• Epstein: Cubs aiming for postseason in 2015

    ESPN Chicago "The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year. "Overall, for the organization, I think 2015 will be a little bit different than the previous three seasons in that we now think we have the talent..." September 30

  • Craigslister Offers a Pair of Nationals Club Playoff Tickets for a Threesome

    The Big Lead "In a Craigslist ad that’s removal is a matter of when and not if, a DC bro has offered his Diamond Club tickets for sexual favors. Or, in a much more likely scenario, a prankster put this ad up and bided his time before it made the blog rounds, and now his evil plot has come true and he can..." September 30

  • Marlins President: Miami Not Trading Giancarlo Stanton This Offseason

    NESN "Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the..." September 30

  • Yankees prep Brian Cashman deal

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have begun the process of constructing a new contract for longtime general manager Brian Cashman, a source said. Cashman's contract is set to expire at the end of this month. He just completed his 17th season as the Yankees' GM, yet they failed to make the playoffs the..." September 30

  • Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes

    MLB.com "The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur. "It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on Monday...." September 30

  • Chris Sale and Robin Ventura had a shouting match last Thursday

    Hardball Talk "I really haven’t been able to wrap my brain around the whole White Sox-Tigers sign stealing controversy from last week. Or maybe I just can’t be bothered to care. The upshot was that Chris Sale thought that the Tigers were stealing signs and there was some back and forth about it. Sale struck out..." September 30

  • Rangers GM Jon Daniels: Looking back, Ron Washington's departure 'may be for the best'

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers GM Jon Daniels joined The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 on Monday. Here are some highlights from the interview: On if a new voice in the dugout is what the organization needs: Daniels: “In part, I do. And I say that with a lot of respect for the success..." September 30

  • Braun to have thumb surgery, hopes to return to offensive form

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun will undergo surgery Thursday in Los Angeles in hopes of curing a lingering nerve issue near his right thumb. Braun is hopeful the surgery, which he described Sunday as a procedure to freeze the damaged tissue, will allow him to bounce back from the..." September 30

  • The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez..." September 30

  • 7h
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    It's official: Max Scherzer has been named the Game 1 starting pitcher in the AL Division Series. Verlander is Game 2. Price, Game 3.

  • 9h
    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    #Athletics wild-card roster: pic.twitter.com/0VlBYZDDDO

  • Righty Tanner Roark waiting to hear on role for NLDS

    MLB.com "Nationals manager Matt Williams has not announced his rotation during the National League Division Series, which starts Friday at Nationals Park. It will be interesting to see what role Tanner Roark will play in the postseason. All indications have him coming out of the bullpen -- at least for the..." September 30

  • MLB playoff odds favor Angels, Dodgers to make World Series

    Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site Bovada.lv has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30

  • Maddon eager to extend contract with Rays

    Tampa Tribune "With 2014 officially in the books, Rays manager Joe Maddon is entering the final year of his contract. He said before Sunday’s game that he would like to manage for 10 more seasons and that he would like to manage the Rays beyond this contract. “I believe it will work out,” Maddon said about..." September 30

  • Joe Girardi ‘absolutely’ expects Alex Rodriguez to play third base for Yankees in 2015

    New York Daily News "Well, that didn't take long. One day after Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez immediately became the focal point of the Yankees' future. Joe Girardi met the media for more than 30 minutes on Monday to wrap up the 2014 season, fielding more than his share of questions about the..." September 29

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Astros hire Hinch as manager. First reported: @EvanDrellich.

  • Ron Gardenhire out as Twins manager

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ron Gardenhire, who had managed the Twins since 2002, was dismissed Monday with a year remaining on a two-year deal he signed last season. Gardenhire and his predecessor, Tom Kelly, are the only managers the Twins have had since late in the 1986 season, and Kelly voluntarily stepped down after the..." September 29

  • Jon Lester Excited To Start A’s Wild Card Game: ‘This Is Why I’m Here’

    NESN "Jon Lester probably expected to be in the playoffs this season, but he likely figured it would be with the Boston Red Sox. However, Boston’s miserable season paired with the fact that Lester will be a free agent this season led the team to ship the left-hander to the Oakland Athletics. Lester..." September 29

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Jon Daniels says that Tim Bogar, Mike Maddux and Steve Buechele will interview for #Rangers managers job, plus a few external candidates.

