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Rockies hire ex-slugger Bichette as hitting coach

Rockies hire ex-slugger Bichette as hitting coach

CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Nov 13, 2012
DENVER (AP) -- New Colorado manager Walt Weiss has talked fellow former Rockies player Dante Bichette into joining him in Denver as the team's hitting instructor.
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  • Marlins' offseason needs grow with proposed trade

    Marlins' offseason needs grow with proposed trade

    MLB.com deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    Heading 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.
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  • Red Sox, Tribe, Bucs GMs react to trade reports

    Red Sox, Tribe, Bucs GMs react to trade reports

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Three 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.
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  • With trade, Blue Jays push their chips into middle

    With trade, Blue Jays push their chips into middle

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    On 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 …
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  • Blue Jays bringing Escobar's tenure to an end

    Blue Jays bringing Escobar's tenure to an end

    Yunel 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.
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  • Red Sox step up search for hitting coach

    Red Sox step up search for hitting coach

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Another 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.
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  • Teixeira optimistic for 2013, confident in Yankees

    Teixeira optimistic for 2013, confident in Yankees

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Mark 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.
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  • Despite All Outward Appearances, Not Every Miami Marlin Was Tra…

    Despite All Outward Appearances, Not Every Miami Marlin Was Traded Today (UPDATE)

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    So 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 …
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  • A's Melvin, Nats' Johnson are Managers of Year

    A's Melvin, Nats' Johnson are Managers of Year

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
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  • Duquette details club's desires in trade market

    Duquette details club's desires in trade market

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Orioles are telling teams their priority in the trade market is at first base, designated hitter (which could be grouped together) and left field.
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  • Phillies agree to 1-year deal with 3B Frandsen

    Phillies agree to 1-year deal with 3B Frandsen

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract with third baseman Kevin Frandsen.
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  • Nationals' Johnson named NL Manager of Year

    Nationals' Johnson named NL Manager of Year

    ESPN.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey Johnson was picked as the NL Manager of the Year on Tuesday after the Washington Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball.
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  • Showalter named runner-up in tight AL MOY race

    Showalter named runner-up in tight AL MOY race

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Buck 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.
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  • Cardinals release veteran relief pitcher McClellan

    Cardinals release veteran relief pitcher McClellan

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran reliever Kyle McClellan, a St. Louis County native who spent five seasons with the team.
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  • Cubs reach one-year contract with ex-Twin Baker

    Cubs reach one-year contract with ex-Twin Baker

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    CHICAGO (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.
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  • Mets Still Want Wright and Dickey for the Long Term

    Mets Still Want Wright and Dickey for the Long Term

    nytimes.com MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Signing 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.
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  • Bochy third in NL Manager of the Year voting

    Bochy third in NL Manager of the Year voting

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Though 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…
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  • Mariners prospects part of WBC qualifier

    Mariners prospects part of WBC qualifier

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez heads a list of Mariners prospects playing in World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament in Panama this week.
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  • Davey takes home NL Manager of Year honors

    Davey takes home NL Manager of Year honors

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey 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…
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  • Negro Leagues Museum gets new O'Neil items

    Negro Leagues Museum gets new O'Neil items

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum received a special gift on Tuesday, the 101st anniversary of co-founder Buck O'Neil's birth.
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  • Robinson Cano Is Now An American Citizen

    Robinson Cano Is Now An American Citizen

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Nov 13, 2012
    Cano, who split his childhood between baseball hotbed San Pedro de Macorís 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…
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  • Bourn sure to improve next team in numerous ways

    Bourn sure to improve next team in numerous ways

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Michael 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.
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  • A Pirates Scout Has Quit Working For The Pirates Because The Pi…

    A Pirates Scout Has Quit Working For The Pirates Because The Pirates Suck

    deadspin.com Nov 13, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Former Negro League pitcher Gould passes away

    Former Negro League pitcher Gould passes away

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    Harold 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.
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  • Trout and Harper will be linked forever

    Trout and Harper will be linked forever

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Harper 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…
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Beltway bosses Johnson, Showalter favored for M…

    Cliff Corcoran: Beltway bosses Johnson, Showalter favored for Managers of the Year

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Davey 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.
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  • Michael Rosenberg: Let's talk about my client, Josh Hamilton, b…

    Michael Rosenberg: Let's talk about my client, Josh Hamilton, baseball's best player

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2012
    Josh 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.
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  • 'Bucks' in Detroit features father-son tandem

    'Bucks' in Detroit features father-son tandem

    MLB.com Nov 13, 2012
    When 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
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  • Video - Marlins' Fire Sale To Blue Jays 05:12

    Marlins' Fire Sale To Blue Jays

    Nov 13
    Buster 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.
  • Video - Davey Johnson Named NL Manager Of The Year 02:57

    Davey Johnson Named NL Manager Of The Year

    Nov 13
    Davey Johnson joins SportsCenter after being named manager of the year for the second time.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Market For Zack Greinke 02:25

    Buster Blog: Market For Zack Greinke

    Nov 13
    Buster Olney looks at the potential bidders for Zack Greinke in free agency.

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    Nov 13
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