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  1. Who do you root for when your team is eliminated?

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

    Dodgers Fans

    I’m going to root for my Barves as long as they’re still playing. Nothing will stop that. Not silly unwritten rules enforcement, not dumb “choptober” hashtags on Twitter, nothing. They’re my team and you root for your team until they’re eliminated. That’s how sports works. Even when they annoy you, they’re your guys. But that…

  2. Great Moments in talk radio: talking team chemistry with some Boston yakkers

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:32 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes

    I wrote that thing yesterday about how maybe, just maybe there is more going on to make Boston awesome this year than Jonny Gomes‘ beard. The radio folks in Boston didn’t like that very much. I was taken to task on some show last night and then, this morning, Dennis and Callahan of WEEI asked…

  3. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  4. The Red Sox beards are magical or something

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes, Jackie Bradley Jr., Shane Victorino

    I’ve noticed the Red Sox’ beards for a while now. Haven’t said much about them because I was waiting to see if there was some higher purpose to them beyond team bonding and image-crafting. Maybe some charitable thing? Maybe solidarity with a friend or fan suffering from some illness? I don’t know. Stuff happens and…

  5. Hunter Pence homers in fourth consecutive game to lead Giants to victory over Dodgers

    Sep 15, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Hunter Pence Getty

    At the same time the Giants have expressed interest in extending him, outfielder Hunter Pence has caught on fire at the plate. He entered this afternoon with homers in three consecutive games, and in four out of his last five. He drove in seven runs last night against the Dodgers and drove in six on…

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

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:23 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox

    Indians 14, White Sox 3: Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI. The Tribe put up a seven spot in the fifth inning in which the first nine batters who came to the plate reached. They keep pace with the Rays, who also won, and remain one and a half games…

  7. Yasiel Puig exits game with mild right knee strain

    Sep 2, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig AP

    UPDATE: Gurnick reports that Puig left the game with a mild right knee strain. 7:00 p.m. ET: According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had to exit today’s game against the Rockies in the sixth inning with an apparent injury. The early speculation is that Puig might have hurt his right knee…

  8. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  9. Padres call up prospect outfielder Reymond Fuentes

    Aug 26, 2013, 7:46 PM EST

    Reymond Fuentes Getty

    The Padres have rewarded prospect outfielder Reymond Fuentes with his first call up to the majors. He’s making the start in center field tonight against the Diamondbacks. Fuentes, the cousin of Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, was a first-round pick of the Red Sox back in 2009 and eventually found himself shipped to the Padres in…

  10. Dodgers hope to discuss extension with Hanley Ramirez this offseason

    Aug 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    While Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers’ pitching staff deserve a lot of credit for the team’s incredible turnaround, Hanley Ramirez has been the team’s best hitter when healthy this season, batting .348 with 13 home runs and a 1.025 OPS through 63 games. And the Dodgers are prepared to reward him. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  11. Must-click link: the All-Homegrown MLB

    Aug 12, 2013, 3:01 PM EST

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    What if teams could not trade players or sign free agents? What if their roster was limited, for all time, to players they drafted and signed as amateurs and developed through the minors? What would that league look like? Domenic Lanza of It’s About the Money tries to figure that out, setting forth all home-grown…

  12. Adrian Gonzalez leaves game with dizziness

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adrian Gonzalez left last night’s Rays-Dodgers game with dizziness, but he seems to be OK. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com: First baseman Adrian Gonzalez felt dizzy during the top of the eighth inning on Sunday night and was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the frame. “It was a good situation to not try to…

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

    Jul 24, 2013, 7:07 AM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Seattle Mariners

    Mariners 4, Indians 3: The M’s just keep on winning. That’s eight in a row, with this one ending interestingly. The Indians had runners on the corners with no one out in the ninth. Then Drew Stubbs got caught in a rundown he probably shouldn’t have gotten caught in between third and home, ending the…

  14. Locking up Dustin Pedroia is more about sentiment than sense

    Jul 20, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

    Dustin Pedroia

    There’s something to be said for rewarding a star player who has been underpaid most of his career. Dustin Pedroia is one of the two faces of the Red Sox, he’s a legitimate All-Star candidate every year and it’s possible he’ll go into the Hall of Fame someday. If he were a free agent this…

  15. Freddie Freeman Mania! He leads Puig in All-Star final vote

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    I have this funny feeling that the MLB All-Star “Final Vote” thing — in which fans pick the last member of the All-Star roster — is ultimately gonna have Yasiel Puig join the NL squad. It’s what the league wants, what fans, on the whole, probably want and it’s what will prove to be more…

  16. Adrian Gonzalez supports teammate Yasiel Puig for NL All-Star Final Vote

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one of five finalists for the National League All-Star final vote. So, too, is teammate and outfielder Yasiel Puig. Despite logging more than 200 fewer at-bats, Puig leads Gonzalez in Wins Above Replacement, 2.4 to 1.9, according to Baseball Reference. FanGraphs has Puig leading Gonzalez 1.9 to 1.5. For…

  17. Josh Beckett will undergo surgery, miss rest of 2013 season

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dodgers starter Josh Beckett, sidelined since mid-May with a nerve issue in his right arm, felt tingling during a light throwing session yesterday, reports Bill Plunkett. Manager Don Mattingly called it “a little bit of a setback” for the 33-year-old. Dylan Hernandez later tweeted that Beckett will undergo season-ending surgery. More from Hernandez: Beckett is…

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

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  19. Clayton Richard exits start after throwing only two pitches

    Jun 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Clayton Richard

    Padres starter Clayton Richard left tonight’s start against the Dodgers after throwing only two pitches to lead-off hitter Yasiel Puig. The team will release details once they are known. MLB.com’s Padres beat writer Corey Brock suggests “something really wrong”. Richard was replaced by Tim Stauffer, who was promptly hit in the leg with a ball…

  20. Dodgers making progress on extension with Clayton Kershaw

    Jun 15, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are making progress with starter Clayton Kershaw on a seven-year contract extension worth in excess of $180 million. The 25-year-old left-hander enters his third and final year of arbitration going into 2014 after which he would be eligible for free agency. That the Dodgers would eventually sign Kershaw to…

  21. Yasiel Puig named NL Player of the Week, then moved into cleanup spot

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:06 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig was much more of a cleanup hitter than a leadoff man in his first week of the majors, and now he’s one officially, as the Dodgers have inserted him behind Adrian Gonzalez in Monday’s lineup. The lineup was announced not long after Puig was named NL Player of the Week for smashing four…

  22. Brewers’ Jean Segura is first in four years to collect six hits

    May 29, 2013, 1:07 AM EST

    Jean Segura

    Jean Segura tied a Brewers record Tuesday by going 6-for-7 in a 14-inning loss to the Twins.  All of Segura’s hits were singles. The last was a liner to right that would have been caught by a better defender than Ryan Doumit, but it was still hit pretty sharply. It made him the first player…

  23. Most of the guys the Dodgers got from the Red Sox last year are doing great

    May 28, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    The Dodgers have stumbled along lately, but their first baseman is finding his groove. Adrian Gonzalez went 4 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI in the Dodgers win over the Angels last night. Over his last three games, he’s gone 9 for 11 with three walks, two homers, three doubles, seven RBI and six runs…

  24. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  25. Cubs sign Anthony Rizzo to seven-year extension

    May 12, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Miami Marlins

    The Cubs have agreed to a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The deal runs from 2013-19, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rizzo, 23 years old, has been his club’s most reliable hitter, entering this afternoon’s game against the Nationals with a .288/.361/.554 line, including nine home runs. Rizzo was…

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