• Yankees GM Brian Cashman has ‘no regrets’ on not making moves at trade deadline

    New York Daily News "Would Ben Zobrist have helped the Yankees in their feeble wild card loss to Houston? We’ll never know, because Oakland demanded Rob Refsnyder and Adam Warren in return and GM Brian Cashman said no. “The only second baseman we explored on was Zobrist and he got traded to Kansas City,” Cashman..." October 07

  • John Lackey to start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Cardinals

    Hardball Talk "St. Louis has decided on John Lackey as the Game 1 starter in the NLDS versus the winner of tonight’s Wild Card game, manager Mike Matheny announced. Lackey led the Cardinals in starts (33) and innings (218) this season while posting a 2.77 ERA and 175/53 K/BB ratio with 21 homers allowed." October 07

  • Rangers turn to Gallardo for Game 1 of ALDS

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yovani Gallardo will pitch for his hometown team in the first game of the American League Division Series, a nice footnote for the Fort Worth resident as the Texas Rangers make their first playoff appearance since 2012. But the decision to put him up against the mighty Toronto Blue Jays offense..." October 07

  • The weekend-long bender behind Sabathia’s rehab stay

    New York Post "Struggling Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia announced on Monday that he will spend the postseason drying out in rehab while his teammates chase a World Series title — a move that follows a weekend-long bender during a Baltimore road trip, sources told The Post. “His drinking got really bad this..." October 07

  • Astros starter Collin McHugh brings his 19 wins to Kansas City to open ALDS

    Houston Chronicle "A.J. Hinch has picked righthander Colin McHugh to start Game 1 of the Division Series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. McHugh, who set a career-high for victories for the second consecutive year, was 19-7 with a 3.89 ERA this season." October 07

  • Brewers fire all coaches except Darnell Coles, Ed Sedar

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time launching what certainly will be an active offseason as they crank their rebuilding plan into high gear. One day after finishing a dismal 2015 season with a 68-94 record, the Brewers did some major house cleaning on their coaching staff, firing everyone..." October 07

  • Yankees GM turned down deal for Zobrist at deadline

    The Score "The New York Yankees' revolving door at second base could have been addressed at the non-waiver deadline had general manager Brian Cashman parted ways with one of his top prospects. Cashman told reporters Tuesday that he turned down an offer from the Oakland Athletics for Ben Zobrist, that..." October 07

  • Red Sox’s Lack Of Power Pitching Should Be Addressed Over Offseason

    NESN "This isn’t a carnival. While radar gun readings can create buzz, they’re hardly the be-all and end-all in Major League Baseball. In fact, some hard-throwers flat-out stink. Yet there’s still something to be said for having power pitchers, especially in the bullpen, where high-strikeout hurlers..." October 07

  • Walt Weiss To Return As Rockies Manager In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Walt Weiss will return to the Rockies as manager in 2016, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There had been some uncertainty surrounding the situation, with Weiss himself even recently acknowledging the possibility that he could be dismissed at season’s end. Weiss, who will be entering the..." October 07

  • Reports: Cuban OF Martinez not signing with Giants

    CSN Bay Area "Conflicting reports emerged Tuesday evening that say 20-year-old Cuban outfield prospect Eddy Julio Martinez won't be joining the Giants after all. Two days after MLB.com reported the Giants and Martinez had agreed to a deal worth $2.5 million, and one day after general manager Bobby Evans..." October 07

  • Braves make bullpen their top offseason priority

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Top Braves executives agree that building a (much) better bullpen is their No. 1 offseason priority. Understandable, consider Braves relievers finished 29th in the majors with a 4.69 ERA, after consistently ranking at or near the top in relief ERA in recent years. The beleaguered bullpen,..." October 07

  • Yasiel Puig might be more of a bench guy in the NLDS

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig appeared in just 79 games during the regular season and missed all of September with a right hamstring strain. He returned on October 3 and appeared in the Dodgers’ final two regular-season games, but that doesn’t mean he is anywhere close to 100 percent heading into the NLDS. Mark..." October 07

