3:05 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
Los Angeles Times 37 mins ago

Japanese firm is ready to scrap plans for Palmdale rail-car factory

A Japanese company's much-celebrated plans to build a light-rail manufacturing plant in Palmdale appear all but dead after months of clashes with local labor unions and community groups.
MetsBlog 10 hours ago

Trade rumors are going to dominate the Hot Stove

Matthew Cerrone: The Cubs, D-Backs, Red Sox and Reds match up best for a trade with the Mets, according to researcher and writer Mark Simon (ESPN, Oct. 16). For instance, Simon explains, the Cubs have have shortstops Starlin Castro, Javier Baez and Addison Russell and they are in need of young starting pitchers; while the Red […]
Viva El Birdos 18 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals roster matrix: For 2015, what salary is coming off the books and who are getting raises?

The Cardinals will see some unproductive payroll come off the books for 2015. The 2014 St. Louis Cardinals season is over, but the offseason hasn't quite started yet. There's that pesky World Series to get out of the way. But after the Giants and Royals play to October's final out, the Hot Stove begins. The roster upheaval of the offseason typically consists of several steps, some of which overlap: Free agency (players leaving as free agents or signing as the same) Arbitration (players being non-tendered or receiving a raise via arbitration or a negotiated agreement to avoid...

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Live updates: Giants vs. Royals in Game 1 of World Series, Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Follow the live action Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series beginning at 5 p.m. To join the conversation on Twitter.com, use #SFvsKC. Click here if viewing on a mobile device 

C-USA, MAC eager to send teams to new Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON — Atop a dais, Britton Banowsky and Jon Steinbrecher smiled as they each shared their excitement for the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl.
Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria.

World Series Game 1 pregame live chat here Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Join Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic for a World Series pregame live chat Tuesday at 11 a.m., hours before the 5:07 p.m. first pitch of Game 1. Click here if viewing on a mobile device 
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

World Series: Meet the Kansas City Royals

The San Francisco Giants' World Series opponent is possibly the most anonymous of the American League playoff teams

MLB announces World Series umpiring crew

Major League Baseball announced the umpire crew for this season's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Sporting News honors Young's comeback

Former Padres pitcher won 12 games with Mariners.
CSN Washington 6 hours ago

Marlins' McGehee wins NL Comeback Player of the Year

Casey McGehee was a big part of the Marlins' improved record in 2014, and on Monday was named the NL Comeback Player of the Year.
philly.com 6 hours ago

How to fix Phillies? Maybe it's time for patient Royals approach

Vince Gennaro is a smart man. He's a consultant to several franchises around Major League Baseball, advising them on how to remain relevant and competitive and financially responsible. He wrote a book years ago called Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, and in the late 1970s, before the acronyms WAR and FIP had become part of mainstream baseball lexicon, he created his own player-valuation system. Again, Gennaro's sharp.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Kawakami: Giants are Bumgarner's team now

San Francisco Giants will win World Series because it's Madison Bumgarner's time, his team, his World Series, and there's no reason to deny any of that now.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

World Series: San Francisco Giants-Kansas City Royals matchups

San Francisco Giants have edges in Buster Posey and in the rotation, but will that be enough for them to beat the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the World Series?

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  • 2 Tim Lincecum

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  • 2 Casey McGehee

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    Casey McGehee voted NL Comeback Player of Year

  • 1 Travis Ishikawa

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    Travis Ishikawa, a Yankee for three days, sent San Francisco Giants to World Series

  • 1 Jeremy Affeldt

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