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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Nats' Detwiler out 10-12 weeks after surgery

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:36 PM EDT

    Left-hander Ross Detwiler, who was expected to compete for a spot in Washington’s rotation this spring, is out 10-12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. Detwiler, the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft, made his major league debut last season and went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA…

  2. Mark Shapiro's greatest hits and misses

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    With Mark Shapiro being bumped upstairs by the Indians, here’s a look at his best and worst moves in his nine seasons at the helm in Cleveland: Hits June 27, 2002 – Indians acquired SS Brandon Phillips, LHP Cliff Lee, OF Grady Sizemore and 1B Lee Stevens from the Expos for RHP Bartolo Colon and…

  3. Reviewing my free agent predictions

    Feb 17, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    It’s time to review my free agent predictions from back in November. For the second year in a row, the free agents who signed early did much better than those who waited to hold out for a better deal. Once again, the market dried up quickly, as a lot of teams have started to realize…

  4. 2010 projected leaders: Slugging percentage

    Feb 16, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. Slugging percentage 1. Albert Pujols – .624 2. Ryan Braun – .575 3. Miguel Cabrera – .574 4. Prince Fielder – .570 5. Mark Teixeira – .570 6. Ryan Howard – .561 7. Hanley Ramirez – .549 8. Alex…

  5. Diving into the depths: Detroit Tigers

    Feb 16, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Detroit Tigers Rotation 1. Justin Verlander 2. Rick Porcello 3. Max Scherzer 4. Jeremy Bonderman 5. Nate Robertson 6. Armando Galarraga 7. Dontrelle Willis 8. Zach Miner 9. Phil Coke 10. Eddie Bonine 11. Alfredo Figaro 12. Phil…

  6. Rangers sign OF Chavez to minor league deal

    Feb 15, 2010, 8:13 PM EDT

    FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Rangers have signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract. Chavez was Seattle’s primary left fielder for a time last year before going down with a torn ACL in June. Known for his glove, he hit .273/.328/.342 in 161 at-bats before getting hurt. He came in at…

  7. Diving into the depths: Kansas City Royals

    Feb 15, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Kansas City Royals Rotation 1. Zack Greinke 2. Gil Meche 3. Brian Bannister 4. Luke Hochevar 5. Kyle Davies 6. Robinson Tejeda 7. Kyle Farnsworth 8. Jorge Campillo 9. Bruce Chen 10. Anthony Lerew 11. Brad Thompson 12.…

  8. 2010 projected leaders: On-base percentage

    Feb 15, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. OBP 1. Albert Pujols – .443 2. Joe Mauer – .420 3. Todd Helton – .417 4. Manny Ramirez – .409 5. Prince Fielder – .406 6. Hanley Ramirez – .403 7. Matt Holliday – .403 8. Lance Berkman…

  9. Red Sox can't re-sign Martinez just yet

    Feb 15, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    The Red Sox may well want Victor Martinez as their catcher beyond 2010. He’s not much defensively and he never will be, but he doesn’t embarrass himself and it could be a long time before a real upgrade is available. Still, despite Martinez’s obvious eagerness to get a deal done now, nothing figures to happen…

  10. D-backs sign Jackson to $13.35 million deal

    Feb 14, 2010, 8:49 PM EDT

    SI.com’s Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks and arbitration-eligible right-hander Edwin Jackson have agreed to a two-year, $13.35 million contract. The pact takes Jackson up to his first year of free agency. The 26-year-old asked for $6.25 million and was offered $4.6 million for 2010 when figures were exchanged last month. With a midpoint between…

  11. Diving into the depths: Colorado Rockies

    Feb 14, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Colorado Rockies Rotation 1. Ubaldo Jimenez 2. Aaron Cook 3. Jorge De La Rosa 4. Jason Hammel 5. Jeff Francis 6. Jhoulys Chacin 7. Greg Smith 8. Tim Redding 9. Franklin Morales 10. Greg Reynolds 11. Samuel Deduno…

  12. Diving into the depths: Cincinnati Reds

    Feb 12, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Cincinnati Reds Rotation 1. Aaron Harang 2. Bronson Arroyo 3. Johnny Cueto 4. Homer Bailey 5. Micah Owings 6. Matt Maloney 7. Justin Lehr 8. Mike Lincoln 9. Aroldis Chapman 10. Travis Wood 11. Sam Lecure 12. Mike…

  13. Timmy does Giants a huge favor

    Feb 12, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

    The talk earlier this winter was that Tim Lincecum might try to set a very expensive precedent. Few players have ever gone to arbitration with anything resembling his kind of track record, and none of them have had just two-plus years of service time. The closest comparable was Ryan Howard, who won an MVP award…

