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Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His High School 50 Years Ago
deadspin.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
Jim Leyland held court for the media today at baseball's winter meetings, and by all indications, he put on quite a show. Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk has all of the highlights-Leyland on the World Baseball Classic: "I support it because the CUpvote Share Tweet
Indians seeking bat while pitching market unfoldsThe Indians have been involved in numerous discussions at the Winter Meetings to fill their holes at first base and in the outfield.Upvote Share TweetAs Tigers officials and Scott Boras talked around the same time Wednesday afternoon under the same roof at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, they couldn't have sounded much further apart -- not just financially, but philosophically. It wasn't about starting p…Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox plan to explore utility infielder optionsIf the 2013 season started this week, then Minor Leaguers Carlos Sanchez or Tyler Saladino stand as the prime utility infield candidates under White Sox control. Of course, the season does not start in early December, giving general manager Rick Hahn ti…Upvote Share Tweet
Leyland preparing for 50th season in pro ballIf manager Jim Leyland can get the Tigers through the last postseason step during his 50th season in baseball, he'll have one more memory that will trump all the others.Upvote Share Tweet
Bo discusses upcoming documentaryRoyals fans watching the video clips at Kauffman Stadium last season saw Bo Jackson hitting monster home runs, climbing an outfield wall and making The Throw in Seattle. At times, the two-sport star seemed like Superman as he played baseball for the Roy…Upvote Share TweetAs the hours dwindled down on the Winter Meetings, Royals general manager Dayton Moore was sharpening his focus on his primary target: A top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Dec 5, 2012Eric Chavez signed with Arizona and Jeff Keppinger is likely to join the White Sox, so the Yankees may consider Kevin Youkilis, Chone Figgins or Mark DeRosa as options at third base,Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger has reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twinsyahoo.com Updated Dec 5, 2012NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ron Gardenhire and the Minnesota Twins parting ways? Say it ain't so! OK, it ain't so. At least not yet. Gardenhire has been a fixture with the Twins since taking over for Tom Kelly in 2002. His teams have finished first six times. AnUpvote Share Tweet
Indians, D-backs talk Asdrubal-for-Bauer swapThe Indians and D-backs have discussed the framework of a deal that centers around Tribe shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and Arizona right-hander Trevor Bauer, an industry source said early Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau GasolDec 5The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…Dec 5J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks