1. The San Francisco Giants Can't Hit

    The Giants looked truly terrible against the A’s this weekend, getting swept and scoring only one run in the three game series. It doesn’t get much worse than that on the scoring side...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 461 reads 2 comments

  2. San Francisco Giants About Due for a Pitching Change

    After tonight’s 13-1 drubbing by the Diamondbacks, the Giants have to be giving some serious consideration to dumping either Todd Wellemeyer or Brandon Medders. Both got blasted tonight...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 347 reads 1 comments

  3. Hanley Ramirez a Problem Child?

    What to make of the Hanley Ramirez brouhaha? I’m still not sure. I’ve been busy with work and I’ve kind of wanted to see how it would play out...

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  4. MLB Report: Pat Burrell Demoted by Tampa Bay Rays, Available as Free Agent

    Pat Burrell just cleared waivers (no surprise there) and is now a free agent whom any team can sign for around $300,000 for the rest of the 2010 season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 239 reads 1 comments

  5. Diamondbacks Dump Bob Howry, Acquire Veteran Saul Rivera

    The D’Backs released relief pitcher Bob Howry after acquiring Saul Rivera, for cash considerations, from the Indians. Howry finished the '09 season strong, but was horrendous in his first 14 appearances this year...

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  6. Washington Nationals: More Minor Notes

    The Nationals promoted reliever Drew Storen up to the parent club this weekend, which is kind of interesting because Storen was the Nats’ other first-round draft pick in last ...

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  7. Minor League Notes

    I saw a blurb on mlbtraderumors.com about the Indians releasing minor league pitcher Scott Lewis today, which caught my eye, mainly because the Indians suck and Lewis has just enough to still be something of a prospect...

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  8. Giants Looking for Answers at the Plate

    The Giants just got swept at home by the first place Padres, and it was ugly on so many levels. The Giants scratched out only one hit and lost 1-0, wasting a masterful performance by Jonathan Sanchez, who allowed one run over eight innings...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  9. Stephen Strasburg's Six-Inning No-Hitter for the Syracuse Chiefs

    Obviously, very impressive. One thing I noticed watching the highlights on espn.com a few minutes ago is that Stephen Strasburg used his curve ball as his strikeout pitch...

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  10. San Francisco Giants' Mark DeRosa May Require Second Surgery

    Veterans get hurt. Or, at least, they get hurt more often than young players. The Giants’ Mark DeRosa announced that the surgery to repair a tendon sheath in his left wrist last off-season was a failure and the tendon sheath is torn again...

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  11. Giants Minor League Update: Part II

    I ran out of steam yesterday and wasn’t able to tell you about all the great young arms the Giants have at class A Augusta in the Sally League...

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  12. Giants Minor League Update

    On May 7, I informed my faithful readers who has been playing well at AAA Fresno. Thus, this post will provide an update on the Giants’ AA, A+ and full season A teams. AA Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 228 reads 0 comments

  13. Scouting Umpires

    Here’s an interesting article about the fact that more teams are creating detailed scouting reports on umpires...

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  14. Is Ken Griffey Jr. On His Last Legs?

    This article from the Tacoma Times indicates that Ken Griffey, Jr.’s days as a Mariner are numbered. Aside from his awful start at the plate, and his inability to contribute in the field because of sore and gimpy knees, Griffey, Jr...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 86 reads 0 comments

  15. Youngsters and Oldsters From the Baseball Minor Leagues

    What with Jason Heyward’s, Wilson Ramos’ and Starlin Castro’s hot starts (to name only a few), there is perhaps even more hype than usual about the next top minor league prospects to get the call up...

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  16. Alex Rodriguez is a Punk

    The Dallas Braden/Alex Rodriguez feud is still going strong, and while part of me feels that Braden ought to let it go and move (which he appears to be doing tonight with eight perfect ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 744 reads 8 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs Bring Up Shortstop Starlin Castro

    The biggest news so far today is the Cubs’ decision to call up 20-year-old Dominican shortstop Starlin Castro all the way from AA ball. Castro was hitting a robust .376 with a ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  18. Buster Posey Alert and Other Striving Grizzlies

    Buster Posey has hit three doubles and two home runs in his last four games for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies. The only knock on his performance there so far this year was his lack of power, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 915 reads 1 comments

  19. I Was Off by a Year

    A player I really wanted the Giants to sign during the 2008/2009 was Ty Wigginton. He had a big year for Houston in 2008, and I thought he would be great low-cost way to fill the hole ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 33 reads 1 comments

  20. The Plot Thickens

    More on Miltie! He’s like one of those canker sores you just have to keep poking with your tongue to see if it still hurts. The latest development is that Bradley has apparently gone to Mariners management and asked for help with his issues...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 46 reads 1 comments

  21. When Will They Learn?

    My favorite player Milton Bradley is at it again. Deciding not to let his .214 batting average and .684 OPS speak for themselves, Bradley left the stadium in the middle of last night’s ...

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  22. Random Thoughts

    After last night’s effort, Mike Leake is currently the Reds’ top starter with an ERA a shade under 3.00...

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  23. Maybe it's the Twins' Year; Definitely Not the Royals' Year

    The Twins’ best player Joe Mauer hurts his heal and is “week to week” (meaning the Twins should probably just put him on the DL, get him healthy and open up a roster ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about 4 years ago 72 reads 1 comments

  24. Thome and Killebrew

    One thing the Twins must have had in mind when they signed Jim Thome this off-season is the marketing opportunity when Thome almost certainly ties and then passes Harmon Killebrew on the all-time career homerun list...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 50 reads 0 comments

  25. Come Back, Dontrelle, Come Back

    I was sad to see the Twins lose today, but awfully glad to see Dontrelle Willis pitched six shutout innings with six Ks. It was his best effort since September 10, 2006 — shades of Francisco Liriano...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 27 reads 0 comments