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Aaron Gleeman

  1. Cardinals, pitching coach Dave Duncan agree to two-year deal

    Oct 25, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    Dave Duncan, Jaime Garcia, Yadier Molina

    The past 24 hours have seen a lot of movement on the pitching coach front, with John Farrell taking the Blue Jays’ manager job, the Yankees firing Dave Eiland, and Curt Young leaving the A’s with an eye toward joining the Diamondbacks. Despite the sudden rash of prominent pitching coach openings one of the best…

  2. Memo to mainstream media: Girardi relying on hitter-pitcher matchups is not sabermetrics

    Oct 25, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v New York Yankees, Game 3

    With a few exceptions the media members in New York are ripping Joe Girardi to shreds following the Yankees’ lackluster showing in the ALCS and many of them are focusing on the fact that Girardi places a great deal of importance on hitter-pitcher matchups, often mocking the material contained in his “binder.” Along the way…

  3. Ozzie Guillen to work as World Series analyst on FOX

    Oct 25, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    For the second straight season FOX has hired Ozzie Guillen as a World Series analyst. According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune the White Sox manager “will work the pregame and postgame shows with Chris Rose and Eric Karros” and also “join Joe Buck and Tim McCarver as an analyst for late-inning strategy.” I’m…

  4. Andy Pettitte pitched through back and leg injuries in playoffs

    Oct 25, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    Joe Girardi and the Yankees moved Andy Pettitte to Game 3 of the ALCS after starting him in Game 2 of the ALDS, and today the manager revealed why: Pettitte was struggling with back and hamstring injuries and they wanted to give him as much time as possible to recover. Girardi explained that Pettitte pitched…

  5. Bryce Harper goes 3-for-8 in first week at Arizona Fall League

    Oct 25, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    AZ Fall League: Mesa v Scottsdale

    As a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions’ “taxi squad” Bryce Harper is only allowed to play twice a week in the Arizona Fall League, but the No. 1 overall pick still managed to make a big first impression in his debut. Harper went 3-for-8 in his first two games, including a bases-loaded ground-rule double that…

  6. Ryan Howard was hardly the Phillies’ biggest problem

    Oct 25, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard struck out a ton in the playoffs, including watching a called third strike to end Philadelphia’s season in a spot where just about everyone can agree that he should have swung, but the increasingly repeated notion that he’s primarily to blame for the NLCS loss to the Giants seems to be ignoring one…

  7. Blue Jays to announce John Farrell as new manager today

    Oct 25, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    john farrell in jacket

    News broke over the weekend that the Blue Jays are hiring Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell as their new manager and an official announcement is expected to come at a press conference this afternoon. WEEI.com has been out in front reporting on the Blue Jays’ manager search and Rob Bradford confirmed the hiring by…

  8. Don’t call it a “small-market” World Series matchup

    Oct 25, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    world series logo

    I’ve already seen a lot of grumbling from various media members on Twitter about how the Giants-Rangers matchup is going to be a ratings nightmare for FOX. That may turn out to be true, but it won’t be because the markets involved are small ones. J.C. Bradbury of Sabernomics notes that Nielson ranks Dallas and…

  9. ALCS Game 6: Yankees lineup versus Colby Lewis

    Oct 22, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Here’s the Yankees’ lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS tonight against Colby Lewis: 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Curtis Granderson, CF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B 5. Lance Berkman, 1B 6. Nick Swisher, RF 7. Jorge Posada, C 8. Marcus Thames, DH 9. Brett Gardner, LF Berkman moves up in the…

  10. C.J. Wilson is available out of the Rangers’ bullpen tonight

    Oct 22, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

    CJ Wilson necklace

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that C.J. Wilson will be available as a reliever tonight for the Rangers. The good news is that he threw just 93 pitches in his Game 5 start Wednesday. The bad news is that he threw just 93 pitches in his Game 5 start Wednesday because he lasted only five…

  11. ALCS Game 6: Rangers lineup versus Phil Hughes

    Oct 22, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 2

    Here’s the Rangers’ lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS tonight against Phil Hughes: 1. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Michael Young, 3B 3. Josh Hamilton, CF 4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH 5. Nelson Cruz, RF 6. Ian Kinsler, 2B 7. David Murphy, LF 8. Bengie Molina, C 9. Mitch Moreland, 1B No surprises, really. As expected,…

  12. Underrated reliever Ryan Madson comes up big for Phillies

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    ryan-madson-phillies-nlcs

    It’s probably time that Ryan Madson got some attention for being one of the best relievers in baseball. He’s appeared in four of five NLCS games, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings, and went 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA, .212 opponents’ batting average, and 64/13 K/BB ratio in 55 innings during the regular season. Since moving to…

  13. Tim Lincecum could be available as a reliever in Game 6 and 7

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum threw 104 pitches in last night’s loss to the Phillies, but manager Bruce Bochy said afterward that the reigning back-to-back Cy Young winner could be available out of the bullpen in Game 6 or Game 7 of the NLCS: I wouldn’t say he’s finished for the series. If needed, it’s one of these…

