July 1, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Link Dump

The Rangers have acquired Bengie Molina from the Giants, SF received Chris Ray in return.

Matt Garza and the Rays beat the Red Sox 9-4.

The Rangers beat the Angels behind Vladimir Guerrero's 2 home runs.

Felix Hernandez pitched a complete game shutout as the Mariners beat the Yankees 7-0.

Matt Kemp led the Dodgers to victory over the Giants, completing a series sweep.

Jair Jurrjens returned to the mound after 2 months and helped the Braves beat the Nationals 4-1.

June 30, 2010

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

Cliff Lee pitched his 3rd straight complete game as the Mariners beat the Yankees 7-4.

The Marlins will keep interim manager Edwin Rodriguez through the end of the season.

Denard Span hit 3 triples, tying the MLB record, in the Twins 11-4 victory over the Tigers.

The Angels beat the Rangers 6-5 as Vladimir Guerrero made his first trip to Anaheim as a visitor.

David Ortiz led the Red Sox to an 8-5 victory over the Rays.

The Phillies have put Chase Utley and Placido Polanco on the DL.

The Tiger's Joel Zumaya will miss the rest of the season with a fractured elbow.

June 29, 2010

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

The Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals 5-0.

Ubaldo Jimenez picked up his 14th win as the Rockies beat the Padres 10-6.

The Cubs have suspended Carlos Zambrano until at least July 15th, is ordered to undergo counseling.

The Padres have some money to spend and are looking at acquiring starting pitching.

Although he is the fans top choice in balloting, Albert Pujols says he will not participate in the Home Run Derby.

The Rangers' Josh Hamilton is the hottest hitter in Major League Baseball.

Scott Rolen hit his 300th home run helping the Reds beat the Phillies 7-3.

June 24, 2010

Housekeeping

As you can see we haven't posted this week and probably will not until the weekend. Thanks for visiting, we will be back up and running by June 28th.

June 18, 2010

Friday Afternoon Link Dump

Ubaldo Jimenez was dominant again as the Rockies beat the Twins 5-1. He is now 13-1 with a 1.15 ERA.

Kosuke Fukudome had the game winning hit as the Cubs beat the A's 3-2.

The Mets beat the Indians 6-4. R.A. Dickey is now 5-0.

The Phillies beat the Yankees 7-1 to take 2 of 3 in the series.

Jim Leyland's son, Patrick, was drafted by the Tigers in the 8th round.

The big story in interleague play this weekend is Manny Ramirez's return to Boston.

June 17, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Link Dump

47 year old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to beat the Yankees. Phillies win 6-3.

John Buck and Vernon Wells led the Blue Jays to a 7-1 beating of the Padres.

Jake Peavy has had his start pushed back.

Kansas City will host the 2012 All Star game.

Tim Lincecum strikes out 10, the Giants beat the Orioles 6-3.

The Biz of Baseball has posted the MLB by-laws and constitution on line

June 16, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Link Dump

The Yankees beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies 8-3.

David Price is the AL's first 10 game winner, as the Rays beat the Braves 10-4.

Matt Treanor's pinch hit triple in the 9th led the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

Chipper Jones said he will not retire during the season.

The Mets have released Gary Matthews Jr.

Johan Santana and the Mets beat the Indians 7-6.

Here is an update on the Rangers bankruptcy proceedings.

June 15, 2010

Where Are The Nation's Best Wiffleball Fields?

'Duk at Big League Stew has the scoop here.

Tuesday Afternoon Link Dump

The Diamondbacks have traded Conor Jackson to the A's, receiving minor league pitcher Sam Demel.

The Padres- Blue Jays game was interrupted by a 5.9 earthquake.

The Mets and Mariners have had "serious" discussions about Cliff Lee.

The Brewers beat the Angels 12-2 behind a grand slam from Ryan Braun.

The Cardinals beat the Mariners 9-3 behind a 3 hit and 2 walk performance from Albert Pujols.

The Giants beat the Orioles 10-2 with Freddy Sanchez driving in 4 runs.

June 14, 2010

Monday Afternoon Link Dump

Wild night at Wrigley as Gavin Floyd and Ted Lilly both took no-hitters into the 8th, the Cubs prevailed 1-0.

