1. Quick Pitches: Feliz Cumpleanos Neftali Feliz! Here's the Rangers Closer Role

    What I’m Reading • The Rangers are sticking with Neftali Feliz, Frank Francisco, and their two-closer system for the time being. Good. Because these situations alway pan out favorably...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  2. MLB Quick Pitches: Deciding the Worth of the Cardinals' Albert Pujols

    What I’m Reading The parallels between Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard continue, as Howard’s recent contract extension is bound to influence the market for Pujols’ cash-in day...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 767 reads 3 comments

  3. MLB Quick Pitches: Prince Fielder Looking To Be Next $200 Million Man

    What I’m Reading • Id’ like to give the Brewers some words of advice, but the sign says it all: “Sign Prince and they will come” . • The Rangers have this really awesome first base prospect named Justin Smoak...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 250 reads 2 comments

  4. MLB Quick Pitches: Are Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena Tampa Bay Rays in 2011?

    What I’m Reading • The Rays might be built for 2010, but what about beyond that? Carlos Pena and Carl Crawford might be skipping town after the season is over...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 238 reads 9 comments

  5. MLB Quick Pitches: Pedro Martinez's One-Pitch Audition

    What I’m Reading • Pedro Martinez is still out there. He’s available. He even threw a side session at Fenway on Opening Day...

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  6. MLB Quick Pitches: Ian Kinsler of Texas Rangers Looking at DL Time

    What I’m Reading • The oft-injured Ian Kinsler is, well, injured again. Oh, and he’s likely to start the season on the DL. • Speaking of the disabled list, Lance Berkman will be joining Mr...

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  7. MLB Quick Pitches: Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins Establish Committee

    What I’m Reading • Get ready for some comic mischief and summer-hijinks – and all of it outdoors! What I’m trying to say here is that the Twins are planning on using a closer-by-committee strategy in Joe Nathan’s absence...

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  8. MLB Quick Pitches: The Tigers, the Cuban, and the Bold Prediction

    Alright, the bold prediction doesn't have to do with the Tigers, it just fit the theme of the title. Kind of. Anyway, Aroldis Chapman will win Rookie of the Year in the National League...

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  9. MLB Quick Pitches: It's All but Over for John Smoltz

    What I’m Reading • Tune in tonight at 7 for our unnecessarily extended sappy special, “Not Officially, But Close: The John Smoltz Retirement Story.” Sounds like a romantic-comedy...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 630 reads 2 comments

  10. MLB Quick Pitches: Joe Torre Shelves Contract Talks

    What I’m Reading • Where will Joe Torre be in 2011? Well, I can’t say for sure. Now, apparently, we won’t get an answer for a while...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 52 reads 2 comments

  11. MLB Quick Pitches: Trade Rumors Make Albert Pujols an Angry Bear

    What I’m Reading • Albert Pujols for Ryan Howard. For Phillies fans, the reaction is, “Well, we’ll miss Howard, but...PUJOLS!” On the other hand, ooh baby...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 618 reads 4 comments

  12. MLB Quick Pitches: Sorry, Joe Mauer, but You're a Minnesota Twin for Life

    What I’m Reading • Just imagine a Mauer-less Twinky-Town. Through means of a trade, no less. My head hurts already. • So Jose Reyes’ thyroid is due to keep him out anywhere from two weeks to two months...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 450 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Quick Pitches: Nomar Garciaparra Bows Out

    What I’m Reading • A sad, yet proud day in my life. Nomar Garciaparra has retired as a member of the Boston Red Sox. • Chipper Jones thinks the Braves need Jason Heyward in the Opening Day lineup...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Quick Pitches: Brandon Webb Likely to Start Season on DL

    What I’m Reading • Uh-oh. Looks like “Broken” Brandon Webb might be starting the year on the DL. Yes, even after spending the past year on the DL...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 155 reads 4 comments

  15. NBA Daily Dribbles: What Comes Next for Michael Jordan and the Bobcats?

    What I’m Reading • So what if the Bobcats were on clearance? Onward and upward for Charlotte, no? • On the bright side, the Celtics’ Celtics-reach-agreement-with-Finley=1&blockID=191104&feedID=3945">signing ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 386 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Daily Dribbles: Kevin Durant Looking for Extension Sooner Than Later

    What I’m Reading • Crucial step to ensuring that your team shifts into potential dynasty mode? Locking up your franchise superstar while he’s still young and happy...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Quick Pitches: Let The Jason Heyward Era Begin!

      What I’m Reading • The Braves’ 20-year old monster prospect Jason Heyward is already turning heads in camp . The feeling around Kissimmee is that he’ll continue this trend all the way into the regular season...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 786 reads 2 comments

  18. NBA Daily Dribbles: The End Of The End For Allen Iverson

    What I’m Reading • We’re likely witnessing the demise of an NBA pioneer with Allen Iverson’s release from the Sixers. It wasn’t supposed to end this way...

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  19. NBA Daily Dribbles: Shaq Fu Down for the Count

    What I’m Reading • So Shaq had surgery today on his injured thumb. The timetable for his return is slated to be 6-8 weeks. Cause for concern? • If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em take their bench warmers off their hands...

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  20. NBA Daily Dribbles: The Ilgauskas and the Odyssey

    What I’m Reading • Start lining up the suitors for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. This could get ugly . • The sale of the Bobcats is expected to be completed in the next three days, possibly as early as today...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 407 reads 2 comments

  21. NBA Daily Dribbles: No Boundaries Association?

    What I’m Reading • Just how infected with side deals is the NBA? Apparently more than originally thought and right now, there isn’t much the league can do about it...

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  22. NBA Daily Dribbles: Chicago Bulls, the Top Choice of your 2010 Free Agent Class

      What I’m Reading   The Bulls are positioning themselves to be one of the more attractive locations for high-end free agents over the summer. Yes, free agents. Plural. The AI experiment hasn’t worked so well in Philly...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 965 reads 2 comments

  23. NBA Daily Dribbles: Extended Stay in New York for Tracy McGrady?

    What I’m Reading • So T-Mac can still play. Duh. In other news, the Knicks may have to part with David Lee if they intend on making a run for LeBron. They’re OK with that…Duh. • Good one, Utah...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 1,134 reads 6 comments

  24. LeBron James In NBA Daily Dribbles: Will He Walk Out On the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    What I’m Reading • The Clippers cleared some cap room at the deadline that will help them compete this summer when free agency season rolls around...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 802 reads 3 comments

  25. NBA Daily Dribbles-Trade Rumors: Who's It Gonna Be?

      Countdown to NBA Trade Deadline: Tomorrow!   What I’m Reading • While Amar’e is the “sexier” fit in Cleveland, the Cavs are still torn between Stoudemire and Antawn Jamison, and talks are reportedly intensifying with Washington...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 1,207 reads 1 comments