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Alderson Says Bourn Would Cost Mets Too MuchUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetThe Mets would be forced to give up the 11th pick of the draft if they were to sign the free-agent Michael Bourn, something Sandy Alderson said they were "very reluctant to consider."Source: nytimes.com
The Week Ahead: It's getting to be 'go time'Updated Jan 27 Share TweetTrucks packed with everything from balls to bats to elliptical machines will soon depart big league cities for their temporary spring homes. Camps begin in less than two weeks and some players, like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse, are still on the free-ag…
Nakajima quickly fitting in with new teammatesUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetOf all the storied ballparks waiting to be visited by Hiroyuki Nakajima, the A's new shortstop just wants to see the one he'll call home this year.
Cespedes aiming to grow in sophomore seasonUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetIt's hard to envision a better rookie campaign than the one Yoenis Cespedes put together for the A's in 2012. But the outfielder believes his sophomore season has the potential to trump it, so long as he remains healthy.
Repeat after them: A's primed to defend division titleUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetInside Oracle Arena, where A's players and staff convened for FanFest on Sunday, expectations of keeping the American League West crown in Oakland were heard loud and clear.
Return of Reds brings many smilesUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetIt really is good to be back. That also was the general consensus amongst the members of the Reds Caravan Western Leg, assembled at Miami University Hamilton's Parrish Auditorium on Sunday.
Law Enforcement Agencies, MLB Investigating Anthony Bosch For Distributing HGH And TestosteroneUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetThe Bosch name sounds familiar because Anthony's father, Pedro-an actual doctor-is the man who prescribed Manny Ramirez the female fertility drug human chorionic gonadotropin in 2009. Anthony-who is not a doctor, despite his claims-is now being inSource: deadspin.com
Still with Tigers, SP Porcello faces uncertain roleUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- It feels like ages ago when Rick Porcello took the mound as Detroit's starter in a one-game playoff against Minnesota for the 2009 AL Central title. The Tigers lost in extra innings, but Porcello pitched well. All of 20 years old at the …Source: CNNSI.com
Five won't be a crowd in Melvin's outfield plansUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetA's manager Bob Melvin thinks he'll manage just fine as he plans to dish out plenty of playing time to Coco Crisp and teammates Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Young and Seth Smith.
Rotation dominates talk at 'Brewers On Deck'Updated Jan 27 Share TweetAt this year's "Brewers on Deck", the big question seemed to be concerning how Milwaukee's rotation would shape up. With five players looking to fill three spots, it may be a very competitive Spring Training.
Brewers won't close door to LohseUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetThe Draft compensation attached to free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse would not deter the Brewers if his price was right, principal owner Mark Attanasio said Sunday.
Skilled lip reader transcribes memorable manager-umpire confrontations from 2012Updated Jan 27 Share TweetOne of my favorite stories of the 2012 season was Vin Scully’s humorous attempt to lip read Jim Tracy’s outburst towards umpire Mike Everitt. It was a classic managerial meltdown that stemmed from a disputed trap or catch by Rockies centerfielder DextSource: yahoo.com
Bailey open to long-term deal with RedsUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetAt an autograph table during the final stop on the western leg of Reds Caravan on Sunday, pitcher Homer Bailey was seated at the end, only two spots from his boss, general manager Walt Jocketty.
Mattingly makes pitch for free agent RolenUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetDodgers manager Don Mattingly has spoken with free agent Scott Rolen about coming to Los Angeles, but the veteran third baseman has not yet revealed if he will play in 2013.
Opening Day nod? Sale says Peavy, Peavy says SaleUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetIt's a good thing White Sox manager Robin Ventura, pitching coach Don Cooper, general manager Rick Hahn and the rest of their respective staffs will be picking the Opening Day starter. If the decision was left to Jake Peavy and Chris Sale, the debate mi…
Forbes' "Best Sports Blogs" Of 2003 Are A Portal To A Time You're Glad You ForgotUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetThe shortest increments of time known to humanity are the following, beginning with the most brief: More »Source: deadspin.com
Miami alums Jay, Alonso remember coach FraserUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetIn Miami, baseball fans have mourned the death of legendary University of Miami head coach Ron Fraser. The "Wizard of College Baseball" passed away last Sunday at the age of 79 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Mayberry excited about new teammatesUpdated Jan 27 Share TweetJohn Mayberry is looking forward to being a part of a Phillies outfield with some new faces in 2013.Share TweetEarlier we brought you the video of sportscaster Bob Costas delivering the eulogy at Stan Musial’s funeral, which was a terrific and heartfelt tribute to say the least. But as touching as Costas’ words were, the loyal fans of the St. Louis Cardinals,Source: yahoo.com
Peter King: Are you ready? Super Bowl XLVII week is off and runningJan 27NEW ORLEANS -- Ready to get beaten over the head with the Harbaughs, Ray Lewis past and present and a whole lot of players saying a whole lot of nothing? Well, it's Super Bowl week, and the bad news for you is that the one thing I noticed in my few hour…
Adande: Kobe Bryant brings a new approach to floundering franchiseJan 27With Kobe Bryant channeling his inner Magic Johnson, have the Lakers found the right formula? Or is this fancy passing just a passing fancy? J.A. Adande explores.