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  1. Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-91

    Sep 17, 2009, 4:27 PM EDT

    Welcome to a revised and slightly expanded edition of the Top 100 Free Agents. Now it’s 111 free agents-to-be. With four months more to go on, there have been a lot of changes that this article was first published in May. Along with each player’s age, as of April 1, 2010, I’ll be noting where…

  2. Phillies getting Happ back tomorrow, but lose Park for 'a while'

    Sep 17, 2009, 12:38 PM EDT

    J.A. Happ is now slated to rejoin the Phillies’ rotation tomorrow against the Braves after testing his oblique injury with a 20-pitch bullpen session yesterday. Happ, who came out of relative nowhere to go 8-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 19 starts as a 26-year-old rookie, has missed back-to-back turns in the rotation. On the…

  3. Daily Dose: The Dice-Man Cometh (Back)

    Sep 16, 2009, 12:52 AM EDT

    No one seemed to know quite what to expect from Daisuke Matsuzaka’s return to the rotation Tuesday night, but he looked like the effectively wild 2008 version instead of the totally ineffective 2009 version. Starting for the first time since June 19 he took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, struck out six, worked primarily…

  4. Mauer, Sizemore, Fielder and the 20% Club

    Sep 15, 2009, 10:53 AM EDT

    The excellent blog Jorge Says No! has an interesting post up this morning looking at those players who make 20% or more of their team’s total payroll. By JSN’s count, there are only four members of that club: Michael Young, Barry Zito, Brian Giles and Todd Helton.  Giles back-doored into that club via the Padres’ payroll…

  5. The Sox never backed up the truck for Roy Halladay

    Sep 14, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

    A lot of people thought that J.P. Ricciardi — or whoever it was that was calling the shots in Toronto back in July — screwed up royal by not taking the Red Sox’ generous offer for Roy Halladay. As I wrote at the time, however, no one was on record actually confirming that the Sox…

  6. Daily Dose: Pujols helps Wainwright to 18

    Sep 10, 2009, 12:42 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols and Adam Wainwright led the Cardinals to their NL-leading 84th victory Wednesday, with Pujols smacking a pair of homers and Wainwright shutting out the Brewers for seven innings. St. Louis is now 7-2 this month, 27-8 since August 1, and 34-15 since the All-Star break, and suddenly looks like the clear team to…

  7. What went wrong: Cleveland Indians

    Sep 6, 2009, 12:25 PM EDT

    The following is the first in a series profiling of some of 2009’s biggest disappointments. Cleveland Indians Record: 59-76 (4th in AL Central) How It Happened: With the one of the top all-around talents in the game in Grady Sizemore, the defending American League Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee, a fully-healthy Victor Martinez, and…

  8. Restoring the rosters: No. 4 – Philadelphia

    Sep 5, 2009, 3:15 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…

  9. Stat of the day: Pitches thrown leaders

    Sep 5, 2009, 10:28 AM EDT

    Taken from ESPN.com Justin Verlander – 3,212 Adam Wainwright – 3,088 C.C. Sabathia – 3,077 Cliff Lee – 3,068 Ubaldo Jimenez – 3,041 Tim Lincecum – 3,035 Felix Hernandez – 2,966 Dan Haren – 2,921 Jon Lester – 2,909 Yovani Gallardo – 2,906 Verlander threw 125 pitches in his eight-inning effort against the Rays on…

  10. Restoring the rosters: No. 6 – Montreal/Washington

    Sep 3, 2009, 5:43 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…

  11. Daily Dose: Hamels, Phillies keep rolling

    Sep 2, 2009, 12:39 AM EDT

    Last week I wrote about why Cole Hamels’ disappointing win-loss record and bloated ERA misleadingly showed a big decline compared to last season when in reality he’s been nearly as good with just a lot less luck. Hamels was nice enough to make me look smart Tuesday night, hurling a complete-game, two-hit shutout for a…

  12. And That Happened: Monday's scores and highlights

    Sep 1, 2009, 5:46 AM EDT

    Reds 4, Pirates 3; Reds 6, Pirates 3: Darnell McDonald scored on a wild pitch by Jesse Chavez with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to win the first game of the doubleheader. There was no one there. Like, 2000 people. Which is a crime considering how nice a day it was in…

  13. Restoring the rosters: No. 13 – Cleveland

    Aug 27, 2009, 4:57 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. And That Happened: Monday's scores and highlights

