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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Pitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal

    Apr 26, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    And no, I don’t say that just because Adam Wainwright has been lost for the season due to an injury sustained while hitting.

  2. Jose Fernandez becomes a U.S. citizen

    Apr 24, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Bonus of Tommy John rehab: more time to study for your naturalization test.

  3. Rob Manfred was asked again about the leaks in the Josh Hamilton case. His answers weren’t much better.

    Apr 24, 2015, 4:05 PM EDT

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    Two weeks ago he said there would be no investigation. No he says the league has “tried mightily” to figure out the leaks. Really?

  4. Must-Click Link: Alex Rodriguzez: the slugger with a thousand faces

    Apr 24, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    A-Rod’s habit of destroying narratives explains an awful lot about why reporters have developed a habit of destroying A-Rod.

  5. Kris Bryant is still mulling a grievance against the Cubs

    Apr 24, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    But even if it’s successful, it may not do what he wants it to do.

  6. Someone sure as heck didn’t like the Barry Bonds decision

    Apr 24, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Barry Bonds

    “That guy I despise got the benefit of the legal process! What a bunch of bull!”

  7. A couple of weeks in and, lo and behold, the games are shorter

    Apr 24, 2015, 9:07 AM EDT

    Adjusting gloves

    Alternative headline: Loose Batting Glove Scourge Reaches Crisis Levels!

  8. Alex Guerrero: slugging machine

    Apr 24, 2015, 8:31 AM EDT

    Alex Guerrero

    The Dodgers’ infielder-without-a-position is among the league leaders in HR and RBI, yet he’s only started three games and has only made 20 plate appearances.

  9. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

    Royals White Sox

    Yordano Ventura and the Royals find themselves in yet another fracas.

  10. I am a man of my word

    Apr 23, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur

    It’s like, how much more of a troll can I be? And the answer is none. None more troll.

  11. Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in All-Star Game festivities

    Apr 23, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Could this be a harbinger of his eventual reinstatement?

  12. The ballpark of tomorrow

    Apr 23, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Let us gaze into the future, shall we?

  13. A look at the upcoming A-Rod-Yankees fight over the 660 home run milestone

    Apr 23, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Including a fun idea about what A-Rod could do right now to make the Yankees’ case harder.

  14. Let’s stop this thing about the Royals being “the bad boys of baseball” before it starts

    Apr 23, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

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    But before we do, let us throw our lone Royals fan commenter a bone.

  15. Video: Juan Lagares made a fantastic catch last night

    Apr 23, 2015, 9:16 AM EDT

    Juan Lagares

    Playing shallow, ranging back, hauling it in. Makes it look easy when it very certainty is not.

  16. Contact and controversy in the ninth inning of last night’s Dodgers-Giants game

    Apr 23, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT

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    Ultimately the right (non)-call was made. But it was made by accident.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

    Roberto Kelly

    Roberto Kelly is all like “Me? I didn’t do nothin’?” And Mattingly is all like “dude, really?” And Blanco is all like “[whistles innocently]”

  18. “Baseball is dying . . . LITERALLY!” — Chris Rock

    Apr 22, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    Tombstone

    Yes, he actually said that. In a video that has both some good points and some not-so-good points.

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