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Francona and Hurdle win Manager of the Year

Francona and Hurdle win Manager of the Year

CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Nov 12, 2013
Cleveland's Terry Francona is the AL Manager of the Year, while the Pirates' Clint Hurdle won in the NL.
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  • Hoyer happy with depth at third, eyes pitching help

    Hoyer happy with depth at third, eyes pitching help

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Cubs used six different players at third base last season, and as general manager Jed Hoyer rolls the clock forward to the 2014 campaign, he views the hot corner as one of the club's most promising areas.
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  • Reds, Pena reach agreement on 2-year deal

    Reds, Pena reach agreement on 2-year deal

    ESPN.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Reds have reached agreement with catcher Brayan Pena on a $2,275,000, two-year deal, giving them three catchers on the roster.
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  • Pirates' Hurdle voted as NL's top manager

    Pirates' Hurdle voted as NL's top manager

    ESPN.com yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Pirates' Clint Hurdle won the NL Manager of the Year award Tuesday night.
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  • Cardinals unlikely to empty farm for shortstop help

    Cardinals unlikely to empty farm for shortstop help

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Cardinals' enviable trade chips and financial flexibility have fueled media speculation about the potential for the Cardinals to go big -- and after Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki. While the Cardinals are exhausting their shortstop search, there is no i…
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  • Perusing baseball's used car lot for quality free-agent pitcher…

    Perusing baseball's used car lot for quality free-agent pitchers

    CNNSI.com Nov 12, 2013
    Starting pitchers over 30 make up the used car lot of baseball. Which 10 might have some mileage left?
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  • Cubs could throw hat in ring for Tanaka

    Cubs could throw hat in ring for Tanaka

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    The Cubs joined the list of teams interested in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the most sought-after Japanese pitcher since Yu Darvish signed with the Rangers prior to the 2012 season.
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  • Bell leaves Pirates to become Reds' bench coach

    Bell leaves Pirates to become Reds' bench coach

    MLB.com Nov 12, 2013
    Jay Bell gets to go home both in the spiritual -- working alongside close friend Bryan Price, the Reds' new manager -- and, for a significant slice of the baseball year, literal sense after he was hired as Cincinnati's bench coach following a year as th…
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  • Video - Clint Hurdle Named NL's Top Manager 01:32

    Clint Hurdle Named NL's Top Manager

    Nov 12
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle reacts to being named the National League Manager of the Year.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award Preview 03:51

    SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award Preview

    Nov 12
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the finalists for the Cy Young Award in the AL and NL.

Sports Columnists

  • College basketball needed a night like the Champions Classic

    Nov 12
    The Champions Classic did what college basketball needed: showcased its bright stars and put the spotlight on the sport in November instead of waiting until February and March.
  • Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisions

    Nov 12
    Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
  • Don Banks: Colin Kaepernick struggling to keep pace with adjusting defense…

    Nov 12
    It was a year ago right now that Colin Kaepernick exploded on to the scene as a starting quarterback in the NFL, making the game look almost easy with his blend of dynamic playmaking and dual-threat athleticism. The San Francisco 49ers started him ahead…