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  1. Team USA, White Sox play to 4-4 tie in WBC warmup

    Mar 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Team USA rallied late Tuesday to salvage a 4-4 tie in its exhibition game with the White Sox in Arizona. Derek Holland started and allowed one run in three innings for Team USA. The White Sox added one run in the fourth off Luke Gregerson and two in the fifth off Tim Collins before the…

  2. The Marlins are hoping that a new clubhouse culture will change things, yet they still are stuck with Loria

    Feb 1, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Marlins Miami new logo

    They teach you when you’re a young litigator that when you’ve got the law on your side argue the law, when you’ve got the facts on your side argue the facts and when you’ve got neither the law nor the facts on your side, bang your fist on the table. So it is in baseball:…

  3. Old friends in the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 18, 2013, 12:57 AM EDT

    Chris Snelling - Bowman Chrome

    Instead of complaining about the fact that Heath Bell and Willie Bloomquist are on Team USA’s provisional World Baseball Classic roster, I thought it might be more fun to highlight some ex-major leaguers dotting the rosters of other squads: Australia RHP Chris Oxspring (35) – Appeared in five games for Padres in 2005 LHP Ryan…

  4. Team USA’s roster announced for the World Baseball Classic

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    American Flag

    The roster for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic was just announced.  It breaks down like this: Catchers: Joe Mauer, J.P. Arencibia, Jonathan Lucroy 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips SS: Jimmy Rollins 3B: David Wright Utility: Ben Zobrist, Willie Bloomquist Outfielders: Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton, Shane Victorino Lefties: Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Collins, Derek…

  5. Diamondbacks give J.J. Putz one-year, $7 million extension

    Jan 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    J.J. Putz

    In case anyone was thinking Arizona’s plan was to let Heath Bell set up for a year and then turn the closer’s role over to him in 2014, the Diamondbacks made it clear Monday that they intend to keep the status quo; they signed J.J. Putz to a one-year, $7 million extension for 2014, the…

  6. 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…

  7. Diamondbacks-Rockies swap Matt Reynolds, Ryan Wheeler

    Nov 20, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    Matt Reynolds

    A few weeks after acquiring Heath Bell, the Diamondbacks made another addition to their bullpen on Tuesday, picking up lefty Matt Reynolds from the Diamondbacks for infielder Ryan Wheeler. Reynolds, 28, had a nice debut with the Rockies in 2010 but was pretty mediocre since, amassing a 4.09 ERA in 2011 and a 4.40 ERA…

  8. Breaking down the huge Toronto-Miami trade

    Nov 13, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    It’s not official yet, but here are some early thoughts on the trade as it’s currently being presented: Blue Jays acquire SS Jose Reyes, RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, INF-OF Emilio Bonifacio, C John Buck and $4 million from the Marlins for SS Yunel Escobar, RHP Henderson Alvarez, SS Adeiny Hechvarria, LHP Justin Nicolino,…

  9. It’s time for Bud Selig to force Jeffrey Loria out of MLB

    Nov 13, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

    Jeffrey Loria

    Jeffrey Loria has long been on the short list of MLB’s worst owners, but he’s truly outdone himself now by trading Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, just one year after signing them to long-term deals, along with Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Of course, the topper is…

  10. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  11. D’Backs decline options on Matt Lindstrom and Henry Blanco

    Oct 31, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

    diamondbacks logo small

    Arizona is also making moves this evening. According to the club’s official Twitter feed, the Diamondbacks declined a $1.24 million mutual option Wednesday on catcher Henry Blanco and a $4 million club option for reliever Matt Lindstrom. Blanco appeared in only 21 games this season because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left…

  12. Diamondbacks likely to trade Justin Upton next?

    Oct 21, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

    justin upton getty

    The Diamondbacks essentially acquired reliever Heath Bell and infielder Cliff Pennington for outfielder Chris Young on Saturday. And FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal thinks they’re not done dealing: I’ll believe Justin Upton will be a Diamondback in 2013 when I see him in an Arizona uniform on Opening Day. Rosenthal envisions Jason Kubel, Adam Eaton and Gerardo Parra…

