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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Dbacks were apparently not pleased with Wade Miley’s conditioning

    Dec 17, 2014, 2:31 PM EST

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    The pitcher denies there were issues. But now he’s off to Boston, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

  2. So, apparently we’re sweating the Matt Kemp physical now

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:53 PM EST

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    And if it blows up, it could impact the Jimmy Rollins trade too.

  3. The Red Sox acquire Anthony Varvaro from the Braves

    Dec 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

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    The Sox are getting themselves a handy reliever.

  4. Michael Kohn knew he’d play for the Braves when he was ten-years-old

    Dec 17, 2014, 11:53 AM EST

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    Right team, even if he picked the wrong position.

  5. The Wil Myers trade is “nearing the finish line”

    Dec 17, 2014, 11:10 AM EST

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    It appears as though it’ll only be a two-team trade, with Myers heading to San Diego.

  6. The United States will seek to normalize relations with Cuba

    Dec 17, 2014, 10:03 AM EST


    Which could have some baseball implications

  7. No, it’s not crazy to pay a free agent for what you think he’ll do in the future. That’s the bleedin’ point.

    Dec 17, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    A columnist takes a strange approach to criticizing the Brandon McCarthy contract. And his reasoning for doing so is pretty clear.

  8. The NFL in Dodger Stadium?

    Dec 17, 2014, 8:40 AM EST

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    Seems like a bad idea. And that’s even if the field would even fit. Which it may not.

  9. Meanwhile, on Dan Shaughnessy’s Hall of Fame ballot

    Dec 17, 2014, 6:56 AM EST

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    Tim Raines and Alan Trammell improved in the past year, apparently, returning to their 2012 quality. But some guys “just don’t look right.”

  10. It is perfectly clear that A-Rod is the Yankees’ DH. At best. So there will be no drama, right?

    Dec 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

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    The Yankees have handled the A-Rod situation about as well as it could possibly be handled. Will the media recognize that, or will it try to create some “A-Rod circus!” storyline?

  11. Rays pitcher Jake McGee had elbow surgery

    Dec 16, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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    The Rays’ young relief ace will start the season on the DL.

  12. White Sox GM says Melky did the time for his crime, so lay off

    Dec 16, 2014, 2:05 PM EST

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    The guys who stake their jobs on players like Melky Cabrera are way less worried about them than are the guys who merely write about them.

  13. The White Sox sign Brad Penny to a minor league deal

    Dec 16, 2014, 1:14 PM EST

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    In other news, Brad Penny is still kicking around.

  14. Charlie Manuel might become the Orioles hitting coach after all

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    He’s considering it. Or, at the very least, the Orioles have not yet taken his no for an answer.

  15. The seats at Great American Ballpark are falling apart, but ex-inmates are fixing them

    Dec 16, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

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    The deal the taxpayers got on Great American Ballpark looks better every day.

  16. The Padres have signed Brandon Morrow to a one-year deal

    Dec 16, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

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    A very talented but often injured pitcher will try to re-start his career in San Diego.

  17. There’s a developer in place for the old Tiger Stadium site

    Dec 16, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    The key part: they’re saying they’re going to preserve the field.

  18. The Marlins are close to signing Mike Morse

    Dec 16, 2014, 8:16 AM EST

    He’ll likely play first base and back up in the outfield for the Fish.

  19. The Cubs officially introduce Jon Lester

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    “Everybody, this is Jon. Jon, this is, well, everybody.”

  20. It’s time for the Padres to bring back the brown

    Dec 15, 2014, 1:34 PM EST

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    It doesn’t have to be kitschy or retro. But the Padres need to embrace their identity.

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