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Cubs Search For Manager Down To David Ross, Joe Espada

Oct 22, 2019 8:45 AM

The Chicago Cubs have been without a manager for more than three weeks, but the wait may soon be over.

Reports indicate that the search is down to a pair of candidates: David Ross and Joe Espada.

Ross played catcher for the club and is currently a special assistant.

Espada is the bench coach for the Houston Astros.

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Astros Made Decision To Save Gerrit Cole For Potential Game 7 Early On

Oct 21, 2019 7:47 AM

The Houston Astros didn't use Gerrit Cole in Game 6 of the ALCS because they made the decision earlier in the week to save him for a potential Game 7.

A weather postponement altered the pitching rotation's for both the Astros and New York Yankees.

If the Yankees had won Game 6 on Saturday night, Game 7 would have been on Sunday.

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Aaron Judge Labels Yankees' Season 'A Failure'

Oct 20, 2019 12:37 PM

A 103-win season, claiming the AL East for the first time since 2012, prevailing over an unprecedented rash of injuries and opening postseason play with a sweep of the Twins all meant nothing to the Yankees as they bowed out of the playoffs with a single swing from Jose Altuve off closer Aroldis Chapman.

"It's a failure," a dejected Aaron Judge said. "In spring training, we talked about winning the division and putting ourselves in a good spot in the postseason to win a World Series. We came up short. No matter how many games we won in the regular season or what else we did, this season is a failure."

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Astros Installed As Heavy World Series Favorites

Oct 20, 2019 12:33 PM

The Houston Astros have been installed as the favorites over the Washington Nationals in the World Series.

Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened the Astros as -235 favorites to beat the Nationals in the best-of-seven series. The Nationals are listed as +195 underdogs.

Game 1 is Tuesday in Houston.

At -235, the Astros are the largest favorites entering the World Series since the 2007 Boston Red Sox were -240 to beat the Colorado Rockies, according to Sportsoddshistory.com.

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Astros To Start Brad Peacock, Yankees To Throw Chad Green In Game 6

Oct 19, 2019 6:59 PM

The Astros will open Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night with right-hander Brad Peacock on the mound, while the New York Yankees will counter with righty Chad Green in a matchup of bullpens in Houston.

The Astros lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.

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Bryce Harper Has No Jealousy Seeing Nationals In World Series

Oct 19, 2019 2:55 PM

Even though he'll be watching from afar rather than playing, Philadelphia Phillies mega-signing Bryce Harper says there is no jealousy that his former team, the Washington Nationals, is about to make its first World Series appearance.

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MLB Proposes Reducing Number Of Minor League Teams

Oct 19, 2019 2:14 AM

Major League Baseball is in negotiations with its minor league teams about efforts to "reorganize elements of the system" that could reduce the number of affiliated teams from 160 to 120, according to reports.

The current agreement between Major League Baseball and the minor league teams -- called the Professional Baseball Agreement -- expires at the end of the 2020 season. MLB is looking to make some major changes, according to reports, that would overhaul all levels of the minors, particularly at low Class A and below.

Baseball America was the first to report the proposal and detail the restructuring.

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Both Astros And Yankees Plan To Feature Bullpen In Game 6

Oct 19, 2019 2:12 AM

Astros manager AJ Hinch had not formulated his full pitching plan for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series when he sat at the podium for his postgame news conference Friday night. But he did shed light on the pitcher everyone was wondering about: ace Gerrit Cole will not start Saturday, meaning Game 6 will be a bullpen game.

The Yankees are turning to their bullpen as well, with manager Aaron Boone saying ace Luis Severino will start a potential Game 7 instead of pitching on short rest Saturday.

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Phillies Meet With Dusty Baker A Second Time

Oct 18, 2019 2:48 AM

Dusty Baker and the Philadelphia Phillies reportedly met for a second time Thursday as the team continues to search for a new manager.

Baker initially interviewed for the job Wednesday, then had a second round of interviews Thursday, according to multiple reports.

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Angels Hire Joe Maddon As Manager

Oct 16, 2019 11:47 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to become their next manager.

According to a source, Maddon will receive a three-year contract worth between $12 million to $15 million.

The 65-year-old returns to the Angels after spending five years with the Chicago Cubs.

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Padres Interview Bob Henley For Managerial Position

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Angels Could Face Sanctions Over Drug Policy Violation

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Gerrit Cole Could Set Records In Free Agency

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Cubs Set To Interview Gabe Kapler, Joe Espada

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Phillies To Interview Dusty Baker

Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune

Aaron Boone Doesn't Think James Paxton Was Tipping Pitches

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Carlos Beltran Only Interested In Managing Mets

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Source: Johnny Washington Among Candidates For Angels' Manager

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CEO John Middleton Overruled Front Office In Firing Gabe Kapler

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Zack Greinke To Start For Astros In Game 1

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Yankees To Start Masahiro Tanaka In Game 1

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Dave Roberts Will Return As Dodgers Manager

Jorge Castillo/Los Angeles Times

Brad Ausmus To Interview With Padres

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Mets To Interview Joe Girardi, Carlos Beltran

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Twins Expected To Pick Up Nelson Cruz's $12M Option

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John Farrell, Buck Showalter To Interview With Angels

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Manny Machado Pushing For Padres To Hire Buck Showalter

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Japanese Slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo Will Be Posted For MLB Clubs

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Source: Angels To Interview Joe Maddon For Managerial Position

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Anibal Sanchez, Not Max Scherzer, To Start For Nats In Game 3

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