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  1. Tim Wallach takes over as Dodgers’ new bench coach

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    After interviewing for multiple manager openings and not getting the jobs there was speculation that Tim Wallach might prefer to be a bench coach for the Dodgers and sure enough the team announced that he’ll switch from third base coach to bench coach in 2014. Wallach replaces Trey Hillman, who was let go as bench…

  2. Passed over for manager jobs, Tim Wallach may shift role with Dodgers

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach was a finalist for the manager gigs in Detroit and Seattle, but now that he’s been passed over for Brad Ausmus and Lloyd McClendon he may switch roles in Los Angeles. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers are considering shifting Wallach from third base coach to bench…

  3. Braves decline Reed Johnson’s option

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Reed Johnson

    Reed Johnson is a free agent after the Braves declined his $1.6 million option for 2014, paying him a $150,000 buyout instead. Johnson was useful in a part-time role, but then missed most of the second half with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He finished hitting .244 with one homer and a .653 OPS in 136…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. Why would a 25-year-old quit baseball after his MLB debut?

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    adrian cardenas cubs

    Adrian Cardenas was a Phillies first-round pick in 2006 and established himself as a solid second base prospect, getting traded to the A’s for Joe Blanton in mid-2008. He hit .292 at Triple-A and got a cup of coffee with the Cubs last season, appearing in 45 games as a 24-year-old, but decided not to…

  6. Carlos Zambrano is on the comeback trail again

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Carlos Zambrano

    Carlos Zambrano, whose comeback attempt with the Phillies ended when he was released from Triple-A in July, is currently pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League in the hopes of making another run at the big leagues in 2014. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that Zambrano feels healthy now after blaming shoulder problems on…

  7. Orioles hire Dave Wallace as pitching coach

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    dave wallace red sox

    After interviewing a handful of candidates to replace Rick Adair as pitching coach the Orioles have settled on Braves minor-league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace. Wallace previously was pitching coach for the Dodgers, Mets, Red Sox, and Astros although the 66-year-old hasn’t held that title since 2007. Other candidates known to have interviewed with the Orioles…

  8. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

    gold glove

    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  9. Leyland Unplugged (and what makes a “great” manager)

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers' manager Jim Leyland looks on during a practice in preparation for the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington, Texas

    What a fascinating baseball career Jim Leyland has had. He was born and raised in Toledo, less than an hour from Detroit, and he was a no-hit minor-league catcher for the Tigers for seven years. He was one of those ballplayers everyone knew from the start would coach; Leyland was the sort of player who…

  10. Dodgers fire Don Mattingly’s hand-picked bench coach

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    Don Mattingly, Trey Hillman

    Don Mattingly and the Dodgers appear headed for some sort of confrontation with one season remaining on his contract, but in the meantime Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that bench coach Trey Hillman has been fired. Hillman joined Mattingly’s staff in 2011 after being fired as Royals manager following a 152-207 (.423)…

  11. The 32 best calls in sports history (and a Scully vs. Buck debate)

    Oct 16, 2013, 4:17 PM EST

    Kirk Gibson Dodgers home run

    This is about Vin Scully and Jack Buck, but I kind of got lost along the way. Hey, it happens. Three years ago, I posted (with a great deal of help from my editor Larry Burke) the 32 best calls in sports history. In going back to find it, I realized that those 32 calls…

  12. Pedro Martinez is writing a book

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    pedro martinez shaving

    If you’re enjoying Pedro Martinez on TBS’ postseason coverage there’s some more good news: He’s signed a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write an autobiography, with an assist from Boston Herald columnist Michael Silverman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says the book will be called simply “Pedro” and will contain “lively, raw stories” about his soon-to-be…

  13. Why hasn’t there been a unanimous Hall of Famer? (And 20 players who should have been)

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

    hall of fame

    Every time an undeniably great baseball player retires — the latest being Mariano Rivera — there will be a handful of people who will wonder: Is he finally the one? Will he become the first unanimous Hall of Famer? In a way, it’s a bizarre concept. How could there have never been a unanimous Hall…

