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  1. Roy Halladay really loves Chase Utley

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    The softer side of Roy Halladay.

  2. Cardinals await conclusion of ALCS as World Series will be a rematch of 2004 or 2006

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    With a thorough 9-0 drubbing of the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the Cardinals clinched a World Series appearance for the first time since, uh, last week. At least it feels that way, anyway. They won the World Series in 2011 against the Texas Rangers in seven games. The Cardinals are anxiously waiting…

  3. When it Raines, Part I

    Sep 23, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Tim Raines

    A fantastic point here made by Tom Tango, and I have to admit that it has made me (for the nine millionth time) rethink the Baseball Hall of Fame. As you might have heard, Fangraphs asked a bunch of writers to name the three best eligible players not in the Hall of Fame. They asked the writers…

  4. The worst Opening Day starts of the 2000’s

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Bases emblazoned with Opening Day sit ready to be installed on the field on opening night of the MLB season in Houston

    Opening Day is set to kick off in just a few minutes when the Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers. The Rangers’ Matt Harrison opposes the Astros’ Bud Norris. Though Norris isn’t terrible, he isn’t exactly the type of starter you envision kicking off your team’s season on Opening Day. With that said, let’s…

  5. Derrek Lee turns down Yankees, will stay retired

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derrek Lee

    In the wake of Mark Teixeira‘s right wrist injury, the Yankees contacted Derrek Lee to see if he would be interested in coming out of retirement to fill in at first base. However, they are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired, according to source.…

  6. The Yankees have not reached out to Aubrey Huff

    Mar 12, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Aubrey Huff

    I guess Aubrey Huff knows where he stands in the universe. Brian Cashman said yesterday they’d be interested in Derek Lee, Scott Rolen, Chipper Jones and, in keeping with the “old guys who really don’t play anymore” thing, likely kicked the tires on Charlie Hayes. But not Huff: Out of curiosity, asked if the Yankees…

  7. The Phillies scout the heck out of Nebraska

    Mar 12, 2013, 9:53 AM EDT

    Nebraska

    This is kinda neat. Nebraska is no baseball hotbed, but the Phillies freakin’ own it: Three of the eight Nebraskans to appear in a major-league game last season were Phillies. There is Ruf, whom the Phillies want to man left field. Diekman is a promising lefty reliever. Tyler Cloyd, native of Bellevue, provides rotation depth.…

  8. Brian Cashman would really like Chipper Jones to come out of retirement

    Mar 11, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones is retired. He has said so unequivocally and repeatedly, as recently as two weeks ago. Still, when you’re Brian Cashman and you’ve lost your third baseman, first baseman and one of your corner outfielders I suppose you’re allowed to be hopeful about things: Cashman added: “If Chipper Jones wants to come back, I’d…

  9. Scott Rolen sounds like a guy getting ready to retire

    Feb 12, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    The Cincinnati Reds just announced that Scott Rolen will not join team for spring training.  In the wake of that Rolen issued his own statement through the team. He did not announce his retirement, but he certainly sounds like a guy strongly considering it: “Right now I’m simply not ready to make a commitment. I would…

  10. If Scott Rolen plays again it probably won’t be for Dodgers

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen Getty

    Scott Rolen is still trying to decide whether to retire or play an 18th season and the Dodgers’ reported interest complicated what was assumed to be a return to the Reds. But now the Dodgers have apparently moved on, as general manager Ned Colletti said on MLB Network today that Rolen will “probably end up…

  11. Reds GM Walt Jocketty hopes for resolution on Scott Rolen as soon as this weekend

    Feb 1, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen Getty

    We heard yesterday that veteran third baseman Scott Rolen was leaning toward returning for another season, but it’s not clear whether he’ll do so as a member of the Reds. We might not have to wait much longer to find out. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said today that…

  12. UPDATE: Scott Rolen leaning toward playing another season

    Jan 31, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he hasn’t spoken with Rolen’s agents in the last couple of days, but he didn’t rule out the possibility that the veteran third baseman could return to Cincinnati for another season. “I think there’s a chance we get something worked out,”…