  • Twins want Sano to play a position instead of just DH

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With no Twins baseball to help pass the time this winter, Terry Ryan provided the team’s fans with a juicy mystery instead Tuesday: What does he have in mind for Miguel Sano? In an hourlong season-wrapup media session at Target Field, the Twins general manager dropped a series of seemingly..." October 07

  • Ex-assistant charged with stealing Bronson Arroyo's yacht, selling it for $22,000

    Sporting News "Authorities say the former personal assistant to Bronson Arroyo stole the Dodgers pitcher's yacht from a private club in Tampa, Fla., then sold the vessel for just $22,000. Anthony Acosta, 38, has been charged with grand theft and forgery, the Miami Herald reported. According to the Florida..." October 07

  • Astros shut out Yankees, advance to ALDS vs. Royals

    Houston Chronicle "During the first champagne celebration Sunday, the one that sent them to Yankee Stadium, Carlos Gomez said the Astros had taken the first step to “be in the real playoffs.” Point taken. Tuesday’s wild card game, the one-game playoff to make the best-of-five American League Division Series, was..." October 07

  • Mets' Dillon Gee officially becomes free agent

    ESPN New York "Right-hander Dillon Gee's New York Mets' career quietly ended Tuesday when he elected free agency. Gee, 29, had the right to opt out after the completion of the regular season because he had more than three years of MLB service and did not return to the majors after being outrighted to Triple-A..." October 07

  • Dodgers choose Kershaw over Greinke for Game 1 starter vs. Mets

    CBS Sports "We knew the first two pitchers in the Dodgers' playoff rotation would be Cy Young contenders Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. As it turns out, though Greinke probably has a leg up in the Cy Young vote, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has elected to go with Kershaw as the Game 1 starter in the NLDS..." October 06

  • Royals tab Yordano Ventura over Johnny Cueto in Game 1 of ALDS

    CBS Sports "With the Kansas City Royals controlling the AL Central for much of the season, manager Ned Yost has had a lot of time to figure out his starting pitching rotation for the ALDS, which begins at Kauffman Stadium. What he doesn't know: Who Kansas City's opponent will be. It's to be decided in the AL..." October 06

  • Collins: Harvey must deal with teammates after missing workout

    The Score "Matt Harvey is in the news yet again and this time, he's going to have to explain to his teammates why he's creating a distraction prior to the National League Division Series. The New York Mets pitcher missed a mandatory team workout on Tuesday after getting stuck in traffic. When asked if..." October 06

  • Matt Harvey skips out on Mets’ mandatory workout

    New York Post "The Matt Harvey drama isn’t over, yet. The Mets star pitcher was a no-show at the team’s Tuesday workout after getting stuck in traffic. Harvey alerted manager Terry Collins, who told the right-hander — slated to start Game 3 against the Dodgers in the NLDS — to turn around because he was..." October 06

  • Yankees take 3 catchers into AL wild-card game against Astros

    ESPN New York "The Yankees have decided to take a designated base stealer and a third catcher into Tuesday night's wild-card game against the Houston Astros. Rico Noel, who has two career major-league at-bats, has been put on the 25-man roster to steal bases. Noel will be used exclusively as a baserunner if..." October 06

  • Aroldis Chapman Threw 62 Fastest Pitches In MLB During 2015

    Real GM Baseball "Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph, MLB said after Sunday's regular-season finales. " October 06

  • Miami Marlins to re-sign Ichiro Suzuki

    Miami Herald "Ichiro Suzuki will continue in his quest for 3,000 hits with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are expected to announce Tuesday that Suzuki, who turns 42 on Oct. 22 will sign a one-year contract for 2016. The news was first reported by mlb.com. Suzuki needs 65 more hits to reach 3,000. On..." October 06

  • Marlins' "Manager" Dan Jennings to return to former job in front office

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins made it official: Dan Jennings, who made the stunning move in May from general manager to manager without previous experience in the role, is returning to his former post in the front office. The club has already interviewed three candidates for the next manager, and more are..." October 06

  • Steven Matz throws successful bullpen session

    ESPN New York "New York Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz threw a bullpen session on Tuesday at Citi Field. Pitching coach Dan Warthen indicated the session went well. So Matz should be on track to throw roughly 90 pitches in the instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Thursday. Matz had been..." October 06

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Indians promote Chris Antonetti to president of baseball ops, Mike Chernoff to GM and Derek Falvey to asst. GM.

