Aug 4, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT
A-Rod has 600 homers. Does he have 163 more left in the tank?
Aug 4, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT
Our daily take on the news of the day. Today: big injuries to big first basemen and a tempest in a teapot in the Bronx. In other words: nothing new.
Aug 4, 2010, 2:20 PM EDT
I really want to tap into your feeeeeelings on this one, man. Don’t hold back . . .
Aug 4, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT
Aaron Cook has the distinction of being the Rockies’ all-time leader in wins, but none of that matters as the team’s playoff chances continue to fade by the minute. A team source tells Troy Renck of the Denver Post that the Rockies are likely to move Cook to the bullpen, clearing a spot for Jhoulys…
Aug 4, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT
Alex Rodriguez just hit a home run off Shaun Marcum in the first inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. Our long national, er, make that our short, strange local nightmare is over. Now Kevin Kernan is going to have to trash his “A-Rod’s failure to hit his 600th home run is prolonging the recession” column…
Aug 4, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT
Paul Sullivan reports that the Cubs are putting Carlos Zambrano back into the rotation. He’ll get the start against the Giants on Monday. This makes perfect sense. If the Cubs think they can trade Zambrano — maybe a crazy thought, but one they’ve been having — the only possible hope they have to do so…
Aug 4, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT
Joe Saunders already told reporters last week that he feels he is “just as good” as Dan Haren and through two starts with his new team, it’s pretty clear he is on a mission to prove just that. After holding the Phillies to two runs over seven innings in his D-Backs’ debut last Thursday, Saunders…
Aug 4, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT
Marlins’ outfielder/3B Chris Coghlan may soon begin taking ground balls and taking batting practice, which is a sign that he will be putting off knee surgery until after the season. Assuming a medical exam he was scheduled to have last night turned up nothing crazy, Coghlan could soon be sent out for a rehab assignment…
Aug 4, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT
At long last, Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to be activated from the disabled list for tonight’s game against the Indians. Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as the designated hitter in his final rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. In three rehab games with the PawSox, the speedy center fielder…
Aug 4, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
And even if it does, the Yankees trading for Austin Kearns is no evidence of it.
Aug 4, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT
Rick Dempsey believes he was stepped over. Which may have been the way Angelos wanted it, but it ain’t the way he wanted it! He’s smaht! Not like everybody says! “I’m very, very disappointed, to tell you the truth. I don’t begrudge Buck getting the opportunity. He is going to be a hell of a…
Aug 4, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT
Dodgers manager Joe Torre acknowledged Tuesday that Manny Ramirez suffered a setback during his rehab from a right calf strain and will need at least another week before going out on a minor league rehab assignment, according to Evan Drellich of MLB.com. The team made the assessment after Dodgers trainer Stan Conte visited Ramirez at…
Aug 4, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT
It sure sounded like this situation was headed this way, but now we have confirmation. The Mariners announced Tuesday that Erik Bedard will undergo shoulder surgery Friday, according to Jim Street of MLB.com. The surgery will be performed by Mariners team physician Edward Khalfayan and Dr. Lewis Yocum, according to the team. Yocum performed the…
Aug 4, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT
Personally, this one sounds pretty dreaded to me.
Aug 4, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT
Not that he was ever unwanted.
Aug 4, 2010, 8:49 AM EDT
It’s probably a good thing that no one truly fights in baseball anymore, but I’d be lying if I said that there wasn’t something, I dunno, deflating about seeing everyone run out onto the field to simply . . . grumble at one-another. That’s what the Indians and Red Sox did last night. Here’s some…
Aug 4, 2010, 8:19 AM EDT
Let the record reflect that Blue Jays’ starter Rickey Romero was rough stuff last night. After going a mere two and two-thirds innings while giving up eight runs when he faced the Yankees a month ago, Romero came back last night and silenced the Bombers’ bats. He struggled through the first inning but rebounded nicely…
Aug 4, 2010, 6:18 AM EDT
The worst part about Jeff Francoeur hitting the game-winning homer? The Atlanta papers will now start agitating for the Braves to somehow bring him back to the Braves.
Aug 3, 2010, 9:44 PM EDT
While we’re on the subject of “next big things,” Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider reports that Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to return from the disabled list next Tuesday against the Marlins. Strasburg, who was placed on the disabled list last week with shoulder stiffness, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. He hurled fastballs, curveballs and…
Aug 3, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT
Barry Bonds’ charity organization, the Barry Bonds Family Foundation, has donated $20,000 to The National Association of Black Journalists. The donation has stirred a bit of controversy, and it is not sitting well with some members of the NABJ. From the AP: The gift comes as the former San Francisco Giants slugger prepares for trial…
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