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Bonds left out of Baseball Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter and Larry Walker electe
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Karl Buscheck
January 21, 2020 - 3:28 pm
The ongoing exclusion of Barry Bonds from the Baseball Hall of Fame continues to be one of the dumbest annual traditions in sports.
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Jordan Cohn
January 21, 2020 - 3:27 pm
Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller were joined by Derek Jeter and Larry Walker as the official 2020 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame was announced Tuesday evening. Here is the complete recap. Who Made It Derek Jeter was elected to the Hall of Fame. Photo credit (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Derek...
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Ratto: You’re not parting way, you’re getting fired
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Ray Ratto
January 15, 2020 - 2:23 pm
This is the 15th day of January, and already 10 professional coaches and general managers have been fired. Not "let go." Not "parting ways." Not "moving on" or "pursuing other opportunities" or "spending more time with the family." Fired. It is that time, after all, but the four most recent firings...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2020 - 6:20 am
Now that the Red Sox and Alex Cora have mutually parted ways, the next question is who replaces him? Spring training begins in roughly a month, so there isn't exactly a ton of time. Do the Red Sox stick to someone in-house, or do they look outside the organization, perhaps someone connected to new...
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The Houston Astros and New England Patriots, compare and contrast
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Ray Ratto
January 13, 2020 - 1:25 pm
Rob Manfred did the thing nobody thought he would do — give the Houston Astros the works, and then allowed the Astros to finish the job. Now we'll see if giving them the works, works. In suspending general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year, fining the Astros $5 million, losing...
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Ratto: So ends a great decade, if you sweep off the rubble
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Ray Ratto
December 16, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Madison Bumgarner left town Sunday night, five years and $85 million richer, and to a team that will continue to beat his old team on a regular basis. The Oakland Raiders left one final gob of spit on their second tour of their first home, and will never come this way again. The Golden State...
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Madison Bumgarner joining Arizona Diamondbacks
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Karl Buscheck
December 15, 2019 - 2:16 pm
The Giants will be seeing plenty of Madison Bumgarner as the longtime ace has officially inked a new five-year deal with NL West neighbor the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team made the announcement, via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. This is slightly jarring. The #Dbacks agree to terms with left-handed...
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Dodgers shift attention to Madison Bumgarner
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Karl Buscheck
December 11, 2019 - 8:35 am
Madison Bumgarner as a Dodger is becoming incresingly possible, according to a report from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. "There is mutual interest between Madison Bumgarner and the Dodgers, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area this week," Pavlovic wrote. "And the Dodgers met with Bumgarner's...
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Bumgarner a 'fallback' for Yankees
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Karl Buscheck
December 10, 2019 - 8:49 am
Madison Bumgarner, the three-time World Series champ, has caught the attention of baseball’s most storied franchise. Well, sort of. According to Jon Heyman, Bumgarner figures to be a backup plan for the Yankees, should the club fail to land Gerrit Cole. Braves still appear to be interested in...
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Bumgarner wants to stay with Giants
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Karl Buscheck
December 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Madison Burmgarner, the longtime Giants ace, and now, free agent, would like to stick around at Oracle Park, per USA Today Sports' Bob Nightengale . The trick is that the feeling doesn't seem to be mutual. "Bumgarner has pitched his entire career with the Giants, and his preference is to stay, but...
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