10:50 PM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
Larry Brown Sports 10 mins ago

Yankees paying Brian McCann to beat them in ALCS

The New York Yankees falling behind the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS was bad enough, but the way it happened had to be especially painful. Prior to the 2014 season, the Yankees made a big free agent splash by signing Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal. The catcher delivered in...Read More
Larry Brown Sports 57 mins ago

Alex Bregman saves run with stellar defensive play in Game 7

Alex Bregman and Brian McCann combined for a stellar defensive play in Game 7 of the ALCS that saved the Houston Astros a run, helping them maintain their lead against the New York Yankees. Greg Bird doubled to lead off the fifth, and Aaron Hicks walked two batters later, giving the Yankees runners on the...Read More
Larry Brown Sports 1 hour ago
Joe Girardi may have addressed Charlie Morton touching bubble gum

Joe Girardi may have addressed Charlie Morton touching bubble gum

Charlie Morton loves his gum balls — literally. And that may be an issue for the New York Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi went out to speak with home plate umpire Mark Carlson early in Game 7 of the ALCS, who later spoke with Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. FS1’s broadcast crew aired the footage...Read More
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 3 hours ago

2017 ALCS Game 7 open thread

2017 American League Championship Series New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Series tied 3-3. Game 7 - Probable Starters Yankees - CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.69 ERA) Astros - Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62 ERA) Game Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 8 p.m. ET Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX TV: FS1 Streaming: Fox Sports Go
River Ave. Blues 3 hours ago
2017 ALCS Game Seven: Yankees at Astros

2017 ALCS Game Seven: Yankees at Astros

So here we are again. Another win or go home game. The Yankees have been through a few of these already this postseason. Except unlike the Wild Card Game or Games Three, Four, and Five of the ALDS, a spot in the World Series is on the line tonight. The Yankees and Astros are playing […] The post 2017 ALCS Game Seven: Yankees at Astros appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 8 hours ago
The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

The Cubs should hire Jim Hickey as pitching coach, and here’s why

This is the obvious move that should obviously be made. Jim Hickey was let go as pitching coach by the Tampa Bay Rays about two and a half weeks ago. Hickey was hired for that position by the Rays one year after Joe Maddon began his managing career there; the two worked together for eight seasons until Joe departed to join the Cubs for the 2015 season. Just three days ago, before Game 4 of the NLCS, Maddon was asked about the possibility that Hickey could join the Cubs: Cubs manager Joe Maddon dismissed speculation about Jim Hickey, his pitching coach with the Rays and a South Side native,...

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Amazin Avenue 14 hours ago
Mets plan to pick up Jerry Blevins’s 2018 option

Mets plan to pick up Jerry Blevins’s 2018 option

The move is not surprising given his performance and affordable salary. The Mets will pick up their 2018 team option on left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins, who has been with the team since the beginning of the 2015 season. At a time that now feels very long ago, he was acquired from the Nationals in a trade for outfielder Matt den Dekker just before the season got underway. Shortly thereafter, he chose to use our own Steve Schreiber’s MS Paint as his Twitter avatar and stuck with it for a couple of years. Perhaps that didn’t endear him to all Mets fans, but it was much appreciated in...
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Justin Verlander does it again, sending Astros to Game 7 showdown vs. Yankees

Justin Verlander does it again, sending Astros to Game 7 showdown vs. Yankees

Verlander is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in his two ALCS starts. Hes struck out 21 and walked just two in 16 innings. The Houston Astros will play for a spot in the World Series tonight after Justin Verlander kept them alive by throwing another gem. Verlander struck out eight through seven scoreless innings as the Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-1 at Minute Maid Park to even the series at 3-3. The Astros have won all three games played in Houston; New York has won all three in the Bronx. The decisive Game 7 is at 8:08 p.m. tonight in Houston. The Astros' Charlie...
Larry Brown Sports 22 hours ago

Charlie Morton to start Game 7 of ALCS for Astros

It will come down to Charlie Morton against CC Sabathia in Game 7 of the ALCS Saturday with a trip to the World Series on the line. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced after his team’s 7-1 win over the New York Yankees in Game 6 that Morton will start Game 7 for the team....Read More
CBS Chicago Oct 20, 2017
Levine: Theo Epstein, Cubs Eyeing Trade Market This Offseason

Levine: Theo Epstein, Cubs Eyeing Trade Market This Offseason

"You have to consider sacrificing some of that depth to address needs elsewhere on the club," Epstein says.
MLB Oct 20, 2017

Bar raised on North Side, Cubs begin '18 prep

Now that the Cubs' season is over, crews began preparations on Friday at Wrigley Field for the next phase of the ballpark's renovation project. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein also began work on the 2018 team.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
Cubs need to get better — but could’ve been a heck of a lot worse

Cubs need to get better — but could’ve been a heck of a lot worse

GREENBERG: The Cubs' season was far from a nonstop thrill ride. But it sure beat watching some other city zoom by with its hands in the air.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 20, 2017
Theo on Cubs’ 3-year run, challenges ahead: ‘Mission not accomplished’

Theo on Cubs’ 3-year run, challenges ahead: ‘Mission not accomplished’

“To have disappointment in a year in which you reach the NLCS for the third straight year shows just how much the …bar has been raised," Epstein said.
MLB Oct 20, 2017

Vosler comes up big with walk-off triple in AFL

Chicago Cubs prospect Jason Vosler walked to the plate on Friday with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, his team trailing by a run. The third baseman was 0-for-4 in his at-bats that day, and he knew he needed something big. With runners on first and third, Vosler hit a sharp line drive to center field, sending both runners home. His walk-off triple lifted the Mesa Solar Sox to a 7-6 victory over Surprise.
Sacramento Bee Oct 20, 2017

David Bell joins Giants front office in player development

Former infielder David Bell is coming back to the San Francisco Giants as vice president of player development. Bell will work under the direction of general manager Bobby Evans, the …
San Jose Mercury News Oct 20, 2017
Giants hire former post-season hero for front office post

Giants hire former post-season hero for front office post

David Bell, who scored winning run in 2002 NLCS, coming aboard as VP of Player Development
Washington Times Oct 20, 2017

Dynamic Dodgers reach World Series with consummate teamwork

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to their most recent home playoff victory a few days ago, they took off their uniforms and pulled on T-shirts supporting a teammate. Jansen's shirt urged fans to send Turner to the ...

National League Player News

  • 6 Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve

    Jose Altuve gives does serious bat flip after Game 7 home run

  • 3 Charlie Morton

    Charlie Morton

    Joe Girardi may have addressed Charlie Morton touching bubble gum

  • 3 Brian McCann

    Brian McCann

    Yankees paying Brian McCann to beat them in ALCS

  • 2 Jerry Blevins

    Jerry Blevins

    Mets plan to pick up Jerry Blevins’s 2018 option

  • 2 Alex Bregman

    Alex Bregman

    Alex Bregman saves run with stellar defensive play in Game 7

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