1. MLB: Remember These Guys?

    In this era of expansion, no pitcher is ever too old or too arm-worn not to get one more chance. The Nationals have reportedly signed 44-year-old Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez to a minor-league contract...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 592 reads 5 comments

  2. Anthony Ranauldo Wants Top-10 Bonus Money from the Boston Red Sox

    Anthony Ranauldo, the right-handed pitcher out of LSU the Red Sox selected with the 39th pick of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, wants top-10 signing money or he’s going ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 434 reads 5 comments

  3. General Manager Brian Sabean's Poker Face Doesn't Help San Francisco Giants

    Here’s an article from Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News about San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean and his desire to hold information close to the vest...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 370 reads 2 comments

  4. Still More on the Bengie Molina Trade

    The Bengie Molina trade has been getting a lot of attention on the Internet, I assume because Bengie was once a big star and because people have wildly varying opinions of his value as a ballplayer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 162 reads 1 comments

  5. More on the Bengie Molina Trade

    It’s been reported that the Giants will be sending about $2 million along with Bengie Molina to Texas, which means the Giants got almost nothing for him unless Chris Ray ends up surprising almost everyone...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 782 reads 1 comments

  6. Bengie Molina Dealt to Texas Rangers

    The Giants sent catcher Bengie Molina to Texas today for RHP reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named later in a deal that developed very quickly. Giants management is extremely good at keeping trade negotiations secret until a deal is announced...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 127 reads 1 comments

  7. When Did Jamey Carroll Become Such a Good Player?

    I was looking at the box score of the Giants-Dodgers game today, and aside from the fact that the Dodgers are thumping the Giants, I noticed that Jamey Carroll was having a big day ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 486 reads 1 comments

  8. MLB Teams Should be Able to Trade Draft Picks

    Here’s an article from mlbtraderumors.com which states that the MLB Players’ Association is not opposed to the idea of allowing teams to trade draft picks. Neither am I...

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  9. Chicago Cubs to Put Carlos Zambrano on Restricted List and Other MLB Notes

    I saw a report on mlbtraderumors.com today that the Cubs have decided to place Carlos Zambrano on the Restricted List the way they did with Milton Bradley late last season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 285 reads 5 comments

  10. The Latest Blow-Up in Chi-Town: Carlos Zambrano Suspended Indefinitely

    Maybe it wasn’t Milton Bradley (although I definitely think it was) after all. Now the Cubs have sent another renowned hot-head home for the day, suspending Carlos Zambrano indefinitely ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 616 reads 0 comments

  11. Three Home Runs in One Gameā€”Fun Facts

    In keeping with today’s theme inspired by Dustin Pedroia’s three home run game against the Rockies, here is a list of every player to have hit three or more home runs in a major league game ...

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  12. Where Are the African American Baseball Players?

    Here’s an AP article today which points out that of the 269 players on the eight teams playing in the College World Series this year, only eight are African American...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 599 reads 3 comments

  13. Least Likely Player Ever to Hit Four Home Runs in One Game

    I noticed that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit three home runs yesterday in the rarefied air of Coors Field in Denver...

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  14. Augusta GreenJackets Update

    The Class A South Atlantic League plays its All-Star Game today. On the Southern Division’s team are RHP Jorge Bucardo and Jose Casilla, catcher Tommy Joseph and 3B Chris Dominguez...

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  15. San Jose Giants Mid-Season Update

    The Class A+ California League plays its All-Star Game today in Myrtle Beach, S.C., against the Class A+ Carolina League...

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  16. Chicago Cubs Have a Stable of Impressive Young Studs

    The 2010 Cubs are a team I think of as being full of geezers, with Marlon Byrd, Mike Fontinot, Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukodome, Xavier Nady, Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster and Carlos Silva all over 30...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 614 reads 1 comments

  17. Tampa Bay Rays' Rockin' Rookies

    A couple of days ago I noticed how well Rays' rookies catcher John Jaso and 2B/SS Reid Brignac are playing. I’ve seen very little written about either of them, so I thought I’d try to fill the void...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  18. Chicago White Sox Sign Chris Sale

    The White Sox announced the signing of their first round pick LHP Chris Sale for $1.656 million. Sale was rated the top college left-hander after Drew Pomerantz in most of the mock ...

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  19. Who's Left after Mike Stanton?

    Now that the Marlins have called up Mike Stanton from AA Jacksonville, are there any other players in AA ball that we might see in the majors before the season is out? The following ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 287 reads 1 comments

  20. Pablo Sandoval's Sophomore Slump

    Almost as surely as flowers bloom in the spring, great young hitters slump in their second full seasons in the major leagues...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 701 reads 1 comments

  21. Ballplayers Available

    Florida Marlins: In a move which makes me think there’s more to it than performance, the Marlins have designated 27-year-old, left-handed reliever Renyel Pinto for assignment in order to call up 27-year-old, right-handed reliever Tim Wood...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 404 reads 1 comments

  22. The Pacific Coast League's Top Prospects

    Here are some of the best-looking prospects still playing in the AAA Pacific Coast League after the recent wave of major league promotions...

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  23. Pirates' Pedro Alvarez Gets Called Up: Which Major League Prospects Are Next?

    I’m sure you’ve heard the Pirates have finally decided to call up third baseman Pedro Alvarez. In addition to Alvarez, Neil Walker, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata have gotten the call within the last month...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 472 reads 1 comments

  24. Oakland A's Acquire Conor Jackson

    The A’s acquired 1B/LF Conor Jackson from the Diamondbacks for minor league RHP Sam Demel today. It’s a very small move, and on balance, I think I’d rather have Demel than Jackson...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 156 reads 1 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants Minor League Notes

    I plan to write a more thorough run-down of the Giants’ minor league performers around the All-Star break, but I thought I’d give you a few of the highlights at the moment...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 592 reads 1 comments