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  1. Reds will exercise $12 million option on Brandon Phillips

    Sep 21, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez, Brandon Phillips

    General manager Walt Jocketty announced that the Reds intend to exercise their $12 million option on Brandon Phillips for next season and indicated that the two sides have had some preliminary talks about a long-term contract extension. Phillips tweeted about having “a lot on my mind” because today might be his final home game with…

  2. Phil Hughes scratched from today’s start with back spasms

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    phil hughes getty throws

    Phil Hughes was scheduled to pitch Game 1 of the Yankees’ doubleheader against the Rays today, but he’s unavailable because of back spasms that have bothered him since last week. Hector Noesi will get the Game 1 start instead, but he’s been used strictly as a reliever this season and is expected to throw just…

  3. Aramis Ramirez “ready to move on” from Cubs

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez has been making quite a few headlines as he nears free agency. Last week he told reporters he’ll be seeking a two- or three-year deal on the open market, earlier this week reports pegged the Marlins as one of his likely suitors, and last night the 34-year-old third baseman told Patrick Mooney of…

  4. Line drive to chest won’t keep David Price from Friday start

    Sep 21, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    David Price

    David Price exited Sunday’s start against the Red Sox after just four innings when he was hit in the chest by a line drive, sending him to the hospital and leaving the left-hander with an imprint of the baseball on his skin. Three days later the bruising is almost gone and Price feels good enough…

  5. Nationals scouting impending free agent C.J. Wilson

    Sep 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    C.J. Wilson

    C.J. Wilson may be the most desirable starting pitcher on the free agent market this offseason and the Nationals will apparently be among the teams interested in the Rangers left-hander. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that “the Nationals have sent a scout to Oakland to watch” Wilson tonight against the A’s and “it’s not a…

  6. Someone stole the glasses off Ernie Harwell’s statue in Detroit

    Sep 20, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Harwell Statue Vandalized Baseball

    If they ever find this person, I vote for multiple death penalties: Someone has stolen a pair of glasses off a statue of late Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell that stands at Comerica Park in Detroit. Columnist Neal Rubin with The Detroit News reports that the team noticed the vandalism in July and a new pair…

  7. Cubs will keep scouting director Tim Wilken for 2012

    Sep 20, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    tim wilken cubs

    They haven’t hired a new general manager to replace Jim Hendry yet, but the Cubs informed scouting director Tim Wilken that he’ll be retained for next season, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Wilken sat down recently with owner Tom Ricketts and told Sullivan that “he was very supportive” and “he’s a good…

  8. Once upon a time “baseball wise men” really liked the John Lackey signing

    Sep 20, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

    hindsight award

    Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors dug up an interesting article from February of 2010 in which ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark polled “20 baseball wise men” about which of that offseason’s free agent signings were the best. Their answer? 1. John Lackey (5 years, $82.5 million) 2. Chone Figgins (4 years, $36 million) 3. Matt Holliday…

  9. Ozzie Guillen wants to know job status before taking vacation

    Sep 20, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    ozzie guillen wine

    Ozzie Guillen is going on a vacation to Spain with his wife two days after the regular season is over–presumably he planned it after Chicago fell out of contention–and he wants to know where he stands with the White Sox before he leaves. Guillen is under contract for next season, but has made it very…

  10. Dodgers make Tommy Lasorda honorary coach on birthday

    Sep 20, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Tommy Lasorda’s 84th birthday is Thursday and the Hall of Famer will celebrate by serving as an honorary Dodgers coach against the rival Giants. Lasorda, who managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that he was thrilled to get the invite from current manager Don Mattingly: I am so deeply…

  11. Brian McCann hasn’t been his usual self since coming off DL

    Sep 20, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

    Brian McCann

    His overall numbers look as strong as always, but Braves catcher Brian McCann has struggled mightily since returning from the disabled list in mid-August. McCann was hitting .303 with an .879 OPS when he was placed on the DL with an oblique strain, but as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes he’s hitting…

  12. Stephen Strasburg set to make final start of season Friday

    Sep 20, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

    Strasburg throws a pitch against the Florida Marlins during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post lays out the Nationals’ pitching plans for the remainder of the season and it looks like Stephen Strasburg‘s fourth and final start will come Friday against the Braves. If he stayed on a normal rest schedule Strasburg would then be lined up to start the season finale on September…

