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  1. Dodgers complete three-year deal with left-hander Ted Lilly

    Oct 17, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported Saturday that the Dodgers and left-handed starter Ted Lilly were “close” on a new three-year contract. Now, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, that deal is complete. No financial details have been released because Lilly still needs to pass a physical.  That should take place early next…

  2. La Russa expected to return to Cardinals for 2011

    Oct 17, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    Tony La Russa

    Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan informed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday that he will be returning for the 2011 season. And now it looks like manager Tony La Russa is about to make the same call. According to the Post-Dispatch’s Joe Strauss, a person close to La Russa said Saturday that he would be…

  3. Duncan hoping to remain with Cards for three more years

    Oct 15, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT

    Dave Duncan, Jaime Garcia, Yadier Molina

    The Cardinals still don’t know whether Tony La Russa will manage in 2011. But his longtime sidekick, pitching coach Dave Duncan, is locked in for at least one more year. Duncan told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday that he would like to coach for three more seasons in St. Louis before…

  4. Blue Jays to interview Rays bench coach Dave Martinez

    Oct 14, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Add another name to the list of candidates interviewing for the Blue Jays’ managerial opening. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Jays plan to interview Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez as a possible replacement for Cito Gaston. Martinez, 46, was a major league outfielder from 1986-2001, batting .276/.341/.389 over 1,918 games with the…

  5. Must-click link: Something MLB.com calls “TagORama”

    Oct 14, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

    This is worth checking out. MLB.com put together an interactive panoramic photo of AT&T Park from Game 1 of the NLDS. The finished product was made up of 280 different pictures. You can play around with the zoom and never reach a poor level of resolution, so the staff at MLB.com is asking for Facebook…

  6. Heath Bell seeking three-year deal from Padres

    Oct 14, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Padres closer Heath Bell was awarded MLB’s Delivery Man of the Year Award earlier this week for posting a 1.93 ERA and converting 47 of 50 save opportunities during the regular season. And now he’s looking to cash in, according to Dan Hayes of the North County Times. “Three years is perfect,” Bell said Thursday…

  7. Twins' Cuddyer undergoes right knee surgery

    Oct 13, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

    Twins outfielder (and sometimes first-baseman) Michael Cuddyer underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday, getting it out of the way soon after his club was eliminated from the ALDS by the Yankees. Cuddyer took to his Twitter page this…

  8. Giants hand NLCS Game 2 nod to Jonathan Sanchez

    Oct 13, 2010, 9:23 PM EDT

    We now have Championship Series rotations for three of the four involved teams. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel refused to name Roy Halladay as his Game 1 starter Monday, but that should change by Thursday morning. The Yankees’ ALCS rotation is HERE. And the Rangers’ can be found…

  9. Yankees reveal ALCS rotation, Burnett starting Game 4

    Oct 13, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

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    The Yankees, not to be outdone by the Rangers, have filed their ALCS rotation. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the goods on Twitter. CC Sabathia will start Game 1 in Texas on Saturday night. The American League Cy Young Award candidate…

  10. Rangers set ALCS rotation, Wilson going in Game 1

    Oct 13, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Rangers manager Ron Washington revealed his ALCS rotation on Wednesday in a chat with the media. MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan has all of the details, quotes, and a roster change that involves speedy infielder Esteban German. (Hint: he’s been cut). Because staff ace Cliff Lee was…

  11. Bobby Valentine no longer interested in managing Marlins

    Oct 13, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

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    This comes as a bit of surprise. But not really. Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com is reporting that Bobby Valentine has pulled himself out of the running for the Marlins’ managerial vacancy. Valentine gave…

  12. Rays top Rangers again, force Game 5 showdown

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

    Game 5 it is. The Rays scored early and managed to hang on for a Game 4 ALDS victory on Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas, forcing a series-deciding showdown scheduled for Tuesday at Tropicana Field…

