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  1. D.J. Carrasco says Pirates "don't take it seriously enough that they're losing all the time"

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    Sent from Pittsburgh to Arizona in a five-player deal at the trading deadline, D.J. Carrasco said yesterday that the Pirates didn’t take losing “seriously enough” while he was on the team: You would think there’s a lot of negative energy from losing all the time, but in my opinion, when I was there, the guys…

  2. Joe Torre has made up his mind . . . and its probably to leave L.A.

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

    The L.A. Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports that Joe Torre has “said he has decided what he’ll do next year,” and that he has told his wife and Dodgers’ GM Ned Colletti. He’s just not telling the public what it is yet. Query: did Torre have an open invitation to come back that would allow him…

  3. Luis Castillo doesn't expect to be back with the Mets next year

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Luis Castillo has one year and $6 million left on his contract, but told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he doesn’t expect to be back with the Mets next season after losing his starting job at second base to 20-year-old rookie Ruben Tejada. I feel this offseason they can work out something.…

  4. Quote of the Day: Adam Jones woke up happy

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Adam Jones probably had a better morning than you did.

  5. White Sox planning to have Chris Sale in the rotation next year

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Now that the White Sox’s playoff hopes have vanished they can begin looking forward to next season and general manager Ken Williams said yesterday that Chris Sale will get an opportunity to claim a rotation spot out of spring training. Sale breezed through the minors after being drafted 13th overall in June, moving to the…

  6. About that four-game sweep by the Mets . . .

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT

    In this morning’s recaps I expressed surprise that the Mets four-game sweep of the Pirates was the first time they had swept a four-game series in four years. Reader The Dangerous Mabry tells me that I shouldn’t have been so shocked: The four game sweep thing only seems like a meaningful stat.  The mighty New…

  7. Red hot Twins go into Chicago and sweep the White Sox out of the playoff picture

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

    Needing to sweep the Twins to have a legitimate shot at the playoffs the White Sox instead lost all three games in Chicago, ending the AL Central race. With a nine-game lead in the division and a “magic number” of eight games the Twins could conceivably fail to win any of their final 16 games…

  8. Want a job with the Mets?

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    I didn’t totally nail it down because I had to do some other stuff, but my limited research indicates that this Mets recruiting video is 100% legitimate.

  9. Erick Aybar to undergo MRI exam for possible sports hernia

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Erick Aybar was scratched from last night’s lineup with a “left leg strain,” but told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register that the Angels’ training staff fears he may have a sports hernia. Aybar initially suffered the injury last week and has remained in the lineup since, but aggravated the injury while attempting to…

  10. Mark Buehrle admits he threw at a guy

    Sep 17, 2010, 9:47 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko got beaned in the face by Carl Pavano in the first inning of last night’s Twins-White Sox game. In the second inning, Mark Buehrle plunked Michael Cuddyer in the shoulder, no doubt because of the Konerko thing. No brawls, no ugliness, end of story and life went on. But Buehrle’s quote, when asked…

  11. Joe Posnanski, Derek Jeter and the search for meaning when there really is none

    Sep 17, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    When even the best sportswriter in the business whiffs on the Derek Jeter story, something significant must be going on.

  12. Ike Davis will play tonight

    Sep 17, 2010, 8:47 AM EDT

    We usually hear about Yom Kippur and baseball when the holiday impacts a Jewish player during the playoffs. This year Yom Kippur does not occur during the playoffs — it begins at sundown tonight and lasts until sunset tomorrow — and Ike Davis certainly does not have any playoff plans this year. But his team…

  13. Peter O'Malley slams the McCourts

    Sep 17, 2010, 8:22 AM EDT

    The O’Malley family owned the Dodgers for 47 years. While there are some old coots in Brooklyn who still hate them, they’re pretty much Dodgers royalty. Since selling the team the O’Malleys haven’t been terribly outspoken about the Dodgers, serving more as sources for historians, documentary filmmakers and authors and stuff than critics of the…

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

    Sep 17, 2010, 6:00 AM EDT

    The Twins sweep the Sox. There isn’t a hotter team going.

  15. Cardinals GM: Rasmus will not be traded this offseason

    Sep 16, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak sent a message to Cardinals fans Thursday at Busch Stadium’s “Social Media Night.” That message? Colby Rasmus will not be traded this offseason. Rasmus asked for a trade earlier this season because a seemingly soured relationship with…

  16. Edinson Volquez likely a member of Reds' playoff rotation

    Sep 16, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    When pundits turn in their predictions in the coming weeks for this year’s version of the MLB postseason, our guess is the Reds aren’t going to be crowned as champions by many scribes. Maybe part of that has to do with…

  17. Mejia says shoulder is fine, plans to play winter ball

    Sep 16, 2010, 7:48 PM EDT

    Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia left his Wednesday start against the Pirates in the third inning after feeling some pain in the area of his shoulder, and it was announced this morning that he will be shut down for the rest of the 2010 season. But it’s not…

  18. Lester, Kershaw and Sanchez on pace to join exclusive club

    Sep 16, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    In the 50 years since the expansion era began in 1961, just 17 different left-handers have struck out over a batter an inning while qualifying for the ERA title. This year, three of them are on pace to do it for a second year in a row. If things hold up, Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester…

  19. Yankees to unveil Steinbrenner memorial Monday

    Sep 16, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Prior to Monday’s game against the Rays, the Yankees will unveil a seventh permanent monument in Monument Park to honor George Steinbrenner, who passed away in July at age 80. Steinbrenner’s memorial will join those honoring Miller Huggins, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and one that commemorates the events of Sept. 11,…

  20. Andre Ethier walks back the Boston talk

    Sep 16, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT

    Speaking of the Dodgers offseason options, Andre Ethier takes issue with the talk from yesterday about how he wants to go to the Red Sox: “It’s obviously hearsay,” said Ethier. “Especially at this point, it doesn’t even make sense to comment on something like this.” I’m no lawyer, but I always heard that admissions against…

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