A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn’t sure whether he wants to pitch next season. He has until Monday to decide on the player option. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo’s $13 million option was exercised by the Milwaukee Brewers, who also exercised their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s $14 million option.

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Now that the offseason has officially begun, Matthew Pouliot takes a look at the top 150 free agents.

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By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – In a way, it was fitting for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s last World Series in charge to finish in Kansas City. Selig, 80, is ending a 22-year reign as overseer of the game in January, and several of the innovations he instituted paid dividends at the 2014 Fall Classic. In his early days in charge, small market owners clamored for change, complaining that only a handful of wealthier clubs had a chance to win the World Series. …

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By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Buses roll through the downtown streets alternating their destination with the message “Go Royals” — the same rousing chant that took over Pizza Bar near closing time in the Power & Light district. Nearly three decades of frustration for baseball fans in Kansas City has faded with the Cinderella story of the Royals, who have taken the San Francisco Giants to a deciding Game Seven of the World Series. …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

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Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate. Coles returns to Milwaukee after spending this season as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Coles previously worked in the Brewers organization as the team’s Double-A manager from 2012-13, and as minor league hitting coordinator in 2011. Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said Thursday the 52-year-old Coles had the familiarity to connect with the Brewers’ hitters.

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries. Stanton was struck under the left eye by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers on Sept. 11, ending his season. The outfielder attended Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday to accept the Hank Aaron Award, given by Major League Baseball to the top offensive performer in each league. ”It was a long process of just kind of laying around the house, and not being able to leave too much,” Stanton said.

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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted . …

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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted .288 with 31 doubles, 37 home runs, 105 RBIs and 89 runs scored despite missing Miami’s final 17 games due to injury. Retiring commissioner Bud Selig was also presented with an honorary Aaron Award, in recognition of 22 years leading the organisation.

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By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The irresistible talents of the Kansas City Royals’ outfielders may be tested by the inscrutable elements of San Francisco’s quirky right field when the World Series resumes on Friday. Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Nori Aoki all had a cram course on Thursday’s off-day in gauging caroms off the AT&T Park wall ahead of a Game Three that will snap a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven championship. “It’s tough,” said center fielder Cain, who has been filling up a highlight reel with an array of diving catches this postseason. …

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