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  1. Kelvim Escobar Update

    Feb 19, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT

    Adam Rubin of the Daily News caught up with Kelvim Escobar.  He says that he won’t pick up a baseball until he’s cleared by his rehab coordinator, but that he’s not worried and that he thinks it’s a weakness issue, not an injury issue. When asked if he’ll be ready for opening day he said…

  2. Quote of the Day: McCann on getting in shape

    Feb 19, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

    Brian McCann, when asked whether he lost weight during the offseason: No, I just rearranged it. I’m still 235. Judging from the reports flooding in across baseball, McCann might be the only player who isn’t “in the best shape of his life.”

  3. Jamie McCourt accuses Frank of "blatant balance sheet manipulations"

    Feb 19, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    More fun from DodgerLand, as Jamie McCourt has filed new papers seeking adjustments in her monthly allowance. The highlight — at least from my perspective — is Jamie’s claim that Frank has way more money than he claims, and that he has grand, grand plans: “Frank McCourt hopes to transform the Dodgers from a baseball…

  4. Sean Burnett loses his arbitration with the Nats

    Feb 19, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

    Bill Ladson tweets that Nats reliever Sean Burnett lost his arbitration. He’ll make $775,000 in 2010. He had asked for $925,000. Between this and the Brian Bruney arbitration, the Nats bullpen is gettin’ shelled before the first pitch has even been thrown. In other news, I’m noticing that every arbitration result has been reported first…

  5. Who's on the Mount Rushmore of managers?

    Feb 19, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

    The whole “Mount Rushmore” thing is a bit played out, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Yesterday ‘Duk at Big League Stew opened up the floor for baseball managers, wondering which for guys you’d include if they were building a managing Mount Rushmore. My first answer is to punt to Chris Jaffe, who just…

  6. The McGwire inquisition drags on

    Feb 19, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    Mark McGwire was criticized for years for not saying anything about his steroid use. Now that he’s talking about it to anyone who asks him, Bill Madden of the Daily News slams him for not doing a one-and-done presser like A-Rod and Pettitte did. Oy: Perhaps, but as far as rehabilitating his image, mere apologies…

  7. Arolids Chapman looks good on his first day of camp

    Feb 19, 2010, 9:28 AM EDT

    One of the things I’m most eager to see this spring is how Aroldis Chapman does. He’s such an unknown compared to everyone else. He’s been hyped to the nth degree. Is the hype justified? If so, he could prove to be a real difference maker, helping turn a Reds team that currently qualifies, competitively…

  8. The heat is already on Jerry Manuel

    Feb 19, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

    It’s a month and a half before the games start and the tabloids are already poised to pounce: David Wright, Jose Reyes and now Johan Santana all have said they expect the Mets to win the World Series. The Mets are turning the page on an injury-plagued 2009 by making one bold statement after another.…

  9. Carlos Zambrano is the only Cub not allowed to have a meltdown

    Feb 19, 2010, 8:28 AM EDT

    The Chicago Tribune’s Dan McNeil is no fan of Carlos Zambrano. After railing against his contract and going on about how he’s no Ted Lilly, McNeil predicts a Big-Z meltdown: Put me down for the first week in May for not-so-Big Z’s first implosion. Not sure if it will be getting tossed for undressing an…

  10. Old School Spring Training

    Feb 19, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

    If you look at only one photo archive today with pictures of Walter O’Malley at Dodgertown playing cards with his shirt off, Stan Musial doing pushups, and Pee Wee Reese on the ground wrestling with a shirtless guy, make it this photo archive, highlighted today by lar at Wezen-Ball. True story: In 1973, Commissioner Bowie…

  11. Dodgers bring back Gagne

    Feb 18, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    The Dodgers have come to terms with former closer Eric Gagne on a minor league contract, the Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports. Gagne was also offered a minor league deal by the Rockies. Coming back from a shoulder injury, he pitched in the independent Can-Am League last year and went 6-6 with a 4.65…

  12. Marlins add MacDougal to bullpen picture

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

    The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that the Marlins and Mike MacDougal have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. MacDougal, 32, had to a take a minor league deal despite saving 20 games in 21 chances for the Nationals last season. He had a 3.60 ERA in 50 innings…

  13. Diving into the depths: Minnesota Twins

    Feb 18, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Minnesota Twins Rotation 1. Scott Baker 2. Nick Blackburn 3. Kevin Slowey 4. Carl Pavano 5. Francisco Liriano 6. Glen Perkins 7. Brian Duensing 8. Anthony Swarzak 9. Jeff Manship 10. Mike Maroth 11. Tyler Robertson 12. Carlos…

  14. 2010 projected leaders: Catcher OPS

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:57 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. 1. Joe Mauer – 958 2. Brian McCann – 847 3. Victor Martinez – 845 4. Matt Wieters – 836 5. Mike Napoli – 832 6. Jorge Posada – 824 7. Chris Iannetta – 816 8. Buster Posey –…

  15. Nats' Detwiler out 10-12 weeks after surgery

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:36 PM EDT

    Left-hander Ross Detwiler, who was expected to compete for a spot in Washington’s rotation this spring, is out 10-12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. Detwiler, the sixth overall pick in the 2007 draft, made his major league debut last season and went 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA…

  16. The Brewers add "Milwaukee" to the road jersey

    Feb 18, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    As I’ve said several times in the past, there should be a law that says all teams should have their city or state name on their road jerseys. The Brewers have been one of the primary offenders of this shadow law, but they’re at least trying to come back into compliance: The Brewers today unveiled…

  17. Baseball players do not do the whole game theory thing

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

    Apparently baseball players throw too many fastballs.  It will take smarter people than I am to figure out if this Means Something or it’s merely interesting.  It’s been a long day, however, and at this point interesting is enough for me: In the case of baseball, we observe every pitch thrown in the major leagues…

  18. Mark Shapiro's greatest hits and misses

    Feb 18, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

    With Mark Shapiro being bumped upstairs by the Indians, here’s a look at his best and worst moves in his nine seasons at the helm in Cleveland: Hits June 27, 2002 – Indians acquired SS Brandon Phillips, LHP Cliff Lee, OF Grady Sizemore and 1B Lee Stevens from the Expos for RHP Bartolo Colon and…

  19. The Mets are getting proactive on the injury front

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    Recent controversy and this morning’s rumor notwithstanding, there is some good news to report on the Mets’ injury front: they’re trying new things to prevent more of them from happening: When Mets players walked into the major-league clubhouse here for the first time Thursday, there were large signs posted in the clubhouse that read: “Prevention…

  20. Mo Vaughn: real estate tycoon

    Feb 18, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

    Mo Vaughn used to spend his offseasons here in Columbus, Ohio.  Our paths crossed in a very, very vague way about seven or eight years ago as one of his investments — a bar he opened called “Flo Nitelife” — crashed and burned almost as soon as it opened. I represented a creditor, there ended…

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