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Mark Melancon could be a more cost-effective solution for the Giants’ problems at closer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sleeping Giants need wake-up call before trade deadline

If you saw this coming at Third and King, raise your hand.…

 

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

 

MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred answered questions on Tuesday and, unlike the NFL,…

 

Johnny Cueto should've been wearing a helmet on the mound when he was drilled in spring training on Monday. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Why wasn’t Cueto wearing headgear?

And to think pitchers are worried about image, cosmetics, how they might…

Johnny Cueto should've been wearing a helmet on the mound when he was drilled in spring training on Monday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
AT&T Park is one of three MLB baseball stadiums — along with the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles — that will prohibit the use of all tobacco products by way of local laws this season. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

MLB reminder: No dipping at AT&T Park

Dusty Baker was a big dipper. He’s cut back his chaw over…

AT&T Park is one of three MLB baseball stadiums — along with the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles — that will prohibit the use of all tobacco products by way of local laws this season. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia was suspended for life on Friday. (John Minchillo/AP)

Mets pitcher first to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to…

New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia was suspended for life on Friday. (John Minchillo/AP)
Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)

Rose’s reinstatement plea rejected by Manfred

CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday…

Pete Rose, the 17-time MLB All-Star and all-time leader in hits, was denied his request for reinstatement by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, who cited his continued gambling and evidence that Rose bet on games when he played for the Cincinnati Reds. (John Locher/AP)
Washington Nationals catcher Pedro Severino looks out through netting on a fence while warming up in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. (David Goldman/AP)

MLB recommends more netting

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Major League Baseball recommended teams have protective netting between…

Washington Nationals catcher Pedro Severino looks out through netting on a fence while warming up in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. (David Goldman/AP)
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)

MLB all in, defends fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict. The commissioner…

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred presents the MVP trophy to American League's Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels after the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Cincinnati. The American League won 6-3. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)

Manfred: MLB may need to consider moving back trade deadline

NEWARK, N.J. — Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider…

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred presents the MVP trophy to American League's Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels after the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in Cincinnati. The American League won 6-3. (John Minchillo/AP Photo)
Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)

Waiting for a ballpark tragedy

The day was golden: no clouds, toasty sun, timely breezes as if…

Major League Baseball fans are at risk of being struck by foul balls and errant bats — like that of Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell — every time they attend a game. (Jeff Haynes/AP)
A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Absence of black players a shame for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball refers to the All-Star Game as the Mid-Summer Classic.…

A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

ESPN says it obtained notebook documenting Rose 1986 bets

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete…

Ross D. Franklin/AP File PhotoBaseball Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Athletics' players Monday as part of his spring training tour

Manfred says getting new ballpark for Athletics a priority

MESA — New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says addressing the Oakland Athletics'…

Ross D. Franklin/AP File PhotoBaseball Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Athletics' players Monday as part of his spring training tour
Rick Scuteri/AP file photoNew baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says with a new mayor in Oakland that he is "hopeful" of resolving the A's stadium situation.

Manfred hopeful of A's getting new ballpark in Oakland

NEW YORK -- New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics…

Rick Scuteri/AP file photoNew baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says with a new mayor in Oakland that he is "hopeful" of resolving the A's stadium situation.