Matt Eddy

Farrell Will Manage Red Sox; Blue Jays Acquire Aviles

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Before the World Series matchup had even been determined, Boston announced that it had hired manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays. The two sides agreed to a minor trade that settled the matter of compensation for Farrell, with the Red Sox sending shortstop Mike Aviles to Toronto for righty reliever David Carpenter.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

The Case For Posey As BA Player Of The Year

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Angels center fielder Mike Trout wowed the baseball world with an all-around rookie season the likes of which we may never see again. He was overqualified for the Baseball America Rookie of the Year award, which he won in a unanimous vote. Trout also won the BA Major League Player of the Year award, though in that case other players received first-place recognition in the balloting. Chief among the other vote-getters were Giants catcher Buster Posey and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs won the American League's triple crown, the first in 45 years. And while Cabrera has gotten his share of attention in postseason debates, less attention has been paid to how good a season Posey had.

Majors | #2012#Awards#Player Of The Year

Joey Gathright Hit With 50-Game Suspension

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Journeyman center fielder Joey Gathright has spent at least part of the past three seasons in independent baseball, with his only big league time coming as a pinch-runner/defensive replacement for […]