10:20 PM EDT, Wed October 22, 2014
Mid-day notes and links: Long, Hillman, draft class

Mid-day notes and links: Long, Hillman, draft class

A few mid-day notes and links: • The Mets are reportedly set to interview Kevin Long today. If Long were to move across town to become the hitting coach at Citi Field, it would setup an interesting reunion for Curtis Granderson, who had success with a mechanical change under Long’s guidance years ago. • Good […] The post Mid-day notes and links: Long, Hillman, draft class appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Over the Monster 8 hours ago
Is James Shields still worth $100 million to the Red Sox after his playoff implosion?

Is James Shields still worth $100 million to the Red Sox after his playoff implosion?

James Shields was a mess in Game 1 of the World Series, and his postseason track record is not strong. Should the Red Sox care? James Shields has been one of baseball's best pitchers since 2011, when his career went from good to great following some adjustments to ensure that 2010 never happened again. He'll be a free agent for the first time this winter, and is set to sign a deal that will likely fall in the $100 million range as the third of three aces on the market. It might even end up being with the Red Sox, who need to plug some massive holes in their rotation and are already...

Spend Hal's Money: Hanley Ramirez

The Yankees went into last winter with a publicly stated goal of keeping their payroll below $189 million. They came out of it having committed more than $400 million for four new players. This winter, there are no such payroll limitations, at least to our knowledge, but there is still plenty of need. As since there is nothing more fun than playing with another guy's cash, we at ESPN New York will once again aid the Yankees' decision-makers with a little game we like to call, "Spend Hal's Money.

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Tampa Bay Times 19 mins ago

Yusmeiro Petit invaluable out of Giants bullpen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major-league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

Orioles closer Zach Britton finishes second in AL Reliever of the Year voting

Orioles closer Zach Britton missed winning the first-ever Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award, finishing tied for second place behind Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland.

Royals try to start new postseason winning streak

Last night, the Royals took their first loss of the postseason, and that was mildly significant because it kept intact the Yankees’ record for consecutive playoff wins. In just a few minutes, the Royals are going to try to start winning again to pull even with the Giants in the World Series. Here are the […] The post Royals try to start new postseason winning streak appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Angelos: "It's been a long time coming and thankfully I believe it's here" - School of Roch

Now that the Orioles have strung together three consecutive winning seasons and won their first division title in 17 years, they're determined to bring the city it's first championship since 1983. Owner Peter Angelos likes the direction that the club is headed and believes that it can reach its goal....
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago
Yankees made 3 trips to scout Derek Jeter replacements

Yankees made 3 trips to scout Derek Jeter replacements

Trey Hillman also says he turned down control of Yankees farm system

Big Game Jon? Sabathia picks Lester as his must-win pitcher

On ESPN Radio this afternoon, CC Sabathia talked a lot about his repaired knee, his early throwing sessions, and his future in the Yankees rotation — all the stuff you’d expect him to discuss. Then Sabathia was asked who he’d want on the mound in a must-win, postseason game, and his answer was a bit […] The post Big Game Jon? Sabathia picks Lester as his must-win pitcher appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newsday 7 hours ago

Greg Bird, Yankees first base prospect, streaking in the Arizona Fall League

Most birds fly south for the winter. Yankees first base prospect Greg Bird is simply flying high in the Southwest.
The Republican 7 hours ago
Stock Watch: Rubby De La Rosa and two-pitch mix could bolster Boston Red Sox's bullpen

Stock Watch: Rubby De La Rosa and two-pitch mix could bolster Boston Red Sox's bullpen

From Aug. 16 through the end of the season, De La Rosa made seven starts and returned for the sixth inning just twice.
The Republican 7 hours ago

David Ortiz greets former Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy during World Series press conference

David Ortiz stopped by early in Kansas City to greet former teammate Jake Peavy.

Edes' 2004 top moments: ALCS Games 4-5

BOSTON -- A moment? Ha. I can't crystallize 2004 into a single moment, any more than a historian could summarize the French Revolution by one swoosh of the guillotine. But for the purposes of this exercise, I can narrow it down to 10 hours and 51 minutes, the time it took for the Red Sox to black out the first syllable of impossible as deftly as those graffiti artists transformed the "reverse curve" sign on Storrow Drive into "Reverse the Curse." On Oct.

Orioles shut out of the Sporting News' AL All-Star team voting

The Orioles aren't getting much love in postseason awards so far this offseason.

Orioles excluded from Sporting News All-Star team - School of Roch

The Orioles aren't playing in the World Series and they still haven't received a Sporting News postseason award. Tough week. Baseball executives excluded the Orioles while choosing the American League All-Star team, which was announced this morning. Shortstop J.J. Hardy, outfielder Adam Jones and designated hitter Nelson Cruz received votes....

AL East Player News

  • 1 Rubby De La Rosa

    Rubby De La Rosa

    Stock Watch: Rubby De La Rosa and two-pitch mix could bolster Boston Red Sox's bullpen

  • 1 Francisco Cervelli

    Francisco Cervelli

    Will Yankees' keep these arbitration-eligible players?

  • 1 Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Ex-Yankee executive talks about replacing Derek Jeter

  • 1 CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia

    Big Game Jon? Sabathia picks Lester as his must-win pitcher

  • 1 Adam Lind

    Adam Lind

    Blue Jays' Adam Lind attracting plenty of interest

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