  13. Diamondbacks strike first, aim badly

    Oct 20, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

    Cliff Pennington, Jhonny Peralta

    Arizona GM Kevin Towers wanted to upgrade at shortstop and in the bullpen. And apparently he wanted to make sure he did so 5 1/2 months prior to Opening Day. So, he ended up with these two trades: – acquires SS Cliff Pennington and INF Yordy Cabrera from the A’s for OF Chris Young and…

  14. UPDATE: Olbermann’s Yankees-Marlins A-Rod trade report already shot down

    Oct 17, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    UPDATE: That was fast: Yankees GM Brian Cashman says a report of A-Rod discussions with Marlins is “not true.” — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 17, 2012   And let’s not forget that A-Rod has a full no-trade clause. If he was going to allow a trade anywhere it may be Miami because he lives there,…

  15. Josh Johnson will miss his last start

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    If a starter on a non-contender is scratched from his final start, does the pencil on the lineup card still make a sound? Marlins announce : LHP Wade LeBlanc will start tonight for #Marlins against the #Mets. No explanation why it’s not josh Johnson — Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) October 1, 2012   So much talk…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:11 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 4, Marlins 3: The Braves clinch a playoff berth on a Freddie Freeman walkoff jack. It only guarantees them a slot in the one-game gimmicky thing next Friday, but that beats the hell out of last September. The only thing that would have made this better is if Heath Bell, as the the Marlins…

  17. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  18. Jonathan Papelbon’s 30-save streak stands alone

    Aug 30, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Jonathan Papelbon protected a one-run lead Thursday against the Mets to earn his 30th save of the season. It’s the seventh year in a row he’s reached the milestone, a streak that is going to be by far the longest in baseball once the season ends. Besides Papelbon, only Mariano Rivera had saved 30 games…

  19. Jeff Loria is angry

    Aug 7, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

    Jeffrey Loria

    With the Marlins season of high hopes having fizzled, Jeff Loria is angry. And he’s looking for someone to blame: “I think it’s going to be an interesting October, a little different than the October we envisioned,’’ team president David Samson said. “Jeffrey is going to look at everything from me to Larry (Beinfest, baseball…

  20. Really now, what should the Marlins have done?

    Jul 25, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    The Monstrosity

    Look, I’d be just as happy to kick Jeffrey Loria to the curb as the rest of you. I’m not going to slam him for all of the sliminess involving the Marlins ballpark deal because in those maneuverings, he’s basically just doing everything Bud Selig wants his owners to do. But, yeah, as far as MLB…

  21. Juan Carlos Oviedo unlikely to pitch for Marlins this season

    Jul 18, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    oviedo getty

    While pitching in the minors Juan Carlos Oviedo suffered a sprained elbow just before the conclusion of his eight-week suspension and now it sounds like the injury, and not false identity charges, will end his season before it even started. Oviedo was slated to rejoin the Marlins next week and may have even gotten some…

  22. Juan Carlos Oviedo out indefinitely with sprained elbow

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    oviedo getty

    Juan Carlos Oviedo is eligible to return from his eight-week suspension for identity fraud on July 23, but the reliever formerly known as Leo Nunez won’t be ready to rejoin the Marlins’ bullpen by then because he’s been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Oviedo suffered the injury while working…

  23. Marlins going to closer-by-committee again

    Jul 10, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    It never really took the first time, but Heath Bell‘s latest blown save on Sunday has caused the Marlins to again try a closer-by-committee. Bell, who was signed to a three-year, $27 million deal in the offseason, has blown two of his last four save chances and six of 25 for the season. Those totals…

  24. The worst of the worst at the All-Star break

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Because the non-All-Stars deserve recognition too — even when they’d prefer to hide their faces — here’s a look at some midpoint leaderboards in reverse order. OPS 1. Dee Gordon (SS LAD): .562 2. Cliff Pennington (SS Oak): .563 3. Cameron Maybin (CF SD): .596 4. Jamey Carroll (INF Min): .597 5. Justin Smoak (1B…

  25. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 9, 2012, 6:09 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    We have reached the All-Star break. Which means that this is the last And That Happened for a week. Unless there’s a temporal anomaly or something, which has been known to happen … Pirates 13, Giants 2: Andrew McCutchen was added to the Home Run Derby the other day. He got some early practice yesterday, smacking…

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