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Baseball Insider: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

Phillies Land Reliever Taschner

There's been plenty of speculation at spring training about whether the Phillies would finally add a left-handed reliever to bridge the gap until J.C. Romero returns from his steroids suspension. Well, they finally have, acquiring the Giants' Jack Taschner for backup catcher Ronny Paulino, who was then quickly spun off...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 28, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Giants , Marlins , Phillies  
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Hanley Ramirez's Grand Meltdown

The Florida Marlins have one of the best shortstops on the planet, and they have him at a truly under-compensated rate. Not only is Hanley Ramirez a talented hitter with ever-improving power, he's become a sturdy fielder with the upside to become a great one. All of that means that...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 28, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Marlins  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

SMILE, TURN AND BE HUMILIATED AT YOUR PERFORMANCE In case you missed it, former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was not pleased with Cuba's early elimination from the World Baseball Classic (they were knocked out by Japan, 5-0, nine days ago). And while his brother, the country's current dictator, Raul,...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 27, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Latest Stephen Strasburg Superhype

We call this legitimate because it's a piece written by Lee Jenkins who is, to whit, one of the country's best baseball writers, bar none. His pieces are nearly always penned with a distinct voice and authority and, first and foremost, accuracy. That being said, he's about ready to jump...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 27, 2009; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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New Pitching Motion Could Solve Injury Woes

The man you see in the video that appears via this magical link on the internets is Dr. Mike Marshall, who is doing cameos with the MLB Network to talk about pitching injuries and their treatment. And Marshall knows of what he speaks; he pitched 15 seasons in the major...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 27, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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The Move We All Saw Coming

Yesterday Orioles manager Dave Trembley made the move that's been in the works since before spring training started by sending down the team's top prospect. Matt Wieters will report to Class AAA Norfolk at the end of the weekend after an impressive spring where he has hit .343 with one...

By CJ Holley  |  March 27, 2009; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Orioles  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

I SAID SELTZER, NOT SALSA Clearly, South Korea Manager Kim In-sik wasn't thrilled with the translation of a question or his respective answer. Either that or the headphones he had to wear to get translation just weren't cutting the mustard. Probably the latter, in fact. Just another rough spot...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 26, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Moment of Levity: One Sentence WS Defenses

You know when someone comes up with a great idea and you wish you'd thought of it a week ago? Well, let's just say that FOX Sports' Dayn Perry came up with a great idea. In fact, it's good enough to make this a Thursday with two Moments of Levity....

By Cameron Smith  |  March 26, 2009; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nationals , Orioles  
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Penn's Job to Lose

With Danys Baez being moved to the bullpen, Hayden Penn will start today for the Orioles in their exhibition game against the Florida Marlins. The start, while not his first, may be his most important. Since he is out of options, Penn is nearly guaranteed a spot on the Orioles...

By CJ Holley  |  March 26, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Orioles  
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David Price to AAA. How Will He React?

Earlier this spring I wrote about the possibility that Tampa Bay would option young starting pitcher David Price to the minors, who is held back from having the full deck of an ace by only his spotty change up command, and that Price might not take the demotion so well....

By Cameron Smith  |  March 26, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Rays  
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Baez to the Bullpen and Some Cuts

Danys Baez's bid to become a starting pitcher has come to an end. Manager Dave Trembley informed Baez that if he makes the team he would be a part of the bullpen. Baez, who missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery, hasn't started a game since 2002...

By CJ Holley  |  March 25, 2009; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Orioles  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

PINCH RUNNERS? No, just autograph seekers for Ryan Howard this time. Though, we would like to see a match race between these five-year-olds and the Phillies first baseman. In fact, we'll put a fiver on the kiddos right now, sight unseen. No head start needed. (Kathy Willens/AP)...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 25, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Phillies  
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Derek Jeter: A Latter Day Robin Yount?

Of all the interesting events during the World Baseball Classic, one may have a longer, more resonant effect on baseball's landscape than any other. Here's a hint: It didn't happen in the championship game, and it didn't even have anything to do the Netherlands' monumental upset of the Dominican Republic....

