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Eli .. Patient Expert

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Eli founded MLB Rumors in November 2006, and still maintains it everyday.
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We're Moving! by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Eli's MLB Rumors will be moving in the next day or two to a new platform. We will be joining SB Nation under a new name, MLB Daily Dish. The site will be exactly the same, a ... Read on »
Report: Sosa Tested Positive by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball The New York Times is reporting that free agent outfielder Sammy Sosa tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Sosa was among the 104 players who tested positive for ... Read on »
Cubs Fire Hitting Coach Gerald Perry by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball After 2 1/2 seasons, the Cubs have fired hitting coach Gerald Perry. The move comes after the teams .246 batting average, which ranks last among the National League. He will ... Read on »
Pedro Martinez Update by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez is still working out in the Dominican Republic in preparation for a team making him an offer. The economic recession has tightened the belt ... Read on »
Nationals to Fire Acta by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Nationals will fire manager Manny Acta and replace him with bench coach Jim Riggleman. Acta has been with the team since ... Read on »
Peavy Out For A Month by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Padres pitcher Jake Peavy is expected to miss at least a mont h with an ankle injury, meaning he may be out until after the All-Star Break. He was scratched from his Sa ... Read on »
Hangin' With Hunter with Big Papi by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball One of my favorite shows from last season, Hangin' with Hunter is back. Angels outfielder Torii Hunter kicks off this season with Big Papi. This story ... Read on »
Cardinals Interested In Tejada by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the Cardinals have interest in Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada. Tejada is hitting .355 with 6 home runs and 21 do ... Read on »
Check out Down on the Farm! by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball I am writing a new blog for the Chicago Tribune's online network, Chicago Now, which covers the Cubs and White Sox top minor league prospects. The site, Down on the Farm, is ... Read on »
Nationals Sign Storen, Strasburg Next by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball The Nationals have come to terms with their 10th overall pick, Drew Storen. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a sophomore at Standford, Storen went 7-1 with a 3.8 ... Read on »
Should the Dodgers Trade Pierre? by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Dodgers outfielder Juan Pierre has stepped up big time since Manny Ramirez was suspended, hitting .352 with 28 runs scored, 13 stolen bases, and a .412 on-base percentage. P ... Read on »
Jays' Litsch Out For Season by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball ESPN.com is reporting that Jays pitcher Jesse Litsch will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Litsch, a 13 game winner last season, is just ... Read on »
Nationals Select Strasburg by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball The Washington Nationals selected pitcher Stephen Strasburg with the first overall pick in the MLB Draft today. Strasburg was 13-1 with 195 strike outs in 109 innings for th ... Read on »
Bell to Cubs? by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Padres closer Heath Bell is 2-1 in 25 games with 1.42 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP, but is making just 1.5 million dollars in 2009. Bell won't be a free agent until after the 2011 se ... Read on »
White Sox Sign Garcia by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball The White Sox have signed pitcher Freddy Garcia. Garcia was with the team in 2005 when they won the World Series, winning the series clinching game four. Garcia, who was rel ... Read on »
Pavano to Phillies? by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball With the Phillies pitching rotation still in ruins, the Phillies front office may start asking around for available pitchers. One of those guys could very well be Indians ... Read on »
Phillies Eye Penny by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball A scout has confirmed an ESPN.com report that the Phillies called the Red Sox about pitcher Brad Penny. Despite a 5-2 record, Penny owns a 5.85 ERA in 11 games with a 1.60 W ... Read on »
Angels Could Move Aybar by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Angels shortstop Erik Aybar is hit .303 in the month of May, bringing his season total to a .277 average with 1 home run. Aybar, 25, is blocking top prospect Brandon Wood, w ... Read on »
Gibson Has Stress Fracture by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson has a stress fracture in his right forearm and will be out for six weeks. This will definitely hurt his draft stock for Tuesday's amateur draft, ... Read on »
Putz Likely Done With Mets by Eli .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Baseball/Softball Mets relief pitcher J.J. Putz is scheduled to have elbow surgery, and will be out for 10-12 weeks. Putz, who is 1-4 with a 5.22 ERA in 29 games, has not made a successful tr ... Read on »