• A-Rod's season-long ban from MLB over after conclusion of World Series

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is officially a Yankee again. The 39-year-old slugger completed his season-long doping ban after the San Francisco Giants won Game 7 of the World Series, a punishment that outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig handed down on Aug. 5, 2013, nearly 15 months..." October 30

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    Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy

    World Series Science: don't dive into 1st base. Instant a runner leaves his feet, he slows down. May have cost Royals a run and the game.

  • Madison Bumgarner amazing as Giants win World Series

    San Francisco Chronicle "One hundred times they won for each other. They won 100 games for a manager who would just as soon bang his big head against a wall than publicly doubt them. They won 100 for a city that loves them and has come to expect the joy they have brought in this championship era. As fate would have..." October 30

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bumgarner named MVP. Sorry for another Captain Obvious tweet. Thought you'd want to know.

  • No, Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored an inside the park home run

    SB Nation "It would have made for incredible television, but no, Alex Gordon shouldn't have tried to score the game-tying run on an inside-the-park home run. Alex Gordon came to the plate with the Royals trailing by one run and down to the their final out in the 2014 World Series. Giants pitcher Madison..." October 30

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    Bumgarner has pitched 48 2/3 innings in this postseason, an MLB record. Curt Schilling had 47.2 IP for Arizona in 2001.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    That's the 26th hit for Sandoval this postseason, a new MLB record. $$$

  • Reds decline options on Ryan Ludwick, Jack Hannahan

    Hardball Talk "Cincinnati picking up a $10 million option on Johnny Cueto for next season was a no-brainer decision and at the opposite end of the spectrum so are declining 2015 options on Ryan Ludwick and Jack Hannahan. Ludwick gets a $4.5 million buyout instead of a $9 million option and Hannahan gets a $2..." October 30

  • Braves’ starting-rotation plans could hinge on Santana

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves went from 96 wins and a division title in 2013 to 79 wins and out of the playoffs in 2014, but it was through no fault of their starting pitchers. Despite losing Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to season-ending elbow injuries during spring training and Gavin Floyd to another elbow..." October 30

  • Joe Maddon is to become Cubs manager

    CBSSports.com "Joe Maddon is about to become the new manager of the Cubs, sources tell CBSSports.com. Maddon and the Cubs are on the verge of agreeing to a mega deal, according to people familiar with the situation. The Cubs and agent Alan Nero denied that a deal is done, but people familiar with the..." October 29

  • Why $30M a year might not be enough for Marlins to keep Stanton

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton sat with Hank Aaron last week. He could soon be in the same conversation with the great sluggers of today – at least, contract-wise. Stanton, who was presented the Hank Aaron Award as the NL’s best hitter by Aaron at the World Series, will soon be given something potentially..." October 29

  • Pablo Sandoval is on Boston's 3B wish list, but so is Chase Headley

    CBSSports.com "The Red Sox, in need of third base production, are prioritizing Giants postseason hero Pablo Sandoval as well as Chase Headley, according to people in the know. Boston may also take a look at Aramis Ramirez, if he become a free agent, though he is said to fit below Sandoval and Headley. Ramirez..." October 29

  • Cubs in talks with Joe Maddon, could have answer by Friday

    Chicago Sun-Times "With the ball in his hands and his team leading the World Series three games to two, Jake Peavy had the starting assignment every pitcher dreams of — a chance to win the series. But the night terrors that ensued during the Kansas City Royals’ seven-run second inning Tuesday might haunt Peavy..." October 29

  • Cueto’s option picked up

    MLB.com "In moves that were of no surprise, MLB.com has learned Tuesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan." October 29

  • Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after accidentally shooting finger

    Los Angeles Times "Former baseball star Jose Canseco is undergoing surgery after he accidentally nearly shot his finger off in his Las Vegas home Tuesday night, his fiancée Leila Knight told the Los Angeles Times. The shooting happened about 3 p.m. while Canseco was cleaning his gun at the kitchen table. There..." October 29

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Tim Hudson (age 39) surpasses Roger Clemens as oldest pitcher to start a World Series winner-take-all game

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Hearing both Jason Giambi and Kevin Youkilis are undecided about playing next year.

