Pablo Sandoval — his future with (or without) SF Giants

Photo By Michael Macor, The Chronicle One of many Giants officials in the Kauffman Stadium dugout before Game 7 of the World Series contemplated the possibility of Pablo Sandoval playing elsewhere. “I don’t know how the Panda hats would look if they were blue Panda hats or yellow Panda hats or g...

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John Shea
San Francisco Chronicle, Baseball Writer
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AL Central Notes: Royals, Aoki, Butler, Lovullo, Tigers

Though the Royals are coming off their best season in nearly three decades, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that the team will soon need to turn its focus to some difficult offseason decisions. Industry expectations, according to Martino, are that the Royals will at least listen to tr...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Justin Turner

After spending four years with the New York Mets, Southern California native Justin Turner returned home by signing a Minor-League deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He impressed during Spring Training and had his contract purchased and earned a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers were in ne...

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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
All systems remain “go” for Maddon and #Cubs. Announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 7h | Score: 177
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Dylan Hernandez , Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
To remind Dodgers fans of what it's like to win a championship, SportsNetLA will show the entire 1988 World Series on Saturday.
@dylanohernandez | | 5h | Score: 119
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
Source: #Royals trade RHP Liam Hendriks to #BlueJays. Return expected to be a catcher.
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#RedSox announce signing of Uehara to two-year deal.
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MLBTradeRumors.com , News and Updates
Kevin Youkilis To Retire t.co/Cgd8dVIfC3
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Greg Johns , MLB.com, Mariners Beat Writer
#Mariners say they've picked up $7 million option for 2015 for Hisashi Iwakuma, as expected.
@GregJohnsMLB | | 8h | Score: 27
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Adam Kilgore , Washington Post, Nationals Beat Writer
The Nats have exercised Denard Span's $9 million option for 2015, a source said. No surprise after Span's excellent 2014.
@AdamKilgoreWP | | 9h | Score: 26
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Chad Finn , Boston Globe, Sportswriter
If I'm not mistaken, Youk's retirement means that Papi and Bronson Arroyo are the only two members of the '04 Sox still active.
@GlobeChadFinn | | 2h | Score: 23
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Pete Abraham , Boston Globe, Red Sox Beat Writer
#RedSox announce that they have signed Koji Uehara to a two-year extension.
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Dan Kolko , MASNsports.com, Nats Beat Writer
Adam LaRoche's time with Nats will end after 4 yrs, but I hope fans realize how important he was to the clubhouse & community. A great d
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Alex Speier , WEEI.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
Two years, $18M for Koji Uehara.
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Juan Lagares was named top defensive center fielder in MLB by Fielding Bible. #mets
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Ben Badler , Baseball America, Sportswriter
Prospect ranking season in full force. Yankees Top 10 up tomorrow at BA.
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Ben Badler , Baseball America, Sportswriter
Prospect ranking season in full force. Yankees Top 10 up tomorrow at BA.
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NYDailyNews.com , Sports News and Updates
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner's postseason for the ages | t.co/vxVRPqwdZD
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Keith Law , MLB Writer
ICYMI, my newest Insider post looks at how good scouting and first-round picks built the Giants and Royals: t.co/juO6Ge9H3e
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ESPN New York , Sports News and Updates
Boston Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara to two-year contract t.co/khqLbcHh3t
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Brett Taylor , BleacherNation.com, Writer
ICYMI, Chicago Cubs Decline $5.5 Million Option on Kyuji Fujikawa, Pay $500,000 Buyout t.co/lnLArCahN2 #Cubs
@BleacherNation | | 1h | Score: 5
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NESN , Sports News and Updates
Red Sox’s World Series Win Fitting End To Tom Menino’s Tenure As Mayor (Video) t.co/YiUelNNrlN
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Brett Taylor , BleacherNation.com, Writer
ICYMI, The Potentially Ugly Bits: Maddon Backlash? Tampering Troubles? t.co/LDnHXt6ISP #Cubs
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Deb Carson , Fox Sports Radio, Co-Host
Alex Rodriguez was reinstated by #MLB & now counts against #Yankees’ 40-man roster.
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Chad Finn , Boston Globe, Sportswriter
If I'm not mistaken, Youk's retirement means that Papi and Bronson Arroyo are the only two members of the '04 Sox still active.
@GlobeChadFinn | | 2h | Score: 23
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Michael Silverman , Boston Herald, MLB Reporter
Promise this is the last one: In '06, Royals took Luke Hochevar w 1st overall pick. Giants took Lincecum at No. 10. #thishappensallthetime
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Ken Davidoff , New York Post, Baseball Writer
Where does Madison Bumgarner's 2014 postseason rank all-time? It might be the best. #Giants #WorldSeries #Royals t.co/4fI1WpG2VX
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Dan Szymborski , ESPN, MLB Writer
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays #projectteamswithart t.co/KE8gXwXwKA
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
You can vote for Kershaw, Puig and other #Dodgers until Nov. 7. t.co/0bvLeyVU2b
@DodgersNation | | 2h | Score: 2
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Red Sox Notes: Boston Planning Pursuits Of Jon Lester, Andrew Miller?