  • Tigers' David Price secures MLB strikeout crown

    Detroit News "It's official. David Price will be Major League Baseball's K king for 2014. Price, the Tigers ace left-hander, had seven strikeouts through six innings of Sunday's game, pushing him one past Indians ace Corey Kluber for the season's crown. Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was Price's..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

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    Blair Kerkhoff @BlairKerkhoff

    Wild card game set: A's vs. #Royals, Jon Lester vs. James Shields

  • Ryan Braun to undergo thumb surgery

    CBSSports.com "Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun needs surgery to repair his nagging right thumb injury and he'll get it this coming week, the Brewers have announced. The rare procedure will involve freezing a nerve near his thumb. The injury has been bothering Braun for much of the past two seasons, though it..." September 29

  • LaTroy Hawkins pitched in his 1000th career game. Gets a nice bottle of Dom for it.

    Hardball Talk "I never, ever want LaTroy Hawkins to stop pitching. In no small part because he’s one of the few guys in Major League Baseball who is older than me. But also because he’s just really great. There is literally nothing not to like about the guy. He was a failed starter who, in the 90s, you might..." September 29

  • Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann no-hits Marlins

    CBSSports.com "Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann pitched a no-hitter against the Marlins on Sunday (WAS 1, MIA 0). It was the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history and fifth in Nationals/Expos franchise history. Zimmermann's was also the fifth no-hitter of 2014. On the day, Zimmermann struck..." September 29

  • Jeter caps career with RBI single

    ESPN.com "With the soldout crowd at Fenway Park chanting his name, Derek Jeter ended his 20-year career with an RBI infield single in the third inning Sunday. Jeter left the field to a standing ovation from both Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players, who joined the fans, the majority of whom had..." September 29

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins extend manager Mike Redmond through the 2017 season.

  • Indians 2014 MLB season came up short, but don't expect major changes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians finished with a winning record for the second straight season. The previous time it happened for the franchise was 2000-2001. The Indians played hard from start to finish under manager Terry Francona. Two players, right-hander Corey Kluber and left fielder Michael Brantley, authored..." September 29

  • Ichiro’s future with Yankees questionable, but plans on playing again next year

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki is not thinking about how many more years he has left in his career, he just knows that he's going to play again next season. But the soon-to-be free agent answered cryptically when asked about perhaps returning to the Yankees: “That might be a question you shouldn’t ask right..." September 29

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Justin Morneau not in lineup for #Rockies finale. If my math is right, he has NL batting title locked vs Harrison: https://t.co/uC9PnpN6gw

  • Brewers owner blames players

    ESPN.com "Brewers owner Mark Attanasio directed his anger over his team's fade from contention at the players Saturday. "Frankly, I'm disappointed in the team, disappointed in the guys," Attanasio said. "They're better than this, and they didn't show it." Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin held..." September 28

  • Rays attendance drops for third year

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays maintained a disappointing trend this season — the third consecutive year of declining attendance. An average of 17,857 people came out for games at Tropicana Field this year, down from 18,646 in 2013 and 19,255 in 2012, the lowest per-game attendance in the league. With..." September 28

  • Brewers' Lucroy sets single-season record for doubles by a catcher

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 and set the single-season record for doubles by a catcher as host Milwaukee beat Chicago to ensure its third winning season in four years. Wily Peralta (17-11) racked up a career-high 13 strikeouts and held the Cubs to one run and five hits over seven innings, and..." September 28

  • Sources: Joe Girardi chided Yankees

    ESPN.com "It was supposed to be a festive occasion, in which Derek Jeter's New York Yankees teammates were to present their captain with gifts to express their respect and gratitude just moments before he would take the field for his final game at Yankee Stadium. But before the gifts could be bestowed,..." September 28

  • Reds extend GM Walt Jocketty

    TSN.ca "The Reds extended general manager Walt Jocketty's contract through the 2016 season on Saturday, giving him a chance to try to dig the franchise out of a disappointing year. Jocketty was promoted to general manger in 2008. They reached the playoffs three times in four years under manager Dusty..." September 28

  • Derek Jeter to finish career as DH

    New York Post "Derek Jeter wants to watch the replay of his emotional and scintillating final game at Yankee Stadium because he admitted his mind wasn’t always right during the evening that pebbled a lot of flesh. Nevertheless, when the retiring shortstop views the historic game, there will be a degree of..." September 27

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    David Waldstein @DavidWaldstein

    Brian Cashman just talked about ARod. Said he's been in touch about his workouts. ARod said he was not interested in playing winter ball.

