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  1. Dodgers expected to sign Jonathan Sanchez

    May 15, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Pedro Gomez of ESPN.com reports that Jonathan Sanchez has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers after being released by the Pirates last week. Sanchez is 1-12 with an 8.73 ERA, .330 opponents’ batting average, and more walks (61) than strikeouts (60) in 78 innings since the beginning of last season, so presumably it…

  2. Pirates release Jonathan Sanchez

    May 8, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez Getty

    Last week the Pirates designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and today they released the left-hander after he predictably passed through waivers unclaimed. Sanchez has been the worst pitcher in baseball since the beginning of last season, going 1-12 with an 8.73 ERA, .330 opponents’ batting average, and more walks (61) than strikeouts (60) in 78…

  3. Francisco Liriano slated to make Pirates debut Saturday

    May 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano wasn’t exactly sharp in his minor-league rehab start Sunday, allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings at Triple-A, but apparently the Pirates are convinced he’s ready to go. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Liriano is expected to make his Pirates debut Saturday against the Mets after missing…

  4. Pirates drop Jonathan Sanchez and his 11.85 ERA

    Apr 30, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez Getty

    Pittsburgh handed Jonathan Sanchez an Opening Day rotation spot despite his being the worst pitcher in baseball last season and predictably after four terrible starts they’ve mercifully decided to designate him for assignment. Sanchez managed to allow 18 runs in 13.2 innings, get demoted to the bullpen, and draw a six-game suspension for throwing at…

  5. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Apr 29, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Tully Blanchard

    My weekend: a quickie trip to Detroit where I saw my Braves look pathetic on Saturday afternoon. But bad baseball is better than good nothin’, so it was a fine weekend.  Here’s what else went down: This has nothing to do with baseball, but holy crap this is a detailed article about the Magnum T.A.-Tully…

  6. Jonathan Sanchez suspended six games for throwing at Allen Craig

    Apr 27, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez Getty

    Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pirates’ left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing at Cardinals’ first baseman Allen Craig last night. Sanchez has already appealed the suspension and is eligible to pitch tonight, though keeping him away from a mound may be the best…

  7. Jonathan Sanchez ejected after throwing at Allen Craig’s head

    Apr 26, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez‘s outing didn’t last long. Cardinals hitters Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran led off the bottom of the first with back-to-back solo home runs, and Matt Holliday followed up with a single on a line drive to center. Sanchez, who posted an 8.07 ERA in 15 starts last year, entered the night…

  8. Tim Lincecum walks seven, beats Dodgers anyway

    Apr 4, 2013, 1:19 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum‘s awful spring, in which he gave up 18 runs in 15 1/3 innings, only added to the Giants’ doubts about what they’d get from their two-time Cy Young winner this season. They’re probably no closer to figuring it out after Lincecum walked seven yet still defeated the Dodgers on Wednesday. Lincecum surrendered just…

  9. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    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 New York Yankees. The Big Question: Is the Jeter Dynasty over? People used to predict the end of the…

  10. Jonathan Sanchez makes the Pirates rotation

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    Pieces falling into place for Pittsburgh: Jonathan Sanchez WILL be in #Pirates rotation. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 26, 2013   Not sure what makes that sound like more of a threat: the all-caps or the fact that it involves Jonathan Sanchez having a prominent role here. Which, look, I’m not meaning to hate. I…

  11. Jeff Karstens scratched Sunday due to shoulder discomfort

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    karstens getty

    Some bad news this morning out of Pirates camp. According to beat writer Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, right-handed starter Jeff Karstens has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League outing Sunday against the Orioles because of “continuing shoulder discomfort.” Karstens reported feeling soreness in his right shoulder on February 19 — after one…

  12. Pirates sign Jonathan Sanchez to minor league deal

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    Jonathan Sanchez will try to resurrect his career in Pittsburgh, agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Pirates that includes an invitation to spring training. Once upon a time Sanchez looked like a very promising young left-hander, but control problems have consistently wrecked any chance he had of emerging as a front-line starter and he…

  13. Report: Pirates close to minor league deal with Jonathan Sanchez

    Feb 4, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Jonathan Sanchez

    UPDATE: Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review confirms that the Pirates are close to a minor league deal with Sanchez. 7:17 PM: According CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Pirates are close to a deal with free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. No word on whether it will be a guaranteed major league deal. Sanchez was a…

  14. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    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:…

  15. Royals re-sign Jeremy Guthrie to three-year, $25 million deal

    Nov 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    After some talk recently that free agent Jeremy Guthrie had priced himself out of the Royals’ range the two sides have agreed to a three year deal worth $25 million, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Guthrie was a solid innings-eater for the Orioles, but things went horribly for him following a…

  16. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    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…

  17. Jeremy Guthrie wants a three-year, $34 million deal

    Nov 7, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    Three months ago the Rockies traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Royals for Jonathan Sanchez, which is basically like giving him away for nothing except way, way worse. Guthrie then had a nice 14-start stretch for the Royals and now Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that he’s seeking a three-year, $34 million contract…

  18. Barry Zito turns back the clock with gem in Game 5

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

    Barry Zito

    10 years after winning a Cy Young Award for the A’s, six years after signing one of the worst contracts in major league history and two years after being left off the postseason roster for the World Series champions, Barry Zito finally came up big for the Giants on Friday. With his team on the…

  19. Lorenzo Cain expected to miss rest of season with hamstring injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    When the Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez over the winter, the objective was to give Lorenzo Cain an opportunity to be the regular center fielder. Things haven’t exactly worked out as planned. While Sanchez was a major bust before being traded to the Rockies for Jeremy Guthrie, Cain just hasn’t…

  20. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    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…

  21. Deep thoughts: Melky Cabrera Edition

    Aug 15, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    The news of Melky Cabrera‘s positive PEDs test brought two thoughts to my mind: 1. Cabrera was the MVP of the All-Star Game, won by the National League. As such, a PED user largely determined which team has home field advantage in the World Series.  That’s so special. 2. Despite being suspended and very possibly…

  22. So, Jeremy Guthrie was July’s top pitching acquisition

    Aug 14, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    So far among AL starters anyway. Jeremy Guthrie couldn’t solve Coors Field, but he appears to have found his comfort zone in Kansas City. The veteran right-hander backed up his eight shutout-inning performance against the White Sox last week with seven more scoreless innings Tuesday in a victory over the A’s. Guthrie allowed just three…

  23. HBT’s Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners

    Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Obviously Ichiro in Yankees clothing is the weirdest thing to hit baseball in some time. Must be how it felt to see Willie Mays wearing a Mets jersey or — and I really don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it — Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform. OK, if that’s…

  25. Junk swap! Rockies trade Jeremy Guthrie to Royals for Jonathan Sanchez

    Jul 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    free stuff

    Imagine two families holding garage sales across the street from one another. Sunday afternoon rolls around and all the good stuff is long gone, most of the decent stuff is sold too, and only a few beat up, worn out, and largely undesirable items remain. Someone from the first family yells across the street to…

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