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Joe Maddon (C) is introduced as the Chicago Cubs' new manager with Cubs president Theo Epstein (R) and general manager Jed Hoyer during a press conference on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Introduced By Cubs; Manager Gets 5-Year Deal

Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria.

11/03/2014

Joe Maddon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs Set To Introduce Joe Maddon As New Manager Monday

Recently-departed Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will be introduced Monday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs.

10/31/2014

Joe Maddon (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Exercises Opt-Out, Won’t Return To Rays; Mets Not In On Him

The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.

10/24/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees scores in front of catcher Ryan Hanigan #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays on a sacrifice fly by Brett Gardner in the sixth inning of a game on September 17, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jeter Ends Long Skid, Yankees Beat Rays 3-2

Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.

09/18/2014

Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees comes out to argue a call with umpires Marty Foster #60, Alan Porter #64 and Joe West #22. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Irate Joe Girardi Furious With Rays: ‘We Are Not Pin Cushions’

“I don’t know what they expect. You hit five of our guys in four games. You don’t think we’ll be pissed?”

09/17/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on as Chase Headley argues with home plate umpire Marty Foster after Foster ejected Headley during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2014. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Eliminated From AL East, Fall 6 Games Back In Wild-Card Race

Derek Jeter’s final season now has no chance of ending with an AL East title. “It’s frustrating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Monday night’s loss.

09/16/2014

Chris Young celebrates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

‘Faith’ Pays Off As Yankees Refuse To Perish In Playoff Hunt

“The bottom line, to just keep it simple, is we’ve just got to win games,” said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Picking up two on Friday would be a nice start.

09/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Chris Young #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a walk-off game winning three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Rays 5-4.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Young Breaks Up No-Hitter, Hits Walk-Off Homer In Huge Yankees Win

Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory.

09/12/2014

Stephen Drew is tagged out at home plate by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Out At Plate And Nearly Out Of Playoff Race

Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.

09/10/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hanigan Blocks Drew At The Plate, Rays Edge Yanks 4-3

Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Turn To Kuroda With Playoff Hopes On Life Support

The Yankees honored their glorious recent past by celebrating the retiring Derek Jeter in an elaborate ceremony prior to their latest game. The present doesn’t look anywhere near as good.

09/09/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees strikes out swinging to pitcher Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a game on August 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Blank Yankees 5-0

The Rays won their third in a row and sent New York to its fifth straight loss.

08/15/2014

David Price (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Tigers Land Ace Left-Hander David Price In 3-Team Trade

The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in three-team blockbuster Thursday.

07/31/2014

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5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

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