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2010 July 06

  1. Teams are calling the Braves about Yunel Escobar

    Jul 6, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Because teams in tight pennant races trade their starting shortstops so often.  ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick in the form of a FrankenTweet: Heard today that the Braves are getting calls from some teams looking to “bottom feed” on underachieving SS Yunel Escobar . . . Braves are hesitant to move Escobar because he’s only 27, is…

  2. Joey Votto celebrates All-Star snub with two-homer game

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    In his first action since being passed over for the All-Star game, Joey Votto homered twice, doubled, and walked last night as the Reds beat the Mets. I tend not to really care about the All-Star game rosters, because there are bad selections every season, I don’t agree with the focus on first-half performance over…

  3. Brian Sabean is in Milwaukee. Is a deal with the Brewers afoot?

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Andrew Baggarly of the Merc reports that Giants GM Brian Sabean met up with the team in Milwaukee yesterday. One of two possibilities: (a) he’s there to scout and discuss a deal with the Brewers; or (b) he brought along the proton packs in order to bust the ghosts over at the Pfister. Assuming for…

  4. As the Carlos Beltran turns: he may be activated this week

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Either Jerry Manuel is helplessly out of the loop, or else the Mets are profoundly schizophrenic about when Carlos Beltran is going to be activated. First, Manuel said he could be back for the Marlins in Puerto Rico. That obviously didn’t happen.  Then it was suggested that the Reds series this week.  Then the team…

  5. Dmitri Young arrested for marijuana possession

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Former big leaguer Dmitri Young was arrested early yesterday morning in Illinois and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Young, who last played in the majors in 2008 and is currently a bench coach for the Oakland County Cruisers of the independent Frontier League, was released on a $100 bond. It…

  6. Edgar Renteria is Shaggy, Pablo Sandoval is Scooby

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    There was some farkakte story back in May about how the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee was haunted and that because of it visiting baseball players don’t like to stay there.  It was on a local news station and it came during May sweeps, so take it with the same grain of salt you take those…

  7. The Rangers will be auctioned on July 16th. Kinda.

    Jul 6, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    And now, the continuing stoooory of a sale, that’s gone to the dogs.

  8. Dallas Braden doesn't like the "Get off my mound" shirts. Pardon me, your majesty

    Jul 6, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    We passed along word last week that the A’s were selling “Get off my mound” t-shirts in honor of the Yankees’ return to Oakland.  Sounded like a great idea to me in a fun, self-effacing kind of way. But apparently they don’t do self-deprecation in the 209, because Dallas Braden hates the shirts: “They’re trying…

  9. And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

    Jul 6, 2010, 5:53 AM EDT

    My favorite team got mowed down by Roy Halladay but the evening worked out OK anyway.

  10. Report: Twins offer prospects Aaron Hicks and Wilson Ramos to Mariners for Cliff Lee

    Jul 6, 2010, 12:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse reports that an “MLB source hears” the Twins have offered outfield prospect Aaron Hicks and catcher prospect Wilson Ramos to the Mariners for Cliff Lee. As a Twins fan the notion of adding Lee to the rotation for the second half is exciting, but Hicks and Ramos is significantly more…

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