Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became 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.
Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No. 70 jersey he wore in spring training.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was an impulsive, almost whimsical decision, the kind college students make all the time. And so it was that Dayton Moore and his college buddy decided to pull off the freeway, head to the ballpark and try to score a couple tickets for Game 7 of the 1985 World Series.
Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.
The San Francisco Giants oust the feisty Kansas City Royals in seven games, riding the sturdy left arm of ace Madison Bumgarner, who pitched himself into October lore. The 3-2 victory over the American League champs secures a 4-3 World Series win and sends the Giants to their third title in five years.
KANSAS CITY – When it was over, when he was finally able to tell the true tale of this magical night and this historic World Series, Madison Bumgarner shed the mask and made a full confession. Yes, he was nervous. Yes, he was tired. Yes, he is human.
Executives, scouts and development personnel in the Texas Rangers' organization spent last week in Surprise, Ariz., in part to get a handle on how they will proceed now that the annual overhyped, overpriced off-season market is open.
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