Bumgarner, Giants hold off Royals for third World Series title in five years
Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. Pitching on two days' rest after his shutout in Game 5, Bumgarner entered in the fifth with a 3-2 lead and pitched five shutout innings.
Red Sox sign closer Uehara to two-year, $18M deal
The Boston Red Sox have signed closer Koji Uehara for two more years. The All-Star reliever will earn $18 million through 2016. Uehara joined the Red Sox in 2013 and earned the closer's role midway through the season. He will turn 40 before opening day.
Royals come up just short in World Series, point toward next season
he emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids.
Phillips: Maddon's future, prized free agents and the Giants
TSN Baseball Analyst Steve Phillips answers several questions surrounding the game each week. This week's topics include Joe Maddon joining the Chicago Cubs, the most prized free agents on the market this offseason and the success of the San Francisco Giants.
Padres decline to pick up P Johnson's $4M option for 2015
The San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015. Johnson didn't throw a pitch for the Padres in 2014 while making $8 million. He suffered an elbow injury during spring training and underwent reconstructive surgery.
A day after World Series, Sandoval and Shields among 121 MLB free agents
Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. James Shields, Nori Aoki and Jason Frasor of the AL champion Kansas City Royals also were among the players who became free agents.
Naylor: Baseball needs to find a way to shorten games
No one wants to see a clock in baseball but horrendous TV ratings for this World Series will be the catalyst to bring change. As Dave Naylor of TSN Radio 1050 writes, baseball needs to adapt and understand that, in this day and age, less is more.
Two-time World Series champ INF Youkilis retires from baseball
"The Greek God of Walks" is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent says. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and '07.
Blue Jays acquire pitcher Hendriks from Royals in exchange for catcher Nessy
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-hander Liam Hendriks from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday in exchange for catcher Santiago Nessy. Hendriks, 25, began the regular season in the Blue Jays organization before being dealt to the Royals on July 28.
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Hubub: Are the Giants a dynasty?
The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years in dramatic fashion Wednesday night. Should they now be considered a dynasty or are they still a championship or two away? Join the discussion on Hubub.