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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Mets could consider Michael Morse

    Nov 5, 2014, 9:28 AM EST

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    Though, really, he’s not the best fit for the Mets.

  2. Alfonso Soriano’s retirement is a good reminder not to define players by their contracts

    Nov 5, 2014, 9:11 AM EST

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    We have a bad habit when it comes to players who make a lot of money. We should probably back off on that a bit.

  3. Minnesota columnist: Paul Molitor will crack down on those wimpy players with piddly little concussions

    Nov 5, 2014, 7:56 AM EST

    Joe Mauer

    We’re up to round 179 of “Joe Mauer is soft” in Minnesota. And it’s frankly sickening.

  4. The Twins are dropping their pinstripes

    Nov 4, 2014, 4:02 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins Photo Day

    The Twins will be without pinstripes on their home uniforms for the first time in 28 years.

  5. Marlon Byrd is drawing trade interest

    Nov 4, 2014, 3:31 PM EST

    Marlon Byrd

    Even a 37-year-old slugger is worth something in this day and age.

  6. HBT Extra: Who sets the market this year?

    Nov 4, 2014, 3:02 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Usually the top guy signs and everyone else falls into place. Who is the top guy?

  7. Nelson Cruz wants a four-year deal

    Nov 4, 2014, 1:37 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    He reportedly wants “big bucks.” It could be another long winter for Cruz.

  8. It’s been a good week for managers who claim they have no idea about their employment contracts

    Nov 4, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Terry Francona, Joe Maddon

    Two of the smartest managers in baseball aren’t fully up on the circumstances of their employment.

  9. Johnny Damon to be a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice”

    Nov 4, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Johnny.

  10. The Phillies are working to trade Ryan Howard. Good luck with that!

    Nov 4, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    Winters in which the Phillies try to convince people that the old band has one more hit song left in them seem to be a thing of the past.

  11. The Brewers are optimistic about Ryan Braun’s thumb

    Nov 4, 2014, 10:31 AM EST

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    It was a down year for the former MVP

  12. Yankees unlikely to pursue Scherzer, Lester, Shields or Sandoval

    Nov 4, 2014, 9:55 AM EST

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    Instead, the Bombers are expected to focus on less expensive players like Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley

  13. Madison Bumgarner was pretty good on “The Tonight Show”

    Nov 4, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

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    And he gave Jimmy Fallon some underwear.

  14. In which a columnist acts as if Joe Maddon was the spouse who left him

    Nov 4, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

    Broken heart

    Can we maybe grow up about how we view sports figures a bit?

  15. The Indians give Terry Francona a two-year contract extension

    Nov 4, 2014, 8:40 AM EST

    Terry Francona

    With team options, Francona could be in Cleveland through 2020.

  16. They’re already cashing in on Joe Maddon in Chicago

    Nov 4, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

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    Now, for just $5 you can look like Joe Maddon. If you want to for whatever reason, that is.

  17. The Dodgers make a qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez

    Nov 3, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    There are a lot of risks associated with signing Hanley Ramirez. Add one more to the pile.

  18. Joe Maddon was interviewed by the Cubs in his R.V., buys everyone “a shot and a beer”

    Nov 3, 2014, 3:51 PM EST

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    Maddon was not short of words or excitement during his introductory press conference.

  19. The Royals pick up Wade Davis’ option

    Nov 3, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

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    It’ll cost them $7 million for 2015. I think they’re cool with that.

  20. Joe Maddon gets a five-year deal with the Cubs

    Nov 3, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    He’s expected to make about $5 million a year.

  21. The Cubs re-sign Tsuyoshi Wada to a one-year deal

    Nov 3, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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    The lefty impressed in 2014 after never getting a chance to pitch in Baltimore.

  22. Alan Trammell returns to the Tigers

    Nov 3, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    As a special assistant, unfortunately. Not as the starting shortstop.

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