10/29/2012 | A's pick up Balfour's option, decline Drew's
The A's made a pair of significant decisions on Monday, declining shortstop Stephen Drew's option while picking up closer Grant Balfour's, as expected.
10/29/2012 | Kissner named Mariners' international ops director
The Mariners named Tim Kissner director of international operations on Monday, filling the void formed when Bob Engle left the post earlier this month.
10/29/2012 | Girardi reportedly calls A-Rod, talk went 'great'
Citing an anonymous source who says their talk went "great," the report said that Joe Girardi did not apologize for benching Alex Rodriguez during the postseason. Instead, Girardi once again emphasized how important A-Rod is to the Yankees and discussed expectations for his training program this winter.
10/29/2012 | Record social media buzz for champion Giants
The Giants' World Series-clinching victory over the Tigers on Sunday night had everyone online discussing their latest October triumph.
10/29/2012 | MLB Network to broadcast young stars in AFL games
MLB Network will broadcast three Arizona Fall League games in November: the Rising Stars Game, the Military Appreciation Game and the Championship Game.
10/29/2012 | Marcum, K-Rod, Gonzalez elect free agency
Shortstop Alex Gonzalez, starter Shaun Marcum and reliever Francisco Rodriguez elected free agency Monday amid a series of moves that left the Brewers' 40-man roster at 36 players.
10/29/2012 | Giants flew under the radar to their title
Even with two championships in three years, the Giants may not be getting the credit they deserve for a job extraordinarily well done.
10/29/2012 | Extra! Extra! Read all about extended Series games
The Giants advanced to the World Series the hard way. So there had to be at least a little drama when they completed the 21st sweep in World Series history at Comerica Park on Sunday night. And there was, as the Giants came from behind twice in a 4-3, 10-inning win in the clinching victory.
10/29/2012 | Yanks pick up options on Cano, Granderson
The Yankees announced on Monday that they have chosen to exercise 2013 contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Granderson and right-handed reliever David Aardsma.
10/29/2012 | Continuity brings Giants title, well-deserved praise
For 11 games in October, no one played the three-dimensional game better than the Giants, and now that it's been two times in three years, they should be admired, respected and lauded for doing what they do and doing it right.
10/29/2012 | Gold Glove finalists announced; winners revealed Tuesday
The finalists for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards have been announced, and among the group are 21 past recipients and 11 reigning winners. Winners will be revealed during the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show, airing on ESPN2 on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
10/29/2012 | Vote for the Fall Classic's top star
A panel of MLB.com experts came up with four nominees for the Note-able World Series Performances presented by Samsung so fans could identify which player will be remembered the most from the Giants' four-game sweep of the Tigers, which brought the City by the Bay its second title in the last three years.
10/29/2012 | Phillies pick up Ruiz's option, decline Polanco's
The Phillies picked up the $5 million club option on Carlos Ruiz's contract for next season. The club declined its half of a $5.5 million mutual option with Placido Polanco. The Phillies will instead pay him a $1 million buyout.
10/29/2012 | List of free agents, potential free agents
On Monday, 137 players became free agents pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement.
10/29/2012 | Giants fitting champions in postseason of thrills
From a Division Series round that went the distance at every turn all the way through the Giants' sweep of the Tigers in the World Series, this was postseason for the ages.
10/29/2012 | With Series over, Miami to wrap up manager search
Before any moves are made, Miami needs a manager, and ex-Marlins catcher Mike Redmond and Reds pitching coach Bryan Price are considered the favorites.
10/29/2012 | MLB Notebook: Giants complete rare feat with sweep
The 2012 Fall Classic was just the fourth ever to feature a matchup between one team who had swept a best-of-seven League Championship Series (the Tigers) against a club who went the full seven in their League Championship Series (the Giants).
10/29/2012 | Greinke headlines starting pitchers on open market
If it's a capable middle- or back-end starter you seek, free agency presents several intriguing options this year. But if it's a sure-shot ace you're looking for, there is only one: Zack Greinke.
10/28/2012 | Robinson's daughter to join Dodgers' board
Jackie Robinson's daughter told The Los Angeles Times on Saturday that she will join the Dodgers' board of directors.
10/28/2012 | Shoe is on other foot as Tigers face Series sweep
The Tigers used outstanding pitching and timely hitting to take advantage of a struggling Yankees club to win the ALCS in four games, but a week's time has the shoe on the other foot as Detroit faces a World Series sweep at the hands of the Giants on Sunday.
10/27/2012 | Struggling Prince tips cap to Giants' pitchers
Prince Fielder is batting .100 for the World Series, with just one single. It happens, even to the best hitters. But even though he's hardly the only Tigers hitter who's scuffling, the team just as clearly needs him to get hot.
10/27/2012 | Despite being on brink, Tigers remain confident
For a World Series that looked, on paper, to be a matchup between two well-balanced teams capable of stretching this thing to a full seven games, it's now looking like this Fall Classic may not make it past the weekend.
10/27/2012 | Lack of support sours Anibal's solid performance
Right-hander Anibal Sanchez has allowed four runs in 20 1/3 postseason innings. He owns a 1.77 ERA and has struck out 18 batters while issuing only six walks. Yet the 28-year-old has a 1-2 record to show for it.
10/27/2012 | MLB, RBI host 'Wanna Play?' event in Detroit
The goal of MLB's RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) initiative is to teach underserved youth all across the country two things: baseball and character. It did just that at its "Wanna Play?" event in Detroit on Saturday, hosted by baseball and softball players from Wayne State University.
10/27/2012 | 'Tremendously lucky' Fister passes latest tests
Tigers righty Doug Fister was back on the field and working out on Saturday, two days after Gregor Blanco's line drive ricocheted off his head during Game 2 of the World Series. Fister passed his latest round of tests on Friday and showed no signs of so much as a headache.
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