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  1. And That Happened: Sunday's scores and recaps

    Jun 15, 2009, 5:22 AM EDT

    Pirates 6, Tigers 3: The Pirates ain’t the walkingest team you’re ever going to see — in fact they’re one of the worst — so it’s not like Dontrelle Willis was simply outworked by the opposition in giving up eight walks in three and two-thirds. Pittsburgh Penguin forward Bill Guerin threw out the first pitch…

  2. Daily Dose: Peavy out for up to three months

    Jun 14, 2009, 11:47 PM EDT

    So much for all the trade talk. Jake Peavy will be sidelined for at least one month and as long as three months after an MRI exam revealed a slightly torn tendon in his ankle. He suffered the injury while running the bases on May 22 and had one good start, one decent start, and…

  3. Previewing Sunday Night Baseball: Cardinals at Indians

    Jun 14, 2009, 7:04 PM EDT

    With the Cardinals and Indians less than an hour from first pitch, here’s a few things to consider: A pair of aces: – Chris Carpenter (4-0, 1.23) toes the rubber for the Cardinals. He’s coming off his worst start of the season against the Marlins, which is saying a lot, considering that he allowed three…

  4. Daily Dose: Phillies turn to Madson as closer

    Jun 10, 2009, 2:08 AM EDT

    Brad Lidge was flawless last year, converting 41-of-41 save chances with a 1.95 ERA, but blew six saves in 19 tries this season while posting a 7.27 ERA and the Phillies placed him on the disabled list Tuesday. Shutting Lidge down for a while may be the only way to stop manager Charlie Manuel from…

  5. Mark Shapiro likes the Nate McLouth trade

    Jun 9, 2009, 9:34 AM EDT

    The GM of team with 25 wins and which sits seven games out of first place praises the GM of team with 26 wins that sits six and a half games out of first place: [Indians' GM Mark Shapiro] had read and heard of the public backlash in Pittsburgh regarding the trading of All-Star outfielder…

  6. First-third awards – AL Cy Young

    Jun 5, 2009, 5:40 PM EDT

    Yeah, it’s a no-brainer, but let’s look at a few lists anyway. Top 10 in ERA 1. Zack Greinke – 1.10 in 82 IP2. Jered Weaver – 2.26 in 75 2/3 IP3. Edwin Jackson – 2.30 in 74 1/3 IP4. Erik Bedard – 2.37 in 60 2/3 IP5. Roy Halladay – 2.77 in 91 IP6.…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday's scores and recaps

    Jun 4, 2009, 5:40 AM EDT

    Cubs 3, Braves 2: It’s understandable that the Braves lost given all of yesterday’s activity. Half the team was probably pissed that Glavine was released and the other half was wondering if they were going to be traded. As it was, Jeff Francouer struck out with the bases loaded in the sixth, killing the Braves’…

  8. Daily Dose: Busy day in Atlanta

    Jun 4, 2009, 2:40 AM EDT

    Wednesday was a busy day for Atlanta, as the Braves released a Hall of Famer, pulled off a big trade, and announced plans to call up their top prospect over the weekend. Tom Glavine tossed six shutout innings in a rehab start Tuesday and said afterward that he was ready to rejoin the rotation, but…

  9. 50 pitchers for five years

    May 29, 2009, 5:41 PM EDT

    Before moving on to the top 50 pitchers for 2010-14, here’s a look at the pitchers who missed the cut: The prospects: Trevor Cahill, Neftali Feliz, Brett Anderson, Chris Tillman, Jarrod Parker, Brett Cecil Cahill was the very last cut from the list. That he’s fanned just 19 in 48 2/3 innings as a major…

  10. What we're watching – May 29

    May 29, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT

    - After nine straight losses on the road, the Blue Jays finally return home tonight. Unfortunately, they’ll be facing the Red Sox, who started off Toronto’s losing streak with a three-game sweep at Fenway last week. The winning pitcher in the first game of that series, Tim Wakefield, will be back on the mound for…

  11. Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock proposed to his girlfriend in Australia

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks

    Sure, the Diamondbacks lost both games to the Dodgers during the season-opening series in Australia, but Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock still had a productive time in Sydney. Steve Gilbert of writes that Pollock proposed to his girlfriend, who’s from Australia, “while at the Bondi Beach cliff walk.” Gilbert notes that they met back…

  12. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  13. Red Sox, Tigers, and Cardinals interested in Jonathan Papelbon?