  • All hands on deck in winner-take-all Game 7

    MLB.com "This was the way it had to be. For the two Wild Card-winning clubs that could not be denied. For the World Series loaded with punches and counterpunches. For the legion of fans invested either in the Giants' drive for dynasty status or the Royals' scintillating storyline. These two teams have..." October 29

  • Jake Peavy's postseason struggles continue in Game 6

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Peavy was cursing his luck after getting shellacked again in the Giants’ 10-0 loss to the Royals Tuesday in Game 6. The Royals' seven-run second inning was ignited by Mike Moustakas’ RBI double down the right field line, and things just got worse from there. “I threw a cutter in to..." October 29

  • Buster Posey's postseason troubles continue in Game 6

    USA Today "It has become trendy to tab Buster Posey as the potential next face of baseball following the retirement of Derek Jeter. The San Francisco Giants catcher certainly has many positive attributes, just like the former New York Yankees shortstop. Posey has been an MVP and Rookie of the Year, won..." October 29

  • Thousands attend funeral for Cards' Taveras

    ESPN.com "Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic's north coast for Tuesday's burial of major league outfielder Oscar Taveras. Some people clutched pictures of Taveras as they walked behind his coffin and entered the municipal..." October 29

  • The Red Sox will trade Yoenis Cespedes eventually

    SB Nation "The Red Sox are going to trade Yoenis Cespedes. It's not what they initially wanted to do after sending Jon Lester to the A's for him in July, but that's what's going to end up happening. It's not necessarily a failing that will cause it, either, and you can likely dismiss any rumors about the Red..." October 28

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Aroldis Chapman has jumped agencies to Relativity. He's eligible for free agency after 2016 and could smash closer-contract records.

  • Stanton: You don't know what you got until it's almost gone

    Fox Sports "Giancarlo Stanton's career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch during a Sept. 11 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new..." October 28

  • Madison Bumgarner available out of bullpen for Game 6

    CBSSports.com "Two days after throwing a shutout in Game 5 of the World Series, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is going to make himself available out of the bullpen for Game 6, telling reporters he's hoping to watch at least "some" of the game from the bullpen. That's the headline. The subheading is that it..." October 28

  • Mariners Smoak claimed on waivers by Toronto

    The News Tribune "First baseman Justin Smoak’s time with the Mariners ran out Tuesday after four-plus disappointing seasons when he was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays. The move comes a few days before the Mariners were expected to exercise a $150,000 buyout on a $3.65 million option on Smoak for..." October 28

  • Jake Peavy, Jon Lester have eye on Cubs as package deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jon Lester to the Cubs as a free agent this winter? Jake Peavy has a better idea: a package deal. “No, I’m not offering a package to the Cubs,” the San Francisco Giants pitcher said, clarifying the impression he made while talking about himself, the Cubs and his pal Lester. “There’s a..." October 28

  • On Yoenis Cespedes in Boston: “He marches to his own drum and the coaches all hate him”

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to switch agents to Roc Nation is said to increase the likelihood the Red Sox will trade the Cuban slugger this winter while they can still get something substantial in return for him with his free agency pending after next season. If so, this poses yet another intriguing..." October 28

  • Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez defects to sign with MLB team

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that 21-year-old second baseman Andy Ibanez has defected from Cuba with the intention of signing with an MLB team. Ibanez was the youngest player on Cuba’s World Baseball Classic roster last year and Badler rates him as the No. 8 prospect still in Cuba." October 28

  • Rays say no talks with Montreal, remain committed to Bay area

    Tampa Bay Times "In response to questions stemming from weekend media reports, the Rays issued a statement this afternoon saying they have not had talks with representatives of Montreal or any other city - including Tampa - about relocation and remain committed to making it work in the Tampa Bay area. The full..." October 28

  • Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura on dear friend Oscar Taveras: "I'm dedicating that game to him."

    MLB.com "Yordano Ventura will take the mound from Kauffman Stadium tonight "without a net," as Royals manager Ned Yost put it, a reference to his team facing elimination entering Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura will also be pitching with a broken heart, and a few extra reminders. Scrawled on his..." October 28

  • Brewers claim infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from Angels

    Hardball Talk "The Brewers announced this evening that they claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Angels. Jimenez appeared in 18 games with the Angels this season and batted just .162 (6-for-37) with two doubles and a 13/0 K/BB ratio. However, the 26-year-old owns a healthy .299/.335/.509..." October 28

  • Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young

    Detroit Free Press "Brayan Pena didn't think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something. Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping..." October 28

  • Cardinals mourn the death of Oscar Taveras

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From stunned to sorrowful: The reaction on social media. Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed along with his girlfriend today in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 22 years old. Here is the how the Cardinals and the rest of the baseball industry responded to this..." October 27

  • Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Crash

    Deadspin.com "St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras was reportedly killed in a car crash while driving to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, reportedly in the car with him, was also killed. Taveras's agent, Brian Mejia, confirmed the 22-year-old's death." October 27

  • Matheny issues statement following death of Oscar Taveras

    robrains.com "General Manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny left St. Louis on Monday for the Dominican Republic to be with the family of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' outfielder killed along with his girlfriend in a car accident on Sunday. Through the Cardinals, Matheny issued a statement about..." October 27

