Archive for October, 2011

Mets bring in Citi Field fences, eye power surge (AP)

By at 31 October, 2011, 10:35 pm

While not exactly tearing down this wall, the New York Mets are putting up a new fence at Citi Field that’s shorter and closer to home plate. In an effort to boost scoring at the pitcher-friendly ballpark, the Mets announced Monday they are cutting the…

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After 3 World Series titles, La Russa retires (The Canadian Press)

By at 31 October, 2011, 10:34 pm

ST. LOUIS – Tony La Russa waited until after the championship parade and then called a team meeting with his players.

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Mets bring in Citi Field fences, eye power surge (PA SportsTicker)

By at 31 October, 2011, 10:30 pm

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

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MLB Roundup: La Russa retires on top (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 31 October, 2011, 6:05 pm

La Russa goes out on top Tony La Russa, who ranks third in career victories among major league managers, announced his retirement Monday, three days after his St. Louis Cardinals gave him his third World Series championship. “There isn’t one (factor) t…

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Labor talks could impact top free agents (Yahoo! Sports)

By at 31 October, 2011, 3:20 pm

Just as the baseball hot stove season began to heat up with questions on where big names like Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes would end up, a report indicated a snag in labor talks might cool things down. The collective bargaining agreemen…

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SANDY ALDERSON WILL BE WHEELING AND DEALING THIS OFF SEASON

By at 31 October, 2011, 8:49 am

I don’t understand how some members of our Flushing congregation have a hard time comprehending that due to the financial problems of our beloved Skill Sets, it is not business as usual when it comes to restructuring this Mets team.  There will be no more careless bidding on free agents (I’ll see your 4th year […]

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AP source: Yankees make offer to Sabathia (The Canadian Press)

By at 30 October, 2011, 11:55 pm

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Yankees have made a contract offer to ace CC Sabathia, who has until Monday to decide whether to opt out of the US$92 million and four years remaining on his current deal.

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AP source: Yankees make offer to Sabathia (AP)

By at 30 October, 2011, 11:34 pm

The Yankees have made a contract offer to ace CC Sabathia, who has until Monday to decide whether to opt out of the $92 million and four years remaining on his current deal. The offer was made over the weekend, the person familiar with the negotiations…

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MLB squad arrives in Taiwan for five-game series (PA SportsTicker)

By at 30 October, 2011, 8:16 pm

An All-Star team of major leaguers led by New York Yankees stars Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, less than 48 hours after the St. Louis Cardinals won Game 7 of a scintillating World Series.

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K-Rod becomes free agent (AP)

By at 30 October, 2011, 4:48 pm

Milwaukee reliever Francisco Rodriguez was among 148 players who became free agents Sunday after his $17.5 million mutual option expired. K-Rod’s deal was reworked when he was traded from the New York Mets during the All-Star break, changing it from an…

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