• How $5,000 ended up costing the Royals chance at Mariano Rivera

    New York Post "What a tremendous scene — not just here at Kauffman Stadium, but in this whole darn city. When you go to the downtown CVS at 7:15 Tuesday morning and you’re greeted by employees wearing Royals shirts, you know they’re into it. That a 29-year wait for postseason baseball action makes folks..." October 02

  • Royals ALDS ticket prices soaring

    ESPN.com "Postseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building. Game 3 of the American League Division Series, the first home game for the Royals against the Los Angeles Angels,..." October 02

  • Jeter does Twitter Q&A; is apparently afraid of cats?

    SI.com "Derek Jeter took to Twitter Wednesday to promote The Player's Tribune, the new website Jeter will be heavily involved in editing lending his name to. Jeter held a brief Q&A on the site's Twitter page. Jeter's site promise to "present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes" but his..." October 02

  • MLB.com accidentally published story about the Royals' losing

    SI.com "Wednesday night's back and forth battle in the first game of the postseason caused a headache for beat writers trying to get their game stories finished on deadline, as evidenced by MLB.com publishing a story about the Kansas City Royals failed rally attempt despite the team's 9-8 victory. The..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Brutal ending to a once-promising season will haunt A's

    Sporting News "Of all the brutal moments the A’s suffered through after the All-Star break — and there were plenty of them as they stumbled through a 29-38 record in the second half — the final gasps of the 2014 season were the cruelest. Of that, there is little debate. The A’s owned most of their AL..." October 01

  • Could Billy Beane bust up the A’s?

    Hardball Talk "My favorite thing from after last night’s game was watching old dinosaur newspaper columnists dropping “Moneyball” zingers. They were great because they showed that (a) those guys never, ever read the book or at the very least didn’t understand it; and (b) they were so confident in the power of..." October 01

  • Miguel Cabrera doesn't take playoff bonus, only wants a ring

    CBSSports.com "Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera has decided not to take his earned monetary bonus for the Tigers making the playoffs, instead saying he's only interested in getting a World Series ring. The two-time MVP refused to sign a form for players to get their playoff share. Via USAToday.com, here's how..." October 01

  • Derek Jeter starts 'The Players' Tribune,' a site for athletes to share first-person stories

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just three days after waving goodbye to baseball, retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was starting a new venture: The Players' Tribune. The site, he said in a long letter written on the front page, will give athletes the opportunity to connect with fans "with no filter," giving..." October 01

  • Five shortstops who could replace Derek Jeter

    New York Post "If the Yankees had to replace Derek Jeter, their already difficult quest to assemble a championship-caliber team would be all the more treacherous. But they have to find a successor for a player whose .617 OPS ranked 142nd out of 146 qualifiers and a guy whose every defensive metric was near..." October 01

  • 6h
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels Josh Hamilton will hit 7th and play LF tomorrow.

  • 5h
    Jane Lee @JaneMLB

    Melvin: "I have so much respect for Adam Dunn that it kills me he did not get into that game."

  • Michael Young joining Rangers' front office

    TheScore.com "After a 14-year playing career with the Texas Rangers, Michael Young appears to be transitioning into a decision-making role within the organization. Young, who retired after the 2013 season, is joining the Rangers' front office, according to CBS's Jon Heyman. Young has reportedly already..." October 01

  • 4h
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.

  • 10h
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Wacha vs #Dodgers last Oct: 13.2 IP, 0 R MT @Cardinals Starting rotation for NLDS: Wainwright, Lynn, Lackey & Miller; Wacha in bullpen.

  • 7h
    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    #Royals will start RHP Yordano Ventura in Game 2 vs. #Angels

  • 9h
    MLB Public Relations @MLB_PR

    30.3 rating in KC for #WildCard Game, highest MLB telecast on record in KC. 70% of TVs on in KC tuned to last 15 mins. #Royals

  • 5h
    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    Chris Owings will undergo surgery on his left shoulder tomorrow by Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

  • 10h
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    #Marlins Jose Fernandez made 25 throws from 30 feet today at Marlins Park. It went well. He said he felt great.

  • After Oakland's wild-card loss, Adam Dunn says he plans to retire

    Yahoo! Sports "This probably wasn't how Adam Dunn imagined things would go. Dunn was traded to the Oakland Athletics from the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31 as Oakland looked to add postseason power. It was going to be the slugger's first time in the playoffs in his 14-year career. He finished the regular..." October 01

  • How the 2014 Nationals differ from the 2012 Nationals

    CSN Washington "When the Nationals prepared to face the Cardinals in the 2012 NLDS, they tried to downplay the significance of their lack of October experience vs. their highly decorated counterparts from St. Louis. By the time that series ended in heartbreaking fashion, more than a few players acknowledged what..." October 01

  • Epstein: Cubs aiming for postseason in 2015

    ESPN Chicago "The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year. "Overall, for the organization, I think 2015 will be a little bit different than the previous three seasons in that we now think we have the talent..." October 01

  • Craigslister Offers a Pair of Nationals Club Playoff Tickets for a Threesome

    The Big Lead "In a Craigslist ad that’s removal is a matter of when and not if, a DC bro has offered his Diamond Club tickets for sexual favors. Or, in a much more likely scenario, a prankster put this ad up and bided his time before it made the blog rounds, and now his evil plot has come true and he can..." October 01

  • Marlins President: Miami Not Trading Giancarlo Stanton This Offseason

    NESN "Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the..." October 01

  • Phillies announces return of all coaches

    Courier-Post "With a last-place finish in the National League East for the first time in 15 years, changes seem inevitable for the Phillies. But one area that may look very similar next year is the coaching staff. The Phillies announced Tuesday that all members of the coaching staff have been asked to return..." October 01

  • 12h
    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy.

