AL East News and Rumors
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The Detroit Tigers season ended earlier then they'd hoped and in very disappointing fashion after they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Now their offseason is getting off to a pretty rough start too after the team learned that Miguel Cab…Upvote Share Tweet
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause and has left the organization with one year remaining on his contract, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Sports Briefing | Baseball: High School Star Is Top Pick in Japannytimes.com Oct 24 (yesterday)A high school pitching star, Tomohiro Anraku, was chosen first over all in Nippon Professional Baseball’s amateur draft by the Rakuten Eagles, the former team of Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)Sometimes you get the idea the Knicks don’t need Phil Jackson around, even using him for cover until they get enough good players one of these days, nearly as much as we do in the big city. You can make a case, and it’s not really that hard now that the…Upvote Share TweetIt came as little surprise that the Mets hired Long, the hitting coach the Yankees dismissed this month, given the struggles of Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee who became the Mets’ most expensive free-agent signing in years.Upvote Share TweetBy hiring Chili Davis, the Red Sox feel they've found a hitting coach with the type of enthusiasm and technique that players will feed off. "It goes back to the person Chili is," manager John Farrell said.Upvote Share Tweet
David Ortiz surprises military personnel with World Series ticketsyahoo.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been a postseason hero several times over during his potentially Hall of Fame worthy career. This year, though, with his Boston Red Sox long eliminated from the October scene, he's changing his role up in order to hel…Upvote Share Tweet
Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotationMLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.Upvote Share Tweet
Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas CityMLB.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is schedu…Upvote Share Tweet
Oldest former Red Sox player Lucier, 96, diesESPN.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.Upvote Share Tweet
Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first placeMLB.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)An ALCS sweep that ended their season notwithstanding, the Orioles had an excellent season that was boosted primarily by acquisitions and reserves who filled in for unavailable All-Stars.Upvote Share TweetThe Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.Upvote Share Tweet
Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to historyMLB.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)Before the Red Sox could complete their baseball miracle in the 2004 ALCS, a bit of a medical science miracle was needed.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homerMLB.com Oct 19 (7 days ago)Steven Moya, who hit .276 with 33 doubles and 35 home runs at Double-A this year, connected on his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday night. Orioles prospect Zach Davies scattered two hits across four innings, striking out seven and e…Upvote Share Tweet
Could the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is everything that Bombers are notnydailynews.com Oct 18This was after Game 2 of the ALCS in Baltimore, in which the resurgent Royals had just beaten the Orioles at their own game again, and a couple of scouts were discussing the way the series was going.Upvote Share TweetSecond baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
Sports of The Times: Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champion to the Royalsnytimes.com Oct 18Manager Dick Howser, spurned by the Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, led the Royals to their 1985 World Series title.Upvote Share Tweet
Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankeesnytimes.com Oct 18The prospects for the Yankees and Mets find themselves mingling as teammates in the Arizona Fall League.Upvote Share Tweet
Maddon Exercises Opt-Out OptionOct 24ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses why Joe Maddon exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Rays and identifies the teams that could be interested in hiring him.
Maddon's FutureOct 24Doug Glanville and Mark Mulder discuss Joe Maddon's future after the manager opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Teixeira Ready For 2015Oct 22Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira talks about Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez's return and his expectations for the 2015 season.
30 For 30: Four Days In OctoberOct 1630 For 30: Four Days In October
Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are wondering about it. “I am as curious as…
Week 8: Percy Harvin Goes GreenOct 23The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.