1st Edgar Renteria’s 3-run 7th-inning HR leads the Giants to a 3-1 win over the Rangers, and their first World Series championship in 56 years. Tim Lincecum out-duels Cliff Lee to get the win for SF. Nelson Cruz homers for the Texas run. Renteria is named Series MVP. The Giant’s full share for a player is $317,631.29.
4thThe Rockies trade C Miguel Olivo to the Blue Jays for a player to be named.
The Brewers name longtime coach Ron Roenicke as their new manager.
9thThe AL Gold Gloves are announced. Ichiro Suzuki wins his 10thstraight to tie the record for an AL OF. Other winners are P Mark Buehrle, SS Derek Jeter, 1B Mark Teixeira, 2B Robinson Cano, 3B Evan Longoria, outfielders Carl Crawford and Franklin Gutierrez, and C Joe Mauer.
10thThe NL Gold Gloves are announced. 3B Scott Rolen wins for the 8thtime. Other winners include 1B Albert Pujols, 2B Brandon Phillips, SS Troy Tulowitzki, outfielders Carlos Gonzalez, Shane Victorino and Michael Bourn, C Yadier Molina, and P Bronson Arroyo.
The A’s acquire OF David DeJesus from the Royals in exchange for pitchers Vin Mazzaro and Justin Marks.
11thThe 2010 Silver Slugger Awards are announced. Winners in the NL are 1B Albert Pujols, 2B Dan Uggla, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, SS Troy Tulowitzki, OFs Carlos Gonzalez, Matt Holliday and Ryan Braun, C Brian McCann and P Yovani Gallardo. AL winners are 1B Miguel Cabrera, 2B Robinson Cano, 3B Adrian Beltre, SS Alexei Ramirez, OFs Carl Crawford, Josh Hamilton and Jose Bautista, C Joe Mauer and DH Vladimir Guerrero.
12thThe Red Sox obtain P Andrew Miller from the Marlins for P Dustin Richardson.
13thThe Padres acquire OF Cameron Maybin from the Marlins in exchange for pitchers Edward Mujica and Ryan Webb.
13thThe Philadelphia Phillies hire Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to manage their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Sandberg had managed the Cubs triple-A franchise and had been a leading candidate for the Cubs skipper’s job.
15thThe Pirates name Clint Hurdle as their new manager.
Buster Posey beats out Jason Heyward for the NL Rookie of the Year award in the NL. In the AL, Neftali Feliz beats out Austin Jackson for the prize.
The Dodgers ink veteran Mark Ellis to a 2-year contract worth $8.75M.
The Diamondbacks sign free agent IF Geoff Blum. Blum becomes the first of the 166 free agents to switch teams.
16thPhiladelphia’s Roy Halladay is the unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young Award. He becomes the fifth P to win the award in both leagues, having won in the AL with the Blue Jays in 2003.
The Marlins trade 2B Dan Uggla to the Braves for IF Omar Infante and P Mike Dunn in the first deal of the general managers’ meetings.
17thSan Diego’s Bud Black and Minnesota’s Ron Gardenhire are named Manager of the Year in the NL and AL, respectively. Cincinnati’s Dusty Baker and Texas’ Ron Washington were runners-up.
The Buck stops here. Catcher John Buck signs a 3-year contract with the Marlins for $18M.
The Blue Jays acquire OF Rajai Davis from the Athletics for minor league pitchers Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar.
18thSeattle’s Felix Hernandez wins the AL Cy Young award. He easily outpaces David Price and CC Sabathia for the prize.
The Rockies trade IF Clint Barmes to the Astros for P Felipe Paulino.
The Yankees send 1B Juan Miranda to the Diamondbacks in exchange for P Scott Allen.
19thThe Tigers sign free agent P Joaquin Benoit to a three-year contract worth $16.5M. He will be setting up for closer Jose Valverde.
22ndThe Mets hire former Astros and Angels manager Terry Collins as their new skipper.
Cincinnati 1B Joey Votto is named NL Most Valuable Player. Albert Pujols, who won the award the two previous seasons, is runner-up for the 4thtime.
23rdTexas OF Josh Hamilton is the runaway winner of the AL Most Valuable Player award receiving 22 of the 28 first-place votes (358 points). Miguel Cabrera is runner-up in the voting with 262 points, followed by Robinson Cano with 229 points.
24thThe Pirates send P Zach Duke to the Diamondbacks for a player to be named later (RH Cesar Valdez). Among NL pitchers with 150+ innings, Duke ranked last in ERA, in opponents’ batting average, and OPS. He’ll win just 3 games in Arizona.
26thThe Dodgers sign free agent P Jon Garland to a contract.
28thThe Marlins agree to a one-year contract with free agent P Javier Vazquez.
29thThe Rangers sign free agent C Yorvit Torrealbna to a two-year contract.
30thThe Dodgers sign free agent IF Juan Uribe to a three-year contract worth $21M. They also sign free agent P Brian Tallet to a one-year deal.
The Dodgers send IF Ryan Theriot to the Cardinals for P Blake Hawksworth.
A judge in LA declares an impasse in the efforts to settle who owns the Dodgers. Frank and Jamie McCourt, who bought the team six years ago and are now engaged in a bitter divorce, could not agree to a settlement proposed by Superior Court judge Peter Lichtman. Lichtman reported to stalemate to Superior Court judge Scott Gordon, who had presided over a trial regarding the couples’ postnuptial marital agreement.
The Rockies reach agreement with Troy Tulowitzki to pay him an additional $132 million over seven seasons through 2020.
Vet rotation. The Giants sign shortstop Miguel Tejada for $6.5 million. Tejada will replace Edgar Rentaria, who was not offered a contract, and Juan Uribe, who signed with the Dodgers.