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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:26:01 PDTMuch like the Hollywood awards season, baseball has its own awards season. With the World Series already at Game 3 and the end of baseball staring everyone in the face, that means awards time is upon us. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, given for defensive excellence, got an early jump on things, announcing the three finalists for every American League and National League position on Thursday afternoon.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:40:10 PDTTrevor Bauer had hoped to pitch a bloody good game. Nine days after he walked off the mound with his stitched-up right pinkie dripping blood as if in some horror flick, Bauer failed to finish the fourth inning and left the Cleveland Indians with a two-run deficit. The Chicago Cubs went on to a 5-1 victory Wednesday night behind Jake Arrieta, tying the World Series at one game apiece as it heads to Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:39:36 PDTBaseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful an agreement on a new labor contract will be reached before the current deal expires Dec. 1. The 2006 contract was announced during the World Series and the 2011 agreement on Nov. 22. ''There are certain natural deadlines that kind of flow around the end of the World Series and then through the expiration date of the agreement,'' Manfred said Wednesday before Game 2.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:40:56 PDTThe doctors told Kyle Schwarber the day after the Chicago Cubs slugger tore two ligaments in his left knee on April 7 that his season was over. Funny how months of relentless rehab and a chance to play in the World Series can speed up the healing process. Schwarber batted fifth and got his first hit of the season - a double off the wall in right field in the fourth inning - for the NL champions in a 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:40:00 PDTDrew Silva recaps Game 1 of the World Series in Wednesday's Daily Dose.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:22:05 PDTThere is no bleeding to stop for Trevor Bauer. The Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in the World Series after Cleveland took a 6-0 victory in Game 1 Tuesday at Progressive Field, and Bauer just aims to hold serve in Game 2 on Wednesday. Rain might be another story, as Bauer takes the lead leg of the Indians' playoffs-long race to hand the ball to a dominant bullpen.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:25:21 PDTThe Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Amiel Sawdaye as senior vice president and assistant general manager under Mike Hazen.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:47:34 PDTBOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox plan to operate without a full-time general manager for now.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:13:27 PDT(Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs were given a welcome slugging boost on Tuesday when Kyle Schwarber was added to their World Series roster hours before the scheduled start of Game One versus the host Cleveland Indians. Schwarber, who has spent the year recovering from a knee injury he suffered in the third game of the season, could be used as a designated hitter by the Cubs, who have gone 108 years without a World Series title. To make room for Schwarber, Chicago removed relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny from their playoff roster.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:08:49 PDTThe Chicago Cubs were given a welcome slugging boost on Tuesday when Kyle Schwarber was added to their World Series roster hours before the scheduled start of Game One versus the host Cleveland Indians. Schwarber, who has spent the year recovering from a knee injury he suffered in the third game of the season, could be used as a designated hitter by the Cubs, who have gone 108 years without a World Series title. To make room for Schwarber, Chicago removed relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny from their playoff roster.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:09:20 PDTNEW YORK (AP) -- Former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling is joining the Breitbart News Network as host of the conservative organization's first online radio show.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:38:00 PDTA rested Clayton Kershaw couldn't save the Los Angeles Dodgers' season one more time, leaving them a long winter to think about falling short of the World Series again. The Dodgers blew a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead against the Chicago Cubs and lost 5-0 behind Kershaw in Game 6 on Saturday. ''We were in a good spot,'' center fielder Joc Pederson said.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:46:25 PDTSorry, Boston Red Sox, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that’s furnished with David Ortiz’s retirement gifts.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:10:45 PDTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is returning to the Oakland Athletics organization as third base coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:27:55 PDTOn Monday night, the Cleveland Indians managed their third straight win in the American League Championship Series. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2, and they did it using their bullpen almost exclusively — starter Trevor Bauer left the game after getting just two outs when his stitched-up pinky began to gush blood like a geyser. It was an insane, unlikely win, and it means that it’s reality check time for the Blue Jays. Cleveland has the momentum, too, and on Tuesday they’re sending their ace, Corey Kluber, out to the mound.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:09:58 PDTChicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers the last time he pitched at Dodger Stadium. Although Arrieta isn't banking on duplicating the feat, which occurred Aug. 30, 2015, the 2015 Cy Young Award winner believes he can use it to his benefit when he and the Cubs face the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series on Tuesday. "You try to tackle them accordingly," Arrieta said Monday.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:06:46 PDTMike Hazen seemingly had the perfect job, working in his hometown as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox. ''There are some great players here and my job is to help bring this franchise to the next level,'' Hazen said during his introductory news conference Monday. With the addition of Hazen, Tony La Russa will shift from chief baseball officer into an advisory role.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:14:27 PDTTrevor Bauer and the Indians take a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series into Game 3 at Toronto. Bauer had been scheduled to start Game 2, but was pushed back after he said he cut the pinkie on his right hand while fixing a drone. Bauer, who needed stitches to close the wound, is a self-described ''nerd'' and big ''Star Wars'' fan who studied mechanical engineering in college and enjoys playing around with the flying objects.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:59:20 PDTFormer Boston Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen has been hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks as executive vice president in a bid to boost the struggling Major League Baseball club. The Diamondbacks won their only World Series title 15 years ago but have not reached the playoffs or managed a winning season since 2011 and have won only one of four playoff series since taking the crown. Hazen will be charged with assembling talent after seeing Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox president of player operations, make the player decisions in Boston.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 15:17:56 PDTThe Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Boston Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen as their general manager. Hazen replaces Dave Stewart, who fired along with manager Chip Hale a day after the regular season ended. ''We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations,'' Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick said Sunday in a statement.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:34:46 PDTThe Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the hiring of Mike Hazen as the team’s new general manager and executive vice president. Hazen had been serving as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, where he worked under president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. The 40-year-old executive was promoted to that position last September after serving as Red Sox assistant general manager the previous four years.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:36:28 PDTSorry, Texas Rangers, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that doesn’t care one iota about run differential.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:51:16 PDTWASHINGTON - - Max Scherzer was asked last year about impending free agent pitchers that his team could sign during the annual Washington Nationals WinterFest event. "It is all about winning," Scherzer said. Scherzer has been all about winning since he signed a seven-year contract with the Nationals prior to the 2015 season.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:57:37 PDTSorry, Seattle Mariners, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And if Bowser is in that castle, it would be the most on-brand one of these we’ve done.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:25:42 PDTSorry, Houston Astros, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Well, that, or maybe Colby Rasmus got there first and is off somewhere throwing an epic celebration party without you.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:41:23 PDTBoth teams finally announced a starting pitcher for Game 4 of their National League Division Series on Thursday. Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opted to bring back ace Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest, while the Washington Nationals chose right-hander Joe Ross when the series resumes Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers, who are in a must-win situation and trail the Nationals 2-1 in the best-of-five series, went with Kershaw on short rest despite the back issues that caused him to miss more than two months of the season.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:33:00 PDTRyan Boyer recaps all the LDS action in Tuesday's Daily Dose from the Nats winning, the Giants surviving and the Indians advancing.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:03:00 PDTSorry, Kansas City Royals, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Probably the same one you left it in last year before losing the key.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:56:10 PDTSorry, New York Yankees, your World Series trophy is in another castle. A castle likely owned by Derek Jeter.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:30:00 PDTSorry, Baltimore Orioles, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Maybe call the bullpen to see if your lonely closer has seen it.