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  1. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…

  2. Jhonny Peralta seeking a four or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    jhonny peralta getty

    Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is seeking $56-75 million on a four- or five-year deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The former Tiger has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the Mets and Yankees, but he might have to settle for less to sign a deal. Earlier, Jon Morosi of…

  3. Phillies re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year contract

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear that the Phillies were prepared to move on to other catching options if Carlos Ruiz wanted to take his time making a decision, but that won’t be necessary as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Ruiz is re-signing with Philadelphia. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports…

  4. The Orioles may make Matt Wieters available

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters

    Boston! Colorado! Philly! Anyone! Before you spend a lot of money on a stopgap like Carlos Ruiz, may I interest you in this shiny Matt Wieters? Sources: #Orioles willing to trade Wieters. Both Wieters and Chris Davis two years away from free agency and represented by Scott Boras. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 13, 2013…

  5. The Rockies have made an offer to Carlos Ruiz

    Nov 12, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    carlos ruiz getty

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies made an offer to Carlos Ruiz some time in the past 48 hours. This was not unexpected given what Renck reported yesterday (and earlier) of the Rockies’ clear interest in Ruiz. There is a lot going on in the free agent catching market, what with…

  6. If they can’t keep Carlos Ruiz, the Phillies may go after A.J. Pierzynski

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    a.j. pierzynski getty

    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies are making A.J. Pierzynski their top target if they can’t reach a deal with Carlos Ruiz. Which isn’t going to make a ton of Phillies fans happy given how popular Ruiz is and how polarizing a figure Pierzynski is. Still, he’s not horrible as fallback options go. Pierzynski…

  7. Rockies willing to offer Carlos Ruiz multiple years

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Colorado’s interest in free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz has been well-reported and now Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies are expected to make him a multi-year contract offer. Renck writes that it’s unclear if the Rockies are willing to go beyond two years on a deal, but for a 35-year-old catcher…

  8. Red Sox considering free agent A.J. Pierzynski

    Nov 10, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    a.j. pierzynski getty

    The Red Sox are known to have interest in free agent catcher Brian McCann, but they’ll be competing for his services against some of the richest teams in baseball so backup plans are being put in motion. Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Boston front office has reached out to free agent backstop A.J.…

  9. Phillies won’t wait around for Carlos Ruiz

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Ruben Amaro Jr. has made no secret about wanting to re-sign catcher Carlos Ruiz, but the GM also made it clear yesterday that the Phillies won’t wait around for him to make a decision. Amaro told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News that if Ruiz takes a long time to decide “I can assure…

  10. The Rockies will go after Carlos Ruiz

    Nov 4, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies will pursue free agent catcher Carlos Ruiz. My guess is that this begins the Wilin Rosario: first baseman experiment in earnest. For Mr. Rosario is a truly gifted hitter and a truly not-very-good defensive catcher. He’s a future Mike Napoli. Except Napoli used to catch…

  11. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  12. Shane Victorino ties post-season record with ninth HBP

    Oct 13, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino moved into a tie with Alex Rodriguez for the most post-season HBP’s in the bottom of the first inning of NLCS Game 2. Tigers starter Max Scherzer drilled Victorino in the left shoulder with a 91 MPH fastball, his ninth career in the post-season. The errant pitch put a runner…

  13. Phillies want to re-sign free agent Carlos Ruiz

    Sep 25, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    After eight seasons in Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz is on the verge of free agency and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear that the Phillies want to re-sign him, telling Todd Zolecki of MLB.com: We’d like to bring him back. He knows we’d like to bring him back. We’ll see what happens. I’d…

  14. This is one of the worst strike calls you will see this year

    Sep 14, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    The scene: Nationals trail the Phillies 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh. They had just scored three to get back in the game. Bryce Harper represents the tying run on third base. Wilson Ramos steps to the plate against Phillies reliever B.J. Rosenberg. He trails 1-2 in the count but has fouled off four…

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

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox

    Indians 14, White Sox 3: Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI. The Tribe put up a seven spot in the fifth inning in which the first nine batters who came to the plate reached. They keep pace with the Rays, who also won, and remain one and a half games…

  16. Phillies walk off for the third consecutive game

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies, perhaps coincidentally, have started to play better since firing long-time manager Charlie Manuel and replacing him with Ryne Sandberg. With tonight’s walk-off victory, their third consecutive walk-off, they have won five of their last six games. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Phillies victimized Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt, who we later found out was…

  17. Phillies’ downward spiral highlights cracks of riding success

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    ryan howard getty

    This is about the Philadelphia Phillies, but let’s start with the Chiefs. I have always been fascinated by the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1970s. You probably know that the Chiefs of the late 1960s and early 1970s were among the best teams in football. They played in Super Bowl I, and they won Super…

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

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Dodgers 2: Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig in a potential Rookie of the Year matchup. Advantage: Fernandez, who allowed one earned run (two total) in six innings of work with eight strikeouts. He’s 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 156 Ks. The Dodgers dropped their second straight. Which hasn’t happened very often lately.…

  19. Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak snapped on pair of Hanley Ramirez errors

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Dodgers entered Philadelphia to open up a three-game set against the Phillies, the two teams were on wildly divergent paths. The Phillies had lost 19 of 24 games since the All-Star break while the Dodgers had won 23 of 26. In the first two games of the Phillies, they did exactly as they…

  20. Concussion ends Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph’s season

    Aug 8, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph has been shut down for the remainder of the season after continuing to experience symptoms following a May concussion. Joseph was a second-round pick in 2009 and came over to the Phillies from the Giants in the Hunter Pence trade, but Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the…

  21. This is delicious: Ruben Amaro snaps at Jon Heyman

    Aug 1, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Jon Heyman reported late last night that Ruben Amaro and the Phillies rebuffed Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ offers to obtain Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz. No biggie, right? Just a report about near-misses at the deadline, the likes of which we so often see. Ruben Amaro didn’t exactly brush it off, however, going on…

  22. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro will let 10-game homestand define team’s fate

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    In a column posted earlier, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly wrote about Phillies GM Ruben Amaro using his team’s ten-game homestand leading into the All-Star break as the defining factor in the team’s “buyer” or “seller” status. After tonight’s opener, a victory against the Braves, they stand at 42-45, 7.5 games behind the first place…

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

    Jun 25, 2013, 5:18 AM EDT

    Kyle Blanks

    Four games? Really? What, people were supposed to watch hockey or something? [Shut up, Calcaterra, hockey pays the bills around here -- Ed.] Um, congratulations, Chicago Blackhawks! Padres 4, Phillies 3: Philly took a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth with Cliff Lee still pitching a shutout when he began the inning.  Then…

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

    Jun 19, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Mets 4, Braves 3; Mets 6, Braves 1: New York Mets fans are hoping this is a glimpse of the future. Matt Harvey dominating in one game, Zack Wheeler dominating in the next. And, worth noting, Dillion Gee dominating in the game before those even if they did lose in the end. There’s so much…

  25. Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v  Atlanta Braves

    Less than 48 hours ago manager Charlie Manuel was quoted as saying that Carlos Ruiz was “four or five days” away from rejoining the Phillies, but the catcher was just activated from the disabled list for tonight’s game. Ruiz returns after missing the past month with a hamstring injury and he’s played just 16 games…

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