Mar 7, 2013; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (left) smiles in the dugout during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at HoHoKam Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Today another loose deadline as been set for ‘Girardi Watch’ as front runner for the Cubs manager vacancy makes his decision on whether he will accept the Yankees offer or come home to Wrigley. The Arizona Fall League began yesterday and top Cubs prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and others are among the top prospects in the majors. Around the league, the Red Sox outlasted the Rays and advanced to the ALCS for the first time since 2008 and the Tigers evened their series with the A’s to force a Game 5 in Oakland to see who faces the Red Sox in the ALCS. The NLDS Central division battle concludes tonight with Game 5 in St. Louis as the Pirates look to make it to the NLCS for the first time since 1992.
Tribune: Sosa willing to make peace with Cubs
Sun-Times: Yankees may be running out of patience with Girardi
Daily Herald: Have Cubs lost their spot as baseball’s darlings?
CSN Chicago: Manny Acta intrigued by opportunity with Cubs
MLB.com: Fujikawa progressing during rehab in Arizona
New York Times: Red Sox Grind Rays Down and Out of the Playoffs
Detroit Free Press: Big bats finally return as Detroit Tigers force Game 5 in Oakland
Rum Bunter: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
Redbird Rants: Just Another October Night