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Baseball Insider: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Eaton In and the End of Spring Training

So the Orioles officially gave Adam Eaton the fifth spot in the rotation but managed to be pretty smart about it. Baltimore plans to keep him in the minors at the start of the season and then use him the second week of the season in their series against the...

By CJ Holley  |  April 4, 2009; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Orioles  
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Owww: Ichiro Has Bleeding Ulcer

He may be one of the more lighthearted quotes in professional baseball, but Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has some serious stomach issues. According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, Ichiro will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a bleeding ulcer, a condition which apparently is no longer bleeding but...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 3, 2009; 9:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mariners  
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Sheffield is a Met

Well, it's now official: Gary Sheffield is a New York Met. Nearly 12 years after the 40-year-old slugger first said he was willing to waive his no-trade clause with the Marlins for a deal to Queens, Sheffield is finally a Mets outfielder, agreeing to a one-year, $400,000 deal on Friday....

By Cameron Smith  |  April 3, 2009; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mets  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

BERNIE WILLIAMS AT YANKEE STADIUM! Yet, it's not nearly in the way he expected to be there. Instead of hitting batting practice pitches in cages at the new Yankee Stadium, Bernie Williams was back hitting high notes while playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" to celebrate the grand...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 3, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Yankees  
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Mets, Sheffield Close to Deal?

That's the story, accoding to the New York Post's Joel Sherman. The writer claims Sheffield would sign for a meager $400,000, and wouldn't start the season in the starting lineup, but might work his way there very, very quickly. It's a move that makes a heck of a lot of...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 3, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mets  
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How Will Ohman Could Swing the NL West

Earlier this week, one of the last established left-handed relief specialists -- former Brave Will Ohman -- finally signed a deal, agreeing to a complex one-year deal with the Dodgers with a second-year option. The deal is technically a minor league pact, though that seems like a fairly simple formality....

By Cameron Smith  |  April 3, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Diamondbacks , Dodgers , Phillies  
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Chass: NYTimes is in the Valentine Promo Business

Since he was forced out at the New York Times, longtime baseball columnist Murray Chass has started a bit of an industry first: A completely independent blog, written and run by a very established voice in the field. At times, Murray Chass ... On Baseball is tremendously insightful and revealing....

By Cameron Smith  |  April 2, 2009; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

SO, THEN THE DOG'S FACE LOOKED LIKE THIS The man on the right in this picture is Rockies catcher Sal Fasano. The man on the left is Rockies bench coach Don Baylor. Both are notorious characters, so your guess is as good as ours as to what they might...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 2, 2009; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Rockies  
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What's Going on With Guthrie?

Jeremy Guthrie will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter on Monday but his performance this spring has been a cause for concern. In his final spring training start yesterday against the Marlins, Guthrie got worked over to the tune of eight runs in four innings of work in a 12-2...

By CJ Holley  |  April 2, 2009; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

FUTURE ASPIRATIONS Adam Jones is headed for a crash against the wall to catch a fly ball off the bat of the Mets' Bobby Kielty, but he's also about to come face-to-face with teammate Nick Markakis, who has provided a pretty clear road map to success for future Baltimore...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 1, 2009; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Orioles  
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O's Trade Penn to Marlins

Earlier we asked what was next for flamed out pitcher Hayden Penn, the Orioles answered pretty quickly by trading the 24-year-old to the Florida Marlins for utility infielder Robert Andino. Andino, who is also out of options, slots in as the team's backup shortstop as Andy MacPhail said in his...

By CJ Holley  |  April 1, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Marlins , Orioles  
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Phillies Release Jenkins ... to Land Sheffield?

If you read the reports coming out of Philadelphia -- by the Inquirer's Andy Martino and MLB.com's Todd Zolecki -- the Phillies are not interested in Gary Sheffield. Yet that seems confusing, since Sheffield would, by all accounts, be exactly the kind of right-handed hitter the team is so desperately...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 1, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Phillies , Tigers  
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Chipper Jones' Big New Deal

Well, now we know what the Braves were saving their pennies for. According to a number of sources -- including the AP (we have it inside this notebook) -- third baseman Chipper Jones agreed to a three-year contract extension with Atlanta, a deal that will keep him in Georgia through...

By Cameron Smith  |  April 1, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Penn Gets Pummeled, Out of Rotation

Thanks to a second straight disastrous outing, Hayden Penn is officially out of the Orioles' pitching rotation conversation. Penn got battered for six runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. With Penn out, the rotation figures to look like this: Jeremy Guthrie Koji...

By CJ Holley  |  April 1, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Orioles  
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Goodbye Gary

Fittingly, Journey's "Separate Ways" just came on my ipod as I started to write this. The Detroit Tigers have cut mercurial slugger Gary Sheffield as he sits on the precipice of becoming the 25th player to ever hit 500 home runs. Sheffield had been a disappointment in Detroit since coming...

By CJ Holley  |  March 31, 2009; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Tigers  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

CALL IT WHITE KNIGHT COMPLEX Ever notice how Tony LaRussa always seems to be wearing the crispest shirt (or jacket) in the corner of the dugout? Or how his Transitions lenses have a special, Miami Vice-like gleam under the television lights? Well, evidently he likes to re-create the sensation...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 31, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cardinals  
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Simon Shines in Final Spring Start

For the better part of the spring, outside of The Calvary Cavalry, none of the more than three dozen pitchers in Orioles training camp showed they could be effective in the back end of the team's rotation. That changed Monday night. Alfredo Simon, who put himself on the team's radar...

By CJ Holley  |  March 31, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Mets , Orioles  
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Now Pitching for His Future... Alfredo Simon

Well Hayden Penn's make or break outing last week certainly didn't go well as he gave up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings and pretty much took himself out of the running for a spot in the rotation. Hoping for a better outcome while placed in a similar situation is...

By CJ Holley  |  March 30, 2009; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

FRIENDSHIP OR FIGHT CLUB? The scariest thing about seeing Ozzie Guillen in a photo with an object to hurl in his hand is that you just can't be sure whether he's going to put it back away or throw it as hard as possible right at Arizona Manager Bob...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 30, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Diamondbacks , White Sox  
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Doubts About Willis' Disorder Surface

When Dontrelle Willis was sent to the 15-day Disabled List with Anxiety Disorder yesterday, there were plenty who expressed some shock at the move. Now, Detroit area doctors are openly questioning the Tigers' medical staff, which claimed that Willis' condition was discovered via blood test. According to this story from...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 30, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Willis to the DL With ... Anxiety Disorder?

That's the word from MLB.com's Jason Beck, who reports that the Tigers have placed the erstwhile ace on the 15-day disabled list to begin a course of treatment for the condition. It's worth noting that Willis' DL move came after blood tests were conducted last week, ending the starters' attempt...

By Cameron Smith  |  March 29, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Tigers  
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