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MLB mourns as St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras dies at 22

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Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals prospect who had a key home run during the National League Championship series last week, has died according to his agent. Taveras was in an automobile accident earlier this evening which also claimed the life of his girlfriend. Following the news of his death, St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak released ...

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AL East suffers another shake-up as Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

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Since 2008, when the Yankees would visit Tampa in order to play the Tampa Bay Rays or when the Rays came to the Bronx to face the Yankees, one of the constants was seeing the "Battle of Joe's": Joe Girardi vs. Joe Maddon. Well, that won't happen next year as the American League East has ...

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Former Yankee Jayson Nix makes Royals World Series roster

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When Jayson Nix was with the Yankees, Joe Girardi always appreciated what he brought to the table. Whether it was his defense or the little bit in his bat that he had, Nix never failed to let Girard down. Girardi even gave him a special nickname aside from Nixy: "Jason Nix. Baseball Player." Being labeled a baseball ...

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Red Sox hire Chili Davis as their hitting coach

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If the Yankees were planning on hiring Chili Davis, they're going to have to scratch his name off the list because he's found a job with a known rival. According to MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach, taking away one potential suitor for the hitting coach position in New York. Davis ...

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Report: Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez defects

Well, it looks like there could be one more player on the free agent market by summer of 2015 at the latest. According to Jon Morosi, Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez recently defected from Cuba and is looking to sign a big-league contract. However, there are multiple steps before he can be put on the free agent ...

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AL East suffers shakeup with Andrew Friedman going to Dodgers

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This doesn't affect the Yankees per say, but this does affect the American League East as a whole. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times announced the Tampa Bay Rays have lost their longtime general manager Andrew Friedman as he moves to the Los Angeles Dodgers front office. Matt Silverman will take Friedman's position at the ...

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Yankees won’t get J.J. Hardy, Hardy signs deal with Orioles

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Well, if you were hoping for the Yankees to sign J.J. Hardy this offseason, then you might want to sit down because I have bad news; Hardy won't be a Yankee. According to Brittany Ghiroli, the beat writer for the Baltimore Orioles on MLB.com, J.J. Hardy and the Orioles have reached a deal which extends Hardy's contract ...

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MLB names new successor to Bud Selig

This happened earlier this afternoon but I wasn't near a computer and my iPad died, which meant I couldn't update the blog while I was out. While in my absence, Major League Baseball has named a new commissioner, who will succeed Selig next season. Here's the story. Major League Baseball will have a new commissioner in 2015, ...

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