Pablo Sandoval: “I want to wear [a Giants jersey] for the rest of my career.” HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Pablo Sandoval says he wants to retire a Giant. He's a free agent and is expected to sign a lengthy, expensive contract.
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Pablo Sandoval on free agency: 'I want to be here for the rest of my career.' Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The dark clouds hovering over the San Francisco Giants championship celebration on Friday afternoon weren't just there to rain on their parade. They were also there to represent the biggest dilemma facing club CEO Larry Baer and general manager Brian Sabean during the offseason: Pablo Sandoval's free agency. Sandoval will officially file for free agency on Monday, leaving open the possibility...
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Dodgers decline $14 million option on Chad Billingsley’s contract HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Chad Billingsley is now a free agent after the Dodgers declined their club option for the 2015 season.
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Marlins Man is so famous now, people are dressing like him for Halloween Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — The San Francisco Giants won October, they have the World Series trophy to prove it . But Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man , had himself one heck of a month too. He went from peculiar sight — who's that guy sitting behind home plate at the World Series? — to legit pop culture phenomenon. The proof of that comes in the willingness of people to dress up like him for Halloween....
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Colby Lewis to test free agency after inability to reach deal with Rangers HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Colby Lewis will test free agency after he and the Rangers couldn't strike a deal.
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Jockey gave away “Mad Bum” underwear to Giants fans HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Madison Bumgarner's post-season performance prompted Jockey to make underwear with "Mad Bum" on the backside, a special gift to Giants fans at Friday's World Series parade in San Francisco.
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Rockies exercise option on 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — This season Hawkins become one of 16 pitchers in MLB history with 1,000 or more appearances and if healthy he'll move into the top 10 next season.
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Hunter Pence gets WWE title belt from Daniel Bryan at Giants victory parade Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — In a fitting culmination of the San Francisco Giants' postseason, World Wrestling Entertainment star Daniel Bryan showed up Friday at the Giants' World Series victory parade and presented outfielder Hunter Pence with a WWE title belt. Nobody on the Giants seemed to mind the wet weather Friday afternoon for their victory parade . Not only did Bryan show up, but Giants legends such as Barry...
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Rangers decline Alex Rios’ $13.5 million option HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Rios is now a free agent coming off a season in which he hit .280 with four homers and a .709 OPS in 131 games.
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The Cubs to announce the hiring of Joe Maddon on Monday HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The end of this awkward, orchestrated process is in sight.
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Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — He'll be eligible for free agency next offseason at age 34.
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Cubs fire Rick Renteria as manager to make way for Joe Maddon Big League Stew (David Brown) — Amid speculation that the Chicago Cubs already have agreed to bring Joe Maddon aboard as their new manager, the team announced Friday afternoon it has fired Rick Renteria from the position he held for one season. Cubs team president Theo Epstein even said in a statement that Renteria "deserved" to stay on as manager, but that's not what is happening.   Interesting #Cubs title press...
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