By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A quiet winter meetings figures to lead to a busy rest of December, given how few moves actually got finished at sprawling Opryland hotel.
As baseball's new Mr. Moneybags, Ned Colletti gets mentioned when almost any free agent is discussed this offseason.
Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday.
Johan Santana is done for the year, and to say he had an up-and-down season would be an understatement of Cy Young proportions.
The Atlanta Braves boosted their rotation and added a right-handed bat to their bench Monday night by acquiring lefty Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from the Chicago Cubs.
The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes. Now, they'll try to capture the ultimate prize.
The Texas Rangers won the Ryan Dempster sweepstakes, acquiring the Chicago Cubs ace for two minor leaguers moments before Tuesday's trade deadline.
Johan Santana is taking a break, whether he wants to or not.
Stuck with an injury-stricken squad, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson turned to usual left fielder Laynce Nix before the top of the seventh inning Monday and, in desperate need of a first baseman, asked the towering Texan when the last time he played the position was.
The first player Ned Colletti acquired in a trade after the Los Angeles Dodgers hired him as general manager in 2006 was Andre Ethier, a little-known outfield prospect from the Oakland Athletics.
Catcher Koyie Hill and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to an $850,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Kansas City Royals for a pair of minor leaguers Wednesday night, trying to replenish their outfield and boost their chances in the NL West.
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Manny Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list and had him batting cleanup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Not that manager Joe Torre was expecting a big power influx.
"Those streaks are tough, especially when you're closing in on 30 games," said former Dodger teammate Reed Johnson, who hit in a career-best 20 straight in 2003 with Toronto. "For some reason, that just sounds like a big number. So once you get to 30, then you're really doing something."
"It's always refreshing to see a guy who puts in all that work and does everything the right way, as far as preparing himself for a game, to get rewarded and have that kind of success," said Johnson, now with the Cubs. "Andre just doesn't get out of his plan or what he wants to do at the plate, no matter what the situation is."