  • Yankees prep Brian Cashman deal

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have begun the process of constructing a new contract for longtime general manager Brian Cashman, a source said. Cashman's contract is set to expire at the end of this month. He just completed his 17th season as the Yankees' GM, yet they failed to make the playoffs the..." September 30

  • Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes

    MLB.com "The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur. "It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on Monday...." September 30

  • Chris Sale and Robin Ventura had a shouting match last Thursday

    Hardball Talk "I really haven’t been able to wrap my brain around the whole White Sox-Tigers sign stealing controversy from last week. Or maybe I just can’t be bothered to care. The upshot was that Chris Sale thought that the Tigers were stealing signs and there was some back and forth about it. Sale struck out..." September 30

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels: Looking back, Ron Washington's departure 'may be for the best'

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers GM Jon Daniels joined The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 on Monday. Here are some highlights from the interview: On if a new voice in the dugout is what the organization needs: Daniels: “In part, I do. And I say that with a lot of respect for the success..." September 30

  • Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the..." September 30

  • The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez..." September 30

  • 1d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    It's official: Max Scherzer has been named the Game 1 starting pitcher in the AL Division Series. Verlander is Game 2. Price, Game 3.

  • 1d
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    #Athletics wild-card roster: pic.twitter.com/0VlBYZDDDO

  • Righty Tanner Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

    MLB.com "Nationals manager Matt Williams has not announced his rotation during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday at Nationals Park. It will be interesting to see what role Tanner Roark will play in the postseason. All indications have him coming out of the bullpen -- at least for the..." September 30

  • MLB playoff odds favor Angels, Dodgers to make World Series

    Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site Bovada.lv has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30

  • Maddon eager to extend contract with Rays

    Tampa Tribune "With 2014 officially in the books, Rays manager Joe Maddon is entering the final year of his contract. He said before Sunday’s game that he would like to manage for 10 more seasons and that he would like to manage the Rays beyond this contract. “I believe it will work out,” Maddon said about..." September 30

  • Joe Girardi ‘absolutely’ expects Alex Rodriguez to play third base for Yankees in 2015

    New York Daily News "Well, that didn't take long. One day after Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez immediately became the focal point of the Yankees' future. Joe Girardi met the media for more than 30 minutes on Monday to wrap up the 2014 season, fielding more than his share of questions about the..." September 29

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Astros hire Hinch as manager. First reported: @EvanDrellich.

  • Ron Gardenhire out as Twins manager

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ron Gardenhire, who had managed the Twins since 2002, was dismissed Monday with a year remaining on a two-year deal he signed last season. Gardenhire and his predecessor, Tom Kelly, are the only managers the Twins have had since late in the 1986 season, and Kelly voluntarily stepped down after the..." September 29

  • Jon Lester Excited To Start A’s Wild Card Game: ‘This Is Why I’m Here’

    NESN "Jon Lester probably expected to be in the playoffs this season, but he likely figured it would be with the Boston Red Sox. However, Boston’s miserable season paired with the fact that Lester will be a free agent this season led the team to ship the left-hander to the Oakland Athletics. Lester..." September 29

  • 2d
    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jon Daniels says that Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele will interview for #Rangers managers job, plus a few external candidates.

  • Tigers' David Price secures MLB strikeout crown

    Detroit News "It's official. David Price will be Major League Baseball's K king for 2014. Price, the Tigers ace left-hander, had seven strikeouts through six innings of Sunday's game, pushing him one past Indians ace Corey Kluber for the season's crown. Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was Price's..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

  • 3d
    Blair Kerkhoff @BlairKerkhoff

    Wild card game set: A's vs. #Royals, Jon Lester vs. James Shields

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb surgery

    CBSSports.com "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun needs surgery to repair his nagging right thumb injury and he'll get it this coming week, the Brewers have announced. The rare procedure will involve freezing a nerve near his thumb. The injury has been bothering Braun for much of the past two seasons, though it..." September 29

  • LaTroy Hawkins pitched in his 1000th career game. Gets a nice bottle of Dom for it.

    Hardball Talk "I never, ever want LaTroy Hawkins to stop pitching. In no small part because he’s one of the few guys in Major League Baseball who is older than me. But also because he’s just really great. There is literally nothing not to like about the guy. He was a failed starter who, in the 90s, you might..." September 29

  • Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann no-hits Marlins

    CBSSports.com "Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann pitched a no-hitter against the Marlins on Sunday (WAS 1, MIA 0). It was the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history and fifth in Nationals/Expos franchise history. Zimmermann's was also the fifth no-hitter of 2014. On the day, Zimmermann struck..." September 29

  • Jeter caps career with RBI single

    ESPN.com "With the soldout crowd at Fenway Park chanting his name, Derek Jeter ended his 20-year career with an RBI infield single in the third inning Sunday. Jeter left the field to a standing ovation from both Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players, who joined the fans, the majority of whom had..." September 29

  • 3d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins extend manager Mike Redmond through the 2017 season.