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Matthew Pouliot

  1. HBT Daily: Looking ahead to the weekend's big matchups

    Aug 20, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Giants-Cards, Reds-Dodgers and Rays-A’s. Oh, and Tiffany decides to address me by my old radio DJ name. If I had hair and hopes and stuff I’d swear it was 1990!

  2. Ty Wigginton: plain spoken, hilarious

    Aug 20, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    Andres Blanco was nailed trying to stretch a double into a triple in yesterday’s Rangers-Orioles game (video here).  Fun part about it that wasn’t evident from the video — but which is described in this Orioles Insider post — is that after the play, Blanco was jawing with Ty Wigginton over the putout. Which, as…

  3. Not all saves are created equal

    Aug 20, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    My internet friend Mike Treder pointed out something to me that escaped my notice: Sergio Mitre got the save in yesterday’s Yankees-Tigers game. Which ended 11-5.  Mike’s comment: “You come into a game with your team leading 11 to 2, pitch three innings, give up six hits and three runs, and you’re given a “Save”…

  4. Joe Posnanski pretty much nails the psychology of Roger Clemens

    Aug 20, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years trying to parse Roger Clemens’ actions for signs of a strategy. As Joe Posnanski points out, however, this may be kind of pointless. That Roger Clemens could throw a bat directly into the path of Mike Piazza on national television, during a World…

  5. Don Mattingly as the next Dodgers' skipper? Nah — try Tim Wallach

    Aug 20, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Joe Torre is going to announce his career intentions around Labor Day. My guess is that he’s going to retire. Everyone’s assumption is that Don Mattingly is the heir apparent. Bob Nightengale says think again: The assumption is that Don Mattingly is heir apparent to replace Joe Torre,but AAA manager Tim Wallach is looming as…

  6. Clemens lawyer Rusty Hardin still doesn't get it

    Aug 20, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens is ultimately responsible for his own fate. But he’s had absolutely no help from his lawyer.

  7. The Mariners are reportedly eying Ted Simmons

    Aug 20, 2010, 9:34 AM EDT

    FanHouse’s Tom Krasovic reports that the Mariners “are starting to eye” Ted Simmons as a managerial candidate.  Krasovic also reminds us that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik and Simmons are longtime friends who worked together in the Pirates and Brewers organizations, so there’s that too. As I said when he was mentioned as a possible candidate…

  8. The Pirates are about to hit their annual milestone

    Aug 20, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    The Pirates loss to the Marlins last night was loss number 81. Which means the next loss will be loss 82, sealing their 18th straight losing season. We knew it was coming, but we know most milestones are coming and we still celebrate them anyway. As Dejan Kovacevic notes, this marks the earliest point in…

  9. The Reds receive permission to honor Pete Rose

    Aug 20, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    And that’s a good thing. But the fact that the Reds have to ask for permission bugs me. I know it won’t happen, but I’d like to see a limited reinstatement of the Hit King.

  10. Quote of the Day: Roger Clemens defends himself

    Aug 20, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Deep Thought: if Twitter had been popular in late 2007, Clemens may have just issued a quickie denial everyone could have processed and ignored and he could have gone on with his life.

  11. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 20, 2010, 5:58 AM EDT

    The White Sox and Giants get up off the mat to salvage a win in their respective series. And I wrote a couple things in here that are gonna cause me to catch hell from Gleeman.

  12. Did Jose Canseco flip on Roger Clemens?

    Aug 19, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    You may remember that one of the big points of contention in Roger Clemens’ hearing before Congress was whether or not he was at a party at Jose Canseco’s house back in 1998 during which steroids were discussed. McNamee said Clemens was there. Clemens said he was not. Jose Canseco has long backed Clemens, saying…

  13. Document shows that Jamie McCourt does too own the Dodgers

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Recently there has been some noise about Jamie and Frank McCourt settling their divorce case and Frank buying Jamie out. A lot of this is likely borne of a desire to avoid a nasty trail that would likely have a lot of stuff about people sleeping with people who weren’t their spouse at the time…

  14. Why DNA evidence doesn't sink Clemens

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    In response to my post regarding the problems the prosecution may have convicting Clemens, reader Anthony E. emailed me and basically asked why does anyone care about McNamee’s credibility if the feds have DNA evidence related to Clemens and PEDs (which they do). Good question! And, as I noted over a year ago, it actually…

  15. Blogger? Writer? What exactly do I do all day?

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    A bit of meta navel gazing to cleanse the palate after a couple hours worth of Roger Clemens stuff.

  16. What does the indictment do for Clemens' Hall of Fame case?

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    I only pose this question because someone will ask it, and I’ll be damned if I don’t have to have all the answers.  Short version: this shouldn’t matter a lick. As we recently discussed when A-Rod hit his 600th home run, there are some Hall of Fame voters who will never, ever vote for a…

  17. So, will Clemens get convicted?

    Aug 19, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    The Feds’ convict 90% of the people they indict, but I think Clemens has a decent chance of beating this thing.

  18. Roger Clemens brought this on himself

    Aug 19, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    We can argue about whether Congress should have been involved in the steroids mess to begin with, but the fact is that they were, and Roger Clemens deserves a lot of the blame for that.

  19. Roger Clemens indicted on federal charges

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens is going to be indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress. Possibly as early as today.

  20. Vin Scully meets the mullet

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    A mullet is business in the front, party in the rear. Vin Scully, on the other hand, is all business.

  21. HBT Daily: Derrek Lee, the Reds and my favorite Earl Weaver quote

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    Like I said yesterday: I ain’t thrilled with the Derrek Lee trade. But he sure beats trotting the corpse of Troy Glaus out there each day

  22. Does Tim Lincecum miss Bengie Molina?

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

    Hurt? Out of synch? Pining for the fjords? Maybe he just misses his old catcher.

  23. Jayson Werth won't do well in New York

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Can someone as sensitive about his privacy as Jayson Werth seems to be survive in the Big Apple?

  24. David Wright got all barfy; left game

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    It takes a lot to get David Wright out of the linuep, so it’s pretty safe to say that whatever it was that caused him to check out of last night’s game in Houston was serious: “Something came on about the fourth or fifth inning,” Wright said. “I felt real nauseous and just throwing up…

  25. Union files a K-Rod grievance

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

    It was promised and expected and last night it happened: the Players’ Association filed a grievance against the Mets over him being placed on the disqualified list and for deeming his contract non-guaranteed. You’ve heard me go on and on about this so I won’t bore you with that again. But how telling is it…

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