  13. John Lackey: “I don’t know what the hell happened”

    Sep 20, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox fans certainly weren’t shocked last night when John Lackey couldn’t get through five innings with 11 runs of support, but Lackey himself seemed plenty surprised: I can’t explain it, man. That’s the best I’ve felt in the bullpen warming up all year. I don’t know what the hell happened. The first inning, I was…

  14. Movie Night at Wrigley Field to show “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

    Sep 20, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bueller

    As usual Wrigley Field will go unused in October, so the Cubs have decided to open the gates for “Movie Night” and their first choice is a film that features Wrigley Field and is celebrating its 25th anniversary: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” They’re charging $10 for bleacher seats, $25 for lawn seats, and $75 “for…

  15. Mariano Rivera unsure about playing beyond next season

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    After moving past Trevor Hoffman on the all-time saves leaderboard yesterday Mariano Rivera was asked whether he plans to keep playing once his current contract with the Yankees is up following next season: Every year it’s harder and harder. So I mean it’s a decision that we have to make as a family and we’ll…

  16. Phillies moving rookie Vance Worley to the bullpen for playoffs

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Last week manager Charlie Manuel hinted that the Phillies would move rookie Vance Worley to the bullpen for the playoffs and now Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the switch will likely take place following his start tomorrow. Worley made it clear that he’d be fine with the move, but wanted some time…

  17. Kerry Wood to undergo knee surgery, says he’ll retire if Cubs don’t re-sign him

    Sep 19, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

    kerry-wood-cubs

    Kerry Wood has been shut down for the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee, which he’ll have surgery to fix next week. Wood will have plenty of time to get healthy by spring training, but told Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago that he’ll retire if the Cubs don’t want…

  18. Picture of the Day: Moneyball, Pitt, and FIP on the cover of SI

    Sep 19, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

    Not only is Brad Pitt wearing an A’s hat on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated to promote the “Moneyball” film, the equation for Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) is featured as well. You can read my review of the movie by clicking here.

  19. Exit light, enter night: Mariano Rivera is the all-time saves king

    Sep 19, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Who will bridge the gap to Mo?

    Mariano Rivera moved past Trevor Hoffman on the all-time saves list this afternoon, throwing a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Twins to close out a 6-4 victory and record his 602nd career save. In general saves are an overrated and oftentimes silly stat and Rivera certainly didn’t need the record in order for people to…

  20. Must-click link: Vernon Wells, meme

    Sep 19, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    click here bigger

    This morning I wrote about Vernon Wells predictably not opting out of his massive contract after this season and suggested that his “maybe it’s just society” quote was worthy of what us nerds on the internet call a meme. I’m not creative enough to actually get that ball rolling, but thankfully Carson Cistulli of Fan…

  21. Ian Stewart wants to stay with Rockies, would take a pay cut

    Sep 19, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    ian stewart rockies

    Ian Stewart has had a miserable year, hitting .156 in 48 games for Colorado while going back and forth from the majors to Triple-A at age 26, yet told Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post that he definitely wants to stay with the Rockies next season: The Rockies are where I want to be. Honestly,…

  22. Live chat/blog: Red Sox-Orioles, Yankees-Twins

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    chat1

    Baseball on a Monday afternoon is always good, so Craig and I will be live chatting throughout today’s Red Sox-Orioles and Yankees-Twins games. Kyle Weiland (0-2, 7.58 ERA) versus Jeremy Guthrie (8-17, 4.22 ERA) A.J. Burnett (10-11, 5.20 ERA) versus Scott Diamond (1-4, 3.94 ERA) Come for the East Coast bias and stay for the…

  23. Johan Santana “felt good” after three-inning simulated game

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Florida Marlins

    Johan Santana balked at making a rehab start in the South Atlantic League championship series, so instead he threw a three-inning simulated game yesterday. Santana faced instructional league players and afterward general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that the left-hander’s surgically repaired shoulder “felt good.” According to Alderson he struck out four and allowed one…

  24. Twins get $20,000 from Indians to complete Jim Thome deal

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    thome reuters

    When the Twins traded Jim Thome to the Indians in late August they received “a player to be named later or cash” in return and over the weekend Minnesota picked the money. General manager Bill Smith explained that he’d discussed some names of prospects with the Indians, but ultimately decided the Twins would rather have…

  25. Ryan Howard gets cortisone shot, won’t play before Thursday

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard sat out last night’s game after fouling a ball off his right foot and is also expected to get a cortisone injection in his sore left ankle today, so he’s unlikely to be back in the Phillies’ lineup before Thursday. Howard would almost surely play through bursitis in his ankle if the Phillies…

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