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Astros divide playoff pool of $2.2 million

The Astros’ players earned a bit over $2.2 million to share from their run to the AL Division series. The players’ pool is formed from 50 percent of the gate receipts from the wild card games; 60 percent of the gate receipts from the first three games of the division series; 60 percent of the

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San Jose Mercury News Nov 29, 2015
Oakland Tribune editorial: Raiders, A's fans growing weary of unrequited love

Oakland Tribune editorial: Raiders, A's fans growing weary of unrequited love

The Raiders and A's have taken Oakland for granted while looking for a new mate. While the teams have been stepping out, the spurned city has grown tired. It's hard enough surviving day-to-day without uncertainty that your partner will abandon you.
Orange County Register Nov 28, 2015
Smith: Angels' Heaney opens his heart to kids in Honduras

Smith: Angels' Heaney opens his heart to kids in Honduras

The three-hour, 1,276-mile flight from Atlanta to Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras took pitcher Andrew Heaney to another world to open his eyes and his heart. He was a man on a mission, making a return trip...
Seattle Times Nov 27, 2015

Former Seattle Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ agrees to return to Toronto Blue Jays

J.A. Happ is headed back to the Toronto Blue Jays. The left-hander agreed to a $36 million, three-year contract, returning to the team he pitched for from 2012 to 2014. Happ made 20 starts this year for the Mariners before being dealt to Pittsburgh.
Oakland Tribune Nov 27, 2015

A's reliever Sean Doolittle hosts Thanksgiving feast for Syrian refugee families

Doolittle and his girl friend put out the Thanksgiving spread for 17 Syrian refugee families Wednesday night in Chicago.

Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

Where will Justin Upton end up signing?

Clippers lose to Jazz, 102-91, for their eighth loss in 11 games

Blake Griffin's frustration level rose late in the third quarter even as his shots continued to fall. It was as if the Clippers forward and teammate Chris Paul were going two-on-five against the Utah Jazz, so negligible were the contributions from the players around them. Griffin hopped in fury...

Mariners podcast November 24

Podcast number two includes an interview with mariners director of international operations, Tim Kissner, Jerry Dipoto's thoughts on a bounceback year from Chris Iannetta, and interview with Randy Johnson and plenty of Mariners hot stove talk.

Mariners podcast: Expectations for Chris Iannetta, catching up with Randy Johnson and more

Shannon Drayer is joined by James Osborn for an hour of Mariners talk plus thoughts from GM Jerry Dipoto on signing catcher Chris Iannetta. Also included are interviews with the Mariners' director of international operations, Tim Kissner, and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.

Jed Lowrie’s return to Oakland means a probable departure for either Danny Valencia or Brett Lawrie in roster redesign

The A’s acquisition of infielder Jed Lowrie Wednesday almost certainly means the club will trade one of its two third basemen, Danny Valencia or Brett Lawrie, before too much time has passed. The A’s are overloaded in the infield with Continue Reading

Notes: Astros lose Jed Lowrie’s bat and backgammon set; sign a Colombian shortstop

Jed Lowrie’s taking his backgammon set with him. “I’ve got some people to play with in Oakland,” Lowrie said Wednesday. Everywhere the ex-Astros infielder has gone, he’s played with teammates, and he got several of his Astros chums into the game in 2015. Tablets and smartphones dominate clubhouses instead of card games these days, but

Astros send L.J. Hoes to Baltimore for cash

Outfielder L.J. Hoes was traded to the Orioles for cash on Wednesday, landing with an organization he’s familiar with. The Astros designated him assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.
Orange County Register Nov 25, 2015
Angels complete coaching staff by hiring Scott Radinsky

Angels complete coaching staff by hiring Scott Radinsky

The Angels hired former major league reliever Scott Radinsky as their bullpen coach, completing the changes to their major league coaching staff for 2016. Radinsky takes over for Steve Soliz, who was moved from the bullpen to player information...

OF Marcell Ozuna on radar for Mariners and others

Marcell Ozuna is of interest to the Mariners, but at what price?
Seattle Times Nov 25, 2015

Danny Hultzen clears waivers, outrighted to Class AAA Tacoma

Danny Hultzen is still a Mariner. On Wednesday morning, the club announced that Hultzen the No. 2 overall pick in 2011 had cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Tacoma. Hultzen was designated for assignment on November 20 to clear up space on the 40-man roster. It was logical move considering he was out []

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