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  1. The Mets are setting the stage to fire Omar Minaya

    Oct 29, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

    It may not happen right now, but according to Jon Heyman’s sources, the Mets are putting people in place with the intention of ensuring a smooth transition in the event Minaya is fired early in the 2010 season. Indeed, the source refers to it as “setting the stage” for his firing.  The moves: going out of their way to…

  2. No time to panic, Yankees fans

    Oct 29, 2009, 8:57 AM EDT

    Here’s the situation: your team is unable to do anything against a Cy Young caliber pitcher.  Your ace gave up two home runs to the same guy on the other team.  Your bullpen was less than stellar. You’ve now lost the homefield advantage and you have an often erratic starter going in Game 2.  Time to…

  3. Tim Hudson and the Braves: done deal

    Oct 29, 2009, 8:25 AM EDT

    Well, not quite officially done because Selig basically tells the teams not to announce these sorts of things during the Series, but as Aaron said on Monday, the Braves and Tim Hudson were talking, and now they have all but agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal. Good deal for the Braves, as Hudson could…

  4. Game 1 impressions from around nation

    Oct 29, 2009, 3:02 AM EDT

    In the wake of an impressive showing by the Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series, let’s take a stroll around the nation and see what’s going on … In New York, they were actually eating cheesesteaks. And no, that’s not some kind of euphemism for what Cliff Lee did to the Yankees. Speaking…

  5. Lee's dominance puts Yankees in early hole

    Oct 28, 2009, 11:41 PM EDT

    The winner of Game 1 has prevailed in each of the last six World Series It’s a streak that started when the Marlins upset the Yankees in six games in 2003. But the truth is that none of the series since have been close. In fact, three were sweeps and the other two ended in…

  6. World Series Game 1: Live Chat

    Oct 28, 2009, 7:34 PM EDT

    Despite some heavy rain in the New York area earlier today, Game 1 of the World Series will be played tonight. It’s the Phillies vs Yankees. Lee vs CC. The Fightin’ Phils vs The Bronx Bombers. The defending champs vs the Evil Empire. The team that Mets fans really hate vs the team that Mets fans…

  7. Pouliot's Keys to Game 1

    Oct 28, 2009, 5:27 PM EDT

    *Cliff Lee needs to work deep into the game in order to match CC Sabathia. The Phillies will likely have to rely a great deal on their pen during Games 2 and 3, so it’s important that Lee provide them with at least seven strong innings. The chances of Chad Durbin, Chan Ho Park and…

  8. Philadelphia woman gets her World Series tickets without the sex

    Oct 28, 2009, 3:10 PM EDT

    Earlier this week a 43-year-old Philadelphia woman was arrested for allegedly trying to trade sex for World Series tickets. If you missed the story, here’s a video with all the details: Police arrested her before she could make the sex-for-tickets swap, but it turns out that Susan Finkelstein will be going to Game 3 of…

  9. Diamondbacks prospect Parker blogging about Tommy John surgery

    Oct 28, 2009, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker’s career hit a major stumbling block last week when the Diamondbacks announced that the 20-year-old top prospect and former first-round pick would need Tommy John elbow surgery. He’s expected to miss all of next season and was no doubt crushed by the news, but Parker has decided to keep himself busy and keep…

  10. Report: Manny 'planning to' exercise $20 million option, stay with Dodgers

    Oct 28, 2009, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman of reports that Manny Ramirez “is planning to exercise” his $20 million option for 2010 rather than test the free-agent market again following a season in which he was suspended for 50 games. Ramirez remains a headache and he’ll be 38 years old next season, but had he accumulated enough plate appearances…

  11. Yankees, Phillies tweak rosters for World Series

    Oct 28, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

    With the World Series now just hours away the Yankees and Phillies have both made some minor roster changes. Philadelphia has swapped utility man Miguel Cairo for a 12th pitcher, adding Brett Myers to the bullpen after leaving him off the NLCS roster. Cairo, who played for the Yankees for three seasons, appeared in two…

  12. Link-O-Rama: Sizemore, Mills, Strasburg

    Oct 28, 2009, 11:45 AM EDT

    * Tigers prospect Scott Sizemore underwent surgery yesterday to repair the fractured left ankle that he suffered last week while playing in the Arizona Fall League. General manager Dave Dombrowski has indicated previously that Sizemore would be Detroit’s starting second baseman if free agent Placido Polanco doesn’t return, but before any of that can happen…

  13. Major League Baseball is lying about Jay-Z

    Oct 28, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    OK, this is really, really, petty in the grand scheme of things, but since Bud Selig hates it when teams announce actual news while the World Series is happening, this will have to tide us over. If you want, you can skip to the bottom to get my World Series prediction. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys…

  14. Baseball dodges a bullet

    Oct 28, 2009, 10:27 AM EDT

    According to the experts, while it’s supposed to rain today, it’s going to taper off by game time tonight, so there’s no real threat of a cancellation.  It’ll actually be pretty darn nice in New York tomorrow, and it’s looking practically gorgeous for the Philadelphia portion of the Fall Classic.  So it would appear that, despite all of our…

  15. "Muzzling" the "mouthy" Jimmy Rollins? Why bother?

    Oct 28, 2009, 10:02 AM EDT

    The New York Post is doing its best to try and turn Jimmy Rollins’ prediction of the Phillies in five into some big controversy, calling Rollins “mouthy,” saying the Yankees are prepared to “muzzle” him and doing whatever they can to get any actual members of the Yankees to go on record with something controversial.…

  16. No cheesesteak vs. cheesecake this year

    Oct 28, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

    I hate those cutesy little bets mayors and governors make over sporting events.  Pineapples for possum when Hawaii plays West Virginia in the BCS championship game? Egg creams for lake trout when the Orioles play the Mets in the World Series?*  Who needs it? Thankfully, the mayors of New York and Philly are eschewing that…

  17. Gary Matthews wants out of Anaheim

    Oct 28, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

    Little Sarge is tired of being a fifth outfielder: “I don’t expect to be back; it’s time to move on,” outfielder Gary Matthews, Jr. said as he packed his belongings in the team’s Angel Stadium clubhouse today. “I’m ready to play for an organization that wants me to play every day. This organization has other…

  18. The McCourt Divorce could kill the Dodgers in the short term

    Oct 28, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

    Recently-fired Dodger CEO Jamie McCourt filed for divorce from Dodger owner Frank McCourt yesterday. Or I should say alleged Dodger co-owner Jamie McCourt filed for divorce from alleged Dodger co-owner Frank McCourt, because ownership of the Dodgers is clearly the big deal here. If you’re into this sort of thing you can read the papers…

  19. World Series preview: Phillies vs. Yankees

    Oct 28, 2009, 1:30 AM EDT

    Except for that provided by some brutal umpiring, it’s so far been a postseason without a whole lot of drama. We’ve yet to see a decisive game in any of the six series to date. In fact, those series have lasted a total of 24 games, just four more than the possible minimum. So, it’s…

  20. Some questions for Jimmy Nostradamus

    Oct 28, 2009, 12:37 AM EDT

    So Jimmy Rollins is making predictions again, this time forecasting a relatively smooth ride for the Phillies to a second straight World Series championship. Rollins claimed the Phillies would take out the Yankees in five games. Why five? Because “you figure one game they’re going to find a way to win. That’s the way it…

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