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Dale Sveum Fired By Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum

After two disappointing seasons at the helm, the Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum, and will be looking for a “proven leader” as his replacement. Cubs President Theo Epstein announced the news in a statement released Monday, “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager. Dale… Read more »

Hunter Pence Signs Five Year Contract With Giants

Hunter Pence and the Giants agree to 5 year contract

The San Francisco Giants and right fielder Hunter Pence have agreed to a new five-year contract worth a reported $90 million. Hunter Pence’s new contract with the Giants will reportedly be announced tomorrow, after the star player passes his physical. Barring an unforeseen disaster, San Francisco has locked down one of their key pieces for… Read more »

Dodgers Not Interested In Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano will not be a Dodger next season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly not interested pursuing Robinson Cano, the Yankees All-Star second baseman, in free agency this offseason. Shockingly enough, the reason the Dodgers will not chase after Robinson Cano is money. Los Angeles has $163 million dedicated to the payroll next season, and Cano is hoping to land a $305 million… Read more »

Dale Sveum To Learn Cubs Fate On Monday

Dale Sveum will learn his fate with the Chicago Cubs Monday

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will meet with team management Monday to find out if he will remain with the team through the final year of his contract. Dave Sveum is currently finishing the second year of a three year contract with the Cubs. In his first season the team finished 61-101. This season the… Read more »

Joey Votto Ties Pete Rose For Reds Team Record

Joey Votto tied Pete Rose's single season on base record Friday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. On Friday, he got on base for the 311th time this season, tying a franchise record with legendary hitter Pete Rose. Pete Rose set the record in 1969, and now 44 years later it has finally been tied. And… Read more »

Marlins Fire GM Larry Beinfest

The Marlins have fired Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins front office upheaval began Friday with the firing of general manager Larry Beinfest. Larry Beinfest will be replaced by Dan Jennings immediately. It had previously been reported that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had taken over day-to-day operations of the team, although at the time Beinfest’s job was not in danger. The tables… Read more »

Yankees Bring Mariano Rivera To Tears With Classy Farewell

Yankees send Mariano Rivera off in tears

Mariano Rivera played his last game ever at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, and the team sent him out in tears in what has to be one of the classiest farewells of all time. Mariano Rivera didn’t get a horse, and he didn’t get to fulfill his dream of playing center field, instead New York sent… Read more »

Retired Pitcher Jaret Wright Suing Financial Advisers

Jaret Wright sues SunTrust Bank for $7.5 million

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Jaret Wright is suing his financial advisers at SunTrust Bank, CSI Management, and accounting firm Taylor and Faust. Yahoo! Sports obtained legal filings for the $7.5 million lawsuit by Jaret Wright claiming fraud, wrongful conduct, negligence, and misrepresentation. Jaret Wright claims in the lawsuit that Todd LaRocca, managing partner at… Read more »

Bud Selig Announces 2015 Retirement

Bud Selig will retire in 2015

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has officially announced a January, 2015 retirement. Bud Selig has been the league’s commissioner full-time since 1998, and partially since 1992. He has helped shape the sport over the last 22 years, and has seen his share of good and bad times. The two year wait before Bud Selig’s… Read more »

Aldon Smith Getting Paid For Rehab

The 49ers will pay Aldon Smith while in rehab

The San Francisco 49ers will pay All Pro linebacker Aldon Smith his full salary while he’s in rehab. Aldon Smith entered in-patient treatment this week for substance abuse after a very public drunk driving arrest. The incident was Smith’s second in as many years, and concerning enough he took and “indefinite leave” from the team… Read more »

Robinson Cano Seeking $305 Million In Free Agency

Robinson Cano wants record contract

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will a free agent at the end of the season. According to sources close to the five time all star, he is seeking a 10 year contract in excess of $305 million. If Robinson Cano gets his contract, it will be the most expensive contract in the history… Read more »

Braves And Brewers First Inning Brawl Could Lead To Suspensions

The Brewers and Braves first inning brawl could lead to suspensions

The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers got into an epic first inning brawl Wednesday night. The Braves lost the game 4-0, but that’s not what anyone is talking about. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez hit a home run that he was so satisfied with, he took a slower than normal trot around the bases. Braves… Read more »

New York Yankees Eliminated From Playoff Race

After losing Wednesday night, the New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoff race

