7:13 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
MASN Sports 41 mins ago

Orioles working on their 40-man moves - School of Roch

The Orioles began the process of clearing room on their 40-man roster yesterday by outrighting pitcher Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson will become a free agent after the World Series and must decide whether to sign a minor league...
Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

Royals getting harder to deal with, beat Giants and lead World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could win.
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Royals edge Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain’s RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer’s single off left-hander Javier Lopez. read more
Olney: Hamels could be in play for Red Sox

Olney: Hamels could be in play for Red Sox

With interim Phillies president Pat Gillick saying he thinks his team is a couple of years away from contending, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney speculates in his blog that it's possible the Phillies would be willing to trade star left-hander Cole Hamels for a package that could help their rebuilding process. Olney also points out that the Red Sox would likely be very interested in Hamels, as they wouldn't have to make as big of a commitment to him in terms of dollars and years as they would Jon Lester on the open market in free agency: For a team such as the Cubs or Red Sox -- two...
Bless You Boys 16 hours ago
Tigers should target former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon

Tigers should target former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon

Throughout the course of his career in Tampa Bay, Joe Maddon took a rag tag group of ballplayers and turned the Rays into one of the better teams in the American League over the last decade. Friday afternoon it was announced that Joe Maddon would be opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to pursue an opportunity elsewhere. As has been speculated since Andrew Friedman took over as the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in mid-October, it seems as if Joe Maddon is one step closer to rejoining his old friend out west. However, according to this tweet by Ken Rosenthal, that...
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

TIm Hudson loses long-awaited World Series debut; Giants down 2-1

The Giants played their first World Series game in two years at AT&T Park on Friday night, but it was hard to tell by the silence of the crowd, which mirrored the silence of the San Francisco bats and reflected a scoreboard that bore no good news for the faithful. A scoring rally in the sixth inning brought the fans into Game 3, but the Royals’ array of fire-throwing relievers had the final word, holding the Giants scoreless for four innings in Kansas City’s 3-2 victory. Tim Hudson waited 16 years to pitch in a World Series game. He will have to wait longer to feel the joy of pitching

Twinsights: Terry Ryan says Joe Maddon news 'caught my eye'

Friday marked Day 26 of the Twins’ exhaustive manager search, and suddenly there was a fascinating new candidate on the market. Highly regarded Joe Maddon exercised an opt-out clause to escape the final year on his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Early speculation had Maddon potentially heading to the Chicago Cubs and seeking a deal in the range of five years and $25 million, but the process is likely to take some time. Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who confirmed he has yet to offer the job to anyone, made it sound as if the Maddon news stopped him […] The post Twinsights: Terry...
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Purdy: Giants are now the underdog

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost uses his bullpen to fullest advantage in subduing the San Francisco Giants in the all-important third game of the World Series.
A brief history of the Spokane Indians

A brief history of the Spokane Indians

The Mariners won just 184 of 427 games in Spokane, but hey, at least one of them had a really killer suntan. The Mariners had only spent a year in San Jose when general manager Joe Gagliardi sent them packing. By September of 1978, the M's had signed a two-year player development contract with the Spokane Indians, who were in the process of dropping a two-year affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers. No team had stuck with the Indians for more than three seasons since the Los Angeles Dodgers showed up in Washington for a 15-year stay, and the Mariners wouldn't be the next club to break...

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Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago
Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek could be a Detroit Tigers prospect to watch in 2015 and beyond

Which starting pitching prospect in the minor leagues could be the next make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Ziomek might not be a bad bet. Eleven pitchers made their major-league debuts for the Detroit Tigers during the 2014 season. Some of them were surprises. Who would have guessed at the start of the season that Patrick McCoy, Chad Smith, Kyle Ryan and Buck Farmer would all pitch for the Tigers in 2014? So, who's next? Which pitching prospect who is deep in the minor leagues could be the next to make his major-league debut for the Tigers? Kevin...
Tacoma News-Tribune 5 hours ago

Mariners notebook: Is there a spot for Young in 2015 rotation?

Club wants to add a pitcher before next season — but as insurance; rotation already tentatively in place…
The Ledger 7 hours ago

Maddon Quits Rays After 9 Seasons

ST. PETERSBURG | What started as negotiations to extend an amicable and mutually beneficial relationship into a second decade instead ended in a shocking divorce Friday as Joe Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and left the Tampa Bay Rays after a successful nine-year run as their manager. It was the second staggering loss for the Rays in the past 10 days, following the departure of executive vice president Andrew Friedman to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Matt Silverman, who took over last week as president of baseball operations, said the Rays will immediately begin a deliberate...
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Toasting the Royals a good day away from the Bay

For once I got to watch a game with my homies. Yes, that’s a diplomatic way to avoid saying I wish I was in San Francisco. But for once, I wasn’t taking a phone call from my buds. I was with them. Don’t get me wrong. I love hearing from them. The out-of-the-blue buzz I remember most was when I was in line for a halftime hot dog at the Orange Bowl before watching ZZ Top. Yes, I took some grief for that one. Good natured, though. read more
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago

Twins GM Terry Ryan: Team will do 'due diligence' on ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon

Friday marked Day 26 of the Twins' exhaustive manager search, and suddenly there was a fascinating new candidate on the market.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Maddon suddenly an appealing option for Twins manager

The longtime Tampa Bay manager left his job and is interested in talking to the Twins about their vacancy.

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