1. MLB Trade Rumors: Jose Guillen To Giants? Don't Do It, Brian Sabean!

    Buster Olney passes on a rumor that the Giants had scouts eyeing the Royals’ Jose Guillen. Sigh! One of the definitions of an idiot is someone who cannot learn from his mistakes...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 2,311 reads 12 comments

  2. Seattle Mariners May Have Done New York Yankees a Huge Favor

    The Yankees brass were pretty hanked off after they thought they had a deal for the Mariners’ Cliff Lee, centered around 20-year-old catcher Jesus Montero...

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  3. Questions About the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata

    In my recent article about Josh Lueke, someone commented that the public at large has a short memory when it comes to ballplayers’ past transgressions...

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  4. San Francisco Giants Get One Back From the Baseball Gods

    The umpires giveth and the umpires taketh away. After getting burned by a blown call against the Mets on Sunday, which cost them the ball game, the umpires gave the Giants one back last night in Los Angeles...

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  5. Texas Rangers' Dustin Nippert Takes One Off the Noggin

    Texas Rangers pitcher Dustin Nippert has been placed on the disabled list. He came out of Monday’s game after a line drive off the bat of the Detroit Tigers’ Austin Jackson hit Nippert on the head...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 470 reads 1 comments

  6. MLB Trade Deadline 2010: Chicago White Sox Crave Nationals' Adam Dunn

    Several sources (Fox’s Ken Rosenthal and the Chicago Sun Times’ Joe Cowley) say the White Sox are working hard to pry Adam Dunn away from the Washington Nationals, but aren’t ...

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  7. Wily Mo Pena: Can't-Miss Prospects Sometimes Do

    Remember Wily Mo Pena? The Padres just signed him to a minor league contract and assigned him to their AAA team in Portland. Pena had been playing in the Independent A Atlantic League for the Bridgeport Blue Fish...

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  8. Oakland A's Jack Cust Reinvents Himself

    Since his call up from AAA Sacramento in mid-May, A’s outfielder/DH Jack Cust has seemingly reinvented himself as a hitter...

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  9. San Francisco Giants' Loss Another Call for More Instant Replay

    The Giants lost yesterday’s game to the Mets after home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi mistakenly called Travis Ishikawa out at the plate in the ninth inning, following Freddy Sanchez's ...

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  10. Andy Pettitte's Groin Injury: Will New York Yankees Pursue Roy Oswalt?

    Yankees ace Andy Pettitte left today’s game in the third inning with a Grade One left groin strain, and it has already been announced that he is expected to miss four or five weeks...

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  11. Props to F. P. Santangelo

    As Giants fans know, F. P. Santangelo is the Giants’ fifth radio/TV announcer. He provides “color” when the team needs a fifth announcer, which doesn’t happen ...

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  12. San Francisco Giants Minor League Notes

    The guy who looks like the Giants’ top prospect is at Class A Augusta, 20-year-old right-handed starter Jorge Bucardo, who has slumped the last two weeks. His ERA has risen to 2...

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  13. San Francisco Giants Sign Dontrelle Willis

    It was just announced that the Giants signed lefty Dontrelle Willis to play for their AAA team, the Fresno Grizzlies. While the adult in me thinks Dontrelle’s arm is shot, the kid in me loves this move...

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  14. Chad Cordero is a Good Fit for San Francisco Giants Bullpen

    It was reported today that the Mariners signed well-worn right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright and assigned him to the team...

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  15. Atlanta Braves Make Win-Now Trade for Alex Gonzalez

    Seemingly out of nowhere (I don’t recall hearing any anticipatory trade rumors), the Braves and Toronto Blue Jays traded starting shortstops today. The Jays get 27-year-old Yunel Escobar and the Braves get 33-year-old Alex Gonzalez...

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  16. The Players' Association Sheds a Tear for George Steinbrenner

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died today at age 80. While I was not a fan of the man, I’m not much in the mood to speak ill of the dead today...

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  17. Seattle Mariners Didn't Do Their Homework on Josh Lueke

    Perhaps not surprisingly, Mariners’ management is taking heat for including Josh Lueke in the package of prospects they received along with Justin Smoak for Cliff Lee...

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  18. Texas Rangers Win the Cliff Lee Derby

    It’s now official: Left-handed ace Cliff Lee, along with injured right-handed reliever Mark Lowe and $2...

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  19. An Update on Japanese Pitching Sensation Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish is God. That’s a wild exaggeration, but now that Stephen Strasburg is pitching for the Nationals, Darvish is the best pitcher in the world not pitching in the major leagues...

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  20. San Francisco Giants Minor League Update: AA Richmond Flying Squirrels

    After yesterday’s post on the Giants AAA Franchise, the Fresno Grizzlies, it’s obviously time to look at what the boys are doing down at the AA level...

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  21. More on the Minnesota Twins' Pursuit of Cliff Lee

    MLB-latest-news-from-July-070110">Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports say that the Twins’ offer for Cliff Lee was not catcher Wilson Ramos and OF Aaron Hicks, but rather Ramos and current Twins’ starting pitcher Kevin Slowey...

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  22. Fresno Grizzlies Update

    The Fresno Grizzlies are 75 games into their 144 game schedule, so now is as good a time as any to update you on what the Grizzlies’ players are doing at the halfway point...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Minnesota Twins Obtain Cliff Lee?

    It was reported yesterday that the Twins made a concrete offer of 22-year-old catcher Wilson Ramos and 20-year-old outfielder Aaron Hicks for the Mariners’ Cliff Lee. If true, it’s a good starting place for negotiations...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 1,752 reads 8 comments

  24. Wishful Thinking: Bringing Carlos Zambrano to San Francisco

    Giants beat writer Henry Schulman wrote a piece suggesting that an Aaron Rowand for Carlos Zambrano trade with the Cubs would make sense for both clubs if the future contract obligations could be worked out...

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  25. A League of Her Own: Belated Obituary for Dottie Kamenshek

    Dorothy “Dottie” Kamenshek was the Babe Ruth, so to speak, of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the only women’s professional baseball league in baseball history...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 607 reads 0 comments