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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval acknowledges the crowd in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Confident Sandoval Will Stay In The Bay

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every indication" free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval...

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Jose Canseco Is Selling His Shot-off Finger?

- Lauren Chiong, KHTK/Sacramento According to some humorous and bizarre tweets from baseball-turned-reality-star Jose Canseco, he’d like to sell his “slightly used middle finger,” the same one he recently blew off his hand while cleaning […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Offseason Moves, Sign DH Butler

The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season. The A’s announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler, who provides versatility for manager Bob […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29:  Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants looks on in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Calling It Quits After 2015

San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won’t leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th […]

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Marlins Make Record $325 Million Deal With Giancarlo Stanton

The Marlins set a record-breaking deal with Giancarlo Stanton worth $325 million to keep him for 13 years.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Former A’s First Baseman Dies In Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57. The A’s confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in […]

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27:  Starter Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

And The MLB Cy Young Awards Go To…

Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did – a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Corey Kluber edging out Felix Hernandez for the AL pitching prize, that was no […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants waits to bat in the first inning while taking on the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Turn Attention To Keeping The Panda

The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval. General manager Brian Sabean and his staff have told free-agent starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong that the World Series champions need time […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds the Commissioner's Trophy during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls Giants from Air Force One

The San Francisco Giants got a congratulatory call from Air Force One for their World Series victory. President Barack Obama placed the call Saturday to Giants Manager Bruce Bochy on a flight from Washington to Detroit […]

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Sandoval Wants To Spend Rest Of Career With Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds. “Don’t walk by […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Kansas City Royals fans react to their team's defeat in the Power and Light District during Game Seven of the World Series on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Thousands of fans gathered to watch the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Just How Many People Actually Watched Game 7?

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants’ 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company said Thursday […]

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29:  Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants looks on in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Calling It Quits After 2015

San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won’t leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants waits to bat in the first inning while taking on the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Turn Attention To Keeping The Panda

The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval. General manager Brian Sabean and his staff have told free-agent starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong that the World Series champions need time […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds the Commissioner's Trophy during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

President Obama Calls Giants from Air Force One

The San Francisco Giants got a congratulatory call from Air Force One for their World Series victory. President Barack Obama placed the call Saturday to Giants Manager Bruce Bochy on a flight from Washington to Detroit […]

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Sandoval Wants To Spend Rest Of Career With Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds. “Don’t walk by […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Kansas City Royals fans react to their team's defeat in the Power and Light District during Game Seven of the World Series on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Thousands of fans gathered to watch the Kansas City Royals take on the San Francisco Giants.  (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

Just How Many People Actually Watched Game 7?

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants’ 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company said Thursday […]

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Jose Canseco Is Selling His Shot-off Finger?

- Lauren Chiong, KHTK/Sacramento According to some humorous and bizarre tweets from baseball-turned-reality-star Jose Canseco, he’d like to sell his “slightly used middle finger,” the same one he recently blew off his hand while cleaning […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Offseason Moves, Sign DH Butler

The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season. The A’s announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler, who provides versatility for manager Bob […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Former A’s First Baseman Dies In Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57. The A’s confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in […]

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 23:  Hiroyuki Nakajima #3 of the Oakland Athletics leads off second base during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on February 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

A’s Decline To Exercise Shortstop’s Contract Option

The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout. The highly touted Nakajima, 32, never played a major league game after receiving […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15:  Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, bench coach Mike Aldrete and Manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals look on during Game Two of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on October 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Hire Mike Aldrete As Bench Coach

The Athletics have hired former Oakland and San Francisco first baseman and outfielder Mike Aldrete as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin’s staff. Aldrete fills a vacancy left when Chip Hale became Arizona’s manager earlier this […]