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  1. UPDATE: Phils irk Mets en route to 11th straight win

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Here’s Chase Utley’s response, according to Todd Zolecki of It’s pretty much what you would expect him to say. “I have never ever attempted to break up a double play with the intent to injure someone,” he told “I understand what it’s like to be taken out. I’ve been kicked, kneed, elbowed,…

  2. Report: MLB president Bob DuPuy "on his way out"

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Three high-ranking executives within baseball tell Buster Olney of that MLB president and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy is expected to move out of his current role. “He’s on his way out,” a team official said. DuPuy has served as president and chief operating officer for the past eight years. Some have viewed DuPuy…

  3. So, Jeff Francoeur hit his 100th career home run last night…

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:34 AM EDT

    I hate to spoil the show for you guys, but Jeff Francoeur’s 100th career home run is “The Event.” Yep, good ol’ Frenchie became the 756th member of the 100-home run club with a solo shot against the Athletics last night. Breaking a lengthy drought, it was his first round-tripper since August 7 and his…

  4. Report: Diamondbacks trying to keep Jerry DiPoto

    Sep 25, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    After Kevin Towers was hired as Diamondbacks general manager earlier this week, it was reported that former interim general manager Jerry DiPoto was resigning from the organization. According to Jon Paul Morosi of, the D-Backs still haven’t given up hope in retaining him. Multiple sources are telling Morosi that the Diamondbacks are in “active…

  5. Aroldis Chapman throws fastest pitch ever recorded

    Sep 25, 2010, 8:51 AM EDT

    It was only a little less than a month ago that reports surfaced about Aroldis Chapman unleashing a 105-mph fastball during an appearance with Triple-A Louisville. Many doubted the legitimacy of the gun at the time — and rightfully so — after all, we usually need to see these types of things to actually believe…

  6. Report: Felipe Lopez passes on pennant race, signs with Red Sox

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:37 PM EDT

    Earlier today, it sounded like the Padres were going to have Felipe Lopez for the stretch drive. Not anymore. According to Scott Miller of, Lopez has “vetoed” the Padres’ waiver claim and signed on to play a meaningless week of baseball with the Red Sox, instead. Lopez, 30, was released by the Cardinals this…

  7. Francisco Liriano leaves Friday's start due to illness

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano just gave Twins fans quite the temporary scare. The left-hander was pulled from tonight’s start against the Tigers in the fourth inning. Before we even had a moment to speculate about what may have happened to him, the team announced that Liriano left the game due to illness, reports Kelly Thesier of…

  8. Nyjer Morgan expected to return to Nats' lineup Saturday

    Sep 24, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT

    Nyjer Morgan wraps up his eight-game suspension today, which means that he is expected to return to the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Braves, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. As our own Drew Silva told us over the weekend, Morgan used his time away from the diamond to make some much-needed…

  9. Bryce Harper hitless in unofficial pro debut

    Sep 23, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    Nobody has cared about an instructional league game this much since, well, Stephen Strasburg last October. Oh well, here goes. Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper made his unofficial pro debut earlier today, going 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts, reports Alden Gonzalez of Harper struck out swinging on both occasions, according to Gonzalez, being…

  10. Andrew Bailey to have elbow "cleaned up" Friday

    Sep 23, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Bailey will have his right elbow “cleaned up” tomorrow. Bailey, who underwent Tommy John surgery five years ago, hasn’t pitched since last Friday due to elbow soreness. The symptoms were believed to be similar to when he was diagnosed with “tennis elbow” during spring training.…

  11. Joe Torre apologizes, closes door on managing Mets

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:26 PM EDT

    Well, that didn’t take long. Though Joe Torre did not personally speak with Jerry Manuel today, he did issue a public apology just a short while ago while speaking with reporters in Los Angeles. He also formally “closed the door” on the possibly of managing the Mets. Here’s just a part of the public mea…

  12. Report: Diamondbacks to offer Kevin Towers GM job

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:14 PM EDT

    According to Jim Bowden of Sirius XM, “a reliable source” has told him that Kevin Towers will be offered the Diamondbacks’ general manager job. Should he accept, an official announcement could come as soon as tomorrow. Ken Rosenthal of told us earlier today that Towers was back in Arizona for a second interview, so…

