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10 teams that should call the Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes

Could the Red Sox attempt to trade Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason? After getting him in exchange for Jon Lester, Boston would seemingly prefer to keep him as a right-handed complement to David Ortiz in the middle of its lineup. Cespedes could also provide good range and a strong arm in right field for the Red Sox. However, according to the Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo, there...
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Tiger Stadium will live again in replica form

Detroit Tigers fans — and aficionados of baseball history — have lamented the vacating of Tiger Stadium after the 1999 season. That feeling of loss was compounded when the ballpark was demolished in 2008. The field is still available for use, thanks in large part to the efforts of organizations like The Navin Field Grounds Crew. Just last week, a new redevelopment proposal for...
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Illinois store puts Cardinals tissues on sale

Yeah, the White Sox may suck. Yeah, the Cubs may suck. But dammit, this Dekalb, Illinois store is going to take glee in the Cardinals NLCS loss come hell or high water. @darrenrovell Just found this for the Cardinals fans to wipe their tears.. 2 for $1! Schnucks, Dekalb, IL. pic.twitter.com/HnTx6PQmAo — Brandon James (@anomal0us) October 17, 2014 HOW RUDE. Yet, very well-played...
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SF radio station bans Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

If you’re in the listening range of KFOG in San Francisco, don’t expect to hear Lorde’s song “Royals” during the World Series. After the Giants beat the Cardinals on Thursday night to win the pennant, the radio station announced on their Facebook page that the song wouldn’t be played as long as the series is going. No Lorde? Oh, it’s personal now. [KFOG] The post A...
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End of season post-mortem: St. Louis Cardinals

This was such a strange year for the Cardinals. They didn’t clinch the NL Central until the final day of the 2014 season. They didn’t take sole possession of first place until September 1st. Yet, the Cardinals still won 90 games, beat Clayton Kershaw twice in the NLDS, and advanced to the NLCS. For most teams, that end to their season would be considered an accomplishment. For...
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Remembering the earthquake and the 1989 World Series, 25 years later

I was 10 years old in 1989 and had been to more baseball games than a kid could ever hope to attend. My Dad, a baseball fan his entire life who used to watch games at Seals Stadium and went to the first game at Candlestick Park in 1960, had bought season tickets in 1988 after buying tickets to 30-plus games every year. It was a baseball-obsessed kid’s dream. The ’89 Giants were...
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Travis Ishikawa’s homer with Russ Hodges’ famous 1951 call

When Travis Ishikawa sent the Giants to the World Series on Thursday, many announcers attempted to replicate Russ Hodges’ famous “THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT” call. Well, MLB.com did all of those guys one better – they overlaid Hodges’ call on Ishikawa’s homer. Baseball, I love you. [Big League Stew] The post Travis Ishikawa’s homer with Russ Hodges’ famous 1951 call...
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Yup, Mike Matheny saved his closer for a save situation

The San Francisco Giants won the NL pennant on Thursday night, and Mike Matheny once again managed to the save stat and not the in-game situation. Matheny, when asked about not using closer T. Rosenthal in 9th: "We can't bring him in, in a tie-game situation. We're on the road.” — Bernie Miklasz (@miklasz) October 17, 2014 Tie game, bottom of the ninth, one run...
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Giants win third pennant in five years after walk off homer

The San Francisco Giants are heading back to the World Series for the third time in five years following a thrilling, absurd 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS. The insanity of this game was off the charts. The Cardinals got on the board first thanks to a Jon Jay RBI double in the third, but the Giants made it 2-1 following a two-run homer by Joe Panik. That...
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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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Adam Jones sums up the Orioles’ great year

Even though they got swept in the ALCS, it was a pretty damn good year for the Baltimore Orioles. They won 96 games and took home their first AL East crown since 1997, despite getting picked to finish last in the division at the beginning of the year. Star center fielder Adam Jones was asked to summarize the team’s season after their Game 4 loss in Kansas City, and he did it pretty...
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D-Backs hire Mark Grace as assistant hitting coach

New Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is beginning to assemble his coaching staff. That staff will include a somewhat surprising name in Mark Grace. Source: Mark Grace will become #Dbacks assistant hitting coach. Appears Turner Ward remains hitting coach. Blanco shifting to new role. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) October 16, 2014 Grace being hired as a hitting coach...
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End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
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Mike Moustakas has gone from less than zero to playoff hero

