1. More Management Stupidity and Other Thoughts

    The news in L.A. is Dodgers GM Ned Colletti blasting Matt Kemp for his poor play in center field and on the base paths...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  2. Pujols' Agent Must Be Paying Him and Other Notes

    I read an amusing little piece of drivel today, in which Braves manager Bobby Cox was apparently quoted as saying that if Ryan Howard is worth $25 million per year, then Albert Pujols ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  3. Ryan Howard Cashes In

    It was announced today that the Phillies just extended 1Bman Ryan Howard for five years and $125 million. The extension starts in 2012, the year Howard turns 32, which means that the ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  4. Royals Release Juan Cruz

    The Royals reportedly released Juan Cruz today. It’s a move that I don’t really understand. The Royals are on the hook for more than $3 million in salary to Cruz this ...

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  5. Prospects

    The Rangers just optioned Chris Davis down to AAA and called up Justin Smoak. Davis was hitting only .188 after 15 major league games, and Smoak had a 1.087 OPS after 14 games in the Pacific Coast League...

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  6. The First Manager to Get the Ax?

    After a 2-14 start, Orioles manager Dave Trembley has had it covering for his players when he talks to the media. So he says in this AP article. Sounds like Trembley knows his head is on the chopping block and is trying to shift the blame...

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  7. Cubs Move Zambrano to Bullpen and Other Comments

    The Cubs have announced their intention to send Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen for some unspecified period of time to make room in the rotation for Ted Lilly, who is coming off the disabled list...

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  8. Same Old Gints

    It’s hard to remain philosophical after the Giants lost their third straight, low-scoring one-run game tonight, 1-0 to the Padres...

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  9. Stray Thoughts

    I noticed that the Rangers stole nine bases in the first five innings of today’s game against the Red Sox, all while Tim Wakefield was on the hill...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  10. A Negative Prognosis on Bumgarner

    Not by the doctors, at least, but by Rob Neyer in this post on espn.com. Unfortunately, I agree with Neyer — there does seem to be something wrong with Madison Bumgarner...

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  11. Local News

    Even losing today to Brian Matusz and the Orioles today, the A’s still have 2.5 game lead in the AL West, the largest lead of any first place team. The A’s are having a good start, indeed, even if they are only four games above ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  12. The DFAs Come Rolling In

    Two veteran players were designated for assignment today, 1Bman Mike Jacobs and RHP Russ Ortiz. The Mets designated Jacobs today in order to bring up prospect Ike Davis (18th pick in the 2008 Draft)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  13. Can Throwing a No-Hitter Be a Bad Thing?

    The Colorado Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez threw the first no-hitter of 2010, as well as the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher ever, yesterday against the Braves...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 101 reads 1 comments

  14. More on Freddie Lewis

    Fangraphs doesn’t understand the Giants’ decision to trade Freddie Lewis to the Blue Jays for a box of crackerjack. The article makes the point that no way do the Giants have six outfielders better than Freddie Lewis...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  15. Freddie Lewis to Blue Jays and Other Comments

    Sometimes, I’m right on the money. The Giants, with no real options, sent outfielder Freddie Lewis off to the Blue Jays for cash considerations or a player to be named later...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 183 reads 4 comments

  16. Professional Baseball Returning to Australia

    After eleven years, professional baseball is returning to Australia, according to this AP article. Kind of surprising that professional baseball has been absent that long Down Under, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 226 reads 1 comments

  17. Giants Win and Other News

    The Giants have built their post-season hopes in 2010 largely on their starting pitching. To make it happen, the Giants need Lincecum and Cain to stay healthy, Zito to have his best ...

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  18. Racism in Baseball?

    Maybe. It isn’t exactly obvious but there are definitely some worrying signs. However, it’s definitely a complicated question...

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  19. You Gotta Win, Baby

    At the end of the day, you have to win if you want to put cans in the seats. On the day that the Twins opened their beautiful new downtown ballpark with a 5-2 win over the Red Sox, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  20. Big Debuts And a Difference in Philosophies

    Stephen Strasburg and Aroldis Chapman made their heralded debuts in the minors today, and Mike Leake also pitched in his first professional, for-the-money game with the Reds. These debuts highlight very different strategies for developing young pitchers.

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  21. They Really Wanted to Get This One In

    The Giants and Braves waited for more than four hours today through a driving rainstorm to get in their ballgame, but they did it. The rain let up about 5:00 p.m., and they went for it, soggy outfield and all...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  22. There Are No Small Deals

    Of course, some deals are a lot bigger than others. However, teams need to have an idea what they are going whenever they sign a player or make a trade...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  23. Gotta Love Those Independent A Leagues

    Some interesting signings in the last few days for the Independent A leagues. Ryan Freel just signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League, Chris Britton just signed with ...

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  24. More Stray Thoughts

    The major league game just isn’t that easy. After hitting a home run in his first major league at-bat, Jason Heyward has gone 2 for 16 with a double...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  25. Time to Get Excited?

    The Giants won again today, 5-4 in thirteen innings. At 4-0, it’s their best start since 2003, when they began 7-0 and went on to their last play-off appearance. It’s a little early to overdo it, but still the omens are as good as they get...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tom Dubberke about over 4 years ago 22 reads 0 comments