroit. ESPN’s Darren Rovell provides the first look:

  17. Doug Fister feeling no ill effects from comebacker

    Oct 27, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

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    There was reason for great concern when Tigers right-hander Doug Fister got nailed in the side of the head by a line drive during his Game 2 start against the Giants. But he continued pitching, had no issues on the Tigers’ flight from San Francisco to Detroit, and is still free of concussion-like symptoms. According…

  18. World Series Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Hunter…

  19. Giants capture Game 1 of World Series from Tigers behind Pablo Sandoval, Barry Zito

    Oct 24, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Pablo Sandoval went 4-for-4 with three home runs and Barry Zito yielded just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings as the Giants rocked and rolled to an 8-3 victory over the Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday evening in San Francisco. Sandoval smashed a solo shot to right-center field in…

  20. Pablo Sandoval homers a third time in World Series Game 1

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

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    Babe Ruth. Reggie Jackson. Albert Pujols. Those were the only players to homer three times in a World Series game before Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval joined the club with a solo blast to right-center field in the bottom of the fifth inning of this Game 1. Sandoval sent a shot to the very same…

  21. Pablo Sandoval goes deep again, Giants up 4-0 in Game 1

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Justin Verlander had been a force throughout this 2012 postseason. But now he is getting hammered. Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, the MVP of the NLCS against the Cardinals, drove in Angel Pagan with a single up the middle in the bottom of the first inning, then Pablo Sandoval launched his second home run of…

  22. Pablo Sandoval homer gives Giants early Game 1 lead

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

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    AT&T Park is in a state of “Panda-monium.” Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — who is affectionately nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda” — hit a Justin Verlander pitch into the right-center field seats in the bottom of the first inning of this World Series opener, giving San Francisco a 1-0 lead. Giants left-hander Barry Zito looked a…

  23. Buster Posey will do “all the catching” in World Series

    Oct 24, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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    Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez made one start in the NLDS against the Reds and another in the NLCS versus the Cardinals. But the 22-year-old is unlikely to catch at all during the World Series. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that Buster Posey will do “all…

  24. Drew Storen among Super Two qualifiers

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    From the Associated Press, via NBCSports.com: Washington reliever Drew Storen, who failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series, is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball’s new labor contract. San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, New York Mets catcher Josh Thole,…

  25. Giants to start Madison Bumgarner in World Series Game 2

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced earlier this evening that left-hander Barry Zito will start Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the Tigers. And now we can fill in most of the other slots. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, left-hander Madison Bumgarner will be the starter in Game…

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