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Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are a perfect match

The news that Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays generated an instant buzz in the industry and the whole world is speculating where the 60-year-old manager will land – if he manages at all ...

Mariners Offense: A Larger Gap To Close

The Mariners had their best season in years but I still believe this team has more improving than what is on the surface. The Mariner pitching this year overall was fantastic. Strong performances all around including a comeback player of ...

Jeurys Familia: Mets Season In Review

Next up in Rising Apple’s Mets Season in Review series is reliever Jeurys Familia. Signed in July 2007 as a 17-year old amateur free agent, he was assigned to the GCL Mets in 2008, and spent 5 years ascending the ...

So, How’s My Book Doing?

Hey baseball fans, As a lot of you know, I’ve written an A-Z baseball history introduction book called Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers, which is being published by Summer Game Books, and for which Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer, wrote ...

Cubs “On the radar”, per Joe Maddon’s agent Alan Nero

This morning on The Score 670 AM, Steve Rosenbloom and Mark Grote had Joe Maddon’s agent Alan Nero on the show. Nero’s offices are based in Chicago, and that has only helped to fuel the fire of the possibility of ...

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-25-14: Xavier Scruggs Singles Twice, Homers, & Drives In Four Runs; Audry Perez Singles, Doubles, & Knocks In One Run; Jhonny Polanco Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over One Inning For The Save

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Will DC Ever Learn What It Takes to Win?

The Kansas City bullpen has been flawless and their performance could spell the difference for the Royals in the 2014 World Series. Everyone who loves the underdog is pulling for them, but for Washington fans there is an object lesson ...

Giants’ bullpen blinks first in Game 3

The Giants' 3-2 loss to the Royals in Game 3 on Friday night in San Francisco played out much like the first two games of this World Series did. The team whose bullpen outperformed the other's won. Continue reading ...

Hudson’s World Series debut doesn’t lack intensity

Tim Hudson, at 39 years old, waited a long time for his World Series debut, but the Royals put the pressure on early in Game 3 so the Giants' veteran right-hander had little time to take in the experience.

Escobar pounces quickly, providing spark for Royals

Before some fans at AT&T Park had even finished taking their seat, Alcides Escobar hammered the first pitch of the game from Tim Hudson for a double. He scored later in the inning on a groundout to give the Royals ...

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