It’s official, the New York Yankees have been eliminated from the playoff race, and will miss the 2013 MLB postseason. The New York Yankees were beaten 8-3 by the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night, officially ending the teams playoff hopes. It will be the first time since 2008 New York has failed to make the… Read more »

Bud Selig Candid On Oakland Coliseum and Rays Attendance

Bud Selig speaks openly about A's and Rays

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t speak candidly often. With his term coming to an end though, Selig got candid on the radio recently, opening up about the Oakland A’s stadium situation and Tampa Bay Rays poor attendance. The Oakland Athletics play at Coliseum, a stadium they share with the Raiders, and a… Read more »

Orioles Manny Machado Will Avoid Surgery

Manny Machado has no ligament tears in his knee

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will not need surgery despite being carted off the field Monday night. The news couldn’t be better after watching Machado crumble running out a single to first base. His MRI revealed no tearing of any major ligaments, including the ACL and MCL. With a proper rehab schedule, he could… Read more »

Athletics Josh Donaldson Is Dark Horse MVP Candidate

Josh Donaldson is in the MVP conversation

The Oakland Athletics Josh Donaldson has emerged as a dark horse candidate for the American League MVP. MVP stands for “Most Valuable Player,” and few have been as valuable to their team this season than Donaldson. He leads Oakland with 94 RBIs and has been their most consistent hitter all season. With him in the… Read more »

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Spot

The Detroit Tigers clinched the playoffs for the 3rd straight year

For the third straight season, the Detroit Tigers have clinched a playoff spot. They beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night to assure their place in the postseason. The game highlighted why the Tigers could make a repeat trip to the World Series. Put simply, they have one of the league’s best bullpens. To beat… Read more »

Michael Wacha No-Hit Bid Foiled With Two Outs In The Ninth

Michael Wacha loses no-hitter in the ninth inning

St Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha’s date with destiny Tuesday night didn’t go as planned. The rookie pitcher had a no-hitter foiled with two outs in the ninth inning by Ryan Zimmerman. Ouch. Worse, Wacha had a chance to make the game’s final out. Zimmerman hit a comebacker that he almost snared. It would have… Read more »

Yankees Missing Bobbleheads On Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night

The Yankees had no bobbleheads for Mariano Rivera bobblehead night

To celebrate Mariano Rivera’s retirement, the Yankees chose Tuesday night as Mariano Rivera bobblehead night. The only problem is there were no bobbleheads. Before the game the Yankees were expecting their shipment of 18,000 Mariano River bobbleheads to arrive. When they found out the delivery was running late they tried to make fans wait. As… Read more »

Manny Machado Carted Off Field After Leg Injury

Manny Machado was carted off the field Monday with a leg injury

With only a handful of games left to get into the playoffs, the Baltimore Orioles have lost a key member of the team. Third baseman Manny Machado was carted off the field with a leg injury Monday night. During the seventh inning of the Orioles 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Machado appeared to… Read more »

Pirates Clinch Playoffs, End 21 Year Drought

The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched the playoffs Monday night

At least Pittsburgh has the Pirates. The Steelers may have started the NFL season 0-3, but the Pirates just clinched a spot in the MLB playoffs for the first time in 21 years. The 2013 MLB season also marks the Pirates first winning season in 21 years. The last time the Pirates made the playoffs,… Read more »

Roy Halladay Faces Three Batters, Exits Game With Arm Fatigue

Phillies' ace Roy Halladay left his start Monday with shoulder fatigue

Roy Halladay is in a world of hurt after exiting the Phillie’s game three hitters into the night. The pitching icon walked off the field with “right arm fatigue” and, at 36-years-old, his career is in question. The Philadelphia Phillies were taking on the Miami Marlins in Miami on Monday night with the usually reliable… Read more »

John McCain Slams Dodgers For Pool Celebration

John McCain used Twitter to call the Dodgers classless

Arizona Senator John McCain has taken the Los Angeles Dodgers to task after the team Jumped in the Diamondbacks’ swimming pool to celebrate their NL West clinching victory. McCain took to Twitter to unleash his anger, calling the Dodgers players, “a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!” He then linked to an Arizona Republic… Read more »

Red Sox Beat Baltimore, Clinch Playoff Berth

The Red Sox clinched a playoff berth Thursday

The Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 Thursday night to become the first American League team to clinch a playoff berth. John Lackey took a no-hitter into the seventh and Stephen Drew crushed a two run homer to take Boston from worst to first in one season. The Red Sox finished last in… Read more »