  • 3d
    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Indians now have 1,429 strikeouts -- most in a single season by a pitching staff.

  • 3d
    Adam McCalvy @AdamMcCalvy

    #Brewers just announced they are retiring No. 1 to honor Commissioner Selig. Ceremony next season.

  • Paul Konerko is at peace with retirement, but his children need convincing

    Hardball Talk "He’s as analytical as they come, so it’s safe to assume Paul Konerko has thoroughly dissected what his future after baseball and the White Sox holds in store. The White Sox team captain feels as prepared as he can for what’s ahead and said Thursday — four days before his career ends — he’s at..." September 27

  • Mets outfielder Bobby Abreu, former All-Star and Gold Glove winner, retires

    Newark Star-Ledger "Bobby Abreu's illustrious 18 year career is coming to an end. The Mets outfielder announced today that he will retire. Over the course of his career, Abreu was one of the best hitters in baseball. He's hit .291 in his career with a .395 on-base percentage. This season, only Victor Martinez,..." September 27

  • 3d
    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    #Dbacks Derrick Hall asked La Russa to manage the last 3 games. La Russa: "You’ve seen my entire deck. You’ve seen the last of it."

  • Diamondbacks fire Kirk Gibson

    ESPN.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks have fired manager Kirk Gibson and bench coach Alan Trammell, the team announced Friday. "Kirk has done an admirable job under difficult circumstances and we are grateful for his professionalism and his dedicated service to the organization over the past eight years,"..." September 27

  • Joe Girardi had a much different plan for Derek Jeter's sendoff

    USA Today "Joe Girardi had a plan for Derek Jeter’s sendoff. An organized surprise for the Captain to exit the field. Girardi was going to let the Yankees shortstop finish his final home game and take a lap around the field in front of all 48,613 cheering fans. And when he got to left field, Joe Torre,..." September 26

  • The Brewers are considering moving Ryan Braun to first base

    Hardball Talk "Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that he has spoken to general manager Doug Melvin about the possibility of Ryan Braun moving to first base” “I think he’s a good defender in the outfield, learning a new position that he picked up pretty fast. I think he’ll continue to get better in..." September 26

  • Report: Marlins plan to offer Giancarlo Stanton multi year deal

    Sports Glory "The Miami Marlins are planning to offer franchise corner stone Giancarlo Stanton a multi-year contract this offseason, according to ESPN and the Associated Press. On September 11, Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch in Milwaukee. Stanton suffered fractures in his face, and the incident ended..." September 26

  • Derek Jeter hits walk-off single in final Yankee Stadium game

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course it ended like this. This is Derek Jeter we're talking about, he's always lived a charmed baseball life. And in a moment that seemed so perfect, Jeter stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, with a runner on second base and lined a base hit into right field...." September 26

  • Wood, along with Teheran, shows he’s top-of-rotation starter

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While a figurative building has collapsed around them, Braves pitchers have been the room left standing, producing more quality starts than any other major league team despite getting run support that’s been almost historically awful. And to think, it was the pitching – particularly the..." September 26

  • Derek Jeter done with shortstop, will only DH in Boston

    Hardball Talk "You wouldn’t blame Derek Jeter if he decided to end his career after tonight’s heroics, but he will play this weekend as the Yankees wrap up their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston. However, his days of playing shortstop are officially over. According to Chad..." September 26

  • 'Not meant to be': Twins' Hughes turns down shot at $500K bonus

    Fox Sports North "Thanks to a rain delay, Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes came one out away from earning a $500,000 bonus Wednesday, his last start of the 2014 season. Needing just one-third of an inning to trigger the bonus, Hughes was offered the chance to pitch out of the bullpen this weekend in Detroit..." September 26