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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Unsigned Jermaine Dye opts for retirement

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    Jermaine Dye

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal said he talked to Jermaine Dye today and that the 37-year-old has chosen to retire after sitting out the 2010 season. Dye had a terrific first half in 2009, but after fading all of the way to .179 after the All-Star break, he failed to attract much interest as a free agent…

  2. Curt Schilling tweets, calls Manny Ramirez a cheater

    Mar 19, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    schilling manny ramirez

    Answering questions on Twitter Saturday, Curt Schilling said that Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds were the best hitters he encountered during his time on the mound, but that some artificial enhancement might have helped with that. From Schilling’s @gehrig38 account: Best modern day hitter, Manny RH Barry LH when they cheated, Gonzo LH Pujols RH…

  3. Red Sox shut down Felix Doubront for two weeks

    Feb 24, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox

    Left-hander Felix Doubront, one of Boston’s top prospects, has been shut down for 10-14 days because of elbow tightness, manager Terry Francona said Thursday. Doubront was nominally in the running for a spot in the Red Sox bullpen, but he was expected to begin the season at the top of Triple-A Pawtucket’s rotation. The 23-year-old…

  4. Brandon Webb could return to mound next week

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers Workout Sessions

    Brandon Webb threw 60-65 pitches off flat ground Thursday, ESPN Dallas’ Richard Durrett reports, and appears to be on pace to return to the mound early next week. Webb was taken off the mound after showing little velocity in his first bullpen session last week, putting his status for the beginning of the season in…

  5. Decision coming on Miguel Cabrera’s status

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera will arrive at Tigers camp in time to talk to the media at 4:30 p.m. EST this afternoon, and a Tigers spokesman said to expect “a decision” on the first baseman’s status then. Cabrera has been away from camp after being arrested on DUI charges on Feb. 16. According to a Detroit News…

  6. Brewers catcher Lucroy breaks finger, needs surgery

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Milwaukee Brewers

    Jonathan Lucroy, who is slated to be the Brewers’ starting catcher this season, suffered a broken right pinkie finger during drills Wednesday and will miss an undisclosed amount of time. Fortunately for the Brewers, the injury happened early enough to give Lucroy a shot at being ready for the regular season, and since the injury…

  7. Bryce Harper No. 1, nine Royals on BA’s Top 100 Prospects

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Baseball America put out its annual top 100 prospects list Wednesday, leading off with 2010 first overall pick Bryce Harper as the top prospect in the land. Here’s the top 10: 1. Bryce Harper (OF Nationals) 2. Mike Trout (OF Angels) 3. Jesus Montero (C Yankees) 4. Domonic Brown (OF Phillies) 5. Jeremy Hellickson (RHP…

  8. Cardinals future dims without Adam Wainwright

    Feb 23, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    If the worse-case scenario comes to pass, the Cardinals are about to lose the right-hander who finished third in the NL Cy Young balloting in 2009 and second last year for the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery. Adam Wainwright has won 39 games the last two years. In 2010, he went 20-11…

  9. Pirates owner to be dissatisfied for a very long time

    Feb 21, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT

    Bob Nutting, John Russell

    Pirates owner Bob Nutting showed up in Bradenton today and spoke with the media after addressing players and staff prior to workouts. And what, pray tell, did he talk to his players about? “It’s critically important that they understand, and we all understand, that 2011 is not going to be a year where small bits…

  10. Cliff Lee coming back from mild side strain

    Feb 20, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee phillies throwing

    UPDATE: Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com spoke with Phillies officials. They say that Lee is “100 percent healthy” and will throw to live hitters as expected on Tuesday. 6:42 PM: The Phillies revealed Sunday that Cliff Lee developed soreness in his side while throwing at home before reporting to camp and is a bit behind the…

  11. Report: Albert Pujols turns down Cardinals’ contract offer

    Feb 13, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    A source told USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale that Albert Pujols has rejected a contract proposal from the Cardinals. It’s been long reported that the Cardinals hadn’t made an offer, but according to Nightengale’s source they did recently and Pujols turned it down. The source goes on to say that, barring a dramatic turnaround, Pujols will…

  12. After 3 1/2 years, Rays place Ruggiano on waivers

    Feb 8, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    The Rays have had talent bursting from the seams for years now, yet for some reason, they had never gotten around to replacing Justin Ruggiano on their 40-man roster until finally making the Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon signings official today. Ruggiano, along with Cuban defector Leslie Anderson, were designated for assignment to make room…

  13. Diving into the depths: San Francisco Giants

    Feb 2, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Miguel Tejada

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Tim Lincecum 2. Matt Cain 3. Jonathan Sanchez 4. Barry Zito 5. Madison Bumgarner 6. Jeff Suppan 7. Clayton Tanner 8. Dan Runzler 9. Henry Sosa 10. Shane Loux 11. Ryan Vogelsong I don’t want to…

