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
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
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
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
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
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
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
#Angels Josh Hamilton will hit 7th and play LF tomorrow.
Melvin: "I have so much respect for Adam Dunn that it kills me he did not get into that game."
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
d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.
Chris Owings will undergo surgery on his left shoulder tomorrow by Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
#Marlins Jose Fernandez made 25 throws from 30 feet today at Marlins Park. It went well. He said he felt great.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jon Daniels says that Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele will interview for #Rangers managers job, plus a few external candidates.
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
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
Wild card game set: A's vs. #Royals, Jon Lester vs. James Shields
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
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
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
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
#Marlins extend manager Mike Redmond through the 2017 season.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians finished with a winning record for the second straight season. The previous time it happened for the franchise was 2000-2001. The Indians played hard from start to finish under manager Terry Francona. Two players, right-hander Corey Kluber and left fielder Michael Brantley, authored..." September 29
New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki is not thinking about how many more years he has left in his career, he just knows that he's going to play again next season. But the soon-to-be free agent answered cryptically when asked about perhaps returning to the Yankees: “That might be a question you shouldn’t ask right..." September 29