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  • Matt Williams, Buck Showalter are managers of year in MLB

    Matt Williams, who led the Washington Nationals to the best record in the National League in his first season as a manager, and Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to their first division championship since 1997, were honored Tuesday as managers...
  • Kirk Gibson fired by Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Manager Kirk Gibson on Friday, one day after hiring Dave Stewart as their new general manager. The decision to fire Gibson -- and bench coach Alan Trammell -- was announced not by Stewart but by Tony La Russa, the...
  • Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

    Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories
    Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors. His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
  • Terry Bevington can feel for Rick Renteria

    Terry Bevington can feel for Rick Renteria
    More than most people who feel unappreciated by their bosses, Terry Bevington can relate to Rick Renteria. Bevington was the White Sox manager left in limbo as former Sox GM Ron Schueler pursued a potential replacement — not once but twice...
  • Arizona Diamondbacks name Chip Hale manager

    Arizona Diamondbacks name Chip Hale manager
    The Arizona Diamondbacks named Chip Hale as the team's seventh manager on Monday. D-backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa made the announcement official after there were reports earlier in the day. Hale, 49, replaces manager Kirk Gibson, who...
  • Ex-UConn SS Nick Ahmed Enjoys Taste Of Majors, Future Is Bright

    WETHERSFIELD — Nick Ahmed's career appeared to have hit a dead end in 2013. He hit .163 in April and .113 in May in Double A, that key breakthrough level on the road to the big leagues. But he never took his hitting struggles to the field. He...
  • TBS analyst Ron Darling talks about Royals-Orioles ALCS, Showalter, Kansas City's speed

    Former Mets pitcher Ron Darling will be part of a three-man broadcast booth anchored by play-by-play man Ernie Johnson and former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. during the American League Championship Series, and he spoke with The Baltimore Sun about his...
  • White Sox grant Diamondbacks permission to interview Joe McEwing

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have received permission from the Chicago White Sox to interview third-base coach Joe McEwing for the open managerial position in Arizona, the Diamondbacks announced Wednesday. McEwing has been the Sox third-base coach for three...
  • Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them

     Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them
    In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this: The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field. So far, only one is succeeding. The Cardinals recently built their own...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Dave McKay returning to the Cubs, the departure of the Cubs’ Class-A move from Kane County to South Bend and the Cubs’ National League 2015 Rookie of...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Might have had decent year if relievers didn't lead majors with 4.5 walks per nine innings and third-worst ERA. Indians: Kluberrific: Corey Kluber finishes with second-best WAR among starters, just...