7:55 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014

Tim Bogar moves on from the Rangers

The Texas Rangers announced Monday night that Tim Bogar will leave the organization. Bogar was hired in the offseason as the bench coach and took over as manager when Ron Washington resigned in September. Bogar was considered the favorite to become the full-time manager but that position went to Jeff Banister who was announced as the new manager on Friday. "Jeff Banister and I have both had discussions with Tim over the last few days as we began the process of putting a major league coaching staff together, and we have decided that it is best for us to go in another direction," Rangers GM...
Tacoma News-Tribune 7 hours ago
Mariners’ Young selected as AL’s Comeback Player of the Year

Mariners’ Young selected as AL’s Comeback Player of the Year

Young is a pending free agent but says he’d like to stay with Mariners after ‘the most fulfilling and gratifying season of my career’
Halos Heaven 6 hours ago

Should Angels Re-Sign Huston Street & Jason Grilli?

The Angels have six free agents from their 2014 club but only two of them are really worth a consideration... The Angels have six free agents among their 2014 squad. Considering how close the club is to the salary cap, four of these players are a no-brainer when it comes to re-signing: Utility infielder John McDonald, Catcher John Buck and relief pitchers Sean Burnett and Joe Thatcher. The no-brainer part here is to absolutely not re-sign them. Burnett is due $500K in 2015 as a buyout. Thatcher's 2014 salary was an inexplicable $2.38 Million. Buck made a million bucks this past season and...

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Fort-Worth Star Telegram 6 hours ago
New Rangers manager better be ready to be ‘yes manned’

New Rangers manager better be ready to be ‘yes manned’

Jeff Banister should expect to be told how to fill out a lineup card.

Split between Texas Rangers, Bogar is unusual

The decision on Monday that Tim Bogar will not return to the Texas Rangers major-league coaching staff next season is a rarity. Bogar went 14-8 as interim manager after moving over form the bench-coach position with the resignation of manager …
Fort-Worth Star Telegram 9 hours ago
Tim Bogar won’t coach for Rangers in 2015

Tim Bogar won’t coach for Rangers in 2015

The interim managers exit leaves at least two vacancies for manager Jeff Banister to fill on the coaching staff.
Seattle Times 11 hours ago

Chris Young of the Mariners named Comeback Player of the Year in AL by Sporting News

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Tim Bogar will not be a part of the coaching staff for new Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, the club said on Monday.. General manager Jon Daniels and Banister discussed the situation with Bogar during the weekend. According to Daniels, …
CSN Houston 12 hours ago

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

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San Francisco Chronicle 13 hours ago

Dave Magadan doesn’t get Yankees’ job, might be A’s top choice

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Onetime A’s player Dave Magadan was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting job, but he told me today that he did not get that position with the Yankees and is “looking elsewhere.” That makes Magadan a frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting job; Chili Davis accepted the Red Sox’s position yesterday, leaving the A’s with a vacancy. Magadan told me he has “had some conversations” with A’s general manager Billy Beane. The Mets also have talked to Magadan, and he could opt to remain in his current job with Texas – the...
Chili looking forward to life in Boston with Cespedes, but he’s confident A’s offense will be productive again in 2014

Chili looking forward to life in Boston with Cespedes, but he’s confident A’s offense will be productive again in 2014

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young named A.L. Comeback Player of the Year

On Sept. 7, 2008, Chris Young stood tall on the mound, looking down from his 6-foot-10 perch as Gabe Kapler stepped to the plate for the Milwaukee Brewers. Young, a budding superstar for the San Diego Padres, had dispatched of the previous 23 Brewers and was just four outs shy of a perfect game. His […]
Saunders wins community service award

Saunders wins community service award

SEATTLE — Outfielder Michael Saunders is this year’s recipient of the Moose Clausen Award, which is given by the Mariners RBI Club in recognition of “significant contributions” to the community. The RBI (Real Baseball Involvement) Club is an organization of Mariners’ season-ticketholders who are active in the community. The Clausen Award is given each year to an active or retired member of the Mariners’ organization. The organization cited Saunders’ involvement in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Major League Baseball’s “Going to bat against breast cancer”...

Could Cespedes be a fit with the Rangers?

Over the weekend, the Boston Globe reported the possibility of Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes being on the trade block. Cespedes was part of the Jon Lester deal with Oakland at the trade deadline. Oakland wanted to improve its pitching for the stretch run of the season and Boston needed a power hitter for the future. Lester will hit the free-agent market, as expected, and Cespedes might be leaving the Red Sox. Could the Rangers be a trade partner with the Red Sox?
Angels hitting coach up for job with A's

Angels hitting coach up for job with A's

Dave Hansen, the Angels assistant hitting coach, is being considered for the vacated hitting coach position with the Oakland Athletics, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto confirmed Monday. Chili Davis left his position as the A's hitting coach to take the same...

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