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Walker decides not to pitch again this offseason

World Series: heart says Royals, head says Giants

Royals rookie will play in the World Series after only one career MLB at-bat

Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC (Yahoo Sports)

Have Royals suddenly found permanent leadoff man in Escobar?

The Royals' last 2 pennant winners position-by-position: 1985 & 2014

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Oft-criticized manager Ned Yost keeps Royals winning

Former Orioles, Yankees 2B Roberts retires

Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis

Giants fan who caught home run ball gives it back (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Lincecum waits his turn, still yet to pitch

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

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

Giants Rely on Core of 4 Relievers

Replay reviews and reversals are down thus far in the post-season

Giants fan gives historic HR ball to Ishikawa

Frank White is still estranged from the Royals

Leigh Steinberg: Chemistry, Small Ball and Situational Hitting Win in Playoffs, Not Big Payrolls

Bumgarner, Shields get nods for WS opener

St Louis Cardinals: how much is Matheny to blame?

Oakland A’s: Who will be the 2015 starter in left field?

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Boston Red Sox: 5 burning questions this offseason

AL East Notes: Cruz, Rays, Vazquez

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Denkinger's Miss Revisited as Series Returns to KC

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Mets Rumors: New York unlikely to pursue Robinson Cano, Jose Abreu

Dodgers Rumors: LA expected to be most aggressive team pursuing David Price

Red Sox rumors: Unlikely to re-sign Jacoby Ellsbury

Cardinals' Allen Craig not on NLCS roster, left foot still sore

Tigers Rumors: 'Very real chance' Detroit trades Max Scherzer

Pete Mackanin back on Phillies' staff as third base coach

Dodgers rumors: LA 'leaning toward' re-signing Don Mattingly

Rays rumors: David Price expects to be traded

Athletics choose Sonny Gray, not Bartolo Colon, for Game 5

Dodgers' Andre Ethier could play CF in NLCS

Minor League Baseball News

Organization Recap: Milwaukee Brewers

Blue Jays prospect Matthew Boyd reflects on the value of demotion in 2014

2014 Minor League Ball AFL Gameday, October 19th

Baseball America Prospect Report (Oct. 20)

2014 Minor League Ball AFL Gameday, October 18th

Rademacher making most of limited AFL role

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Javs avoid another tie on Smith's walk-off double

Rosario extends hitting streak in AFL deadlock

Moya belts first AFL homer, scores three runs

Rays’ Field A Man On A Mission

O’s Esposito Hits Stride

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Boston’s Ball Remains On Track

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  Arizona Diamondbacks

Bradley encouraged by challenge of fall ball
Lamb in position to claim D-backs' third-base job
New D-backs manager Chip Hale answers fan questions on Facebook
Grace joins coaching staff; Sherlock moves to bench
Rivals make GM, managerial changes to keep up in NL West
Hale's plan: Make every player '15 percent' better
D-backs happy with return from Draft picks at instructs
Hale is D-backs' choice for skipper

  Atlanta Braves

Braves boast connections to both World Series teams
As staff takes shape, GM's chair remains open
Braves photographer, World War II veteran Victor dead at 97
Salcedo among seven Braves honing skills in AFL
Hart, Braves continue search for hitting coach
Braves solidify numerous front-office positions
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award

  Baltimore Orioles

Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer
Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors
Offseason begins as Orioles pack bags
Orioles faced wrong team at wrong time
Orioles praise Royals' strong performance in ALCS sweep
Gonzalez shows no rust during solid Game 4 effort
Cruz, Miller to enter free agency as O's season ends
Showalter proud of O's run despite painful ending

  Boston Red Sox

Source: Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach
Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history
Ortiz's heroics, Nixon's grab kept '04 WS in sight
Roberts' steal set amazing 2004 playoff run in motion
Napoli to undergo surgery for sleep apnea
Inbox: Do Sox have assets for big-time trade?
Red Sox trio combines for five hits, six runs in AFL game
Red Sox ponder Craig's future in Boston

  Chicago Cubs

Crews begin bleacher, infrastructure improvements
Cubs prospect Vogelbach heats up for Solar Sox
A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards
Highly touted Russell makes appearance at second in AFL
Ceremony begins Wrigley restoration, expansion
Theo says Cubs' goal is to win division in '15
Chicago native Mallee realizes dream with Cubs
Here's the skinny: Edwards eager to learn, progress

