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  1. National League Gold Glove winners include three Dodgers

    Nov 2, 2011, 2:00 AM EDT

    82nd MLB All-Star Game - Batting Practice

    We already went over the American League Gold Glove winners, so now it’s the National League’s turn. Again, things were a little different this year. In addition to three finalists at each defensive position, we also had one winner from each outfield position for the first time. Courtesy of the Associated Press, here are your 2011…

  2. Trio of Red Sox win American League Gold Gloves

    Nov 2, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Rawlings unveiled the 2011 Gold Glove award winners this evening, but things didn’t go exactly as planned. The new award show was going to be televised on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET, but it was pushed back for about 45 minutes due to a high-scoring college football game between Northern Illinois University and Toledo. Once the…

  3. Mark Cuban offered to buy Dodgers, remains interested

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    Jazz Mavericks Basketball

    There’s still a belief that Mark Cuban wouldn’t be welcomed by Bud Selig in the club of MLB owners, but that didn’t stop him from offering to buy the Dodgers earlier this year. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Cuban inquired about the Dodgers “several months ago,” but that he declined to…

  4. Dodgers, Juan Rivera closing in on new contract

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    With free agency set to begin on Thursday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers and Juan Rivera are closing in on a new contract. The two sides are discussing a one-year deal with a club option for 2013. Rivera was acquired from Blue Jays in July after being designated for…

  5. Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall to have surgery for prostate cancer

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:20 PM EDT

    AP Derrick Hall

    According to the Associated Press, Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall will undergo surgery for prostate cancer next Tuesday. Hall, 42, was diagnosed last month after a prostate biopsy revealed cancerous tumors. The encouraging part is that the disease was caught in the early stages and he is expected to make a full recovery. All the…

  6. Marlins optimistic for resolution with the man formerly known as Leo Nunez

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    leo nunez getty

    The last we heard about Juan Carlos Oviedo — the man formerly known as Marlins’ closer Leo Nunez — he was back in the Dominican Republic working through legal issues after admitting in September that he faked his identity. The Marlins provided a bit of an update on the matter this afternoon and while details…

  7. Yet again the Orioles fail to get their man

    Nov 1, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Peter Angelos

    We know that Blue Jays assistant Tony LaCava wants to be a general manager. He just doesn’t want to be the Orioles’ general manager. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, LaCava turned down Baltimore’s offer to serve as their GM, or whatever they’re calling the equivalent role these days. The Orioles under Peter Angelos don’t actually employ…

  8. MLB may grant extension in Theo Epstein compensation talks

    Nov 1, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs Introduce Theo Epstein as President of Baseball Operations

    Bud Selig said last week that he would step in as arbitrator if the Red Sox and Cubs couldn’t come to an agreement on compensation for Theo Epstein by November 1. While we heard this morning that no real progress has been made in negotiations, don’t look for Selig to get involved just yet. According to…

  9. Report: Tony LaCava turns down Orioles’ GM job

    Nov 1, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    tony lacava

    UPDATE: Turns out maybe it wasn’t the Orioles who were having second thoughts about LaCava, but the other way around? Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that LaCava has turned down Baltimore’s general manager job. ========== Last week various reports had the Orioles all but settled on Blue Jays assistant general manager Tony LaCava as their…

  10. Theo Epstein on Aramis Ramirez: “Likely he’ll be moving on”

    Nov 1, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez became a free agent by declining his half of a $16 million mutual option and when asked about the third baseman’s odds of re-signing with the Cubs new team president Theo Epstein replied: “Likely he’ll be moving on.” Not a big surprise, certainly, but prior to Epstein taking over there was some thought…

  11. The Cubs expect to make a decision on Mike “dead man walking” Quade within a week

    Nov 1, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Mike Quade

    Theo Epstein met with manager Mike Quade on Friday to discuss Quade’s future [cough!] lack thereof [cough!] with the Cubs. No word since then, but this afternoon Epstein was asked and he said that they had “a productive conversation” and that they hope to have a decision on Quade within a week. I’ve mentioned before…

  12. Yankees are focused on pitching, not Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder

    Nov 1, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has had a busy week, signing CC Sabathia to a contract extension and inking a three-year deal of his own to stay in New York. Today he held court with the media and indicated pretty strongly that the Yankees won’t be pursuing Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder as free agents…

  13. Rob Dibble would like you to know how much he hates the Nationals organization

    Nov 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Let’s review Rob Dibble’s past couple of years: 1. Slamming the Washington Nationals organization’s top prospect for being soft for coming out of a game when, in fact, he had a torn ligament; 2. Getting fired for it; 3. Slamming the Washington Nationals organization itself for allegedly rushing back the top prospect in order to…

  14. GM says Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen “would most likely not be back” with Tigers

    Nov 1, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

    Magglio Ordonez

    General manager Dave Dombrowski revealed to Jason Beck of MLB.com that free agents Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen “would most likely not be back” with the Tigers in 2012. Ordonez was removed from the playoff roster after re-fracturing his ankle and his career is very much in doubt at age 38. He earned $10 million…

  15. The Yankees cut ties with Andrew Brackman

    Nov 1, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Brackman

    Andrew Brackman was the Yankees’ first round pick in 2007. He’s tall. He had some serious promise. But he’s never put it together at all, and today the Yankees declined his 2012 option — he had a major league deal — and Brackman is now a free agent. Brackman had Tommy John surgery after he…

  16. Rangers exercise $1 million option on Yoshinori Tateyama

    Nov 1, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Yoshinori Tateyama was removed from the Rangers’ roster for the World Series, but yesterday the team exercised its $1 million option on the right-handed reliever for 2012. Tateyama signed with the Rangers last winter following a lengthy career in Japan and began the season in the minors at age 35, but was called up in…

  17. Edwin Encarnacion to try left field

    Nov 1, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that Edwin Encarnacion is playing left field in winter ball. What’s more, he’s expected to continue to play left when Blue Jays spring training gets underway. Encarnacion has been an increasing adventure at his natural position, third base. As such, the Jays have used him as DH more often than…

  18. Carlos Beltran switches agents, leaving Scott Boras

    Nov 1, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    carlos beltran and scott boras

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Carlos Beltran has switched agents, leaving Scott Boras and signing with Dan Lozano. Ultimately the move probably doesn’t mean a whole lot, since Beltran will likely be going to the highest bidding in free agency either way. Still, it’s interesting considering Boras negotiated the seven-year, $119 million deal that…

  19. David Freese’s Game 6 walkoff was even better for UK radio listeners

    Nov 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals' Freese watches his game winning home run with Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lowe during the 11th inning in Game 6 of MLB's World Series baseball championship in St. Louis

    Deadspin found the BBC radio feed from Game 6 of the World Series, took the announcer’s call of David Freese‘s walkoff homer and put it over the FOX video. Maybe I’m a sucker for an accent, but I’m pretty sure I’d love to listen to 162 games of my home team being called by that…

  20. A’s “going younger” could mean passing on Hideki Matsui

    Nov 1, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    Hideki Matsui

    MLB announcing Oakland versus Seattle as the season-opening series in Japan next year led to speculation that the A’s were committed to re-signing Japanese outfielder Hideki Matsui, but it turns out that may not be the case. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the A’s are intent on “going younger” and could…

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