Skip to content
  1. The Cardinals might consider trading Colby Rasmus

    Jul 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Colorado Rockies

    For the past couple of years we’ve heard of Colby Rasmus‘ trade demands and various bits of discontent.  In response, the Cardinals and their partisans have — wisely — noted how silly it would be for the Cards to consider trading a young, cheap, talented and potentially elite centerfielder like Rasmus. Is that sentiment starting…

  2. The tax man is probably going to come to the fan who caught Jeter’s 3,000th hit

    Jul 12, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    You’ll recall that Christian Lopez, in exchange for giving Jeter back his 3,000th hit ball, got signed baseballs, bats, jerseys and, most significantly, Legends Suite tickets to the Yankees’ remaining home games and any playoff games this year. And that he did that instead of, you know, keeping the baseball, giving it to an auction…

  3. Jury selection in Clemens case drags along, has its moments of entertainment

    Jul 12, 2011, 9:11 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    We’re three days into jury selection in the Roger Clemens perjury case and they still don’t have 12 people in the box. Like I said last week: it happens. It can be slow if everyone is being super thorough, and that appears to be the case here. But hey, it’s not our meter running on…

  4. Jeter sitting out All-Star Game due to “emotional exhaustion.” And there’s nothing wrong with that.

    Jul 12, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers, Game 6

    Since the sporting press descended on Phoenix yesterday morning there has been a lot of talk about Derek Jeter‘s absence from this year’s All-Star Game. Jeter was elected by fans, you see, so many — including some players and some reporters — think that he should be there regardless of whether he will play, rest…

  5. Idiot nearly falls from the stands chasing a ball at the Home Run Derby

    Jul 12, 2011, 5:53 AM EDT

    All Star Dangling Fan Baseball

    Just days after Shannon Stone died from a fall while reaching for a baseball at a Texas Rangers game, a fan at last night’s Home Run Derby nearly fell out of the outfield stands while lunging for a home run ball hit by Prince Fielder.  He was spared serious injury or death only because his…

  6. Robinson Cano tops Adrian Gonzalez to win the Home Run Derby

    Jul 11, 2011, 11:17 PM EDT

    2011 State Farm Home Run Derby

    Something that lasts entirely too long and the Yankees and Red Sox are involved? This sounds familiar. Robinson Cano was just crowned the winner of the Home Run Derby, topping Adrian Gonzalez 12-11 in the finals. Of course, Cano owes a big-time assist to his father and former Astros pitcher Jose Cano, who served up…

  7. Is the All-Star Game a joke? Not to those who are here

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Ricky Romero

    PHOENIX – Where’s Derek Jeter? That seemed to be the question on the mind of many during Monday’s media day leading up to Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Jeter, the Yankees shortstop, decided not to play in the game, as he has recently returned from the disabled list with a calf injury. Jeter is one of 16…

  8. Jon Garland undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets

    Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jon Garland underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder earlier today. The procedure consisted of clean up of the labrum and bursa and clean up and reinforcement of the rotator cuff. Garland will begin physical therapy later this week, but is expected to be sidelined for the…

  9. Tackling the trade deadline: Boston Red Sox

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    Over the next few days, I’m going to look at the needs of some contenders as we approach the July 31 trade deadline. Boston Red Sox First-half record: 55-35 Standings: Leading Yankees by 1 game, Rays by 6 games in AL East Needs Starting pitcher: The Red Sox thought they were set with a rotation of Jon…

  10. Report: Yankees aren’t on K-Rod’s no-trade list

    Jul 11, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

    We’re slowly learning more details about Francisco Rodriguez‘s 10-team no-trade list. While Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the no-trade list was written into his original three-year contract and doesn’t change on an annual basis, Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal reveals that the Yankees are not one of the teams on…

  11. White Sox fielding calls on Edwin Jackson

    Jul 11, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    At least, that’s what’s Jon Heyman said in his column Monday. The White Sox are planning to go forward with a six-man rotation for now, but they do have a starter to spare and Edwin Jackson, a free agent at season’s end, would be the one to go in the event of a trade.…

  12. Jon Lester hopes to begin throwing Thursday

    Jul 11, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    During a media session today for the American League All-Stars, Jon Lester told Rob Bradford of that he hopes to begin throwing when he rejoins the Red Sox on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lester was placed on the disabled list after leaving a start last Tuesday with a strained left lat muscle, but…

  13. Sheriff Joe Arpaio calls off the chain gangs

    Jul 11, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

    Joe Arpaio

    He’s a pretender. Maricoa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, who made headlines last week by announcing that he was going to use chain gangs of DUI offenders to pick up trash outside Chase Field during All-Star week, apparently bowed to criticism and changed his mind Monday. The sheriff had planned to have three chain gangs decked out in striped…

  14. AL All-Star closer Jose Valverde prepares a new dance for the masses

    Jul 11, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    American League manager Ron Washington said Monday that Detroit’s Jose Valverde will be his choice to close out a lead Tuesday night, and Valverde spent all day in front of a mirror rehearsing a new celebration upon hearing the move. Personally, I’m hoping for a new take on the Ickey Shuffle, though for what it’s…

  15. Tackling the trade deadline: Detroit Tigers

    Jul 11, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Over the next few days, I’m going to look at the needs of some contenders as we approach the July 31 trade deadline. Detroit Tigers First-half record: 49-43 Standings: Leading Indians by 1/2 game, White Sox by 5 games in AL Central Needs Starting pitcher: Cy Young contender Justin Verlander is the only Tigers starter with an ERA…

  16. Colby Rasmus seeking answers from home, won’t find them

    Jul 11, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    rasmus little league

    If you’ve played, or coached, or simply been around little league baseball, you’ve probably encountered the creature known in American society as the “baseball dad.” An overbearing parent, living vicariously through his child’s accomplishments, strutting around amateur baseball complexes with a bag of balls, a taped-and-ready fungo bat, oversized Oakleys, and a misguided sense of…

  17. “Game called on account of ‘Can’t feel my face.'”

    Jul 11, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Doc Ellis

    This is more of a link than a post, because there’s not a ton I can really add to this without appearing to endorse the content. But let me say this much: Doc Ellis’ LSD-aided no-hitter of June 12, 1970 is one of baseball’s weirdest feats; The linked story that is sort of about it…

  18. Too many All-Stars this year? Pshaw! Not enough!

    Jul 11, 2011, 4:36 PM EDT


    The dominant All-Star conversation for the past 48 hours or so has been about how there are too many of them. What with all of the substitutions and everything, there are 84 or 85 guys who can count them All-Stars, and that’s an outrage, right? Maybe not!  Because according to Bill and The Common Man…

  19. Heath Bell would gladly setup if traded

    Jul 11, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    In contrast to Francisco Rodriguez — who apparently doesn’t want to be a setup guy if he gets dealt — Padres’ closer Heath Bell is just fine with that. At least as long as he can go back to closing for 2012 when he presumably will sign someplace else as a free agent. Here’s Bell:…

  20. Carlos Beltran says he’d accept a trade to Boston

    Jul 11, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran hasn’t been shy about answering trade questions as he perhaps enters his final weeks with the Mets.  After indicating last week that he’d be open to a trade to San Francisco, he came out Monday and said Boston is on his list as well. “They’re in first place,” he said.  “That’s a no-brainer.”…

Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. B. Crawford (2761)
  2. Y. Puig (2437)
  3. C. Correa (2402)
  4. G. Stanton (2371)
  5. G. Springer (2282)
  1. H. Pence (2199)
  2. J. Hamilton (2095)
  3. M. Teixeira (1885)
  4. H. Ramirez (1879)
  5. J. Fernandez (1859)