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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Royals are considering an eight-man bullpen

    Feb 19, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    royals logo

    Theoretically you could have a 25-man bullpen. We’ll probably see it in practice by the mid-2020s.

  2. Of course you want a dress made out of used Mets baseballs. Who wouldn’t?

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    mets logo

    Since they’re Mets’ baseballs, I presume they’re barely used at all, of course. Certainly not damaged in any appreciable way.

  3. Jay Z thought David Wells was Curt Schilling. Asked him about the bloody sock

    Feb 19, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT

    jay-z getty

    Maybe not great that a guy who runs a sports agency doesn’t know one ballplayer from another?

  4. The Diamondbacks are signing a billion dollar TV deal

    Feb 19, 2015, 9:12 AM EDT

    old TV

    Broadcast rights fees continue to explode

  5. Yankees fans: would you give up the 2009 title just to be rid of A-Rod?

    Feb 19, 2015, 8:34 AM EDT


    At least one columnist thinks that’d have been a good deal. What say you?

  6. An Indians minor leaguer was suspended for amphetamines

    Feb 18, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    On the first day of spring training, man. Talking about getting off on the wrong foot.

  7. Hiroki Kuroda says his years in the majors were “tougher than they were enjoyable”

    Feb 18, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda Getty

    This describes any given seven-year stretch in most of our lives, though, right?

  8. Miguel Cabrera has been cleared for “limited baseball activity”

    Feb 18, 2015, 3:32 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    It’s still possible that the Tigers’ slugger will be ready for Opening Day.

  9. A scorching-hot A-Rod take reveals Mike Lupica’s ridiculousness, ignorance and simple cruelty

    Feb 18, 2015, 2:56 PM EDT


    I’d never expect a reasoned or measured response from Mike Lupica. But you’d think he’d at least aspire to basic human decency.

  10. Remembering the team owner who moved his team to get away from black people

    Feb 18, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

    Calvin Griffith

    There are pieces of work. Then there was Calvin Griffith.

  11. Tim Lincecum is the Giants’ fifth starter

    Feb 18, 2015, 1:07 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    It was thought he’d compete for the fifth slot. Today Bruce Bochy made it sound like the job is his.

  12. Andy Pettitte: “I don’t really believe I tried to enhance my performance”

    Feb 18, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    This defense seems to work for Andy Pettitte when it does not work for any other PED guy.

  13. Wanna buy Gene Tenace’s six World Series rings?

    Feb 18, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 11.17.06 AM

    And a lot of his other stuff too?

  14. Must-click link: Alex Rodriguez: “the cheating stops now”

    Feb 18, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    That’s not about cheating in baseball. Not by damn sight.

  15. Play ball! The official reporting dates for all 30 teams

    Feb 18, 2015, 9:33 AM EDT

    Angels Equipment Bag

    Many have already reported. Here are the deadlines for pitchers and catchers for all 30 teams.

  16. The Orioles are close to signing Everth Cabrera

    Feb 18, 2015, 9:03 AM EDT

    everth cabrera getty

    He’s no one you want for millions a year, but on a cheap deal on the eve of spring training? Not too shabby a pickup.

  17. Let’s pump the brakes on the Pablo Sandoval waistline watch, OK?

    Feb 18, 2015, 8:28 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Is it possible Pablo Sandoval is out of shape? Sure. But maybe we should wait for the Red Sox to say so before slamming the guy.

  18. A-Rod derangement watch: handwriting analysis edition

    Feb 18, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    A newspaper which has won 34 Pulitzer Prizes turns to wholly discredited pseudoscience.

  19. Minor leaguers suing baseball over unfair labor practices get a small victory

    Feb 17, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

    lawsuit gavel

    If you’re suing your employer, it’s better to be in California than Florida. Minor leaguers suing baseball get to sue their employer in California.

  20. Please allow me to tell you what to think about Alex Rodriguez’s apology

    Feb 17, 2015, 2:21 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez head

    Note: I did not hire a handwriting expert nor attempt to gauge another person’s sincerity in the composition of this post.

  21. Alex Rodriguez issues an apology to fans

    Feb 17, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    There. Now that’s all done and we can move on.

  22. A.J. Ellis is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 17, 2015, 12:57 PM EDT


    Not really, but we’re glad to see he’s on Team BSOHL

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