  14. National League Wild Card Game: Reds-Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Clint Hurdle, Marlon Byrd, Dusty Baker, Mark Carlson, Gerry Davis

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s National League Wild Card Game between the Reds and Pirates, in Pittsburgh: Reds: CF Shin-Soo Choo LF Ryan Ludwick 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce 3B Todd Frazier SS Zack Cozart C Ryan Hanigan SP Johnny Cueto Ryan Ludwick only drew three starts as the No.…

  15. Yankees might use Mariano Rivera as a center fielder

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:04 PM EST

    New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera stretches during the first day of MLB spring training workouts for pitchers and catchers in Tampa, Florida in this file photo

    Oh boy, this might be fun. For tonight it’ll be business as usual because the Yankees are playing the Rays and Tampa Bay is going after a playoff spot, but manager Joe Girardi just told reporters that he’s “absolutely” considering using Mariano Rivera in center field during the final series in Houston. Rivera has always…

  16. Ryne Sandberg wants Ryan Howard to get in better shape

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Howard enjoys a laugh during a workout before a MLB spring training exhibition game with the Dominican Republic national team in Clearwater, Florida.

    Now that the Phillies have officially named Ryne Sandberg their manager for next season and beyond he’s starting to talk about what he has planned and one of those things is getting first baseman Ryan Howard in better shape. Howard has always been huge and his conditioning has declined while struggling through injuries the past…

  17. Mets activate David Wright from the disabled list

    Sep 20, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    David Wright AP

    As expected the Mets have activated David Wright from the disabled list after the All-Star third baseman missed the past six weeks with a hamstring injury. Wright, who last played on August 2, was hitting .309 with 16 homers and a .904 OPS in 105 games before being shut down for his best production since…

  18. Stephen Strasburg scratched from start with forearm tightness

    Sep 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

    strasburg getty

    Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from tonight’s start against the Phillies with what the Nationals are calling forearm tightness. Ross Ohlendorf is starting his his place. Last season Strasburg threw his final pitch on September 7, as the Nationals shut him down for the stretch run and postseason after he logged 159 innings in his…

  19. Would impending free agent Joe Girardi leave the Yankees?

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman

    Joe Girardi is getting a ton of praise for keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture despite an incredible number of injuries wrecking the roster all season, which is interesting timing with the manager’s contract up after the season. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com broaches the topic of whether Girardi would ever leave the Yankees as…

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:23 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox

    Indians 14, White Sox 3: Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI. The Tribe put up a seven spot in the fifth inning in which the first nine batters who came to the plate reached. They keep pace with the Rays, who also won, and remain one and a half games…

  21. Tweet of the Day: Ben Revere is bootylicious

    Sep 5, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    smuckers jelly

    Phillies center fielder Ben Revere, who’s on the disabled list with a broken foot, shares the details of his workout routine: My booty is gonna be huge from doin all these damn squats from all my rehabbing workouts.. — Ben Revere (@BenRevere9) September 5, 2013 I think the world needs a Revere cover version of…

  22. Reed Johnson running out of time to rejoin Braves

    Sep 4, 2013, 3:21 PM EST

    Reed Johnson

    Reed Johnson has been out for more than a month with an Achilles’ tendon injury, but his rehab has stalled and the Braves outfielder may not make it back this season. Johnson told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the setbacks he’s experienced have been “really frustrating” and he’s worried about “watching the…

  23. Mike Matheny is “increasingly and bizarrely petulant”

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    Mike Matheny

    Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is one of the best local sports columnists in the country and also doesn’t engage in the shouting and trolling and overall buffoonery of so many big names in the same industry, so when he criticizes Cardinals manager Mike Matheny like this it made me take notice:…

  24. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  25. Casper Wells’ crazy season: Five teams, .128 batting average, and now vision problems

    Aug 26, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

    Casper Wells

    Casper Wells has played for approximately 100 teams this season, getting passed around on waivers like some sort of outfielder version of an all-time quarterback, and now that he finally had a chance to stick in one place for the Phillies he’s headed to the disabled list. Wells, who went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts at…

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