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Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon, former Tampa Bay Rays manager

5 hours 3 min ago
The Chicago Cubs hired Joe Maddon as manager. Maddon led Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times in nine seasons. The Cubs fired Rick Renteria, who was 73-89 in his only season as the team’s manager. Renteria played for the Mariners in the 1980s.
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Hisashi Iwakuma selected to play for MLB all-stars in Japan

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:31
This was in the works as the 2014 season was coming to an end, but it was made official today. Mariners all-star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was added to the MLB all-star team that will be touring Japan in November. The team of MLB all-stars will play a five-game series and two exhibition game agai
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San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:46
Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Baseball’s business season starts anew

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:16
Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
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Hisashi Iwakuma is coming back to Mariners for 2015

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:01
Hardly a surprise, but his contract option was automatically exercised at $7 million.
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A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decide on the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 - 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts - and last season to have the option vest
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As Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:21
To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way because of a few spectacular examples. Justin Smoak could be another one.
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Hot Stove: Early list of 2015 free agents

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:46
Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are more than 30 players who may become free agents if the options on their respective contracts are not picked up -- Billy Butler ($12.5 milllion club option, Adam LaRoche ($15
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Giants, Madison Bumgarner beat Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:08
The Giants claim their third title in five seasons behind Madison Bumgarner’s five innings of near-perfect relief in a 3-2 win in Game 7 of the World Series.
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Joe Maddon likely next Cubs manager

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:46
Joe Maddon, who exercised an opt-out clause in his contract last week to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, has reached a lucrative agreement to manage the Chicago Cubs.
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The San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series Champs -- So what's next?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:16
So the worst thing about today? It means there is no baseball till April 6, 2015. The 2014 season comes to end with the wild card teams battling for seven games in the World Series. The Giants, led by Madison Bumgarner (Beast), Pablo Sandoval (Panda) and Hunter Pence (giraffe on meth) outlasted the
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Kansas City forces Game 7 with 10-0 rout

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:43
Royals get to Jake Peavy early, take 7-0 lead after two innings to tie Series before raucous home crowd.
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Me and Maz: Reliving the most famous home run in World Series history

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 01:16
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Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:16
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.
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Thousands are at cemetery for burial of Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:31
St. Louis Cardinals officials and players were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery in the Dominican Republic for the burial of former major-league outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22.
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Justin Smoak claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:52
As expected, Justin Smoak won't be back with the Seattle Mariners next season. It became obvious at the end of the 2014 season that the team was going to move on from the switch-hitting first baseman.
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Mariners' weekly winter league report -- October 28, 2014

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:46
Here's this week's Mariners' winter league report from Kelly Munro
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D.J. Peterson to participate in the Arizona Fall League "Fall-Stars" game

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 03:46
The Arizona Fall League announced the rosters for the 2014 Fall-Stars game on Monday. Mariners' top hitting prospect DJ Peterson was named to the West Division squad. Peterson is hitting just .191 (5-for-47) with a homer and three doubles and a .641 OPS in 13 games. But the selections aren't ba
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Kansas City Royals, down 3-2, return home for Game 6 of World Series on Tuesday

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:00
The Kansas City Royals will turn to 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura to save their season in Game 6 of the World Series. He happens to be the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras dies in car accident

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:48
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
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