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  1. Going out on top: Tony La Russa announces retirement

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:17 AM EST

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

    Last week every indication was that Tony La Russa planned to return for his 17th season as Cardinals manager and even today when the Cardinals announced a press conference few people suspected it had anything to do with the manager. Turns out he’s decided to go out on top, with La Russa making the surprise…

  2. Yep, this is the new Marlins cap

    Oct 31, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

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    They denied it when it was first leaked a couple months ago and they continue to say that we have to wait until November 11th to know for sure, but yeah, this is the new Marlins cap logo. We know this because the New Era store in Buffalo, New York is selling them. George Richards…

  3. Was this the greatest postseason of the wild card era?

    Oct 31, 2011, 9:13 AM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Last week Chris Jaffe rated the top postseason series of all time. It proved to be a pretty spiffy and pretty popular post.  Today Chris has an update to that, using the same methodology, but attempting to figure out which postseason as a whole was the best of the wild card era. 2011 ranks fifth.…

  4. UPDATE: Cardinals press conference: La Russa news?

    Oct 31, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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    UPDATE:  Now the tweeterbugs are speculating that the press conference is not about Molina, but about La Russa.  The betting is the announcement that he’s going to return next year. That would make more sense than a retirement announcement. For one thing he’s flying to New York today to do Letterman tonight and if he…

  5. Into the offseason we go

    Oct 31, 2011, 5:56 AM EST

    Autumn

    As is always the case at this time of year, I’m at a bit of a loss. My brain and body still think it’s baseball season. The hot stove stuff doesn’t seem very real yet. And, even though we’ll totally get into it like crazy now, it does feel like a step down from where…

  6. Aramis Ramirez declines mutual option, becomes free agent

    Oct 31, 2011, 12:05 AM EST

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    Desiring another multiyear contract at age 33, Aramis Ramirez declined his half of a mutual option to remain with the Cubs on Sunday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Ramirez would have made $16 million under the terms of the option. His decision means the Cubs are off the hook for a $2 million…

  7. Giants exercise Jeremy Affeldt’s $5 million option

    Oct 30, 2011, 9:00 PM EST

    Jeremy Affeldt

    The Giants are looking at a pretty expensive 2012 bullpen after locking up two of this year’s top free agent left-handed relievers on Sunday. Hours after agreeing to terms with Javier Lopez on a two-year, $8.5 million contract, the Giants exercised fellow southpaw Jeremy Affeldt‘s $5 million option for 2012. Affeldt would have received a $500,000…

  8. Report: CC Sabathia set to opt out of contract

    Oct 30, 2011, 7:12 PM EST

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    As widely anticipated, CC Sabathia is planning to opt out of the remaining four years of his contract prior to Monday night’s deadline, SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports. The Associated Press says that the Yankees have made Sabathia a new offer in an attempt to get him to forgo opting out. Sabathia has $92 million left on the…

  9. Red Sox exercise Marco Scutaro’s $6 million option

    Oct 30, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

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    One of the few Red Sox who failed to wilt in September, Marco Scutaro was rewarded Sunday when his $6 million option for 2012 was picked up by the club. The move is the first made by Ben Cherington since he replaced Theo Epstein as Boston’s GM. Scutaro hit .387/.438/.581 with 21 RBI in 93…

  10. “Field of Dreams” property in Iowa sold by Lansing family

    Oct 30, 2011, 6:14 PM EST

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    “Don’t sell the farm, Ray.” That’s what the character Mark tells Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams,” after seeing Shoeless Joe (or his spirit or whatever) for the first time. Well, get this: According to the Associated Press, via SI.com, the property in Iowa on which that Kevin Costner-starred baseball flick was shot has been…

  11. Report: Giants re-sign Javier Lopez for $8.5 million

    Oct 30, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Javier Lopez

    The Giants made another hefty commitment to a left-handed reliever on Sunday, re-signing Javier Lopez to a two-year, $8.5 million contract, the Associated Press reports. It’s a big payday for Lopez, who is getting his first ever multiyear contract at age 34. He earned $2.35 million while amassing a 2.72 ERA and 20 holds in 53…

  12. Watch live coverage of the Cardinals’ World Series parade

    Oct 30, 2011, 4:59 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals won their 11th World Series title on Friday night with a 6-2 Game 7 victory over the Rangers. On Sunday night, the city of St. Louis will “go crazy” again with a parade through downtown. It’ll end with a celebration inside Busch Stadium, which sold out of $5 tickets by Saturday afternoon. MLB.com…

  13. Brewers decline 2012 options on K-Rod and Betancourt

    Oct 30, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

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    With option decisions due by midnight Monday, teams are beginning to make things official. We’ll have all of the transactions as they stream in. Here are some obvious ones. According to the Associated Press, via the New York Post, the Brewers have declined a $17.5 million mutual option on right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, paying him a…

  14. Padres hire Phil Plantier as hitting coach

    Oct 30, 2011, 2:37 PM EST

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    According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have hired Phil Plantier as hitting coach. Plantier, 42, had been serving as manager at the Padres’ single affiliate in Lake Elsinore, California. He was a big league outfielder from 1990-1997, batting .243/.332/.439 with 91 home runs in 610 games, 298 of which he played with San…

  15. Will David Ortiz have National League suitors?

    Oct 30, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    The general assumption is that free agent slugger David Ortiz will only get offers from American League teams this winter. He hasn’t played more than 10 games at first base since the 2004 season, and even then he had poor range defensively. But what if Ortiz commits to getting in great shape over the offseason,…

  16. Red Sox to interview Mackanin, Sveum for managing gig

    Oct 30, 2011, 12:08 PM EST

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    According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, the Red Sox have identified the first two candidates who could potentially fill the team’s opening at manager: Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum. Both men will interview within the next week. Mackanin, 60, has managed nine different minor league teams and served as…

  17. Rangers to exercise Colby Lewis’ $3.25M option for 2012

    Oct 30, 2011, 11:25 AM EST

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    As reported by Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers are fully expected to exercise right-hander Colby Lewis‘ $3.25 million club option for 2012 by Monday’s midnight deadline. Lewis has topped 200 innings in back-to-back seasons, registering a 3.72 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 2010 and a 4.40 ERA with 169 strikeouts in…

  18. Buster Posey on pace to be fully healthy by spring training

    Oct 30, 2011, 10:16 AM EST

    Buster Posey

    From Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle comes this promising update on young Giants catcher Buster Posey, who had his 2011 season cut short by a nasty late-May collision at home plate: For the last six weeks, Posey has been rehabilitating and strengthening his leg in Scottsdale. He is taking batting practice. He has…

  19. Joe Nathan says Mets are “on radar” this offseason

    Oct 30, 2011, 9:39 AM EST

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    Veteran reliever Joe Nathan posted a disappointing 4.84 ERA in 44 2/3 innings this season. And while his numbers were greatly improved in the second half, the Twins made the no-brainer decision earlier this month to decline his $12.5M option for 2012. Nathan will become a free agent on Thursday, allowed to sign with any…

  20. Marlins prez: Hanley Ramirez will play shortstop in 2012

    Oct 30, 2011, 8:42 AM EST

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    Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen told the media a few weeks ago that he had spoken to Hanley Ramirez about possibly moving away from shortstop. Hanley’s defense there has always been a bit spotty and there’s a belief that it will only get worse. But there will be no position change in 2012. According to Joe…

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