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2014 World Series: Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants FOX Sports Game: Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci; Reporters: Erin Andrews, Ken Rosenthal Studio: Kevin Burkhardt, Gabe Kapler, Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher; David Ortiz (First two games) Deportes (Spanish): Pablo Alsina, Duaner Sanchez, Jose Tolentino Streaming: FOX Sports Go; MLB.com Other Broadcasts ESPN Radio...
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Storylines: Rangers tab Banister as new manager

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Thursday, Oct. 16.  Top Stories: The Rangers announced they hired Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their next manager. Ken...
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Rangers Rumors: Rangers to hire Jeff Banister as their next manager

The Texas Rangers long awaited search for a new manager appears to be over as former Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach, Jeff Banister is set to be named the new manager of the team.Sources: #Rangers to hire #Pirates’ Banister as manager.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 16, 2014He beat out other hopefuls Tim Bogar (who was the interem manager) and Kevin Cash for the job...
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Rangers name Jeff Banister as new manager

Though Tim Bogar may have once seemed the favorite to be the Texas Rangers’ new manager, the team decided to make a wholesale change in their dugout. On Thursday, Texas named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new skipper. The hiring was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Bogar served as the Rangers’ interim manager following Ron Washington’s resignation on...
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Rangers name Jeff Banister as new manager

Though Tim Bogar may have once seemed the favorite to be the Texas Rangers’ new manager, the team decided to make a wholesale change in their dugout. On Thursday, Texas named Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as its new skipper. The hiring was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Bogar served as the Rangers’ interim manager following Ron Washington’s resignation on...
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Rangers look to be like Pirates with Banister

It turns out the Rangers' search for a manager was not just a formality. In a surprising move, the Rangers named Jeff Banister their new manager, according to FOX's Ken Rosenthal. Interim manager Tim Bogar was thought to have the lead, but Banister's connection to former Rangers hitting coach and current Pirates manager Clint Hurdle must've been too hard to pass up...
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Report: Rangers Hire Jeff Banister as Manager

Fresh off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Texas Rangers have clearly moved on from the Ron Washington days with their latest hire. According to Fox Sports’ insider Ken Rosenthal, Texas has hired former Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to take over the fledgling team. Banister, who has no MLB managerial experience, has spent the last four seasons as...
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Rangers hire Jeff Banister as new manager

Jeff Baniser has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Banister has spent the last 29 years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization as either a player or coach. His first shot at managing at the big league level will occur with the Rangers who have arguably the best roster of any of the available openings. The 49-year-old Banister appeared in just one big league game during...
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Pirates’ bench coach Jeff Banister hired to manage Rangers

Ken Rosenthal is reporting this morning that the Texas Rangers will hire Jeff Banister, the Pirates’ bench coach, to be their new manager. To be perfectly honest, ever since Ben Lindbergh published this story at Grantland about the unique and effective way that the Pirates’ front office and coaching staff communicate, I’ve been expecting Pirate coaches to start being poached...
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Rosenthal: Rangers to hire Jeff Banister as new manager

The Texas Rangers will name Jeff Banister as their new manager, FOX Sports 1 Insider Ken Rosenthal reports. Banister most recently was the Pittsburgh Pirates' bench coach. Banister was one of three finalists for the Rangers' job, along with interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Bogar took over on an interim basis when longtime manager Ron...
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Jeff Banister to be Hired as the New Manager of the Rangers

According to Ken Rosenthal, Jeff Banister will be hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. Sources: #Rangers to hire #Pirates’ Banister as manager. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 16, 2014 Less than an hour ago, we heard that Banister impressed in his interview, making the hiring process difficult. Obviously he impressed enough to get the job. The immediate question...
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25 years later, Ken Rosenthal remembers 1989 World Series earthquake

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Orioles Rumors: Baltimore hoping to extend Nelson Cruz

The Baltimore Orioles lost to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday by the score of 6-4 to drop into an 0-2 hole in the ALCS. Adam Jones went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI for the Orioles in a losing effort. Looking beyond this season, the Orioles are hoping to extend the contract of Nelson Cruz, who enjoyed his best season in the Major Leagues this year.#457033092 / gettyimages...
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Dodgers Rumors: GM Ned Colletti on hot seat

