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Banister working to settle on coaching staff

Banister working to settle on coaching staff

MLB.com Updated Oct 22 (3 days ago)
New Rangers manager Jeff Banister is in Surprise, Ariz., this week for organizational meetings and to continue the process of putting together his coaching staff.
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  • Kansas City Royals Aren't the First Team From Their City to Exp…

    Kansas City Royals Aren't the First Team From Their City to Exploit Pinch-Running

    nytimes.com 14 hours ago
    In 1967, Charlie Finley, the unconventional owner of the Kansas City A’s, took Allan Lewis, nicknamed the Panamanian Express, and used him to run for his team’s slower players.
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  • Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    MLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.
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  • Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

    Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

    MLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Vincent Velasquez, ranked Houston's No. 8 prospect by MLB.com, allowed just one hit against a star-studded lineup for Peoria. The Javelinas had three of the top 100 prospects ranked by MLB.com in Tuesday's lineup, but Velasquez and three Salt River reli…
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  • What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperbluprle McLaren P…

    What It Was Like Driving My Dream Car, A Hyperbluprle McLaren P1, Home

    deadspin.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    C.J Wilson is this car enthusiast we know who always seems to have a smile on his face, a camera around his neck, and a gear spinning in his heart. We've been told he also "pitches" for something called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Here'…
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  • Royals, Fans Bond Over Improbable Postseason Run

    Royals, Fans Bond Over Improbable Postseason Run

    nytimes.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.
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  • Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar

    Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar

    On his first day on the job, Rangers manager Jeff Banister met with pitching coach Mike Maddux and spoke with hitting coach Dave Magadan and bench coach Tim Bogar. It was the first step toward putting together his coaching staff.
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  • Rangers looking to extend GM Daniels' deal

    Rangers looking to extend GM Daniels' deal

    ESPN.com Oct 17
    Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis wants to extend GM Jon Daniels' contract by the time spring training starts.
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  • The World Series Earthquake: 1989

    The World Series Earthquake: 1989

    ESPN.com Oct 17
    On Oct. 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the Bay Area and disrupted the World Series between the Giants and the A's for 10 days. A retrospective look on the 25th anniversary.
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  • Watch The Final Out As The Royals Advance To The World Series

    Watch The Final Out As The Royals Advance To The World Series

    deadspin.com Oct 15
    This Royals team is incredible. Just two weeks ago, they were down a run in the bottom of the 12th inning of the AL Wild Card play-in game against the A's. But a furious rally advanced them to the ALDS, where they swept the Angels 3–0, and tonight they …
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  • A's hitting coach Davis to interview with Yanks

    A's hitting coach Davis to interview with Yanks

    MLB.com Oct 15
    A's hitting coach Chili Davis has reportedly granted both the Yankees and Rangers permission to interview him for the same position. A source confirmed to MLB.com that Davis has already committed to a trip to New York for an interview, as first reported…
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  • Rangers decline Rios' $14M option for 2015

    Rangers decline Rios' $14M option for 2015

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 15
    Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will become a free agent after the World Series.
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  • Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

    Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 14
    Texas has narrowed its managerial search down to three finalists: interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Diamondbacks Hire A’s Coach as Mana…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Diamondbacks Hire A’s Coach as Manager

    Arizona hired the Oakland Athletics’ bench coach, Chip Hale, as its manager to replace Kirk Gibson.
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  • Walker pitches another strong outing in Arizona Fall League

    Walker pitches another strong outing in Arizona Fall League

    MLB.com Oct 13
    Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker made his second straight strong start in the Arizona Fall League with five innings of one-run ball as the Surprise Saguaros lost a 7-4 decision to Salt River on Monday in Surprise, Ariz. Walker, regarded as one of th…
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  • Secret to Travis Ishikawa's outfield defense might be 'Mike Tro…

    Secret to Travis Ishikawa's outfield defense might be 'Mike Trout' cleats

    yahoo.com Oct 12
    Your browser does not support iframes. ST. LOUIS — Mike Trout might not be around in the postseason anymore, now that the Los Angeles Angels have been eliminated. But Trout's shoes play on — while covering the feet of San Francisco Giants outfielder Tra…
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  • Video - OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17 06:58

    OTL San Francisco Talkback 10/17

    Oct 17
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the massive earthquake that hit the San Francisco Bay Area just before Game 3 of the 1989 World Series. Bob Ley talks with former A's pitcher Dave Stewart, and Dr. James Betts about their experience that day.
  • Video - Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers 01:57

    Texas Native Jeff Banister Hired By Rangers

    Oct 16
    ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins discusses the Rangers' hiring of Jeff Banister as the team's new manager.
  • Video - 1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later 01:10

    1989 World Series Earthquake: 25 Years Later

    Oct 16
    Bob Ley looks back on Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Giants and the Athletics, and the earthquake that shook Candlestick Park.
  • Video - 30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped - Safety 00:46

    30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped - Safety

    Oct 14
    Fans begin to realize the trauma Candlestick Park went though during the earthquake. 30 for 30: The Day The Series Stopped premieres Tuesday October 14th at 10pm ET on ESPN.

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