  13. Hamels offered tequila shots Sunday at Cincinnati eatery

    Oct 10, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    This is great. According to a blog post on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website (with picture included!), Phillies starter Cole Hamels was spotted having a pre-game lunch and enjoying some Sunday afternoon football at…

  14. Orlando Cabrera out of Reds' NLDS Game 3 lineup

    Oct 10, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT

    Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera was forced from Game 2 of the NLDS after aggravating an oblique muscle on his left side.  Now Paul Janish is drawing the start Sunday in Game 3, according to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin. Cabrera told MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon on Saturday that he didn’t expect to miss any additional time,…

  15. Longoria homers, Davis cruises as Rays lead Game 4

    Oct 10, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    This series might be headed back to The Trop. The Rays, pummeled by the Rangers in Games 1 and 2 back in Tampa, are now leading Texas 5-2 in the seventh inning of Sunday’s ALDS Game 4 in Arlington. Rays rookie…

  16. Chipper Jones already feeling improvement in knee

    Oct 10, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

    Time to check in on Chipper Jones. The veteran third baseman was shut down for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.  He had surgery about a month ago but is already performing a wide range of baseball-related exercises and should be ready to go by the start of spring training next…

  17. Billy Wagner to be replaced on Braves' postseason roster

    Oct 10, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

    Braves closer Billy Wagner suffered a strained left oblique Saturday in Game 2 of Atlanta’s NLDS matchup with the Giants.  He tried throwing on Sunday morning but did not feel well, according to Jeff Flectcher of AOL Fanhouse, and is going to be replaced on the club’s postseason roster by Takashi Saito.  Well, if MLB…

  18. Pablo Sandoval benched for NLDS Game 3

    Oct 10, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    As expected, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has benched Pablo Sandoval and will start Mike Fontenot at third base in Game 3 of the NLDS Sunday against the Braves.  This from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Kung Fu Panda” hit just .268/.323/.409 with 13 home runs over 563 at-bats during a disappointing regular season…

  19. Jim Thome planning to return for the 2011 season

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    Jim Thome sits eighth on the all-time career home run list with 589 dingers. And now it sounds like he might catch Sammy Sosa (609) at seventh before his playing years are through. The veteran designated hitter told the St. Paul Pioneer Press…

  20. Video: Hughes, Gardy and Girardi talk ALDS

    Oct 10, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

    The Yankees finished off a sweep of the Twins in the ALDS on Saturday night. Here we have reactions from both managers and from Yanks starter Phil Hughes, who struck out six batters over seven shutout…

  21. Must-click link: Bush and Nantz cheering on the Rangers

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Kevin Kaduk over at Yahoo’s Big League Stew passes along today’s must-see baseball photo. It’s CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz and former president George W. Bush, taking in Saturday’s ALDS Game 3 in Arlington, Texas. Bush, of course, used to have an…

  22. Alderson appears to be the favorite for Mets' GM opening

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

    October is young and the search might carry on well into autumn, but it sure sounds like Sandy Alderson is the front-runner for the Mets’ opening at general manager. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote Saturday that the “Mets’ circumstances…

  23. Lupica: Yankees should open purse strings for Jeter

    Oct 10, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    If you listen closely enough, you’ll hear all sorts of reasons as to why the Yankees should not pay impending free agent Derek Jeter an exorbitant amount of money this offseason. First and foremost, they don’t have to. No other club is going to hand a major…

  24. Lincecum fans 14 batters, Giants coast to Game 1 victory

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT

    It wasn’t a no-hitter, but Tim Lincecum was about as dominant as it gets on Thursday night in San Francisco as the Giants captured Game 1 of the NLDS against the Braves. Racking up a postseason franchise record 14 strikeouts over nine innings of work, the 26-year-old from Bellevue, Washington…

  25. Giants get on the board in the fourth, lead Braves

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

    Hey, someone scored a run in San Francisco! Giants catcher Buster Posey led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single off Braves starter Derek Lowe. Pat Burrell struck out swinging in the next at-bat, to nobody’s surprise, but Posey…

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