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Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

Counsell takes himself out of running for Rays job

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Former big league infielder Craig Counsell said he has removed himself from the running to be the next Tampa Bay Rays manager, in part because he's enjoying his role as a special assistant to the general manager for the Brewers.
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  • Dodgers Acquire Peralta From Rays

    Dodgers Acquire Peralta From Rays

    nytimes.com 7 minutes ago
    Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.
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  • Holt past concussion, looking ahead to 2015

    Holt past concussion, looking ahead to 2015

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    A late-season concussion aside, one of the few bright spots for the Red Sox in 2014 was the play of Brock Holt, who came out of nowhere to contribute all over the diamond. Holt is now concussion-free, and he is going through his offseason as planned.
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  • Rumor roundup: Sandoval market taking shape

    Rumor roundup: Sandoval market taking shape

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval continued to be a source of considerable Hot Stove speculation on Thursday, with the Blue Jays reportedly in the mix of suitors. Here's a recap of the major Hot Stove stories of the day.
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  • Dodgers go to familiar well, get Rays' Peralta

    Dodgers go to familiar well, get Rays' Peralta

    ESPN.com MLB.com 11 hours ago
    The Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor league left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in exchange for young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.
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  • Cashman sleeps on street to support cause

    Cashman sleeps on street to support cause

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Along with more than 750 of the nation's top executives, Yankees GM Brian Cashman participated in the Covenant House's "Sleep Out" movement, aiming to raise awareness for homeless youth. It marked Cashman's fourth consecutive year supporting the event.
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  • Blue Jays GM: Martin 'key to our offseason'

    Blue Jays GM: Martin 'key to our offseason'

    ESPN.com MLB.com 18 hours ago
    In his pursuit of Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made his intentions clear in a message to the free-agent catcher's representative.
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  • Red Sox showing signs for another quick turnaround

    Red Sox showing signs for another quick turnaround

    MLB.com Nov 20 (yesterday)
    With the Red Sox in high pursuit of Jon Lester and Pablo Sandoval, the club seems to view this offseason as a chance to reload and regroup and get back to where it once belonged.
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  • Blue Jays may get involved in talks with Sandoval

    Blue Jays may get involved in talks with Sandoval

    MLB.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    On the same day Pablo Sandoval left Boston, reports are surfacing that the Blue Jays may have interest in the free-agent third baseman.
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  • Big Deals on Minds of Owners During MLB Meetings

    Big Deals on Minds of Owners During MLB Meetings

    nytimes.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spri…
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  • Red Sox claim Francisco off waivers from Jays

    Red Sox claim Francisco off waivers from Jays

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
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  • Navarro out to prove critics wrong again

    Navarro out to prove critics wrong again

    MLB.com Nov 19 (yesterday)
    Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro proved a lot of his critics wrong in 2014, but now he'll have to do it all over again.
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  • Red Sox offer Lester, prepare one for Panda

    Red Sox offer Lester, prepare one for Panda

    MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 19 (2 days ago)
    The Red Sox have extended an offer to lefty Jon Lester, and they are close to making one to third baseman Pablo Sandoval, sources tell MLB.com.
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  • No wrong choice for Panda between Giants, Red Sox

    No wrong choice for Panda between Giants, Red Sox

    MLB.com Nov 18 (3 days ago)
    At some point, Pablo Sandoval will sit down and consider everything the Giants and Red Sox are putting on the table. Both teams will offer financial security and a great baseball environment. Both teams will offer the opportunity to be part of a corners…
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  • Martin, Jays Finalize $82 Million, 5-Year Contract

    Martin, Jays Finalize $82 Million, 5-Year Contract

    nytimes.com MLB.com Nov 18 (3 days ago)
    Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $82 million, five-year contract on Tuesday.
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  • The A's Just Claimed Subject 6 From The Duke Fuck List

    The A's Just Claimed Subject 6 From The Duke Fuck List

    deadspin.com Nov 18 (3 days ago)
    The Oakland A's just claimed outfielder and first baseman Alex Hassan, plucking him from the Boston Red Sox farm system. You might be wondering why we are telling you about a 26-year-old career minor leaguer getting claimed off waivers, and the reason i…
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  • Video - Reliever Peralta Heading To L.A. 02:30

    Reliever Peralta Heading To L.A.

    Nov 21
    Jerry Crasnick discusses how Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman's familiarity with the Tampa Bay Rays' organization likely contributed to the trade that brings reliever Joel Peralta to Los Angeles.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin 02:13

    Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin

    Nov 20
    Buster Olney discusses Russell Martin signing with the Blue Jays and, in light of this, whether the Cubs will still prioritize signing a catcher in the offseason.
  • Video - Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal 02:00

    Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year Deal

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Video - 'Papelbon Money'? 03:29

    'Papelbon Money'?

    Nov 12
    Jerry Crasnick discusses the chances of Yankees free-agent closer David Robertson receiving "Papelbon money" over multiple years.

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