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Jim "Jimbo" Leyland Was The Most Popular Boy At His H…

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 C
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  • Indians seeking bat while pitching market unfolds

    Indians seeking bat while pitching market unfolds

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Indians have been involved in numerous discussions at the Winter Meetings to fill their holes at first base and in the outfield.
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  • Tigers, Boras not on same page about closers

    Tigers, Boras not on same page about closers

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    As 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…
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  • White Sox plan to explore utility infielder options

    White Sox plan to explore utility infielder options

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    If 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…
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  • Leyland preparing for 50th season in pro ball

    Leyland preparing for 50th season in pro ball

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    If 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.
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  • Bo discusses upcoming documentary

    Bo discusses upcoming documentary

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    Royals 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…
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  • Moore still looking for pitcher to lead rotation

    Moore still looking for pitcher to lead rotation

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    As 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.
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  • With Chavez Gone, Yankees Could Look at Youkilis

    With Chavez Gone, Yankees Could Look at Youkilis

    nytimes.com Dec 5, 2012
    Eric 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,
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  • Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twins

    Ron Gardenhire at crossroads with Twins

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, 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. An
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  • Indians, D-backs talk Asdrubal-for-Bauer swap

    Indians, D-backs talk Asdrubal-for-Bauer swap

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 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.
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Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The 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 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks