1. Prince Fielder's Consecutive Games Streak Ends at 327

    Prince Fielder’s streak of 327 consecutive games played ended tonight due to reported flu-like symptoms. Given Fielder’s famed dimensions (espn.com and si...

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  2. Another Knucklehead: University of Miami Baseball Player Arrested

    Frank Ratcliff, a 19-year-old middle infielder who had a fine freshman season at college baseball power Miami, recently got busted for selling 21 grams of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $220...

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  3. Washington Nationals' Yuniesky Maya Loses First Major League Start

    The New York Mets beat Yuniesky Maya and the Nationals tonight 4-1. Ike Davis’ three-run homer was the big hit. Dillon Gee, also making his first major league start was the winning pitcher...

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  4. Colby Rasmus Not Long for St. Louis Cardinals? (and Other Notes)

    Colby Rasmus may have a one-way ticket out of St. Louis this off-season, if the reports are true he’s unhappy with the Cardinals...

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  5. Washington Nationals’ Nyjer Morgan Draws Eight Game Suspension

    MLB handed out suspensions today following Wednesday’s brawl between the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals...

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  6. Washington Nationals’ Nyjer Morgan and More Homeplate Collisions

    Baserunner/catcher home plate collisions are back in the news after Nyjer Morgan instigated two such collisions that ended up costing his team runs and generated controversy...

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  7. Minnesota Twins Send Seven-Foot Dutchman to Angels

    The Minnesota Twins are reported to have completed the recent trade for lefty reliever Brian Fuentes, sending 7’1″ Dutchman Loek Van Mil to the Anaheim Angels as the player to be named later...

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  8. Washington Nationals Didn't Give Bryce Harper Enough Money

    I’m back after two exciting weeks in and around Dumaguete City in the Philippines. An awful lot has happened since I was away: Lou Piniella’s decision to retire sooner ...

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  9. Ron Gardenhire Pulls Twins' Kevin Slowey After Seven No-Hit Innings

    by shlepcar ... I grew up in Minnesota and as a kid attended many Twins games at the old Met in Bloomington from 1977 through 1981...

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  10. San Francisco Giants Acquire Jose Guillen

    by shlepcar Burly is on vacation for a few weeks. When he goes on vacation, he tends to go all out. He’s likely in some jungle somewhere, hacking his way through very tall, razorblade-leafed undergrowth...

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  11. Strongest and Weakest Divisions in MLB

    Yesterday I wrote a post about how strong the AL East is and how hard it is for a small market team like the Orioles to compete in it (although I note that the small market Rays have ...

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  12. Baltimore Orioles Victim of AL East Domiance

    Looking at the MLB standings today, I couldn’t help but notice just how strong the AL East is so far this season. Even the fourth place team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are seven games above ...

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  13. Fan Sues New York Mets Over Maple Bat Injury

    According to this article, a fan who was injured in the face by a shattered maple bat has sued the Mets, the bat manufacturer, and players Luis Castillo (the batter) and Ramon Castro (the owner of the bat)...

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  14. The Best And Worst Hitting Pitchers in Baseball: Part II — The Worst

    Here is my list of the worst five hitting pitchers currently playing Major League Baseball. Please again note that pitchers have to have at least 100 career Major League at-bats in ...

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  15. The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Baseball: Part I—The Best

    As I’m sure you know, today’s major league pitchers can barely hit a lick. The rise of the designated hitter, not only in the American League but also it’s wide-spread use in ...

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  16. More on Carlos Santana and Yesterday's Big Collision

    First, I apologize to readers who were rightfully angered and outraged that the original title of yesterday’s post about the home plate collision between the Indians' Carlos Santana ...

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  17. Not Their Brothers' Keepers

    The younger brother of San Francisco Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz was arrested today for a drunken driving rampage in their hometown of Danville, California...

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  18. Cleveland Indians Catcher Carlos Santana Injured, Did He Deserve It?

    It’s harsh to beat up on a player just after he gets hurt, but after watching the video of the big collision in tonight’s Indians-Red Sox game, I just don’t feel as much sympathy for Carlos Santana as perhaps I should...

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  19. Ozzie Guillen: Choose Your Words More Carefully

    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has created another tempest in a teapot by stating that Asian players get “privileges” that Latino players don’t receive—particularly ...

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  20. Minnesota Twins Grab Matt Capps and Other MLB Trade Deadline Notes

    It’s just been reported that the Twins have acquired Nationals’ closer Matt Capps for AAA catcher Wilson Ramos and LHP Joe Testa. It’s a solid win-now move for the Twins...

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  21. MLB Trade Deadline: San Francisco Giants Should Probably Just Keep Still

    As the trade deadline approaches, a lot of people want the Giants to acquire the big power bat they need to shore up their sputtering offense...

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  22. Washington Nationals Scratch Stephen Strasburg: The Right Move

    The Washington Nationals scratched Stephen Strasburg from his start tonight at home against the Atlanta Braves, when Strasburg couldn’t “get loose” in the bullpen before the game...

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  23. Florida Marlins Lose Chris Coghlan to Shaving Cream Pie Injury

    If you haven’t already heard, young Marlins star Chris Coghlan may require surgery after he tore the meniscus in his left knee while applying a shaving cream pie to the face of teammate Wes Helms during a postgame TV interview...

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  24. Delmon Young Brings Some Consolation for Minnesota Twins Fans

    I’m sure tonight many Twins fans are again ruing management’s decision to send Matt Garza to the Rays before the 2008 season...

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  25. Watch Out for Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen

    The Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen is a good example of why MLB teams like guys with tools. Jansen is a big (6’6″ and 220 pound) 22-year-old right-hander from Curacao (Andruw ...

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