6:42 PM EDT, Mon October 23, 2017
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Are you rooting for Justin Verlander to win a World Series ring?

Are you rooting for Justin Verlander to win a World Series ring?

Former Detroit Tigers ace has been a game-changer for the Houston Astros. There are two schools of thought when it comes to Detroit Tigers fans watching Justin Verlander lead the Houston Astros to the World Series. On one hand, it's like watching an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend finding somebody new and having so much more fun than they ever seemed to have with you. On the other hand, there are Tigers fans who have nothing but fond memories of Verlander's time in Detroit and wants to see nothing but the best for him. In some ways, Tigers fans can live vicariously...
Bless You Boys 11 hours ago

Detroit Tigers News: Tigers prospects are performing well in the Arizona Fall League

As Tigers players get active in fall ball, we get a look at how the organization rated this year. Well, the World Series slate is set. On Tuesday evening, we get to see the Houston Astros square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers. No matter how this one turns out there are reasons on both sides for...
Washington Times 2 hours ago
Fresh faces Correa, Altuve, Bellinger in World Series

Fresh faces Correa, Altuve, Bellinger in World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carlos Correa is such a fresh face, his first big league hit was assisted by technology. When he made his debut for Houston on June 8, 2015, Correa hit a three-hopper off White Sox ace Chris Sale and was called out by first base umpire Larry ...
Halos Heaven 2 hours ago
Eric Hinske will be the new Angels hitting coach, rounding out the coaching staff for 2018

Eric Hinske will be the new Angels hitting coach, rounding out the coaching staff for 2018

Hinske served as assistant hitting coach for the Cubs the previous three years. The Angels have made their selection of hitting coach, announcing it earlier today. The Angels have name Eric Hinske as the Club's new hitting coach. Hinske spent the previous 3 seasons as the Cubs' assistant hitting coach.— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 23, 2017 Hinske came off a 12-year playing career across seven organizations, posting his best year (4.8 fWAR) in 2002 with the Blue Jays. It’s usually difficult to evaluate coaching hires, but it seems the Angels have chosen a strong candidate....

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Joel Sherman / New York Post 5 hours ago
‘Raw’ Hal Steinbrenner speaks as big Yankees offseason begins

‘Raw’ Hal Steinbrenner speaks as big Yankees offseason begins

LOS ANGELES — Hal Steinbrenner admitted being “a little raw right now.” He was speaking by phone Monday from his office in the Tampa stadium named for his father, not even 48 hours having elapsed since the Yankees lost ALCS Game 7 to the Astros. “You know me, you know my family, it’s a little...
Carroll County Times 8 hours ago

Orioles can learn from Astros, who exposed Yankees aggressiveness with offspeed approach

A lot’s been said about how pitching has changed over the years, how there are no longer such things as fastball counts for hitters and how pitchers attack hitters by expanding the strike zone, not with fastballs, but with breaking pitches that tempt hitters to chase out of the zone. In winning...
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Al Avila: Tigers will shop bargain bin for free agents this winter

Al Avila: Tigers will shop bargain bin for free agents this winter

Free agency is going to be a little different this year than weve been accustomed to in the past, Avila said. DETROIT -- Two winters ago, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila had a blank check to pursue free agents to bolster the club for another run at a World Series. He spent more than $250 million, mostly on Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton. He also added role players like Mike Pelfrey, Mark Lowe and Mike Aviles.  The spending spree is unlikely to be repeated -- perhaps ever, and certainly not this year. "Free agency is going to be a little different...
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago
This great debate in baseball is long over, and Ron Gardenhire is proof

This great debate in baseball is long over, and Ron Gardenhire is proof

Not long ago, there was a great divide in baseball between the traditionalists and the stat geeks over how to build and run a baseball team. That time is over. "I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change." -- Rocky DETROIT -- Not long ago, there was a great divide in baseball between the traditionalists and the stat geeks over how to build and run a baseball team. That time is over. Sabermetrics won in a rout. More evidence was on display on Friday during new Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire's...
MASN Sports 13 hours ago

Hamstring injuries didn't hurt Mullins' standing in organization - School of Roch

While the Orioles continue the process of deciding which players need to be protected in the Rule 5 draft, one of their better prospects isn't vulnerable to it. Outfielder Cedric Mullins doesn't need to be added to the 40-man roster....
New York Post 18 hours ago
Yankees’ next youth revolution is already in motion

Yankees’ next youth revolution is already in motion

In the moments after the Yankees’ season came to a crashing end in Houston on Saturday night, one win away from the World Series, general manager Brian Cashman had a blunt assessment of where the loss in the ALCS left them. “We’re like 28 other clubs,” Cashman said. “We’re in that pile of ‘What’s next?’...
New York Post 21 hours ago
The Yankees gave us one heck of a fine ‘rebuilding year’

The Yankees gave us one heck of a fine ‘rebuilding year’

‘It hurts because the ride is over,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said after Saturday’s final loss to the Astros — but what a great ride it was, and with such promise for the future. This was, after all, supposed to be a rebuilding year with no hope of making the playoffs, yet the Baby Bombers...
Larry Brown Sports 21 hours ago

CC Sabathia hoping to return to Yankees in 2018

CC Sabathia is keeping his fingers crossed that Saturday’s heartbreaking loss to the Houston Astros wasn’t his final game with the New York Yankees. After Sabathia took the season-ending defeat in Game 7 of the ALCS, he told reporters that he was hoping to return to the Yankees in 2018. “I want to see this...Read More
New York Post 22 hours ago
Youthful Yankees are already ‘excited for next year’

Youthful Yankees are already ‘excited for next year’

One of them is 25, at the start of what the Yankees hope is a long stay in The Bronx spent launching monster home runs. The other is 37 and on the back nine of what is today a borderline Hall of Fame career that still has legs. Together, Aaron Judge and CC Sabathia believe...
New York Post Oct 22, 2017
Could Joe Girardi really walk away from all this?

Could Joe Girardi really walk away from all this?

Let’s get the easy part out of the way: Of course the Yankees should invite Joe Girardi to return as their manager. No sign exists that they won’t do just that. So the question gets flipped to one usually not contemplated in the sports world when it comes to managers and head coaches: Should Girardi...
Alex Cora hired as new Red Sox manager

Alex Cora hired as new Red Sox manager

The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their new manager on Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump.
Larry Brown Sports Oct 22, 2017

Red Sox confirm Alex Cora as new manager

The Boston Red Sox have confirmed that Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora will be their new manager. Cora will join the Red Sox after the Astros have completed their playoff run, but the Red Sox confirmed the hiring in a statement released Sunday. Red Sox make it official, hire Astros bench coach Alex Cora...Read More

American League Player News

  • 2 CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia hoping to return to Yankees in 2018

  • 1 Lance McCullers Jr.

    Lance McCullers Jr.

    Lance McCullers used Jose Fernandez as inspiration during ALCS clincher

  • 1 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    Are you rooting for Justin Verlander to win a World Series ring?

  • 1 Justin Upton

    Justin Upton

    Al Avila: Tigers will shop bargain bin for free agents this winter

  • 1 Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    Astros’ Altuve scores a game-winner from first, but Gordon Game 7 comparisons stop there

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