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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Wait — the Mets are charging players to attend offseason workouts? Really?

    Jan 15, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT

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    And you thought the Mets were cheapskates based on their payroll alone.

  2. Rob Manfred is in favor of “One Baseball”

    Jan 15, 2015, 11:46 AM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    He envisions a unified American baseball effort, with MLB at the top.

  3. Quote of the Day: Hall of Fame voter reasoning that’ll make you tear your hair out

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:36 AM EDT

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    In which a voter invokes the character clause because a guy is a “jerk.”

  4. The Braves have no interest in trading Craig Kimbrel for some reason

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:38 AM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel AP

    What does God need with a starship? What does a rebuilding team need with an elite closer?

  5. Great Moments in Yankees Kremlinology: Max Scherzer edition

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Even the most innocuous statements from Yankees brass can set the rumor mill ablaze

  6. Pace of play needs addressing, but the pitch clock should be the last resort

    Jan 15, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Good problem solving usually means attempting the least-intrusive solutions first. Baseball does not appear to be doing that.

  7. Report: The pitch clock is coming to Double-A and Triple-A

    Jan 15, 2015, 6:59 AM EDT

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    Assuming, of course, the MLBPA approves what the owners are reported to propose this week.

  8. Matt Moore aiming for a June return

    Jan 14, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT

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    Moore remains on schedule for a June return.

  9. Arolids Chapman donated a locker room to a volleyball team

    Jan 14, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Which is a lot of activity for Chapman in the offseason.

  10. ESPN announces its early season Sunday Night Baseball matchups

    Jan 14, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    old TV

    Yes, a lot of Yankees and Red Sox. But who cares?

  11. The 23rd best GM of all time is currently driving me nuts

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    John Hart

    But I may be biased and less-than-objective about that.

  12. It ain’t going to be easy to put grass in Rogers Centre

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Rogers Centre

    “If a cow can’t eat it, I don’t want to play on it.” — Dick Allen

  13. Report: the Yankees are interested in Johan Santana

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    He’d cost nothing to give a look-see, of course.

  14. Must-click link: John Hirschbeck’s Survival Guide

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:13 AM EDT

    Hirschbeck

    Life has dealt John Hirschbeck more blows than it deals most people. But it hasn’t stopped him.

  15. Yankees executive’s 1945 pro-segregation letter is up for auction

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:38 AM EDT

    Larry MacPhail

    Larry MacPhail’s efforts to keep baseball a whites-only affair is well-documented. And, of course, he is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  16. The sabr law firm made another appearance on “Parks and Recreation” last night

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT

    Ron Swanson

    In TV’s alternate universe, is David Eckstein a lawyer?

  17. The Dodgers will have a Spanish-speaking coach on every minor league team

    Jan 13, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Which, shockingly, was not already a universal practice in Major League Baseball.

  18. Indians prospect arrested for aggravated burglary and underage drinking

    Jan 13, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

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    You can drink, but not when you’re 18. You can yell at some guy for messing with your girlfriend, but you can’t break into their house in the middle of the night to do it. There are rules, dude.

  19. The Yankees traded for Rockies righty Chris Martin

    Jan 13, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

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    A small move for a very tall pitcher.

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