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MLB goes for younger audience by creating weekly MTV2 show from…

MLB goes for younger audience by creating weekly MTV2 show from ‘Fan Cave’

yahoo.com Updated Nov 11, 2013
"These kids today," Major League Baseball probably wondered. "How can we get them to watch more baseball?" By using two of the sport's more marketable stars — David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh P…
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  • Hot Stove roundup: Cardinals after Tulowitzki?

    Hot Stove roundup: Cardinals after Tulowitzki?

    MLB.com Nov 11, 2013
    There were no trades or high-profile signings during Day 1 of the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, but plenty of action to fill the rumor mill, including multiple outlets reporting the Cardinals' interest in Rockies shortstop Troy …
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  • Cubs have interest in Japanese star Tanaka

    Cubs have interest in Japanese star Tanaka

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer says the team has interest in acquiring Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka after the right-hander went 24-0 in the regular season for Tohoku Rakuten.
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  • Beltran declines qualifying offer from Cardinals

    Beltran declines qualifying offer from Cardinals

    MLB.com Nov 11, 2013
    Carlos Beltran headed into the offseason open to a return to St. Louis but also clear in his desire to sign a multiyear deal. It came, then, as no surprise that Beltran turned down the Cardinals' one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer on Monday.
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  • There are pros and cons to trading Phillips

    There are pros and cons to trading Phillips

    MLB.com Nov 11, 2013
    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty denied rumors last month that he was already shopping second baseman Brandon Phillips. But in an interview with MLB.com, Jocketty kept the embers hot when asked if Phillips was a lock to be on the club in 2014.
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  • Musial memorabilia auction nets $1.2 million

    Musial memorabilia auction nets $1.2 million

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    Hundreds of bidders, most presumably St. Louis Cardinals fans, now own a piece of Stan Musial's life after an online auction of his possessions.
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  • Video - The GM's Office: ROY Predictions 02:57

    The GM's Office: ROY Predictions

    Nov 11
    Jim Bowden makes his predictions for the rookie of the year awards.

Sports Columnists

  • NFC Is About to Get Real

    Nov 11
    One non-Incognito point to ponder this morning, prompted by non-stat-geek Mike Florio and based on 2013 NFL history: If Indianapolis is 20 points better than San Francisco, and San Francisco 24 points better than St. Louis, and Indianapolis plays St. Lo…
  • Don Banks: Saints find their ground game, and reason for the NFC to worry

    Nov 11
    NEW ORLEANS -- Maybe it wouldn't have made a bit of difference. Maybe even if Cowboys linebacker and leading tackler Sean Lee hadn't pulled a hamstring early in the second quarter, or defensive tackle and sack leader Jason Hatcher hadn't sat out with a …