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Cubs want Bill Mueller to be batting coach Updated Nov 13, 2013
It's hard to say how much a batting coach impacts a given team. Some are better teachers than others. Some have better students. Sometimes, all a player needs is a sounding board. Other times, he needs someone to reconstruct the physical mechanics of hi…
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  • Tony Sanchez expresses his sadness over Marlon Byrd’s departure from Pittsburgh Nov 13, 2013
    There’s no doubt Marlon Byrd made a big impression during his short stay with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. After being acquired from the New York Mets along with catcher John Buck on Aug, 27, Byrd hit .318 with three home runs and 17 RBIs over 30 gam…
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  • Agent Boras criticizes Mets, Cubs, Astros Nov 13, 2013
    Scott Boras had some words for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, and they were far from kind. And he also backed the Tampa Bay Rays' desire for a new ballpark.
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  • Reds trying to shake feeling of underachievement Nov 13, 2013
    Despite making the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, the Reds hired new manager Bryan Price in an attempt to find the edge that has been missing for a championship contender. They may still be good enough to win a championship in 2014, but gen…
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  • Royals return among possibilities for Beltran Nov 13, 2013
    Carlos Beltran has considered rejoining the Royals, who drafted him in 1995, although his free agency has also attracted the interest of the Cardinals, the Red Sox and the Yankees.
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  • Duquette: 'We are not shopping J.J. Hardy' Nov 13, 2013
    The Orioles' top priority remains upgrading their pitching staff, and one of the names drawing the most outside interest in a trade is shortstop J.J. Hardy, whose name surfaced in a potential deal rejected by the Cardinals on Wednesday.
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  • Veteran infielder DeRosa announces retirement Nov 13, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa is retiring after a 16-year major league career.
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