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Matthew Pouliot

  1. The Phillies call up Domonic Brown

    Jul 28, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino’s oblique injury has landed him on the disabled list and to take his slot on the roster is one Domonic Brown: super prospect. Brown has tore his way through the minor leagues this year, hitting .318/.391/.602 in 271 plate appearances at AA and .346/.390/.561 in 118 plate appearances at AAA.  He’s 22. He’s…

  2. The Cardinals are out of the Roy Oswalt hunt

    Jul 28, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    They talked with Houston, but they obviously didn’t like what they were hearing: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals are no longer involved with discussions for Roy Oswalt. The latest: Rosenthal says that the Phillies are able to meet what Houston is demanding in return for Oswalt, but that (a) the price still may be…

  3. Chelsea Baker can strike your son out

    Jul 28, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT

    This is over a week old but I totally missed it. It’s ESPN’s E:60 story about the person who may be the best little league pitcher in the country: She registered another perfect pitching record this year, 12-0, for her Little League team. She threw her second perfect game — and predicted this one just…

  4. Major League Baseball has no idea what it's doing with the A's

    Jul 28, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Fans are crying up in Oakland. I hear campaign slogans in San Jose. Commissioner of mine, I think it’s time you told the Giants what everyone seems to know.

  5. HBT Daily: Brian Bannister in the daytime, the Mets and Phillies at night

    Jul 28, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Our daily look at a few of the day’s more intriguing matchups. Well, we talk about a Royals game this time, but you get the idea.

  6. News Flash: Carlos Zambrano is available

    Jul 28, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    I know. This is a bit of a bombshell. You may want to take a slug of something strong before trying to get your mind around it.

  7. Quote of the Day: Adam Dunn on trade possibilities

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Behold the wisdom of The Donkey.

  8. Miguel Tejada grounds out for the cycle

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT

    The best screen cap you’re going to see all day comes courtesy of Flip Flip Fly Ballin’.  I’m sure a night like Tejada had on Monday is going to totally stoke his trade value. C’mon, Detroit! You know you want him! Other wonderfulness from Flip Flop: A series of pixel drawings of baseball greats. Well,…

  9. The Jays are asking the world for Scott Downs

    Jul 28, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Scott Downs is not the biggest name around, but the Blue Jays’ setup man may be the best reliever available at the moment.  And the Jays are apparently asking the moon for him:  They told the Yankees it would take Joba Chamberlain and the Red Sox that it would take Casey Kelly or Jose Iglesias.…

  10. Corey Hart isn't going to play before Friday

    Jul 28, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

    That’s the word he’s giving the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Given that there’s not much chance Milwaukee could move Hart unless he shows he can hit, and given that the trade deadline is Saturday, you can pretty much kiss any chances of Hart being dealt goodbye. Well, I suppose he could hit for the cycle on Friday…

  11. The Dbacks may use Brandon Webb in the bullpen

    Jul 28, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks are toying with the idea of using Brandon Webb in the bullpen towards the end of this season.  And it would be the end of this season, because he’s still not even pitching against live batters yet in a rehab stint that has lasted nearly…

  12. The White Sox have a bat bonfire

    Jul 28, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    Bats, they are sick. Bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him bonfire, rum. He will come: [Mark]Kotsay, who is batting .221 and has hit into several line-drive outs, had two of his bats burned in a small fire pit in an effort to change his fortunes. “That…

  13. A.J. Burnett will not stop throwing pies

    Jul 28, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    The Daily News caught up with A.J. Burnett yesterday and asked him if he’s re-thinking his pie-in-the-face routine in the wake of Chris Coghlan’s knee injury.  The answer: not on your life: “I feel sorry for him. You cant take the fun out of the game, but you have to do it right, I guess.…

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

    Jul 28, 2010, 5:54 AM EDT

    In which I describe a nightmare in which all of my baseball demons come to attack me!

  15. Carlos Zambrano ripped for apologizing to his teammates

    Jul 27, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Because nothing is easy with Carlos Zambrano, even his apology to his teammates over his meltdown last month is controversial. Why? Because he did it on ESPN last night.  That set off Rick Morrissey of the Sun-Times, who called the apology a “stunt” and ripped into Zambrano for not apologizing to the Cubs in person. …

  16. UPDATE: Jason Bay scratched due to a concussion; DL stint still unclear

    Jul 27, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

    UPDATE:  Various earlier tweets from New York reporters had Bay destined for the DL. That hasn’t happened yet, actually, and may not.  The word now is that the Mets are going to observe Bay for the next couple of days and see how he does. Bay thinks he won’t be out long, but it’s not…

  17. The rift between the Mariners' coaches and the front office is very real

    Jul 27, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    We’ve heard rumblings this week that there is an increasing riff between the Mariners front office and the coaching staff, including manager Don Wakamatsu.  This came up when Chone Figgins was openly defiant of Wakamatsu in the dugout the other day yet wasn’t disciplined in any way.  Geoff Baker reports today, however, that the problems…

  18. The Braves option Nate McLouth to Gwinnett

    Jul 27, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth has been absolutely terrible since coming off the disabled list, going 1 for 15 with no extra base hits. On the year he’s hitting .178/.279/.265.  If there’s a worse regular for a playoff contender I haven’t seen him.  Today the Braves said “enough” and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves don’t have…

  19. Rosenthal: the Nats haven't even made Adam Dunn an offer

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

    The story was that the Nationals were going to take this week to try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension, and if that didn’t work, they’d trade him.  Their definition of “try to get Adam Dunn signed to a contract extension” probably needs work, though, because according to Ken Rosenthal, the Nats…

  20. Ralph Houk was an American hero

    Jul 27, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    When Ralph Houk died last week I and just about every other person who wrote something about him made mention of the fact that he was a decorated veteran of World War II.  I had no idea just how amazing his war record was, however, having only read a few things here or there making…

  21. The Yankees are on Joakim Soria's no-trade list

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

    We’ve heard this and that about the Yankees wanting to trade for Royals’ closer Joakim Soria. That seemed like a tall order anyway given how much he’d cost the Yankees, but here’s an even better reason why it isn’t going to happen: the Yankees are one of the six teams on Soria’s no-trade list. That…

  22. Get your tickets to Matt Garza's no-hitter

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    You’ll recall that the Marlins sold thousands of previously unsold tickets to Roy Halladay’s perfect game back in May. I thought it was a cynical and craven attempt to make a quick buck, especially given that Halladay doesn’t even, you know, play for the Marlins. The Feesh should watch the Tampa Bay Rays and follow…

  23. The White Sox are going to make Frank Thomas a team ambassador

    Jul 27, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

    Back in February the White Sox and Frank Thomas began a nice reproachment when it was announced that the team would be retiring his number. That’s going to happen on August 29th. Today they’ve added that Thomas will officially become a team “ambassador” which, while mostly a PR position, represents a nice coming together of…

  24. David Ross and the Braves agree to a two-year extension

    Jul 27, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

    David Ross is probably the best backup catcher in baseball. What’s more: he’s pretty cool with being a backup catcher and loves where he’s playing. It makes perfect sense, then, that he and the Braves just agreed to a two-year contract extension. The terms weren’t announced, but he’s finishing up a two-year, $3 million deal.…

  25. Mickey Mantle is no longer the leader in runs scored for 1961

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    Armando Galarraga fans: only 49 more years until the wrong is righted!

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