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  1. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  2. MLB making print, video tributes to Mariano Rivera

    Sep 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

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    Not many retiring ballplayers get special recognition by Major League Baseball. I didn’t see Carlos Lee and Scott Proctor getting this treatment. But Mariano Rivera is a special case. Here’s the ad which will run in Thursday’s USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post andMetro NY: And here’s a video tribute produced by MLB Video. OK,…

  3. Carlos Lee retires after 14 seasons and 358 homers

    Jun 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

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    Carlos Lee, who played last year with the Astros and Marlins, has announced his retirement at age 37 after 14 seasons in the majors. Lee came up with the White Sox as a 23-year-old in 1999 and the man nicknamed “El Caballo” by Hawk Harrelson also played for the Brewers, Rangers Astros, and Marlins. He…

  4. The best (and worst) bench-clearing brawls of all time

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Ryan Ventura

    I was not at all pleased to see Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke go at it last night.  And I am on record as saying that throwing at guys is dumb. And that charging the mound is dumb. I am glad that fights are fewer and more far between now than they used to be…

  5. 2013 Preview: Houston Astros

    Mar 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    New look Astros

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Houston Astros. The Big Question: Will the Astros be historically bad? Maybe this isn’t the biggest question facing the…

  6. Quote of the Day: Brian Cashman isn’t excited about the corner infielder market

    Mar 6, 2013, 8:09 PM EST

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    Amid the news that Mark Teixeira will miss 8-10 weeks with a strained tendon in his right wrist, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman acknowledged late this afternoon that the alternatives in the corner infield market aren’t particularly strong. And he did so in an interesting way. Cashman said NYY could look at a pool of…

  7. Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with strained wrist tendon

    Mar 6, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

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    Mark Teixeira was initially said to have strained his forearm hitting off a tee Tuesday, but the Yankees just announced that he’s been diagnosed with a strained right wrist tendon and will be out 8-10 weeks. Teixeira, who was removed from the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic and replaced by Royals first…

  8. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  9. Astros acquire John Ely from Dodgers for Rob Rasmussen

    Dec 19, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Houston picked up a potential back-of-the-rotation starter in John Ely, acquiring the right-hander from Los Angeles for minor leaguer Rob Rasmussen. Ely hasn’t had much success in various stints with the Dodgers, throwing 115 career innings with a 5.70 ERA, but he led the hitter-friendly Triple-A Pacific Coast League with a 3.20 ERA this year…

  10. Brazil beats Panama to qualify for World Baseball Classic

    Nov 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    Brazil became the final qualifier for the World Baseball Classic by emerging from a four-team pool that also included Colombia, Nicaragua, and Panama. They defeated Panama in last night’s pool-deciding game, at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama, which was a pretty huge upset and a very thrilling 1-0 game that saw 39-year-old former big leaguer…

  11. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  12. Blast from the past: Ramiro Mendoza aiming to pitch for Panama

    Oct 21, 2012, 7:34 PM EST

    Ramiro Mendoza

    Former Yankees and Red Sox reliever Ramiro Mendoza has started training in the hopes of making Panama’s World Baseball Classic team for qualifying next month, MLB.com reports. “It is a wonderful experience,” said Mendoza. “I [am coming] to do my part to help the boys, but I know they have a lot to offer for…

  13. Nationals turning back the clock to 2006 with Mark DeRosa at shortstop

    Oct 2, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

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    Remember how Davey Johnson said he doesn’t “give a rat’s ass” if people get upset at him for resting players once the Nationals had the division title all locked up? Well, he wasn’t kidding. Tonight against the Phillies he’s starting Mark DeRosa at shortstop, which is noteworthy because DeRosa is 35 years old and last…

  14. Ozzie Guillen: Marlins terrible, but still trying

    Sep 15, 2012, 8:37 PM EST

    Ozzie Guillen

    When Ozzie Guillen bashed Buster Olney on Twitter Friday, he was merely criticizing the accusation that his team has given up.  On the other hand, he is perfectly willing to admit that his team isn’t any good. The Palm Beach Post has the quotes: “When you say I lose control of my team (and) they’re…

  15. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  16. Marlins officially end Logan Morrison’s season

    Aug 16, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    Logan Morrison

    Logan Morrison is officially done for the season, as the Marlins transferred him to the 60-day disabled list today to clear 40-man roster space for Gil Velazquez’s call-up. Last week Morrison was said to be “doubtful” to play again this year because of a knee injury that may eventually require surgery. For now he’ll try…

  17. Logan Morrison “doubtful” to play again this season

    Aug 10, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    Logan Morrison is on the disabled list with a knee injury that has bothered him for most of the season and Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins left fielder is “doubtful” to play again this year. According to Spencer doctors have told Morrison to rest for at least another three weeks,…

  18. Report: Carlos Lee turned down a trade to the Yankees

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:06 PM EST

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    The Marlins got Carlos Lee from the Astros because he didn’t want to go to a contender in Los Angeles. Now they’re stuck with him because he didn’t want to join the Yankees, two sources told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. Lee presumably would have been picked up by the Yankees in lieu of Casey McGehee, who…

  19. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EST

    Lets make a deal

    The 2012 non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone. Here’s your summary of who went where and for whom: 7/31/12: The Indians Acquire 1B Lars Anderson from the Red Sox for RHP Steven Wright. Quick Take: Anderson is a once-promising slugger who has seemingly run out of gas on his third time through Triple-A. Wright…

  20. The Marlins are trying to unload Carlos Lee

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Carlos Lee

    Remember when the Marlins were buyers and traded for Carlos Lee? Wow, that seemed like ten years ago, didn’t it?  Well, it was less than a month ago and things change: Marlins are trying to unload Carlos Lee. — DKnobler (@DKnobler) July 31, 2012 Fool someone in baseball to trade for Carlos Lee once, shame…

  21. Things are pretty friggin’ bleak in Houston

    Jul 27, 2012, 1:01 PM EST

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    The Astros’ biggest fault in the past few years was delaying a necessary rebuild. They put hopes on the Biggio/Bagwell core for too long past its sell date, and then stumbled for a few more years thinking that the likes of Carlos Lee was someone around whom you built a team. In light of that,…

  22. With Marlins selling, is Josh Johnson long for Miami?

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:09 PM EST

    Josh Johnson

    There’s no real reason for the Marlins to stop with Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With Ozzie Guillen’s team deciding to sell, there should be several more attractive players available: RHP Josh Johnson: Miami’s ace has stayed healthy this year, but he hasn’t pitched like a top-of-the-rotation starter with his 4.35 ERA in 19 starts.…

  23. 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…

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

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EST

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    Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line…

  25. Reds, Pirates and Indians among teams interested in Carlos Quentin

    Jul 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EST

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    The next 24 hours will be dominated by All-Star Game coverage, but it won’t be long before this space is filled with rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. And we’re already hearing some chatter regarding one of the most popular names on the market. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that…

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