Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series
Arozarena homered again, 36-year-old Charlie Morton was brilliant against his former team and the Rays silenced the Houston Astros 4-2 to reach the World Series for just the second time. The Rays will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves in the World Series in Arlington, Texas, starting Tuesday night. Tampa Bay’s only other World Series appearance was in 2008, when it lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. Under new manager Dusty Baker, the Astros were trying to reach the World Series for the third time in four seasons. “Cash made the right move again — shocker,” kidded ace Tyler Glasnow, now lined up to start the World Series opener.
Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. I just (want) to make sure that Im talking to them, Im aware of what theyre going through, Shelton said. The 38-year-old Rojas the youngest manager in the majors read a book by Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to help him prepare.
Crane Must Weigh Astros Manager, GM Choices Carefully
The number of candidates interviewed for both top managerial positions vacated when Astros owner Jim Crane fired A.J. But given the importance of this decision, and despite the fact that spring training is mere weeks away, Crane cannot afford to rush this decision. It seems rather likely the GM list will be much shorter than the one for manager. The GM will need to be someone who can plug directly into the team's existing system. The team's success hangs in the balance.houstonpress.com
Carlos Beltran is out as New York Mets manager as the MLB cheating fallout continues
Carlos Beltran talks after being introduced as manager of the New York Mets during a press conference at Citi Field on November 4, 2019 in New York City. The New York Mets announced Thursday that manager Carlos Beltran will leave the team after he was named in the MLB report on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Considering the circumstances, it became clear to all parties that it was not in anyone's best interest for Carlos to move forward as Manager of the New York Mets." Beltran, who played for the Houston Astros in the 2017 season, joined the Mets as manager in November. The Astros fired team manager A.J.cnbc.com
Mets part ways with manager Carlos Beltrn amid cheating scandal
The New York Mets announced Thursday that the team's manager Carlos Beltrn is leaving the organization, amid a cheating scandal that's shaking up several Major League Baseball teams. In his own statement, Beltrn said he was grateful for the opportunity but agreed the decision to step down was in the "best interest of the team." Carlos Beltrn seen November 4, 2019, in New York City. Astros manager A.J. Beltrn played under both Hinch and Cora for the Astros in 2017 and was the only player mentioned by name in the report.cbsnews.com
Former Astros slugger Carlos Beltrn hired as New York Mets manager
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltrn, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. A nine-time All-Star during 20 major league seasons, Beltrn played for the Mets from 2005-11. He interviewed to become New York Yankees manager after the 2017 season, when Aaron Boone was hired, and spent this season as an adviser to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. The 42-year-old Beltrn becomes the first minority to fill one of the eight major league manager vacancies this offseason. Callaway was hired by then-general manager Sandy Alderson and led New York to a disappointing 77-85 record in his first season.
AP source: Yanks discussing deal to send Chapman to Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) –Aroldis Chapman and the rest of the New York Yankees dressed in their Sunday best for a flight to Houston following a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants that completed a 6-4 homestand. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because talks were ongoing and New York owner Hal Steinbrenner had not made any final decision. Chapman has formed the Yankees' No Runs DMC bullpen trio with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, which has 203 strikeouts in 123 2/3 innings. Chapman maintained he could be dealt and still re-sign with the Yankees as a free agent during the offseason. Making his second start following a brief bullpen banishment, Eovaldi used a new cutter for the second time in the homestand.