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World Series Game 4 Recap: Royals Take Advantage of Mets' Mistakes

Salvador Perez and the Royals are just one win away from taking World Series crown
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World Series Game 4 Recap: Royals Take Advantage of Mets' Mistakes

Just when it appeared that the New York Mets were going to make a run at the Kansas City Royals and tie the series at two games a piece, the game of baseball proved, once again, just how cruel it can be. Perhaps it was the spirit of Halloween night or just the Mets’ magic running out when it was needed most.

 

Baseball's Pitching Changes: The NL Arms Race

Offseason changes add to senior circuit’s pitching depth, teams’ expectations
<p> A look at the significant pitching changes made this offseason in the National League</p>

—by Mark Ross

Similar to the American League, this offseason has seen plenty of changes when it comes to the pitching staffs in the National League. Trades and free agent signings have not only impacted rosters, but have been made in hopes of shaking up the standings in Major League Baseball's Senior Circuit.

Jonathan Papelbon to the Phillies; Madson to the Red Sox?

Boston's former closer is reportedly headed to Philadelphia.
<p> Jonathan Papelbon agrees with the Phillies; Madson could go to the Red Sox.</p>

The pitchers who usually finish games have been the starters of baseball’s offseason news. With free against like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder anticipated to take weeks before signing contracts, two prominent closers have the “hot stove” burning in the northeast.