The Boston Red Sox have begun working their way down the checklist. The Red Sox made their first significant move of the offseason Thursday by re-signing Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The deal ensures Boston will enter 2015 with a viable closer, but it only was a s...

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Alex Rodriguez Back On Yankees’ Roster After Serving Suspension

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez’s season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list. Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor co...

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David Ortiz: All Of Red Sox Nation Will Miss Former Mayor Tom Menino

The Boston sports world remembered former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday after a long battle with cancer, and the news hit hard for Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. “I was very sad to hear about the passing of Mayor Menino,” Ortiz told NESN. “He was a good man and a great ...

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AL West Notes: Astros, Lewis, Rangers, A’s

A federal bankruptcy judge today approved a Chapter 11 reorganization that will allow DirecTV and AT&T to purchase Comcast SportsNet Houston, reports David Barron of the Houston Chronicle. The network will be relaunched next month as ROOT Sports Houston and will provide the Houston area with signifi...

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Red Sox sign Uehara to two-year contract

BOSTON -- On the very first day of free agency, the Red Sox took care of an important piece of business. Closer? Check. The Red Sox re-signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year deal worth $18 million dollars, keeping Uehara with the Sox through the end of the 2016 season. He will make $9 million in bo...

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Sean McAdam
CSNNE.com, MLB Reporter
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Koji Uehara’s New Contract A Big Win For Red Sox Despite Any Concerns

The Boston Red Sox are counting on Koji Uehara to age well. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. Uehara endured a late-season rough patch and will turn 40 before Opening Day, but Boston made a sensible decision in inking the veteran closer to ...

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Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million

Huston Street, Chris Iannetta The Angels wasted no time making two of their easiest decisions of the off-season Thursday, exercising closer Huston Street’s $7-million option for 2015 and declining a $4.5-million option on injured reliever Sean Burnett. Street, acquired from the San Diego Padres on...

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Mike DiGiovanna
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels
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Kevin Youkilis "The Greek God of Walks" announces his retirement.

Kevin Youkilis being hugged by Dustin Pedroia in his last game as a Red Sox (6/24/12). Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images. Jorge Camargo Contributing Writer After being traded to the White Sox in 2012, having a horrible season with the Yankees in 2013 and only playing 21 games in Japan this seaso...

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Cubs will be in the hunt for more big free agents after Joe Maddon

The Cubs will be in the hunt for more big free agents after Joe Maddon. The Cubs are deep in negotiations with Maddon’s camp – and widely expected to land the celebrity manager – though a source involved in the talks on Thursday stressed it wasn’t a done deal yet. A Friday press conference i...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
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Ben Cherington: Koji Uehara Signing ‘Important First Step’ For Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox wasted no time in rolling up their sleeves. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The move, which was announced just hours after Uehara officially became a free agent, signaled the first major transaction of what ...

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Orioles exercise contract options for 2015 on pitchers Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O'Day

Wei-Yin Chen The Orioles exercised their contract options for 2015 on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and right-handed sidearmer Darren O’Day on Thursday in expected moves that guarantee two of the club’s best pitchers from last season will be in the fold next year. Chen, 29, will make $4.75 million in...

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Eduardo A. Encina
Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
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Padres Decline Josh Johnson’s Option

The Padres announced that they have declined their $4MM club option on right-hander Josh Johnson. As MLB.com’s Corey Brock tweets, the Friars are said to want to work out a lesser deal with Johnson and his representatives at Sosnick/Cobbe Sports. Johnson, 31 in January, signed a one-year, $8MM con...

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Dylan Hernandez - Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
To remind Dodgers fans of what it's like to win a championship, SportsNetLA will show the entire 1988 World Series on Saturday.
@dylanohernandez | | 5h | Score: 119
Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
Wish I could be back in Cleveland tonight! Downtown is gonna be absolutely bumpin!! Give em a show tonight @KingJames #WelcomeBack
@TheJK_Kid | | 5h | Score: 26

Dan Haren exercises option to return to Dodgers in 2015

Dan Haren Dan Haren will return to the Dodgers next season. The 34-year-old right-hander has exercised his $10-million option for 2015, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Haren was 13-11 with a 4.02 earned-run average this year with the Dodg...

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Dylan Hernandez
Los Angeles Times, Dodgers Beat Writer
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Cedric the Entertainer -- San Francisco Giants Owe Kim Kardashian & Kanye West for World Series Win

EXCLUSIVE Madison Bumgarner is getting all the credit, but Cedric the Entertainer says the San Francisco Giants had two other World Series MVPs -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. TMZ Sports spotted the comedian in Calabasas and he admitted he was pulling for the Kansas City Royals ... since the Giant...

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Orioles pick up options on Chen and O'Day (with Duquette quote)

The Orioles didn't pull any surprises today while determining which options would be picked up for the 2015 season. The club will exercise the $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen's contract and the $4.25 million option on reliever Darren O'Day's contract. It declined the $17.5 million o...

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Roch Kubatko
MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
6h