George Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champion to the Royals

Sports of The Times At the World Series opener Tuesday night, the young and restless Kansas City Royals will arrive undefeated in this postseason and undeterred by their relatively paltry $92 million payroll, which on opening day ranked 19th among the 30 major league franchises. Dollar for dollar, t...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
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Mariners confirm Walker has left team in Arizona Fall League

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker left his club in the Arizona Fall League after two starts to return home to California, club officials confirmed Sunday night in a news release. “Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said, ...

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Bob Dutton
KC Star, Royals Beat Writer
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Reports: Boston Red Sox Hire Chili Davis As New Hitting Coach

The Boston Red Sox are hoping to improve their offensive output after a disappointing 2014 season, and they’re bringing in a new hitting coach to do it. According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have hired former MLB outfielder Chili Davis as their new hitting coach, replacing the void left by Gr...

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Rob Bradford , WEEI.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
Appears as though Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach
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Jeff Passan , Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
The sad estrangement of Frank White, the only ugly footnote in this incredible run of the Kansas City Royals. Column: t.co/uMea5lKued
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Susan Slusser , S.F Chronicle, A's Reporter
With Chili Davis heading to #RedSox, the Chronicle has learned the #Athletics have interest in #Angels asst hitting coach Dave Hanson.
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Mike Berardino , Pioneer Press, Twins Beat Writer
Eddie Vedder with a shoutout to Paul Molitor, Joe Mauer, Ron Coomer, Gardy. "And I still like that Justin Morneau guy."
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Some questions loom for the Cardinals and Orioles as they begin their winter hibernation. t.co/Al6hORxBgv News/notes/links.
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Mike Garafolo , USA Today, NFL Writer
Giants say X-rays on Jon Beason's toe were negative but he won't return
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John Shea , San Francisco Chronicle, Baseball Writer
Posey: "I have no idea what Jeter feels like," My story after 2012 World Series ('Posey becoming Jeter of the West'): t.co/QeM2zxzZ7l
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Bob Nightengale , USA Today, Baseball Writer
The #SFGiants making sure they know all of the nuances of Kauffman Stadium with late-night practice in KC
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Chad Finn , Boston Globe, Sportswriter
New Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis had a .811 career OPS. In his final season with '99 Yankees, his OPS was .812 at age 39.
@GlobeChadFinn | | 6h | Score: 2
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
I'm in KC on 10/19 and frankly surprised. #thatsbaseball #sfgiants
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Mike Meltser , Huston SportsRadio610, Host
If I were a 49er fan I'd be frightened that goal line vs BAL will turn into the 9th inning of the 2011 World Series for the Texas Rangers
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Dodgers Star Hanley Ramirez -- My Lambo Spits FIRE!!! t.co/YQJifBAGH0
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Jeff Passan , Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
The sad estrangement of Frank White, the only ugly footnote in this incredible run of the Kansas City Royals. Column: t.co/uMea5lKued
@JeffPassan | | 4h | Score: 27
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The #Dodgers had plenty of defense-first middle infielders. We review one of them. t.co/7p5t7nyiKl
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Carl Steward , Oakland Tribune, Sportswriter
How far back does Balboni go back with #SFGiants GM Brian Sabean? High school. They played on rival teams in New Hampshire.
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Carl Steward , Oakland Tribune, Sportswriter
#SFGiants advance scout Steve Balboni was starting first baseman on '85 Royals title team. No torn loyalties, he told me. All Giant.
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Mike Berardino , Pioneer Press, Twins Beat Writer
Pretty sure Eddie just took a bottle of wine and shared it with Ron Coomer -- in the second row stage left. #Cubs #MNTwins
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Corey Brock , MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
Liked this: Pitch from Zito helped sell Hudson on Giants. t.co/cJmKkPr7qA
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Chad Finn , Boston Globe, Sportswriter
New Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis had a .811 career OPS. In his final season with '99 Yankees, his OPS was .812 at age 39.
@GlobeChadFinn | | 6h | Score: 2
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Mike Berardino , Pioneer Press, Twins Beat Writer
Eddie Vedder with a shoutout to Paul Molitor, Joe Mauer, Ron Coomer, Gardy. "And I still like that Justin Morneau guy."
@MikeBerardino | | 6h | Score: 5
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Dayn Perry , CBSSports.com, Sportswriter
FYI, that one Red Sox commenter is not interested in that other Red Sox commenter's Cespedes-for-Tulo suggestion. No sale.
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NBCSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Indians altering conditioning plan for Jason Kipnis t.co/vefVtjZar3
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Ian Browne , MLB.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
Source: Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach t.co/3JvwbBG0HA
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
I'm in KC on 10/19 and frankly surprised. #thatsbaseball #sfgiants
@hankschulman | | 7h | Score: 2
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Jared Diamond , Wall Street Journal, Sportswriter
Today is the eighth anniversary of the Mets' last playoff appearance -- Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. How are you celebrating the occasion?
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Mike Meltser , Huston SportsRadio610, Host
If I were a 49er fan I'd be frightened that goal line vs BAL will turn into the 9th inning of the 2011 World Series for the Texas Rangers
@MikeMeltser | | 7h | Score: 2
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Quick Hits: Ramirez, Hitting Coaches, Hudson, Zito

