Monday, October 22, 2018

Mike Trout Extension Remains Priority For Angels

Now that the Angels have their new manager in place, their attention could shift to another key business matter this offseason: Exploring the possibility of a contract extension for star center fielder Mike Trout.

Anaheim Official Site

Adrian Beltre Undecided About Retiring; Rangers Will Not Make Qualifying Offer During Offseason

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Five Cardinals Players At Potential Crossroads In 2019

As the Cardinals prepare to construct their roster for 2019, their work entails not only building a wish list of potential additions, but also deciding which returning players still have a fit.

St. Louis Official Site

Blue Jays Have Not Interviewed Stubby Clapp Yet

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Diamondbacks Signed Eduardo Escobar For Three-Years/$21M

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Seung-Hwan Oh Expected To Pitch For Rockies In 2019

The Rockies expect right-hander reliever Seunghwan Oh to pitch for the team in 2019, general manager Jeff Bridich said Monday.

Denver Post

Bryce Harper Wants To Play In St. Louis. The Cardinals Need To Make Sure It Happens

While St. Louis Cardinals fans have gone into the winter each of the past several offseasons with visions of the home team making a franchise altering free agent signing, it seems like this time might really be different.

Cheap Seats

Blue Jays Interviewed Stubby Clapp For Managerial Opening

Bob Elliott Twitter

Players Choose Their Favorite Playoff Moments

As the years pass, we forget so much of the postseason experience. We forget the debates over who should be the 25th man on a particular roster. We forget the name of the umpire who called that borderline pitch a ball in a big spot. We forget which form of snack food we consumed while stress-eating in the late innings. We forget the final scores and, heck, some of us even forget actual series outcomes.

St. Louis Official Site

Will The Reds Be Saved By David Bell?

Even as the former infielder was helping coordinate moves for the Cardinals, David Bell's blood pumped some Cincinnati Red.

BenFred

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-22-18: Eugenio Velez Collects Two Singles & Three RBIs; Wilfredo Tovar Singles Twice & Drives In Two Runs; Joe Colon Strikes Out One Over One Hitless/Scoreless Inning For The Hold

Cardinals Winter League

Sunday, October 21, 2018

In New Baseball World, Money Still Has Loudest Voice

We can look back at the 2018 National League Championship Series as this test kitchen for winning in the modern baseball postseason.

Hochman

Looking For A Match In A Justin Smoak Trade

The last two offseasons haven’t been too kind to the classic first base-only slugger, as teams have been increasingly less keen to spend their free agent dollars or trade assets on a player who is only viable at a single position (and the easiest position on the field to fill, at that).

MLB Trade Rumors

Padres Might Buyout The Remainder Of Kazuhisa Makita's Contract & Allow To Return To Seibu

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Kazuo Matsui To Be Named Manager For Seibu's Farm Team

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Rangers Turned Down Joe Girardi

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Angels Name Brad Ausmus New Manager

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Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-21-18: Niko Vasquez Hits A Two-Run Homer; Wilfredo Tovar Doubles, Walks, & Drives In Two Runs; Leobaldo Pina Singles, Walks, & Hits A Solo Home Run

Cardinals Winter League

Adam Wainwright On Scoops With Danny Mac 10-21-18

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Joe Girardi Pulls Out Of Rangers' Managerial Job, Waits On Cubs Or White Sox

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Reds Name David Bell New Manager

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

David Bell Is Not A Candidate For Giants' Baseball Ops Job

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Jim Riggleman No Longer A Candidate For Reds' Managerial Position

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The Dodgers Have Gotten The Good Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen had a concerning beginning to 2018 to say the least. He came out of Spring Training grooving 89 mile per hour cutters to every batter he faced. In his first outing of the season, he gave up a home run to Joe Panik in a 0-0 ballgame, and things got worse before they got better. Through March and April, Jansen gave up 8 runs in 9 2/3 innings including two more home runs.

Beyond The Boxscore

Marlins To Hold Press Conference To Announce Signings Of Mesa Brothers

The arrival of the Mesa brothers to the Marlins is imminent. According to a source, Víctor Víctor Mesa and Víctor Mesa Jr. would be presented at the park of Little Havana in the coming days as new members of the organization.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Herald

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-20-18: Raul Valdes Strikes Out Six Over Nine Inning Complete Game Shutout Win; Cedric Hunter Collects Four Singles & Four RBIs; Julio Rodriguez Singles, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs

Cardinals Winter League

Why Cardinals Considered Phil Clark Potential Relief Ace

The Cardinals projected rookie Phil Clark to be their top reliever in 1958, but the role eventually went to the opposing pitcher who earned a win in Clark’s major-league debut.

RetroSimba

David Freese Adds To Game Six Lore With Leadoff Home Run

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had a hunch about David Freese in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

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