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Photo: Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black waits to be introduced during pregame at Wrigley Field before playing the Chicago Cubs in the NL West Wild Card playoff game Oct. 2, 2018. Manager Bud Black signs 3-year contract By PATRICK SAUNDERS Denver Post Adorable: Rob Manfred thinks the Braves are taking out the Tomahawk Chop By […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL REPORT

The Dodgers are “setting a high bar” on potential reliever acquisitions this month, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says (video link). In the end, though, Rosenthal doesn’t expect the Dodgers to make any trades for outside bullpen aid, noting that closer Kenley Jansen (on the DL since Aug. 9 with an irregular heartbeat) is among their soon-to-return reinforcements. Further, August […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

As Jacob deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows “he’s probably going to experience something that he’s never experienced before.” A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber’s American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber’s demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

Baltimore’s “barreling ahead” with its Britton trade talks, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweets. Along with the teams mentioned below (the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox), the Giants are among the clubs in the mix for Britton, according to Crasnick. To this point, the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox have all been connected to Britton in fairly prominent fashion. Surely, as […]

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS-DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CASEY MAZE FROM AUBURN

Here are the first round picks in the Major League Baseball 2018 Draft, information from CBS Sports 2018 MLB DRAFT FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS 1 TIGERS RHP Casey Mize, Auburn. Widely considered the favorite for the top overall pick for the last several weeks, Mize pitched to a 3.07 ERA in the regular season, striking out 140 […]

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ASTROS LOOK READY TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings in his Houston debut, and the defending champion Astros finished a solid opening weekend with an 8-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. By SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer) On a chilly afternoon, Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams put the Detroit bats in a deep freeze. Williams was pulled with a no-hitter in […]