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Goold: Declining options and sudden free agents, like Wong, begins flood MLB talent into frigid marketplace

Goold: Declining options and sudden free agents, like Wong, begins flood MLB talent into frigid marketplace

A list of more than 20 players who had their options declined show how teams are fleeing from spending, while also assuring the free-agent pool is teeming with options.
Oct 29, 2020
Blue's clues: After years of falling short in October, Dodgers have core to contend for autumns to come

Blue's clues: After years of falling short in October, Dodgers have core to contend for autumns to come

The Dodgers are the monster Moneyball never intended — a team that led the league in homers and ERA and has a front office as nimble with analytics as its wallet is fat.
Oct 29, 2020
Cardinals decline option on homegrown Gold Glover Wong, tiptoe into a winter of chilled spending, unknowns

Cardinals decline option on homegrown Gold Glover Wong, tiptoe into a winter of chilled spending, unknowns

The motivation behind the move was to “create instant flexibility,” president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said, as they retool the team’s roster and reduce payroll.
Oct 28, 2020
Cardinals nearing today's deadline on Wong's option; Molina, Wainwright declared free agents

Cardinals nearing today's deadline on Wong's option; Molina, Wainwright declared free agents

A $12.5-million team option must be exercised today or Wong will join teammates as a free agent. Molina is a free agent for the first time in his career.
Oct 28, 2020
Bubble bursts: Removed from Game 6 with positive COVID-19 test, Dodgers Turner leaves isolation to join celebration

Bubble bursts: Removed from Game 6 with positive COVID-19 test, Dodgers Turner leaves isolation to join celebration

LA says team learned of positive test during the seventh inning, put infielder in isolation, but didn't feel compelled to stop him from joining on-field celebration. Friedman: 'Not good optics at all.'
Oct 28, 2020
World Series notebook: To celebrate Musial Awards, The Man's 100th birthday Cardinals opening Busch to a few fans

World Series notebook: To celebrate Musial Awards, The Man's 100th birthday Cardinals opening Busch to a few fans

The birthday party at Busch will coincide with the sportsmanship awards. Also: Rays Charlie Morton mulls retirement and Roberts hears a louder voice from baseball on social issues.
Oct 28, 2020
Hollywood ending: Dodgers rally, win World Series for first time since 1988

Hollywood ending: Dodgers rally, win World Series for first time since 1988

LA cashes in following Rays' questionable pitching move in sixth inning.
Oct 28, 2020
For World Series families, such as Rays righty Fairbanks' parents, view outside bubble is still 'incredible'

For World Series families, such as Rays righty Fairbanks' parents, view outside bubble is still 'incredible'

Still, the St. Louisans had an 'incredible' view of their son pitching for the Rays.
Oct 27, 2020
Echoes of St. Louis '44: 2020 World Series isn't the first with ticket restrictions or managers sharing the same address

Echoes of St. Louis '44: 2020 World Series isn't the first with ticket restrictions or managers sharing the same address

An off-field twist to the 'Streetcar Series' between the Cardinals and Browns was the apartment managers Sewell and Southworth shared all season. Closer quarters than this year's bubble.
Oct 27, 2020
Cardinals confirm commitment to current coaches, plan to bring them all back

Cardinals confirm commitment to current coaches, plan to bring them all back

Albert will continue to oversee hitters, who have struggled.
Oct 26, 2020
Cardinals are bringing back Shildt's coaching staff, Maddux and Albert included, for 2021

Cardinals are bringing back Shildt's coaching staff, Maddux and Albert included, for 2021

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — As they begin preparing for the offseason and engineering their team for the 2021 season, the Cardinals have elected to bring back all of the coaches on Mike Shildt's staff.
Oct 26, 2020
Rays Phillips' memorable night: wins game, loses breath, gets first IV, pulls all-nighter answering texts

Rays Phillips' memorable night: wins game, loses breath, gets first IV, pulls all-nighter answering texts

Tampa Bay's good-natured bench bat had the game-winning single, but when teammates looked for him in clubhouse he was in the trainer's room getting treatment to not 'pass out.'
Oct 26, 2020
Kershaw keeps Rays at bay, pitches Dodgers one win away from World Series title

Kershaw keeps Rays at bay, pitches Dodgers one win away from World Series title

In their first crack at the game since losing dramatically Saturday, the Dodgers grabbed an early lead and held on.
Oct 26, 2020
How should postseason feats be measured as Arozarena & Co. play more games, break more records?

How should postseason feats be measured as Arozarena & Co. play more games, break more records?

Arozarena's nine homers and 26 hits are are among the most ever in postseason history, yet his 19 games played are the most, too. Records, like Freese's from 2011, are falling due to added playoff rounds.

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