  14. Logan White to stay with Dodgers as Mets’ general manager search hits second phase

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

    Logan White, Zach Lee

    Logan White presumably didn’t make the cut as the Mets trimmed their list of general manager candidates following the first round of interviews, because Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he “will not be the Mets’ general manager and will remain with the Dodgers.” Of course, with just about everyone assuming that Sandy Alderson will…

  15. Manny Parra undergoes surgery on torn labrum in left hip

    Oct 22, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    Manny Parra, Rick Peterson, Jonathan Lucroy

    Manny Parra underwent surgery yesterday to repair a small tear in the labrum of his left hip, but is expected to be fully healthy in time for spring training. Whether or not that spring training will come with the Brewers is another issue after Parra went 3-10 with a 5.02 ERA in 122 innings this…

  16. Lance Berkman bruised and bloodied, but ready for Game 6

    Oct 22, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' first baseman Lance Berkman falls while chasing a foul ball hit by Texas Rangers' Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning during Game 5 of their Major League Baseball ALCS playoff series in New York

    Lance Berkman has had a rough week. First he gashed his left thumb while trying to cut up a credit card, telling reporters “I almost sliced the tip of my thumb off” and “it was gushing blood.” He’s been patching the wound with super-glue in the dugout during games. Then he took a hard fall…

  17. John Gibbons removes himself from Pirates’ manager search

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    John Gibbons

    John Gibbons was one of seven candidates the Pirates interviewed to replace John Russell as manager, but Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that he’s removed his name from consideration for the job and will remain the Royals’ bench coach. Gibbons was one of six finalists for the gig because the seventh candidate…

  18. Spandex-wearing Phillies fan sentenced to community service for running onto the field

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    Braves Phillies Baseball

    Remember the guy who ran onto the field in Philadelphia last month wearing a red, full body spandex suit and got tripped by Braves left fielder Matt Diaz? Well, his name is Sean Hagan, he’s 17 years old, and yesterday he was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. Now, if the judge involved had…

  19. Agent: Ricky Nolasco and Marlins “about 20 percent” apart in contract extension talks

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco

    Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins have been trying to work out a long-term contract extension for months and agent Matt Sosnick said yesterday that the two sides have agreed to an acceptable number of years but are “about 20 percent” apart on the salaries. That may not seem like much of a gap, but it…

  20. NLCS Game 5: Giants lineup versus Roy Halladay

    Oct 21, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 3

    Here’s the Giants’ lineup for Game 5 of the NLCS tonight against Roy Halladay: 1. Andres Torres, CF 2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B 3. Aubrey Huff, 1B 4. Buster Posey, C 5. Pat Burrell, LF 6. Cody Ross, RF 7. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 8. Juan Uribe, SS 9. Tim Lincecum, P Despite facing a right-hander last…

  21. NLCS Game 5: Phillies lineup versus Tim Lincecum

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel

    Here’s the Phillies’ lineup for Game 5 of the NLCS tonight against Tim Lincecum: 1. Shane Victorino, CF 2. Placido Polanco, 3B 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Jayson Werth, RF 6. Jimmy Rollins, SS 7. Raul Ibanez, LF 8. Carlos Ruiz, C 9. Roy Halladay, P Ibanez was benched in favor…

  22. Nelson Cruz “definitely” expects to play in Game 6 tomorrow

    Oct 21, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Nelson Cruz left Wednesday’s game in the fifth inning with a hamstring injury, but told reporters this afternoon that he “definitely” expects to play in Game 6 of the ALCS tomorrow. Hamstring problems are particularly worrisome for Cruz after they caused him to spend three different stints on the disabled list during the season, but…

  23. Jose Bautista undergoes hernia surgery after playing through injury since May

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    Blue Jays Bautista rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Indians during their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    As if Jose Bautista hitting 54 homers this season wasn’t an amazing enough feat, now it turns out he did most of that slugging with a hernia. Bautista underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia today and is expected to be out of commission for 4-6 weeks, leaving him plenty of time to get healthy…

  24. Fired by Angels, Rally Monkey creator selling World Series ring

    Oct 21, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

    rally monkey

    Robert Castillo created the “Rally Monkey” in 2000 when he was the Angels’ production manager, but the team fired him in 2007 and he’s been out of work since. And now he’s trying to sell his World Series ring from 2002 for $19,000. Here’s what Castillo told Darren Rovell of CNBC: Having been out of…

  25. Tigers sign Brandon Inge to two-year, $11.5 million deal with option for 2013

    Oct 21, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

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    Last week general manager Dave Dombrowski said the Tigers “would ideally like to” sign free agent-to-be Brandon Inge before he hit the open market five days after the World Series and sure enough the two sides have agreed to a deal. Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that he’ll get $11 million for two years, with…

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