  13. Yankees unveil monument for George Steinbrenner

    Sep 20, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    And honestly, is anybody surprised that it’s the biggest darn plaque you’ve ever seen? The large tribute to the “The Boss” was uncovered beyond the center field fence in Monument Park by his widow Joan just a short while ago. Commissioner Bud Selig and a host of Yankees icons — including Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson,…

  14. Joe Torre and Brian Cashman make amends

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

    Many of you just witnessed the unveiling of the George Steinbrenner monument in Monument Park. I promise I will get to that in a little bit, but we would be remiss to ignore some of the events that preceded the ceremony. Namely, that Joe Torre and Don Mattingly were in attendance and took part in…

  15. Nationals expected to bring Jim Riggleman back next season

    Sep 18, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    They have yet to make it official, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that “there are strong indications emerging from the organization” that Jim Riggleman will return as Nationals manager next season. “We haven’t announced a final call, but we’ve made a definite decision,” General Manager Mike Rizzo said tonight. “We haven’t made…

  16. Yep, Troy Tulowitzki is still ridiculous

    Sep 18, 2010, 6:16 PM EDT

    I’m stuck watching the Braves-Mets game, so I will have to trust what I have seen from replays and enthusiastic tweets, but Troy Tulowitzki is 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of two-run homers in this afternoon’s game against the Dodgers. Tulowitzki has now gone deep 14 times in his last 15 games. According…

  17. UPDATE: Jake Arrieta to have bone spur removed Wednesday

    Sep 18, 2010, 5:52 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Arrieta tells Brittany Ghiroli of that he is tentatively scheduled to have the bone spur removed on Wednesday. It’s a relatively minor procedure that isn’t expected to have any impact on his availability for next season. 5:15 PM: According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that rookie…

  18. Nick Swisher returns to Yanks' starting lineup tonight

    Sep 18, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Nick Swisher is back in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for tonight’s game against the Orioles. Swisher has made two appearances as a pinch-hitter this week, including last night, however he hasn’t started a game since last Saturday due to recurring soreness in his left…

  19. Rockies acquire Octavio Dotel from the Dodgers

    Sep 18, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

    UPDATE: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the teams will split the difference on Dotel’s remaining salary and the buyout of his option for next season, so the Rockies will responsible for approximately $250,000. 3:33 PM: Here’s an odd one. According to Ken Gurnick of, the Rockies have acquired Octavio Dotel from…

  20. Drew Storen has some important offseason plans

    Sep 18, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    In a must-read story from the Washington Post, Adam Kilgore tells us about Drew Storen’s plans to return to Stanford University this fall in order to pursue his degree in product design.  Storen was selected with the No. 10 overall pick after completing his sophomore season last June. The 23-year-old is currently six quarters away…

  21. UPDATE: Takashi Saito to have shoulder examined Monday

    Sep 18, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Bad news for the Bravos. According to Ken Rosenthal of, Takashi Saito will fly back to Atlanta tomorrow in order to have his ailing shoulder examined on Monday. Rosenthal speculates that more will be asked of rookie right-hander Craig Kimbrel in his absence. Kimbrel, a 22-year-old flamethrower, had a 1.62 ERA and 83…

  22. David DeJesus awaiting word on his status for next season

    Sep 18, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star tells us that David DeJesus is currently waiting to hear if the Royals plan to exercise his $6 million option for next season. “I would like to know,” he admitted, “but I haven’t heard anything yet. I want to be around a little longer, … Hey, let’s do…

  23. Carlos Guillen needed microfracture surgery on his left knee

    Sep 18, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    According to Tom Gage of the Detroit News, the Tigers announced that Carlos Guillen required “a surgical clean-up of the degenerative changes” and microfracture surgery on his left knee yesterday.  Guillen was placed on the disabled list with what was termed as a “left knee contusion” after Brett Gardner wiped him out with a takeout…

  24. What was up with A.J. Burnett's eye last night?

    Sep 18, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    First, the important stuff. The Yankees climbed back into first place in the American League East with a 4-3 win over the Orioles last night. Alex Rodriguez played the hero, slamming two home runs, including a go-ahead three-run shot off O’s closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Last…

  25. Report: Joe Torre would listen if Mets came calling

    Sep 18, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    You just knew this was coming. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, “a person close to” Joe Torre says the Mets might be the “only team” that could lure the 70-year-old away from retirement. “The Mets are certainly an inviting situation because they have a lot better personnel than their record shows,”…

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