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  1. Robinson to Return As Expos Manager

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=545&ncid=755&e=1&u=/ap/20021119/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_expos_robinson MONTREAL (AP) - Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has accepted a one-year contract to return as manager of the Montreal Expos (news). The 67-year-old Robinson guided the Expos to a second-place finish in the NL East last season. The Expos were 83-79, a 15-victory improvement over 2001, and the team's best finish since 1996. The announcement was made by Expos vice...

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    11-20-02 03:19 PM Go to last post
  2. Help- Baseball Salary Cap

    I am giving a speech this Friday on why baseball should NOT have a salary cap. My professor wants me to take a different look at it, anyway I would really appreciate any oponions that you all have on why we should remain without a salary cap. I will mention this forum in my presentation. I have a few of my own but I was wondering if some of you could help me out. I really appreciate it, thanks in advance! Lisa

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    11-20-02 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Red Sox to make big pitch for Cuban hurler

    Sox to make big pitch for Cuban hurler By Gordon Edes, Globe Staff, 11/19/2002 http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/323/sports/Sox_to_make_big_pitch_for_Cuban_hurler+.shtml The major league scout laughed at the audacity of it, but there was no doubt he meant it. ''Who do I think of when I see Jose Contreras?'' he said last Friday. ''He reminds me of Roger Clemens.'' Is there a Cuban Rocket in the Red Sox' future? If Sox owner John W. Henry has his way, there will be. Almost from the...

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    11-19-02 08:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Random stuff

    http://www.globe.com/dailyglobe2/317/sports/Ricciardi_kept_things_friendly_with_Beane+.shtml Beane said his wife, Tara, was highly impressed that the Sox arranged for Katie Couric to sing her ''Happy Birthday'' on the Beanes' answering machine as part of their effort to land him. The gesture helped ease her initial concerns. ...

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    11-19-02 07:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Baker now manages the Cubbies!!!

    espn.com: Friday, November 15 Baker takes job trying to turn around Cubs Associated Press CHICAGO -- Dusty Baker was hired Friday to manage the Chicago Cubs, accepting one of baseball's most challenging assignments.

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    11-19-02 12:12 PM Go to last post
  6. ESPN.com: Mets want Glavine, considering Neagle

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1113/1460506.html Wednesday, November 13 Updated: November 14, 9:00 AM ET GMs working with 'slower-developing market' Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. -- Despite the fact that nearly all of baseball's general managers and a handful of agents are together this week, only one notable player has changed teams so far.

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    11-19-02 09:22 AM Go to last post
  7. Yogi article on his time w/ Mets

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/nym/news/nym_news.jsp?ymd=20021118&content_id=178345&vkey=news_nym&fext=.jsp 11/18/2002 1:23 pm ET Remembering Yogi Berra's Mets By Kevin T. Czerwinski / MLB.com NEW YORK -- The images often associated with Yogi Berra are those of grainy black and white films from the 1940s and '50s when he was starring for the Yankees, helping lead the Bombers to 10 World Series crowns. He's known for his humor as well, and remains popular today as a...

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    11-19-02 06:12 AM Go to last post
  8. Denny Stark, How Does He Do It?

    Has anyone watched Denny Stark of the Rockies ptich? He's right handed starter who has an era of 3.21 in COOR FILED. What does this guy throw?!

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    11-19-02 12:08 AM Go to last post
  9. Does anyone remember a trade last season...

    ...where some team got a good pitcher and it turned out he was injured and he couldnt pitch - so basically the team who got him got screwed? Its driving us nuts here at work...please help out!

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    11-18-02 03:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Cubs vs. Red Sox: The horror, the horror

    Cubs vs. Red Sox: The horror, the horror http://espn.go.com/mlb/s/2002/1107/1457520.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ESPN.com Let's face facts: The Cubs and their friends to the east, the Red Sox, know all about losing. The Cubs haven't won the World Series since 1908 while the Red Sox were last crowned champions in 1918, interestingly enough beating the Cubs in six games. You must admit, it's been a painful time for each team since...

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    11-18-02 03:18 PM Go to last post
  11. A Minnesota flavor

    to today's "day in baseball" musings. Leading off the pack is the strike one delivered to the Bud and Carl show one year ago today. A lower court ruling prohibits Mr. Pohlad from selling the Twins unless the new owner agrees that the team will play all next season's home games in the Metrodome, the first nail in the coffin of Bud Selig's plan to contract two teams, with one of them being the Twins. And on today's waiver wire, in another of the bummers the business end of the game brings...

