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  1. Report: White out as Diamondbacks narrow GM search

    Sep 20, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

    According to AOL Fanhouse’s Ed Price, the Diamondbacks have ruled out Dodgers assistant GM Logan White in their hunt for a new general manager, leaving former Padres GM Kevin Towers and current interim GM Jerry DiPoto as the candidates for the job. White is very well regarded in large part for his work heading the…

  2. Dodgers fans: you do NOT want Jamie McCourt owning your team

    Sep 20, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    I’ve gotten a ton of digs in at Frank McCourt recently — and they’re legitimate digs, I think.  But while I think that McCourt mismanaged the purchase of the Dodgers and has taken a approach to his asset that is not conducive to building a strong baseball team, at least there’s a sense of competence…

  3. Comment of the Day: Scott Boras always seems to find 'em

    Sep 20, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Reader Gobias Industries is not impressed with Scott Boras’ claim about how special Jayson Werth is: It’s amazing (albeit a bit mathematically impossible) how many once-in-a-generation talents Boras has represented this generation. I take a bit of an objection here. Boras is way too sharp to call all of his big free agents “once-in-a-generation” players.…

  4. Who's the next manager of the Blue Jays?

    Sep 20, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    This is not exactly the most pressing question in the baseball blabosphere these days. While we obsess about La Russa and Torre and Mattingly and Ryne Sandberg, while we wonder who the next Mets’ boss will be (“I’m standing right here!” Jerry Manuel says, “I haven’t been fired yet!”) and while Bobby Valentine is shuttled…

  5. Bobby Abreu has more 20-20 seasons than anyone outside of the Bonds family

    Sep 20, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT

    Last night Bobby Abreu reached 20 homers and 20 steals for the ninth time, which is one short of the all-time record shared by Barry Bonds and … Bobby Bonds. That a father and son are the only two players ever with double-digit 20-20 seasons strikes me as one of the more underrated amazing facts…

  6. The Astros trade Round Rock for Oklahoma City

    Sep 20, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

    In 2010 the Astros AAA club was located in Round Rock and the Rangers club was located in Oklahoma City.  Last week the Rangers announced they’re taking over Round Rock and, a few minutes ago, the Astros announced they’re getting Oklahoma City. They’ve basically traded. I’ve never been to Oklahoma City, but Round Rock is…

  7. Scott Boras is already doing his Scott Boras thing for Jayson Werth

    Sep 20, 2010, 4:02 PM EDT

    Ken Rosenthal spoke with Scott Boras about his newest client, Jayson Werth. Say, Scott, how are going to position your free agent to-be? “He can play center field . . . He has the closing speed to play center . . . It makes your team so different. Normally you get that production out of…

  8. On second thought, Cardinals not shutting down Jaime Garcia

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

    Last week the Cardinals announced that they were shutting down Jaime Garcia in an effort to limit the 23-year-old rookie’s workload after he threw just 38 innings last season while coming back from Tommy John surgery, but now they’re apparently rethinking those plans. Garcia will be skipped in the rotation Thursday for the second straight…

  9. Jair Jurrjens scratched: Brandon Beachy to start against Philly

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT

    This would seem to be a bad thing for the Braves. If so, why are Philly fans the ones worrying?

  10. "Derek Jeter lived here" may not actually help sell apartment

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    There’s an interesting article by James Barron in the New York Times about whether or not an apartment is more likely to sell for $20 million because it was owned and lived in by Derek Jeter. Barron also talked to Tucker Anderson, who owns the apartment Joe DiMaggio lived in during his 56-game hitting streak…

  11. Justin Upton not close to returning from shoulder injury

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Justin Upton missed two weeks with a sore shoulder, rejoined the lineup for three games, and is now sidelined again by the same injury. He’s missed five straight starts and interim manager Kirk Gibson indicated that Upton is not close to returning: We’re not going to play him at this point. We’re going to make…

  12. There is no fixing the Mets until the team is sold

    Sep 20, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from Joe Sherman’s latest, in which he cast about big league front offices to get (anonymous) comment on the Mets’ COO. The pithy summary: Wilpon is  a “short-tempered, tone deaf credit seeker,” he’s an “accountability deflector,” a “micro-manager” and a “second-guesser.”  Oh, and he’s a bull-headed idiot…

  13. The McCourt trial resumes with a bang

    Sep 20, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

    Jamie McCourt’s driver hit a pedestrian before the trial even got going today, so there’s that. He’s supposedly OK and didn’t need medical treatment. Jamie will probably give him a house or a job with the Dodgers or something to sign a lawsuit waiver. In the trial itself, this morning, Jamie McCourt took the stand…

  14. Brian Anderson's conversion to pitching has gone well so far

    Sep 20, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Two months ago Brian Anderson made the transition from outfielder to pitcher after the 28-year-old former first-round pick hit just .227 in 355 career games. He first headed down to rookie-ball, quickly moved up to Single-A, and then finished the year with a stint at Triple-A, combining to throw 17.1 innings with a 2.08 ERA…

  15. HBT Daily: Phillies-Braves, Yankees-Rays

    Sep 20, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    A big week for the East. Thank God we’ve got that bias working for us already!

  16. A's prospect Chris Carter begins career 0-for-32 with 13 Ks

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    Chris Carter went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts yesterday before being removed from the game defensively, making him 0-for-32 with 13 strikeouts (and one walk!) to begin his big-league career. Carter’s brutal hitless streak is the longest by any player to start a career since Vic Harris went 0-for-36 for the Rangers in 1972. Harris rebounded…

  17. Bobby Jenks "may have thrown his last inning for White Sox"

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

    Because of forearm pain Bobby Jenks hasn’t pitched since saving both games of a doubleheader on September 4 and Scott Merkin of MLB.com writes that “he could have thrown his last inning for the White Sox.” No one seems quite sure when or if Jenks will be able to return this season and manager Ozzie…

  18. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    For the second straight week, a new team tops the charts.

  19. Tyler Colvin: "I want to let everyone know that I'm doing OK"

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

    Tyler Colvin remains in stable condition at a Miami hospital after his chest was punctured by a broken bat yesterday and released a statement this afternoon updating his status: I want to thank Cubs fans for their support all season, especially right now, and let everyone know that I’m doing OK. I also want to…

  20. George Steinbrenner monument to be dedicated tonight

    Sep 20, 2010, 12:31 PM EDT

    The Yankees are going to dedicate George Steinbrenner’s monument in Monument Park tonight. They would have had the ceremony sooner after Steinbrenner’s death, but there was a delay due to the original plaque-maker being killed for including the line “. . . presided over the Yankees’ longest period between postseason appearances in franchise history: 1982-1994.”…

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