Jun 25, 2010, 2:13 PM EST
Ken Rosenthal has a bold idea for the Dodgers. After listing all the things that ail the currently-slumping boys in blue, Robo says: General manager Ned Colletti needs to be pragmatic. He needs to be creative. He needs to trade center fielder Matt Kemp. This is dumb. But maybe not for the reasons you’re thinking.…
Jun 25, 2010, 1:20 PM EST
The Smoking Gun yesterday provided more details regarding the sexual battery allegations made against Johan Santana last fall. Expanding on the TMZ stuff, TSG’s report includes Santana’s statements to law enforcement and additional docs from the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Department. The upshot: Santana says — and explains in pretty graphic detail — that the…
Jun 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EST
Remember yesterday how I said that it probably wasn’t that big a deal that the mediation and hearing in the Rangers’ case got moved to July 16th and July 22nd, respectively? Well, apparently Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan thought it was a big deal, because they filed a motion late yesterday asking that they be…
Jun 25, 2010, 12:14 PM EST
When Fredi Gonzalez was fired the other day Bobby Cox — Gonzalez’s former boss — was quoted waxing admiringly about Gonzalez. He said some stuff about Jeff Loria too, however. Fun stuff that I didn’t see until this morning: “I know that guy is unpredictable, but I was still . . . After everything [Gonzalez]…
Jun 25, 2010, 11:14 AM EST
The Braves have Heyward, the Mets have Davis, the Marlins have Stanton and the Nats have that one dude. Based on this latest news, it’s not out of the question that we’ll have a five-for-five phenom summer in the NL East! Domonic Brown is headed for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Chuck LaMar, the Phillies’ assistant general…
Jun 25, 2010, 10:54 AM EST
Would Vin Scully pull a Prince Edward?
Jun 25, 2010, 10:34 AM EST
The timing of Valentine’s hiring shows that Jeff Loria’s heart is too sizes too small.
Jun 25, 2010, 10:32 AM EST
My gut tells me that the Mets are the most likely team to trade for Cliff Lee. They’re seemingly willing to part with Jenrry Mejia, who would be a good pickup for the M’s. They said yesterday that they wouldn’t demand an opportunity to negotiate with Lee on an extension before making a deal, which…
Jun 25, 2010, 9:25 AM EST
Too bad this Sox team is all about “run prevention.” Gonna have a hell of a time scoring runs, ya know.
Jun 25, 2010, 9:05 AM EST
The super dope homeboy from the Oak-Town to appear at a Reds game. Buy tickets now to beat the rush.
Jun 25, 2010, 8:20 AM EST
Prison for 98 and a year and we’ll call it even Johnny 99?
Jun 25, 2010, 5:47 AM EST
A laser show, a couple of first place teams get the broom and a couple of aces get beat up, but I somehow find the time to quote a cheesy 70s ballad, so everything’s OK.
Jun 24, 2010, 5:40 PM EST
Yovani Gallardo and the Brew Crew stifle the stumbling Twins
Jun 24, 2010, 5:13 PM EST
That was . . . unexpected.
Jun 24, 2010, 4:43 PM EST
No one can stop the Pale Hose
Jun 24, 2010, 4:30 PM EST
Peter Gammons’ tweets are sometimes hard to read. Are the bits of newsy info or just his gut feeling? He’s Gammons, though, so he gets some benefit of the doubt. His latest: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Bobby Valentine were in the Marlins dugout by the end of the weekend.” That’s not the farthest anyone…
Jun 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EST
Maybe he was trying to escape the Hellacious storm that just blew threw Citizens Bank Park. Seriously, check out that pic and be thankful that you’re not there. Unless you are there and are reading this on your phone, in which case what the hell, dude? The Phillies are up 12-3 in the eighth, so…
Jun 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EST
Three Cleveland Indians’ minor leaguers — Beau Mills, Jerad Head, and Josh Tomlin — were charged with felonious assault on Tuesday following an investigation into “an altercation” that took place at an Akron apartment on June 3. The victim reportedly suffered serious injuries due to the assault. Mills is not only a prospect — he…
Jun 24, 2010, 3:10 PM EST
The next act in the Rangers’ bankruptcy drama was set for July 9th, but Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal just reported that the hearing set for that date has been postponed until July 22nd. The most important date for baseball purposes, however, is July 31st, which is the trade deadline. Does this delay put…
Jun 24, 2010, 2:22 PM EST
A mid-day’s daydream about why Charlie Manuel just got ejected from the Phillies-Indians game,
Jun 24, 2010, 1:24 PM EST
UPDATE: Of course, two minutes after I hit “post” on this bad boy word comes down: Crawford has a sore shoulder. Not sure why it’s sore. I won’t even speculate, because the minute I do someone will say it was for some other reason. Upshot: Crawford is out of the Rays-Padres game. Adjust your wagers…
Jun 24, 2010, 1:12 PM EST
Joe Torre is a great manager. He’s not the greatest in New York history, however, and that’s true even if the Daily News says otherwise.
Jun 24, 2010, 12:16 PM EST
The Dodgers could use some pitching help, and some have speculated that they could be in on the Cliff Lee frenzy. For now, though, general manager Ned Colletti is setting his sights a bit lower: free agent pitchers such a Pedro Martinez, Braden Looper and Jarrod Washburn. He’s not said that he talked to any…
Jun 24, 2010, 11:17 AM EST
One of the reasons the Rays have had such a hard go of it lately has been that their best hitter — Evan Longoria — is really fighting it. He went 0 for 5 in last night’s loss to the Padres and he’s 4 for his last 31 in his last eight games. As Tony…
Jun 24, 2010, 11:01 AM EST
I have no idea why I care at all about Dana Eveland, but this is at least my third post about him this year. I don’t think I’ve posted as much about Jeter or Pujols. It’s gotta be the name. It’s just so darn dramatic sounding! But he’s just a name, it seems, because he’s…
- The Padres have talked to the Phillies about Cole Hamels 21
- Why is John Smoltz a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame? 48
- Phillies GM told Ryan Howard they’d be better off “not with him but without him” 85
- Trea Turner’s agent is unhappy his client is in limbo after trade to Nationals 48
- Nexen Heroes accept Jung-Ho Kang posting fee from unidentified MLB team 35
- Giants acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins 16
- The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego. 64
- Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects 79
- Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene. (145)
- The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba (144)
- Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade (97)
- Chase Headley signs a four-year deal with the Yankees worth at least $52 million. (95)
- St. Petersburg City Council votes down deal to allow Rays to look for new stadium site (90)