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Best buys: MLB gifts for the holiday season
Gift giving can be hard, but Big League Stew wants to make it easier with this handy list of gifts to give any baseball fans in your life.

Former Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo González dies in car accident
Former Phillies pitcher Miguel Alfredo González has died in a car accident in Cuba.

Former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus takes job in Angels' front office
Brad Ausmus reacts to the decision by the Tigers to decline to renew his contract for 2018, agreeing the team needs a 'different voice.' Recorded Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Brad Ausmus has a new job. The former Detroit Tigers manager has joined the Angels as a special assistant to general manager

Source: Carter to start at QB for Texas Tech
Texas Tech is expected to give McLane Carter his first career start at quarterback Friday at Texas, a source confirmed to ESPN. RedRaiderSports.com first reported Texas Tech would replace Nic Shimonek, who has started all season, with Carter, a former junior-college transfer. The Red Raiders scored just

Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors
The rumor mill is nothing new for young, promising players but that doesn't make the Hot Stove Season any less tense...

Dodgers open pop-up museum celebrating 60 years in LA
LOS ANGELES — A pop-up museum celebrating the Dodgers' 60 years in Los Angeles will open today, Friday, Nov. 24, at Dodger Stadium. “60 Years in LA” will feature the 2017 National League Championship trophy and a World Series ring from each of the five championships won in Los Angeles. There will

Marlins add three players who could be on team next season
Amid ongoing trade talks involving Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins this week quietly added three players who could spend at least part, if not all, of next season on the big league roster. A quick look at the new additions: • Yadiel Rivera. The Brewers free agent - who can play second base, third

Rangers lose outfield depth in Hoying departure, add to inventory of infielders
Hoying, 28, appeared in 75 games with the major-league club over the last two seasons.  The Rangers viewed him as insurance at all three outfield positions. The Rangers thought enough of Hoying's defensive and base-running skills that they put him on the roster for the 2016 American League Division

10 things to buy the baseball fan in your life this holiday season
Gift giving can be hard, but Big League Stew wants to make it easier with this handy list of gifts to give any baseball fans in your life.

MLB free agents 2017-18: Ranking the 10 best relievers on the market
One winter ago, relievers seemed to be the center of attention. That was because dominant closers Kenley Jansen, Aroldis Chapman and, to a lesser extent, Mark Melancon hit the open the market. Combined, the three finishers signed for an astronomical $228 million as the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants emptied

Why the 100-win Indians, Astros and Dodgers could be even better in 2018
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter The 2017 season was extraordinary for many reasons, including this one: the Dodgers, Indians and Astros all won 100 games -- 104, 102 and

Seattle Mariners to make a “full-court press” for Shohei Ohtani
GM Jerry Dipoto said the club would let him DH, moving Nelson Cruz to the outfield, to make it happen

Watch Giants Chronicles: '07 Greatest Moments, Sun at 10 AM on MSG
Watch Giants Chronicles: '07 Greatest Moments, Sun at 10 AM on MSG A look back at the greatest moments from the 2007 season

'Rangers taking too long to find boss'
Former club captain Barry Ferguson says the Rangers board are taking too long to name a new manager. The Ibrox outfit sacked Pedro Caixinha on 26 October and interim boss Graeme Murty this week said an appointment would be "good for all involved". "I'm a Rangers fan first and foremost

Dundee vs Rangers: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview
Friday's hosts have just two wins from their 14 league games so far this season and come up against a Gers side desperate to close the gap at the top

Brendan Smith showing why Rangers gave him a 4-year deal
RALEIGH, N.C. — Last Wednesday in Chicago, Brendan Smith spent a game wearing a suit for the sixth straight contest. One week later, he was donning the Broadway Hat in the postgame locker room. Things have changed that quickly for Smith, a far better player than he showed over the first month of the

Commissioner Rob Manfred's ruling on Atlanta Braves' scandal should be a loud message to all teams
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Atlanta's loss could be the Indians or any other big league team's gain, but that's not the message Commissioner Rob Manfred was delivering when he dropped the hammer on the Braves this week for violations in the signing of international and domestic players. Manfred was

