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Published: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:00:48 -0500

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Yankees interview Chris Woodward - ex-Met and current Dodgers 3rd base coach - for manager gig (Peter Botte/New York Daily News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:00:08 -0500

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(image) Peter Botte / New York Daily News:
Yankees interview Chris Woodward - ex-Met and current Dodgers 3rd base coach - for manager gig  —  The list has been expanded to five now of those who have interviewed with GM Brian Cashman for the Yankees' managerial opening since Joe Girardi was let go at the conclusion of the season.




Mariners Acquire Nick Rumbelow (Kyle Downing/MLB Trade Rumors)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:30:03 -0500

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(image) Kyle Downing / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mariners Acquire Nick Rumbelow  —  The Mariners have announced that they've acquired right-hander Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees in exchange for a pair of minor league pitchers, left-hander JP Sears and righty Juan Then.  —  It's not an earth-shattering trade by any means …




Miguel Cabrera instantly sheds weight working with LeBron James' trainer (Marlowe Alter/Detroit Free Press)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:30:03 -0500

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(image) Marlowe Alter / Detroit Free Press:
Miguel Cabrera instantly sheds weight working with LeBron James' trainer  —  First a World Series win, now a beautiful Tuscan wedding.  Newly married couple Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have a lot to celebrate.  Us Weekly reports that they both shared their happiness about their weekend nuptials on social media on Monday.




Braves prospect Ronald Acuna named Arizona Fall League MVP (ESPN)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:30:03 -0500

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(image) ESPN:
Braves prospect Ronald Acuna named Arizona Fall League MVP  —  Atlanta Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna earned the Joe Black Most Valuable Player Award of the Arizona Fall League after slashing .325/.414/.639 with seven home runs in 23 games.  —  At 19 years old, he is the youngest player in AFL history to take home the honor.




Judge and Altuve - The bedrock assumption upon which all sabermetrics ... (Bill James Online)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:50:08 -0500

(image) Bill James Online:
Judge and Altuve  —  The bedrock assumption upon which all sabermetrics is founded is that the importance of each statistical accomplishment depends upon its connection to wins and losses.  It was a belief of sportswriters and baseball professionals, in the pre-analytical era …




Aaron Boone has been preparing to be an MLB manager his entire life (Christian Red/New York Daily News)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:55:05 -0500

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(image) Christian Red / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone has been preparing to be an MLB manager his entire life  —  Driving Tim Wakefield's first pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning of the 2003 ALCS over the left field wall at the old Yankee Stadium to help the Bombers clinch the American League pennant and send the Red Sox home qualifies …




Column: Astros looking for cure for World Series hangover (Paul Sullivan/Chicago Tribune)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:50:03 -0500

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(image) Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Column: Astros looking for cure for World Series hangover  —  The Houston Astros beat the Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium to win the World Series.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The World Series champion Astros are following the Cubs' template this offseason, starting with Jose Altuve …




Rumor Central: Robbie Ross Jr. on Blue Jays' radar? (Nick Ostiller/ESPN)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:55:02 -0500

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(image) Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Robbie Ross Jr. on Blue Jays' radar?  —  As the Toronto Blue Jays look to add a left-handed bullpen arm this winter, they have reportedly been eyeing a former division rival.  —  According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, the Blue Jays are showing interest in former Boston Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross Jr.




Rumor Central: Alex Cobb drawing interest from Orioles? (Nick Ostiller/ESPN)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:20:01 -0500

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(image) Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Alex Cobb drawing interest from Orioles?  —  After declining a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher Alex Cobb recently became a free agent and already is drawing interest from another AL East team.  —  According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network …




Phillies hire Jim Gott for bullpen coach as staff slowly forms (Matt Gelb/Philly.com)

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:45:03 -0500

(image) Matt Gelb / Philly.com:
Phillies hire Jim Gott for bullpen coach as staff slowly forms  —  The Phillies still need a bench coach and a pitching coach for Gabe Kapler's first season as manager, but they have a bullpen coach: Jim Gott, who pitched for 14 years in the majors and worked for the last five seasons in the Angels' minor-league system.




Rumor Central: Diamondbacks open to bringing back Fernando Rodney? (Nick Ostiller/ESPN)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:25:02 -0500

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(image) Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Diamondbacks open to bringing back Fernando Rodney?  —  Entrusting a 40-year-old pitcher to close games last season wasn't always smooth sailing, but the Arizona Diamondbacks liked enough of what they saw from Fernando Rodney in 2017.  —  According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports …




Rumor Central: Athletics eyeing White Sox OF Avisail Garcia as trade target? (Nick Ostiller/ESPN)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:15:06 -0500

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(image) Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Athletics eyeing White Sox OF Avisail Garcia as trade target?  —  The Oakland Athletics don't appear to be done working the phones after trading away Ryon Healy earlier this week.  —  According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's have interest in Avisail Garcia of the Chicago White Sox.




Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency? (Nick Ostiller/ESPN)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:05:04 -0500

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(image) Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?  —  As the San Francisco Giants attempt to rebound from a disastrous 2017, one name on their free agency radar is J.D. Martinez.  —  According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants “have had discussions” regarding the veteran slugger.




Athletics hire former Diamondbacks, Nationals manager Matt Williams to coach 3rd base (Associated Press)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:30:05 -0500

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(image) Associated Press:
Athletics hire former Diamondbacks, Nationals manager Matt Williams to coach 3rd base  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach.  —  The A's announced Friday that Williams will join manager Bob Melvin's staff.




Giants make trade proposal for Giancarlo Stanton, other teams also in the mix (Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:55:03 -0500

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(image) Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Giants make trade proposal for Giancarlo Stanton, other teams also in the mix  —  The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.  —  The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive …