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  • MLB roundup: A's trade Moss to Indians

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: A's trade Moss to Indians The Oakland Athletics continued the demolition of the middle of their lineup Monday by trading first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss to the Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer as baseball's...
  • On The Fly: NJIT Scores Upset For The Ages

    Not long ago, the New Jersey Institute of Technology was a college basketball punch line. The Highlanders couldn't win a game. They literally couldn't win a game. They lost 51 in a row before finally winning in January 2009, cementing their place as the...
  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Outfielders a top target for Orioles at this week's winter meetings

    The Orioles' offseason to-do list looked dramatically different a week ago. Re-signing outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis was paramount. Trying to get a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was a potential fallback option. But in...
  • Letter to Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on how to navigate winter meetings

    Letter to Dodgers' Andrew Friedman on how to navigate winter meetings
    Dear Andrew, Can I call you, Andrew? I know we’re still getting to know each other and all, but so far it’s been a fairly lovely start. Seems like you’ve been straight with the media thus far, always a key to any relationship. And your...
  • Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

    To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger...
  • Beane: A's not rebuilding but reloading

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane had to know when he traded his best all-around player in third baseman Josh Donaldson to Toronto on Nov. 28 for a package that included...
  • Girardi expects A-Rod at third in '15, but will it be enough?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH The New York Yankees spent nearly $500 million last offseason to avoid a second straight quiet October yet that's exactly what unfolded as a disappointing offense, especially from...
  • Rebuilding Red Sox sign Sandoval, Ramirez

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH The Boston Red Sox began rebuilding over the summer. General manager Ben Cherington continued overhauling the team in late November, signing switch-hitting third baseman Pablo Sandoval...
  • Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades

    Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades
    Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders. But what...
  • MLB roundup: Rays name Cash manager

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Rays name Cash manager Even though Kevin Cash has no experience in the role, he will feel right at home as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Twenty-five years after playing for nearby Tampa Northside and 15 years after...