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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Padres aren’t done! They’re trading Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks

    Dec 19, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Will Middlebrooks

    A third base hole filled in San Diego, a good defensive catcher goes to Boston.

  2. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EST

    Justin Upton

    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

  3. The Mets and Rockies have been talking about a Troy Tulowitzki deal “for weeks”

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:05 AM EST

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    But one insider says the package the Rockies are asking for Tulo is “bats**t”

  4. Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring at Costco but got it back. And talks about how Costco is cool.

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

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    He doesn’t say so, but I have this feeling he’s a chicken bake man. Chicken bakes are pretty underrated.

  5. Bud Selig will get a $6 million a year pension. Which is obscene.

    Dec 19, 2014, 7:28 AM EST

    Bud Selig

    Can someone justify this sort of golden parachute? Will anyone even bother to try?

  6. Jake Peavy agrees to a two-year, $24 million deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants

    Dec 19, 2014, 6:50 AM EST

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    The Giants haven’t gotten many of their sought-after targets this offseason, but they keep one of their starters.

  7. Ichiro is getting “some consideration” from the Orioles

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Does Ichiro really have one more year left in him?

  8. The Walter White of the Biogenesis case pleads guilty

    Dec 18, 2014, 4:47 PM EST

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    He’s probably not the one who knocks. Indeed, this crew seemed so amateurish he probably called first to make sure it was a good time for everyone.

  9. What Communists thought about baseball in 1934

    Dec 18, 2014, 3:34 PM EST

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    Between Cuba and North Korea, it’s been a big couple of days for communism. Let’s see what communists thought about baseball once upon a time.

  10. Must-Click Link: Tyler Kepner salutes Sy Berger and baseball cards of the 1980s

    Dec 18, 2014, 1:06 PM EST

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    Baseball card collecting in the post-bicycle spokes, pre-crash world of the 1980s.

  11. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves on the United States’ conquest of baseball in Cuba

    Dec 18, 2014, 11:39 AM EST

    Cake

    Let’s pump the brakes a bit on the imminent MLB takeover of Cuba.

  12. The future of the Rays in St. Petersburg could be decided today

    Dec 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Tropicana Field

    The city council will vote on the deal allowing the team to look for a new stadium site.

  13. Kenta Maeda will not be posted

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:58 AM EST

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    He profiled as a back-of-the-rotation starter in the United States.

  14. What will the future of Cuban players in MLB look like?

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

    Cuba

    It won’t be a free agent free-for-all and it likely won’t be a draft. So how will the Cuban baseball players come to the United States?

  15. A former White Sox outfielder is the Ambassador to New Zealand

    Dec 18, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

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    Sadly, it is not Rudy Law. Though it is one of his teammates.

  16. Chris Davis will have a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall next season

    Dec 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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    The Orioles’ slugger got a 25 suspension for taking the drug without an exemption in 2014. He’ll be back on it in 2015.

  17. Nick Markakis had neck surgery

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:08 PM EST

    Nick Markakis

    He is expected to be able to resume baseball activities before Spring Training begins.

  18. On some days, Pedro Martinez knew opposing hitters were “f****d”

    Dec 17, 2014, 4:05 PM EST

    Pedro Martinez

    If you don’t love Pedro Martinez there is no helping you.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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