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Share TweetHeading into the offseason, the Marlins' primary position of need was third base. You can add front-line starting pitching and center field to the list.
Red Sox, Tribe, Bucs GMs react to trade reportsUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThree Major League general managers were about to go on stage Tuesday night when they learned of the impending Blue Jays-Marlins trade like everyone else: on the web.Share TweetOn Tuesday night, in one dramatic stroke -- a pending 12-player trade with the Marlins -- the Blue Jays made the kind of deal that can push a franchise over the top. One deal brought them two solid starting pitchers in Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle and …Share TweetYunel Escobar's tumultuous tenure in Toronto appeared to be near an end on Tuesday night when the Blue Jays agreed to include him with at least six other players in a blockbuster trade with Miami.
Red Sox step up search for hitting coachUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetAnother prospective Red Sox hitting coach, Victor Rodriguez, interviewed with the club on Tuesday. The Red Sox also plan to hold interviews for their vacant first-base coaching position this week.
Teixeira optimistic for 2013, confident in YankeesUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetMark Teixeira may have been disappointed by his own performance during an injury-marred season, but the switch-hitter rejects the idea that the Yankees are too old to keep up in the AL East.
Despite All Outward Appearances, Not Every Miami Marlin Was Traded Today (UPDATE)Updated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetSo the Miami Marlins are officially the unintended comedic shitshow of the offseason, having traded away some high-priced talent to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospects, a so-so shortstop of questionable judgment, an old recliner, and a $20 gift card to …Source: deadspin.comShare TweetDavey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
Duquette details club's desires in trade marketUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe Orioles are telling teams their priority in the trade market is at first base, designated hitter (which could be grouped together) and left field.Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract with third baseman Kevin Frandsen.
Nationals' Johnson named NL Manager of YearUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetDavey Johnson was picked as the NL Manager of the Year on Tuesday after the Washington Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball.Source: ESPN.com
Showalter named runner-up in tight AL MOY raceUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetBuck Showalter finished second to Oakland's Bob Melvin for 2012 American League Manager of the Year honors, as voted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran reliever Kyle McClellan, a St. Louis County native who spent five seasons with the team.Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker that guarantees $5.5 million next season.Share TweetSigning David Wright and R.A. Dickey to contract extensions remains the top priority of the Mets this off-season, said Jeff Wilpon, the team's chief operating officer.
Bochy third in NL Manager of the Year votingUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThough Bruce Bochy didn't win the National League Manager of the Year Award, San Francisco's skipper remains highly regarded within the baseball industry. Winning two World Series in three years will do that to a person. Bochy finished third in the vote…
Mariners prospects part of WBC qualifierUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetRight-hander Erasmo Ramirez heads a list of Mariners prospects playing in World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Panama this week.
Davey takes home NL Manager of Year honorsUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetDavey Johnson was named National League Manager of the Year as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. It marked the second time Johnson won the award. He won the American League Manager of the Year Award in 1997 as a member…
Negro Leagues Museum gets new O'Neil itemsUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe Negro Leagues Baseball Museum received a special gift on Tuesday, the 101st anniversary of co-founder Buck O'Neil's birth.Share TweetCano, who split his childhood between baseball hotbed San Pedro de MacorÃs and Newark, N.J., made it official today, getting sworn in as a naturalized U.S. citizen. As is customary for all new Americans, Cano received his certificate, flag, and David O…
Bourn sure to improve next team in numerous waysUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetMichael Bourn, who has won two Gold Gloves, can hit and is a great influence in the clubhouse, will be a tremendous addition for the team that signs him as a free agent this winter.
A Pirates Scout Has Quit Working For The Pirates Because The Pirates SuckUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Tribune-Review refers to Mike Leuzinger as "a superscout." He had been the Pirates' area supervisor for North Texas and Oklahoma since 2004, and last year, he brought in Josh Bell, a top-flight outfield prospect the team had acq…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetHarold Gould, who played for the Philadelphia Stars in the Negro Leagues and the Dodgers in the Canada Professional Leagues, died on Friday after declining in health over the last two years.Share TweetHarper and Trout. Trout and Harper. They have been linked already in their young careers with strong bonds: travel baseball superstars as amateurs, Scottsdale Scorpions teammates in the Arizona Fall League last year, major league call-ups on the same da…
Cliff Corcoran: Beltway bosses Johnson, Showalter favored for Managers of the YearUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetDavey Johnson and Buck Showalter led their teams to unexpected playoff berths in 2012, making them the top candidates for the Manager of the Year award, writes Cliff Corcoran.
Michael Rosenberg: Let's talk about my client, Josh Hamilton, baseball's best playerUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetJosh Hamilton might be the best and most popular player in baseball. He also might be the biggest risk on the free agent market. One man can sort it all out, writes Michael Rosenberg.
'Bucks' in Detroit features father-son tandemUpdated Nov 13, 2012 Share TweetWhen the World Series returned to Detroit last month, it came and went all too quickly for Tigers fans. But for Ryan Robinson and his son Benjamin, it was a treasured moment to last forever
Marlins' Fire Sale To Blue JaysNov 13Buster Olney on a potential trade between the Marlins and Blue Jays, sending Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto.
Davey Johnson Named NL Manager Of The YearNov 13Davey Johnson joins SportsCenter after being named manager of the year for the second time.
Buster Blog: Market For Zack GreinkeNov 13Buster Olney looks at the potential bidders for Zack Greinke in free agency.
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Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…Nov 13Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailNov 13In the wake of the Week 10 news:
Ben Roethlisberger shoulder injury -- How does it affect Pittsburgh Steele…Nov 13How does Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder injury impact the AFC playoff race? John Clayton assesses the possibilities.