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  1. So why was A-Rod kept out of the All-Star Game last night?

    Jul 14, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT

    One of the biggest talking points after last night’s All-Star Game was the fact that Joe Girardi did not use Alex Rodriguez. Most notably, that he did not use him to pinch run for David Ortiz, who wound up getting thrown out at second base on a single to the outfield.  I’ve heard two retorts…

  2. Royals promote 21-year-old stud prospect Mike Moustakas to Triple-A

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    Kansas City selected high school shortstop Mike Moustakas with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft and he ranked among Baseball America‘s top 20 prospects for both 2008 and 2009, but dropped to No. 80 in this year’s rankings after hitting just .250/.297/.421 with a 90/32 K/BB ratio in 129 games at high Single-A.…

  3. Brandon Phillips Interview: the director's cut

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    Why does Dusty Baker wear sweat bands? Brandon Phillips tells Tiffany Simons.

  4. Scott Boras is suddenly tired of anonymous sources

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

    Buster Olney was talking about Prince Fielder yesterday, and in doing so he quoted some unnamed executives who were waxing pessimistic on Fielder’s defense and body type.  That got Fielder’s agent — Scott Boras — angry. He emailed Tom Haudricourt about it. In addition to taking issue with the assertions about Fielder on the merits,…

  5. Picture of the Day: Will Ferrell invades your work space

    Jul 14, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    MLB.com Brewers beat reporter Adam McCalvy snapped a picture of MLB.com Cardinals beat reporter Matthew Leach trying to get some work done while Will Ferrell invaded the press box at the Home Run Derby: I’m a big fan of Ferrell and also of Leach, so I find the photo endlessly amusing.

  6. The Braves trade Yunel Escobar to the Jays for Alex Gonzalez

    Jul 14, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

    The Braves have finally had enough of Yunel Escobar

  7. Bryce Harper wins prestigious 'Golden Spikes Award'

    Jul 14, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

    In news agent Scott Boras will surely bring up in contract negotiations next month, No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper has been named the “Golden Spikes Award” winner as the country’s top amateur player. Harper is an unconventional choice because he left high school early and enrolled in junior college, batting .443 with 31 homers…

  8. The Rangers auction is now set for August 4th

    Jul 14, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    My immediate interest in the Rangers’ sale has waned in the past week because (1) the fact that they traded for Cliff Lee means that they’ve made their big on-the-field move and thus getting the sale done before the trade deadline isn’t as pressing for baseball purposes as it seemed before; and (2) with all…

  9. Torii Hunter had an exhausting All-Star weekend

    Jul 14, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

    Torii Hunter drank a lot of “Pepsi” this week.

  10. Pedro Martinez won't be re-signing with the Phillies and may not pitch at all this season

    Jul 14, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

    Tomorrow will mark exactly one year since Pedro Martinez signed with the Phillies after sitting out the first half, but don’t expect a similar scenario for the future Hall of Famer this season. In speaking yesterday to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., agent Fernando Cuza revealed that Martinez has yet to even begin throwing…

  11. Steinbrenner: business savvy even in death

    Jul 14, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Say what you want about George Steinbrenner, but he was a hell of a businessman. From turning a tiny initial investment in the Yankees into a billion-dollar franchise, to starting his own regional sports network, rarely did the man make a business mistake.  The pattern continued even until his death: By dying in 2010, the…

  12. The Brewers are asking a lot for Corey Hart

    Jul 14, 2010, 10:14 AM EDT

    Doug Melvin has a funny way of not “actively shopping” Corey Hart. The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman: Heard this: Giants and Brewers talked turkey on Hart, and Milwaukee asked for Sanchez or Bumgarner. Sabean is not eager to trade eith I don’t know how you can possibly trade good young pitching like Sanchez or Bumgarner for…

  13. The Braves are interested in Cody Ross

    Jul 14, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Buster Olney reports that the Braves “continue to have interest” in Cody Ross of the Marlins. Which, considering there hadn’t been any previous reports that I know of in which the Braves expressed interest in the first place is rather odd, but hey, why not? Ross is hitting 282/.332/.415 with seven homers and 46 RBI. …

  14. A-Rod to appear in a terrible movie

    Jul 14, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

    Heard this: Joe Girardi didn’t pinch run A-Rod for David Ortiz last night because the insurers of this farkakte movie he’s going to have a cameo role in didn’t want to risk ruining his Hollywood looks in the event of a hard play at second base: Believe it or not, Justin Timberlake may not be…

  15. Ken Macha gets a vote of confidence

    Jul 14, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    I had missed the speculation that Brewers’ manager Ken Macha might get fired today, but I guess I didn’t really miss anything after all, because Doug Melvin is already shooting that talk down. Tom Haudricourt: I just spoke on the telephone with general manager Doug Melvin and he said unequivocally that he will not be…

  16. Rush Limbaugh calls Steinbrenner a "cracker"

    Jul 14, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    Note: when you and Al Sharpton are both quoted in a news article, and Sharpton comes off 100 times more reasonable than you do, you probably need to be confined someplace where you can’t do harm to yourself or others. Or at the very least, be fitted with a special helmet. Rush Limbaugh’s comments on…

  17. And That Happened: All-Star Game Edition

    Jul 14, 2010, 6:32 AM EDT

    Charlie Manuel did his best to hamstring the NL’s chances. It took an Atlanta Brave to restore order.

  18. Beating the streak meaningful to McCann, NL

    Jul 14, 2010, 1:11 AM EDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The American League’s dominance in the All-Star game had become such a joke that David Ortiz was free and easy with some pre-game trash talk, albeit of the good-natured variety, and Ichiro was pressured yet again into giving his annual pre-game inspirational speech – against his will. The AL players clearly had…

  19. Can surprising Braves, Reds, Padres hang on?

    Jul 14, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

    With the All-Star game coming to a close, the warm California sun sets on the first half of the season. With that, it’s time to look ahead to the second half, and three surprising teams that find themselves in first place – the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres. All of…

  20. Live Chat: MLB All-Star Game

    Jul 13, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

    “This one counts,” or something.

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