MLB Roundup: Marlins seek new manager, Indians to keep Jiminez (The SportsXchange)

As the Miami Marlins moved forward in the process to hire a new manager, Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price is no longer a candidate for the job.

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Mets pick up options for Wright and Dickey (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have picked up the contract options for All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey.

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Mets pick up options for Wright and Dickey (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have picked up the contract options for All-Stars David Wright and R.A. Dickey.

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All-Time Rotund Reds Roster in Honor of 2012 World Series M.V.P. Pablo Sandoval: A Fan Perspective (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Now that the San Francisco Giants have swept the Detroit Tigers, it will be interesting to predict the most lasting impressions of the 2012 World Series.

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Fan’s Take: Mets Pick Up 2013 Options on David Wright, R.A. Dickey — What Should They Do Next? (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

According to reports, the New York Mets as expected exercised the 2013 options on third baseman David Wright and Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey on Tuesday, October 30. Pardon me as I yawn.

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Victory Speech! 2012 San Francisco Giants (Big League Stew)

After all this time spent watching teams concede their seasons, it’s finally time to let the winner step up and enjoy the rush of a hard-fought victory. So without further delay, here’s our friend Dave Tobener , who’s always talking about the Giants at @gggiants and Golden Gate Giants . He had the pleasure of accepting victory for the 2010 World Series title team and also wrote the 10 best things about being a Giants fan earlier this year.
My fellow Giants fans: There are no words that can adequately express the joy I feel today. For the second time in three seasons,  the San Francisco Giants — our San Francisco Giants — are World Series champions.
I stand here before you as a proud fan, readily accepting our team’s ultimate victory; yet I am also a humbled fan, one who knows all too well the hardships we endured to get to this point in our history. As Giants fans we share a collective consciousness, one that before 2010 was filled with memories so painful that they only came in flashes to spare us the burden of fully reliving them. Images like Scott Spiezio’s stupid facial hair were burned into our brains. We recalled past years not by personal memories, but by memories of what awful things happened to the Giants. We were a shell-shocked group.

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Former Pirate Bell returns as batting coach (The SportsXchange)

The Pittsburgh Pirates named Jay Bell as their hitting coach Wednesday.

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Concession Speech: 2012 Detroit Tigers (Big League Stew)

With the season now over, teams are facing an offseason filled with golf rounds and hot-stove strategy.
But we’re not going to let them get off that easy. No sir. No way. In an attempt to bring some closure between franchise and follower, we’re giving a blogger from each team the opportunity to give a concession speech for this year’s squad. Up next is our old pal Ian Casselberry , a former Stewie who’s now a featured columnist at Bleacher Report . He wrote the 10 best things about being a Tigers fan earlier this year.
Thank you. Thank you. Please… thank you. All right. Thank you.
People of Detroit, people of Tiger Town — I know this is the speech you were hoping you wouldn’t have to hear. I certainly hoped I wouldn’t have to make it.
I know some of you are still stunned by what happened in the World Series. There was so much promise, so much excitement after the Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Anything seemed possible after that. Certainly, the first World Series championship in Detroit since 1984 seemed possible.
However, I ask that you remember how special it was just to make it to the World Series. No, we were not just happy to be there. And being swept by the San Francisco Giants was a tremendous disappointment. But hope is still alive, Tiger Town. Let that warm your heart during a cold winter.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins’ 5 Great Career Numbers (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Like many hardcore fans, I’ve had the opportunity to watch, listen to or witness (in-person) nearly every game of Jimmy Rollins’ major league career. In so doing, we’ve recognized that he’s the greatest shortstop in Philadelphia Phillies’ history.

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Top Five Moments of the 2012 MLB Postseason: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

For most baseball fans, the 2012 World Series — a sweep of the Detroit Tigers by the San Francisco Giants — provided an anticlimactic end to an otherwise exciting postseason. So here’s a look back at the five most memorable moments of the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs.

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