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  1. We have a classic on our hands

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:25 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 4 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    When do you know that a classic World Series is afoot? We certainly know it when it’s over. But at what point as it’s happening can one safely say that, yes, we’re seeing something special? The kind of series that only comes along once or twice a decade? Something memorable? I’m prepared to say that…

  2. 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…

  3. World Series Game 4 lineups: Cardinals vs. Rangers

    Oct 23, 2011, 4:21 PM EST

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    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Rangers, set to get underway at 8:05 p.m. ET in Arlington, Texas: 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,…

  4. Fish unlikely to trade for Big Z, might try James Shields

    Oct 23, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Chicago Cubs

    There’s been quite a bit of talk about the Marlins having interest in bringing aboard troubled Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano. One report even stated that new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had contacted Big Z directly about a potential trade. But it doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the…

  5. Rangers’ bullpen suddenly looking fatigued, punchless

    Oct 23, 2011, 2:35 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 3 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The Rangers’ talented bullpen corps helped guide the team to convincing series wins in the ALDS against the Rays and the ALCS versus Detroit, but it’s now showing serious signs of fatigue three games into this 2011 Fall Classic. And it might only get worse. Alexi Ogando, who yielded just four hits and one earned…

  6. Jamie Moyer still planning on making comeback in 2012

    Oct 23, 2011, 1:08 PM EST

    moyer getty

    Jamie Moyer still has his eyes on the prize. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the veteran left-hander is continuing to make steady progress in his ongoing recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery and remains focused on returning to the major leagues for the 2012 season. Moyer, who turns 49 years old in November, plans…

  7. Elvis Andrus: “If Pujols doesn’t chase, give him first base”

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:53 AM EST

    pujols smile getty

    Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has a revolutionary idea for the Texas pitching staff: whenever Albert Pujols steps to the plate for the remainder of the World Series, either keep all pitches out of the strike zone or simply give him a free, intentional pass. Via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: “We cannot take…

  8. Theo Epstein thanks Boston with full-page newspaper ad

    Oct 23, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

    epstein reuters

    Theo Epstein officially resigned from his post as Red Sox general manager on Friday to become the Cubs’ new president of baseball operations. Compensation still has to be worked out between the Red Sox and Cubs, but the deal is basically done. And Theo is now saying his goodbyes. According to Carolyn Manno of CSNNE.com,…

  9. What they’re saying about Albert Pujols’ historic night

    Oct 23, 2011, 9:52 AM EST

    pujols homer reuters

    Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols tallied a World Series record 14 total bases in Saturday night’s 16-7 Game 3 defeat of the Rangers. He went 5-for-6 with six RBI and four runs scored, homering three times to join the proverbial Mount Rushmore of postseason performers. Only Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson had homered three times in…

  10. Camden Yards gets statue of “Mr. Oriole,” Brooks Robinson

    Oct 23, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Brooks Robinson Statue

    Brooks Robinson won 16 straight Gold Glove awards for the Orioles between 1960 and 1975. Many who had the pleasure of seeing him play consider him to be the greatest defensive third baseman of all time. He was named to 15 All-Star games, averaged 15 home runs and 76 RBI per season over the course…

  11. Albert Pujols tallies a record 14 total bases, Cardinals win 16-7 in World Series Game 3

    Oct 23, 2011, 12:53 AM EST

    pujols reuters

    Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols drew heavy amounts of criticism for leaving the Busch Stadium clubhouse before talking to the media following Thursday’s Game 2 loss. A few national baseball writers even questioned his leadership, given that younger players like Jason Motte, Jon Jay and Allen Craig were left to handle all of the heat.…

  12. Live Blog: Cardinals out-slug Rangers in wild Game 3

    Oct 22, 2011, 8:29 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 3 -Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Follow along as we provide inning-by-inning updates on Game 3 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

  13. Angels to interview Omar Minaya for general manager job

    Oct 22, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

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    This bit of news will draw a grin from Mets fans. Via Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times, the Angels have added former Expos and Mets GM Omar Minaya to the list of candidates set to interview for the club’s opening at general manager. The job was made vacant at the end of the…

  14. Josh Hamilton might be playing with a sports hernia

    Oct 22, 2011, 6:51 PM EST

    josh hamilton getty

    From beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram comes word that the Rangers believe outfielder Josh Hamilton might be playing through a sports hernia. Not just a tweaked a groin muscle. Hamilton has registered an underwhelming .250/.264/.354 batting line this postseason, though he does have eight RBI in 12 games. No tests have…

  15. 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…

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

    Oct 22, 2011, 4:15 PM EST

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    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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Bud Selig hints at changes for All-Star Game next year

    Oct 22, 2011, 12:15 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Bud Selig touched on a number of hot topics with Bob Costas in an interview that aired on MLB Network last night, including realignment, interleague play, the use of instant replay and the long-rumored addition of two Wild Card teams. You can read some of his comments via this recap from Adam Berry of MLB.com,…

  20. Orioles receive permission from Dodgers to interview De Jon Watson for GM vacancy

    Oct 22, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have received permission from the Dodgers to interview assistant general manager De Jon Watson for their vacant general manager position. Watson, 45, has worked with the Dodgers for the past five seasons, including the last four as the head of player development. He interviewed last…

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