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11/13/2013 | Kasten expresses support for Mattingly
A day after Don Mattingly said talks for a contract extension were going well, Dodgers president Stan Kasten proclaimed solid support for the National League Manager of the Year Award runner-up.

11/13/2013 | Ten are GIBBY Manager of Year candidates
Ten managers led their team to the postseason in 2013, and all 10 of them are up for Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards as Manager of the Year.

11/13/2013 | Winter League roundup: Orlando leads Lara
Royals farmhand Paulo Orlando went went 3-for-4 and was a home run shy of the cycle as Lara cruised past Caracas, 9-1, on Tuesday in the Venezuelan Winter League.

11/13/2013 | A View from Studio 3: Touching moment for top rookie
Standing a few feet away from Jose Fernandez on Monday night, MLB Network's Matt Yallof witnessed the heartfelt scene when the Marlins' 21-year-old was named the National League Rookie of the Year.

11/13/2013 | Rockies squash Tulo rumors, seek slugger
Troy Tulowitzki's name has been at the forefront of the rumor mill this week at the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., but the Rockies, who are looking to add an impact bat, insist the star shortstop is not going anywhere.

11/12/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Byrd flies back to Phillies
The second day of the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., got off to a quick start, as the Phillies and outfielder Marlon Byrd agreed a two-year, $16 million deal.

11/12/2013 | Steinbrenner: Yanks ready to start talking to Cano
The Yankees have not held discussions with Robinson Cano's camp since free agency opened, but managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said on Tuesday that is about to change, kicking off what promises to be an eventful offseason for the club.

11/12/2013 | Expanded replay a necessary adjustment for baseball
While departed baseball purists are turning over in their graves at the thought of expanded replay, it's good for the game, for the fans, not to mention managers and umpires.

11/12/2013 | Red Sox not concerned with Napoli's health
The Red Sox thought they had a three-year agreement with free agent Mike Napoli last offseason. But concern over a degenerative hip condition led to a new deal for just one season. That was prudent. But now Napoli is a free agent again, and the Red Sox have to try to sign him once more after he hit 23 homers with 92 RBIs and an .842 OPS in 139 games.

11/12/2013 | Prized pitchers await Cy Young Award results
The 2013 Cy Young Award winners, as voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, will be revealed Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The National League finalists include Jose Fernandez, Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright. In the American League, it's down to Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma and Max Scherzer.

11/12/2013 | Hoyer happy with depth at third, eyes pitching help
The Cubs used six different players at third base last season, and as general manager Jed Hoyer rolls the clock forward to the 2014 campaign, he views the hot corner as one of the club's most promising areas.

11/12/2013 | Coaching staff to take shape in time
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik plans to spend the next few days with new manager Lloyd McClendon, and one of their first major decisions will be how to go about building a coaching staff.

11/12/2013 | Nationals could be willing to trade Span
Center fielder Denard Span recently said he is feeling comfortable playing for the Nationals, but his time with the team may soon come to an end. A talent evaluator confirmed a report from that the Nationals are listening to trade offers for the left-handed-hitting outfielder.

11/12/2013 | Wieland, Luebke appear to be in mix for starting spots
General manager Josh Byrnes and the Padres are hopeful that left-hander Cory Luebke and right-hander Joe Wieland, both returning from Tommy John surgery, will be strong enough to vie for spots in the starting rotation when Spring Training opens this coming February

11/12/2013 | Torre: Replay progressing; collisions an issue
Expanded instant replay remains on track to be implemented in time for the 2014 season even though several details remain to be ironed out, Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, said on Tuesday. There is also growing support for a rules change regarding home-plate collisions.

11/12/2013 | Jackie's legacy at heart of Pitch 42 initiative
The Jackie Robinson Foundation this year launched the Pitch 42 program, which is a scholarship initiative led by professional athletes who intend to honor Robinson's legacy. On Tuesday night, the Foundation honored the players who already have committed to Pitch 42.

11/12/2013 | GM hoping to lay groundwork at Meetings
Alex Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays set up shop at the General Managers Meetings this week in Orlando, Fla., knowing their starting rotation needs an upgrade.

11/12/2013 | Decision to return sits with Konerko after meeting Hahn
Paul Konerko could return for a 16th season with the White Sox in what figures to be his 18th and final year as a Major Leaguer. That decision now appears to rest with the White Sox captain, based on comments made by general manager Rick Hahn to reporters Tuesday afternoon at the General Managers and Owners Meetings.

11/12/2013 | Worthy Hurdle, Francona fit subjective formula
With no advanced formula to determine how much a manager affects the outcome of games, voters for the Manager of the Year Awards generally base their decisions on won-loss records, and then reward those who subjectively did more with less.

11/12/2013 | Closer, bench help top Tigers' wish list
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski might be in the single best position of any American League general manager. He has a club with very few holes that reached Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in 2013.

11/12/2013 | Astros confident in Luhnow's long-term vision
Sometime soon -- maybe a year from now, maybe two -- we're going to look back and be amazed by what the Houston Astros have built.

11/12/2013 | Mets prepare to jump into fray for corner outfielder
As the Mets begin to get a handle on how their offseason will play out, general manager Sandy Alderson said on Tuesday that he is preparing to join the crowd of big league clubs scrambling for face time with corner outfielders.

11/12/2013 | Yanks not ready to anoint Robertson as next closer
David Robertson is considered the Yankees' likeliest in-house candidate to inherit the closer's role from Mariano Rivera, but the organization isn't ready to hand over that coveted title just yet. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that one of his priorities is to improve the bullpen this offseason, and he plans to explore both the free-agent and trade markets for proven closers as well as other relievers.

11/12/2013 | Ryan: Starting pitching still on top of Twins' list
Once again, the Twins have entered the offseason with a crystal-clear goal atop their list of priorities. And once again, Minnesota's top priority remains the same: improve the starting pitching.

11/12/2013 | D-backs close to hiring Duncan to oversee pitching
The D-backs are on the verge of signing Dave Duncan as their top pitching consultant, Kevin Towers told on Tuesday during the second day of the General Managers and Owners Meetings.

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