Dodgers Clinch NL West

Dodgers clinch a playoff berth

The wait is finally over. The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West Thursday with a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the win, the Dodgers became the first team this season to punch their playoff ticket. All it took was 88 wins and a little bit of patience. Not easy for a city… Read more »

Prince Fielder Snacks On Fan’s Nachos During Game

Prince Fielder snacked on a fan's nachos Thursday

Prince Fielder is one hungry man. During the Detroit Tigers 5-4 victory over Seattle Thursday, Fielder dug into a fan’s nachos in the stands. Let’s paint the scene. It’s the fifth inning and the Mariners are up to bat. Doug Fister winds up and throws to Mike Zunio. Zunino pops the ball up in foul… Read more »

Billy Hamilton’s Four Stolen Bases Set Baseball Record

Billy Hamilton made his first mlb start Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton stole four bases Wednesday night. He is the only player in the live ball era to accomplish the feat in his first major league start. Welcome to the big show, kid. Hamilton was selected by the Reds in the second round of the 2009 draft at just 19-years-old. By… Read more »

Mets’ Matt Harvey Opts For Rehab Over Elbow Surgery

Matt Harvey will choose rehab over surgery for now

New York Mets’ pitching phenomenon Matt Harvey has decided to rehab his injured elbow before having surgery. If rehab is successful, he will return next season and help the Mets rebuilding efforts. If Harvey’s rehab fails, he will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery and miss the entire 2014 MLB season. Rehab will last six to… Read more »

Ron Washington’s Job In Danger? Rangers GM Denies Rumors

Is Ron Washington's job in danger.

The Texas Rangers have lost seven consecutive games and are in danger of missing the playoffs. Rumors are swirling that Ron Washington’s job as manager is in danger. Ranger’s GM Jon Daniels has denied the rumors, and given Washington his full support. Ron Washington has been the Rangers manager since 2007. He led the team… Read more »

Royals Superfan Jiggles His Way Into Sports Infamy

Royals superfan Jimmy Faseler danced his way into the heart of millions on Monday

Diehard sports fans are a unique breed, to say the least. Royals superfan Jimmy Faseler really loves his team and he’s not afraid to prove it In a big way. During the sixth inning of the Royals game Monday, Faseler found a cameraman roaming the stands for Jumbotron material. He got the cameraman’s attention and… Read more »

Marlins Owner Jeffey Loria Takes The Reins In Miami

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has taken complete control

With another miserable season almost in the books, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reportedly taken control of the team’s day-to-day operations. The Marlins season record stands at 55-95. On Monday night, the Phillies beat Miami 12-2. Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee made history as a hitter, knocking in four RBIs on three hits. It’s safe… Read more »

Cliff Lee Hits His Way Into MLB History With Odd Night

Cliff Lee did something with the bat no pitcher has ever done

Cliff Lee can mark another milestone off his baseball career to-do list. On Monday night, he became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out more than eight batters and record three hits with four runs batted in. Maybe Cliff Lee is the next Babe Ruth. The only problem is Lee is 35-years-old… Read more »

Washington Nationals Postpone Game After Navy Yard Shooting

Navy yard shooting prompts Nationals to postpone game.

The Washington Nationals postponed their game against the Atlanta Braves Monday Night in respect of the navy yard shooting. The game has moved to Tuesday and rescheduled as a doubleheader. Nationals Park is located blocks away from the navy yard. One of the parking lots was used as a meeting place for evacuated employees and… Read more »

Giants 19 Run Assault On Dodgers Sets Record In Los Angeles

The Giants had a 19 run assault to beat the Dodgers Saturday night

The San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 19-3 Saturday night. The offensive onslaught set a record for runs scored against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Hunter Pence led the hit parade. He drove in seven runs, four of which came on a grand slam. Pence has been on a hot streak recently with… Read more »

Chris Davis Joins Babe Ruth In History With Home Run

Chris Davis and Babe Ruth are joined together in baseball history

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis joined Babe Ruth and Albert Belle in history tonight with his 50th home run of the season. Davis, Ruth, and Belle are the only players in baseball lore to hit 50 home runs and 40 doubles in a single season. A player can’t get into much more exclusive company than… Read more »