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Just a few days ago general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. insisted that the Phillies have no plans to trade any significant pieces, including closer Jonathan Papelbon. And yet today Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that “the Phillies believe there are at least three teams–Red Sox, Tigers, and Cardinals–that may have some interest in…

  14. Grady Sizemore resumes baseball activities

    Jun 2, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    Grady Sizemore has not played since 2011 and he has not had a full healthy season since George W. Bush was president. But he keeps trying. Nick Cafardo of the Globe reports that this year’s attempt to resume a derailed career has begun, with Sizemore resuming baseball activities. Cafardo wonders if teams like the Mets…

  15. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    I don’t have a Hall of Fame vote, obviously, but I’ve written enough about it and criticized enough people who do have a vote that I may as well say what I’d do if I had the franchise. Here’s my whole ballot. I include everyone on it because, unlike so many of the voters, I…

  16. Leitch on the Hall of Fame arguments: “it’s like watching politicians”

    Dec 31, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT


    Will Leitch of Sports On Earth loves the Hall of Fame, but fears that the nature of the Hall of Fame debate — which, given how intractable everyone is being is less of a debate than a shout-fest — has ruined the whole thing: This is the Hall of Fame. This is the ultimate sports debate. This…

  17. How the Diamondbacks went from Trevor Bauer to Didi Gregorius

    Dec 11, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    The Diamondbacks and GM Kevin Towers knew all about Trevor Bauer‘s odd delivery and unusual throwing program when they made him the third overall pick in the 2011 draft. If they had questions about him then, they overlooked them in order to get one of the top talents on the board. Now, a year and…

  18. Angel Pagan almost misses an at bat while on the john

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:32 AM EDT


    Gentlemen: start your references to this being a microcosm for the Mets’ season … now! Angel Pagan was due up in the fifth inning of last night’s Mets-Phillies game and … was nowhere to be found.  Seems that nature called. I like the way Andy Martino put it in the Daily News: “Turns out, the center…

  19. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Aug 4, 2011, 12:36 PM EDT

    The Question

    I asked questions last night, you answered them. Let’s go: Q: Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? Great. One of my kids has a Twitter account now.  Really, when you’re six, that joke never, ever, ever gets old. Q: Why does Tony LaRussa not age? His home is built over a Lazarus Pit.  True story.…

  20. The 2011 un-All-Star team

    Jul 3, 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    MLB sent 66 players to Phoenix today. Here’s 58 who can head to Siberia instead. Presenting your un-All-Stars. (I won’t be taking salaries or expectations into account. Playing time, however, will be a big factor. Basically, I’m looking for the guys who have done the most harm this year.) Catcher AL: Jeff Mathis, John Jaso…

  21. Jair Jurrjens leaves game early with discomfort in his side

    Mar 24, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT


    You know what I can’t wait for? I can’t wait for teams that ridiculously put promising young starting pitchers in the bullpen to start complaining about how they don’t have enough starting pitching.  That’s what I can’t wait for. In the meantime, the non-deluded teams out there realize that there isn’t anything as valuable as…

  22. Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven elected to the Hall of Fame

    Jan 5, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT


    The votes are in, and two have been chosen for immortality: Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are Hall of Famers. Alomar received an even 90%.  Blyleven got 79.7%. Just short: Barry Larkin with 62.1% and Jack Morris with 53.5%. Other notables include Lee Smith (45.3%); Jeff Bagwell (41.7%); Tim Raines (37.5%) Edgar Martinez (32.9%), Mark…

  23. CC Sabathia says Yankees, not Red Sox, are the team to beat

    Dec 10, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT


    Asked yesterday what the Red Sox adding Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford to their lineup does to the AL East picture, CC Sabathia predictably responded that the Yankees remain the team to beat in 2011. You want me to say the Red Sox are the favorites? I mean … I think the Yankees. If you…

  24. Comment of the Day: Pat Burrell breathes a sigh of relief

    Nov 2, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 5

    Levi Stahl and I had the exact same thought following Edgar Rentaria’s dinger: I don’t know if I’ve ever seen any player more clearly relieved to have been taken off the hook than Pat Burrell after that home run. He just looked flat-out overjoyed and grateful–it was like Renteria had won the game just for…

  25. ALCS Game 3: Rangers’ lineup versus Andy Pettitte

    Oct 18, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT


    Here’s the Rangers’ lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS tonight against Andy Pettitte: 1. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Michael Young, 3B 3. Josh Hamilton, CF 4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH 5. Nelson Cruz, LF 6. Ian Kinsler, 2B 7. Jeff Francoeur, RF 8. Bengie Molina, C 9. Mitch Moreland, 1B While the Yankees have gone…

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