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  1. Link-O-Rama: Big workload gets Lincecum extra rest

    Aug 31, 2009, 11:42 AM EDT

    * Tim Lincecum’s next start has been pushed back one day after he threw a season-high 127 pitches while shutting out the Rockies for eight innings Friday. Lincecum has thrown 115 or more pitches in six of his last seven outings, so the Giants are definitely riding their 25-year-old ace extremely hard. * As expected…

  2. Should the Twins trade for Rich Harden?

    Aug 31, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

    There are reports that Minnesota is not willing to pay the price on their waiver claim of Rich Harden, but Phil Rogers of the Tribune says that “Twins general manager Bill Smith is going to wake up Monday, consider how catchable the Detroit Tigers remain and pay the price.” I dunno. The Twins are 4.5…

  3. Dice-K gets shelled

    Aug 31, 2009, 10:20 AM EDT

    Paul Byrd’s gem couldn’t have come at a better time: Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five runs in the first inning of a rehab start for Boston’s minor league affiliate Portland on Sunday. According to the article, he suffered from no physical problems. Which, on some level, is actually more disturbing than…

  4. Hudson's debut pushed back a day

    Aug 31, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson was supposed to return for the Braves tonight, but because Nate McLouth won’t be returning from the DL as scheduled they would have had to lose a position player to make room for Hudson.  By waiting until tomorrow — when the rosters expand — there’s no worries. Given the Braves’ recent swoon, this…

  5. Nats trade Ronnie Belliard to L.A.

    Aug 31, 2009, 9:30 AM EDT

    Not a major trade by any stretch of the imagination, though there is some lightning-in-a-bottle precedent with this sort of thing for the Dodgers. For the Nats, any time you can unload a guy like Belliard for anything you’ve done yourself proud, and in this Luis Garcia guy they’re getting from the Dodgers, they got…

  6. Peavy could be done for the year

    Aug 31, 2009, 9:10 AM EDT

    Nothing official yet, but the phrases “pulled from game due to elbow tightness” and “will know more after a series of tests” tend not to be followed by “will make his next start as scheduled” very often. Actually, they’re very often followed by the phrase “is scheduled to fly to Alabama to meet with Dr.…

  7. Who has been the best pickup of the trading season?

    Aug 31, 2009, 8:40 AM EDT

    I probably would have guessed five guys before I got to the real answer of that question, and given who he is and where he plays, I probably would have gotten him before most of you would have.

  8. Bees swarm Boras' suite in Anaheim

    Aug 31, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

    It’s almost as if someone is trying to tell Scott Boras something: A swarm of bees invaded his dugout-level suite at Angel Stadium  on Sunday, though Boras didn’t appear to be at the game between Los Angeles and the Oakland Athletics. The bees occupied his front-row seats directly behind home plate for the first two…

  9. And That Happened: Sunday's scores and highlights

    Aug 31, 2009, 5:15 AM EDT

    Giants 9, Rockies 5: What a difference a week makes. Heck, not even a week. Six days after the Rockies beat the Giants on a grand slam, the Giants do it to the Rockies, courtesy of Edgar Renteria. Given the Dodgers’ relatively uninteresting play lately, I think I’m going to squint my eyes until the…

  10. The adventure that is Red Sox pitching

    Aug 31, 2009, 3:21 AM EDT

    As the Boston Red Sox continue to slog their way toward a potential playoff berth, there are three constant worries: Pitching, pitching and pitching. The rotation has been an adventure all season, from the failed experiments of John Smoltz and Brad Penny, the erratic behavior and performances of Daisuke Matsuzaka, and the quiet strength of…

  11. Daily Dose: Great Greinke

    Aug 31, 2009, 12:09 AM EDT

    Perhaps sick of watching the lowly Royals cost him victories with poor support from the bullpen and lineup, Zack Greinke took matters into his own hands Sunday with a complete-game, one-hit shutout against the Mariners. Kenji Johjima’s second-inning single was the lone hit allowed by Greinke, who struck out five and walked one while lowering…

  12. The Week Ahead: Last-minute trades

    Aug 30, 2009, 11:50 PM EDT

    You thought that was the deadline? Nope, THIS is the deadline. The July 31 no-waiver trade deadline came and went, and yet trades could still be made as long as the key parts involved could make it through waivers, witness the Angels’ acquisition of Scott Kazmir. But after Monday, even that door closes, at least…

  13. Restoring the rosters: No. 10 – Los Angeles Angels

    Aug 30, 2009, 3:45 PM EDT

    This is part of a series of articles examining what every team’s roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed. I’m compiling the rosters, ranking them and presenting them in a countdown from Nos. 30 to 1. No. 30 – Cincinnati No. 29 – Kansas City No. 28 – San Diego…

  14. Which managers are on thin ice?

    Aug 30, 2009, 11:35 AM EDT

    There’s no discussion there, but Phil Rogers throws out Dusty Baker, Eric Wedge, Jim Riggleman, Cecil Cooper and Dave Trembley as managers who may be looking for a job soon. Setting aside the glaring omission of Trey Hillman, here are my insta-takes: I’m not a huge Baker fan, but there’s a lot more wrong with…

  15. Was Miguel Tejada tipping pitches back in 2001?

    Aug 30, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

    This morning’s New York Times article starts out as if this was something everyone knew about, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it: What first raised suspicion among the 2001 A’s was an early May series in Toronto. Tejada and Blue Jays third baseman Tony Batista, friends from the Dominican Republic, each put up…

  16. Justice: Bagwell should manage the Astros

    Aug 30, 2009, 10:20 AM EDT

    Despite what Roy Oswalt has to say about motivation and all of that, the Astros’ problems run a heck of a lot deeper than Cecil Cooper.  But that’s not stopping Richard Justice from speculating about how installing a new manager will make everything all better: The first thing Drayton McLane ought to do this morning…

  17. Quick hits from last night

    Aug 30, 2009, 9:09 AM EDT

    I don’t have the get-up-and-go on a Sunday morning to do a full-blown “And That Happened,” but here’s a quick tour of last night’s action: He’s worried! You cut him! You hurt him! You see? You see? He’s not a machine, he’s a man! We’ve secretly replaced Boston’s regular, inefficient fourth starter with one who…

  18. Restoring the rosters: No. 11 – Arizona

    Aug 29, 2009, 3:50 PM EDT

    This is part of a series of articles examining what every team’s roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed. I’m compiling the rosters, ranking them and presenting them in a countdown from Nos. 30 to 1. No. 30 – Cincinnati No. 29 – Kansas City No. 28 – San Diego…

  19. R.A. Dickey DFA'd

    Aug 29, 2009, 3:24 PM EDT

    A team designating a marginal reliever for assignment at the end of August normally isn’t all that blog-worthy, but R.A. Dickey — who was just DFA’d by the Twins — isn’t just any marginal reliever. He’s a knuckleballer, and I have a thing for knuckleballers, so this news makes me sad. The only saving grace…

  20. Plaschke blames Manny's slump on steroid withdrawal

    Aug 29, 2009, 1:45 PM EDT

    The L.A. Times’ Bill Plaschke has been carving Manny Ramirez up since his PED suspension back in May, so you know he was just waiting for the right time to bring this kind of noise: Something is wrong with Manny Ramirez. Something different than a hitch. Something more than a slump.  Something is wrong here,…

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