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  1. Off-Season Acquisitions: The 2012-2014 Postseason Oakland AthleticsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Swingin' A's

    ... drought in the playoffs, the 2012 Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers to claim first place in the American League West on the last day of the season. The next two seasons the A's would be a force in the AL, making the postseason in 2013 and ...


  2. Atlanta Braves news and links: A look at potential breakout candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Talking Chop

    Adonis Garcia had a pretty decent 2015, putting up a line of .277/.293/.497 with 113 wRC+ and 10 HRs. If he keeps it up heading into 2016 as the presumptive starter at third base, he could be a candidate to have a breakout season in 2016.


  3. Chicago Cubs: Geovany Soto signs one-year deal with the AngelsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Cubbies Crib

    Sep 3, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Geovany Soto in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Long before the 2015 Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series, former skipper Lou Piniella led this club to back-to-back N.L. Central titles from 2007 to 2008.


  4. Mariners sign Chris Iannetta: How will it impact the Texas Rangers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Nolan Writin'

    ... seasons with the Los Angeles Angels meaning we'll still see him just as much since he'll remain in the American League West. Mariners' General Manager Jerry Dipoto has this to say about Ianneta. "Chris has a very distinct skill set and really brings ...


  5. Youth, talent add value for Heyward & UptonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Washington Nationals

    This offseason's free-agent class -- at least on the offensive side of things -- is highlighted by youth. It isn't often that a player hits the market entering his age-28 season, as is the case with Justin Upton .


  6. Robinson Cano Wants to Return to Yankees?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Yanks Go Yard

    ... why he's no longer a major league GM. Last season the Mariners dreadfully finished fourth in a weakened American League West at 10 games under the .500 mark with a 76-86 overall record. As I pointed out above, their long-time general manager Jack ...


  7. Cubs' Maddon, Texas' Banister selected Managers of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Contra Costa Times

    In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon waits for pitcher Jake Arrieta to arrive in the locker room to begin celebrating a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh. Joe Maddon has won his third Manager of the Year award, earning his first in the NL after guiding the Chicago Cubs to their first postseason berth since 2008.


  8. Awards offer no job security for skippersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 21 | Major League Baseball

    Even better for Maddon is that he has four years remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed a year ago with the Chicago Cubs. Security is not a by-product of being selected as the top manager by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.


  9. Rule 5 preview: 10 prospects eligible for DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Major League Baseball

    ... teams. Delino DeShields picked up more than 400 at-bats and was an everyday outfielder for the American League West-champion Texas Rangers. He went 7-for-24 in their AL Division Series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. Lefty Sean Gilmartin gave the Mets 57 ...


  10. In MLB, the rich get richer, while the A's get ... Rich Hill?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 |

    ... former starting-pitching stalwart A.J. Griffin for assignment. That's one arm from the back-to-back American League West division champs of 2012 and 2013 we won't be seeing back in Oakland anytime soon. Whither Jarrod Parker? Who is Rich Hill? In an ...


  11. Bounceback award caps Prince's turnaroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Texas Rangers

    ... He was third in the league in hits, sixth in hitting and ninth in RBIs to help the Rangers win the American League West. He was selected to play in the All-Star Game for the sixth time in his career. Acquired from Detroit on Nov. 20, 2013, Fielder ...


  12. Mazara among four Rangers protect from Rule 5 draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 |

    ... Jake Diekman. Center fielder Delino DeShields has parlayed his unexpected contributions to the Rangers' American League West championship into the club's Rookie of the Year, as voted by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of ...


  13. A's add Rich Hill, designate A.J. Griffin, Abad, GentryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | SFGate

    A's pitcher A.J. Griffin during workouts at the Papago Baseball facility in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday Feb. 24, 2014. The Oakland Athletics continue their spring training schedule in the Arizona desert in preparation for the 2014 MBL season.


  14. Van Slyke: Robinson Cano's 'the worst' player I've ever seenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | New York Daily News

    The former Mariners hitting coach took the lumber to Cano, calling him "the single worst third place , every-day player I've ever seen." Appearing on 920-AM in St. Louis this week, the former big leaguer put the Mariners' failures squarely on Cano's shoulders, blaming him for their woeful offense - third-fewest runs scored in the American League despite hitting the fifth-most home runs - and for hitting coach Howard Johnson and manager Lloyd McClendon getting canned along with GM Jack Zduriencik.


  15. Rangers acquire infielder from Cubs, add four to 40-man rosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    The Rangers finalized their protection of Rule 5 eligible players Friday by placing four prospects on the 40-man roster for the first time. OF Nomar Mazara, perhaps the top prospect in the system, RHP Connor Sadzeck, LHP Yohander Mendez and RHP Jose LeClerc to the roster.


  16. Houston Astros: Top Four Players to Protect in Rule V DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Climbing Tal's Hill

    ... because he couldn't be kept on the 40-man roster. Deshields went on to help the Texas Rangers win the American League West. Let's look at the top four prospects that need to be protected and give some reasons why they are worthy of a roster spot on ...


  17. Editorial: Rangers' Banister gets team to personify - Never, ever quit'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Dallas Morning News

    It's OK to admit it now, now that we know how the first chapter in the Jeff Banister story turns out. "Never, ever quit" sounds like something you might hang on the wall of a high school football team's locker room, not exactly a rallying cry for millionaire professional athletes.


  18. Donaldson's 41 home runs seal Al MVPRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | SFBay

    ... an up and coming minor league infielder ( Franklin Barreto ). The A's also got the worst record in the American League West this past season, and one of the worst teams in franchise history. The direct compensation - particularly Lawrie - was a big ...


  19. Josh Donaldson was a catalyst in the Blue Jays' firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

    Third baseman Josh Donaldson, the leading engine in the Toronto Blue Jays' high-powered offensive machine, was named Thursday the winner of the American League MVP award. Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson named AL MVP Third baseman Josh Donaldson, the leading engine in the Toronto Blue Jays' high-powered offensive machine, was named Thursday the winner of the American League MVP award.


  20. Hurdle proud of protege Banister's MOY AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Pittsburgh Pirates

    ... Rangers. In his first year as a Major League manager, Banister led Texas to a 21-game turnaround and an American League West title. "I thought he kept the positivity at a peak," Hurdle said. "He kept pouring into the players and the coaching staff ...