Pirates sign Josh Stinson HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Stinson has had brief looks in the majors with the Orioles, Brewers, and Mets, combining to throw 52 innings with a 4.47 ERA in parts of four seasons.
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The Mets are interested in Michael Cuddyer HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — He only played 49 games this season, but they were 49 pretty good games.
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Gold Glove finalists announced HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — On your mark. Get set. Complain!
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The Brewers hire Darnell Coles as their hitting instructor HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — He previously managed in the Brewers' minor league system.
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Blue Jays “getting a lot of interest” in Adam Lind HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Will the Blue Jays trade Lind after he hit .321 this season?
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HBT Daily: Did Ned Yost outduel Bruce Bochy? HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Or did the players actually have something to do with all of this?
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World Series Game 2 draws 49.6 TV rating in Kansas City Big League Stew (David Brown) — The Kansas City Royals not only evened up the World Series against the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 on Wednesday night, they also scored an impressive victory of sorts against the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs in the local TV ratings.   TV ratings for the World Series Game 2 rebounded somewhat, pulling an 8.8 overnight, winning the night. KC was a 49.6; SF was a 28.7. — John Ourand...
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The Rockies fire their pitching coach HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Who wants THAT job? Anyone? Anyone?
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The Cubs’ battle with the rooftop owners may be coming to an end HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The team may soon own the buildings across Waveland and Sheffield Avenues.
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Small Change Looms Large: The Strike-Zone Revolution

NY Times: Bats (By DAVID LEONHARDT) — One reason that baseball teams are scoring less is that the strike zone has gotten larger in recent years, mostly around batters’ knees.
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On Baseball: Billy Butler Isn’t Like the Other Speedy, Defensive-Minded Kansas City Royals

NY Times: Bats (By TYLER KEPNER) — Butler’s skills as designated hitter do not go with the game the Royals tend to play, but his bat helped beat the Giants in Game 2 and it is hard to imagine the team without him.
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John Hart to be named Braves President of Baseball Operations HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Presumably, the Braves will also hire a general manager, giving them the two-headed front office we've seen in Chicago and will soon see in Los Angeles.
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Giants' Hudson to Face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.
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Chris Colabello tried to play through an injury. It didn’t work. HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — And now he may be on his way to Korea.
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There was a Tim Lincecum sighting last night! But then he went away again. HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The Freak was back last night. And he did OK, though he left with a stiff back.
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