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  1. Tampa Bay Rays replace closer Grant Balfour with committee

    The Tampa Bay Rays will go with a closer-by-committee approach to replace struggling right-hander Grant Balfour in the role, manager Joe Maddon said.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  2. Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour critical of booing fans

    Tampa Bay Rays closer Grant Balfour was critical of fans after they booed the team for blowing the lead in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game against the Oakland Athletics.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
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  4. Rays beat Angels, Weaver 3-0

    Rays beat Angels, Weaver 3-0

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  5. Rays edge Red Sox in 1st game of doubleheader

    David DeJesus had a solo homer and drew a bases-loaded walk, and Tampa Bay's bullpen pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings to lift the Rays to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  6. Konerko on yelling: You just can't have that

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The mood around the offensive-minded Chicago White Sox is so altered these days that even mild-mannered captain Paul Konerko is showing his fiery side. Konerko had a key at-bat as a pinch hitter during the White Sox's ninth-inning rally...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  7. Kernels: Fun times on Friday

    Doug Kern

    Several times a season, a day comes along that has so much stuff packed into it, we don't need to look at the rest of the week. Consider that all of the following happened in seven hours on Friday: Other Notes from the week Pirates: 5 ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  8. Oakland Athletics take struggling Jim Johnson out of closer role

    Manager Bob Melvin says the Oakland Athletics will move forward with a closer-by-committee approach while they work to get the struggling Jim Johnson back on track.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  9. MLB - Dodgers and Diamondbacks further growth of game in Australi...

    Jim Caple

    The Diamondbacks and Dodgers face off to open the 2014 season in Sydney, but the real winner will be Australian baseball.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  10. Longoria homers, Balfour perfect, Rays top Twins

    Longoria homers, Balfour perfect, Rays top Twins

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 02, 2014
  11. Morning Briefing: 4 more years for Sandy?

    Adam Rubin

    John Minchillo/Associated PressSandy Alderson wants to be general manager of the Mets for two or three more years, according to the Post. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: With position players due to report Thursday and the first full-squad work...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  12. Are relievers the new 'Moneyball'?

    David Schoenfield

    A couple articles out there about relief pitchers. Buster Olney wrote today about the Braves' important arbitration case with Craig Kimbrel: But the gap between what the Braves have offered Kimbrel -- $6.55 million -- and what Kimbrel wants in arbit...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  13. Source: Mets talking with Rodney

    Adam Rubin

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesThe Mets are in talks with Fernando Rodney's representatives, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.In the wake of the Mets losing out on Grant Balfour, Sandy Alderson has been in dialogue with free-agent closer Fernando Rodney's rep...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Mets, Rays had identical offer for Balfour

    Adam Rubin

    Grant Balfour#50 RP Oakland Athletics 2013 STATS GM65 W1 L3 BB27 K72 ERA2.59Grant Balfour, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to close games, had an identical offer on the table from the Mets, a source told ESPNN...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  15. Smart Rays swoop in to grab Grant Balfour

    David Schoenfield

    Fun with numbers. Best ERA since 2010, minimum 250 innings: 1. David Robertson, 2.36 2. Clayton Kershaw, 2.37 3. Grant Balfour, 2.47 At two years and $12 million, this looks like a solid signing for the Tampa Bay Rays, who were looking to rep...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  16. Tampa Bay Rays bring in Grant Balfour

    Jerry Crasnick

    Free-agent closer Grant Balfour reached agreement on a two-year, $12 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  17. Tyler Colvin's deal with Baltimore Orioles on hold due to physica...

    Jerry Crasnick

    For the second time this offseason, a Baltimore Orioles free-agent signing is in jeopardy over issues related to a physical exam.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014