Carpenter, Hill named Comeback Players of the year

It’s always a tough competition when disease is not involved: Chris Carpenter has been voted NL comeback player of the year and Aaron Hill has won the AL award. Limited to four starts over the prior two seasons because of elbow surgery and a shoulder injury, Carpenter was 17-4 with a league-leading 2.24 ERA for […]

Comment of the Day: Heresy!

This morning in ATH I said: Ian Kinsler starts the game with a leadoff homer and ends it with a walkoff. Pretty neat! Not so neat that he did it off of a knuckleball, of course — Karma’s gonna kick him in the jewels for that somehow — but I suppose he’s riding pretty high […]

Just shut him down now

Grady Sizemore’s gonna need surgery: Indians All-Star center fielder Grady Sizemore will likely undergo postseason surgery on his inflamed left elbow, trainer Lonnie Soloff said Tuesday. Soloff said “there’s a high index of suspicion” that Sizemore will need an operation at some point. Soloff, speaking before the last-place Indians hosted the Chicago White Sox on […]

Disabled List Shenanigans

Yesterday at NBC I wrote with skepticism about Dontrelle Willis’ stay on the disabled list. Today Jayson Stark runs with that — and with a couple of other curious disabled list cases — and asks whether messing with the DL is a common form of shenanigans in Major League Baseball. While he asks a lot […]