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  1. Hamels close to return?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies saw starter A.J. Burnett leave his Friday start early with what the team is calling "groin soreness" and, as ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports, manager Ryne Sandberg "said it was too early to tell if Burnett would be able to m...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  2. Closer concerns in Philly?

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers came from 3-1 down in the ninth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3. The comeback by the Rangers was a direct result of the ineffectiveness of closer Jonathan Papelbon, who seemed to want to point the finge...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Abreu back on the market

    AJ Mass

    As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported Wednesday, the Philadelphia Phillies informed Bobby Abreu that he was not making the team's Opening Day roster, and gave him time to consider his options going forward. On Thursday, Abreu asked for and was granted ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Who pitches for Rangers on Opening Day?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that he had "moderate concern" that pitcher Yu Darvish would not be able to take the mound on March 31 for the team's season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Apparently, that concern ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Abreu nearing end of the road?

    AJ Mass

    After 17 seasons and just 74 plate appearances shy of 10,000 for his career, there's a chance that Bobby Abreu may have played his last game in the major leagues. At least, that could be the case if the Philadelphia Phillies decide to part ways with ...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  6. Rollins rumors take another hit

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Buster Olney wrote about the prospects of a Jimmy Rollins trade in the wake of perceived disharmony between the longtime Philadelphia Phillies shortstop and new manager Ryne Sandberg. "Jimmy Rollins was drafted by the Philad...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. Do Phillies have enough pitching?

    AJ Mass

    The latest news on Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is not good, as Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that he has "suffered a setback in his recovery from inflammation in his left shoulder, which makes his chances of pitching in April seem rem...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Braves spending spree not over?

    AJ Mass

    You may not have noticed, but the Atlanta Braves have been big spenders this offseason, though instead of signing any big-name free agents, they've focused on locking up their own young talent to multi-year contracts. So far, they've committed to $28...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  9. Burnett headed to Pennsylvania?

    AJ Mass

    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports sources as telling him on Monday night that the Philadelphia Phillies "are very much still in the running for free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett." That comes as a bit of a surprise, as just last Friday, we heard P...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  10. Caribbean MVP hopes for another shot

    AJ Mass

    He has 16 major league hits to his name, the last one coming for the Philadelphia Phillies back in 2007. Yet, 34-year-old center fielder Chris Roberson is hoping that his performance in the Caribbean Series might get him one more shot to add to that ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  11. Friday Roundup: More O's talk

    AJ Mass

    Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports continues to try and figure out which free agent pitcher the Baltimore Orioles are going to add to their staff for the 2014 season. His latest guess is that it's down to one of three potential options. "(I'm) told Oriol...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  12. Phillies out on Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. does not sound as if he's planning on making any more free agent signings before the team begins its spring training workouts. "I don't suspect w...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  13. Burnett not ready to retire

    AJ Mass

    Although pitcher A.J. Burnett had been mulling retirement after the Pittsburgh Pirates decided against making him a qualifying offer, a source tells ESPN.com that Burnett is indeed planning to pitch in 2014. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick writes that "...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  14. Tuesday Roundup: Latest Cruz update

    AJ Mass

    There's still an outside chance that Nelson Cruz could end up back in a Texas Rangers uniform by the time the start of the season rolls around, assuming of course, that the slugger is willing to settle for a one-year deal. According to Jesse Sanch...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  15. Yankees could turn to Phillies for help

    AJ Mass

    Now that the New York Yankees have signed Masahiro Tanaka to a contract that catapulted their 2014 payroll above their self-imposed $189 million cap, ESPN.com's Buster Olney thinks the team might have a huge advantage once the season gets into full s...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  16. Arbitration avoided

    AJ Mass

    Friday is the deadline for the exchanging of dollar amounts in the arbitration process. Should teams and players not end up coming to some sort of compromise, a hearing will be held and one of those two figures will be deciding upon as the player's 2...

    Blog | January 17, 2014