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  1. Ryan Madson sidelined with numbness in his pitching hand

    Jun 25, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

    Michael Stutes pitched a scoreless ninth inning in last night’s 1-0 walkoff win over the Athletics. While it wasn’t a save situation, Ryan Madson was curious in his continued absence. According to Ray Perillo of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel admitted after the game that Madson was unavailable due to numbness in his…

  2. 2012 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 20-1

    Jun 24, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols

    Here are the top 20 members of this winter’s free agent class. Remember, I’m not including either Robinson Cano or Yadier Molina based on the assumption both will have their options picked up. Also, I’m ranking players based more on what kind of contracts I think they’ll receive than how much I personally believe they’re worth.

  3. Projecting the 2011 NL All-Star team

    Jun 15, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    With one month until the game, he’s my first attempt to project the NL All-Star roster.  The team will have 34 players, usually 21 hitters and 13 pitchers.  Remember that all 16 teams need to be represented. Catcher Locks: None Possibilies: Brian McCann, Yadier Molina, Miguel Montero, Chris Iannetta, Ramon Hernandez, Jonathan Lucroy With Buster…

  4. Padres lose setup man Luke Gregerson to strained oblique

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Lost in the hoopla surrounding Anthony Rizzo’s debut is that the Padres placed setup man Luke Gregerson on the disabled list last night with a strained oblique muscle. Gregerson isn’t a household name, but he has a 3.14 ERA and 196 strikeouts in 181 innings since debuting in 2009, including a 2.63 ERA in 30…

  5. No Soriano, Joba means bullpen help a must for Yanks

    Jun 9, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Who will bridge the gap to Mo?

    Now without both Joe Girardi’s designated seventh- and eighth-inning guys, the Yankees are going to be scrambling for setup help over the next two months. The news today that Joba Chamberlain would likely need Tommy John surgery, coming on the heels of Rafael Soriano getting shut down for at least a month, leaves the Yankees…

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

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:28 AM EDT

    Rubby De La Rosa

    Dodgers 6, Phillies 2: It was the first career start for Rubby De La Rosa. I saw him in spring training and man does he have great stuff. His control wasn’t anything to write home about here but he was effective enough over five innings to pick up the win. Also making his first start…

  7. Chris Carpenter, John Danks among winless starters

    May 9, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    11 pitchers had made at least five starts this year and are still looking for their first victories.  Here’s the list: Jeff Francis (Royals) – 0-4, 5.09 ERA in eight starts Tim Stauffer (Padres) – 0-1, 2.61 ERA in seven starts John Danks (White Sox) – 0-5, 3.83 ERA in seven starts Chris Carpenter (Cardinals)…

  8. Springtime Storylines: Is there life after Adrian Gonzalez for the San Diego Padres?

    Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season.  The latest: 2010′s biggest surprise, the San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Is there life after Adrian Gonzalez?: My brother lives in San Diego and,…

  9. Ryan Madson hopes to stay with the Phillies, but wants to be a closer

    Mar 8, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Ryan Madson is in the final season of a three-year, $12 million deal and the setup man told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he “would love the opportunity to stay and finish my career here.” Madson also told Gelb that he’d like the chance to be a closer and with the Phillies likely…

  10. MLB-verified list of nearly 300 players on Twitter

    Feb 9, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    twitter follow me

    Your mileage will vary in terms of how many are actually worth following, but MLB.com has a list of verified Twitter accounts for nearly 300 players. Some of my favorites are C.J. Wilson, John Axford, Heath Bell, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Adam Jones, and Pat Neshek. And of course Ozzie Guillen, although as a manager…

  11. Padres finalize contract with reliever Chad Qualls

    Jan 19, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    It was reported last week that the Padres and right-hander Chad Qualls were close to agreement on a one-year contract.  That deal is now official and Corey Brock of MLB.com has the financial terms. Qualls will make $1.5 million this season and another $1.05 million if his club option for 2012 is not exercised. The…

  12. There will be a ton of arbitration-avoiding deals today

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    Handshake

    Today is the deadline for teams and players to submit their arbitration figures.  This is important because once figures are submitted, negotiating positions tend to harden, what with each side saying exactly what they want. As a result, there will be a lot of deals today involving arbitration-eligible players seeking to avoid submitting figures. We’ll…

