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Gamesmanship on! Giants water down infield in effort to slow down Royals (Big League Stew)
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The San Francisco Giants already possess a notable home-field advantage because of the unique layout at AT&T Park. For Game 3 of the World Series, it appeared the grounds crew was looking to give them an even greater advantage by watering down the infield to an almost excessive level in an attempt to slow down […]

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Blue Jays not likely on Joe Maddon's radar: Griffin
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SAN FRANCISCO—Whenever you ask Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos whether he's involved in trade talks regarding major-league stars on the market, his answer is the same. He insists he never talks specifics. All he can do is confirm his strong belief in …

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Flashback: Texas World Series Memories
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Tommy Hunter loosens up before the games against the San Francisco Giants during World Series game four at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Sunday October 31, 2010. (Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News).

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John Hart, former Rangers GM, takes over Braves top job full time
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Team president John Schuerholz announced Thursday the 66-year-old Hart has agreed to a three-year contract that will continue through the team's first season at its new stadium in Cobb County. Hart, the former general manager for the Rangers and …

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Mets name Kevin Long new hitting coach
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The Mets apparently did not have to look far and wide for a new hitting coach. Thursday they officially hired Kevin Long, who had spent the last eight years working in the same capacity in the Bronx with the Yankees. “Kevin's experience, success and …

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MLB hot stove: Could Joe Maddon land with Los Angeles Dodgers and lead Don …
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In another huge surprising emanating from Tampa Bay, another organizational bulwark for the Rays is gone. Ten days after Andrew Friedman left to become the head of the Dodgers baseball operations, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract and will no longer …

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Jake Marisnick's 3-run homer powers Houston Astros by Seattle Mariners
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Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick (6) hits a three-run home run as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino, left, reaches for the pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Houston. Alex Presley and Dexter Fowler scored on …

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DIGEST: Braves hire exec Hart; Williams back on track
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Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz completed what he called “the best negotiation of my entire career” by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations. With Hart taking the newly created title …

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