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  1. The Diamondbacks fire Kevin Towers

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    It was only a matter of time. And that time has come.

  2. The Yankees intend to offer Brian Cashman a new contract

    Sep 4, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    The Yankees long-time GM is about to become its longer-time GM.

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

    Aug 22, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

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    Another Washington walkoff. Another dominant Clayton Kershaw start. And some unusual stuff happened too.

  4. Brandon McCarthy tosses a four-hit shutout as the Yankees top the Astros

    Aug 21, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Work fast. Throw strikes. If anyone has come up with a better way to win games, I haven’t heard of it yet.

  5. A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks.

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

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    It feels like baseball is interested in continuing its bad habit of solving minor problems in the most disruptive and gimmicky way possible.

  6. Brandon McCarthy has turned his season around with the Yankees

    Aug 5, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks: 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts.
    Brandon McCarthy for the Yankees: 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts.

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

    Aug 5, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

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    Don’t look now, but the Angels are only a game back of the A’s in the AL West. And, thus, a game away from having the best record in baseball.

  8. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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

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

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

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.

  10. Yankees acquire left-hander Chris Capuano from the Rockies

    Jul 24, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Yankees general manager Brian Cashman continues to stay busy.

  11. Pitchers who leave the Diamondbacks get better. Pitchers they acquire get worse.

    Jul 23, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has some enlightening numbers about what’s gone wrong with the Diamondbacks.

  12. Kirk Gibson gives a jerky kind of “no-comment” on the Brandon McCarthy cutter controversy

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

    Kirk Gibson

    Apparently, one does not ask Kirk Gibson about the decisions he and his coaching staff make about on-the-field decisions.

  13. So far, so good for Brandon McCarthy and the Yankees

    Jul 19, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brandon McCarthy

    The Yankees have allowed Brandon McCarthy to use his cutter again, a pitch the Diamondbacks discouraged. The right-hander has been solid in two starts in pinstripes thus far.

  14. Yankees GM Brian Cashman will prioritize pitching leading up to the trade deadline

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.

  15. Carlos Beltran scratched from Yankees lineup after fouling a ball off his eye in batting practice

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran has been scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Indians after a ball he hit during batting practice bounced up and struck him near the eye.

  16. Wanna buy Brandon McCarthy’s house?

    Jul 7, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

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    Brandon McCarthy was traded from Arizona to New York over the weekend, but the Yankees’ new right-hander is now selling a house in Texas.

  17. Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks

    Jul 6, 2014, 11:29 AM EDT

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    As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says pitcher Vidal Nuno is headed to Arizona in return.

  18. Brandon McCarthy says “it certainly seems likely” he’ll be traded

    Jun 28, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Brandon McCarthy understands the business side of the game, telling the media after Friday’s start against the Padres that “it certainly seems likely” he’ll be traded.

  19. Last-place Diamondbacks are preparing for a fire sale

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Aaron Hill AP

    Do the Diamondbacks have any players other teams will want at the trade deadline?

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

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  21. Ripping the unwritten rules a new one

    Jun 3, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    At their heart, the unwritten rules are exactly what rules cannot be and be taken seriously: irrational.

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

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  24. What, exactly, are we supposed to do to prevent Aroldis Chapman-style injuries?

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    The scene from Arizona in which Aroldis Chapman was smacked in the face by that Sal Perez comebacker is simply awful. He had literally no time to react and, while the latest reports from the hospital are encouraging, it may be a while before Chapman is pitching again. And there is no guarantee that the…

  25. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Towers Gibson AP

    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 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

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