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  1. Red Sox making Hurricane Irene plans for weekend

    Aug 24, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Hurricane Irene

    With Hurricane Irene’s projected path currently taking it through Massachusetts on Sunday evening, the Red Sox are talking with MLB about playing a preemptive doubleheader at Fenway Park on Friday or Saturday, the Boston Herald reports. The A’s will be in Boston for a three-game series scheduled to begin Friday night. Nothing has been decided about the…

  2. Miguel Cabrera to go on paternity leave list

    Aug 24, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Does a one-day absence really need an official transaction?  Apparently, it does. Miguel Cabrera will start at first base for the Tigers tonight, but he’ll miss Thursday’s game with his wife due to have labor induced, manager Jim Leyland said.  Detroit will officially place him on the paternity leave list and call up a player…

  3. Report: Cubs considering claim on Gavin Floyd

    Aug 24, 2011, 6:05 PM EDT

    Gavin Floyd

    It’s hard to believe Gavin Floyd would last to the Cubs on waivers, but that’s not going to stop the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers from doing some speculating: Interesting waiver situation … cubs mulling a claim on Gavin Floyd that could could start talks on a multi-player trade w/white sox. The 28-year-old Floyd is 11-10 with a…

  4. Yankees claim Carlos Pena off revocable waivers from Cubs

    Aug 24, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT

    Cubs Dodgers Baseball

    Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that the Yankees have claimed Carlos Pena off recovable waivers, which means they have 48 hours to work out a potential trade with the Cubs. Earlier today, before the Yankees were identified as the claiming team, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com speculated that the Cubs trading Pena was unlikely because he’s…

  5. Jason Heyward is in the lineup for the second straight night

    Aug 24, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Chicago Cubs

    If you think I’m simply posting about this because when I posted about it yesterday Heyward hit a grand slam, and that I want to continue to exercise my particular brand of sorcery in this regard, well … that’s where you’re right. Jose Constanza‘s ankle is apparently still bothering him. Or else Heyward’s slam has…

  6. Phillies sign 16-year-old Venezuelan outfielder Carlos Tocci for $759,000

    Aug 24, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The deal is now official, with Tocci signing for $759,000. ========== Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are on the verge of signing 16-year-old Venezuelan center fielder Carlos Tocci for around $750,000, with the only holdup being that they have to wait until he turns 16 and is actually eligible to sign.…

  7. Plenty of good seats available at the Reds-Marlins game

    Aug 24, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    As I mentioned earlier today, because of the stupid hurricane, the Reds and Marlins scheduled an impromptu doubleheader today. It got underway just under an hour ago.  Cincy Enquirer reporter John Fay just tweeted that, during the National Anthem, an actual hand count totaled 250 fans. Another 50 or so have shown up in the past…

  8. Tweet of the Day: Pat Neshek can unpack now

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

    Earlier this week Pat Neshek was designated for assignment and removed from the 40-man roster by the Padres … or so he thought:

  9. Oddities from Wednesday’s Indians-Mariners game

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

    Wily Mo Pena

    Sure, Felix Hernandez did his usual thing, striking out 10 as Seattle bested Cleveland 9-2 on Wednesday.  But this was no ordinary game: – We mentioned last month that Josh Tomlin broke Daisuke Matsuzaka’s major league record for outings of at least five innings to begin a career.  That streak was snapped at 37 today, as he…

  10. Everything you ever wanted to know about scouting but were afraid to ask

    Aug 24, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Today is Acquaint Readers with The Jobs of Real Baseball Professionals Day. Earlier it was beat writers. Now: scouts. In the form of a very long yet very interesting look at what scouts really do by Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score. It’s complicated in places, but highly illuminating, focusing on how a scouting report…

  11. GM doesn’t expect to trade Wandy Rodriguez to Rockies

    Aug 24, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cincinnati Reds

    Tomorrow afternoon is the deadline for the Rockies to work out a trade for Wandy Rodriguez after claiming him off waivers, but Astros general manager Ed Wade told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that he doesn’t expect a deal to happen: I can’t make predictions. I don’t predict what could happen, but my gut tells me…

  12. Phillies fans: you’re not really enjoying yourselves, are you?

    Aug 24, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Phillies fans AP

    Howard Bryant of ESPN.com makes a pretty decent observation: when your team becomes a superpower, your fandom changes. The magic is really only there at the beginning of a dynasty or near-dynasty. After that you’re not satisfied with anything short of a title and something is lost. His Exhibit A: Phillies fans: For all the…

  13. Kerry Wood wants to stay with the Cubs in 2012

    Aug 24, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Kerry Wood took less money to sign with the Cubs as a free agent this offseason and then turned down a chance to potentially join a contender at the trade deadline, so not surprisingly he’s also interested in re-signing for 2012. Wood will be a free agent this offseason and should draw plenty of interest…

  14. Cardinals attendance is down close to 3,000 a game

    Aug 24, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    Busch Stadium

    The fact that the Cardinals remain a top-5 attendance team in one of baseball’s smallest market is a testament to the fan loyalty they’ve cultivated.  But things are a tad off this year: Rick Hummel reports that the Cardinals are down 2,843 fans a game.  No big worries given that they’ll still be over three million,…

  15. Brewers left-hander Manny Parra to undergo elbow surgery

    Aug 24, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    Manny Parra, Miguel Tejada

    Manny Parra has been on the disabled list all season with elbow and back problems, and now the Brewers left-hander is headed for surgery to replace a screw that has been in his elbow. Parra initially had the screw inserted to fix a stress fracture when he was a teenager, so considering he went on…

  16. Dodgers fans can totally sink Vin Scully’s career if they want to

    Aug 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Vin Scully

    I’ve talked about my love-hate relationship with T.J. Simers before. Sometimes he’s nasty, cheap and intolerable. Sometimes, though, he’s pretty funny. Today is a good day. Seems the Dodgers have sent out fan surveys about their announcing crew. Which is pretty cool. Nothin’ wrong with getting fan feedback. Except, as Simers notes, it’s a bit…

  17. Rockies call up Kevin Kouzmanoff after yesterday’s trade

    Aug 24, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Kevin Kouzmanoff Getty

    Colorado traded for Kevin Kouzmanoff yesterday and the initial reports had the Rockies assigning the veteran third baseman to Triple-A, where the A’s kept him stashed for the past several months, but less than 24 hours later they’ve decided to call him up. Kouzmanoff will get a chance to play regularly at third base, where…

  18. There’s allegedly a “secret plan” to keep the Rays in St. Petersburg

    Aug 24, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Tropicana Field

    I like this story a lot. Not because it has any new information, really, but because it involves a mayor of a large U.S. city basically saying “I have a secret and I can’t tell you so nyah, nyah nyah.” Short version: the Rays want out of St. Pete because its not economically viable to…

  19. Giants claim Padres closer Heath Bell off revocable waivers

    Aug 24, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Giants claimed Heath Bell off waivers, meaning they’re now the only team eligible to trade for the Padres closer. Brian Wilson‘s elbow problems may have played a factor in the Giants’ decision to claim Bell, although because the Padres obviously weren’t going to simply give him away for…

  20. Must-Click Link: Inside the mind of a Yankees beat writer

    Aug 24, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger is, in my view, the best Yankees beat writer there is and is one of the best beat writers in all of Major League Baseball. I like his temperament. I like that he always manages to be even-handed while not checking his brain or his opinions at the door.  He’s…

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