NL East News and Rumors
Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, SorianoESPN.com 17 hours agoCenter fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins expected to exercise option on MathisMLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)Before focusing on free-agent signings, the Marlins have decided to retain one of their own. According to sources, the team plans on picking up catcher Jeff Mathis' $1.5 million option.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 30 (yesterday)Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovad…Upvote Share Tweet
Braves have decision to make about SantanaMLB.com Oct 30 (yesterday)As the Braves prepare for what will likely be an active and interesting offseason, their first significant decision will involve Ervin Santana, who stands as the club's only free agent positioned to potentially gain a qualifying offer.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats expect majority of roster back for 2015 seasonMLB.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)This past season, the Nationals had the best record in the National League, but they were eliminated by the Giants in the NL Division Series. Here's a look at the Nats' 2014 Major League roster: who stays, who goes and who has something to prove?Upvote Share Tweet
Meet the Cubs fan who goes to the World Series each year even though his team isn't playingyahoo.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)SAN FRANCISCO — In the hour before the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals would start Game 4 of the World Series, Pete Seat walked the concourse at AT&T Park in a Chicago Cubs T-shirt. And you thought Marlins Man's bright orange outfit was …Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks, Mets donate Berra replicas to museumESPN.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)According to a statement on the website of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, New Jersey, Berra's two former teams, the Yankees and Mets, will donate replicas of the priceless items stolen from the museum in an Oct. 9th burglary.Upvote Share TweetThe Braves hired Kevin Seitzer to be their hitting coach and Jose Castro to be their assistant hitting coach on Monday.Upvote Share TweetMiami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries.Upvote Share Tweet
Woman went into labor at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the World Seriesyahoo.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)Attending a World Series game can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many fans, unless of course you are Marlins Man. When that rare opportunity comes, it's one you don't want to let pass by if you can help it. In the case of Royals fans Stephanie a…Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins Man gives up World Series Game 3 seat to 'God Bless America' singeryahoo.com Oct 25 (6 days ago)Despite the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco on Friday, the now famous Marlins Man, aka Laurence Leavy, was seated front and almost center for Game 3 at AT&T Park. Leavy was a little more difficult to spot as his bright orange Miami Marl…Upvote Share TweetThe silliest feud of the World Series isn't taking place on the field, but in the seats behind home plate. That's where Marlins Man , super fan Laurence Leavy, sits. But is he even a Marlins fan, and did the Royals resort to bribing to get him to move?R…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)Former Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies were named co-winners of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday for their community work.Upvote Share Tweet
Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GMMLB.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)The Nationals expanded their baseball research and development department on Friday by promoting Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.Upvote Share Tweet
Phils' philospophy beginning to evolveMLB.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)October is a quiet month for baseball teams not in the postseason, so the Phillies have barely registered a blip on the local radar screen -- even with the team signing Grady Sizemore and Jerome Williams this week. That changed Thursday when Phillies in…Upvote Share Tweet
DeSclafani on point for AFL's rolling RaftersMLB.com Oct 24The Salt River Rafters collected their fourth straight win Thursday night, defeating Surprise, 5-3, in the fifth game to use the 20-second pitch clock. Marlins right-hander Anthony DeSclafani worked five innings for the win.Upvote Share TweetIt came as little surprise that the Mets hired Long, the hitting coach the Yankees dismissed this month, given the struggles of Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee who became the Mets’ most expensive free-agent signing in years.Upvote Share TweetVeteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from NationalsMLB.com Oct 23The D-backs continued filling out their baseball operations department Thursday by hiring Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to senior vice president of baseball operations.Upvote Share Tweet
Sizemore, Phils agree to 1-year, $2M dealESPN.com Oct 23The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract.Upvote Share Tweet
30 for 30: Brothers in Exile - TemptationOct 29Players are often tempted by outside influence while playing for The Cuban National Team. 30 for 30: Brothers in Exile premieres Tuesday November 4th at 9pm ET on ESPN.
All-Access: Cleveland CavaliersOct 10Behind the scenes with the new-look Cavaliers during their first week together in Cleveland.
Posey On Giants Game 4 WinOct 7Buster Posey discusses the Giants' 3-2 win over the Nationals.
Giants Eliminate NationalsOct 7SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.
The Race to SevenOct 31There are two premier games this weekend featuring four six-win teams. In the AFC, it’s 6-1 Denver at 6-2 New England, with superstars all over the field. In the NFC, it’s 6-1 Arizona at 6-2 Dallas, with emerging players like John Brown and Jeremy Mince…
Oklahoma City Thunder's West path gets trickier without Russell WestbrookOct 31Without a margin for error in the unforgiving West, the Thunder are winless and now perhaps starless, with Russell Westbrook joining Kevin Durant in street clothes.
Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by deadlineOct 31There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.
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