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Bucs' Huntington offers peek behind curtainUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetPirates GM Neal Huntington, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and Indians GM Chris Antonetti discussed the state of the game during a panel at the trio's alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Share TweetR.A. Dickey and David Price are Cy Young Award winners. Cliff Corcoran says both results were unprecedented in their own way, and not because baseball's best pitcher was denied.
Owners, execs descend on Chicago for meetingsUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetCHICAGO (AP) -- While the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays worked on a blockbuster trade with far-reaching implications, major league owners and executives descended on Chicago on Wednesday for the first of two days of meetings.Share TweetAs if the Rays weren't already in a tough spot competing in the American League East, the Blue Jays appear poised to make the division a legitimate five-team dogfight come 2013.
Price focused on enjoying time with RaysUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe idea that a player as gifted -- and soon to be expensive -- as David Price may not be long for the low-payroll Rays hung over the American League Cy Young Award proceedings on Wednesday.Share TweetTOKYO (AP) -- Pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa of the Hanshin Tigers was one of four professional baseball players in Japan who became unrestricted free agents Wednesday in hopes of moving to Major League Baseball.Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Affeldt wanted some job security -- and the reliable reliever got it.
Giancarlo Stanton Is A Master Of Mashing Taters And WordplayUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetGiancarlo Stanton, the only good player left on the now decimated Miami Marlins roster, was not happy about his team trading away all of its good players. As we told you last night, he expressed his displeasure on Twitter: More »Source: deadspin.com
Veteran reliever Fuentes elects to retireUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetLeft-hander Brian Fuentes, who pitched 12 Major League seasons for six teams, told his hometown newspaper Wednesday he has decided to retire.
Angels sign seven players to Minor League dealsUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Angels, still looking to make a splash in the free-agent market to address their pitching staff, recently signed seven players to Minor League contracts.
Cherington reflects on his journey with Red SoxUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetBen Cherington visited the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Tuesday, talking about job challenges, as well as his relationships with agents and fellow GMs.
Melvin set to welcome back Colon next seasonUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetBartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings -- at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.Source: ESPN.com
Montgomery: Phils have challenging work to doUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetWell, the Florida Marlins sure are making a lot of noise this offseason. Conversely, the Phillies have been relatively quiet, but they do have a lot of hard work ahead of them, as team president David Montgomery expressed this week.Share TweetFor the second straight year, the Tigers made a big free agency splash by signing Torii Hunter for $26 million over two years.
Scully, Mattingly, Werner to be honored at ceremonyUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetRed Sox chairman Tom Werner, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly will all be honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles in January.Share TweetMIAMI (AP) -- The attendance-challenged Miami Marlins have antagonized fans yet again by deciding a low-budget team is good enough for their new ballpark.
Fenway to host more runners in annual charity raceUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe fourth annual Run-Walk to Home Base could have as many as 4,000 runners cross home plate at Fenway Park on May 4, 2013.
On comeback trail, Beachy eyeing mid-June returnUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetWhen Brandon Beachy celebrates Thanksgiving next week, he will be five months removed from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery and approximately seven months away from being cleared to rejoin Atlanta's rotation.
HOF announces memorabilia for Giants exhibitUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's Autumn Glory exhibit, which honors World Series champions, opens Friday with numerous artifacts from the Giants' road to their 2012 World Series title.
Sarah's Take: Dodgers will do what it takes to winUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetIt is hard for me to change completely within less than a year, but I am delighted to see the Dodgers have owners committed to establishing a perennial winning franchise.Share TweetThe Rangers are going to play at least one and possibly two exhibition games in San Antonio next spring. A press conference is scheduled for Friday to announce which team will play the Rangers at the Alamodome during the middle of Spring Training.
Gee helps out Sandy victims, deflects trade talkUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetMets right-hander Dillon Gee and reliever Bobby Parnell helped collect food donations at Citi Field to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on Wednesday. Gee is doing his best to ignore talk of the Mets potentially trading him.Share TweetThe Cubs decided right-hander Scott Baker was worth gambling on even though he missed all of 2012 after having Tommy John surgery.
Despite Toronto ties, Cox has no plans to returnUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetBobby Cox has always savored the friendships and experiences he gathered while serving as the Blue Jays' manager during the early 1980s. But he is not interested in ending his retirement to fill Toronto's managerial vacancy.
Dear Marlins: This longtime fan is trading you for another teamUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetEditor's note: Michael Lawson is one of the many Marlins fans who are saying 'enough is enough' after the franchise embarked on the third fire sale of its relatively short history on Tuesday. Here's a letter he sent to Big League Stew resigning his pos…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetMiami Marlins fans aren't the only ones getting a raw deal after Jeffrey Loria kicked his fire sale into high gear on Tuesday. Also getting jobbed? Slater, Mark Buehrle's increasingly (and unfairly) maligned American Staffordshire terrier. You might rem…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetChinese Taipei is looking to qualify for a spot in its third straight World Baseball Classic in a group that includes New Zealand, the Philippines and a Thailand squad featuring Johnny Damon.
Cheapskate Loria dupes Fish fans againUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetIf the Miami Marlins are going to dump their team every year, their new manager should be John Calipari. Why not? He can win some games, sell a bunch of tickets and sell a bunch more T-shirts -- and then announce in December that he traded his entire st…
Rangers honor 'Faces of Freedom' with trip to DCUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetAs part of the Faces of Freedom Program, the Rangers arranged to send 14 veterans and their guests on a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the famous monuments and meet with U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions.
Brewers OF Aoki to sit out WBC for JapanUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetMilwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki has decided not to participate in next year's World Baseball Classic, becoming the latest Japanese major leaguer to opt out of the tournament.Source: ESPN.com
After fire sale of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson & others, Miami Marlins - and baseball in South Florida - could be inUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetIt didn't take long for Jeffrey Loria to blow up his grand plan to create an instant winner in his spanking-new, taxpayer-funded stadium in Miami. Less than one year exactly, and nobody in baseball, especially the Yankees, can be particularly happy over…Source: nydailynews.com
There's Shrewd, There's Genius, Then There's Marlins Owner Jeffrey LoriaUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetThe Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins pulled off a 12-player trade, one that's being hailed as a gigantic upgrade for the Jays and the latest fire s...Source: grantland.com
About the Previous Evening: Lakers Lose, Spartans Win, and All the Marlins Get TradedUpdated Nov 14, 2012 Share TweetPretty much every morning, About Last Night provides you with the essential sports headlines that you need to know. This is not one of those mornings....Source: grantland.com
Hunter, Tigers Agree To 2-Year DealNov 14Free-agent Torii Hunter has reached agreement on a two-year, $26 million deal with the Tigers pending a physical.
R.A. Dickey On Winning NL Cy YoungNov 14R.A. Dickey joins "SportsCenter" after becoming the third Mets pitcher to win the NL Cy Young Award.
David Price On Winning AL Cy YoungNov 14David Price joins "SportsCenter" to talk about topping Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award.
R.A. Dickey Wins NL Cy Young AwardNov 14R.A. Dickey first knuckleball pitcher to win Cy Young Award.
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Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscopeNov 14With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.