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  1. The Brewers are one awful baseball team right now

    Apr 7, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    First of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitches, even though Ryan Braun can’t play because of a neck injury. That leaves them with a three-man bench that just doesn’t work in National League games. Second of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitchers. Why on earth is John Axford pitching a second inning in…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:33 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Today was supposed to be the first day that I posted ATH later than I used to. Really: I was going to restore life balance with this one. I watched the Braves game last night but rather than stay up another hour and a half or two hours getting most of the recaps done, I…

  3. Diamondbacks top Cardinals in 16-inning marathon

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:27 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    No one told Josh Collmenter and Mitchell Boggs that it’s too early in the season for games to be lasting past 3 a.m. It took nearly 5 1/2 hours, but the Diamondbacks edged the Cardinals 10-9 in 16 innings Wednesday to claim two out of three in the opening series in Arizona. Cliff Pennington singled…

  4. 2013 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Towers AP

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Will Kevin Towers’ odd offseason pay dividends? After winning 94 games and the National…

  5. 2013 preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins recover from their latest fire sale? A little over a year…

  6. And this is why Team USA won’t ever win a WBC

    Mar 8, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    J.P. Arencibia

    Of the 223 players with at least 350 plate appearances in 2012, J.P. Arencibia ranked 169th in wOBA. Among those players born in the United States, he’s not one of the top 100 hitters. Maybe he’s in the 100-150 range. Yet there was Arencibia getting what may well have been the biggest at-bat for Joe…

  7. 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…

  8. 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:…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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