It’s probably fitting that when the Kansas City Royals recorded their final out to head to the World Series for the first time since 1985 (consequently, also the last time they were even in the playoffs) that it was Mike Moustakas that threw out J.J. Hardy at first base to end it. It’s been a tumultuous season for the former top prospect, but his recent stretch in helping...
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A skinny, gimpy Barry Bonds threw out the first pitch at AT&T Park

The San Francisco Giants have slowly been welcoming Barry Bonds back into the good graces of the franchise this year, and that welcome was capped off by Bonds throwing out the first pitch before Game 4 of the NLCS at AT&T Park on Wednesday. Of course, Bonds doesn’t look like he did during his career. He’s lost a ton of weight due to his newfound love of bicycling. He also...
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Paul Rudd took selfies with the Royals after ALCS win

The Kansas City Royals are heading to the World Series, and one of the happiest people at Kauffman Stadium was…Paul Rudd? Yup – the actor spent a good chunk of his childhood in Kansas, went to the University of Kansas, and is a huge Royals and Chiefs fan. Naturally, after the win on Wednesday, Rudd took selfies on the field with various Royals players. Yeah, that’s pretty...
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The Royals are heading to their first World Series since 1985

It’s official – the Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. The Royals beat the Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep and win the pennant. They’ll meet either the Cardinals or Giants in the World Series, and Game 1 will be on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City needed to score in just one inning on Wednesday to...
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Alex Gordon slams into wall making great catch

In the fifth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS, Alex Gordon robbed J.J. Hardy of extra bases, slamming into the wall to make this catch. Post by The Outside Corner. It’s just the Royals’ year, folks. The post Alex Gordon slams into wall making great catch appeared first on The Outside Corner.
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Mark Appel struggles with Arizona Fall League pitch clock

The Arizona Fall League is testing out several rules intended to speed up the pace of games this season. Those measures include a 20-second time limit between pitches and a two-minute, five-second break between each inning, both of which are clocked. Pace of Play clocks installed next to each dugout at @MLBazFallLeague opener tonight. Horrifying. pic.twitter.com/UC2sbS1dac — Steve...
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Where does the Mike Moustakas catch rank among the best-ever in the Postseason?

The catch that Mike Moustakas made on Tuesday night in Kansas City, where he reached over into a dugout suite, gave himself a boost on a railing, fell into the suite, and somehow held on to the ball, has gone down as one of the most iconic moments of the playoffs this season. In fact, let’s look at it again, shall we? Whew, that was an awesome catch. And while history will eventually...
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WATCH: David Eckstein reads mean blog posts about himself

Former Angels and Cardinals middle infielder David Eckstein was one of the most polarizing players in baseball during his career. Some trashed him for being a mediocre (if that) player, while others lauded his scrappiness and grit. Eckstein took it all in stride over the years, and stars in this MLB Fan Cave video where he reads mean blog posts about himself. Any video that quotes...
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Mike Moustakas falls into dugout making unreal catch

Mike Moustakas was determined to not let Adam Jones work Jason Frasor into a deep count in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s ALCS Game 3 between the Orioles and Royals. Mike Moustakas is ridiculous https://t.co/MK7vcjBWo1 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 15, 2014 This catch was just ridiculous. Well done, Mr. Moustakas. The post Mike Moustakas falls into dugout making...
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Giants take 2-1 NLCS lead on Cardinals after walk-off error

We’ve officially seen it all in this Postseason – the San Francisco Giants took a 2-1 NLCS lead on the St. Louis Cardinals by winning 5-4 in ten innings on Tuesday. The game-winning hit for San Francisco? Yup, a Randy Choate throwing error on a sac bunt attempt by Gregor Blanco. . It’s not do or die time for the Cardinals yet, but this one will hut for awhile – especially...
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Cardinals will suffer with A.J. Pierzynski and Tony Cruz at catcher

When Yadier Molina bent over in pain at home plate after taking a swing in the sixth inning of Sunday’s NLCS Game 2, it appeared that the St. Louis Cardinals’ chances of winning went down with him. No player is more vital to the Cards than their catcher, widely viewed as the best at his position in MLB. Soon after Molina left Game 2 with what was diagnosed as a strained oblique...
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Andrew Friedman is leaving the Rays for the Dodgers

The offseason just got a lot more interesting for two teams. Rays president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is joining the Dodgers with the same title. Former GM Ned Coletti remains with the club in an advisory role. The Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman as President, Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti will stay as Senior Advisor to Stan Kasten. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers...
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