Grateful Giants fan part of star-studded pregame ceremony

Oct 25, 2014 | No Comments

World Series pregame ceremonies typically involve famous people, celebrity anthem singers and great players from the team’s past. The Giants had all of that prior to Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, but they also included a neat twist — honoring an unassuming fan for simply being selfless and decent.

Royals may discover Bay has comforts of home

Royals may discover Bay has comforts of home

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Facing three straight games at AT&T Park, the Royals may find the Giants’ home has a familiar feel that bodes well for their chances in San Francisco.

AL Notes: Provas, Beimel, Correa, Shields, Royals

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Sad news today out of Chicago, as longtime White Sox scout Paul Provas passed away from brain cancer at age 63. As Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports, Provas had been scouting for the South Siders since 1993 after doing the same for the cross-town rival Cubs dating back to 1983. MLBTR extends its condolences to his family and friends. Here are the day’s news and rumors out of the American League: Left-hander Joe Beimel would love to return to the Mariners, and the team has expressed interest in re-signing him as a lefty specialist, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com in his latest Mariners Inbox.

Butler will serve as pinch-hitter with series in NL park

Butler will serve as pinch-hitter with series in NL park

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Ned Yost didn’t reveal his revised lineup for World Series Game 3 against the Giants on Friday, but one thing is certain — designated hitter Billy Butler won’t be in it.

Guthrie on a mission to make statement in Game 3

Guthrie on a mission to make statement in Game 3

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Some 16 years after quitting baseball to move to Europe, Jeremy Guthrie will take the game’s grandest stage for the biggest start of his career Friday. Tapped as the Royals’ Game 3 starter, Guthrie inherits the swing game in a 1-1 World Series against the Giants.

Band of brothers: Team-first mentality the key for Giants

Band of brothers: Team-first mentality the key for Giants

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

The Giants are the classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Put them up, man-for-man against some other teams, and maybe the other guys seem more impressive. But put the Giants together and they’re in the World Series for the third time in five years.

Padres name Geaney director of player development

Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

The Padres hired Sam Geaney on Thursday to be their director of player development, a role in which he will oversee the organization’s Minor League system.

Rays prospect Leonard showing impressive power potential

Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

After converting from pitcher to infielder, Rays prospect Patrick Leonard could prove to be a major part of the James Shield trade from 2012 if he continues to develop his power.

Brewers bring back Coles to be hitting coach

Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

Another year has brought another promotion for a rising star in baseball’s coaching ranks. The Brewers on Thursday hired Darnell Coles to be their hitting coach, continuing the former utility man’s swift rise up the instructional ladder.