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Koji Uehara returns to the Red Sox for two years, $18 million

The World Series is over, which means the offseason can begin. This fact was not lost on the Boston Red Sox who started things off by signing reliever Koji Uejahara to a two-year, $18 million contract. Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) October 30, 2014 After a phenomenal 2013 season, Koji started 2014 well, but then fell apart in the second half and...
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Here’s your 2014 Postseason wrap video

The 2014 Postseason is over. MLB Network has created this incredible video recapping the 32 games we saw this fall, highlighting all of the top moments from the Postseason. There’s also a somber segment regarding the tragic passing of Oscar Taveras. Is it February yet? The post Here’s your 2014 Postseason wrap video appeared first on The Outside Corner.
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End of season post-mortem: San Francisco Giants

For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants raised the World Series trophy in spite of virtually nobody thinking they would. It was an incredible season for this team, filled with amazing highs and soul-crushing lows before sneaking into the playoffs and going on a run for the ages once they got there. They’ve cemented themselves as baseball’s newest dynasty and...
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WATCH: Daniel Bryan celebrates Giants' win predictably

During the San Francisco Giants’ World Series run, they adopted WWE superstar Daniel Bryan’s YES! YES! YES! chant. Bryan even appeared at AT&T Park to lead the stadium in the chant during the Postseason, becoming a celebrity mascot of sorts for the club. Naturally, after the Giants won the World Series on Wednesday, he celebrated the title in the most predictable way ever...
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End of season post-mortem: Kansas City Royals

The Royals won the AL pennant, lost in Game 7 of the World Series and are apparently made of magic. What else do you really need to know? Preseason Prediction: Realistically, the Royals should be neither appreciably better nor appreciably worse. On one hand, the offense should be more efficient with Aoki and Infante giving them an actually competent top of the order. There is also...
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The 11 biggest homers of the 2014 Postseason

The 2014 season is now in the rear-view mirror following a phenomenal Postseason. This October, we saw close games and we saw blowouts. We saw games won on throwing errors, and games won on dramatic home runs. The second part of that sentence is what we’re most interested in – those dramatic home runs that sent chills down our spines. These are the most important, most clutch...
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Giants win third World Series in five years

The trophy is heading back to the Bay Area once again. The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in a thrilling Game 7 to win the World Series, their third title in the last five years. Madison Bumgarner won the World Series MVP award and got the save on Wednesday night after tossing five scoreless innings in relief. San Francisco got on the board in the second inning...
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Report: Joe Maddon will be Chicago Cubs manager

As first reported by Jon Heyman, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to hire former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon to become their new manager, pushing Rick Renteria out after just one season with the North Siders. Maddon exercised an out clause in his contract with Tampa Bay earlier this week, representing the end of an era where the Rays took one of the lowest payrolls in baseball...
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World Series MVP Watch – Game 6

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. Well, it looks like this series might have been all for naught. With the World Series heading to Game 7, all MVP bets are off. What you’ve done earlier...
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A brief history of Game 7 of the World Series

Tonight, the Royals and Giants will square off in the final MLB game of the 2014 season. It’s a winner take all Game 7 between the two clubs, and there’s a ton at stake for both teams. For the Royals, they have a chance to excise all the demons that have plagued their club for the last 29 seasons. For the Giants, it’s a chance to become just the fourth team in the divisional...
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Report: Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger

Just when you think that the life and times of former AL MVP Jose Canseco couldn’t get any more bizarre, this story pops up – he was injured in an accidental shooting at his home in Las Vegas. From KLAS 8 News Now… A neighbor tells 8 News NOW former baseball star Jose Canseco was hurt in an accidental shooting Tuesday afternoon at his house on the eastside of the Las Vegas...
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Astros could ditch Tal’s Hill in Minute Maid Park renovations

Minute Maid Park may be losing one of MLB’s most distinct — but likely not beloved — features in an upcoming renovation. The Houston Astros are planning updates to their home ballpark and the team announced it’s hired an architectural firm, MSA Architects, to explore possibilities for changes to the center field area during the 2016 offseason. Team president Reid Ryan said...
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How much impact could Carlos Beltran have made for Royals?