By Cameron Smith  |  March 25, 2009; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Yankees  
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Orioles Getting the Band Back Together

As frustrating as this spring has been for the Orioles, Tuesday provided a spate of good news. The bombed-out and depleted pitching cornucopia got a boost as projected No. 2 pitcher Koji Uehara returned to the mound after missing about two weeks due to a strained hamstring. Even better, Uehara...

By CJ Holley  |  March 25, 2009; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ACTUALLY FLYING! Hey, Twins pitcher R.A. Dickey has reason to be amazed. Remember, the guy doesn't even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. No ligament at all. That's something, so every pitch that does fly -- and knuckle and dip and swerve...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 24, 2009; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Curious Case of Denard Span's Pants

Ever hear the story about the Twins outfielder and his $1,000 pair of pants? I hadn't, either, until I tripped across the lead story in this Twins notebook from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune yesterday. According to the paper, outfielder Denard Span has officially been put on notice that his pants are...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 24, 2009; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Twins  
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Schilling's Hall of Fame Candidacy

As we sit here today, I'm inclined to give a lukewarm thumbs-up to newly retired Curt Schilling as a Hall-of-Famer. But I reserve the right to change my mind in the next five years, perhaps multiple times. Schilling's is a unique career and, thus, a unique Cooperstown case -- the...

By Dave Sheinin  |  March 24, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Marlins Have a New Home

It took 12 years of constant, persistent lobbying, but the Florida Marlins are finally getting the retractable roof home they've lusted after for so long. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Miami-Dade County commissioners approved the stadium by a 10-3 vote. And, in a move that's only appropriate for the length...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 24, 2009; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Marlins  
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Chris Carpenter's Long Comeback [UPDATED]

Greetings from Jupiter -- the town, not the planet (to steal Svrluga's old schtick) -- where the Nationals are getting ready to face the St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Chris Carpenter. I'm looking forward to this one, because I remember the Carpenter of 2005 and 2006, and because I hear...

By Dave Sheinin  |  March 23, 2009; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

HE CAN HOLD THAT ROCK OUT ALL DAY LONG One White Sox fan had a pretty innovative -- and successful -- way of getting autograph attention before a recent spring training game against the Cubs in Phoenix. Now, the next question is: Did he become a White Sox fan...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 23, 2009; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  White Sox  
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Is Yankee Ticket Demand Recession Proof?

It's too early to answer that question, but if recent reports are true, the Yankees sure better hope for. According to a report in the excellent Biz of Baseball blog, the team in pinstripes isn't just ushering in astronomically expensive seats behind homeplate -- which reportedly will sell for more...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 23, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Yankees  
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Shawn Hill is a Padre

Just a quick note to check out Chico's post over at Nationals Journal, where he discovered former Nats starting pitcher Shawn Hill has a new team, and it's not the one many thought it would be. Instead, Hill's trying to pitch his way on to the Padres, which isn't a...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 23, 2009; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Padres  
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Despite Decisions, O's Still Lack Rotation

The pitching rotation seems to be rounding into shape unfortunately that shape isn't looking too good. Yesterday Rich Hill was deemed highly unlikely to make the team's Opening Day roster as pitching coach Rick Kranitz feels there's not enough time to get Hill ready as he fights back from a...

By CJ Holley  |  March 23, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Orioles  
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Local Boy Makes Good (Money)

The Chicago White Sox have come to terms with 26-year-old pitcher Gavin Floyd, inking the right-hander to a four-year deal worth $15.5 million that also has a club option for 2013. Floyd, a Severna Park native and Mount St. Joe's grad, had his best major league season last year, going...

By CJ Holley  |  March 23, 2009; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  White Sox  
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Corey Koskie Calls It Quits

When we look back on his career, Corey Koskie will probably be known as an infielder who played awfully hard every day. Now we know that's exactly the mentality that helped end his career prematurely, too. According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Koskie is officially retiring from...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 22, 2009; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cubs , Twins  
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