Jun 24, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT
Balk, balk, balk, balk, Bakawk!
Jun 24, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT
Cliff Lee rumors, Mat Latos ruminations and the Great Vuvuzela Conspiracy of 2010. It’s all in this week’s edition of HBT Extra!
Jun 24, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT
See what I did there with that headline? Clever, eh? You know, because Curtis GRANDerson hit the game-winning homer? Anyone? OK, maybe not. But when 5,000 blog posts you have written, occasionally hacky too you will become. Anyway: The Yankees came close to blowing a great opportunity just like the Red Sox did, except rather…
Jun 24, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT
Bad day at Black Rock. Or Rockies. Or whatever.
Jun 24, 2010, 5:56 AM EDT
In which I kind of go off the rails with a “Homicide: Life on the Streets” jag when I should have been talking about the Rays-Padres game.
Jun 23, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT
Johan Santana was accused of sexual battery. The charges were dropped. Before things get crazy, let’s grok a little perspective.
Jun 23, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT
Not sure how I feel about comparing an aircraft carrier to Barry Bonds, but here it is anyway.
Jun 23, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT
I feel icky even linking to it, but if I don’t you’ll never have a chance to read about a convicted attempted prostitute’s sexual fantasies about former Phillies pitcher Larry Christenson. And really, I couldn’t bear for you not to know that as, admittedly, Larry Christenson was not without his charms. And actually, that link…
Jun 23, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT
I’m sure that the sudden job opening with the Florida Marlins has absolutely nothing to do with this.
Jun 23, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT
The Reds are the latest team that plans on turning a would-be ace into a middle reliever.
Jun 23, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT
The Royals are up today for the surprisingly un-nicknamed Stephen Strasburg’s latest start. It’s a 4:30 start, which is kind of weird, but whatever. The thing I’ve been looking forward to the most in Stephen Strasburg’s games has not been his actual performance (hint: he’s going to throw hard) but the article that shows up…
Jun 23, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT
The Florida Marlins turned heads this morning when they fired Fredi Gonzalez, but upon closer inspection, maybe it shouldn’t have been such a surprise after all. Buster Olney tweets that the Marlins had been planning to fire Gonzalez for a while, actually, but that the whole Hanley Ramirez thing put a kink in it. I…
Jun 23, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT
The Mets have spent the last few weeks bending over backwards to get rid of their dead wood arms in Oliver Perez and John Maine, so it’s rather funny that they’d go out and sign a guy who’s been about as effective as Oliver Perez and John Maine this year. That’s what they did, though:…
Jun 23, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT
Jeff Loria’s commitment to winning: who ya gonna believe, his words or your own lyin’ eyes?
Jun 23, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT
The Pirates haven’t had a great week, public relations-wise. First there was that whole mess with whether or not John Russell was going to be fired or whether he got an extension or whatever. Then they went and fired their racing pierogi for insubordination and caught all kinds of hell for it. It’s always hard…
Jun 23, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT
The first thing I thought when I read that the Marlins have fired Fredi Gonzalez is that he has to be the front runner to become the Braves’ manager after Bobby Cox retires at the end of the year. Gonzalez was the Braves’ third base coach before taking the Florida job. Last winter, when it…
Jun 23, 2010, 10:12 AM EDT
Whoa — this came out of the blue. Our own Matthew Pouliot said just a few weeks ago that Marlins’ manager Fredi Gonzalez should get canned, but I didn’t think it would actually happen. Now Joe Capozzi is reporting that the Florida Marlins have fired Gonzalez and two coaches. Edwin Rodriguez has been named interim…
Jun 23, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT
I mean, playing the organ is already a ticket to Coolville, but Matt Kaminski takes it to a whole new level.
Jun 23, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT
What is it with mediocre managers putting individual player stats above all else these days? First we had Jerry Manuel killing Jon Niese’s arm in order to try and get him a win, now we have Ken Macha saying yesterday that he may slide Trevor Hoffman back into the closer’s role. Why? “I’d certainly like…
Jun 23, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT
Two weeks ago Ozzie and Kenny were at each other’s throats and everyone was trying to figure out exactly when Mark Buehrle and A.J.Pierzynski would reach 10-5 status and be able to block the fire sale trades that seemed inevitable. It’s amazing what a little winning can do to put the kibosh on all of…
Jun 23, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT
Because of (a) a rain delay; and (b) the fact that the Tigers couldn’t get the Mets out last night, Jon Niese ended up going an hour and a half between his last pitch of the third inning and his first pitch in the fourth. The delay was consequential: The Tigers couldn’t touch Niese for…
Jun 23, 2010, 8:19 AM EDT
I’ve had a day to reflect and — gasp! — read the judge’s decision in the Rangers bankruptcy case. It’s still not great news for the team, but it’s not as bad as it seemed at first blush yesterday.
Jun 23, 2010, 6:00 AM EDT
Any ham-and-egger can give up some long balls. You have to be a pretty good pitcher to give up 505 of ‘em, however.
Jun 22, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT
When bloggers screw something up we try our best to fix it in the main article so that the best information is out there where the most people can see it. Newspapers can’t just reprint, however, so they have to do hilarious little corrections like this one: The Tracee Hamilton column in the June 19…
Jun 22, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT
Odd story over at Walkoff Walk today: when Mark Teixeira was a kid he was a huge Nirvana fan. So big that, when Kurt Cobain offed himself, Teixeira took to calling himself “Kurt.” Turned in schoolwork and filled out forms with his name as “Kurt Teixeira” and everything. Rob at Walkoff Walk calls it “an…
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