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  1. The Mets to honor Jose Reyes on April 24

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    You don’t see this sort of thing very often for a guy who departed after free agency. Especially a few short months after. But the Mets are doing it: According to a team source, the Mets will acknowledge Reyes’ nine years in New York with a video tribute on April 24, before the shortstop’s Citi…

  2. Doug Fister “felt good” after first bullpen session

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

    On the disabled list with a strained ribcage muscle, Doug Fister threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Monday and reported no problems. Fister threw all fastballs in the short mound session, so it’s merely the first step on the road back, but manager Jim Leyland told Jason Beck of MLB.com that the right-hander “felt good.” Fister…

  3. Help name the Marlins Park home run feature

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    Our Old Gator has taken to calling the Marlins Park home run feature “Tommy,” in tribute to the Who’s rock opera (or, more likely, in tribute to the garish film version of it).  But Dave George of the Palm Beach Post is looking to formalize it a bit more: I’m asking the creative and the…

  4. Jose Molina, Russell Martin and the frame game

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:44 AM EDT

    Jose Molina

    One last thing on the Cody Ross strikeout:  feel pity for Ross, feel some aggravation at umpire Larry Vanover, but let us not slight Jose Molina, whose pitch framing is about as good as it gets in baseball and, as Bradley Woodrum notes at FanGraphs today, was likely the biggest reason that call went the…

  5. Quote of the Day: Cody Ross on the umpires

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    Jose Molina, Cody Ross

    As we mentioned yesterday, Cody Ross was really screwed on the called strikes that ended the Rays-Red Sox game.  And he knew it too. Here were his postgame comments: “If I’m going up there and striking out every at-bat, I’m going to get benched,” he said. “But it’s not that way with (umpires). They can…

  6. Ozzie Guillen returns tonight

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Miami Marlins

    This time last week Ozzie Guillen was in the middle of a firestorm. An apology and five games off later and Guillen is poised to return tonight, as the Marlins face the Cubs in Miami. I’m going to be curious to see if there are protests of any real scale, boos or things of that…

  7. Do not squeeze Roy Halladay

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Home plate umpire Marty Foster had a tight strike zone in last night’s Phillies-Giants game. It peeved Roy Halladay a good bit. Then in the fifth inning he walked Aubrey Huff on five pitches, and ball four was one Halladay did not believe was a ball (and he was right). Then, according to Matt Gelb’s…

  8. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 17, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Chicago White Sox

    Orioles 10, White Sox 4: Matt Wieters homered twice. The first one coming in the eighth, which kicked off the O’s comeback after finding themselves down 4-1, the second one: a 10th inning grand slam which put the game out of reach. Twins 7, Yankees 3: Joe Mauer had three hits and Justin Morneau played in…

  9. Brian Wilson diagnosed with “moderate” sprain of UCL in elbow

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Brian Wilson Getty

    All indications are that Brian Wilson will undergo Tommy John surgery — he certainly seemed resigned to the possibility yesterday — but there’s no guarantee that’s what will be advised this week. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Wilson was diagnosed with a “moderate” sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. He…

  10. And he’s too good looking too…

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters

    I don’t understand why, but FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal decided to include this quote from an unnamed scout — an apparently bitter unnamed scout — on Matt Wieters in his latest column: “He must be a guy people like,” the scout said. “Throw it down the middle to him with two strikes, and if he takes…

  11. Details of Madison Bumgarner’s long-term contract with the Giants

    Apr 16, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner Getty

    The Giants announced earlier today that they signed Madison Bumgarner to a five-year contract extension with options for 2018 and 2019. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com has the year-by-year details. The deal has two different structures, but this breakdown is assuming the 22-year-old left-hander doesn’t reach Super Two status this offseason: 2013: $750,000 2014: $3.75 million…

  12. Michael Pineda throws first bullpen session since going on disabled list

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger brings word that Michael Pineda threw his first bullpen session today since being placed on the disabled list prior to the season with right shoulder tendinitis. Pineda threw 26 pitches without incident after which Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman said it was “all good.” No immediate word on how…

  13. No big turnout for Stephen Strasburg’s first home start

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Nationals Ballpark (from Mark Zuckerman)

    Stephen Strasburg is making his first D.C. start for the 7-3 Washington Nationals on Monday, but one would hardly know that by the crowd. CSN Washington’s Mark Zuckerman took the accompanying pic two minutes before Strasburg’s first pitch and guessed their might be 10,000 people in the stands. Zuckerman penned an article earlier in the…

  14. Twins drop slumping Justin Morneau in lineup

    Apr 16, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Chris Iannetta, Justin Morneau

    Justin Morneau finished the spring in a frenzy, but it hasn’t carried over, as he’s hit just .206/.270/.353 with two RBI and 10 strikeouts in 34 at-bats since the regular season started. As a result, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has decided to drop him down to fifth in the lineup and insert Josh Willingham in…

  15. Derek Jeter to get an honorary doctorate from Siena

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Oh the benches were stained with tears and perspiration, the birdies were flying from tree to tree. There was little to say, there was no conversation, as I stepped to the stage to pick up my degree: New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will receive an honorary doctorate from Siena during its May 13 commencement. Siena…

  16. Glen Perkins diagnosed with forearm inflammation

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins

    Glen Perkins coughed up an eighth-inning lead and took the loss yesterday afternoon against the Rangers and rather than travel with the Twins to New York he stayed in Minnesota to undergo an MRI exam on his sore arm Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that no structural damage was found and Perkins has been diagnosed…

  17. MLB: Triple play umpire used “improper mechanics”

    Apr 16, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Jesus Guzman, Bud Black, Dale Scott

    In ATH this morning we mentioned that in yesterday’s Padres-Dodgers game home plate umpire Dale Scott held his hands up suggesting “dead ball” on the play that resulted in that 2-5-6-3 double play. The runners all froze at the hand signals, assuming the play was dead. The play was reviewed by Major League Baseball, and here’s…

  18. The A’s plan to force a vote on the move to San Jose

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    San Jose postcard

    For over three years the Oakland A’s have waited patiently for Major League Baseball to do … something with respect to their planned move to San Jose.  Major League Baseball has studied it, they claim, but we all know that the study was a b.s. time killer. They could have researched and built an atom…

  19. Matt Kemp, Josh Willingham named players of the week

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Two weeks of the season down, two weeks of Matt Kemp taking player of the week honors in the NL. He also won the last player of the week award last season, so it’s three straight for him. The kid is pretty good, no? Kemp won the award again for a week in which he went…

  20. Giants lock up Madison Bumgarner with long-term deal

    Apr 16, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Two weeks after handing Matt Cain a five-year, $121.5 million contract extension the Giants have locked up Madison Bumgarner long term as well, signing the 22-year-old left-hander to a five-year deal with team options for 2018 and 2019. According to his agents the contract is worth $35 million in guaranteed money. In terms of service…

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