Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher - RealGM Wiretap
The San Francisco Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.
Their focus is reportedly on Cole Hamels and David Price http://www.titansapparelsshop.com/perrish-cox-titans-jersey-c-50/ , but other teams claim San Francisco has also checked in on Yovani Gallardo, Jeff Samardzija and Mike Leake.
San Francisco was in on Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir before they were dealt to the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, respectively.
Red Sox To Interview Quinton McCracken For GM Role - RealGM Wiretap
The Boston Red Sox appear to be progressing in their search for a general manager.
Ben Cherington stepped down as Boston's GM when Dave Dombrowski was hired as president last month.
Frank Wren, Dan O'Dowd, Mike Hazen, Jerry Dipoto, De Jon Watson and Billy Eppler have been linked to the position, but a new candidate has emerged.
One of the first interviews completed will be with Houston Astros director of player development Quinton McCracken.
McCracken, 45, would be the second top executive lost by Houston if hired. The Astros have already lost assistant general manager David Stearns http://www.titansapparelsshop.com/nate-palmer-titans-jersey-c-23/ , who was officially named general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Royals Name Doug Henry Bullpen Coach - RealGM Wiretap
The Royals today named Doug Henry the bullpen coach for the 2013 season. Henry, who served as the Royals interim bullpen coach the final two weeks of the 2012 season, takes over for Steve Foster, who was named the club’s Special Assistant to GMMinor League Pitching Coordinator on August 31.
“Doug has worked as a pitching coach or coordinator at nearly every minor league level and brings a strong working relationship with a majority of our current Major League relief pitchers,” Royals’ GM Dayton Moore said. “His experience in the game will be invaluable to our coaching staff as well as the pitchers he’ll interact with on a daily basis.”
Ryan Vogelsong Hit In Head By Pitch Carted Off - RealGM Wiretap
Ryan Vogelsong left PNC Park in an ambulance after being struck in the head by a pitch on Monday afternoon.
A 92-mph fastball from the Colorado Rockies' Jordan Lyles rode up and appeared to contact Vogelsong's head under his visor as the pitcher batted with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning.
Vogelsong fell to the ground and stayed there until he was attended to by Pittsburgh head athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk. It was not clear if Vogelsong ever lost consciousness.
MLB To Expand Investigation Into Miami Area Clinic - RealGM Wiretap
Major League Baseball has been independently investigating suspected links between alleged performance-enhancing substances supplier Anthony Bosch and several big league stars.
MLB is continuing its investigation, broadening efforts and scope where additional leads have developed, such as those reported this week in the Miami New Times.
League officials will travel to Florida to meet with the publication's editors and lawyers to see if they can obtain the records that implicate Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and others.