1:22 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
Plain Dealer 22 hours ago

Cleveland Indians trade LHP Scott Barnes to Baltimore Orioles for cash

On Sunday the Indians designated Scott Barnes for assignment to create space for right-hander Charles Brewer, obtained in a trade with Arizona.
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 hours ago

Local sports briefs for Sept. 26: Royals acquire shortstop Jackson

The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. Jackson, 26, missed most of the 2014 season with a right wrist injury. He was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers from the San Diego Padres on Nov. 3. The shortstop played in six games at Triple-A El Paso, going 3 for 16 with a double and five walks. He also played in five games on his rehab assignment with the Padres’ Arizona Rookie League Team. read more
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 18 hours ago

TFD: Eddie Guardado spending Thanksgiving with Torii Hunter, trying to recruit him to the Twins

We had a good chat with former Twins pitcher and new bullpen coach Eddie Guardado today on a number of subjects for a future Page 2 story, but one nugget stood out as relevant for both amusement and news: Guardado is spending Thanksgiving in Texas with old teammates LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter. Guardado and Hawkins have remained close for years, and both are clearly still pals with Hunter. The interesting thing, of course, is that the Twins are said to be in pursuit of Hunter in free agency. So we naturally had to ask Guardado if he would be doing any recruiting while he was hanging out...

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Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

Cleveland Indians AL Central rivals showing interest in Justin Masterson

The Indians could be seeing plenty of their former ace next season.
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune 12 hours ago

Bryan Bickell scores game-winner in Blackhawks' 3-2 victory

DENVER — After a misstep in Vancouver, the Blackhawks found their way again in stop No. 4 of their annual Circus Trip.

Illinois braces for physical game against Indiana State

Illinois coach John Groce is a sucker for a good quote or a meaningful slogan.
Plain Dealer 17 hours ago

On this day, a thank you to those who mean so much to us -- the readers: Terry Pluto

On Thanksgiving, I am so grateful to have readers who have been there for so long!

Twinsights: Terry Ryan on Torii Hunter's leadership, production

What can Terry Ryan say about the Twins' free-agent pursuit of Torii Hunter? "Not much," the Twins' general manager said with a laugh Wednesday on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel. And then, Ryan being an accommodating sort of guy, he expounded a bit to hosts Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette. "I don’t want to get too deep into that other than the fact we could use a right-handed bat," Ryan said. "We’re dominant from the left side in the outfield." Of course, there's more about the 39-year-old Hunter that's appealing beyond his right-handed thump. "We're looking for some experience,...
Baltimore Sun 22 hours ago

Orioles acquire left-handed reliever Scott Barnes in trade with Indians

The Orioles have acquired left-handed reliever Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday.

Twinsights: Neil Allen on the influence of Whitey Herzog, Bob Gibson

Neil Allen's hallmark is an upbeat, high-energy approach to working with his pitchers, but it might surprise you to learn the root of those origins. When I asked the Twins' new pitching coach last week during our phone conversation to identity the top influence on him as a pitching coach, he paused before offering up someone who never held the role: Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, for whom he pitched parts of three seasons (1983-85) with the St. Louis Cardinals. "He wasn't a pitching coach  but I loved the way he handled his pitchers," Allen told me. "Whitey was […] The post...

Wrigley bleachers might not be ready for 2015 opener

An array of delays has forced the Chicago Cubs to make contingency plans in the event that construction on the Wrigley Field outfield bleachers isn't completed by the April 5 season opener against the National League Central champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Twinsights: Ex-Twins coaches Bobby Cuellar, Gary Lucas land on their feet

It will be a happy Thanksgiving for two more longtime Twins coaches who have landed on their feet with new employment opportunities. Bobby Cuellar, whose contract was not renewed after 11 total years with the organization, has accepted a position as a pitching coach in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Cuellar will work in the Pioneer League with the rookie-level Ogden (Utah) Raptors. Jack McDowell, the former big-league pitcher, managed the Raptors in 2014 and is expected to return for a second season. “Age does not matter,” said Cuellar, the Twins bullpen coach the past two seasons...
Chicago Tribune Nov 26, 2014

Sorry, Jared Allen, you're wrong, but we can compromise

Take a breath, Jared. Take a breath.
Plain Dealer Nov 26, 2014
Chase Headley off Cleveland Indians radar, but Chris Denorfia, Kendrys Morales possible targets

Chase Headley off Cleveland Indians radar, but Chris Denorfia, Kendrys Morales possible targets

Veteran third baseman Chase Headley too expensive for Indians, who will wait for the free agent market to settle.

Guardado among trio formally hired to Twins coaching staff

Only one spot remains with Joe Vavra, Neil Allen and Eddie Guardado in.

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