Sep 17, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT
Jack Clark, who played three seasons for the Cardinals in the 1980s and was the MVP of the World Series squad in 1987, appeared on a St. Louis radio station yesterday and accused the current team of being “quitters” who “have poopy in their pants.” Seriously. Here are some quotes from the four-time All-Star first…
Sep 17, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT
Matt and I talk about this weekend’s series, the playoffs and that kind of stuff. What, you were expecting a round table about Jonathan Franzen’s latest book?
Sep 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT
Her command and velocity weren’t quite as good as the last time she threw out a first pitch at Wrigley Field, but Marisa Miller still looked great on the mound at AT&T Park. MLB.com has the video. For scouting purposes only, of course.
Sep 17, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT
Doug Fernandes of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has some advice for Joe Maddon and the Rays when they face the Yankees next week: Joe Maddon has an answer for everything, so I’m sure the Tampa Bay skipper doesn’t need any advice on how to handle the fallout from Knobgate. However . . . This one time,…
Sep 17, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT
Sent from Pittsburgh to Arizona in a five-player deal at the trading deadline, D.J. Carrasco said yesterday that the Pirates didn’t take losing “seriously enough” while he was on the team: You would think there’s a lot of negative energy from losing all the time, but in my opinion, when I was there, the guys…
Sep 17, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT
The L.A. Times’ Dylan Hernandez reports that Joe Torre has “said he has decided what he’ll do next year,” and that he has told his wife and Dodgers’ GM Ned Colletti. He’s just not telling the public what it is yet. Query: did Torre have an open invitation to come back that would allow him…
Sep 17, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT
Luis Castillo has one year and $6 million left on his contract, but told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he doesn’t expect to be back with the Mets next season after losing his starting job at second base to 20-year-old rookie Ruben Tejada. I feel this offseason they can work out something.…
Sep 17, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT
Adam Jones probably had a better morning than you did.
Sep 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT
Now that the White Sox’s playoff hopes have vanished they can begin looking forward to next season and general manager Ken Williams said yesterday that Chris Sale will get an opportunity to claim a rotation spot out of spring training. Sale breezed through the minors after being drafted 13th overall in June, moving to the…
Sep 17, 2010, 11:02 AM EDT
In this morning’s recaps I expressed surprise that the Mets four-game sweep of the Pirates was the first time they had swept a four-game series in four years. Reader The Dangerous Mabry tells me that I shouldn’t have been so shocked: The four game sweep thing only seems like a meaningful stat. The mighty New…
Sep 17, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT
Needing to sweep the Twins to have a legitimate shot at the playoffs the White Sox instead lost all three games in Chicago, ending the AL Central race. With a nine-game lead in the division and a “magic number” of eight games the Twins could conceivably fail to win any of their final 16 games…
Sep 17, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT
I didn’t totally nail it down because I had to do some other stuff, but my limited research indicates that this Mets recruiting video is 100% legitimate.
Sep 17, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT
Erick Aybar was scratched from last night’s lineup with a “left leg strain,” but told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register that the Angels’ training staff fears he may have a sports hernia. Aybar initially suffered the injury last week and has remained in the lineup since, but aggravated the injury while attempting to…
Sep 17, 2010, 9:47 AM EDT
Paul Konerko got beaned in the face by Carl Pavano in the first inning of last night’s Twins-White Sox game. In the second inning, Mark Buehrle plunked Michael Cuddyer in the shoulder, no doubt because of the Konerko thing. No brawls, no ugliness, end of story and life went on. But Buehrle’s quote, when asked…
Sep 17, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT
When even the best sportswriter in the business whiffs on the Derek Jeter story, something significant must be going on.
Sep 17, 2010, 8:47 AM EDT
We usually hear about Yom Kippur and baseball when the holiday impacts a Jewish player during the playoffs. This year Yom Kippur does not occur during the playoffs — it begins at sundown tonight and lasts until sunset tomorrow — and Ike Davis certainly does not have any playoff plans this year. But his team…
Sep 17, 2010, 8:22 AM EDT
The O’Malley family owned the Dodgers for 47 years. While there are some old coots in Brooklyn who still hate them, they’re pretty much Dodgers royalty. Since selling the team the O’Malleys haven’t been terribly outspoken about the Dodgers, serving more as sources for historians, documentary filmmakers and authors and stuff than critics of the…
Sep 17, 2010, 6:00 AM EDT
The Twins sweep the Sox. There isn’t a hotter team going.
Sep 16, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak sent a message to Cardinals fans Thursday at Busch Stadium’s “Social Media Night.” That message? Colby Rasmus will not be traded this offseason. Rasmus asked for a trade earlier this season because a seemingly soured relationship with…
Sep 16, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT
When pundits turn in their predictions in the coming weeks for this year’s version of the MLB postseason, our guess is the Reds aren’t going to be crowned as champions by many scribes. Maybe part of that has to do with…
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