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  1. John Smoltz doesn't live up to his own golfing hype

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship is a — duh — celebrity golf tournament that the good people at NBC happen to broadcast and sponsor and everything. It went down in Lake Tahoe this past weekend and, as usual, a lot of ex-baseball players participated. The bosses didn’t let me go though, presumably because John…

  2. Olney: the Yankees are not looking for a starting pitcher

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    We talked “should” a couple of hours ago. Now here’s the “will”:  Buster Olney tweets that New York is not looking for a starting pitcher in the wake of Andy Pettitte’s injury.  Rather, they are going to concentrate on improving the bench and improving the bullpen, presumably content to let the rotation play out the…

  3. Phillies and Twins reportedly interested in Ben Sheets, but will the A's even trade him?

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Ben Sheets is signed to a one-year, $10 million contract and won’t bring back compensatory draft picks as a free agent because he missed all of last season, so with Oakland barely clinging to contention at 45-46 it would seemingly be a no-brainer for the A’s to trade him. Despite that Susan Slusser of the…

  4. Because things aren't crazy enough: Mark Cuban may get in on the Rangers now

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT

    I missed this from late last week, but Mark Cuban — who has been denying any interest in the Rangers for a solid year now — has changed course and may now get involved in the upcoming auction: “The economics have changed, which has gotten me interested. My lawyers are still going through everything, but…

  5. No longer closing, Trevor Hoffman quietly turns things around

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Trevor Hoffman allowed three runs on May 18, blowing his fifth save in 10 chances as his ERA rose to 13.15. He was stripped of ninth-inning duties and given four days off, with 27-year-old rookie John Axford grabbing hold of the Brewers’ closer job. Axford has converted 11-of-11 save chances with a 2.96 ERA in…

  6. Quote of the Day: Lou Brown

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    We honor the memory of the Indians’ best manager since Tris Speaker.

  7. Should Andy Pettitte's injury make the Yankees go out and get a pitcher?

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Andy Pettitte is going to miss 4-5 weeks with a groin injury.  That likely puts Sergio Mitre in the rotation.  Does that transform the Yankees from a team that appeared like it was going to stand-pat at the deadline into a serious buyer? I’m sure the rumors will start flying now, but I’m less interested…

  8. Bud Selig's battle to sell the Rangers

    Jul 19, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

    The daily blow-by-blow of the legal battle involving the sale of the Texas Rangers has gotten so technical and boring that it’s understandable if you’ve tuned out by now.  But the big picture is still a fascinating one.  Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of it all is that, at its heart, the Rangers sale is…

  9. The Padres are giving Bud Black a three-year extension

    Jul 19, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT

    Corey Brock of MLB.com is reporting that the Padres are going to give manager Bud Black a three-year extension today. Good move. There are any number of ways to explain the Padres’ unexpected success this year, but whether its about motivating a team to play above its head, about bringing along a young and talented…

  10. McCarver compares Yankees to Nazis and Communists. But that's not the real problem

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    What McCarver said wasn’t, as many are claiming, “outrageous.” It was simply dumb.

  11. HBT Weekend Wrapup

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:26 AM EDT

    I detoxed from the Internets this weekend, and it was good.

  12. And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

    Jul 19, 2010, 5:10 AM EDT

    We’ve seen bad calls this year and we’ve seen umpires getting all up in players’ faces. Phil Cuzzi manages both in a single inning.

  13. UPDATE: Pettitte has groin strain, out 4-5 weeks

    Jul 18, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    According to Erik Boland of New York’s Newsday, Yankees veteran Andy Pettitte left Sunday’s start against the Rays in the middle of the third inning due to an apparent groin injury. The lefty was ineffective before exiting…

  14. Alex Rodriguez blasts career home run No. 598

    Jul 18, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez hit his 598th career home run on Sunday in the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over the Rays.  He sits squarely in seventh place on the all-time home run list, just behind Sammy Sosa and right in front of Frank Robinson: 1. Barry Bonds (762)2. Hank Aaron (755)3. Babe Ruth (714)4. Willie Mays (660)5. Ken…

  15. Tulowitzki on track, will begin rehab assignment soon

    Jul 18, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT

    According to Jim Armstrong of the Denver Post, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has begun traveling with the Rockies and plans to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point this week.  First, he wants to fit in a few more rounds of batting practice. Tulo was placed on the disabled list on June 18…

  16. Choo could be back with the Indians by next weekend

    Jul 18, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

    Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was diagnosed with a sprained right thumb in early July and had to be placed on the disabled list.  Early projections, by the the Cleveland Plain Dealer at least, suggested that he could miss a total of two months.  Thankfully they were way off. Choo took 50 swings of batting practice…

  17. Roy Oswalt close to making Astros history

    Jul 18, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    Astros starter Roy Oswalt has a chance to make history Sunday when he takes the PNC Park mound in Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old is sitting on 143 wins as an Astro and can tie Joe Niekro for…

  18. Chris Coghlan out a few days with back injury

    Jul 18, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan was knocked out of Saturday’s game against the Nationals after complaining of back pain and striking out twice in three hitless at-bats.  He is not in Sunday’s lineup and, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, he might not return for another 3-4 days. Coghlan won the National League Rookie of the Year…

  19. Wainwright dominates Dodgers, improves to 10-0 at home

    Jul 18, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright nearly won the National League Cy Young Award last season and he has put his name atop the list of candidates again this year. Through 20 starts, the 28-year-old right-hander is 14-5 with a 2.02 ERA, a…

  20. In case you were wondering, Matt Kemp won't be dealt

    Jul 18, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    It should come as no surprise that the Dodgers have not even considered trading center fielder Matt Kemp. Because they shouldn’t trade him.

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