From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines (The Associated Press)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 22, 2014 at 2:23 am



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List of World Series winners (Reuters)

(Reuters) - List of winners in Major League Baseball's World Series: 2013 - Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 2012 - San Francisco Giants 4, Detroit Tigers 0 2011 - St. Louis Cardinals 4, Texas Rangers 3 2010 - San Francisco Giants 4, Texas Rangers 1 2009 - New York Yankees 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 2008 - Philadelphia Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 1 2007 - Boston Red Sox 4, Colorado Rockies 0 2006 - St. Louis Cardinals 4, Detroit Tigers 1 2005 - Chicago White Sox 4, Houston Astros 0 2004 - Boston Red Sox 4, St. ...

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm



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Diamondbacks hire A’s bench coach Hale as manager (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Former Arizona third base coach Chip Hale was hired Monday to replace Kirk Gibson as the Diamondbacks manager.

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Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason (The Associated Press)

Put a bat in someone's hands during the postseason and he can become dangerous. That goes for players who make their money on the mound rather than at the plate, too.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 11, 2014 at 2:49 am



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The Transfer Market – Is it Just One Giant Gamble?

Even though the transfer window is well and truly closed, there are rumours abound of who is wanting who when the transfer window reopens in January.

All of this gossip and rumour gives fans and football lovers across the world hope of the next big signing for their club. Just this week the rumours are that Man United ae set to bid for both Arturo Videl a midfielder and his Juventus teammate, Angelo Ogbonna 26 a defender. This transfer double bagger wouldn’t be cheap, coming in at an expected £51m. And not to forget, there’s the rumour that Christiano Ronaldo is wanting a return to Man United, but not for 2 years.

Throughout the Premiership season, there’s a constant flow of gossip and rumour and this adds to the excitement of the season and adds to the fans and punters betting their wages on their favourite team to win win win, M88 an international sportsbook betting company says that a new player signed to a team can increase the wagers on that team by 3 fold. But, for the teams, is the transfer market just one giant gamble, with teams buying players based on hype and short term form?

Let’s have a look at two transfer flops of previous seasons.

Andriy Shevchenko – AC Milan to Chelsea (£30.8m)

Chelsea have had some calamitous purchases over the year but not so much as Shevchenko – who without doubt with a goal scoring record of £3.5m per goal. But Andriy isn’t Chelsea’s only falter on the transfer market. Let’s not forget…

Adrian Mutu – Parma to Chelsea (£15.8m)

He was bought in the Summer of 2003 from Parma, but in Spetmeebr 2004, he failed a drugs test for Cocaine, so that put him on plane back to Serie A and Juventus almost straight away.

We can’t leave out Man United from this list…

Juan Sebastian Veron Lazio to Man United (£28.1 million)

Had a two year stint at Old Trafford and was meant to provide competition for the likes of David Beckham and Paul Scholes, but he did no such thing.He couldn’t cope with the speed of the Premiership and was sold to Chelsea??..Interesting.

These days players are well analysed before the purchases are made, but the flops still happen and it can be a very expensive gamble if it all goes wrong!

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This post was written by JoeMcDonald on October 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm



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After 16 years in, Tim Hudson advances in playoffs (The Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.

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Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) - The Baltimore Orioles decided to start right-hander Bud Norris for Game Three of the American League Divisional Series on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers instead of righty Miguel Gonzalez. Baltimore planned to start Gonzalez, but announced Saturday that it will instead go with Norris. It is not clear why the club made the change. Norris, 29, was 15-8 with a 3.65 earned run average in 165 1/3 innings this regular season. He had a 2.08 ERA in five September starts. Sunday will mark Norris' first career postseason start. Gonzalez, 30, was 10-9 with a 3. ...

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D-Backs to interview A’s bench coach Chip Hale (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks say they have received permission to interview Oakland Athletics bench coach Chip Hale for the team's vacant manager position.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 2, 2014 at 7:09 pm



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Johnson and Natera to be replaced by Mets (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets say they will replace hitting coach Lamar Johnson and assistant hitting coach Luis Natera.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm



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