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Joe Maddon: ‘I’ve Got To Hear What Everyone Has To Say’

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a first big splash when they hired Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations. Considering the working relationship and friendship Friedman holds with Joe Maddon, a widespread presumption was he was next to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. However, Friedman backed Don Mattingly in his introductory press conference two days after Maddon said he wanted to remain with the Rays. O ...

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Twitter Reaction To Joe Maddon Leaving Tampa Bay Rays

The Los Angeles Dodgers made headlines when they lured Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays to assume the president of baseball operations role for the franchise with vast resources. Friedman's arrival had many believing Joe Maddon was the next shoe to fall, but Friedman said Mattingly would return next season and Maddon had one more year remaining on his contract barring the expected signing of an ...

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MLB News: Players Want To Be Heard In Pace Of Game Changes

In his final season as MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig has visited several stadiums, held multiple press conferences, and presented Vin Scully with an award. Selig also formed a committee and charged them with the task of coming up with methods to shorten the average length of games played. The committee instituted changes that are currently being tested in the Arizona Fall League, with the idea some of the new ...

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MLB To Test Pace Of Game Tactics In Arizona Fall League

Along the way to clinching their second consecutive NL West division title, the Los Angeles Dodgers ruffled some feathers in Major League Baseball's front office. The Dodgers had their bubble machine put on a one-game suspension for what Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, Joe Torre, later described as not sitting right with him, and the team was warned for their slow-moving demeanor. Accelerat ...

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MLB News: 2014 Postseason Schedule Released

After falling to the St. Louis Cardinals in six games in last season's National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to take the next step in this year's postseason. With only 16 regular season games to go and the playoffs right around the corner, the 2014 MLB Postseason Schedule was released Thursday. The National League Wild Card game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and will be bro ...

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MLB News: Rob Manfred Elected As New Commissioner

It was well known that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig's term is coming to an end, which created the need to anoint a predecessor. Selig's 22-year term will come to an end in January and voting for who will succeed him was held on Thursday. The minimum requirement to be elected was 23 votes as the MLB owners met to place their votes. After multiple rounds of voting, the owners came to a unanimo ...

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Trade Deadline: Tigers Reportedly Acquire David Price

Among the starting pitchers believed to be on the market this year, Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was arguably the most coveted. The Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees were believed to be among the teams who held discussions with the Rays on their left-hander. With just under 20 minutes remaining before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the ...

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Trade Deadline: Denorfia And Parra Leave NL West

While the Los Angeles Dodgers mulled the various trade options available to them before ultimately deciding to stand pat, two NL West foes made moves prior to Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. With the Seattle Mariners fighting for a playoff spot in the AL, they made the decision to acquire outfielder Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres. The move was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: chri ...

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Trade Deadline: Red Sox Deal John Lackey And Jon Lester

Believed to be sellers in the market, the Boston Red Sox were busy the morning of Thursday's non-wavier trade deadline. Having already traded Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants July 26, the Red Sox made John Lackey and Jon Lester available. Despite being in the final year of his contract, there wasn't a lack of interest for Lester, who has a proven postseason track record. The Los Angeles Dodgers and St ...

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2014 All-Star Game Recap: Miguel Cabrera Homers In American League Win

Playing in the final All-Star game of his career, Derek Jeter nearly recorded the first out of the game on a diving stop to rob Andrew McCutchen of a single. Instead, the Pirates center fielder had an infield single. McCutchen advanced to second base on a wild pitch before Felix Hernandez struck out the next two batters and got Paul Goldschmidt to ground out. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's decis ...

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