Baseball News, Tweets & More: Friday pm

Friday Afternoon Edition

Starting today, March 12, 2010 and running through Monday, March 22, 2010 is a charity auction for a good cause promoted by MLB Umpires! See they aren’t bad guys after all! J Just kidding!

It’s called UMPS CARE Charities and it’s the official charity of Major League Baseball umpires. Their website is AND the auction can be found at . The main focus of the charity is kids — the umps visit children’s hospitals around the country with a full Build-A-Bear Workshop to help raise spirits, and they also host kids awaiting adoption at ballgames, complete with a “backstage tour.”

Here’s a list of some of the items that can be found at the auction: a tour of MLB Network, and signed memorabilia from Nolan Ryan, Harmon Killebrew, Frank Robinson, Randy Johnson, and more. There are items for just about every team, and they also have stuff for football, hockey, and golf. All in all, they have over 100 items up for bid and are hoping to raise a lot of money for the charity. A full article will be up on the site for your viewing pleasure this Sunday, March 14th.

Now onto the latest MLB news, Tweets, etc.

@MLB_Monster: Mets’ Reyes likely to start season on DL (source: CBC): All-star shortstop Jose Reyes has been told to rest and r… …can the Mets (or Reyes) catch a break?

@mlbtraderumors: Polanco Probably Would Have Accepted Arbitration #mlb …ouch, that has to hurt the Tigers if they were interested in keeping him!

Also: The Latest On The Remaining Free Agent Starters #mlb Who would you be more interested in signing, Pedro or Smoltz? AND The Latest On The Remaining Free Agent Relievers #mlb

@Ken_Rosenthal: Is #RedSox‘s Ellsbury developing pull power? Scout says his 2 HRs Wed were “Johnny Damon specials.” Pitches down, in; he dropped his hands.

OR is his power just maturing in his third season in the big leagues as most players do?

@PeteAbe: Towers selects Yankees – Former Padres general manager Kevin Towers has decided to take a post with … …is Cashman looking to retire or is this just a stepping stone for Towers?

Also: New blog post: Red Sox coverage in today’s Globe – Bob Ryan writes that Manny Delcarmen, Boston’s own, will be more… …SO, DelCarmen WAS hurt last year. That explains A LOT!

@MLBHomeRun: Rays agree in principle to deal with Cuban OF #MLB

@ ducksnorts: Giles Retires #padres #mlb #in

@ jhamrahi: Lastest from BDD (Baseball Daily Digest)… BDD ‘10 Team Previews — Oakland Athletics

@ madfriars: Padres GM Hoyer eyes prospects fit for Petco: Jed Hoyer has seemed to be almost superhuman since taking over as t…

@ SlidingIntoHome: Will the Twins have to trade Mauer?

@ sbnbaseball: New York Yankee notes: Old Stadium is going, going …: The old Yankee Stadium is coming down in huge chunks now….

@ BleacherNation: #cubs: Lou Piniella Considering Going with 11 Pitchers in April

@ immortalkid: Fire Brand article: Can Jacoby Ellsbury add power to his game?

@ thebaseballpage: A career remembered incorrectly by so many, NOMAR done right!

@ soxvsstripes: Nice ESPN article from Jeremy Lundblad about how Boston’s revamped infield will benefit Clay Buchholz — Dave

@ prorumors: John Smoltz Rumors: Closer for the Twins? Well why not?!

@ babeslovebball: Is Liriano really Liriano again? #MLB #Twins #StribTwins

@ AstrosCounty: RT @brianmctaggart: #Astros 1B Lance Berkman to have surgery on left knee, out 2-4 weeks. Could miss Opening Day

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