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MLB trade rumors and news for October 26th, 2016

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MLB: World Series-Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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Good morning baseball fans! The World Series is officially under way, and Cleveland is up after a 6-0 Game 1 victory. The standard Kluber to Miller formula worked like a charm...or, one may say, a curse (I’ll take a lap), and the Cubs struggled to get ahead of the ball. Tomorrow’s starters are Jake “I’m My Own Run Support” Arrieta vs Trevor “Losing Most of My Body’s Iron Right Now” Bauer, so whose ready for some fireworks?

Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the National League Central.

The Rockies are considering Tim Wallach for their managerial vacancy.

“The Rockies are considering Marlins bench coach Tim Wallach for their managerial opening, according to a major-league source. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Miami has granted Colorado permission to speak to Wallach.

The Rockies, who parted ways with manager Walt Weiss earlier this month, are one of two clubs looking for a new skipper, along with the Diamondbacks. “


Speaking of managerial monopoly (meaning it goes on forever, everyone is pretty bored, and your aunt Shirley has been laundering money for the last three hours), the Twins will most likely be hiring Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine once the World Series is over.

“Levine played college ball and has an MBA from UCLA. He came up through the Dodgers’ business development department. After some time with the Rockies, he has been with the Rangers since 2005, handling contract negotiations and analysis under Jon Daniels. Levine has long been considered a strong GM candidate, and has interviewed for several open positions over the last few seasons. He brings with him a stats-heavy background that has been missing from the club.”



Alright fans, we need your input on this one. Is this eerily accurate 23-year-old yearbook quote a hoax or should someone phone this man for lotto numbers?

Let us know what you think!

Corey Kluber made history for the Cleveland franchise last night, all before the fourth inning.

“It’s still early in the game (and the series), but Corey Kluber is LOCKED. IN.

Through just three innings he already has eight strikeouts, breaking a franchise record for K’s in a game previously held by Oriel Hershiser and Jaret Wright.”

Talk about getting ahead in the series.

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The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.

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Today in baseball: On October 26th, 2004, Curt Schilling becomes the first starting pitcher to win a World Series for three different teams (Red Sox, Phillies, Diamondbacks).

Question of the Day: Who do you think the Rangers will go after to fill Levine’s place?