Two-time NPB MVP Alex Ramirez has retired, Jun Hongo of the Wall Street Journal Japan reports. The 40-year-old Ramirez played briefly for the Indians and Pirates between 1998 and 2000, but it wasn’t until he headed to Yakult for the 2001 season that his career really got going. He hit 29 homers th...

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Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
The ultimate professional..Congrats #PeytonManning on the milestone! #History #FutureHOF
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Chili Davis close to Red Sox deal

The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. Davis was the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics during the past three seasons. He would replace Greg Colbrunn, who had a serious health scare earlier this se...

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Reports: Red Sox agree to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach

Photo from thescore.com Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016) Contributing Writer According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Oakland Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis. Davis spent time as the hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox before going to the Athletics for 3 years. ...

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Source: Red Sox hire Chili Davis to become hitting coach

According to multiple major league sources, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis to become their next hitting coach. Davis, who worked as the hitting coach for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in 2011, has been the Oakland A’s hitting coach for the past three seasons. Though the A’s f...

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Alex Speier
WEEI.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
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Bradford: Red Sox hire Yankees hitting coach candidate Chili Davis

Via Rob Bradford: The Red Sox are hiring Athletics hitting coach Chili Davis to be their new hitting coach. The Yankees interviewed Davis for the same role last week, so this takes him out of the running. New York also interviewed Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan as well as some other unnamed cand...

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Two radio stations in San Francisco are refusing to play Lorde’s “Royals” during the World Series

Responding to comments in emails and on social media, two radio stations in San Francisco have removed Lorde’s hit song “Royals” from their lineups until after the conclusion of the World Series, which starts on Tuesday night in Kansas City. Those stations are 104.5 KFOG and 96.5 KOIT, as Lisa...

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“Pressure for what?” Sandoval once again shining on baseball’s biggest stage

In the tightest moments, the ones that draw the air out of a stadium, the fun-loving Panda emerges to let you exhale. It happened in Game 5 of the NLCS, when Pablo Sandoval dived for a ground ball, just barely tipping it to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who whirled and threw to second for an out that ...

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Alex Pavlovic
Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
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Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
Beasts!!! Both are just unbelievable athletes..#NFL @DeMarcoMurray @DezBryant
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Report: Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

WEEI’s Rob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis, ending their search for a hitting coach after Greg Colbrunn resigned. Davis, 54, had previously interviewed with the Yankees and was considered a possibility for the Rangers as well. He served as a minor leagu...

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NL Notes: Posey, Cabrera, Phillies, Braves, Grandal, Dodgers

With Derek Jeter‘s retirement and the Giants playing in their third World Series in five years, Buster Posey should be the next face of baseball. That’s the theme of separate articles by ESPN’s Jayson Stark and the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Starks believes Posey is comparable to Jeter in...

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'Bye Bye' Balboni loyal to Royals, but he's a Giant, now

Steve Balboni had a crucial hit in the infamous Game 6 of the 1985 World Series. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Steve Balboni, the greatest power hitter in Kansas City Royals history, and a vital cog of the franchise's World Series championship team in 1985, will be walking onto the field Monday at Kauffman St...

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Bob Nightengale
USA Today, Baseball Writer
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Andre Ethier Inducted Into Arizona State Hall Of Fame

Andre Ethier spent much of the 2014 season on the outside looking in. He began the year as a starting outfielder, then replaced Matt Kemp in center field before being relegated to a role off the bench as manager Don Mattingly settled on a outfield regularly consisted of Kemp, Carl Crawford and Yasie...

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Appears as though Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach
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AL East Notes: Cruz, Rays, Vazquez

Ten years ago today, Curt Schilling pitched the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Yankees in Game Six of the ALCS in what has become known as “the bloody sock” game. A retrospective by MLB.com’s Ian Browne chronicles Schilling’s performance with a torn tendon sheath in his ankle and the inge...

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Is Buster Posey the next Derek Jeter?

So ... do you think Derek Jeter is starting to get jealous of Buster Posey? He probably should be. Because if you just substitute wholesome family dude for cool bachelor dude who dates supermodels, Buster Posey is pretty much leading Derek Jeter's life -- from a decade and a half ago. Like Jeter, fr...

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