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  1. Yoenis Cespedes thanks Bartolo Colon, Manny Ramirez for helping him adjust

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Manny Ramirez and Yoenis Cespedes

    Buster Olney is on vacation this week and, in his place, various players have been writing guest columns at the beginning of his daily link post.  Today it’s Yoenis Cespedes.  Mostly it’s about adjusting to life in the United States. It’s pretty interesting. Part of what’s interesting: two of the A’s players he singles out…

  2. And here come the misleading BALCO/Canseco/Bonds connections

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Yesterday I anticipated that, in the interests of narrative over information, some writers would probably try to turn the Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon PED suspensions into some larger story about Bay Area drug corruption with callbacks to the days of BALCO, Canseco and Bonds. And I was not disappointed. John Shea: The steroid cloud…

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

    Aug 23, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 12, Orioles 3: Five years ago last night Texas laid 30 runs on the Orioles. Not so bad last night, but still pretty ugly. Adrian Beltre smacked three dingers and drove in five. Sadly, Tommy Hunter was only allowed to give up a solo homer, two-run homer and a grand slam, falling just short…

  4. And now, tomorrow’s Bartolo Colon commentary today!

    Aug 22, 2012, 3:59 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Bartolo Colon’s drug suspension coming a week after Melky Cabrera‘s is gonna be like manna from hack commentator heaven. The story line — and it will be treated as one, seamless story line — is gonna break down thusly: Angle: Here we go again! The Bay Area is once…

  5. Tweet of the Day: Brandon McCarthy’s wife is the best

    Aug 22, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    Brandon McCarthy‘s rotation-mate Bartolo Colon was just suspended 50 games for testosterone, so McCarthy’s wife is smartly doing her due diligence on Twitter regarding the usage of other substances: Hey @mlb, extenze is offering a two week free trial that I want to get @bmccarthy32… That’s cool with the PED rules, right? — Amanda McCarthy…

  6. Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for testosterone

    Aug 22, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics' Colon returns to dugout during their MLB baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland

    Melky Cabrera has company. MLB just announced that A’s right-hander and former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Last week Cabrera was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for testosterone in the middle of a career-best season in which he hit .346 with a…

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

    Aug 8, 2012, 6:14 AM EST

    Rockford Files

    Tigers 6, Yankees 5: Miguel Cabrera homered for the third straight game. The dude is good. The Tigers have won six straight and, with the White Sox loss, pull to within a half game. Speaking of the Tigers, I found out last night that one of the people I hung out with at Comerica Park…

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

    Jul 18, 2012, 6:12 AM EST

    April

    Angels/Giants 22, Tigers/Braves 0: So, I’m a Braves fan and my girlfriend is a Tigers fans and each of our teams got the crap beat out of them last night. So we agreed that baseball sucks and decided to watch downloaded “Parks and Recreation” episodes instead. Good call, yes? I mean, Mike Trout and Buster…

  9. So who’s available at the trade deadline?

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:18 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The non-waiver trade deadline is coming. July 31, as usual. After a slow beginning to crazy season due to so many teams being in contention or erroneously believing so, the rumblings are getting louder. It’s great fun, yes? Over the next couple of weeks, we will obviously be writing individual posts for each of the…

  10. Mets sign left-hander C.J. Nitkowski

    Jul 13, 2012, 7:29 PM EST

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    Here’s a blast from the past. The Mets announced this afternoon that they have signed left-hander C.J. Nitkowski to a minor league contract, pending a physical. He’s expected to report to Double-A Binghamton. Nitkowski, who had a tryout with the Mets back in March, broke the news via his Twitter account: Nitkowski, now 39, hasn’t…

  11. The Cardinals may consider trading Shelby Miller

    Jul 12, 2012, 10:21 AM EST

    Cardinals logo

    Shelby Miller, the Cards’ ace pitching prospect, has previously been considered off-limits in any trade discussions. That could change soon, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mozeliak must now deal off the top of his minor-league pitching depth to acquire an impact starter. Secondary names such as the San Diego Padres’ Edinson…

  12. Bartolo Colon “pretty certain” to go on DL with sore oblique

    Jun 20, 2012, 10:05 AM EST

    Bartolo Colon, Kurt Suzuki

    Bartolo Colon has shown little improvement since leaving Sunday’s start with a strained oblique muscle, causing manager Bob Melvin to say yesterday that the veteran right-hander is “pretty certain” to be placed on the disabled list. Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Colon was examined by a doctor yesterday and no…