  14. Diving into the depths: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Feb 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Clayton Kershaw 2. Chad Billingsley 3. Ted Lilly 4. Hiroki Kuroda 5. Jon Garland 6. Vicente Padilla 7. John Ely 8. Blake Hawksworth 9. Carlos Monasterios 10. Dana Eveland 11. Tim Redding 12. Chris Withrow I…

  15. Diving into the depths: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jan 31, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Atlanta Braves

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Joe Saunders 2. Ian Kennedy 3. Daniel Hudson 4. Zach Duke 5. Armando Galarraga 6. Barry Enright 7. Aaron Heilman 8. Kevin Mulvey 9. Jarrod Parker 10. Wade Miley 11. Micah Owings 12. Josh Collmenter 13.…

  16. Diving into the depths: Chicago Cubs

    Jan 31, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Ryan Dempster 2. Matt Garza 3. Carlos Zambrano 4. Randy Wells 5. Carlos Silva 6. Andrew Cashner 7. Todd Wellemeyer 8. Braden Looper 9. Casey Coleman 10. Thomas Diamond 11. Jeff Samardzija 12. Jay Jackson 13.…

  17. Diving into the depths: St. Louis Cardinals

    Jan 28, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Adam Wainwright 2. Chris Carpenter 3. Jake Westbrook 4. Jaime Garcia 5. Kyle Lohse 6. P.J. Walters 7. Brian Tallet 8. Ian Snell 9. Lance Lynn 10. Bryan Augenstein 11. Adam Ottavino 12. Miguel Batista 13.…

  18. Could such a punchless A’s team win the AL West?

    Jan 28, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp

    If the A’s bring in Chone Figgins to replace Kevin Kouzmanoff at third base, they’d enter the season with a lineup that looks something like this: 3B Chone Figgins RF David DeJesus 1B Daric Barton LF Josh Willingham DH Hideki Matsui C Kurt Suzuki 2B Mark Ellis CF Coco Crisp SS Cliff Pennington My 2011…

  19. Diving into the depths: Milwaukee Brewers

    Jan 28, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Zack Greinke 2. Yovani Gallardo 3. Shaun Marcum 4. Randy Wolf 5. Chris Narveson 6. Manny Parra 7. Mark Rogers 8. Amaury Rivas 9. Josh Butler 10. Sam Narron 11. Cody Scarpetta Depth is a major…

  20. Diving into the depths: Atlanta Braves

    Jan 27, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Tim Hudson 2. Derek Lowe 3. Tommy Hanson 4. Jair Jurrjens 5. Mike Minor 6. Kenshin Kawakami 7. Brandon Beachy 8. Todd Redmond 9. Julio Teheran 10. J.J. Hoover Kawakami still hasn’t been moved, so Minor…

  21. Diving into the depths: Toronto Blue Jays

    Jan 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Ricky Romero 2. Brandon Morrow 3. Brett Cecil 4. Kyle Drabek 5. Mark Rzepczynski 6. Jesse Litsch 7. Dustin McGowan 8. Scott Richmond 9. Brad Mills 10. Zach Stewart 11. Robert Ray 12. Jo-Jo Reyes 13.…

  22. Diving into the depths: Oakland Athletics

    Jan 26, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Daric Barton

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Dallas Braden 2. Trevor Cahill 3. Brett Anderson 4. Gio Gonzalez 5. Brandon McCarthy 6. Rich Harden 7. Josh Outman 8. Bobby Cramer 9. Tyson Ross 10. Guillermo Moscoso 11. Anthony Capra The Brian Fuentes and…

  23. Diving into the depths: Houston Astros

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Wandy Rodriguez 2. Brett Myers 3. J.A. Happ 4. Bud Norris 5. Ryan Rowland-Smith 6. Nelson Figueroa 7. Wesley Wright 8. Jordan Lyles 9. Aneury Rodriguez 10. Cesar Carrillo The scary thing is that this probably…

  24. Diving into the depths: Los Angeles Angels

    Jan 25, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Jered Weaver 2. Dan Haren 3. Ervin Santana 4. Joel Pineiro 5. Scott Kazmir 6. Trevor Bell 7. Hisanori Takahashi 8. Matt Palmer 9. Tyler Chatwood 10. Anthony Ortega The Angels have the fine top four,…

  25. Ranking the rotations: 1-30

    Jan 25, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 5

    Now that my projections for the upcoming Rotoworld fantasy annual are complete, I’ll be having some occasional fun with them in here over the following few weeks. To start with, let’s look at how the rotations shape up, according to my fantasy rankings. As part of my projections, each player gets a score. All I’ve done here…

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