  13. Mark Reynolds will not be going to the Padres

    Dec 4, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Mark Reynolds, Chris Iannetta

    How will the Padres fill the void in their lineup left by Adrian Gonzalez? You can scratch Mark Reynolds off the list. Jack McGruder of FOX Sports Arizona writes that the Padres aren’t a fit for Reynolds because the Diamondbacks want two relievers in return. The Padres already traded Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica to…

  14. UPDATE: Marlins trade Cameron Maybin to Padres for two relievers

    Nov 13, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Well, the Marlins may have the bullpen help they were looking for. According to Krasovic, the Marlins will acquire right-handers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica from the Padres in exchange for Maybin. Webb, who turns 25 in February, posted a 2.90 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio over 59 innings with the Padres this past…

  15. Underrated reliever Ryan Madson comes up big for Phillies

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    ryan-madson-phillies-nlcs

    It’s probably time that Ryan Madson got some attention for being one of the best relievers in baseball. He’s appeared in four of five NLCS games, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings, and went 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA, .212 opponents’ batting average, and 64/13 K/BB ratio in 55 innings during the regular season. Since moving to…

  16. Josh Hamilton named player of year by his peers

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:51 AM EDT

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    The players have spoken, and according to them, Josh Hamilton is the best among them. The Texas Rangers center fielder, who has tormented the New York Yankees with four home runs in the ALCS, has been named Sporting News’ player of the year, as selected by a panel of 326 Major League Baseball players. Hamilton…

  17. Joey Votto returns to Reds' starting lineup Saturday

    Sep 25, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Padres, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. Votto has been out of the lineup for each of the last three games due to a sinus infection, though he did strike out in a pinch-hit appearance against Padres’ closer Heath Bell last…

  18. The Coors Field visitor bullpens are awesome

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    There’s a story in the San Diego Union Tribune today about how great the visitor’s bullpen is in Colorado. It’s set among all that landscaping you can see when you look out towards centerfield, and according to the Padres relievers, it’s simply lovely. “They made it look like we’re in the Rockies with the trees.…

  19. Soccer at Petco? Padres far from thrilled

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

    The San Diego Padres are probably the most surprising team in baseball. They’re leading the NL West by six games and have the third best record in baseball, behind only the Yankees and Rays. Yet they aren’t getting a lot of respect for their accomplishments, not even from their own management. The San Diego Union-Tribune…

  20. Firing up the Hot Stove: Relievers

    Aug 17, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    This is the second article in an eight-part series examining this winter’s free agents and looking at potential trade candidates and non-tenders. I’m also predicting contracts and destinations for the major free agents, but given that it’s August, those are to be taken with a grain of salt. Relief Pitchers Mariano Rivera (Yankees) – Even…

  21. And That Happened: Sunday's Scores and Highlights

    Jul 12, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT

    The last set of real games for several days. Savor them, my friends, for it’s nothing but a lot of manufactured baloney between now and Thursday.

  22. Vote early, vote often … MLB's "Final Vote" is now live

    Jul 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    Not satisfied with the All-Star rosters? There’s one last chance to make a difference.

  23. Projecting the 2010 NL All-Star team

    Jun 22, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    With voting close at several positions, there aren’t as many sure bets for the NL All-Star team as the AL squad. That’ll make things a bit more challenging today. Still, I’m going to give projecting the 21 hitters and 13 pitchers a try. Catcher Locks: none Possibilities: Yadier Molina, Brian McCann, Miguel Olivo, Rod Barajas,…

  24. Your Tuesday Morning Power Rankings

    Jun 8, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT

    Last week’s Power Rankings are all curdled and sour and are no longer fit for human consumption. Here are some new rankings, fresh out of the cow.  Or maybe it’s bull. You be the judge. Nevertheless, these rankings reflect data and impressions through play on Sunday night — which was when I came up with…

  25. So who's on the trading block?

    May 28, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman runs down the big ticket trade targets this summer.  Heyman’s candidates: Cliff Lee.  Makes sense to me on some level but I’m a bit skeptical. The Mariners are a disappointment this year, but I don’t think they’re a team that thinks it’s tearing down and rebuilding. If they have a chance to sign…

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