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Matthew Pouliot

  1. UPDATE: Ryan-Greenberg group wins ownership of Rangers

    Aug 5, 2010, 1:51 AM EDT

    An intriguing court case? What is this, 1995? Where’s the white Bronco?

  2. Quote of the Day: Hank Aaron on A-Rod's 600th

    Aug 4, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

    For those of you so intent on defending the legacy of Hank Aaron every time a new home run milestone is reached: the man doesn’t need your defending.

  3. The Pirates pick up Braves' pitcher Chris Resop

    Aug 4, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    This was a waiver deal, but not revocable waivers. The Braves requested outright waivers on pitcher Chris Resop on Monday, the Pirates claimed him and now he’s theirs. A good pickup, too.  At least one worth the waiver price. Resop, who is 27, has had some tough luck in various cups of coffee for the…

  4. HBT Extra: Waiver deals! Trevor Cahill! Ron Artest! Ron Artest?

    Aug 4, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Watch me raise a little roof in an effort to get Tiffany to get into a little flow. I was unsuccessful on multiple levels.

  5. The Mariners trade Mike Sweeney to the Phillies

    Aug 4, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    Multiple sources are reporting that the Mariners have traded Mike Sweeney to the Phillies for cash considerations and a player to be named later. Um, OK.  Sweeney is hitting .263/.327/.475 this year.  Although the present tense is a bit misleading, in that he hasn’t played since June 25th. He’s only played in 30 games total,…

  6. Will A-Rod break Barry Bonds' record?

    Aug 4, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

    A-Rod has 600 homers. Does he have 163 more left in the tank?

  7. HBT Daily: Howard, Youkilis and the scourge that is A-Rod

    Aug 4, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    Our daily take on the news of the day. Today: big injuries to big first basemen and a tempest in a teapot in the Bronx. In other words: nothing new.

  8. Poll: What does A-Rod's 600th home run mean to you?

    Aug 4, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    I really want to tap into your feeeeeelings on this one, man. Don’t hold back . . .

  9. Our long national nightmare is over: A-Rod just hit #600

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez just hit a home run off Shaun Marcum in the first inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. Our long national, er, make that our short, strange local nightmare is over. Now Kevin Kernan is going to have to trash his “A-Rod’s failure to hit his 600th home run is prolonging the recession” column…

  10. Carlos Zambrano is returning to the rotation

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    Paul Sullivan reports that the Cubs are putting Carlos Zambrano back into the rotation. He’ll get the start against the Giants on Monday. This makes perfect sense. If the Cubs think they can trade Zambrano — maybe a crazy thought, but one they’ve been having — the only possible hope they have to do so…

  11. Chris Coghlan may be back sooner than expected

    Aug 4, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Marlins’ outfielder/3B Chris Coghlan may soon begin taking ground balls and taking batting practice, which is a sign that he will be putting off knee surgery until after the season. Assuming a medical exam he was scheduled to have last night turned up nothing crazy, Coghlan could soon be sent out for a rehab assignment…

  12. For the 1,567th time: baseball does not need a salary cap

    Aug 4, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    And even if it does, the Yankees trading for Austin Kearns is no evidence of it.

  13. Rick Dempsey thinks he should have gotten the O's managerial job

    Aug 4, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

    Rick Dempsey believes he was stepped over. Which may have been the way Angelos wanted it, but it ain’t the way he wanted it! He’s smaht! Not like everybody says! “I’m very, very disappointed, to tell you the truth. I don’t begrudge Buck getting the opportunity. He is going to be a hell of a…

  14. Don Wakamatsu is given a vote of confidence. How dreaded was it?

    Aug 4, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Personally, this one sounds pretty dreaded to me.

  15. The Red Sox and Indians throw at, jaw at one-another

    Aug 4, 2010, 8:49 AM EDT

    It’s probably a good thing that no one truly fights in baseball anymore, but I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t something, I dunno, deflating about seeing everyone run out onto the field to simply . . . grumble at one-another.  That’s what the Indians and Red Sox did last night. Here’s some…

  16. No, the Yankees did not lose because of A-Rod's failure to hit his 600th home run

    Aug 4, 2010, 8:19 AM EDT

    Let the record reflect that Blue Jays’ starter Rickey Romero was rough stuff last night. After going a mere two and two-thirds innings while giving up eight runs when he faced the Yankees a month ago, Romero came back last night and silenced the Bombers’ bats. He struggled through the first inning but rebounded nicely…

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 4, 2010, 6:18 AM EDT

    The worst part about Jeff Francoeur hitting the game-winning homer? The Atlanta papers will now start agitating for the Braves to somehow bring him back to the Braves.

  18. A-Rod misses the Yankees' team photo shoot

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

    The Yankees had team pictures this afternoon but there was one notable absence: Alex Rodriguez, who just whiffed, apparently. We already knew he was history’s greatest monster, so this merely adds to his ever-growing indictment. Joe Girardi said that he’d probably be fined in the Yankees’ kangaroo court, famously presided over by Mariano Rivera. That…

  19. The Phillies place Ryan Howard on the disabled list

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    They’re dropping like flies this afternoon. The Phillies have placed Ryan Howard on the DL, obviously figuring that his ankle needs more than a day or two of rest. They’ve called up John Mayberry to take his place on the roster. The entire Phillies infield has been on the DL now at some point this…

  20. DiMaggio: a "defective attitude," and "hostility and resistance" to the Army

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Fascinating stuff in the Smoking Gun today regarding the Yankee Clipper: Joe DiMaggio’s army records, which paint him an a pretty unflattering light: Despite a cushy job as a physical instructor in the Army’s Special Services division, DiMaggio–who saw no combat, was never shipped overseas, and spent many months stationed in Hawaii–exhibited a “defective attitude…

  21. The Sox place Kevin Youkilis on the DL, activate Mike Lowell

    Aug 3, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Turns out Youkilis has a torn muscle in his thumb. The team will be getting a second opinion on it (“hmmm, looks merely frayed!”), but the concern was that if he keeps playing, the muscle could detach from the bone.  4:30 P.M.: Kevin Youkilis had an MRI on his wonky thumb today. It apparently…

  22. Please: do not freak out every time you hear that someone is placed on waivers

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    Waivers. They’re no big deal. But you knew that, right?

  23. Attention: Juan Pierre hit a home run a few minutes ago

    Aug 3, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

    The White Sox are playing the Tigers at Comiskey Comerica this afternoon. As the bulldog goes to press, it’s 12-1 Chisox. Kind of feels like the Tigers’ season is ending as we speak, doesn’t it? Beyond that, the most interesting thing about this game is that Juan Pierre hit a solo home run in the…

  24. Ozzie Guillen backtracks on that Asian/Latino ballplayer thing

    Aug 3, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

    On one level I’m happy that Ozzie Guillen is now backtracking from his controversial comments over the weekend, saying that his stuff about baseball treating Asian players better than Latinos was taken out of context, misinterpreted and so on.  I mean, we have a pretty decent pennant race shaping up here in the AL Central,…

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