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  1. Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Rangers, and Astros interested in Phillies’ Cole Hamels

    Dec 14, 2014, 1:12 PM EST

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    Via’s Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notebook in the Boston Globe …

  2. The 2014 Winter Meetings in Review

    Dec 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    The past view days were . . . intense. But here is a quick and handy guide to everything that went down.

  3. Pirates acquire lefty Antonio Bastardo from Phillies

    Dec 10, 2014, 5:51 PM EST

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    First Rollins, now Bastardo. It must be moving day in Philly.

  4. The Red Sox and Phillies are talking about Antonio Bastardo

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Antonio Bastardo Getty

    Boston would send Sean Coyle to Philly in return.

  5. Antonio Bastardo wants the Phillies to trade him: “I should be somewhere else”

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    “I think for my career–for my career–I should be somewhere else.”

  6. Oh joy, we get to revel in PED names being named again

    Aug 6, 2014, 2:56 PM EST

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    One would think that name-naming is the entire purpose of Major League Baseball’s PED enforcement.

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

    Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.

  8. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EST

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  9. Phillies drawing lots of interest in Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    While we wait to see if the Phillies will end up trading aces Cole Hamels and/or Cliff Lee, it sounds likely that reliever Antonio Bastardo will be moved before July 31.

  10. Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 20, 2014, 2:05 PM EST

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    Cincinnati is going to be without second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) and first baseman Joey Votto (quad) for another month at least, so to stay in contention in a crowded National League Central race upgrades will probably have to be made at the July 31 deadline. And the hunt has already begun.

  11. “Papelbon, of course, is Ric Flair”

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:10 PM EST

    Ric Flair

    What, you thought Jeff Manship would be the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun?

  12. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  13. Phillies, Antonio Bastardo avoid arbitration

    Jan 21, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have avoided arbitration with reliever Antonio Bastardo by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract. Bastardo requested $2.5 million and the Phillies countered at $1.675 million, so they’re settling slightly below the midpoint. Bastardo’s season ended in early August when he received a 50-game suspension for Biogenesis…

  14. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  15. Report: Phillies GM Ruben Amaro willing to give three years for a new set-up man

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweeted last night that the Phillies are “strongly pursuing” set-up men to pitch the eighth inning behind closer Jonathan Papelbon, namely Edward Mujica. Passan says the Phillies are believed to be willing to go up to three years for such a bullpen piece. Though it doesn’t make sense from a…

  16. Several Biogenesis players are stunningly equally ashamed of themselves

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:06 PM EST

    Jordany Valdespin

    Here are the official press releases from seven of today’s 13 suspended Biogenesis players. These are words coming straight from the heart, let me tell you. Antonio Bastardo: Today, I was notified by Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. I have decided to…

  17. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

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    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  18. Source: ACES agency was unaware of players Biogenesis activities

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:04 PM EST

    Sam Seth Levinson

    One thing many of the Biogenesis players have in common is their representation: Nelson Cruz, Jordany Valdespin, Antonio Bastardo, Sergio Escalona and Melky Cabrera, are all represented by ACES, the agency headed by Seth and Sam Levinson. You probably first heard of ACES’ connection to PEDs last year when it was named in stories arising out of Cabrera’s…

  19. Jesus Montero’s future in doubt with 50-game ban

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Jesus Montero

    Two years ago, one could have looked at the group of the 14 suspensed Biogenesis players — Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Jesus Montero, Francisco Cervelli, Antonio Bastardo, Jordany Valdespin, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Martinez, Cesar Puello, Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto —  and concluded that, besides Braun, Montero…

  20. Ex-Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer is not at all happy with Antonio Bastardo’s drug use

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    Dan Meyer used to be a major league reliever. He was signed by the Phillies in the winter before the 2011 season. That spring he and Antonio Bastardo competed for a job in the Phillies’ pen. Bastardo won and Meyer has been out of the bigs ever since he was released. Meyer offered his opinion…

  21. Three previously unknown Biogenesis players named, Gio Gonzalez cleared, 12 total accepting discpline

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Jordany Valdespin

    Lots of Biogenesis news has come out in the past few minutes. We have news of three new names in the Biogenesis scandal, a couple being cleared as well as more news of players agreeing not to appeal and to serve their suspensions. The new names: The Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo and the…

  22. Nelson Cruz likely to accept suspension, leaves Biogenesis-tainted agents

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    The word Wednesday was that Nelson Cruz might appeal the anticipated 50-game ban handed coming down in the Biogenesis scandal, but Jon Heyman reports that Cruz has decided to serve his time now in anticipation of becoming a free agent this winter. It was also disclosed that Cruz is leaving the ACES agency, which represented…

  23. Keeping Cliff Lee is the wrong choice for Phillies

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:56 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Trends don’t get much more clear than this: 2008: Won World Series 2009: Lost World Series 2010: Lost NLCS 2011: Lost NLDS 2012: Missed playoffs Now, that’s not entirely fair: the Phillies had their best records in that span in 2011 and 2010. But Charlie Manuel’s team has dropped off severely since then. In 2012,…

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