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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EST

    David Ross

    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

  2. More from the underbelly of the A-Rod Conspiracy Industrial Complex

    Dec 19, 2014, 4:47 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    All baseball moves the Yankees make must be construed as pro-A-Rod or anti-A-Rod. There are literally no other reasons the Yankees make baseball moves.

  3. Baseball will lobby to have Congress exempt minor leaguers from the Fair Labor Standards Act

    Dec 19, 2014, 3:25 PM EST

    Minor League baseball

    Minor League Baseball’s top lobbyist wants minor leaguers classified as if they were babysitters and seasonal farm workers.

  4. If you ever wanted to make “Darryl Strawberry money” now you can. Quite literally.

    Dec 19, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

    New York Mets

    It’s complicated. But you can bid on his deferred compensation, payable by the Mets.

  5. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  6. Bud Selig to be named “Commissioner Emeritus”

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    Bud is still going to be CCd on all the imporant emails, it seems.

  7. UPDATE: Nope: David Ross is going to the Cubs.

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

    David Ross

    One player the Padres did NOT get.

  8. So, Cole Hamels is next for the Padres, right?

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

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    File this under “wild speculation” but it makes all kinds of sense.

  9. The Padres aren’t done! They’re trading Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Will Middlebrooks

    A third base hole filled in San Diego, a good defensive catcher goes to Boston.

  10. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

  11. The Mets and Rockies have been talking about a Troy Tulowitzki deal “for weeks”

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:05 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    But one insider says the package the Rockies are asking for Tulo is “bats**t”

  12. Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring at Costco but got it back. And talks about how Costco is cool.

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

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    He doesn’t say so, but I have this feeling he’s a chicken bake man. Chicken bakes are pretty underrated.

  13. Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene.

    Dec 19, 2014, 7:28 AM EST

    Bud Selig

    Can someone justify this sort of golden parachute? Will anyone even bother to try?

  14. Jake Peavy agrees to a two-year, $24 million deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants

    Dec 19, 2014, 6:50 AM EST

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    The Giants haven’t gotten many of their sought-after targets this offseason, but they keep one of their starters.

  15. Ichiro is getting “some consideration” from the Orioles

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Does Ichiro really have one more year left in him?

  16. The Walter White of the Biogenesis case pleads guilty

    Dec 18, 2014, 4:47 PM EST

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    He’s probably not the one who knocks. Indeed, this crew seemed so amateurish he probably called first to make sure it was a good time for everyone.

  17. What Communists thought about baseball in 1934

    Dec 18, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

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    Between Cuba and North Korea, it’s been a big couple of days for communism. Let’s see what communists thought about baseball once upon a time.

  18. Must-Click Link: Tyler Kepner salutes Sy Berger and baseball cards of the 1980s

    Dec 18, 2014, 1:06 PM EST

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    Baseball card collecting in the post-bicycle spokes, pre-crash world of the 1980s.

  19. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves on the United States’ conquest of baseball in Cuba

    Dec 18, 2014, 11:39 AM EST

    Cake

    Let’s pump the brakes a bit on the imminent MLB takeover of Cuba.

  20. The future of the Rays in St. Petersburg could be decided today

    Dec 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Tropicana Field

    The city council will vote on the deal allowing the team to look for a new stadium site.

  21. Kenta Maeda will not be posted

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EST

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    He profiled as a back-of-the-rotation starter in the United States.

  22. What will the future of Cuban players in MLB look like?

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

    Cuba

    It won’t be a free agent free-for-all and it likely won’t be a draft. So how will the Cuban baseball players come to the United States?

  23. A former White Sox outfielder is the Ambassador to New Zealand

    Dec 18, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

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    Sadly, it is not Rudy Law. Though it is one of his teammates.

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