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Gold Glove Awards finalists revealed  —  The American League-champion Royals pointed all season to their airtight defense as a primary element in their success, and the Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists disclosed on Thursday affirmed that view.  —  First baseman Eric Hosmer …
Andrew Gruman / Fox Sports:
Brewers' Lucroy, Parra named Gold Glove finalists  —  The Milwaukee Brewers have a pair of finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove award, but reigning Gold Glove winner Carlos Gomez is not one of them.  —  Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra were named finalists …
Jayson Stark / ESPN:
Yost wins chess match over Bochy  —  All turned out well for Royals manager, and just the opposite for Giants skipper  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Magnus Carlson and Anatoly Karpov couldn't make it to Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, so Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy were in charge of the chess match.
Kansas City Star:   Giants' Strickland: ‘My emotions got the best of me’
Associated Press:
Giants' Bullpen Melts Down in 7-2 Loss to Royals
Mark Bowman /
Corner outfielders will both be free agents at end of next season  —  9/23/14: Jason Heyward scores from third on Andrelton Simmons' double play, giving the Braves a 2-0 lead  —  ATLANTA — Looking back on the disappointing season the Braves recently completed, one could argue that Jason Heyward …
Associated Press:
Hart made president as Braves end GM search
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Jon Heyman /
Blue Jays, hopeful to re-sign improved Melky, begin contract talks  —  The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera.  Toronto is very interested in bringing back Cabrera, and is said to be willing to offer at least a three-year deal following Cabrera's fine 2014 season in Toronto.
Andy Martino / NY Daily News:
Michael Cuddyer is a perfect free agent fit for NY Mets, who like him  —  The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense.  It's not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom …
Jim Callis /
Yankees Arizona Fall League overview  —  Aaron Judge and Greg Bird headline a strong contingent of Yankees prospects on display in the Arizona Fall League  —  The longest stretch of baseball in Aaron Judge's life began when he reported to Yankees Minor League Spring Training in March.
T.R. Sullivan /
Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers questions from Rangers fans  —  6/5/14: Mitch Moreland slaps a ground ball to left field off Chris Tillman to give the Rangers an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning  —  Do you think the Rangers will be in the market for the big free agents now that the new television contract starts in 2015?
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Adam McCalvy /
Brewers bring back Coles to be hitting coach  —  Darnell Coles worked in Milwaukee's Minor League system from 2010-13 before joining Detroit.  —  MILWAUKEE — Another year has brought another promotion for a rising star in baseball's coaching ranks.  The Brewers on Thursday hired Darnell Coles …
Mberardino / Twins Now:
Twinsights: Chris Colabello reveals serious thumb injury suffered in April  —  Having sold one Kris (Johnson) to the Japanese Central League this week, could the Twins launch a similar relocation plan for another Chris (Colabello)?  —  After all, it was just last offseason that the Twins …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Phillies Extend Grady Sizemore For 2015  —  The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2MM extension with Grady Sizemore that will keep the outfielder in Philadelphia for 2015, the club announced.  Sizemore's contract includes performance incentives that could boost its value to $5MM, per's Chris Cotillo (via Twitter).
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
Jon Heyman /
(USATSI)  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had contract talks since spring training and that won't change until after the World Series ends, but the Giants will extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to Sandoval, according to people familair with their thinking.
Gillick: Phillies not a contender in 2015 or 2016  —  Most fans think it.  Most analysts think it.  Pat Gillick does, too.  —  Here's what the Phillies' senior advisor and interim CEO said when asked how far away the team is from contending:  —  “I think where we are right now …
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