  Chicago White Sox

Former White Sox star Rowand excited for 'little' cousin Shields
Sox coaches get to know young players in Glendale
White Sox prospect Anderson flashes skills
Alexei a proven vet, but Sox have shortstop options
Konerko embraces silence of retirement
White Sox hitting coach marvels at Abreu's rookie year
Alvarez's Olympic success helping him rise as shortstop
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Cincinatti Reds

After disappointment, Villarreal works way back to bigs
Winker earns AFL Player of the Week nod
Howard hones starting skills in Arizona Fall League
Lefty Marshall progressing just as Reds need him
Reds approve sale of minority interest
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
Reds facing decisions as Cueto's contract year approaches
Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award

  Cleveland Indians

Tribe's Smith delivers walk-off double in 11th
Diminishing power not just an Indians issue
Indians set to host Tribe Fest Jan. 24-25
D-backs off the table, Alomar Jr. may still get a shot
Inbox: When can Lindor be expected to join Tribe?
Feller statue temporarily moved as part of renovation
Swisher named Bob Feller Act of Valor Award winner
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Colorado Rockies

Rafters rally late as pitch clock gets second look
Brothers striving for greater consistency in 2015
Helton enjoying postseason, likens Royals to 2007 Rockies
Bridich's work as Rockies' GM already underway
Rivals make GM, managerial changes to keep up in NL West
Weiss likes position switch for prospect Herrera
Former Rox Minor Leaguer Laurent killed in crash
Passion for baseball defines new GM Bridich

  Detroit Tigers

Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer
Tigers hope for a healthy Iglesias to start at shortstop
Pipeline Perspectives: Big ceiling for Tigers' Moya
Miggy may not need surgery on bone spur in ankle
White Sox prospect Anderson flashes skills
Tigers head into offseason looking to extend their window
Lobstein a solid choice for rotation or 'pen
Torii taking Tigers' direction into consideration

  Houston Astros

Astros name four coaches to Hinch's big league staff
Listach won't return as third-base coach
Astros expected to raise payroll in 2015
Appel dominates again in AFL start
Lawless sees great things in Astros' near future
Dierker hosts golf tournament to raise money for at-risk kids
Hinch headed to Stanford Hall of Fame
Astros decline Albers' option, cut down 40-man roster

  Kansas City Royals

Like '85 champs, Royals know how to win
Hurdle doesn't think long layoff will affect Royals
KC has home-field edge, should feel at home in SF
Several Royals have strong ties to Brewers
Quick on feet and to speak, Dyson helping Royals zoom
Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason
Royals owner Glass sharing KC's pride, joy
Players are getting Royal treatment in Kansas City

  Los Angeles Angels

Angels will host 15 Spring Training contests
Pujols opts out of Japan 'All-Star Series' to be with family
Rasmus prepares for potential full-time starting gig
Beckham wants to stay, but unsure where he'll land
Challenging offseason decisions await Angels
Angels claim OFs Marte, Kieschnick from D-backs
Veteran infielder McDonald hopes to play in '15
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers announce dedication of two new Dreamfields
Dodgers OF prospect Schebler locates HR stroke
Friedman ready to take on high expectations in LA
Hunsicker happy to be reunited with Friedman
Bernadina elects free agency
Kasten continues Dodgers' evolution with Friedman
Colletti ready to help in new advisory role with Dodgers
Dodgers present completely new challenge for Friedman

  Miami Marlins

Miami's next challenge: Finding 10 more wins
Inbox: When will Stanton talks begin?
Marlins eye in-house left-handers for rotation
Marlins prospect DeSclafani sparkles in AFL start
Lucas claimed by Texas; Valdespin to Triple-A
To McKeon, Beckett a standout competitor
Right-hander Beckett announces plans to retire
Samson sees Marlins trending upward for 2015

  Milwaukee Brewers

Several Royals have strong ties to Brewers
Coulter leads Desert Dogs' homer spree in AFL
Braun feels good in first activity since thumb surgery
Roenicke returning, but Brewers staff undergoes changes
Coulter working on transition to right field in AFL
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
Milwaukee BBWAA names Lucroy team MVP
Braun has cryotherapy performed on right hand

  Minnesota Twins

Pitchers unfazed by 20-second clock in third test run
Hughes leads Twins winners of Diamond Awards
Twins prospect Reed earns AFL pitching honor
With mechanical tweaks, May could find Majors success
Twins' Buxton gets bat going in Fall League action
Twins outright Pino, Bernier, trim roster to 37
Marlins prospect DeSclafani sparkles in AFL start
Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener

  New York Mets

Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs
Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field
Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder
Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award
Mets to replace hitting coaches Johnson, Natera
d'Arnaud undergoes successful elbow surgery

  New York Yankees

Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors
Yankees begin hitting coach search with Magadan, Davis
Pipeline Perspectives: Judge is best of the big men in AFL
Bird displays power, plate vision at all levels
Yanks huddle up to draw offseason game plan
Judge helps Scottsdale rally past Glendale
Yankees considering first base as option for A-Rod
Long, Kelleher out as Yankees coaches

  Oakland Athletics

Source: Red Sox hire Davis as hitting coach
A's prospect Powell goes yard, backs Cubs' hurler Edwards
Meeting with young A's fan a treat for Vogt
A's prospect Olson powers Mesa to first victory
Moss, Vogt scheduled for surgery this month
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins
A's 2014 proves to be a tale of two seasons
Lowrie leads A's free-agent crop

  Philadelphia Phillies

Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season
Phils' phenom Quinn shows upside in AFL action
Inbox: Do the Phillies need to deal Hamels in the offseason?
Gwynn Jr. opts for free agency
Former skipper Manuel to hold winter hitting camp
Phillies tab Almaraz to be amateur scouting director
Former Phillies broadcaster Campbell passes away
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Pittsburg Pirates

Tribe's Smith delivers walk-off double in 11th
Hurdle, Huntington praise departing Banister
Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015
Glasnow rebounds in second Fall League outing
Banister won't manage in Arizona Fall League after all
Bucs considering future of four key veterans
Top Pirates prospect Glasnow on the fast track
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  San Diego Padres

Former GM Smith named senior advisor, baseball operations
Ross among elite NL pitchers in 2014
Johnson begins throwing; Padres have '15 option on righty
Rivals make GM, managerial changes to keep up in NL West
Padres prospects get chance to sharpen skills
Padres will give new GM Preller payroll flexibility
Padres' Renfroe brings big bat to Fall League
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Seattle Mariners

Walker decides not to pitch again this offseason
Mariners' Kivlehan homers, doubles in Fall League
Staying with Mariners appeals to Young
In-game scouting report pays off for Hicks in AFL
Inbox: Will Wilhelmsen be made into starter?
Walker pitches another strong outing in Arizona Fall League
Veteran Beimel hopes to return to Mariners' bullpen
Mariners hope Saunders can stay healthy, play every day

  San Francisco Giants

Pitch from Zito helped sell Hudson on Giants
Casilla's cool demeanor belies competitive fire within
Back to the start: Affeldt comes full circle
Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason
Giants' do-everything man Petit ready for any task
Giants have firsthand knowledge of Royals' proficiency
Giants' core four relievers eye their third Series title
Behind MadBum, Giants to utilize same rotation

  St. Louis Cardinals

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Hypothetically speaking, what does the future hold for Brad Stevens?
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Viva El Birdos: Interview with St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Joe Kelly
Local Sports Preview: Lindenwood Men’s Volleyball Takes on Ohio State
Recap: My First Week at Viva El Birdos
The Resume of Andrew Luck
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  Tampa Bay Rays

Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP, baseball operations
Rays sign right-hander Kohn to a one-year contract
Team president Auld 'thrilled' with new position
Goals, philosophy won't change with Friedman's departure
Rays' players laud Friedman's successful tenure
Maddon stresses he wants to remain Rays manager
Silverman, Auld assume new roles with Rays as Friedman exits
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Texas Rangers

Banister meets with Maddux, Magadan, Bogar
Banister never gave up on long road to Texas
Banister a true baseball man
Banister named manager of Rangers
Rangers buy out Rios, pass on 2015 option
Rangers managerial hires filled with colorful characters
Rangers wrap up first round of managerial interviews
Rangers interview Cash for managerial position

  Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays' prospect Ochinko drives in five runs in AFL
Rotation a strength with young stars, vet leadership
Beloved vendor 'Ralph the Program Guy' passes away
Diaz gets Minor League deal, Spring Training invite
Inbox: Will Toronto trade Buehrle or Dickey?
Right-hander Schultz claimed on waivers from D-backs
Top prospect Norris has arthroscopic surgery
Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

  Washington Nationals

Span hoping Nationals pick up option
Williams talks NLDS decisions, Nats' season in Q&A
Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road
Nationals' bench set for overhaul in 2015
Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season
Zimmerman understands why NLDS time was limited
With bullpen set up, seventh inning gets away from Nats
Nats disappointed but already looking ahead to next year