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  1. Derek Jeter: Yankees owner

    Mar 3, 2010, 8:27 AM EDT

    Kevin Kernan thinks that Derek Jeter’s future is in ownership: The Yankees need to find a way to make Derek Jeter a Yankee for Life. There’s really only one way. At some point the Steinbrenner family would have to take him into the ownership group . . . Jeter is set on being an owner…

  2. A word about spring training games

    Mar 3, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

    As people who’ve been reading my stuff for a while know, I have this little habit of waking up really early in the morning during the baseball season, reading all of the box scores and game stories and riffing on the previous night’s games in a little feature called “And That Happened.” It’s fun. People…

  3. Call now to rescue a stray free agent

    Mar 3, 2010, 12:43 AM EDT

    Singer Sarah McLachlan is known for her heart-wrenching animal rescue television ads. In fact, at this point she might be known more for her tear-inducing television appearances than her actual music. Sort of like Flavor Flav, only without the giants clocks, and with a little bit more class. YEAH BOY! But I digress … McLachlan…

  4. Lincecum is a wizard off the mound, too

    Mar 2, 2010, 10:18 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum is a wizard off the mound, as well. Or at least it seems like he wants to be one. It’s hard not to like this video of the San Francisco pitcher trying on a Giants Snuggie, and really, really enjoying himself as he does so. Frankly, I’m thinking this could be the next…

  5. Hendricks, API reach settlement regarding Chapman

    Mar 2, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

    A league source tells SI.com that a settlement has been reached between Hendricks Sports Management and Athletes Premier International (API) in regards to Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman. Edwin Mejia, the president of API, filed a suit against Hendricks Sports Management in Massachusetts Superior Court last December after Chapman jumped ship, claiming that the Hendricks’ brothers…

  6. Tuesday evening Adrian Gonzalez news round-up

    Mar 2, 2010, 8:13 PM EDT

    Seems like storylines are flying all over the place this week involving Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, and it’s only Tuesday. Time to sift through the muck: – On Sunday, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com ran a quote from a White Sox source who had this interesting tidbit about the club’s desire to obtain Gonzalez: “That’s…

  7. UPDATE: Arizona, Upton reach five-year deal

    Mar 2, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

    UPDATE: SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the six-year deal is worth exactly $51.25 million. 1:40pm: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks are close to signing Justin Upton to a long-term contract worth around $50 million. From the wording of Rosenthal’s report it sounds like the deal covers six years, including this season, so the Diamondbacks…

  8. Would a Gordon Beckham-Adrian Gonzalez swap work?

    Mar 2, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    One idea getting tossed around in light of the news that Jake Peavy has tried to sell the White Sox on his former Padres teammate is that the Pale Hose could part with Gordon Beckham in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, though, doesn’t see it happening: “Right now, the expectation about…

  9. The Yankees have to return some World Series money

    Mar 2, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    CNBC’s Darren Rovell: Sources told CNBC that Yankees players recently received a letter from the Major League Baseball Players Association that informed them that there was mistake in the calculation of the World Series championship share . . . the letter told those who had full shares that three people (two trainers and a player)…

  10. Heyward, Hanson impress as spring play begins

    Mar 2, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    The Mets started off the Grapefruit League schedule with a 4-2 win, but it was the young Braves that stole the show Tuesday in the first game of the spring season. Tommy Hanson started and struck out three in two scoreless innings for Atlanta, while Jason Heyward, batting third and playing right field, walked twice…

  11. Roger Clemens speaks

    Mar 2, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens doesn’t give too many interviews these days, but he spoke with Jon Pessah of True/Slant recently, and the results are here. You may or may not be shocked to learn that the Rocket has sympathy for Mark McGwire and Tiger Woods. You probably will be a bit surprised to hear that Clemens’ flushed,…

  12. Adam LaRoche said the Giants never offered him two years and $17.5 million

    Mar 2, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Remember how we all called Adam LaRoche dumb for turning down that two-year, $17.5 million offer from the Giants?  Well, he says it wasn’t that simple: “It actually wasn’t a two-year deal. It was two years with three- or four-year options. It wasn’t a two-year, $17 or $18 (million). It came across that that’s what…

  13. Tim Wakefield: Knuckle Knuckle King

    Mar 2, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    My friend Ethan is insanely busy. He runs a company, he consults, he skis, he climbs mountains, he’s got a new wife he’s trying to keep happy, he’s trying to buy a house, he has to deal with Bay Area traffic every day and he generally doesn’t get a ton of down time. But one…

  14. The Yankees go out to play

    Mar 2, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

    Brian Hoch from MLB.com: The Yankees believed chemistry was one of their strengths as they pursued a 27th World Series championship last year, and along the way, many pointed back to a March off-campus billiards tournament as one of their building blocks. What?! That’s like saying that the Mongols won the Battle of Liegnitz because…

  15. Carlos Beltran spoke with the feds last week

    Mar 2, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes and Alex Rodriguez aren’t the only ones on the feds’ list.  Turns out that Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran spoke with federal investigators last week about Dr. Galea, the Canadian doctor accused of selling unapproved drugs, having his assistant try to smuggle HGH over the border and related nastiness. According to the Associated…

  16. No. 2 pick Dustin Ackley looking good in move to second base

    Mar 2, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    While the Nationals decide whether or not last year’s No. 1 pick Stephen Strasburg needs any time in the minors, the Mariners are definitely sending No. 2 pick Dustin Ackley to the minors and he’s also learning a new position. Ackley played primarily first base at the University of North Carolina after undergoing Tommy John…

  17. Why Chris Woodward didn't make the Red Sox' postseason roster

    Mar 2, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT

    Last fall, when postseason rosters were being finalized, the only real discussion in Boston was about a utility guy, with Nick Green, Jed Lowrie and Chris Woodward all in the mix.  Green was hurt, and Terry Francona said that they needed to limit Lowrie as well.  So you figured Chris Woodward — who was away…

  18. Brothers love San Diego

    Mar 2, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    In an article about Padre teammates Jerry and Scott Hairston, Jerry Crasnick notes that baseball brothers tend to unite in San Diego: Roberto and Sandy Alomar Jr. were teammates in the late 1980s, and Tony and Chris Gwynn played together for the Padres’ NL West title team in 1996. In recent years, Trevor and Glenn…

  19. Rocco Baldelli re-joins Rays … as a coach

    Mar 2, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

    Rocco Baldelli spent nine years in the Rays organization before signing with the Red Sox last season, but now he’s back in Tampa Bay as a “special assistant.” Baldelli said that he’s “not ready to retire,” but the 28-year-old outfielder has had numerous health problems in recent years and is currently sidelined by a shoulder…

  20. Lance Berkman has a bruised knee

    Mar 2, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    Bad news for Houston, as Lance Berkman was held out of today’s workout because of what the team is calling a “bruised” knee.  He didn’t bang it, but there is swelling and discomfort, which Berkman thinks he might have done while running the bases. The team isn’t concerned, but Baseball Prospectus’ Will Carroll — not…

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