  • Giants selling empty beer bottles from NLDS celebration

    Fox Sports "We really shouldn't be surprised by the stuff professional sports teams will sell to make money, but the San Francisco Giants' latest move needs to be pointed out. The club is selling empty beer bottles from their NLDS celebration (after beating the Cardinals) for $69." October 27

  • Juan Perez learns of friend's death, comes off bench to help Giants

    Sporting News "As far as the history of the 2014 World Series is concerned, Game 5 belonged to Madison Bumgarner, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Giants’ ace threw a four-hitter, striking out eight Royals and walking none in a 5-0 victory that sent San Francisco to the road with two chances to wrap up a third..." October 27

  • Royals’ James Shields would be great fit in Cubs’ rotation

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Kansas City Royals ace James Shields walked off the mound at the end of a scoreless sixth inning Sunday night at AT&T Park, after his final start of the year, he looked more like “Big Game James” than he ever has. Not just because of a strong performance in his Game 5 start against the San..." October 27

  • Will Jays shop Mark Buehrle?

    ESPN.com "The Toronto Blue Jays are willing to shop Mark Buehrle this winter, but the lefthander’s $19 million contract for 2015 “will likely be a deterrent unless the club is willing to assume part of it,” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is seeking more financial..." October 27

  • SF Giants preparing to lose Pablo Sandoval to free agency

    New York Daily News "Literally and figuratively, Pablo Sandoval and “Big Game” James Shields are the elephants in the room in this World Series as the most prominent pending free agents likely to be playing elsewhere next season. Neither the Giants with Sandoval (who is having an MVP-caliber Series) nor the Royals..." October 27

  • Joe Maddon talks about why he chose to leave the Rays

    MLB.com "Joe Maddon hopes Rays fans will understand his decision to exercise an opt-out clause to manage the Rays in 2015, essentially making him a free agent to field unknown offers. "I just hope they will understand that this was a unique opportunity for me and my family, and beyond that, the..." October 27

  • Seitzer set to become the Braves hitting coach

    MLB.com "Kevin Seitzer has been hired to serve as the Braves hitting coach. The club could make an official announcement on Monday. Seitzer spent this past season as the Blue Jays hitting coach. The former All-Star third baseman will fill a vacancy that was created when Greg Walker resigned as..." October 27

  • Report: Rays owner has discussed moving team to Montreal

    CBSSports.com "The Tampa Bay Rays suffered two huge losses this month, as long-time general manager Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon left the team. Friedman is now the Dodgers president of baseball operations and Maddon is looking for a new managerial job after opting out of his contract. Both were key..." October 27

  • Mike Maddux says talks with Rangers are positive

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux's contract ends Friday and his status beyond that is uncertain. Maddux has termed his conversations with new manager Jeff Banister as positive and is hopeful for a return. "Jeff and I have had positive talks," Maddux said briefly. The Rangers need..." October 27

  • The domino that led to the Royals-Giants World Series: Melky Cabrera

    New York Post "The Giants had followed up their 2010 championship by scoring the majors’ second-fewest runs in 2011. The Royals were beginning to assemble an interesting group of young position players, but craved high-end starting pitching. So on Nov. 7, 2011, two organizations without much history with one..." October 27

  • Rays plan to retain entire coaching staff

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays will have a new manager in the dugout but expect to keep their coaching staff intact. The seven coaches are all signed through the upcoming season, as former manager Joe Maddon was before opting out of his contract Friday, and are being told to plan on coming back under a new..." October 27

  • Ozzie Guillen would love to coach for Joe Maddon — with Cubs

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Ozzie Guillen heard the news about Joe Maddon’s sudden free agency — and reports of the Cubs’ just-as-sudden interest — the response was immediate: Count him in. “This is one guy I’d love to coach for,” said the former White Sox manager who’s on the World Series broadcast team for ESPN..." October 27

  • Giants' grounds crew denies watering down infield to slow Royals

    San Francisco Gate "The Royals led the majors in stolen bases this year, and their manager said the Giants have added extra water to their infield, particular on the basepaths, presumably an attempt to slow down Kansas City’s running game. “Yes, I thought it was a little extra wet around first,” Yost said before..." October 27

  • Logan White, longtime Dodgers scouting director, hired by Padres

    CBSSports.com "Logan White, the longtime Dodgers scouting director who picked Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and several more big stars in the amateur draft, is leaving Los Angeles for a job with the Padres. The well-respected White's new job title is unknown but he is expected to be high in new GM A.J. PReller's..." October 27