After the Dodgers were swiftly eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday following a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in the NLDS, rumors ran amok regarding who in the Dodgers organization would be losing their job. After Manager Don Mattingly's job was assumed safe, GM Ned Colletti's name could be next on the list:Feeling among number of #Dodgers people is that GM Colletti is...
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Orioles Rumors: J.J. Hardy close to a multi-year extension

As the Baltimore Orioles are set to begin the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, they are close to making their biggest offseason move as well.  Ken Rosenthal is reporting that shortstop J.J. Hardy is set to sign a multi-year extension with the team. Sources: #Orioles close with shortstop J.J. Hardy on extension, believed to be three years with...
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Orioles Working Hard To Extend Nelson Cruz

Ken Rosenthal of FOX is reporting that the Orioles are “pushing to complete deal with Cruz..” After locking up J.J. Hardy this morning, it looks like Baltimore is trying to make sure the core of that team stays together after 2014. Following his PED suspension, Cruz signed a one-year make good deal with the Orioles. Now, he is looking to cash in on his monster 2014. He led Major...
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Orioles, J.J. Hardy Agree To Contract Extension

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a three-year contract extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy worth at least $40 million according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. Hardy was considered a possible free-agent target for the Mets this off season as they look to add a bat at shortstop. This season with Baltimore, Hardy hit .268/.309/.372/.682 with nine home runs and 52 RBI’s. It will be...
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Report: Dodgers GM Ned Colletti’s job might be in jeopardy

After back to back postseason disappointments, the Los Angeles Dodgers front office is not happy. Even though he took a lot of criticism after some questionable decision-making during Tuesday night’s game against the St Louis Cardinals, manager Don Mattingly’s job appears to be safe. As for general manager Ned Colletti, not so much. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports...
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Reds Rumors: Changes coming to front office

At one point in the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Reds were still in it. Then they weren't and the season was over. The Reds went 76-86, just a year after going 90-72 and making it to the wild card game before losing. They fired manager Dusty Baker and hired Bryan Price. Price's job appears to be safe, as much of the season was marred by injuries, but the Reds are moving...
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DeGrom Has Wide Support For ROY, Now Odds-On Favorite

At the start of the year, expectations were low for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. As a 26-year old pitcher at  Triple-A Las Vegas, many believed that he did not have the talent to develop into a top starting pitcher. As it turns out, most pre-season predictions could not have been more wrong, and deGrom dominated with a 9-6 record, 2.64 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched...
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Who takes it? 2014 MLB postseason expert predictions

The 2014 MLB postseason is here. Check out predictions from our experts to see who they think will be left standing when the World Series is said and done. Participating this year: *Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, FOXSports.com's senior MLB writers; *Rob Neyer, FOXSports.com baseball editor and head contributor for our Just A Bit Outside blog; *CJ Nitkowski and Gabe Kapler, former...
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Media Starting To Lean Towards Jacob deGrom For ROY

At the start of the year, expectations were low for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. As a 26 year old pitcher in AAA-Las Vegas, many believed that he did not have the talent to develop into a top starting pitcher. As it turns out, these pre-season predictions could not have been more wrong, and deGrom dominated with a 9-6 record, 2.64 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched. DeGrom’s...
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Dodgers Rumors: LA could make offseason changes

This offseason there could be some changes for the Los Angeles Dodgers that could be either in the front office, or on the managerial side of the organization.#142646252 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a video report on foxsports.com by Ken Rosenthal:It could even extend to Los Angeles, depending on how the Dodgers play in the postseason. This year the Dodgers have clinched...
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Jeff Banister Contacted About Astros Managerial Position

Ken Rosenthal reports today that Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been contacted by the Houston Astros about their vacant managerial position. Banister was named the bench coach of the Pirates back in November of 2010 and he is now in his 29th season in the organization, a career that began as a player back in 1986 when he was selected by the Pirates in the 25th round...
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Rosenthal: Astros interview Red Sox bench coach for manager role

The Houston Astros have interviewed Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Luvullo for its managerial opening, FOX Sports 1 Insider Ken Rosenthal reported. The Astros fired Bo Porter earlier this month. Luvullo, who has been the Red Sox's bench coach the past two seasons, was interviewed in person in Boston this past Monday during a Red Sox off day, Rosenthal noted. The Astros, who...
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