Archive for September, 2011

MLB Notebook: Francona officially out as Red Sox manager (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 September, 2011, 5:50 pm

The Boston Red Sox announed Friday night that Terry Francona is out as the team’s manager. Reports had been circulating throughout the day that Franco and the Red Sox had parted way, but the club made it offical just as Game 1 of the A.L.

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Dodgers owner could have answer next month (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 30 September, 2011, 4:20 pm

A U.S. Bankruptcy court judge set a four-day hearing, which he expected to include testimony in person from Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and could determine by the middle of next month whether McCourt get…

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NEW YORK METS WHO STAYS WHO GOES HITTERS DIVISON

By at 30 September, 2011, 11:04 am

Okay, day 1 without Mets baseball has passed and I’ve gotten over the shakes and cold sweats that Mets withdrawal usually brings on. Today, besides getting ready to root my ass off for the Detroit Tigers (I may even buy a pack of Marlboro to put next to my Gates Brown, Dick McAuliffe, Mickey Stanley […]

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Can Mets afford Reyes is No. 1 offseason question (AP)

By at 30 September, 2011, 3:47 am

The biggest win for the Mets this season may have come this week in a federal courthouse. The team’s owners have been relieved from much of a $1 billion lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Whether that gives the fin…

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MLB offense in 2011 drops to 2-decade low (AP)

By at 30 September, 2011, 3:46 am

If you thought the 2011 season seemed like a throwback, you were right. Offense dropped to a level not seen since Greg Maddux, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were dominating on the mound. Nearly two decades later, Justin Verlander, Roy Halladay and C…

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Column: Is this the way to win a batting title? (AP)

By at 30 September, 2011, 3:46 am

At least we didn’t have to hear Jose Reyes trot out those lame sports cliches about how the credit should go to his teammates. This one was all about him. On a night that every Little League coach should immediately burn from memory, the New York Mets …

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MLB Notebook: Indians pick up 2013 option on Acta (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 29 September, 2011, 6:05 pm

The Cleveland Indians announced on Thursday that they have exercised their 2013 option on manager Manny Acta. That means Acta won’t have to worry about his job status next season. The Indians had an 80-82 record in Acta’s second season with Cleveland, …

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A capsule look at the Diamondbacks-Brewers series (PA SportsTicker)

By at 29 September, 2011, 5:40 pm

A look at the best-of-five National League division series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers:

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Mets GM: Expect Reyes to test free agency (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 29 September, 2011, 3:25 pm

While New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to touch base soon with the representatives for Jose Reyes, he cautioned that fans shouldn’t expect the shortstop to resign during the team’s exclusive negotiating window.

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Power Rankings: Sorting through the wreckage (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 29 September, 2011, 3:14 pm

The Red Sox and Braves imploded and even the team atop the Power Rankings had its share of trouble in the final weeks.

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