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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Did Barry Bonds’ eight days in Giants camp pay dividends?

    Apr 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds Giants spring

    Maybe he’s helped, maybe not. But the Giants do seem to be mainstreaming the guy who was once baseball’s biggest villain.

  2. HBT Daily: Is Yangervis Solarte the real deal?

    Apr 10, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Also: a Hamiltonian blunder and some chatter about the Rivera and Hoffman Awards.

  3. Major League Baseball is “reviewing” Adam Jones’ comments about fans on the field

    Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Fan on the field

    Adam Jones may have been a bit extreme in his comments about fans who rush the field, but he shouldn’t be punished for it.

  4. The “move the A’s to Portland” drum continues to beat

    Apr 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT


    It could happen. But Portland’s baseball enthusiasts are missing the key ingredient at the moment.

  5. Must-Click Link: Scouting 14-year-olds in Latin America

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Dominican Republic

    Competition and perverse incentives have lead to younger and younger kids being scouted.

  6. Did Ryan Braun taunt the Phillies fans last night? God, I hope so.

    Apr 10, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    Mostly I’m just hoping that he’s going for the full heel-turn

  7. Matt Moore has a torn UCL

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Matt Moore Getty

    Yet another young starter staring down the barrel of Tommy John surgery.

  8. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Adrian Gonzalez

    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

  9. Dr. James Andrews explains why Tommy John surgery is on the rise

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    tommy john surgery

    For most guys who are getting Tommy John surgery, the damage was done long before they hit the big leagues or even the minors.

  10. David Ortiz took almost 33 seconds to round the bases after his homer last night

    Apr 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    David Ortiz

    When you’re Big Papi, you’ve earned the right to take a little extra time.

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  12. “Gave proof through the night … that our flag was still … oh, man. Oh jeez.”

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT


    Our photo of the day: Braves Nation shows a stunning lack of respect for its neighboring country.

  13. Dexter Fowler is back in the Astros lineup

    Apr 9, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    fowler getty

    Dexter Fowler started hot before illness sidelined him.

  14. When is a catch not a catch? When it’s dropped on the transfer

    Apr 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Elliot Johnson

    A new interpretation of an old rule is angering some folks around the league.

  15. Billy Hamilton just scored from third base on a pop fly behind second

    Apr 9, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton has some serious, serious wheels.

  16. HBT Daily: Braun and Melky break out

    Apr 9, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Two players in no-win situations help their teams win.

  17. Yeah, setup men need not apply for the Rivera and Hoffman awards

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

    trevor hoffman padres

    Does anyone thing Jim Johnson was the best relief pitcher in all of baseball the past two years? Yeah, me neither.

  18. We don’t need to celebrate Barry Bonds, but we should avoid whitewashing baseball history

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT

    Bud Selig

    The 1990s and 2000s happened. Even if baseball would have you think they didn’t.

  19. Report: MLB to name relief pitcher awards after Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Question: does this mean setup men will never be considered the best relievers?

  20. Josh Hamilton injured his thumb sliding into first base

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    josh hamilton angels getty

    One of the dumber plays in baseball leads to an injury. Shocker.

  21. Adam Jones to fans: “You look like a jackass when you run on the field”

    Apr 9, 2014, 9:21 AM EDT

    Fan on the field

    Adam Jones did not mince words at all. And he’s the first player I’ve ever heard wish a shattered femur on someone.

  22. Frank Thomas thinks the balls are juiced this year

    Apr 9, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

    frank thomas

    Maybe the ball is juiced! Or maybe weird things can happen in a week and change.

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