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Matthew Pouliot

  1. Buehrle to make eighth Opening Day start

    Feb 21, 2010, 6:06 PM EST

    White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen announced Sunday that Mark Buehrle would get the nod on Opening Day for a franchise record eighth time. Buehrle, entering his 10th year as a member of the White Sox rotation, will break a tie with Billy Pierce for the most Opening Day starts in team history. He gets the…

  2. 2010 projected leaders: First baseman OPS

    Feb 19, 2010, 6:58 PM EST

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. 1. Albert Pujols – 1067 2. Prince Fielder – 976 3. Miguel Cabrera – 965 4. Mark Teixeira – 962 5. Adrian Gonzalez – 933 6. Ryan Howard – 923 7. Lance Berkman – 911 8. Kevin Youkilis –…

  3. Mets' Reyes could bat third… for a little while

    Feb 19, 2010, 5:25 PM EST

    Mets manager Jerry Manuel has already come up with his first big idea of the spring; he wants to bat usual leadoff man Jose Reyes third, though only until Carlos Beltran returns from knee surgery. “Reyes, in my opinion, has evolved,” Manuel told the New York Post “I could really stretch our lineup out if…

  4. Dodgers bring back Gagne

    Feb 18, 2010, 9:05 PM EST

    The Dodgers have come to terms with former closer Eric Gagne on a minor league contract, the Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports. Gagne was also offered a minor league deal by the Rockies. Coming back from a shoulder injury, he pitched in the independent Can-Am League last year and went 6-6 with a 4.65…

  5. Marlins add MacDougal to bullpen picture

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:59 PM EST

    The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that the Marlins and Mike MacDougal have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. MacDougal, 32, had to a take a minor league deal despite saving 20 games in 21 chances for the Nationals last season. He had a 3.60 ERA in 50 innings…

  6. Diving into the depths: Minnesota Twins

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:23 PM EST

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Minnesota Twins Rotation 1. Scott Baker 2. Nick Blackburn 3. Kevin Slowey 4. Carl Pavano 5. Francisco Liriano 6. Glen Perkins 7. Brian Duensing 8. Anthony Swarzak 9. Jeff Manship 10. Mike Maroth 11. Tyler Robertson 12. Carlos…

  7. 2010 projected leaders: Catcher OPS

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:57 PM EST

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. 1. Joe Mauer – 958 2. Brian McCann – 847 3. Victor Martinez – 845 4. Matt Wieters – 836 5. Mike Napoli – 832 6. Jorge Posada – 824 7. Chris Iannetta – 816 8. Buster Posey –…

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

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:36 PM EST

    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…

  9. Mark Shapiro's greatest hits and misses

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:21 PM EST

    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…

  10. Reviewing my free agent predictions

    Feb 17, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

    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…

  11. 2010 projected leaders: Slugging percentage

    Feb 16, 2010, 5:42 PM EST

    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…

  12. Diving into the depths: Detroit Tigers

    Feb 16, 2010, 3:51 PM EST

    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…

  13. Rangers sign OF Chavez to minor league deal

    Feb 15, 2010, 8:13 PM EST

    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…

  14. Diving into the depths: Kansas City Royals

    Feb 15, 2010, 7:36 PM EST

    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.…

  15. 2010 projected leaders: On-base percentage

    Feb 15, 2010, 6:48 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 15, 2010, 6:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 14, 2010, 8:49 PM EST

    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…

  18. Diving into the depths: Colorado Rockies

    Feb 14, 2010, 7:15 PM EST

    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…

  19. Diving into the depths: Cincinnati Reds

    Feb 12, 2010, 6:56 PM EST

    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…

  20. Timmy does Giants a huge favor

    Feb 12, 2010, 6:14 PM EST

    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…

  21. 2010 projected leaders: Stolen bases

    Feb 12, 2010, 5:59 PM EST

    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…

  22. Big Hurt set to call it a career

    Feb 11, 2010, 8:35 PM EST

    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…

  23. White Sox in the mix for Damon?

    Feb 11, 2010, 7:53 PM EST

    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…

  24. Diving into the depths: Boston Red Sox

    Feb 11, 2010, 7:05 PM EST

    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.…

  25. Angels bring back veteran infielder Quinlan

    Feb 11, 2010, 6:46 PM EST

    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…

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