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  1. Wanna buy Brandon Webb’s house?

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Brandon Webb House

    This one is sad because it reminds us that Brandon Webb was great and then he hurt his shoulder and then he disappeared and that’s a total bummer.  But at least he pitched well enough and long enough to afford a pretty sweet house (if you’re into the Scottsdale-style architecture anyway): Webb’s property is your…

  2. The Long Sad History of Injured Pitchers

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    There seems to be an impression out there that pitchers get hurt today more than they ever did before. It seems that every time a high profile pitcher gets hurt — the latest of these being Mets phenom Matt Harvey — that we get a rash of stories like this one from my friend Terry…

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

    May 6, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals 10, Brewers 1: The four-game sweep of the Brewers. Four RBI for Allen Craig. That’s six straight wins for the Cards, who are in their customary first place position in rather quiet fashion. The six first place teams right now: Boston, Detroit, Texas, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco. Not many surprises there. I guess…

  4. Lance Lynn opens 5-0 for second straight season

    May 1, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn

    Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn beat the Reds on Wednesday to become the NL’s first five-game winner this year. In so doing, he started a second straight season 5-0. The 25-year-old Lynn is the fifth pitcher in 2000 to start back-to-back seasons 5-0. Pedro Martinez actually did it three straight years: Martinez: 5-0 in 2000, 6-0…

  5. Bill James thinks Sabermetrics has overrated ground ball pitchers

    Mar 22, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derek Lowe

    Rob Neyer expounded on a Bill James piece (here, behind a paywall) at SB Nation in which James says that proponents of Sabermetrics have “horribly overstated” the case for ground ball pitchers. He cites a handful of elite pitchers — Tom Seaver, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson, Justin Verlander, among others — and points out that…

  6. Injuries force Cy Young winner Brandon Webb to retire

    Feb 4, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb dugout

    After a series of unsuccessful comebacks from shoulder injuries former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb has decided to retire, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Before all the arm problems Webb had a nasty power sinker that produced tons of ground balls along with a good strikeout rate, which is a rare combination that’s essentially…

  7. The Rockies are interested in Jair Jurrjens, Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb

    Jan 18, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Jair Jurrjens

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post says that the Rockies are interested in three pitchers: The Rockies have interest in Jair Jurrjens, who plans to play in the WBC, and Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb, who’s expected to throw for scouts soon. All three are gambles, of course. Jurrjens is coming off a horrific season and his…

  8. The Rockies remain interested in Brandon Webb

    Jan 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    brandon webb getty

    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…

  9. Rockies interested in Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens

    Jan 5, 2013, 8:35 AM EDT

    rockies logo white

    After a year in which their starters posted a major-league worst 5.22 ERA, the Rockies continue to look for reinforcements for their rotation. While the club remains open to possible trades, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that they have expressed “mild interest” in free agent right-handers Brandon Webb and Jeff Karstens. Webb, who…

  10. Brandon Webb scheduled to throw for teams this month

    Jan 1, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT

    webb getty

    1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson was the first to report it and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com can confirm: free agent right-hander Brandon Webb, who hasn’t appeared in the majors since Opening Day 2009, will throw for teams later this month. The Twins — per Wolfson’s initial report — will send a rep. The other interested…

  11. Twins among teams expected to watch Brandon Webb throw

    Dec 15, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Brandon Webb rangers

    Brandon Webb hasn’t thrown a pitch in the major leagues since Opening Day of 2009 due to nagging shoulder issues, but he hasn’t given up on the idea of a comeback. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Twins will be among the teams in attendance for a throwing session by Webb…

  12. David Price notches 20th win, Johnny Cueto falls short

    Sep 30, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    David Price

    With both of MLB’s remaining 19-game winners making their final starts today, we now know we’ll finish the year with four 20-game winners. The Rays’ David Price got to 20 by beating the White Sox today, but the Reds’ Johnny Cueto was left with a no-decision after allowing three runs — one earned — in…

  13. Brandon Webb remains in limbo after shoulder surgeries

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:57 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb rangers

    Doing a webchat at Diamondbacks.com on Thursday, free agent Brandon Webb said he hasn’t thrown lately, but that he still hasn’t given up on making it back to the majors. “I haven’t retired yet,” Webb said. “But, I did stop throwing a couple months ago, so I don’t know. I may pick up a ball…

  14. Brandon Webb is throwing again

    Feb 16, 2012, 9:39 PM EDT

    brandon webb getty pose

    Brandon Webb hasn’t appeared in a major league game since Opening Day of the 2009 season due to lingering shoulder woes. He latched on with the Rangers last offseason, but struggled over four minor league rehab starts before requiring another surgery in August. However, he’s still working hard to get his career back on track.…

  15. Brandon Webb is still on the comeback trail

    Feb 5, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

    brandon webb getty pose

    Brandon Webb last appeared in a big league game on Opening Day in 2009 and has undergone a series of major shoulder procedures since. But the 32-year-old is still fighting — still trying to make it back. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Webb is planning to throw for major league teams “sometime in…

  16. Brandon Webb’s “goal” is to be ready by Opening Day

    Jan 4, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

    brandon-webb-spring-training

    Brandon Webb hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since Opening Day of 2009, yet the former Cy Young winner still isn’t certain he’ll be recovered enough from shoulder surgery to begin the season in the Rangers’ rotation. Asked if he’ll be ready for Opening Day, Webb told Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com: I set timetables last…

  17. Brandon Webb’s one-year deal with Rangers worth $3 million plus incentives

    Dec 27, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Brandon Webb dugout

    No official details yet on Brandon Webb’s one-year contract with the Rangers, but Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the deal is worth around $3 million in guaranteed money plus undisclosed incentives. Webb earned $6.5 million to make one start in 2009 and then the Diamondbacks picked up his $8.5 million option for 2010 only…

  18. Brandon Webb “remains the Cubs’ No. 1 target”

    Dec 9, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb dugout

    After signing first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year, $10 million deal the Cubs have turned their attention to the rotation. Craig reported earlier that Matt Garza could be a possibility, but Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Brandon Webb “remains their No. 1 target.” Webb hasn’t pitched since Opening Day of 2009…

  19. Nationals and Cubs “stepping up pursuit of Brandon Webb”

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Webb

    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Nationals and Cubs “are stepping up their pursuit of Brandon Webb” and “making a big push” to sign the former Cy Young winner amid interest from “several other clubs.” Washington has been linked to Webb since the moment he became a free agent and Chicago’s interest was first…

  20. Diamondbacks likely won’t try to re-sign Brandon Webb

    Nov 3, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports that the Diamondbacks are unlikely to re-sign free agent Brandon Webb after paying the former Cy Young winner $8.5 million to throw zero innings this season. According to Magruder “the Diamondbacks have had no conversations with Webb about a new contract and they do not plan to initiate talks moving…

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