  • Jordan Zimmermann issues farewell to Nationals fans ahead of free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nationals put together among the more talented starting rotations in Major League Baseball this season. However, it appears the unit will not look the same when the 2016 season gets underway. Jordan Zimmermann is eligible to be a free agent at season’s end and is expected to test the open..." October 06

  • Arizona Diamondbacks fire pitching coach Mike Harkey

    Arizona Republic "This upcoming offseason for the Diamondbacks will likely be all about starting pitching, and the Diamondbacks made their first move to address that area by firing pitching coach Mike Harkey on Monday. Harkey, who began his coaching career as the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees, had been in..." October 06

  • Yomiuri Giants pitcher Satoshi Fukuda banned for betting on baseball

    Japan Times "Yomiuri Giants President Hiroshi Kubo said Tuesday that team officials will question all of the team’s players after it was revealed the day before that minor league pitcher Satoshi Fukuda bet on games. The Central League club reported receiving calls from fans criticizing Fukuda for gambling..." October 06

  • Molina cleared for attempt to be on playoff roster

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals' hope that Yadier Molina will be on the postseason roster and available to them in the division series increased Monday after their catcher met with a hand specialist in St. Louis. While the damage to the ligament in his left thumb is still present, according to the team, Molina..." October 05

  • Nationals manager: Cal Ripken Jr. sexy choice, Bud Black more likely

    CBS Sports "There's going to be a lot of speculation about Cal Ripken Jr. becoming the next Nationals manager after the Nats fired Matt Williams on Monday. Ripken is a huge star, he earned that star only across the Beltway in Baltimore, he is very smart and thoughtful, he interviewed for the job two years..." October 05

  • Mike Sciosica To Return As Angels’ Manager In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Angels skipper Mike Scioscia has played his intentions surrounding the opt-out clause in his contract close to the vest, but he announced today at the press conference to introduce new GM Billy Eppler that he will not exercise his out clause and will return to the Angels’ dugout in 2016 (Twitter..." October 05

  • Orioles’ Owner: Duquette, Showalter Will “Absolutely” Return In 2016

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though there’s been some reported tension in the Baltimore front office, Orioles owner Peter Angelos was as direct as possible when asked by MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko whether each would return in 2016. “Absolutely, yes,” Angelos replied. The owner went on to say that he would “probably urge..." October 05

  • Nats expected to consider Cal Ripken for the manager job

    Hardball Talk "FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals are expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for their managerial vacancy. Ripken, of course, was recently reported to have been considered by the club the last time the job was open. This could be a courtesy. And if you’re a Nats fan, you have to..." October 05

  • CC Sabathia enters alcohol rehab on eve of postseason

    New York Post "Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced on Monday that he is checking himself into an alcohol rehab center. The team released the shocking statement on Monday, one day before the Yankees start their postseason run against the Astros in the wild-card game. “I love baseball and I love my..." October 05

  • MLB announces wild-card games and LDS umpire crews

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night, the 2015 postseason gets going with the AL wild-card game. The NL wild-card game will be played Wednesday, then the ALDS and NLDS get underway later in the week. Monday afternoon, MLB announced the umpiring crews for both the wild-card games as well as the LDS round. Here's..." October 05

  • A's promote Beane to president of baseball operations, name Forst GM

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Athletics became the latest team to promote their general manager to a higher position. The team announced GM Billy Beane has been promoted to president of baseball operations, with longtime assistant GM David Forst taking over as GM. "Billy Beane and David Forst have continually..." October 05