  14. 2010 projected leaders: Stolen bases

    Feb 12, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. Stolen bases 1. Michael Bourn – 58 2. Jacoby Ellsbury – 57 3. Nyjer Morgan – 53 4. Juan Pierre – 52 5. Carl Crawford – 51 6. Elvis Andrus – 45 7. Jose Reyes – 44 8. Julio…

  15. Big Hurt set to call it a career

    Feb 11, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    Frank Thomas, who last played with the Blue Jays and Athletics in 2008, will announce his retirement on Friday, sources told MLB.com. The 41-year-old Thomas finishes his career with 521 home runs. Also a tight end in college, Thomas was the seventh overall pick in the 1989 MLB draft out of Auburn. In 16 years…

  16. White Sox in the mix for Damon?

    Feb 11, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    It seems an unlikely match, given the team’s limited flexibility financially, but the White Sox are being talked about as a new suitor for free agent Johnny Damon. The White Sox certainly have room for Damon in their lineup. After electing not to bring back Jim Thome, they currently have Andruw Jones and Mark Kotsay…

  17. Diving into the depths: Boston Red Sox

    Feb 11, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Boston Red Sox Rotation 1. Jon Lester 2. Josh Beckett 3. John Lackey 4. Daisuke Matsuzaka 5. Clay Buchholz 6. Tim Wakefield 7. Michael Bowden 8. Junichi Tazawa 9. Boof Bonser 10. Gaby Hernandez 11. Fabio Castro 12.…

  18. Angels bring back veteran infielder Quinlan

    Feb 11, 2010, 6:46 PM EDT

    The Angels have agreed to a new deal with free agent Robb Quinlan, writes MLB.com’s Lyle Spencer. Quinlan was widely expected to depart, probably for the National League, after a third straight season in which he contributed little to the Angels’ cause. The seven-year veteran has spent his entire career in Anaheim, and he was…

  19. 2010 projected leaders: Saves & Relief ERA

    Feb 11, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. Saves 1. Mariano Rivera – 40 1. Francisco Rodriguez – 40 3. Joe Nathan – 38 3. Jonathan Papelbon – 38 5. Jonathan Broxton – 37 5. Brian Wilson – 37 7. Heath Bell – 36 7. Huston Street…

  20. Rangers prospect Gutierrez suspended 50 games

    Feb 11, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT

    Rangers prospect Danny Gutierrez was suspended for 50 games Thursday for testing positive for the amphetamine Adderall, MLB announced. Adderall is a drug used to treat Attention-Deficit Disorder, and many believe it is being abused by major leaguers seeking a boost. The Mitchell Report pointed out the number of players receiving “theraputic use exemptions” for…

  21. Diving into the depths: Tampa Bay Rays

    Feb 10, 2010, 7:16 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Tampa Bay Rays Rotation 1. James Shields 2. Matt Garza 3. Jeff Niemann 4. David Price 5. Wade Davis 6. Andy Sonnanstine 7. Jeremy Hellickson 8. Lance Cormier 9. Carlos Hernandez 10. Heath Phillips 11. Alex Torres Davis…

  22. 2010 projected leaders: Runs scored & RBI

    Feb 10, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. Runs 1. Ryan Braun – 113 1. Albert Pujols – 113 1. Alex Rodriguez – 113 4. Dustin Pedroia – 112 5. Jose Reyes – 110 5. Jimmy Rollins – 110 7. Mark Teixeira – 109 8. Derek Jeter…

  23. Diving into the depths: Texas Rangers

    Feb 9, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Texas Rangers Rotation 1. Scott Feldman 2. Rich Harden 3. Colby Lewis 4. Tommy Hunter 5. Brandon McCarthy 6. Derek Holland 7. Matt Harrison 8. Neftali Feliz 9. Dustin Nippert 10. C.J. Wilson 11. Guillermo Moscoso The additions…

  24. Fantasy ranking the rotations

    Feb 9, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    In light of Craig’s response to Buster Olney’s blog, I’ve thrown this together. It’s a ranking 1-30 of how the top six pitchers in each team’s rotation fare in my fantasy projections. This isn’t meant to be taken very seriously. For one thing, I’ve simply added up the totals, so the No. 6 starter is…

  25. Cardinals sign Schumaker to two-year deal

    Feb 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

    The Cardinals signed second baseman Skip Schumaker to a two-year, $4.7 million contract on Monday, avoiding arbitration. It’s a modest surprise, given that the two sides had to close a wide gap for 2010. The Cardinals proposed a $1.45 million salary for Schumaker’s first year of arbitration, while Schumaker requiested $2.75 million, nearly twice as…

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