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2:20 AM ET, October 22, 2009

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Jon Heyman / Sports Illustrated:
Yankees top list of contenders in race for coveted free agent Holliday … Outfielder Matt Holliday, probably the biggest free agent about to be on the market — John Lackey and Jason Bay are the only other in-their-prime stars — is said by a friend to love the idea of going to the Yankees.
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Maple Leafs / Toronto Star:
Griffin: Manny only interested in Manny  —  PHILADELPHIA— Dodgers manager Joe Torre, on his off-day between NLCS Games 4-5, showed his east coast New York/New Jersey roots, being spotted chillin' at Bruce Springsteen's final concert at the old Spectrum before it is demolished.
Seth Livingstone / USA Today:
After early missteps, GM Colletti oversees revival of Dodgers  —  PHILADELPHIA — Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, who was rewarded with a multiyear contract extension, takes pride in what his team accomplished in 2009 but knows the Philadelphia Phillies …
Jorge Arangure Jr / MLB:
Coveted Aroldis Chapman to meet with teams in New York  —  Prized Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman will arrive in New York on Wednesday to begin a series of meetings with several general managers, Chapman's agent, Edwin Mejia, confirmed.  —  The 21-year-old will visit several cities …
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Jorge Arangure Jr / ESPN:
Chapman pays a visit to the U.S.  —  On Wednesday, prized Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman will arrive in New York to begin a series of meetings with several general managers, Chapman's agent Edwin Mejia confirmed to La Esquina.  —  The 21-year-old will visit several cities …
Peter Abraham / Boston Globe:
Red Sox likely to meet with Cuban LHP  —  Aroldis Chapman, a 21-year-old Cuban defector with a 100-mph fastball, is expected to arrive in New York as early as today.  According to his agent, Edwin Mejia, meetings with Major League teams will follow.  —  The Red Sox and Yankees are among …
Discussion: Union-News and NESN.com
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
Sabathia and Lee Facing Possible Stadium Rematch
Discussion: Angels Unplugged
New York Post:
Affair is foul for ESPN star  —  Ex-Met GM's dumped mistress has a ‘Fatal Attraction’ freakout  —  She's not going to be ignored, Steve!  —  ESPN analyst Steve Phillips had a fling with a 22-year-old production assistant, who, after being dumped, taunted his wife with “Fatal Attraction” …
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Buster Olney / MLB:
Sources: San Diego Padres closer to hiring Jed Hoyer as GM  —  The San Diego Padres are moving closer toward hiring Jed Hoyer, an assistant general manager with the Boston Red Sox, as their next general manager, according to major league sources.  —  Hoyer, 35, has worked in Boston's front office under Theo Epstein.
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Corey Brock / MLB.com:
Padres could soon hire new GM  —  CEO Moorad would like to make move before Fall Classic  —  SAN DIEGO — Could the San Diego Padres be close to hiring a new general manager?  —  Padres CEO Jeff Moorad has said he would like to hire a general manager by the start of the World Series, which is set to begin on Oct. 28.
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports and MLB Rumors
Brian McTaggart / MLB.com:
Acta undergoes second Astros interview
Mel Antonen / USA Today:
Rollins' belief in Phils' ability to win contagious  —  PHILADELPHIA — In the spring of 2007, Jimmy Rollins had played six full seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies without making a playoff appearance.  —  But that didn't stop him from being courageous.
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Rob Maaddi / Associated Press:
Phillies beat Dodgers 10-4, return to World Series  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard and the defending champs are back in the World Series - proving last year was no fluke and looking even more dangerous this time around.  —  Jayson Werth homered twice, Shane Victorino and Pedro Feliz …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Mets Entity May Be Sued for $48 Million Profit From Madoff Firm  —  Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — An entity tied to the New York Mets baseball team and its owner Sterling Equities Inc. might be sued for withdrawing $47.8 million more from Bernard Madoff's firm than it deposited with the con man, a lawyer said.
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Tim McClelland / ASAP Sports:
AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: ANGELS v YANKEES  —  THE MODERATOR: Tim, whatever you want to say.  —  TIM McCLELLAND: As far as the two calls that I had at third base.  The first one with Swisher leaving too soon.  In my heart I thought he left too soon.  —  On the play with Cano and Posada, I thought Cano was on the base.
Discussion: Deadspin and Circling The Bases
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Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com:
Umpires shaky on several Game 4 calls
Discussion: New York Times and Pinstripe Alley
Erik Boland / Newsday:   Sabathia, offense give Yankees win in Game 4
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
Rockies give O'Dowd new deal  —  The Rockies' road into the future will continued to be navigated by general manager Dan O'Dowd.  —  Today, the Rockies awarded O'Dowd a new contract.  Terms have not yet been announced.  He has been the GM since Sept. 20, 1999, meaning he's already …
Discussion: ESPN
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Patrick Saunders / All Things Rockies:
Sporting News honors Rox Tracy
Discussion: Purple Row
Amalie Benjamin / Boston Globe:
Wakefield surgery ‘successful’  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — While there's not a lot of news on Tim Wakefield's back surgery yet, a Red Sox spokesman said that the procedure was “successful” in an email.  —  The surgery, which was to address a herniated disk, occurred this morning at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Discussion: NESN.com and Sports Blog Net
Ken Gurnick / MLB.com:
Torre gets earful at Springsteen show  —  Phils fans have fun with LA manager at Tuesday concert  —  PHILADELPHIA — Backstage before his Tuesday night concert at the Spectrum, Bruce Springsteen was telling Joe Torre how his “Working on a Dream” tour won't end until after Thanksgiving, so he'll miss the World Series.
 
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