    Aug 25, 2009, 5:47 AM EDT

    Rockies 6, Giants 4: Walkoff grand slam in the 14th for Ryan Spilborghs after the Rockies started their half of the inning down 4-1. Colorado is starting to smell like a team of destiny. At any rate, they’ve won seven of eight and are now four games ahead of the Giants for the NL wild…

  15. Daily Dose: Sore elbow shuts down Santana

    Aug 25, 2009, 12:31 AM EDT

    Johan Santana has been scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start with soreness in his left elbow. For now at least the Mets have indicated that they hope the injury is a short-term problem, but several teammates suggested Monday night that Santana may be headed for surgery. He’ll be examined further by doctors Tuesday, at which…

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 20, 2009, 5:53 AM EDT

    Braves 15, Mets 2: Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the second inning after five runs had already scored. And guess what: THE BRAVES DIDN’T SCORE ANOTHER RUN IN THAT INNING AFTER THE HOMER. They’re rally-killers, dude. Avoid the home run at all costs. Bright side for Mets fans: Bobby Parnell didn’t get near…

  17. Daily Dose: Smoltz hooks on with Cardinals

    Aug 20, 2009, 12:09 AM EDT

    John Smoltz landed on his feet Wednesday, signing with the Cardinals immediately after he cleared waivers. That he had multiple suitors isn’t a big shock, as apparently a handful of teams agreed with me that he can still get major-league hitters out, but finding a contender willing to hand him a rotation spot is surprising.…

  18. What we're watching: Wainwright vs. Kershaw

    Aug 19, 2009, 5:28 PM EDT

    - Roy Halladay will face a patient Boston lineup having pitched 50 innings over his past six starts. Included in that run is a complete-game victory over the Red Sox in which he gave up just one run. Halladay is just 13-12 with a 4.33 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox, but he has handled…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 14, 2009, 5:31 AM EDT

    Reds 7, Nationals 0: Johnny Gomes (Johnny Gomes?) hits three homers and Bronson “Flintstones kids, ten million strong and growing“ Arroyo throws a two-hit shutout. Obviously his best game of the season, so maybe he decided to use his one DUI last night. Hey man, he earned it. Tigers 2, Red Sox 0: Justin Verlander…

  20. Daily Dose: Cup check!

    Aug 14, 2009, 2:03 AM EDT

    This is no laughing matter, despite the jokes that will inevitably fly after news of this breaks. It turns out that Mariners third baseman Adrian Beltre injured his testicle last night after a ground ball took a bad hop and hit him in the groin area. No, he does not wear a protective cup. –…

  21. Stat of the day: NL East over last 20 games

    Aug 9, 2009, 12:15 PM EDT

    Taken from Baseball Reference. The Phillies haven’t exactly been running away and hiding in the National League East, going 3-7 since acquiring Cliff Lee, including consecutive losses to the Marlins this weekend. Here’s a look at the division over the past 20 games: Nationals: 13-7Braves: 12-9Marlins: 11-9Phillies: 11-9Mets: 8-12 This winning thing is fun and…

  22. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 7, 2009, 5:44 AM EDT

    Yankees 13, Red Sox 6: Lord, deliver us from Red Sox-Yankees baseball, because this game was positively interminable. Bob has the details here. And while we’re petitioning the Lord here, let us ask Him to prevail upon one John Smoltz (3.1 IP, 9 H, 8 ER) to hang up his spikes, because this is just…

  23. Daily Dose: Oblique strain sidelines Upton

    Aug 7, 2009, 3:17 AM EDT

    Justin Upton was putting together one of the greatest seasons in baseball history for a 21-year-old, batting .301/.374/.541 with 20 homers, 48 total extra-base hits, 66 RBIs, 68 runs, 16 steals, and 45 walks through 103 games before suffering a strained oblique Wednesday. He was placed on the disabled list Thursday and a similar injury…

  24. Happ to stay in Phillies' rotation, but will Moyer?

    Aug 6, 2009, 12:59 PM EDT

    After watching J.A. Happ’s brilliant 10-strikeout, complete-game shutout of the Rockies last night, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it very clear this morning that the 26-year-old rookie will remain in the Phillies’ rotation despite Pedro Martinez’s impending arrival. “Happ’s not going anywhere,” Amaro said. “He’s not going out of the rotation. He deserves to…

  25. Daily Dose: Pedro Who?

    Aug 6, 2009, 12:26 AM EDT

    With the Phillies facing a decision on who to bump from their rotation once Pedro Martinez is deemed ready, J.A. Happ submitted his case for remaining a starter with the best performance of his career Wednesday. He tossed a complete-game shutout against the Rockies, striking out a career-high 10 while allowing just four hits and…

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