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  1. The Rockies remain interested in Brandon Webb

    Jan 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Brandon Webb won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006. That seems like a gabillion years ago. But he still hasn’t called it quits. We heard recently that he plans to throw for teams this month.  Today Troy Renck reports that the Rockies remain interested in him. It has to be hard to be a…

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

    Oct 4, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 12, Rangers 5: Oakland shocks the world. No one on the planet had them pegged as a playoff team and, as recently as a week ago, no one figured they had a chance in hell at the division crown. Well, that’s what you get for pegging and figuring. As for the Rangers … just,…

  3. Ben Sheets to start Braves’ season finale and then retire

    Oct 2, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Tim Hudson was scheduled to start Atlanta’s season finale, but with the Wild Card spot locked up the Braves will rest him for the playoffs and instead turn to Ben Sheets for Game 162 against the Pirates. Sheets hasn’t pitched since August 24 because of a shoulder injury and told reporters that he’ll retire after…

  4. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  5. Ben Sheets placed on disabled list with right shoulder inflammation

    Aug 25, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

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    In news that unfortunately doesn’t come as a big surprise, the Braves just announced that Ben Sheets was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Sheets was very effective upon joining the Braves last month, allowing one run or less in four out of his first five starts, but he has a 7.71…

  6. Kris Medlen hurls shutout in fourth start for Braves

    Aug 16, 2012, 11:19 PM EDT

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    Kris Medlen was so impressive while filling in for Tommy Hanson that the Braves had already decided to go to a six-man rotation in anticipation of Hanson’s return this week. Tonight he ensured that someone else is going to the pen if they opt to return to five starters next month. Making his fourth start…

  7. Ben Sheets admits he’s a zombie

    Aug 15, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT

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    After a series of injuries and surgeries that made everyone this side of Rich Harden say “damn!” Ben Sheets has been pretty effective since his comeback with the Braves began.  But he did get beat up on Sunday, and it was suggested that perhaps he had dead arm. Dave O’Brien of the AJC reports, however,…

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

    Aug 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays 10, Yankees 7: Holy frijole, did you see Rajai Davis’ catch, robbing Casey McGehee of a home run in the seventh? The guy is like 5”9″ and the wall is like ten feet and he went Spud Webb on that bad boy. Or Spiderman. Or something. Just wow. Otherwise, the Jays beat the tar out…

  9. For Braves fans, a simultaneously encouraging and discouraging fact

    Aug 10, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Buster Olney linked to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about the Braves’ improving financial picture. After doing so, he said this: The bottom line is that the no team has a harder budget than the Braves, who are like cadets at a military school. They are given an allowance and cannot and do not spend beyond…

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

    Aug 7, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Tigers 7, Yankees 2: Justin Verlander was amazing, striking out 14. I’m not sure why Jim Leyland kept him in there for 132 pitches given that the Tigers had a five run lead by the sixth inning, but I guess the fans liked it. And heck, he was still throwing 100 miles per hour, so…

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

    Aug 2, 2012, 6:19 AM EDT

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    Rangers 11, Angels 10: Holy schnikes! The Angels jumped out to a 6-0 lead and the fans were booing Yu Darvish and the local nine. Then the comeback. Make that the comebacks. Four runs in the fifth and then single runs in the eighth and ninth to force extras. Then, down by three in the…

  12. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Ben Sheets continued his surprising resurgence last night against the Phillies, allowing just one run over six innings as part of a 6-1 win. Sheets scattered six hits while striking out four and walking just one. He gave up his first earned run of the season on an RBI double by Shane Victorino in the…

  13. Ben Sheets tosses six scoreless innings in win over Nationals

    Jul 21, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

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    After holding the Mets scoreless last Sunday in his first major league start since July 19, 2010, Ben Sheets kept on trucking this afternoon. Sheets tossed six scoreless innings against the Nationals as part of a 4-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park. The 34-year-old right-hander gave up just five…

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

    Jul 16, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

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    Braves 6, Mets 1: Ben Sheets emerges from the restorative chemical waters of the Lazarus Pits to throw six shutout innings against the Mets. Too bad this series is over. I heard the Braves were going to run Rich Harden out there tonight and maybe Mark Prior on Tuesday to see if the Mets are just as prone…

  15. Ben Sheets goes six scoreless in return to majors

    Jul 15, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

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    The Braves were in a big hurry to bring up Ben Sheets, and now we know why. Making his first major league start in two years, Sheets shut out the Mets for six innings on Sunday. Throwing 89-92 mph with his fastball and demonstrating a surprisingly sharp curve, Sheets allowed just two hits and struck…

  16. Braves to call up Ben Sheets for Sunday’s start

    Jul 10, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Braves will call up Sheets to start Sunday against the Mets, in Atlanta. ========== Ben Sheets made his second Double-A start yesterday, tossing 5.2 innings of three-run ball as the oft-injured former All-Star tries to make it back to the majors with the Braves. Sheets was hurt…

  17. Ben Sheets begins comeback with five innings at Double-A

    Jul 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Three days after signing with the Braves on a minor-league deal Ben Sheets officially began his comeback at Double-A, throwing five innings yesterday in his first game action since 2010. Sheets got off to a rough start, allowing back-to-back triples to open the game, and gave up four runs on five hits overall. On the…

  18. It has come to this: Ben Sheets may be in the Braves rotation within two weeks

    Jul 2, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    We noted yesterday that the Braves have signed Ben Sheets. Hey, he used to have something, let’s see if he still has something again. No harm, no foul. Except now we learn that Sheets will get all of two rehab starts and, assuming his arm doesn’t disintegrate, will join the Braves rotation by mid-July. Atlanta’s starting…

  19. Braves sign Ben Sheets to minor league contract

    Jul 1, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports.com’s Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran right-hander Ben Sheets. Sheets hasn’t appeared in a major league game since July 9, 2010, when he was a member of the A’s. And he underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery a little under two years…

  20. After five years, Johnny Cueto finally has an extra-base hit

    Jun 17, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Reds starter Johnny Cueto delivered a ground rule double in the third inning Sunday, giving him his first extra-base hit in his 217th major league at-bat. Cueto entered the day with a lifetime .088/.124/.088 line and four RBI in 216 at-bats. He was 2-for-24 with 10 strikeouts this season. Apparently, the rare need for him…

  21. Ben Sheets is making a comeback

    Jun 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Arm injuries wrecked Ben Sheets‘ career and the four-time All-Star hasn’t pitched in the majors since July of 2010, but he’s still just 33 years old and is apparently making a comeback. Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that Sheets threw for scouts yesterday in Louisiana and the Yankees, Phillies, Braves, and Angels were…

  22. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

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    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  23. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

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