The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 am
The San Diego Padres on Saturday fired manager Andy Green, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the club. “I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” Padres general manager A.J. Preller said in a statement. “This was an incredibly difficult decision, but one we felt was necessary at this time to take our organization to the next level and expedite the process of bringing a championship to San Diego.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 6:29 pm
The Red Sox are working toward cleaning out their front office by firing Dave Dombrowski and letting go of executive Frank Wren and scout Eddie Bane, and now it appears they’ve lost a long-time scout to Arizona. According to Bob Nightengale, the Diamondbacks have hired veteran scout Gary Hughes to work with Mike Hazen and the Arizona front office. Casas a potential gem in the Sox farm system Hazen is a part of Theo Epstein’s tree of baseball executives, and Nightengale notes that much of the Diamondbacks’ staff has Boston ties and raves about Hughes’ scouting ability.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 5:46 pm