  13. Dodgers confirm interest in free agent Scott Rolen

    Jan 27, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    rolen getty

    ESPN’s Buster Olney reported two weeks ago that the Dodgers were viewing free agent Scott Rolen as a “possible target” in their quest for third base depth. And now the club has confirmed that interest. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register on Saturday that he has spoken directly to…

  14. Notes and thoughts on the Justin Upton trade

    Jan 24, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Martin Prado

    Braves acquire OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson from Diamondbacks for 3B Martin Prado, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. – As some probably guessed, I’m a big fan of this deal for the Braves. I wrote an entry trying to pair the Upton brothers in Atlanta…

  15. Scott Rolen could be a target for the Dodgers

    Jan 15, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    scott rolen getty

    The Dodgers have poured money into various parts of their roster over the past several months, but they’re set to open the 2013 season with Luis Cruz as their starting third baseman and do not have much depth behind him. So more moves are being considered. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Los Angeles front…

  16. Scott Rolen still hasn’t decided if he’s going to retire or not

    Jan 15, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Scott Rolen continues to take his sweet time deciding whether to retire or play in 2013, per John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: As of yesterday afternoon, the Reds still had not heard from Scott Rolen. Rolen is deciding whether to play or retire. I reached out to Rolen yesterday. I have not heard back.…

  17. Scott Rolen is still unsure if he wants to play again or retire

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Every few weeks we do an update on Scott Rolen that basically says he’s still trying to decide if he wants to play in 2013 or retire, and apparently the 38-year-old remains undecided. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Rolen “has been in periodic contact” with the Reds, who despite being committed to Todd Frazier…

  18. 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:…

  19. Scott Rolen has approached the Reds about coming back

    Dec 12, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Last week Scott Rolen’s agent said his client needed more time to decide if he wants to come back. He’s apparently decided. From Danny Knobler: Rolen has now suggested to the Reds that he might want to go to spring training and give it another try, according to sources, and the Reds would be more…

  20. Scott Rolen still not sure if he’ll retire or play an 18th season

    Dec 5, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Scott Rolen

    Every few weeks someone checks in with Scott Rolen to see if he plans to play in 2013 or retire after 17 seasons in the majors, and the 37-year-old third baseman still isn’t sure. His agent told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that Rolen needs more time to make a decision. Fay speculates that…

  21. Todd Frazier “penciled in” as Reds’ starting third baseman

    Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

    Todd Frazier, Josh Thole

    Todd Frazier spent this year filling in for an injured Scott Rolen at third base and an injured Joey Votto at first base, but with Rolen either retiring or signing elsewhere as a free agent the Reds’ third base job is his for the taking in 2013. “Right now, Frazier would be penciled in as…

  22. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

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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…

  23. “Pursuing A-Rod makes sense for the Phillies”

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

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    It’s the offseason and free agents can’t even sign yet, so what better time to start some good old fashioned shootin’-the-poop over almost certainly not going to happen roster moves? Today: Corey Seidman and the CSNPhilly.com gang talking about A-Rod to the Phillies! Pursuing A-Rod makes sense for the Phillies, who have a glaring hole…

  24. This just isn’t the time for Yankees to trade Alex Rodriguez

    Oct 19, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    As far as I can tell, Alex Rodriguez committed two crimes this month. He played pretty horribly in the playoffs, which hardly put him among the minority of Yankees hitters, and he embarrassed his team by reportedly trying to get a woman’s digits from the dugout. In the case of the latter, absolutely no one…

  25. Deep Thoughts: ex-Phillies edition

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Forgot to mention this earlier, but I was really wondering last night how it felt for Phillies fans to see Raul Ibanez play hero on Wednesday night and then, less than 20 hours later, seeing Jayson Werth play the hero for the Nats. If Scott Rolen had gone yard instead of striking out to end…

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