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  1. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: National League

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.

  2. Brewers plan to discuss extension with Jean Segura

    Sep 28, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Jean Segura Getty

    Jean Segura is about to finish his first full season in the majors, but the Brewers are already thinking about locking him up for the long-term. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel today that he will contact Segura’s agent this winter to discuss a long-term deal. The 23-year-old won’t…

  3. It’s great to have the Pirates back

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…

  4. A Thoroughly Enjoyable Season

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Kansas City Royals

    Well, it’s Sept. 17 … and the Kansas City Royals have a shot at the postseason. It’s a bit of a longshot, sure. They are 2 1/2 games behind Texas in the wildcard standings right now, which is hardly insurmountable (especially the way the Rangers are playing). But they also have Cleveland and Baltimore ahead…

  5. Ringolsby: Jorge De La Rosa worthy of Cy Young consideration

    Sep 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jorge De La Rosa

    Rockies lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa is worthy of Cy Young consideration, argues Tracy Ringolsby in his latest column on MLB.com. My initial reaction to the article was that he was intentionally exaggerating to make a point, but he has covered the Rockies for a while, so maybe he legitimately believes this. Ringolsby writes:…

  6. Joey Votto has reached base in nine consecutive trips to the plate

    Sep 7, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto last made an out in the eighth inning on Thursday in the series finale against the Cardinals. Since then, he has gone 4-for-4 with five walks in nine trips to the plate against Dodger pitchers. Last night, in a 3-2 victory, Votto drew a walk off of Chris Capuano, singled…

  7. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

  8. Shane Victorino had a whale of a night

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Mentioned it in the recaps but it deserves mention again: Shane Victorino went 3 for 3 with two home runs and seven RBI against the Orioles last night. That brings his season line up to .292/.346/.446 with 11 homers, 48 driven in while adding 17 stolen bases against only three times caught. And that’s before talking about…

  9. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

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

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals Allen Craig hits a grand slam home run during the seventh inning of their National League MLB baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis

    Cardinals 8, Reds 6: Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Allen Craig launched his first career grand slam to rally the redbirds. Matt Holliday had a three run homer. The win puts the Cards a half game ahead of the Pirates in the Central. Cincinnati is three and a half back. Dodgers 6,…

  11. Dodgers hope to discuss extension with Hanley Ramirez this offseason

    Aug 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    While Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers’ pitching staff deserve a lot of credit for the team’s incredible turnaround, Hanley Ramirez has been the team’s best hitter when healthy this season, batting .348 with 13 home runs and a 1.025 OPS through 63 games. And the Dodgers are prepared to reward him. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  12. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 4, Rays 2: Chris Davis homers again. Number 46 on the year. He’s four short of the all-time Orioles record. He tied Rafael Palmiero for the most home homers in Orioles history with 25. Tommy Hunter got the save, as it does appear that Buck Showalter is gonna go with the hot hand now.…

  13. 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…

  14. Dodgers win 10th game in a row, have now won 42 of last 50 games

    Aug 17, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies

    Behind eight dominant innings from starter Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers easily defeated the downtrodden Phillies 5-0 to win their tenth consecutive game. It is also their 42nd win in their last 50 games, an absurd .840 winning percentage. Kershaw held the Phillies scoreless on three hits and a walk while striking out eight. Kershaw even…

  15. A time to be young

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    I didn’t realize it at the time, but the late 1970s was an amazing time for young baseball players. I’m arbitrarily choosing 23-and-younger as “young” — but with that age in mind, the late 1970s gave us Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Andre Dawson, Paul Molitor, Gary Carter, Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith and some pretty…

  16. The Rays victimize the Dodgers with the hidden ball trick

    Aug 10, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    In the bottom of the fourth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Dodgers, the Rays got an extra out by fooling Juan Uribe with the hidden ball trick. The Dodgers, already up 4-0, had the bases loaded with nobody out when A.J. Ellis hit a fly ball to Rays center fielder Wil Myers, allowing…

  17. Zack Greinke on Ryan Braun: “He lied to us”

    Jul 27, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Many of Ryan Braun‘s current teammates have been supportive of him publicly following the announcement of his 65-game suspension for his connections to Biogenesis, but one former teammate isn’t pulling punches. After taking a couple of days to gather his thoughts on the matter, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke expressed his disappointment on Braun in comments…

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

    Jul 26, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 9, Pirates 7: This could have been an awful, awful defeat, what with the Nats bullpen once again pooping all over itself. At least I’m assuming it would have been a defeat. The game was tied entering the bottom of the ninth. Thanks to Bryce Harper‘s walkoff homer, however, we don’t know how extras…

  19. Zack Greinke tosses a two-hit shutout against the Rockies

    Jul 13, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke Getty

    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke made his best start of the season tonight, blanking the Rockies over nine innings as the Dodgers provided the bare minimum run support in a 1-0 victory. Greinke allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out nine — and he didn’t record his first strikeout until the fifth inning.…

  20. Miguel Montero calls out Yasiel Puig for “immaturity”

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    Puig face

    Miguel Montero is not shy to call out other players in the media. He accused the Brewers of stealing signs in the 2011 playoffs. He railed against former teammate Trevor Bauer after Bauer was traded to Cleveland. He called Zack Greinke “chickensh**” following the brawl between the Dbacks and the Dodgers. Now he has Yasiel…

  21. Tom Garfinkel steps down as Padres President/CEO

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT

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    You tend not to hear much about team presidents unless they get involved in baseball operations in meaningful ways. Padres team President Tom Garfinkel didn’t do that, but you did hear about him anyway back in April when he said some insensitive things about Zack Greinke’s anxiety disorder and subsequently apologized about it. Now we’re hearing…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Brewers 4, Reds 3: Holy moly that was a crazy game-ending catch for Carlos Gomez, robbing Joey Votto of the go-ahead home run: Incredible. Rays 7, Twins 4: The Rays continue to roll, winning their ninth in ten chances. Joe Maddon talked about his team going ten games over .500: “The thing I like is…

  23. Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee on pace for historically-great seasons

    Jun 29, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    In a piece posted last night, ESPN’s Christina Kahrl notes that lefties Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Cliff Lee of the Phillies are on pace for historically-great seasons, using Wins Above Replacement from Baseball Reference: 3. Just one pitcher in 10 years has produced a season worth 9.0 WAR or better And that would be…

  24. Report: Dodgers, Marlins talking Ricky Nolasco trade

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco

    Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com says the Dodgers and Marlins are engaging in trade talks involving Ricky Nolasco. While rotation depth was supposed to be a major strength for the Dodgers this year, the team has lost Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett to injury and has gotten little from Ted Lilly so far. The team’s rotation…

  25. Would the Pirates send Gerrit Cole back to the minors?

    Jun 24, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Gerrit Cole is 3-0 with a 3.44 ERA through three career starts, walking just one batter in 18 innings while throwing 101 miles per hour and defeating Zack Greinke, Tim Lincecum, and Jered Weaver. And apparently the Pirates might send him back to the minors. General manager Neal Huntington said on his radio show Sunday…

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