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Free Agent Profile: Brandon McCarthy

Oct 6 2014 2:25pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

After signing a two-year, $15.5MM contract prior to the 2013 season, Brandon McCarthy struggled with the Diamondbacks before experiencing a tremendous turnaround following a trade to the Yankees. He’ll hit the open market this season in a strong crop of free agent pitchers as he looks to cash in on his big second half. Strengths/Pros McCarthy’s past two seasons don’t look great on the whole, but there were plenty of indicators that hi ...
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California Notes: Dipoto, Angels, Lowrie, Giants

Oct 6 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Four of California’s five teams reached the postseason and two are still alive, as the Dodgers and Giants both play Game 3 of their respective NLDS series tonight.  The Dodgers will send Hyun-jin Ryu to the mound to try and take a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals, while Madison Bumgarner and the Giants can sweep away the Nationals with a victory. Here’s some news from around the Golden State… Angels GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters (including MLB.com’ ...
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Under-the-Radar MLB Free Agents Who Will Draw Big Interest Across the League

Oct 3 2014 11:44am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

From Francisco Liriano to J.J. Hardy, this offseason is packed with free agents. Who are the biggest under-the-radar free agents on the market this winter, and where will they land?Watch Bleacher Report's Scott Miller and Stephen Nelson break it down.  ...
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Grenada PM willing to act as mediator between WICB, players
Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 21 (IANS/CMC) Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has said he is prepared to act as a mediator in the ongoing pay dispute between the cricketers, West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that led to abandoning of the India tour by the team last week. | by IANS
 
Associate ICC nations confident ahead of World Cricket League
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 21 (IANS) Three associate member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Uganda, Bermuda and Singapore Tuesday exuded optimism of their teams' chances of winning the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3, beginning here Wednesday. | by IANS
 
'Kenyan athletes unfairly targeted for dope tests'
Eldoret (Kenya), Oct 21 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) chairman Isaiah Kiplagat has said his country's track and road athletes are being unfairly targeted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) because of the rapid strides made by his compatriots in the discipline. | by IANS
 
 

Cutch Vs. Kung Fu Panda, Pirates Host Giants In 2014 NL Wild Card Game

Oct 1 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Last year, we saw the Pirates get to the postseason for the first time in two decades, and they moved on with a 6-2 win against the Reds. Can they do it again when #MadBum and the Giants come to town? The Pirates throw out another reclamation project, just like they did last season with Francisco Liriano. This time, thought, it’s Edinson Volquez who goes up against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. We’ll be posti ...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Edinson Volquez A Quality Option For Wild Card Start

Sep 29 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates did exactly what they should have done in the final series of the year. They went for the jugular and tried to win the NL Central Division by starting Francisco Liriano on Saturday and Gerrit Cole on Sunday. It didn’t work out, but ha ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at least a wild card and would host that game on Wednesday. Jordy Mercer homered, ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later ...
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Pirates fall to Reds, NL Central title win wavers

Sep 27 2014 4:21pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — After a sizzling surge toward the top, the Pirates lost one that they really needed for a shot at the title. The Pirates’ NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Ari ...
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