Giants, Royals set to adjust for Game 3 in San Francisco

Are you starting to understand why so many people thought this was such an intriguing World Series matchup? Yes, the Giants have Madison Bumgarner, and he's an ace among aces at the moment. But there's only one of him. And as the 2014 Fall Classic shifts to San Francisco, it's become increasingly clear that successful mid-game strategizing is ultimately going to dictate the outcome.

Baer’s bond with Giants runs deep

The Giants were Larry Baer's first job after college in 1980, and since returning in 1992, he has methodically risen through the organization. Now he's the man ultimately responsible for one of baseball's most respected franchises. But Baer's real love of the Giants goes back to his boyhood.

In first five years, Posey evoking legendary backstops

It doesn't take an expert in the art of catching to realize that Buster Posey is a special player off to a rare start to his Major League career. Two World Series rings with a third hanging in the balance are testament to his leadership qualities, both behind and beside the plate. Doesn't take a genius to figure out that's something special, something historic after just five years.

Mets tab Long as hitting coach

The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Johnson, who took over when the Mets dismissed Dave Hudgens in May.

Hart will bring swagger to Atlanta

John Hart seemingly has it all. Great family, great golf swing, great clothes, great tan, great legacy in the front-office fraternity. And up until recently, he had great flexibility to enjoy all of these things at his own pace. But Hart also has great baseball insight and a great competitive fire. And these are the traits his good friend John Schuerholz leveraged in convincing Hart to take on this greater role and greater challenge with the Atlanta Braves.