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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Bobby Parnell is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Nov 13, 2014, 4:52 PM EST

    Bobby Parnell Getty

    Fifteen pounds of muscle for the once and possibly future Mets closer.

  2. Yasmany Tomas signing appears “imminent”

    Nov 13, 2014, 3:38 PM EST

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    He could be signed by this weekend.

  3. Alvin Dark: 1922-2014

    Nov 13, 2014, 2:36 PM EST

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    He managed both the Giants and the Athletics to the World Series.

  4. Scott Boras once again stumps for a neutral site World Series. Which is dumb.

    Nov 13, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    Scott Boras AP

    It’d be great for people who like big fancy corporate-sponsored parties. But beyond that it wouldn’t do much for baseball.

  5. The Phillies sign Jeff Francoeur, seven others to minor league deals

    Nov 13, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

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    And I can’t even mock it. It’s actually pretty smart.

  6. Sandy Alderson zings Scott Boras

    Nov 13, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

    Sandy Alderson Citi Field

    We’re now on year four of Mets/Supermarket analogies.

  7. HBT Extra: The MVPs will be Trout and Kershaw, right?

    Nov 13, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    Mike Trout

    It looks like it’s going to be an all-Los Angeles MVP party

  8. Cole Hamels “would love to be traded” this offseason

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:53 AM EST


    Now it’s just a matter of whether Ruben Amaro can get it done.

  9. The Braves are rebuilding, apparently

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:31 AM EST

    evan gattis getty

    Could that make this man their left fielder? And if so, are there enough antacids in the world for me to endure it?

  10. “Keep in mind that all players are eligible for MVP, including pitchers and designated hitters”

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    You may not agree that Kershaw is the NL MVP. But please, follow the rules and consider him.

  11. So Curt Schilling spent his evening arguing against the theory of evolution

    Nov 13, 2014, 7:59 AM EST


    This, so far, is my favorite moment of the offseason.

  12. The defamation case against Roger Clemens is still going on

    Nov 12, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens

    Today seven hours worth of Clemens’ deposition testimony was released. Spoiler: he still says he didn’t do PEDs.

  13. The Rays may soon be allowed to look for a new stadium site outside of St. Petersburg

    Nov 12, 2014, 2:36 PM EST

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    And there could be an agreement on a buyout of the Tropicana Field lease.

  14. David Robertson wants “Jonathan Papelbon money”

    Nov 12, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

    David Robertson

    That’s $50 million over four years to you and me.

  15. It’s “doubtful” that the Yankees will get Elvis Andrus

    Nov 12, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Elvis Andrus

    He costs a lot and has declined in performance of late. Not exactly the sort of guy you jump at.

  16. MLB unveils “Pitch Smart”: a guide to help youth baseball players avoid injury

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

    Little League

    It’s the first step Major League Baseball is taking in the wake of last spring’s alarming number of pitcher injuries.

  17. The Red Sox met with Jon Lester’s agent for an “extended period of time”

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

    Jon Lester

    It’s confusing to the kids when divorced parents date.

  18. Front office leadership grows more complicated. Especially the titles.

    Nov 12, 2014, 9:58 AM EST

    Epstein Hoyer

    But it’s for a good reason. Baseball has grown more complicated.

  19. Brian Cashman’s expectations for A-Rod: low. Which is pretty smart.

    Nov 12, 2014, 8:51 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

    He ain’t gonna be the Yankees starting third baseman, that’s for sure.

  20. The Padres bid for Korean pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim was accepted

    Nov 12, 2014, 8:14 AM EST

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    They have 30 days to strike a deal with him.

  21. Curb Alert! The Orioles are shopping Ubaldo Jimenez

    Nov 12, 2014, 7:12 AM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    A record store I liked back in college had something called “Mr. Free Box” sitting outside. It was where you could get the CD equivalent of Ubaldo Jimenez back in 1994.

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