Blue Jays investigating 'disturbing' PED use by minor leaguers
The Toronto Blue Jays?have begun an internal investigation after the suspensions last week of six minor league players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "It is our responsibility to create an environment and culture where our players know that PED use is not condoned and to give them

Blue Jays investigating minor league PED use
ESPN The Toronto Blue Jays have begun an internal investigation after the suspensions last week of six minor league players for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "This situation is very disappointing and disturbing to the organization; disappointing that the players made these choices, but

Giants vs. Redskins Postgame Show
Giants vs. Redskins Postgame Show Catch all the highlights, expert analysis, player interviews and more on Giants Postgame Live

Highlights: Redskins 20, Giants 10
Highlights: Redskins 20, Giants 10 Watch as the New York Giants take on the Washington Redskins in Week 12.

Watch Giants vs. Redskins Highlights
The top plays and best moments from the Giants' Thanksgiving night matchup with the Redskins: 

Giants convert on 4th and 1
Giants convert on 4th and 1 The Giants rush for a short gain, but convert on 4th down

Black Friday 2017 deals on MLB gear: Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Aaron Judge jerseys
Baseball season may have just ended, but it's time to start gearing up for 2018. The Astros may have won the World Series this year, but the CBS Sports Shop is already preparing for every team's next season. Now's the time to start repping your favorite player. It could be Clayton Kershaw

What Each MLB Team Is Thankful For
Ryan Mayer Thanksgiving is here, which means that it's the time of year to stuff our faces with lots of food, but also, to think about all the things that we're thankful for in our lives. Since we each do this personally, we figured it'd be fun to take a guess at what some of our favorite

Mariners hope to entice Shohei Ohtani with chance to remain two-way player
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says his team is willing to let Shohei Ohtani remain a two-way player.

How heritage turkeys are changing Thanksgiving
(CNN)It's the time of year when Grandma's kitchen smells like pumpkin pie, golden leaves dance in the autumn breeze, and families are selecting the best turkeys for their Thanksgiving dinner tables. Rather, heritage turkeys would be more similar -- and they are a niche market, much like heritage

Calls for Orioles to tear down lose sight of fact that assets could prove irreplaceable
Even without needing to acknowledge that it's Thanksgiving, a time to take stock of life's blessings, there's a large chunk of reality being ignored as the Orioles embark on their annual offseason plan to add enough starting pitching to become a contender. Shouldn't all of their best

Who, me?! Why your team's next closer will probably be a total surprise -- even to him
Sam Miller ESPN.com Close Follow on Twitter Consider the Houston closer. Before the 2015 season, the Astros signed Luke Gregerson to be their closer for three years. The next winter, they traded a hefty package for Ken Giles, a younger, better pitcher who had recently taken over as the Phillies'

Hunter Pence Thanksgiving message: 'You guys are there for me through thick and thin'
San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence charmed his fans on Twitter Thursday morning in a video message filled with thanks. To be exact, Pence says the word "thanks" or "Thanksgiving" a total of 11 times in the 53-second clip—and Twitter users appreciated the baseball player's gratefulness

Surgery For Aaron Judge: Will He Be Ready For Spring Training?
On Monday, November 20, 2017, New York Yankee's Aaron Judge, who was AL Rookie of the Year, runner-up in the AL MVP race, an All-star, and a Home Run Derby champ, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left, non-throwing, shoulder in Los Angeles. “The shoulder had bothered him throughout the year

PODCAST: How Scott Boras Wants To Incentivize MLB Owners
A group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter paid $1.2 billion for the Miami Marlins in September. But to finance the money-losing MLB team, the new owners are planning on slashing payroll and are already looking for new investors. Without a lot more cash, the Marlins could be bad for years. That would

MLB free agency: Mets interested in Bryan Shaw, Joe Smith
The Mets have their eyes on two relievers, particularly Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith, as they explore the free agent market, sources told Mike Puma of the New York Post. Puma's sources say the Mets ”are very interested in Shaw” and are “keeping tabs” on Smith. Puma also reports that the Mets are looking

Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals pursue Shohei Ohtani? Dave Martinez a perfect fit? Thanksgiving talk...
It's Thanksgiving. What are we thankful for this seaso— year. The whole year. We are thankful for the opportunity to cover the Washington Nationals once again this past summer, even though things ended in early October when we saved coverage funds to get us through the end of the World Series and

Seattle set to make big run at Shohei Ohtani, foil Rangers: 'We're bringing the big guns'
"We're not joking around," Dipoto said. "We're bringing the big guns. We're bringing the 'A' game. When we sit down, we'll be sitting down with very notable faces, and that is a part of what we want to sell.  "We want to sell the Seattle experience and what

MLB Hot Stove: Has the 2017-18 offseason been slower than the last few offseasons?
The Hot Stove League has been abuzz with rumors and speculation, but very little action this offseason. Justin Upton signed a $105 million extension with the Angels, the Athletics shipped Ryon Healy to the Mariners for Emilio Pagan, and that's about it. Just some minor-league signings. That's

11/22/17 MLB.com FastCast
Hot Stove heats up for a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade, plus the Shohei Ohtani signing remains warm through the Thanksgiving holiday

New York radio legend Mike Francesa 'would love to try' to manage the Yankees
It has been exactly one month since the New York Yankees lost Game 7 of the ALCS to the Astros, sending them home for a winter following a successful 2017 season. Aaron Judge won Rookie of the Year and finished second in the MVP voting, plus Luis Severino finished third in the Cy Young voting. Hard to

An in-depth review of the Rangers' 2014 draft: Can this class be salvaged?
Editor's note: This is an ongoing series examining recent Rangers drafts. An in-depth look at the Texas Rangers' performance in the 2014 major-league draft: Story line The Rangers favor high-school players with big upsides, which carries a boom-or-bust factor. The Rangers went this route to start

MLB's revenue reportedly surpassed $10 billion for first time ever in 2017
MLB's revenue increases for the 15th straight year, surpassing $10 billion for the first time ever.

Rumor Central: Mariners, Jon Jay discussing deal?
ESPN The Seattle Mariners have reportedly zeroed in on a target to fill the outfield void vacated by Jarrod Dyson, who recently became a free agent. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, "there's some momentum" toward an agreement between Seattle and veteran outfielder Jon Jay. Jay, 32

Rumor Central: Twins showing interest in Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Rays' Jake Odorizzi among others?
ESPN The Minnesota Twins won 28 more games in 2017 than they did the previous season and are eyeing several pitchers this winter as they attempt to continue the upward trend. According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins have talked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays

Mike Francesa 'would love to try' to manage the Yankees
New York radio host Mike Francesa would love to get a shot at managing the Yankees.

Rangers have new targets should they miss on Ohtani
In the grand scheme of things on a busy Tuesday, the announcement of the Opening Day first pitch for the Texas Rangers next season was third on a list of three things. (For the record, it's 2:30 p.m. March 29 vs. the defending world champions, the Houston Astros, on ESPN). Bigger news came from MLB

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay
The Mariners appear to have some interest in Jon Jay as the regular center fielder in 2018 after losing Jarrod Dyson to free agency.

Blevins believes in Mets, excited to get to work with Callaway
Jerry Blevins and his teammates hoped to win a World Series in 2018 even before the team replaced manager Terry Collins with Mickey Callaway and a new coaching staff.

Why the Red Sox should sign not one but two relievers
As they prepare for what likely will be a no from Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox should focus on bolstering the bullpen with a righty and   a lefty

Orioles acquire outfielder Jaycob Brugman in trade with A's
With plenty of room on their 40-man roster to add players, the Orioles acquired 25-year-old outfielder Jaycob Brugman in a minor trade with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, in exchange for a player to be named or cash. Brugman, who was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Monday, played 48

Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life
The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting chief, was suspended

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles
The A's designated Jaycob Brugman for assignment on Monday. Just two days later, the team traded the outfielder to the AL East...

Phillies add Pedro Guerrero as assistant hitting coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have added Pedro Guerrero as assistant hitting coach.

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