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  1. Considering retirement, Edgar Renteria says "I'm not proud of what I've done" for Giants

    Sep 24, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Edgar Renteria has played just 71 games this season due to an assortment of injuries and poor production, and yesterday the 34-year-old infielder told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s considering retirement after 15 seasons in the majors: I feel good. My mind is good, but sometimes the body says, “No,” because…

  2. The Mets will not be pursuing big free agents

    Sep 24, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT

    From the Department of Not Particularly Surprising Affairs, the Daily News reports that the 2011 Mets are gong to look a lot like the 2010 Mets: Those familiar with the team’s thinking say the Mets believe they have too much money committed to their roster next season – at least $130 million, much of which…

  3. Greg Maddux won't be joining Kevin Towers in Arizona

    Sep 24, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    Yesterday new Arizona general manager Kevin Towers revealed that he’d like to bring in future Hall of Famer and current Cubs special assistant Greg Maddux as the Diamondbacks’ pitching coach or bench coach. However, just a few hours later Chicago general manager Jim Hendry threw cold water on that idea: Greg and I have a…

  4. David Ortiz "wouldn't feel comfortable" with a one-year deal

    Sep 24, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    The Red Sox have an expensive option on David Ortiz. I’ve convinced myself that there would be dumber things for the Sox to do than pay Ortiz $12 million next year, if for no other reason than it will limit their controversial offseason moves to one (Papelbon) and at some point the hassle reduction is…

  5. Cliff Lee struck in the ear and bloodied by a broken bat splinter

    Sep 24, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee struggled again last night, giving up four runs in five innings while falling to 4-6 with a 4.25 ERA in 14 starts for the Rangers, but was able to narrowly avoid being the second player this month to suffer a major injury from a broken bat. In the fourth inning Jack Cust singled…

  6. Defending Jose Bautista

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Over at IIATMS, Larry takes on the manner in which folks have been trying to, um, inject PEDs into the narrative surrounding Jose Bautista’s 50-home run season.  It’s a good read, with a premise worth thinking about: while we can predict a lot on baseball, the unpredictable can still happen.  It’s funny how people can…

  7. Ken Rosenthal gets it right

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    After my rant earlier this morning, I should make a point to notice when writers do get the awards votes right. Here’s one Ken Rosenthal. I’m no one, and I have my own, well-known set of biases, so I don’t expect to convince anyone in the BBWAA of anything even if I think I’m on…

  8. Full copy of Game Seven of the 1960 World Series found in Bing Crosby's basement

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    We weren’t expecting this: “a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series” was found in the wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco. Footage of Bill Mazeroski’s home run is all over the place, but the game itself had been thought to…

  9. "The stats geeks win" and other bits of Cy Young idiocy from ESPN's Rob Parker

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

    At no point in your rambling, incoherent column were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    Sep 24, 2010, 5:58 AM EDT

    Rays 10, Yankees 3: In 1974, Dock Ellis hit three Cincinnati Reds players in a row to start a game. He tried to hit a fourth — Tony Perez — but ended up walking him because Perez kept dodging pitches. He then tried to hit Johnny Bench, but before he could, Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh…

  11. Not all is perfect atop AL East

    Sep 24, 2010, 12:51 AM EDT

    It was supposed to be an epic series: Yankees vs. Rays. The two best teams in baseball locking horns in a four-game series with the AL East lead at stake. And after four games, we’re back where we started, with Tampa Bay’s blowout victory on Thursday preserving a split of the series and keeping the…

  12. Bryce Harper hitless in unofficial pro debut

    Sep 23, 2010, 9:19 PM EDT

    Nobody has cared about an instructional league game this much since, well, Stephen Strasburg last October. Oh well, here goes. Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper made his unofficial pro debut earlier today, going 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. Harper struck out swinging on both occasions, according to Gonzalez, being…

  13. Andrew Bailey to have elbow "cleaned up" Friday

    Sep 23, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Andrew Bailey will have his right elbow “cleaned up” tomorrow. Bailey, who underwent Tommy John surgery five years ago, hasn’t pitched since last Friday due to elbow soreness. The symptoms were believed to be similar to when he was diagnosed with “tennis elbow” during spring training.…

  14. Yankees add former first-round pick Andrew Brackman

    Sep 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Yankees gave 6-foot-10 right-hander Andrew Brackman a late callup Thursday, and he’s expected to make his major league debut at some point during the final week and a half. Brackman, an NC State product, was taken 30th overall in 2007 and give a $4.5 million major league contract even though expectations were that he…

  15. Red Sox to honor Mike Lowell on Oct. 2

    Sep 23, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    The Red Sox have proclaimed the next to last day of the season “Thanks, Mike Night,” as they honor the retiring Mike Lowell. Lowell, a four-time All-Star calling it a career after 13-big league seasons, will be honored in a ceremony before a game against the Yankees, the team that drafted him in 1995. The…

  16. Alex Gordon: "I'm going to dominate next year"

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon hasn’t done a whole lot since the Royals recalled him from the minors in mid-July, hitting .233/.323/.375 in 52 games, but he’s drawn some walks, shown some power, and most importantly is finally getting another chance to play regularly after destroying Triple-A pitching. Gordon will turn 27 years old this winter, so the…

  17. Pujols homers twice, the Cards salvage one in Pittsburgh

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with two homers today, as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 9-2. The win prevents a sweep at the hand of the mighty Pirates. The homers put Pujols above 40 for the season. It’s the sixth time he’s done that in his career.  In case you were unaware, the man is pretty…

  18. Yadier Molina likely out for the season with right knee injury

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina left the Cardinals and flew to St. Louis yesterday to undergo an MRI exam on his sore right knee, and Matthew Leach of MLB.com reports that “Molina has likely played his last game of 2010.” According to general manager John Mozeliak the MRI revealed “no structural damage” but enough inflammation was found that…

  19. Ozzie Guillen and Bobby Abreu's day off

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    The mid-afternoon blahs always hit me around 3PM, and when they do my deep-thinking abilities flag. And I start paying attention to really dumb stuff. Like celebrity Twitter accounts. Here’s an Ozzie Guillen tweet from around then: Enjoying this great day off in anaheim some shopping then maybe dinner with my goo friend bobby abreu…

  20. Denard Span undergoes MRI exam on injured shoulder

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT

    Denard Span underwent an MRI exam today after hurting his shoulder while trying to make a diving catch last week and revealed that he initially injured the shoulder way back in June. Normally that might explain why Span’s production has dropped off so much this season. After all, he’s hitting just .267 with a .680…

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