Stephen Strasburg was dominant again in his second start, this time beating the Indians.

Zack Greinke struck out 12 and pitched a complete game as the Royals beat the Reds 7-3.

The Angels beat the Dodgers 6-5 to complete a series sweep.

The Yankees beat the Astros behind a Jorge Posada grand slam to move into a tie with the Rays in the AL East.

Troy Glaus homered twice to led the Braves over the Twins 7-3.

June 11, 2010

Friday Afternoon Link Dump

Chris Bahr at Sporting News takes a look at 5 interleague matchups to watch this weekend.

Jeff Suppan has been signed by the Cardinals.

Josh Johnson and the Marlins beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies 2-0.

Josh Hamilton and Michael Young led the Rangers to a 12-3 win over the Mariners.

The Orioles Jake Arrieta beat the Yankees in his MLB debut.

The Brewers beat the Cubs 5-4 on an error in the 10th inning.

The McCourts hired a "healer" to help the Dodgers.

June 10, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Link Dump

The Indians Justin Masterson 2-hit his former club as the Indians beat the Red Sox 11-0.

Derrek Lee hit his 300th Home run as the Cubs beat the Brewers 9-4.

Carlos Lee hit a grand slam in the 10th to lead the Astros over the Rockies 6-2.

The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 4-3 to complete a series sweep.

David Price is the AL's first 9 game winner as the Rays beat the Blue Jays 10-1.

White Sox GM Kenny Williams has indicated there may be some major changes on the way.

June 9, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Link Dump

In one of the few cases of substance exceeding hype, Stephen Strasburg was dominant in his 1st start.

The Dodgers beat the Cardinals 1-0 to take first place in the NL West.

Ike Davis hit a walkoff HR in the 11th to lead the Mets over the Padres.

Tampa Bay beat the Blue Jays 9-0 behind Jeff Niemann's 2 hit 1 walk shutout.

Matt Cain pitched the 4th shutout of his career as the Giants beat the Reds 3-0.

Bobby Valentine and Eric Wedge are candidates for the Orioles job.

June 8, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Link Dump

Surprising absolutely nobody, the Nationals took Bryce Harper with the first pick in the draft.

The big event in Washington tonight is the debut of Stephen Strasburg.

Carlos Silva is off to the best start of any Cubs pitcher in the last 43 years.

The Angels won their sixth straight to take the lead in the AL West.

Cole Hamels pitched 6.1 no hit innings, but the Phillies lost to San Diego 3-1.

Dice-K was dominant as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 4-1.

The Brewers released Jeff Suppan.

June 7, 2010

Monday Afternoon Link Dump

Ubaldo Jimenez scoreless inning streak ended at 33 innings, but he won again and is now 11-1 with  0.93 ERA.

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 4-3 in 14 innings.

The Mets had their 8th straight home win, overcoming a 5 run deficit to win 7-6.

The Orioles beat the Red Sox 4-3 in 11 innings to end a 10 game losing streak.

The Dodgers had another walkoff hit, this one by A.J. Ellis, to beat the Braves 5-4 in 11 innings.

The MLB draft is tonight, Michael Huang at Sporting News has his final mock draft up.

June 4, 2010

Friday Morning Link Dump

The Orioles fire Manager Dave Trembley, name Juan Samuel interim Manager.

The Braves beat the Dodgers 4-3 to extend their winning streak to 9 games.

Casey Kotchman set a Major League record with 2,003 consecutive chances without an error.

Vladimir Guerrero may return to the lineup today after Wednesdays batting practice eye injury.

The A's beat the Red Sox 9-8 despite Bostons 18 hits.

In what is probably his last minor league start, Stephen Strasburg pitches 5 shutout innings.

Felix Hernandez had the very rare 4 strikeout inning last night.

June 3, 2010

Thursday Morning Link Dump

The great Ken Griffey Jr has retired at age 40 with 630 HR's.

Ichiro had a walk-off single in the 10th to beat the Twins 2-1.

The Red Sox beat the A's 6-4 behind a solid outing from Dice-K.

David Price improved his record to 8-2 as the Rays beat the Blue Jays 7-3.

Garret Anderson had a walk-off  hit for the Dodgers as they beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 in 14 innings.

The Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 for their 8th win in a row.

Since Kendry Morales went down, the Angels are now interested in acquiring Cubs 1B Derrek Lee.

Armando Galarraga - Robbery Victim

The big story last night was the huge blown call by umpire Jim Joyce on what would have been the final out of a perfect game. To his credit, Joyce has apologized. Below is video and some stories from around the web.

SI.com

CBSSports.com

Yahoo Sports

June 2, 2010

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

The rumor mill had it right yesterday as Dontrelle Willis was traded to the Diamondbacks.

Carlos Zambrano will return to the Cubs starting rotation today against the Pirates.

Scott Rolen hit 2 home runs as the Reds beat the Cardinals 9-8.

Matt Kemp hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0.

The Rays scored 4 runs in the ninth inning to beat the Blue Jays 7-6.

MLB has sided with Roy Oswalt in his dispute with umpire Bill Hohn from Mondays game.

Lance Berkman had 5 RBI and the game winning hit as the Astros beat the Nationals 8-7.

June 1, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Link Dump

Stephen Strasburg will make his Major League debut on June 8th against the Pirates.

The Pirates have acquired Dana Eveland from the Blue Jays.

Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk thinks that something needs to be done about out of control umpires.

David Pinto of Baseball Musings looks at the severe drop in offensive production in Philly since they were busted for stealing signs.

The Diamondbacks may be interested in acquiring Dontrelle Willis.

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has provided some needed stability to the Mets rotation.

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Roy Halladay pitched the 2nd perfect game in MLB this year and the 20th ever.

Ubaldo Jimenez beats Tim Lincecum and the Giants to become the majors' first 10 game winner.

A-Rod hit the 20th grand slam of his career and his 590th home run in Mondays win over the Indians.

The Twins beat the Mariners 5-4 for their 5th straight win.

The Dodgers won last nights game over the Diamondbacks on the rare walk-off balk.

We'll be back with more this afternoon, I hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend.

May 27, 2010

Housekeeping

As you can see, posting has been light this week, and we will have very limited (if any) postings until after the Memorial Day holiday. Have a good weekend, we will be back to our regular schedule on Tuesday.

May 24, 2010

Classic Uniform Alert

Many fans of the great game will recall some of the hideous uniforms the White Sox used to roll out during the Bill Veeck era. The worst of all were the shorts and knee length socks. Big League Stew has unearthed some home movie footage. Read the rest here. If you want to view the carnage, enjoy.

Monday Afternoon Link Dump

Former All-Star pitcher Jose Lima has died of a heart attack at 37.

Eri Yoshida the Japanese 18 year old female knuckleballer will make her debut May 29.

The Mets took 2 of 3 games from the Yankees.

The Rangers sale to Chuck Greenberg should be complete by early July.

The Phillies are scouting Bobby Jenks and J.J. Putz.

Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa are downplaying a heated exchange from Friday.

May 21, 2010

Friday Afternoon Link Dump

Pat Burrell has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Tom Van Riper at Forbes thinks that MLB should realign.

The Nationals have released Willy Taveras.

Will the DH come to the National League in 2012?

Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun is headed to the DL.

Jacoby Ellsbury will be back with the Red Sox on Saturday.

Nationals owner Mark Lerner took a ball of the beak during batting practice.

Friday Morning Link Dump

The Rays hammered Andy Pettite to complete a sweep of the Yankees.

Ubaldo Jimenez shut out the Astros, improving his record to 8-1 and dropping his ERA to 0.99.

The Braves scored 7 in the 9th inning to beat the Reds 10-9.

Clayton Kershaw was solid again as the Dodgers beat the Padres 4-1.

Jon Lester pitched a complete game to beat the Twins 6-2.

The Brewers beat the Pirates 4-3 to end a nine game losing streak.

Luke Hochevar pitched a complete game to beat the Indians 9-3.

May 20, 2010

Thursday Afternoon Link Dump

Jorge Posada will miss 3-4 weeks with a broken foot.

Josh Beckett hs been placed on the 15 day DL with a strained back.

Trevor Hoffman will take a few days off to straighten some things out.

Despite a 9 game losing streak, Brewers GM Doug Melvin has given Ken Macha a vote of confidence.

