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  1. Arenado stocks Rockies' hot-corner needs

    Christina Kahrl

    CHICAGO -- As Anna McDonald noted, there are plenty of reasons to question why anyone would move Troy Tulowitzki from shortstop anytime soon. Despite his checkered injury history, only one of Tulo's injuries came while fielding. The Yankees have done...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  2. Why are the Rockies mountain-high?

    Christina Kahrl

    You already know the Braves have been the hottest team in the National League. You also know they have the guy with the most home runs in baseball in Justin Upton. But who has the second-best record in the NL, and who, even more surprisingly, has the...

    Blog | April 20, 2013
  3. Which teams are taking big chances on D?

    Christina Kahrl

    As the Hot Stove League burns itself out and we near pitchers and catchers reporting, it's clear that some teams are making wishcasts about their rosters. Spring training might dispel how unrealistic expectations are for some winter lineup designs an...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  4. Walt Weiss: Daring choice, or a dare?

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball used to be the most thoughtful of industries when it came to recycling, at least where managers are concerned. But the Rockies' surprise decision to hand the job to former shortstop Walt Weiss is the latest instance of a baseball team choosi...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  5. Hammel's turnaround turning heads

    Christina Kahrl

    Suffice to say that these days, Orioles starter Jason Hammel is making room for himself. Having shut down the Braves with a one-hit shutout Saturday, Hammel is redefining his career. The win was his first shutout, the first nine-inning complete game ...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  6. Center-field superstars: Generation Next

    Christina Kahrl

    You might have been one of those children who grew up with parents who, every Saturday, turned your radio's dial to "A Prairie Home Companion," where among other features you could reliably look forward to the segment in which Garrison Keillor welcom...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  7. Clearing the Bases: Wild, wild Wests

    Christina Kahrl

    First base: Carlos Gonzalez ripped a trio of home runs against the Astros in Coors Field. There's no snark or punchline, just simple facts: The dude can rake, Coors is where he plays and the Astros aren't the joke that people made them out to be in M...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  8. Clearing the Bases: OBI-one's a lonely hope

    Christina Kahrl

    First: Marco Scutaro drove in a run for the Rockies. That may not seem like a big deal, but it was his first baserunner plated since April 11 and just his second of the season. Before driving in Dexter Fowler, Scooter was the only big-league regular ...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  9. Clearing the bases: Hello, finally & thanks

    Christina Kahrl

    First: Christian Friedrich made the first start of his career for the Rockies in what might be considered close to the definitive soft landing: Facing a Padres team with the worst record in the National League, in Petco, against the 15th-ranked offen...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  10. Roster roundup: Finding room for Doumit

    Christina Kahrl

    Please think these things through: The Twins might be bad on offense, but Ron Gardenhire's being a worrywart over having Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit in the same lineup is a way to make a bad lineup worse. The issue is that Mauer and Doumit are his two ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. Clearing the bases: Beanings and beatings

    Christina Kahrl

    First: Take your base! You figure when kids dream about winning the game, they don't dream about doing it by getting beaned, right? Nobody does that, right? Well, the A's won on Wednesday in the bottom of the 12th on a bases-loaded hit by pitch when ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. Defining who's Mr. Average

    Christina Kahrl

    With all of this talking about production up the middle or at the four corners over the past 25 years, it might also be helpful to put this into perspective by asking: Who's average? Here again, I'm indebted to Clay Davenport's work in creating Eq...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  13. Non-tenders added to free-agent pool

    Christina Kahrl

    Last night gave us the latest set of free agent transactions, as teams reached the deadline to tender 2012 contracts to players -- or not, particularly in the case of a few veteran players eligible for arbitration. The decision to tender or not was a...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  14. Cubs take a chance, get a third baseman

    Christina Kahrl

    Third base and the Cubs? It's as if Aramis Ramirez hadn't already definitively ended the sad litany of aspirants since Ron Santo's reign at the hot corner almost 40 years ago. But with A-Ram outbound as a free agent, finding something better than res...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  15. Mark Ellis and the three-way trade of 2001

    Christina Kahrl

    Seeing Mark Ellis get dealt away is sort of a bittersweet thing if you have any rooting interest in the A's. It's been a little more than 10 years now since Oakland got him in the huge three-way deal that put Cory Lidle, Johnny Damon and Ellis in Oak...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  16. Rockies poised to win first division title?

    Christina Kahrl

    The Giants might have been the preseason favorite to repeat in the NL West, and the Dodgers' loss of Rafael Furcal won't do them many favors, but neither of those two teams are on top two weeks into the season. Who's riding high early? How about the ...

    Blog | April 15, 2011