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More than most people who feel unappreciated by their bosses, Terry Bevington can relate to Rick Renteria.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was an impulsive, almost whimsical decision, the kind college students make all the time. And so it was that Dayton Moore and his college buddy decided to pull off the freeway, head to the ballpark and try to score a couple tickets for Game 7 of the 1985 World Series.

The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day.

The San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015.

Joe Maddon will need to get acclimated to a new coaching staff, buy clothes warmer than the light stuff he sports in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area and make sure Javier Baez no longer wants the No. 70 jersey he wore in spring training.

Madison Bumgarner had a phenomenal postseason for the World-Series champion Giants, and his performance in Game 7 will be talked about for a very long time.

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.

Executives, scouts and development personnel in the Texas Rangers' organization spent last week in Surprise, Ariz., in part to get a handle on how they will proceed now that the annual overhyped, overpriced off-season market is open.

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series.

The Baltimore Orioles have exercised the 2015 club options on the contracts of pitchers Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day, the team announced Thursday.

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