Former Astros 2B Craig Biggio has coached a high school team to a state title.

Apparently, David Ortiz told Hanley Ramirez to apologize to his teammates.

Rays reliever J.P. Howell has had season ending surgery on his shoulder.

Thursday Morning Link Dump

Hanley Ramirez apologized to his teammates and had 3 hits in a win over the Cardinals.

Adrian Gonzales had 6 RBI as the Padres beat the Dodgers and ended their 9 game winning streak.

Jason Heyward has a big night s the Braves beat the Reds 5-4.

The Mets had an inside the park home run and a triple play, but still lose to the Nationals 5-3.

The Rays have the best record after 40 games in MLB since 2002 as they beat the Yankees 10-6.

Justin Verlander pitches a complete game as the Tigers beat the A's 5-1.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 9 in 6 1/3 innings in what could be his last minor league start.

May 19, 2010

Wednesday Afternoon Link Dump

Big League Stew has a review of Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America's Baseball Landmarks up. Click the link to buy the book or click here to read their review.

Carlos Zambrano will rejoin the Cubs rotation.

The great David Pinto at Baseball Musings looks at when Stephen Strasburg might be called up.

Mike Lowell has asked the Red Sox to release him.

Jonthan Mayo at MLB.com projects the first 10 picks of next months draft.

Milton Bradley could return to the Mariners lineup tonight.

Tony LaRussa is confident the Cardinals offense will turn it around.

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

The Dodgers won their ninth in a row and fourteenth out of seventeen.

The Red Sox rebounded to beat the Yankees, but the Yankees have protested the game.

Kurt Suzuki has the game winning hit as the A's beat the Mariners in 10 innings.

The Pirates beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies 2-1.

The Giants beat the Padres for the first time this season.

David Price earned his 6th win as the Rays beat the Indians 6-2.

The Rangers came back to beat the Angels 8-7.

May 18, 2010

Tuesday Afternoon Link Dump

Hanley Ramirez is defending himself after getting pulled for not hustling.

Here are two dozen interntional free agents that are worth knowing.

Alex Remington at Big League Stew shows us how rare the Jason Kubel grand slam off Mariano Rivera was.

Mike Lowell is unhappy with his playing time.

The Twins suggest their pitchers try something novel. Throw strikes.

Andre Ethier will be placed on the disabled list.

Cubs GM Jim Hendry says Lou Piniella's job is safe.

Tuesday Morning Link Dump

Hanley Ramirez was benched during the Marlins loss to the Diamondbacks for not hustling.

A-Rod and Marcus Thames both homer off Jonathan Papelbon as the Yankees beat the Red Sox.

John Ely led the Dodgers over the Astros for their eight straight win.

Ryan Howard has 6 RBI and Kyle Kendrick goes 8 innings as the Phillies throttle the Pirates.

Justin Morneau goes deep twice as the Twins beat the Jays 8-3.

The Padres beat the Giants for the seventh time in a row.

The Reds stay hot and beat the Brewers behing Johnny Cueto and Jonny Gomes

May 17, 2010

Monday Afternoon Link Dump

Jimmy Rollins should be back in the lineup tonight.

Tom Fornelli at Fanhouse looks at managers who are on the hot seat.

The Houston Astros offense is on a record setting pace. Not in a good way.

The Rangers may be looking at A.J. Pierzynski to help at Catcher.

A heart condition has sidelined Brewers pitcher Doug Davis.

Huston Street injured his groin while rehabbing his shoulder. (Insert joke here)

The Mets will not be looking to Pedro Martinez for pitching help.

Monday Morning Link Dump

Cole Hamels was brilliant as the Phillies finished their sweep of the Brewers.

Armando Galarraga was solid in his first start of the year as Detroit beat Boston.

Pat Burrell and his $9 million contract have been sent to the minors, Hank Blalock has been called up.

Jason Kubel hit a surprising grand slam off of Mariano Rivera to lead the Twins over the Yankees.

Chad Billingsley pitches 8 shutout innings as the Dodgers won their seventh in a row.

In his first appearance since 2008, Jeff Francis led the Rockies over the Nationals 2-1.

Interleague play is back this week.