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Cubs want Bill Mueller to be batting coach

Cubs want Bill Mueller to be batting coach

yahoo.com 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…

    Tony Sanchez expresses his sadness over Marlon Byrd’s departure from Pittsburgh

    yahoo.com 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

    Agent Boras criticizes Mets, Cubs, Astros

    ESPN.com 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

    Reds trying to shake feeling of underachievement

    MLB.com 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

    Royals return among possibilities for Beltran

    MLB.com 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'

    Duquette: 'We are not shopping J.J. Hardy'

    MLB.com 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

    Veteran infielder DeRosa announces retirement

    CNNSI.com Nov 13, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays infielder Mark DeRosa is retiring after a 16-year major league career.
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Sports Columnists

  • Lamar Odom would interest Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers if prob…

    Nov 14
    The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers continue to monitor Lamar Odom's progress as closely as they can, and would consider signing the enigmatic free-agent forward should Odom prove that his personal and legal issues are behind him, sources sa…
  • Daily Dime: Griffin Gives Clippers Winning Edge

    Nov 13
    The Thunder and Clippers got testy, but Blake Griffin stood tallest at the end
  • New York Knicks discussing Iman Shumpert trade, but no deal imminent

    Nov 13
    The New York Knicks have discussed numerous potential trade scenarios featuring guard Iman Shumpert to bolster their injury-depleted front line, but no deal is imminent, according to sources close to the process.
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    Nov 13
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