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RALEIGH, N.C. — Last Wednesday in Chicago, Brendan Smith spent a game wearing a suit for the sixth straight contest. One week later he was donning the Broadway Hat in the postgame locker room. Things have changed that quickly for Smith, a far better player than he showed over the first month of the season
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: November 23, 2017, 10:01 pm
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says his team is willing to let Shohei Ohtani remain a two-way player.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:18 pm
Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s letter to voters urging them to just say no to steroids came across as both self-reverent and tone-deaf.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:47 pm
(CNN)It’s the time of year when Grandma’s kitchen smells like pumpkin pie, golden leaves dance in the autumn breeze, and families are selecting the best turkeys for their Thanksgiving dinner tables. Rather, heritage turkeys would be more similar — and they are a niche market, much like heritage
Author: CNN
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:05 pm
Even without needing to acknowledge that it’s Thanksgiving, a time to take stock of life’s blessings, there’s a large chunk of reality being ignored as the Orioles embark on their annual offseason plan to add enough starting pitching to become a contender. Shouldn’t all of their best
Author: baltimoresun.com
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:00 pm
San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence charmed his fans on Twitter Thursday morning in a video message filled with thanks. To be exact, Pence says the word “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” a total of 11 times in the 53-second clip—and Twitter users appreciated the baseball player’s gratefulness
Author: San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: November 23, 2017, 10:17 am
Count the Seattle Mariners among the teams that will aggressively pursue two-way Japanese stud Shohei Ohtani once he’s posted next week.   On his podcast, The Wheelhouse with Jerry Dipoto, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto disclosed Wednesday the Mariners plan to make every effort to
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:05 am
On Monday, November 20, 2017, New York Yankee’s Aaron Judge, who was AL Rookie of the Year, runner-up in the AL MVP race, an All-star, and a Home Run Derby champ, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing, shoulder in Los Angeles. “The shoulder had bothered him throughout the year
Author: Forbes
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 am
It’s Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for this seaso— year. The whole year. We are thankful for the opportunity to cover the Washington Nationals once again this past summer, even though things ended in early October when we saved coverage funds to get us through the end of the World Series and
Author: Federal Baseball
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 am
The Mets have their eyes on two relievers, particularly Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith, as they explore the free agent market, sources told Mike Puma of the New York Post. Puma’s sources say the Mets ”are very interested in Shaw” and are “keeping tabs” on Smith. Puma also reports that the Mets are looking
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 am
A group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter paid $1.2 billion for the Miami Marlins in September. But to finance the money-losing MLB team, the new owners are planning on slashing payroll and are already looking for new investors. Without a lot more cash, the Marlins could be bad for years. That would
Author: Forbes
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:00 am
“We’re not joking around,” Dipoto said. “We’re bringing the big guns. We’re bringing the ‘A’ game. When we sit down, we’ll be sitting down with very notable faces, and that is a part of what we want to sell.  “We want to sell the Seattle experience and what
Author: SportsDay
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:44 am
The Hot Stove League has been abuzz with rumors and speculation, but very little action this offseason. Justin Upton signed a $105 million extension with the Angels, the Athletics shipped Ryon Healy to the Mariners for Emilio Pagan, and that’s about it. Just some minor-league signings. That’s
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:30 am
Hot Stove heats up for a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade, plus the Shohei Ohtani signing remains warm through the Thanksgiving holiday
Author: MLB.com
Posted: November 23, 2017, 4:03 am
It has been exactly one month since the New York Yankees lost Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, sending them home for a winter following a successful 2017 season. Aaron Judge won Rookie of the Year and finished second in the MVP voting, plus Luis Severino finished third in the Cy Young voting. Hard to
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:08 am
Editor’s note: This is an ongoing series examining recent Rangers drafts. An in-depth look at the Texas Rangers’ performance in the 2014 major-league draft: Story line The Rangers favor high-school players with big upsides, which carries a boom-or-bust factor. The Rangers went this route to start
Author: SportsDay
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:41 am
MLB’s revenue increases for the 15th straight year, surpassing $10 billion for the first time ever.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:07 am
ESPN The Seattle Mariners have reportedly zeroed in on a target to fill the outfield void vacated by Jarrod Dyson, who recently became a free agent. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, “there’s some momentum” toward an agreement between Seattle and veteran outfielder Jon Jay. Jay, 32
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:55 pm
ESPN The Minnesota Twins won 28 more games in 2017 than they did the previous season and are eyeing several pitchers this winter as they attempt to continue the upward trend. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins have talked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:30 pm
New York radio host Mike Francesa would love to get a shot at managing the Yankees.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:10 pm
Free agents? Yep. But there are some restrictions.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: November 22, 2017, 10:06 pm
In the grand scheme of things on a busy Tuesday, the announcement of the Opening Day first pitch for the Texas Rangers next season was third on a list of three things. (For the record, it’s 2:30 p.m. March 29 vs. the defending world champions, the Houston Astros, on ESPN). Bigger news came from MLB
Author: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Posted: November 22, 2017, 9:53 pm
The Mariners appear to have some interest in Jon Jay as the regular center fielder in 2018 after losing Jarrod Dyson to free agency.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: November 22, 2017, 9:09 pm
Jerry Blevins and his teammates hoped to win a World Series in 2018 even before the team replaced manager Terry Collins with Mickey Callaway and a new coaching staff.
