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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Indians sign Jhoulys Chacin, DFA Shaun Marcum

    Apr 14, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

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    The former Rockies pitcher is coming back from shoulder issues and a bad spring.

  2. When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman”

    Apr 14, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The fallacy in which a “smart business decision” is equated with “good behavior.”

  3. Why are baseball games nine innings long?

    Apr 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Old baseball team

    It’s a story of exclusivity of a men’s club. And an odd desire for irrational symmetry.

  4. Yasiel Puig tweaked his hamstring

    Apr 14, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    He looked OK dumping water on Alex Guerrero, though.

  5. Madison Bumgarner delivered the Giants World Series banner on a horse

    Apr 14, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner horse

    The Giants home opener was a quaint, understated affair featuring horseback riding pitchers and someone singing “We are the Champions”

  6. The Yankees are totally pretending that A-Rod isn’t nearing Willie Mays’ home run total

    Apr 14, 2015, 9:44 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    For an encore they’re going to prove that black is white and get themselves killed on the next zebra crossing.

  7. “We no longer need the terrorists. We’re now so good at terrorizing ourselves.”

    Apr 14, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

    Metal Detector

    A security expert explains why putting metal detectors at the ballpark is ineffective, cynical and dumb.

  8. MLB’s tampering investigation into the Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon plods on

    Apr 14, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

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    It’s a complicated case, Maude. A lotta ins, a lotta outs. And certain things have come to light. He hired himself, man! Did that ever occur to you?

  9. Orioles fan, who is not at all a jackwagon, turns his back for every A-Rod at bat

    Apr 14, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

    Pay attention

    One guy draws attention to himself, thinks he’s more important than everyone else and doesn’t follow rules. The other one is the Yankees DH.

  10. A highly subjective and judgmental ranking of major league and Triple-A cities

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

    Scranton

    Not a straight ranking. Rather, a ranking of which Triple-A cities represent the biggest falloff from their major league affiliates.

  11. The Dodgers essentially paid $2.75 million for a competitive balance draft pick

    Apr 13, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT

    Ryan Webb

    You can’t buy draft picks and you can only trade a narrow swath of them. But the Dodgers decided to think outside the box.

  12. Mookie Betts is having a great day so far. The Nationals: not so much

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT

    Mookie Betts

    It’s ugly in Fenway for the Nats. But Mookie is having a wonderful day.

  13. The Rockies have removed LaTroy Hawkins from the closer role

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    He has blown two saves in three appearances.

  14. Video: Ben Revere made a great diving catch to rob Curtis Granderson

    Apr 13, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT

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    The Superman is real. And he plays for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  15. Watch a Mets fan throw a beer on Grady Sizemore

    Apr 13, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT

    Citi Field

    This dog seems well-behaved. Too bad some of the humans inside the park aren’t.

  16. Russell Wilson says he’d maybe try to play baseball one day

    Apr 13, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Suuuure you would, Russell. Sure you would.

  17. UPDATE: The Dbacks are still asking fans behind the plate to not wear opposing team gear

    Apr 13, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Two years ago the Dbacks’ owner got into it with some fans for wearing Dodgers gear. Did it happen again yesterday?

  18. Hector Noesi, five other pitchers have been wearing kevlar padding inside their caps

    Apr 13, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Hector Noesi

    The product has yet to be formally approved by Major League Baseball.

  19. Kris Bryant homered twice over the weekend

    Apr 13, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    He’s 5-for-16 with two homers, a double and seven driven in on the young minor league season.

  20. “Why Ted Cruz is like the Atlanta Braves”

    Apr 13, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

    Ted Cruz

    No, it’s not about their comparable appeal to white dudes and delusions about how competitive they’ll be.

  21. Bryan Price thinks Jason Heyward’s slide into third was “dirty”

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:03 AM EDT

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    Just what the Reds and the Cards need more of: bad blood.

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 13, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Two homers in one game entitles Miguel Cabrera to some flex time.

  23. Source: Josh Hamilton’s contract does not have any special provisions regarding substance abuse

    Apr 10, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

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    The Angels appear to be trying to throw Hamilton under the bus. But they don’t have a legal basis to do it.

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