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  1. Bobby Valentine may still be a candidate for the Marlins' gig

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

    It sounds like there’s a serious power struggle going on in Marlins Headquarters

  2. White Sox reportedly targeting Nationals slugger Adam Dunn

    Jun 29, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Last week general manager Mike Rizzo said the Nationals were “looking into” a contract extension for impending free agent Adam Dunn and “have been talking about it since spring training.” Dunn has made it clear that he’d like to remain in Washington beyond his current two-year, $20 million contract, but my sense has been that…

  3. Stephen Strasburg's teammates let him down again in loss

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    After getting stuck with a loss and a no-decision despite allowing one run in each of his previous two starts Stephen Strasburg’s teammates let him down again last night versus the Braves. The lineup failed to score a run in seven innings, shortstop Ian Desmond committed his 19th error by booting a double play that…

  4. Chase Utley hurt himself

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    The Braves aren’t the only team dealing with a thumb injury to a superstar: Chase Utley jammed his thumb sliding into second in last night’s game and had to leave the game. We’re still not sure how bad his problem is — he’ll have an MRI today — but any lost time for him would…

  5. The Braves put Jason Heyward on the DL

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Yesterday afternoon people were saying that the Braves would sit Jason Heyward for a couple of games so he could rest his injured thumb. After yesterday’s game we learned that the team was much more serious about giving the kid a rest: they placed him on the 15-day disabled list. Heyward has a strained ligament…

  6. Who was the dude in the white shirt at the Braves-Nats game?

    Jun 29, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    The HardballTalk i-Team investigates a case of aggravated asshattery

  7. And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

    Jun 29, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT

    OK, it’s a little late this morning, but I smelled it and it’s still drinkable . . .

  8. Dustin Pedroia out 4-6 weeks, Victor Martinez headed for the DL?

    Jun 28, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

    After being re-evaluated by doctors on Monday, it was determined that Dustin Pedroia will not need surgery or a pin placed in his fractured left foot, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Pedroia is still expected to miss four to six weeks, but the Red Sox are pretty fortunate with this timetable, especially with the…

  9. Ryan Dempster says Carlos Zambrano should 'stand up' and 'accept responsibility'

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Dempster, on what (former) rotation-mate Carlos Zambrano should do following his suspension-earning dugout tirade: When you do those things and react the way he did you have to be the one to stand up and go out there and accept responsibility. I think he will be willing to do that but we’ll have to…

  10. Garrett Atkins willing to play at Triple-A for another team, but not Orioles

    Jun 28, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    Designated for assignment over the weekend, Garrett Atkins said he’s not willing to accept an assignment to Triple-A from the Orioles but would “definitely be willing” to sign a minor-league deal with another team once Baltimore lets him go. Atkins hasn’t been a productive hitter since 2007, although for a while at least calling Coors…

  11. The Cubs place Zambrano on the restricted list for "treatment"

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

    The designation is not as surprising as the way in which it is being reported. Here’s MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat: Cubs announce Carlos Zambrano on ML restricted list starting Tues and will start treatment Wed. Electroshock treatment? Insanity aversion therapy? Hosing him down like the resident of a Victorian-era lunatic asylum? A lobotomy? For the second…

  12. The Marlins may be looking more seriously at Bo Porter

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Now that their dream candidate has abandoned them — or vice-versa — the Marlins still need a manager, and Jon Heyman says that they’re “strongly” considering Diamondbacks’ coach Bo Porter for the job.  Keep in mind that Heyman also had Valentine in San Juan today managing the Marlins, so it’s possible that his sources with…

  13. Everyone is interested in David DeJesus

    Jun 28, 2010, 5:44 PM EDT

    With the usual “Jim Bowden is very often wrong about such matters” disclaimer, I’ll pass along his word that the Braves, Reds and Red Sox are all talking to the Royals about David DeJesus. DeJesus, who has emerged as the prize position player at this year’s deadline — at least prized position player who is…

  14. The Phillies are looking to add a mid-range pitcher

    Jun 28, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT

    All the talk is about Cliff Lee, but the real action at the deadline may be with third and fourth starter types. Earlier today we heard of the Mets’ interest in Fausto Carmona or Ted Lilly (though Lilly is probably more of a second starter). Now we hear from Buster Olney that the Phillies are…

  15. The Dodgers won't be doing much of anything at the deadline

    Jun 28, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    Buster Olney just reported what many Dodgers fans feared: There is very little expectation within the Dodgers’ org. that major $ — or even middling $ — will be made available to add a pitcher. I mean really, it’s not like they’re in a pennant race with teams pitching circles around them or anything (oh,…

  16. Jason Heyward may be playing with pain all year

    Jun 28, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT

    David O’Brien reports that Jason Heyward is suffering from a strained thumb ligament that, while not requiring surgery, will likely bother Heyward for the rest of the season (i.e. “until Heyward gets extended rest in the offseason). It’s been apparent for some time that he’s not been right, as he’s been hitting a mere .172/.274/.232…

  17. The Cardinals may be in on the Cliff Lee Derby

    Jun 28, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse risks being sued by Scott Boras for using the phrase “mystery team” in referring to a Cliff Lee rumor, but he’ll take that risk to bring you the latest rumor. And the rumor is this: The Cardinals may be the “mystery team” making a play for Cliff Lee. Price suggest…

  18. Royals reportedly 'really pushing to move Jose Guillen'

    Jun 28, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that “the Royals are really pushing to move Jose Guillen and continue to tell teams they will eat a lot of dollars.” I’ll be shocked if the Royals can get any kind of decent prospect for Guillen, which is why I suggested last month they’d be better off simply dumping…

  19. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    Jun 28, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    The Yankees (and Jeter’s hand in that pic) are on top. The Pirates (and Cano’s hand in that pic) are on the bottom. Who’s in between?

  20. Joe Mauer leads Home Run Derby voting despite 3 homers

    Jun 28, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    In addition to the usual All-Star game balloting MLB is also running a vote for fans to select the Home Run Derby participants. Albert Pujols is leading the National League and Joe Mauer is leading the American League. Mauer and Pujols both hit five homers in the opening round of the Home Run Derby last…

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