Last December, Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees to be their right fielder and designated hitter. Among the final bidders for Beltran was his former team, the Kansas City Royals. The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly made the best offer for Beltran, but the 36-year-old ultimately wanted to play for the Yankees and accepted less money...
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Ian Desmond takes a shot at Bryce Harper, Cowboys fan

The Redskins beat the Cowboys 20-17 on Monday Night Football last night. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is apparently a Cowboys fan, which makes sense given that he was born in 1992, when the whole “America’s Team” narrative was getting shoved down the country’s throat. Ian Desmond had some fun with Harper after the loss, pumping up his fellow DC-area team. Hey @Bharper3407...
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What if baseball’s Postseason resembled other sports?

Every time the MLB Postseason rolls along, people start talking about ways to improve it (as if it really needs to be tweaked anymore). But the amount of teams to make the Postseason has increased by 150% over the last 20 years, and if that pace holds (which I doubt it will), we’re looking at just about half the league making the playoffs in the year 2034. In other words, MLB would...
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Nine managers who are nervous that Joe Maddon is available

Friday’s bombshell announcement that Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays sent tremors rippling throughout baseball. Widely considered the best manager in MLB, Maddon immediately became the top candidate available for any team looking to upgrade in the dugout. The problem is that the Minnesota Twins are currently the only team in immediate need of a manager...
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A night in McCovey Cove at the World Series

With tickets going for at least $400 apiece (complete with free nose bleeds!) for the World Series at AT&T Park, a chance to see the action live and in person is a heavy price to pay for many. Luckily, AT&T Park sits next to a body of water called China Basin, a slough that runs out of San Francisco Bay. The spot in that slough beyond the right field wall, McCovey Cove,...
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World Series MVP Watch – Game 5

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. Game 5 went about as according to script as you would have guessed. Madison Bumgarner twirled a shutout to put the Giants on the verge of another championship...
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Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras tragically passes away

Well, this is absolutely not something we wanted to discuss tonight, or any night, but Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has passed away after a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was just 22. We mourn the passing of Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras. http://t.co/fCuSK3nB9n pic.twitter.com/0USk5vzaXF — MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2014 Our thoughts are with the family and...
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World Series MVP Watch – Game 4

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. Four games down and we are no closer to knowing who is going to win this World Series. Frankly, were not that much closer to knowing who is going to win...
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Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs

Rarely does the sudden availability of a manager set off the type of frenzy than Joe Maddon opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays did on Friday. With the World Series scene shifting to San Francisco, seemingly all anyone could talk about was Maddon and his potential suitors, likely much to the chagrin of Bud Selig. Of the suitors, one appears to be head and shoulders...
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Jarrod Dyson makes insane catch to rob Juan Perez

Yeah, the Giants still tied the game on this lineout by Juan Perez – but Jarrod Dyson ensured that they wouldn’t get more than just the one run on the play. Jarrod Dyson…WOW. https://t.co/i5lIq1G0c7 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 26, 2014 Talk about absurd. I wonder if Lorenzo Cain makes that catch if he’s starting in center and not right tonight. The post...
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World Series MVP Watch – Game 3

Throughout the World Series, we’ll be keeping an eye on the race to win the World Series MVP. After each game we’ll rank the top candidates for the award based on their performance and intangible worthiness for the big honor. Another game, another leader atop the World Series MVP Watch. We finally got ourselves a tightly contested game, but failed to have any real heroes emerge...
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Company lies about buying naming rights to McCovey Cove, Giants Twitter explodes

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series, which means companies are going out of their way to latch onto the bandwagon to get whatever kind of publicity they can with the team in the national spotlight. Today, one company took things way beyond “too far.” A company called Boatbound released a press release today  saying they had purchased the naming rights to McCovey...
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Phillies’ early signings a tip-off to not get excited about 2015

Here at The Outside Corner, we’ve generated quite a bit of content at Ruben Amaro, Jr.’s expense. It’s not malicious, but we’re wondering just what exactly his plan is for the Philadelphia Phillies, renovating the roster and restoring the team to a viable playoff contender. Typically, MLB clubs wait until the completion of the World Series to begin their offseason maneuvers...
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