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MLB.com Updated Nov 2, 2012
It was hard to determine who was more excited Friday night -- the thousands of Astros fans, the players in attendance or those that had poured so much time and effort into the team's launching of its new uniforms, logos, color schemes and mascot.Upvote Share Tweet
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Chicago Cubs have told closer Carlos Marmol that the proposed trade to send him to the Los Angeles Angels for pitcher Dan Haren has fallen apart.Upvote Share TweetThe Los Angeles Angels have traded right-hander Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs for closer Carlos Marmol, according to reports.Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals have made free agent Kyle Lohse a qualifying offer -- a one-year deal worth $13.3 million -- in order to guarantee that the organization receives an extra Draft pick should Lohse sign somewhere else this offseason.Upvote Share TweetAccording to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mark McGwire's three-year run as St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach will end at his own accord as he nears an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the same position. On Friday, McGwire inform…Upvote Share Tweet
Crew doesn't extend offers to Marcum, K-RodThe Brewers did not extend a qualifying offer to either Shaun Marcum or Francisco Rodriguez ahead of Friday's deadline, meaning the club will not receive compensation in next year's Draft should those free agents sign elsewhere.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates sign Dominican third baseman HerreraThe Pirates have signed Dominican third baseman Johan Herrera, who becomes the fifth international prospect to sign with the club this year.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs claim reliever Putnam off waiversThe Cubs added another arm to the bullpen mix on Friday when they claimed right-handed pitcher Zach Putnam off waivers from the Rockies.Upvote Share Tweet
Ben Reiter: Reiter 50: Hamilton, Greinke lead list of offseason's top free agentsCNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012Is free agency dead in baseball? Not entirely, though this winter will feature fewer potential franchise-changers than in years past, for two related reasons.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 2, 2012PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the week starting to put their 2013 plans into place.Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs, Red Sox Interested In Dan HarenNov 2ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne discusses which teams might be interested in trading for Dan Haren.
Peter King: Luck, Tannehill headline battle of surprise playoff contendersNov 2Two games match teams with winning records on the NFL's 14-game schedule this weekend. The marquee one is Steelers-Giants, a special game because it happens once every four years, and because of the first-round-quarterback matchup of Ben Roethlisberger …
Eric Gordon of New Orleans Hornets offered surgery as potential remedy for…Nov 2Microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies for New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
5-on-5: Battle of Los AngelesNov 2Our writers preview the Clippers-Lakers matchup.
Breaking down the contrary views of Michael VickNov 2Unknowable. Infuriating. Impossible to pigeonhole. Is there any way to define the legacy of the Eagles $100 million quarterback?