Author: SNY
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:10 pm
As they prepare for what likely will be a no from Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox should focus on bolstering the bullpen with a righty and   a lefty
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:57 pm
With plenty of room on their 40-man roster to add players, the Orioles acquired 25-year-old outfielder Jaycob Brugman in a minor trade with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, in exchange for a player to be named or cash. Brugman, who was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday, played 48
Author: baltimoresun.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:50 pm
The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team’s international scouting chief, was suspended
Author: Chicago Sun-Times
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:38 pm
The A’s designated Jaycob Brugman for assignment on Monday. Just two days later, the team traded the outfielder to the AL East…
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have added Pedro Guerrero as assistant hitting coach.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:26 pm
The Giants have been at the bottom of the pack while the rest of the league is turning to home runs. Giancarlo Stanton can fix that, even at AT&T Park.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:41 pm
As the Giants and Cardinals attempted to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, many fans and baseball officials wondered if the slugger would even accept a trade to St. Louis. Even the Cardinals didn’t know the answer to that question last weekend when they made a substantial
Author: stltoday.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:40 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has joined the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:22 pm
Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” Follow on Twitter Even Babe Ruth really couldn’t maintain what the Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, will attempt for some major
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:10 pm
Major League Baseball saw record revenues in 2017, marking the 15th consecutive year the league set new marks on the business side. Here’s the details.
Author: Forbes
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:49 pm
SportsPulse: For The Win’s Ted Berg breaks down top free agents, possible trades and potential rule changes this offseason. Ryan Braun has only three years remaining on his long contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, but after the team’s surprising showing in 2017 he is optimistic about getting
Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:37 pm
Shohei Ohtani is the most intriguing free agent in years. And Jonny Gomes saw in person just how talented the two-way star really is…
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:09 pm
Late Tuesday, Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball came to an agreement on a new posting system, according to reports by the New York Post, Yahoo Sports, and others. Ohtani, 23, is known for his prolific power and prolific fastball, which has hit 102 mph. He tantalizes dreamers with
Author: Washington Post
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:04 pm
When I was a kid, our neighborhood in the suburbs backed up to a creek.  I loved exploring that creek, which was always more than a trickle but never more than 7 or 8 feet wide. My friends and I would catch crawdads, dig up worms and pretend to shoot at birds with our slingshots (it’s not a coincidence
Author: Sporting News
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:50 pm
If you judge a person or sports team by how they react to their backs being up against the wall, then the Edmonton Oilers were complete failures on Tuesday.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:51 pm
Cubs catcher Rene Rivera and his wife, Mariel Perez, are trying to bring some holiday cheer to boys and girls in Puerto Rico, who are still dealing with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Retailers Kmart and Sears have pledged to help Rivera and his wife collect 25,000 toys for children in
Author: Chicago Sun-Times
Posted: November 22, 2017, 3:04 pm
The announcement that the Trump administration is considering overturning the US ban on elephant trophy imports from Zambia and Zimbabwe is one that directly threatens the lives of African park rangers who are tasked with protecting elephants and their ecosystems. Sadly, between July 2016 and July 2017
Author: the Guardian
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:31 pm
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer Scott Lauber covers the Boston Red Sox for ESPN.com. Follow on Twitter BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski sat behind a desk in a hotel suite at the winter meetings last December, a hot-off-the-presses copy of the new collective bargaining agreement in his hand, and claimed the Red
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:13 pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four in a week when the top half of the
Author: Washington Post
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:04 pm
CORINTH, Texas (AP) — Police say a college student was found shot to death inside a car off Interstate 35 in North Texas. Corinth police say the body of 21-year-old Amanda Clairmont was found early Sunday morning. Police say her death is being investigated as a homicide. Police said officers had stopped
Author: San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: November 22, 2017, 11:32 am
As the Giants and Cardinals attempted to acquire National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, many fans and baseball officials wondered if the slugger would even accept a trade to St. Louis. Even the Cardinals didn’t know the answer to that question last weekend when they made a substantial
Author: stltoday.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 9:15 am
Of all this offseason’s big storylines to follow, the saga of Giancarlo Stanton is perhaps the most open-ended one. Whether the Marlins will ship out the newly crowned NL MVP under new owner Derek Jeter is a fascinating question, but there are a lot of variables complicating the process. Jeter has
Author: SI
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:00 am
Chicago White Sox: Trading Jose Abreu  The Chicago White Sox have morphed into the franchise of the future and stockpiled a farm system Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter ranked No. 2 in the game. So it may be tempting to trade 30-year-old first baseman Jose Abreu. Surely there would be takers. The slugging
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:29 am
Giants on the Road: Washington D.C. Trivia In this edition of On the Road, Giants answer trivia questions about Washington D.C. (11/22)
Author: giants.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 7:00 am
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of 13 players, for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Manfred also banned former Braves GM John Coppolella from baseball for life, and former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley
Author: BostonGlobe.com
Posted: November 22, 2017, 6:56 am
The Giants have a rather substantial Thanksgiving history. Thursday night’s matchup against the Redskins will be the 15th time the Giants are playing on Thanksgiving, but only the fourth time the Giants have played on the holiday in the Super Bowl era. Actually, it’s only the fourth time the
Author: nj
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:00 am
It’s one day before Thanksgiving, and there has still been no movement on the Stanton front. Or any other front, for that matter; as of this moment, the Cardinals have made zero moves this offseason. No signings. No trades. No ill-advised anythings. No stealth anythings. Just a whole lot of nothing
Author: Viva El Birdos
Posted: November 22, 2017, 5:00 am