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    11-18-02 12:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Irabu cut by Texas

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=tex (toward the bottom) RHP Hideki Irabu was released Nov. 13. Irabu went 3-8 with a 5.74 ERA, pitching only until July 15 because of blood clots in his lungs. But he also had a team-high 16 saves. He began the season as a starter but was tried as a closer following an injury to Jeff Zimmerman and the struggles of John Rocker. maybe Irabu can find a spot in our bullpen... Godzilla and the Fat Toad, together at last ;)

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    11-18-02 02:15 AM Go to last post
  13. Shinjo?

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1116/1462006.html Saturday, November 16 With Lofton in center, Giants waive Shinjo SportsTicker SAN FRANCISCO -- Tsuyoshi Shinjo, who spent a considerable amount of time as a starting outfielder for the National League champion San Francisco Giants, was waived Friday. Shinjo, one of the first position players to make the transition from Japan, hit .238 with nine homers and 37 RBI in 118 games for San Francisco. The versatile 30-year-old, who can...

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    11-18-02 12:27 AM Go to last post
  14. AL Gold Gloves Go West

    11/13/2002 10:50 am ET West captures eight AL Gold Gloves Mariners lead pack with three winners MLB.com The West continued its dominance of the 2002 baseball awards, capturing eight of the nine Gold Gloves in the American League. The Mariners received three Gold Gloves: first baseman John Olerud, second baseman Bret Boone and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Catcher Bengie Molina and outfielder Darin Erstad from the world champion Angels were honored, while the Rangers had two players...

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    11-17-02 08:40 PM Go to last post
  15. Payroll plan a factor for Byrd By Robert Falkoff / MLB.com

    Payroll plan a factor for Byrd By Robert Falkoff / MLB.com http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20021116&content_id=178115&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If the Royals are going to retain Paul Byrd, they'll have to sell the free-agent right-hander on the idea that they can do more with less. Byrd said Saturday it was "discouraging" to hear that Kansas City is planning to trim its 25-man roster payroll from $47.3 million to approximately $37 million for...

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    11-17-02 05:07 PM Go to last post
  16. M's got a new manager

    Bench coach from Arizona http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1115/1461054.html SEATTLE -- Arizona bench coach Bob Melvin was hired Friday as the Seattle Mariners' first new manager in a decade, replacing Lou Piniella Fri., Nov. 15 The hiring of Bob Melvin in Seattle means that 40 percent of the major-league managers were either full-time catchers or had brief catching experience. I can't remember there being such a high percentage, but it makes sense, considering how involved...

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    11-17-02 03:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Babe's sunken piano could be music to ears of Red Sox fans

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news/ap/20020223/ap-babespiano.html They've really sunk to a new low this time :lol: By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer February 23, 2002 BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox fans will go to any depths to break the Curse of the Bambino.

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    11-17-02 03:46 PM Go to last post
  18. A`s trade Lidle to Bluejays for two Minor Leaguers

    They save 4.8 million in payroll.They acquire Mike Rouse an inf and a RHP Chris Mowday.Lidle had an 8-10 record with a 3.89 era.The A`s are not counting on Ted Lilly to take his place.

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    11-17-02 03:28 PM Go to last post
  19. MLB wins to even up the Japan Series

    MLB wins to tie up Series is all even in Japan By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com TOKYO -- The Japan All-Star Series is going down to the last game. The Major League Baseball All-Star team defeated Japan, 12-7, Saturday night in the Tokyo Dome to do the unthinkable --come back all the way back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the All-Star portion of the series. Bragging rights and about $500,000 in prize money will go to the team that wins Sunday afternoon's getaway Game 7. MLB also defeated...

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    11-17-02 12:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Denver Post: Valentine earns Rickey Award for post-attack efforts

    Bobby V. is not one of my favorites but this is a nice article. :) Helping amid tears and ash Valentine earns Rickey Award for post-attack efforts By Jack Etkin, Rocky Mountain News November 15, 2002 http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/rockies/article/0,1299,DRMN_19_1547015,00.html About two weeks before the end of this past season, a dismal time when Bobby Valentine said "the walls were tumbling down," the then-New York Mets manager learned he had won the Branch Rickey Award.

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    11-17-02 11:01 AM Go to last post

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