The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they've hired Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired after the season.
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If the champs can't hold on to their stars, what is their Plan B? Who else in the division will go all-in?
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
The Phillies have declined club options on left-hander Jason Vargas and right-handers Jared Hughes and Pat Neshek.
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
Jake Arrieta, who went 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA this past season, has exercised a $20 million player option and will return to the Phillies for the 2020 season.
The Phillies have hired former Reds manager Bryan Price as their pitching coach.
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
Justin Verlander has never won a World Series start, and Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to give his thoughts on how Verlander will fare tonight, if he expects to see Max Scherzer in Game 6 or in a potential Game 7, the need for an electronic strike zone and much more (7:45). Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (24:43) and ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton previews tonight's game (30:57).
Joe Girardi was introduced as the 55th manager of the Phillies on Monday, and he said it "means a lot" that the fans are behind him.
Umpire Joe West has sued Paul Lo Duca for defamation after the former catcher alleged Billy Wagner got three straight strikeout calls from West in 2006 or 2007 because Wagner let West drive his 1957 Chevy.
The Phillies are hiring former Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
He has the experience and toughness to make it in Philly. Still, one aspect of Joe Girardi's managerial style will need an overhaul.
With the Astros collapsing both on and off the field, Buster and Keith Law discuss Houston's underwhelming performance so far and the organization's lack-luster response to the incident involving assistant GM Brandon Taubman (39:59). But before that, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (25:00) and Jessica Mendoza on the World Series and some new manager hires (11:10). Plus, Buster's interviews with Max Scherzer (30:45) and George Springer (56:40) and an excerpt from today's ESPN Daily podcast on the Astros' front office situation (35:45).
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The Philadelphia Phillies will hire Joe Girardi as their next manager, according to multiple reports. The Phillies are expected to announce the hiring later Thursday, according to reports.
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Phillies managing partner John Middleton said a CEO not only has the authority but "the responsibility and obligation to step in" when there's an impasse on decisions such as whether to fire a manager.
Another dominant Gerrit Cole playoffs performance has Buster and Karl Ravech comparing the Houston ace to another all-time great (14:32). The guys also discuss Tyler Glasnow's pitch-tipping, X-factors in each championship series, the firing of Gabe Kapler and more. Plus, Rena Banena's "Bleacher Tweets" and some jovial conversations about underage drinking and baseball sitcoms (31:33).