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Topic - Willie Bloomquist
On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades.
As Scott Kazmir and Willie Bloomquist found new teams and other big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
How dare the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in "our" swimming pool? That was the general sentiment of indignation after Adrian Gonzalez and 20 or so other Dodgers left the champagne-soaked visitors' clubhouse and jumped into the iconic Chase Field pool in jubilation after clinching the NL West title in Phoenix.
How dare the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate in "our" swimming pool?
Nyjer Morgan denounced his "haters." He suggested he might celebrate by taking a nice, relaxing bath. Then he erupted with a cackle.
Yovani Gallardo readily calls this start the biggest of his career. Ian Kennedy hoped for any chance to pitch again this season.
Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
The newest Arizona Diamondbacks are pretty old by baseball standards, some of them borderline ancient.
Down to only two fully healthy outfielders for their playoff push, the Cincinnati Reds acquired utilityman Willie Bloomquist from the Kansas City Royals on Monday for either a player to be named or cash.
"Congrats to Dodgers for winning the west — they earned it on the field," Bloomquist wrote. "I just wasn't raised to boast in your opponent's face."
"Congrats to Dodgers for winning the west _ they earned it on the field," Bloomquist wrote. "I just wasn't raised to boast in your opponent's face."