Jeff Kent is coaching college baseball (Big League Stew)

Jeff Kent said he never wanted to be a pro ballplayer. He retired from Major League Baseball with more home runs than any other second baseman in history . Kent said he never wanted to be a "Little League" dad. He coaches his son's team. Kent also figured, probably, that he'd never coach college baseball. As of this season, he's a volunteer assistant for the Southwestern University team in Georgetown, Texas. Who could ever say that non-dreams don't come true? Kent, who retired in 2009 after 17 seasons with six different teams, describes himself to KEYE-TV in Austin as "a former pro baseball player who has a lot of knowledge. If I can pass it on to the next kid, hopefully he'll get better from it. If that happens, then cool." After playing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and others, what brought Kent to Southwestern, an NCAA Div. III school? Kent makes his home nearby, and he works at a local college baseball development program with Southwestern's new pitching coach, Keith Jackson. Jackson recruited Kent, and here he is, after earning about $86 million playing ball. KEYE reports:

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Take a look inside Carlos Beltran’s Long Island mansion (Big League Stew)

Despite coming back to the New York area after signing a three-year, $45 million contract with the Yankees , Carlos Beltran is still under contract to sell his Long Island mansion according to Valerie Kellogg of Newsday . Beltran originally listed the property in February of 2012, seven months after the New York Mets traded him to the San Francisco Giants. By that point he'd signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, so it appeared his time in New York was finished. Beltran initially listed the home — which includes seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a home movie theater, gym, pool room and karaoke bar in the basement — at $5.8 million. That number has since dropped to its current price: $4.725 million. Beltran paid $4.250 million for the property in 2005.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Sept 28 (The Sports Xchange) - The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Hunter Pence agree to a five-year, $90 million contract, CBSSports.com reported on Saturday. The deal, which is still pending a physical, could be officially announced on Sunday. It reportedly includes a no-trade clause. Giants chief executive Larry Baer and Pence spoke at Pence's locker after Friday night's game while reporters were present. Baer said he only congratulated Pence for winning the team's Willie Mac Award, given to the team's most inspirational player. ...

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MLB Roundup: Giants, Pence set for new deal (The SportsXchange)

The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Hunter Pence agree to a five-year, $90 million contract, CBSSports.com reported Saturday.

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Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball (NBC Sports)

Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers 7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8.    Andrew McCutchen,…

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Giants, 2, Mets 1 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Madison Bumgarner threw seven solid innings Thursday afternoon and Juan Perez and Ehire Adrianza each had an RBI in the fourth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets on Thursday.

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Giants lineup: Pablo sits, Posey at first (Comcast SportsNet Bay Area)

Managers Bruce Bochy and Terry Collins have announced their lineups for the series finale between the Giants and Mets in New York.San Francisco Giants

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Giants-Mets Preview (The Associated Press)

A dramatic comeback helped the New York Mets re-establish their success over the San Francisco Giants.

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Mets 5, Giants 4 (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK -- Josh Satin's two-run single capped a four-run ninth-inning rally Wednesday night by the New York Mets as they edged the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in front of an announced crowd of 23,698 at Citi Field.

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Angel Pagan’s big night leads Giants over Mets 8-5 (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A big game for Angel Pagan left the San Francisco Giants lamenting where they might be in the standings if their leadoff hitter was healthy all season.

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