  • Nationals fire Matt Williams after two seasons

    Washington Post "After a tumultuous and disappointing 2015 season, the Washington Nationals have fired Manager Matt Williams with a year remaining on his contract. The entire coaching staff was also fired. Expected to repeat as National League East champions and contend for their first World Series title, the..." October 05

  • Yankees confirm Masahiro Tanaka will start AL wild card game

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi confirmed the worst-kept secret in Yankeeland Sunday morning, officially announcing for the first time that Masahiro Tanaka will start the American League wild card game Tuesday. “He’s pitching,” Girardi said before the Yankees played the Orioles at Camden Yards in their final game..." October 05

  • Supreme Court rejects San Jose’s appeal in the A’s case

    NBC Sports "The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the city of San Jose arising out of the failure of the city’s antitrust claims against Major League Baseball. The lower court losses which frustrated the city’s lawsuit will stay in place. By way of background, San Jose sued Major League..." October 05

  • Kris Bryant's jersey is the top seller in MLB

    Chicago Tribune "Kris Bryant hasn't played a single game in the postseason but already he's a winner. In a news release, Major League Baseball says that more Majestic jerseys bearing the Chicago Cubs star rookie's name have been sold from the league's online shop than any other player. " October 05

  • Merloni: Swihart is 'the guy I can use to get Sonny Gray'

    CSN New England "After another last place finish in the American League East the Boston Red Sox will be looking to improve their pitching staff during the offseason. The Sox can always make a splash in the free agent market, but trades are also in play as well. On the Baseball Show, Tony Massarotti made it..." October 05

  • Tigers' Cabrera locks up 4th batting title in 5 years

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander has Miguel Cabrera’s bat. He has his helmet from when he clinched the 2012 Triple Crown, and on Saturday night he received a signed pair of his batting gloves. “If you keep doing really special stuff,” Verlander told Cabrera, “I’m going to have your entire uniform up on my..." October 05

  • Dan Duquette still sees re-signing Chris Davis as top priority

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated on Sunday that he sees attempting to re-sign first baseman Chris Davis as a top priority. Davis, one of the Orioles’ six pending free agents, just completed one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history. He led the majors..." October 05

  • Everybody loves Kris: Cubs' Bryant has the league's top-selling jersey

    CSN Chicago "Everybody loves Kris. Kris Bryant had steep expectations entering his rookie season with the Cubs, and somehow managed to exceed them. So did his jersey sales. According to MLB's official website, Bryant had the league's top-selling jersey during the regular season. Anthony Rizzo was also..." October 05

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ichiro Suzuki, who turns 42 this month, "is definitely planning to play in 2016 and beyond," according to his agent, John Boggs. @FOXSports

  • NL Central becomes 1st division with top 3 records

    The Score "To say the National League Central was a pillar of strength this season is a huge understatement. The Central is the first division to feature the top three records in baseball since divisional play began in 1969. It's also just the second time in major-league history that three teams from..." October 05

  • Red Sox Ask Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval To Drop Weight

    NESN "The final two months of the Red Sox’s season has been about making evaluations for 2016, so it’s fitting that Boston’s final game of 2015 coincided with the announcement that most of the coaching staff, including manager John Farrell and bench coach Torey Lovullo, will return next season. It’s..." October 05

  • Professor moves student’s exam to accommodate Cubs playoff game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs reached the playoffs this season for the first time since 2008, and they are hoping to win their first World Series since 1908. At least one college professor recognizes the significance of the team’s pursuit. A Cubs fan named Ben Larson, who is a student at the University of..." October 05

  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke tops Jake Arrieta for best ERA in majors

    CBS Sports "If we look past the Deadball Era (post-1920), Dodgers starter Zack Greinke just posted the ninth best ERA in baseball history. So, obviously, he won the NL ERA crown. The best single-season ERAs since the Deadball Era: 1. Bob Gibson, 1968, 1.12 2. Dwight Gooden, 1985, 1.53 3. Greg Maddux,..." October 05

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