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John Hart leaves Braves after being stripped of power

ATLANTA (AP) John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who is now in charge of all baseball-related decisions. Hart was bumped to the role of senior adviser, but clearly had no ...

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Aaron Boone interviews for New York Yankees manager

NEW YORK (AP) Having never managed or coached at any level, Aaron Boone believes his provenance prepared him to lead the New York Yankees. ”I would say in a way I’ve been preparing for this job for the last 44 years,” Boone said Friday after becoming the fourth person to interview for the job that opened when Joe Girardi was ...

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Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn’t be upset if Stanton dealt

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team’s new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter became the team’s chief executive officer when a group headed by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman bought the team last month in a $1.2 billion deal. Jeter said this week ...

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MLB commish Rob Manfred says Marlins fans shouldn’t be upset if team trades Giancarlo Stanton

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team’s new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter became the team’s chief executive officer when a group headed by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman bought the team last month in a $1.2 billion deal. Jeter said this ...

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Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Stanton earns NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin and capping Houston’s championship season with another piece of ...

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Meulens can communicate to Yankees 5 languages

Hensley Meulens thinks he has the communication skills the New York Yankees want in their next manager, and he can display his prowess in five languages. A former Yankees player and current San Francisco Giants coach, Meulens was born in Curacao and speaks English, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch and Papiamento. ”Believe it or not, you kind of find yourself using them ...

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Chopcast: Have Braves found next bullpen centerpiece in A.J. Minter?

What went right, what went wrong and what’s next for the Braves’ bullpen? Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney review the 2017 season for the organization’s relief corps, including encouraging signs from A.J. Minter and Arodys Vizcaino, and how the front office could address its needs moving forward. Episode highlight: 2010 Kimbrel: 20.2 innings, 40 Ks, 16 walks2017 Minter: 15 innings, ...

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