This is the November 15, 2012 news archive. View today's MLB rumors and news.
NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey isn't a no-brainer
Personal achievement aside, R.A. Dickey was thrilled to win the Cy Young Award as a way of erasing the stigma of knuckleballers as trick-pitch artists who can’t be trusted as part of an organizational blueprint for success.Upvote Share Tweet
Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening DayThe Yankees are not certain if they will have Derek Jeter at shortstop by Opening Day, manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His American League MVP VoteOn September 30, LaVelle E. Neal III, the Twins beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wrote an impassioned summation of why Angels super-rookie Mike Trout should be considered the clear favorite for American League MVP. It's short, but it's actu…Upvote Share Tweet
Hahn exploring numerous options at third baseDespite the desire to find an impact player at the hot corner, don't look for left fielder Dayan Viciedo to move back to third base.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for PedroiaESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.Upvote Share TweetThree Giants fans made the most of their World Series experience during Game 2 on Oct. 25, when they starred in episode 29 of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond."Upvote Share Tweet
NL MVP Buster Posey: Willie Mays 2.0Comparisons to Johnny Bench, another catcher, are one thing. But did you realize that Buster Posey has actually been Willie Mays all over again? Yes, that Willie Mays. In case you missed her post on ESPN's Sweetspot in late October, Anna McDonald noted …Upvote Share Tweet
Cone bartends to raise money for Sandy reliefDavid Cone made an appearance as a guest bartender at a jam-packed Foley's New York Pub and Restaurant on Thursday night in Manhattan, with all proceeds from his shift going to benefit those victimized by Hurricane Sandy and the storms that affected the…Upvote Share Tweet
Clemente musical honors life and work of legendRoberto Clemente's death literally served as an awakening for Alki Steriopoulos. When the charter plane carrying the future Hall of Famer and supplies he was taking to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua crashed over the Atlantic Ocean, it helped to save Ster…Upvote Share TweetScott Boras and general manager Ned Colletti will meet next week, during which they'll talk terms for 25-year-old lefty Ryu Hyun-jin.Upvote Share TweetAfter reaching a two-year agreement with veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird on Thursday morning, Braves general manager Frank Wren spent Thursday afternoon and some of the early evening courting free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.Upvote Share Tweet
The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their PocketRemember when the Red Sox traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto (ha, Nick Punto) to the Dodgers for some prospects, James Loney and salary relief? A quarter-billion dollars worth of salary relief? Look at all that spendable …Upvote Share TweetAlex Anthopoulos thought he hit paydirt, ripping off the miserable Miami Marlins for most of their good players in Jeffrey Loria's latest fire sale. This sabermetric-darling GM, however, is about to learn that the stats can't tell you everything you nee…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Casey Affleck to direct Hamilton movieESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Relativity Media has secured the rights for the feature film about free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton's life, which will be directed and written by Casey Affleck, according to a deadline.com report.Upvote Share Tweet
Beltre third, Hamilton fifth in AL MVP ballotingJosh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre both had seasons that were worthy of Most Valuable Player consideration. They just weren't as good as the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.Upvote Share Tweet
Seattle’s new $10 million scoreboard will be the biggest in baseballThe professional sports experience sure is getting weird. The quality of today's televisions are attempting to turn our living rooms into ballparks and arenas and they're doing a pretty good job of it. Meanwhile, those same ballparks and arenas are tryi…Upvote Share Tweet
Taking Talents From South BeachCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson are gone, but believe it or not, the Marlins may not be done gutting their roster. Jay Jaffe looks at more players who could be on their way out of Miami.Upvote Share Tweet
Selig must weigh timing, history in ruling on dealIt's not the nuts and bolts of the trade that have prompted Commissioner Bud Selig to take a second look. The problem with the trade is timing and history. South Florida baseball fans have been thorugh this before.Upvote Share TweetROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he is examining the pending blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays and is aware of the fan anger in South Florida.Upvote Share TweetManny Ramirez homered on his first pitch of the Dominican winter league season.Upvote Share Tweet
Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to Helpnytimes.com Updated Nov 15, 2012Now that R.A. Dickey has knuckled his way to a Cy Young Award, could others be far behind? Phil Niekro would like to find out.Upvote Share Tweet
Fall League's Stenson Award nominees setThe Cardinals' Mike O'Neill has hit well this fall, but he and others were nominated for the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award for another reason.Upvote Share Tweet
The first trade in baseball history took place 126 years ago todayAccording to Baseball Reference's events calendar, today is the 126th anniversary of the first trade in baseball history. The swap: The Cincinnati Red Stockings of the American Association sent rookie catcher Jack Boyle and the tidy sum of $400 to the S…Upvote Share Tweet
Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins dealCommissioner Bud Selig will review the pending trade that would send several of the Marlins top players to the Blue Jays for a package of prospects, he said Thursday at the conclusion of the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.Upvote Share TweetBrazil and Panama will open the third World Baseball Classic qualifier in Panama City on Thursday, with Panamanian great Mariano Rivera slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.Upvote Share TweetA's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has completed an amazing comeback after being struck in the head by a line drive in September.Upvote Share Tweet
Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP raceCNNSI.com Updated Nov 15, 2012The Baseball Writers Association of America concludes its awards week Thursday night with the announcement of the winners of the Most Valuable Player awards in each league.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. New Zealand faces an uphill climb in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers after a 10-0 mercy rule loss to Chinese Tapei on Thursday. If it were up to me, however, I'd give the Kiwis an automatic berth in next year…Upvote Share Tweet
MLB donation will pay to feed needy on ThanksgivingMLB has donated $10,000 to the Mozel Sanders Foundation, which will provide Thanksgiving meals to about about 5,000 homeless people and families in Compton, Calif.Upvote Share TweetIt must be a weird feeling to be among the group of Miami Marlins that was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. On one hand, they're escaping a weird situation with Jeffrey Loria that would have left them languishing at the bottom of the N…Upvote Share TweetThe Angels made the right decision in letting Torii Hunter leave, and the Tigers made the right decision in welcoming Hunter aboard.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins feel trade will fill several need areasOnce the dust settles and emotions simmer from the still-pending blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays, the Marlins feel confident that they've addressed a number of their needs.Upvote Share TweetLess than a week after losing David Ross, the Braves have filled their need for a backup catcher by reaching an agreement on a two-year deal with Gerald Laird.Upvote Share Tweet
Broadway comes calling for Bronx BombersProducers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Thursday that a theater project based on the Yankees has been commissioned. The show will be created in collaboration with both the Yanks and MLB.Upvote Share Tweet
Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny observationThere has been no shortage of fans offering safe haven to Giancarlo Stanton should Jeffrey Loria slide into super-troll mode and heap his star player on the Miami Marlins' pyre this season. There also isn't a club among the other 29 teams that wouldn't …Upvote Share Tweet
Indians front office sets standard for successPlenty of front offices will be revered well in history. But the respect held for the Indians' management team of the past dozen years is paralleled in very few places, if any.Upvote Share Tweet
Bruce seeking to finish his career in CincinnatiReds outfielder Jay Bruce is interested in adding another six years to his current deal. The timing might seem odd since he is already under a contract that is guaranteed through 2016.Upvote Share Tweet
Schaap Talk: New Idea Of MasculinityNov 15Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
Buster Posey On Winning NL MVPNov 15Buster Posey stops by SportsCenter to talk about winning the NL MVP.
Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under ReviewNov 15Bud Selig on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal being under review.
Miguel Cabrera On Winning AL MVPNov 15Miguel Cabrera stops by SportsCenter to talk about winning the AL MVP.
Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceNov 15After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBANov 15The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.