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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Torii Hunter is willing to take a reduced role going forward

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Given how he’s playing these days, he’ll have to. But it’s nice to hear him say it.

  2. MLB tweaks Rule 7.13 to eliminate obstruction calls on force outs

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    After a silly call last week, MLB makes an adjustment in the obstruction rule.

  3. 2014 Futures Game rosters announced

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

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    Prospect junkies: this is for you.

  4. Vanderbilt takes a 1-0 lead over Virginia in the College World Series finals

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    It’s a best of three, so Virginia’s back is already against the wall.

  5. HBT Daily: What’s wrong with Chris Davis? And did that home run last night fix him?

    Jun 24, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    The Orioles need their slugger to produce in the second half. How likely is it that he will?

  6. Zack Greinke takes his boos in Kansas City, says he deserves them

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Greinke admitted to being “pretty rude” when he left Kansas City before the 2011 season.

  7. Chase Utley does not plan to waive his no-trade rights

    Jun 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Saying such things made fans mad angry at Jimmy Rollins. Will they now get mad at Chase Utley?

  8. The Associated Press is shortening up game stories

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

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    Which is probably the right move.

  9. The knuckleballing Chelsea Baker threw BP to the Rays yesterday

    Jun 24, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    We first met Chelsea Baker four years ago when she was a little leaguer. Now she’s 17 and pitching to the Tampa Bay Rays

  10. Odrisamer Despaigne dazzles in his major league debut

    Jun 24, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    Not all Cubans are surefire prospects. Odrisamer Despaigne certainly isn’t. But he had himself a whale of a game last night.

  11. Stephen Strasburg gives up smokeless tobacco

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The death of Tony Gwynn is making a lot of guys think twice about their habits and health.

  12. Baseball is Dying Alert: World Cup Ratings Edition

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    It’s awesome that USA-Portugal kicked butt in the ratings. It’s lame if people think that represents anything meaningful about baseball or other sports.

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

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    Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball

  14. HBT Daily: Did Josh Byrnes deserve to get the axe?

    Jun 23, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Also: should GM’s come under scrutiny before managers do?

  15. Must-Click Link: Pastor Dean, minister to professional umpires

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    There’s a pastor with a congregation that doesn’t actually congregate. And it consists of only one narrow group of people: professional umpires.

  16. All quiet on the Matt Kemp-Red Sox front

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    It’s a big trade a lot of people want to see. Except, you know, the teams involved.

  17. NCAA’s Mark Emmert slams minor league sports. Minor League Baseball slams back.

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Not hard to slam back given that Emmert is a profoundly wrong jackwagon.

  18. We have reached Peak Brandon in Major League Baseball

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    As the supply of Brandons go up, does the price come down?

  19. Andrew Cashner scratched with shoulder soreness

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Elbows, shoulders. It’s always something with pitchers.

  20. Stephen Strasburg throws . . . someone under the bus

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to say who. Maybe himself?

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