  13. Bartolo Colon leaves start with strained oblique

    Jun 17, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon, Kurt Suzuki

    If you’ve ever wondered whether Bartolo Colon has oblique muscles, well, now we know for sure. Colon injured his in the third inning fielding a sac bunt Sunday against the Padres. He left after a short discussion with the trainer and was replaced by Pedro Figueroa. Coming off back-to-back wins, Colon entered the day 6-6…

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

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:50 AM EST

    Zack Greinke

    Brewers 8, Cubs 0: Zack Greinke mowed ‘em down (7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 12K). That young man is gonna make a lot of money when he hits free agency this fall. Blue Jays 4, White Sox 0: Brandon Morrow tosses a two-hit shutout. Dude has really put it all together this year. Braves…

  15. Bartolo Colon: huge Adele fan

    Jun 1, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Susan Slusser has a column up about Bartolo Colon. About what makes him tick, how he’s still going despite seemingly being done a couple of years ago and … about his personality quirks. Was NOT expecting this one: He can be so surprising, in fact, that teammate Brandon McCarthy is keeping a book of unexpected…

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

    May 21, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    If I missed something important in one of these it’s because I was less plugged-in than usual yesterday. My daughter Mookie had her dance recital. Both ballet and jazz, which required me to sit through two (2)  separate shows. I kid you not: four hours of sitting in an auditorium to watch eight minutes of…

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

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    Yankees 7, Rangers 4: The platonic ideal of a late-dynasty Yankees game: Four hits for Jeter, homer for A-Rod, a CC Sabathia win and a Mariano Rivera save.  In other news, I sorta feel like I wanna be the guy who starts writing the breathless “can Derek Jeter hit .400?” articles. Maybe I’ll do one…

  18. Bartolo Colon threw 38 straight strikes at one point last night

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    We noted in ATH that Bartolo Colon flummoxed the Angels last night.  But it wasn’t with slight of hand and trickery. Nope: he just pounded the strike zone to within an inch of its life. Here, in video form, is Bartolo Colon throwing 38 straight strikes. Overall he threw 108 pitches, 82 of them for…

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

    Apr 19, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    Twins 6, Yankees 5: Justin Morneau hit two homers. That’s four homers in six games, which hopefully means that Morneau is back to his mashing ways. Jason Marquis, who missed most of spring training when his daughter was seriously injured in a bicycle accident, made his first ever start in Yankee Stadium and got the…

  20. Remembering how badly the Expos got boned

    Apr 13, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

    Omar Minaya profile

    Ken Rosenthal has a column up today looking back at the big crazy trade made by Omar Minaya after he took over as Expos GM:  Grady Sizemore, Brandom Phillips and Cliff Lee to the Indians for Bartolo Colon. Underlying that deal, Minaya tells Rosenthal, was the threat of contraction: “The No. 1 priority was not…

  21. Russell Martin and Robert Andino have postgame shouting match over tipping Mariano Rivera’s pitches

    Apr 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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    Moments after Mariano Rivera closed out a 6-2 win over Baltimore last night Yankees catcher Russell Martin was shouting at Orioles second baseman Robert Andino, with both players needing to be held back as their teams left the field. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Martin and the Yankees believed Andino was signaling Rivera’s pitch…

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

    Mar 29, 2012, 7:31 AM EST

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Athletics 4, Mariners 1:  As you would expect, the A’s and M’s were all about the home runs today. All the game’s runs were scored on bombs, in fact, though they gave us their de riguer 0-0 tie through six innings. Three of the four dingers came in the seventh, with Justin Smoak going deep…

  23. Springtime Storylines: Who are the Oakland Athletics?

    Mar 26, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Oakland Athletics

    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 2012 season. Up next: the Somewhere in the Bay Area Probably Oakland A’s. The Big Question: Who are these guys? To say the A’s…

  24. Gambling/poop-related tweet of the day: Brandon McCarthy

    Mar 22, 2012, 3:05 PM EST

    Airplane Toilet

    From the man who brought us the idea of “coffee farts” comes another great tweet about baseball players’ gastrointestinal systems. Take it away Brandon McCarthy: 12 hr flight to Japan and most important question is: which Oakland A will poop on the plane first? — Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) March 22, 2012 Hmm, Manny isn’t on…

  25. Athletics option Jarrod Parker to Triple-A after he walks seven in Monday start

    Mar 19, 2012, 9:43 PM EST

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Jarrod Parker was the centerpiece of the deal which sent Trevor Cahill to the Diamondbacks in December, but he showed this afternoon that he may need a little more seasoning. Parker issued seven walks over just 3 2/3 innings against Arizona, after which he was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 23-year-old right-hander undoubtedly had some…

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