11/14/2013 | Sanchez, Crick have the look of frontline starters
On Thursday afternoon, Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez and Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick showed they have the power it requires to develop into frontline starters in the next few years.
11/14/2013 | Longoria finishes sixth on AL MVP ballots
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria recorded 103 points in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting for sixth place, matching where he finished in 2010.
11/14/2013 | Pedroia among five Sox to receive AL MVP votes
Dustin Pedroia led the Red Sox with 99 points and a seventh-place finish in the American League MVP Award voting, while David Ortiz had 47 points and finished 10th. Jacoby Ellsbury (three points, 18th place), Koji Uehara (two points, T-19th) and Shane Victorino (one point, T-22nd) also received votes.
11/14/2013 | Yadier finishes third in NL MVP Award race
Yadier Molina received two first-place votes and enjoyed the highest MVP finish of his career. It was, however, still not enough to take home the hardware, which ends up in Pittsburgh with center fielder Andrew McCutchen. The D-back' Paul Goldschmidt finished second, with Molina and teammate Matt Carpenter finishing third and fourth, respectively.
11/14/2013 | Voters got MVP right, this time
Meaningful games. A winning team. A playoff contender. However you phrase it or define it, this is the guideline -- unwritten though it may be -- that continues to carry clout in the hearts and minds of a majority of members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Proof positive arrived yet again Thursday night, when Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Most Valuable Player and Andrew McCutchen the National League MVP.
11/14/2013 | MiggyVP! Tigers slugger goes back to back
Miguel Cabrera outpaced Mike Trout to become the first American Leaguer to repeat as MVP since Frank Thomas in 1993-94, and he joined Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser as the only Tigers to repeat as MVPs.
11/14/2013 | Dodgers named MLB's top retailer
The Dodgers on Thursday were named the Club Retailer of the Year for 2013 by Major League Baseball Properties, in recognition of their commitment to driving merchandise sales.
11/14/2013 | Rosales re-ups with Rangers with one-year deal
The Rangers have signed infielder Adam Rosales, who was eligible for arbitration, to a one-year, $750,000 contract for 2014. The club also invited pitcher Aaron Poreda and outfielder Brad Snyder to Spring Training.
11/14/2013 | Miggy, Cutch earn ultimate honor as MVPs
A year removed from the rarity of a Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera has made history again with a Most Valuable Player double, winning the American League award for a second straight year. The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen won the National League honor in voting results announced on Thursday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
11/14/2013 | Players give $250,000 to support Philippines
Major League Baseball players announced that they have designated $250,000 in grants to help fund the efforts of non-profits working to help the Philippines recover and rebuild from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan.
11/14/2013 | College Hall to honor President George H.W. Bush
Halls of Fame are always tied to heroic deeds. But this one will be presidential. The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday that its new facility will be named after former President George H.W. Bush, who played on two College World Series teams at Yale.
11/14/2013 | Potential Price deal has its pros, cons for Rays
Typical of how the Rays do business, they are not tipping their hand about their plans for David Price. Never have they said that they intend to trade Price. However, the Rays' lack of declaration for their intent has not silenced the rumors.
11/14/2013 | Goldschmidt finishes as runner-up in NL MVP vote
Paul Goldschmidt has amassed quite a hardware haul, but he couldn't wrestle the National League Most Valuable Player Award from Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen on Thursday, as Goldschmidt finished second in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting.
11/14/2013 | Ribbing in clubhouse is fine, but there's a line
Baseball creates its own culture for so many different reasons. Because it is a sport with a 162-game schedule and has almost no contact, the intensity is about as opposite as it can be compared to sports like football and hockey. That, however, does not mean the locker room can't be a difficult place to adjust.
11/14/2013 | Peavy may have to set sail out of Boston
Jake Peavy's stay in Boston could be limited to the three eventful months in 2013 as the Red Sox gauge interest in their veteran starting pitchers. Regardless of where he is throwing next season, count on Peavy enjoying himself tremendously in 2014.
11/14/2013 | Davis places third on AL MVP ballot
Despite an historic season, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis came up short in voting for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's American League Most Valuable Player Award, finishing third behind Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout in the honor presented live on MLB Network on Thursday night.
11/14/2013 | Anthopoulos may have to get creative with payroll
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos might have to be a little creative this offseason in order to get the most out of his projected payroll for the 2014 campaign.
11/14/2013 | Jeter enters book publishing world
Derek Jeter, whose book, "The Captain," by Ian O'Connor, was released in May 2011, has partnered with Simon & Schuster to identify and publish adult nonfiction titles, children's picture books, middle grade fiction and ready-to-read children's books.
11/14/2013 | Hamilton getting seasoning in Puerto Rico winter ball
After a full season at Triple-A Louisville and a much-heralded first-time September callup to the big leagues with the Reds this year, Billy Hamilton began playing winter ball last week in Puerto Rico.
11/14/2013 | MLB gets it right with expanded use of replay
Major League Baseball's owners on Thursday agreed to expand the use of instant replay. The decision will have a huge -- and positive -- impact on the game for many years to come.
11/14/2013 | Impasse with Japan puts Tanaka on hold
The posting-fee system that has allowed players such as Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki and Daisuke Matsuzaka to play Major League Baseball before reaching free agency in Japan is in limbo, Rob Manfred, MLB's chief operating officer, said on Thursday.
11/14/2013 | McCutchen's super season capped with NL MVP
For being the spiritual and performance guide who led the Pirates out of a 20-year wilderness, Andrew McCutchen on Thursday was named National League Most Valuable Player.
11/14/2013 | Winter Leagues roundup: Galvis caps walk-off win
A tight one throughout, where runs came at a premium, it was a walk-off bunt single by Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis that proved to be the difference in Zulia's 2-1 win over Caracas in 10 innings in Venezuelan Winter League action.
11/14/2013 | MLB Ambassadors set to visit seven countries
Curtis Granderson and Bucs All-Star reliever Mark Melancon are among seven big league players who will travel to seven developing baseball countries this offseason as MLB Ambassadors.
11/14/2013 | Owners approve funding for expanded replay
Major League Baseball took a significant step toward implementing expanded instant replay on Thursday as the owners unanimously approved of funding for the system.
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