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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Unwritten rules lead to hard feelings in Astros-A’s game

    Apr 19, 2014, 3:24 AM EDT

    lowrie porter 2

    Can’t someone please write these things down so we can all keep track?

  2. Red Sox prospect Henry Owens tosses six-inning no-hitter

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

    Henry Owens ap

    The minor league season has started!

  3. Pirates outlast Cubs, win 4-3 in 16 innings

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.

  4. Jonathan Papelbon walks in winning run, chalks it all up to bad luck

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:04 AM EDT

    papelbon ap

    The Philadelphia Phillies might not have a top-five bullpen after all.

  5. Inside Ned Yost’s head

    Apr 2, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    Have you ever wondered what Royals manager Ned Yost is thinking when he puts in pinch-runner after pinch-runner, rather than maybe hitting for the guy who was arguably the league’s worst hitter last year?

  6. Replay system’s flaws rear head in Giants-Diamondbacks game

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Brandon Belt, A.J. Pollock

    MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games.

  7. A’s lose 10th straight opener, set major league record

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:45 AM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera, John Jaso

    Billy Beane’s %*$@ doesn’t work on Opening Day.

  8. Don Baylor suffers fractured femur catching Vladimir Guerrero’s first pitch

    Apr 1, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT

    Don Baylor

    An unfortunate incident kicked off the Angels’ season on Monday. Hitting coach Don Baylor injured his right knee while catching the first pitch from Vladimir Guerrero, who signed a one-day contract to officially end his career with the Angels, and had to be helped off the field.

  9. Man falls at Olympic Stadium game, in critical condition

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:14 AM EDT

    Olympic Stadium

    The Montreal Gazette is reporting that an unidentified fan fell from the Olympic Stadium stands during Friday night’s game between the Mets and Blue Jays in Montreal and is in critical condition. A release stated that the man fell while walking to his seat, dropping 30-45 feet to the ground below. No further information was…

  10. 2014 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:25 AM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Tampa Bay Rays. The Big Question: Is this a championship offense? The Rays have led the American League in ERA…

  11. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  12. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston involved in benches-clearing brawl

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

    Jameis Winston (from jaxdotcom)

    Jameis Winston, Florida’s State’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and reliever on the baseball team, was involved in a benches-clearing brawl in Tuesday night’s game against Florida. The fight started after Florida’s State’s D.J. Stewart tried to barrel over Florida pitcher Danny Young while running down the first base line. Young was in the line trying…

  13. Clayton Kershaw, Scott Van Slyke lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks in opener

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Kershaw tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Scott Van Slyke doubled and homered as the Dodgers topped the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Saturday’s opener in Australia. The game, delayed slightly at the onset by some early evening rain, opened with Wade Miley striking out Yasiel Puig on three pitches. The Dodgers struck first…

  14. Here’s the first pitch of the 2014 season

    Mar 22, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Wade Miley Yasiel Puig

    After a slight weather delay, play got underway between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in Australia just after 5 a.m. EDT this morning, and a long winter officially ended with Wade Miley pitching to Yasiel Puig. Miley went on to strike out Puig on three pitches.

  15. The Astros are playing dirty pool with a top prospect

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

    George Springer

    We know this is how it works. Phenoms get fewer September callups than they used to, and they rarely debut on Opening Day. Instead, it’s June that’s become the popular time for debuts, all in the name of delaying arbitration and free agency eligibility. On the one hand, it kind of sucks: much of the…

  16. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  17. The Marlins are upset about the Red Sox’s travel roster

    Mar 6, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    jeffrey loria getty

    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, the Marlins will be contacting the league office after the Red Sox declined to bring any of their established regulars to Palm Beach for Thursday’s spring training game. While teams are supposed to bring at least four “regulars” to road spring games, the rule has always…

  18. Rich Hill joins Red Sox after death of newborn son

    Mar 6, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Rich Hill Getty

    Non-roster left-hander Rich Hill had been away from the Red Sox since the start of camp due to a family health issue. On Thursday, he arrived in camp and elaborated on his absence, passing along the sad news that his newborn son has died. “€œWe had a son on December 26 and he was born…

  19. Picture of the day: Tim Lincecum is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum, Kameron Loe

    Courtesy of Hunter Pence‘s instagram account comes this little gem, in which the 5’11″ Tim Lincecum and the 6’8″ Kameron Loe swapped jerseys.

  20. Blue Jays could go young in rotation with Drew Hutchinson, Marcus Stroman

    Mar 6, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman

    With J.A. Happ struggling and reportedly dealing with back issues, the number of openings in the Toronto rotation has increased from one to two. According to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, Drew Hutchinson is now looking like a good bet for one of those spots, with Happ, 2012 first-round pick Marcus Stroman, Todd Redmond and Esmil Rogers…

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