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Craig Calcaterra

  1. HBT Extra: Who will be better in 2015? The Cubs or the White Sox?

    Dec 10, 2014, 6:10 PM EST

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    The Cubs and White Sox — both teams who finished 17 games out and lost 89 games last year — have made all the noise in San Diego. But who has made more noise?

  2. Pirates acquire lefty Antonio Bastardo from Phillies

    Dec 10, 2014, 5:51 PM EST

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    First Rollins, now Bastardo. It must be moving day in Philly.

  3. The Giants are meeting with Ervin Santana

    Dec 10, 2014, 3:27 PM EST

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    Add the Giants to the list of teams at least kicking the tires on Santana.

  4. Dick Enberg wins the Ford C. Frick Award

    Dec 10, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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    The longtime NBC broadcaster and current Padres broadcaster receives baseball broadcasting’s highest honor.

  5. Baseball’s Most Handsome Managers: 2015 Update

    Dec 10, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    You come to HardballTalk for nothing but the best in hard hitting journalism. And in keeping with that tradition, we rate the managerial beefcake once again.

  6. UPDATE: Jon Lester’s $30 million signing bonus is included in the $155 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:36 AM EST

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    I think it’s safe to say the Cubs wanted him, don’t you know.

  7. Report: Major League Baseball revenues to top $9 billion this year

    Dec 10, 2014, 10:05 AM EST

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    That’s up a billion from last year. Gross revenues for Major League Baseball have grown 321 percent since 1995.

  8. UPDATE: the Astros sign Pat Neshek to a two-year, $12.5 million deal

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:50 AM EST

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    The Astros have gotten more to fix their bullpen before 10am than most teams do all day.

  9. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EST

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    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  10. UPDATE: Reds drawing “heavy interest” in Aroldis Chapman and Johnny Cueto

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:26 PM EST

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    This is the first time his name has been mentioned during the hot stove season.

  11. UPDATE: Braves to sign Alberto Callaspo for one-year, $3 million

    Dec 9, 2014, 6:20 PM EST

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    The Braves will likely try him at second base, though he can play basically anywhere.

  12. The Braves told one team that if they wanted Evan Gattis they had to take B.J. Upton too

    Dec 9, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

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    Which is a neat way of saying “nah, we really don’t want to trade Evan Gattis”

  13. BBWAA votes to recommend Hall of Fame ballot increases from 10 players to 12

    Dec 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EST

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    Which seems like a pretty weak move to me, frankly.

  14. The Red Sox and Phillies are talking about Antonio Bastardo

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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    Boston would send Sean Coyle to Philly in return.

  15. Stuart Sternberg says that if the Rays can’t get a new stadium, he’s selling the team

    Dec 9, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

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    He won’t move the team out of the Tampa Bay area, he said. But the next guy probably will.

  16. Seven teams have reportedly inquired about Dan Uggla for reasons that escape me

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

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    To be fair, there are other reasons why you might call about Dan Uggla besides wanting him to play baseball for you.

  17. Report: Dodgers, Padres “working hard” on a Matt Kemp deal, which is “getting closer”

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:09 PM EST

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    Matt Kemp may soon be on the move. Just a bit south down the I-5.

  18. UPDATE: It looks like the Blue Jays aren’t getting rid of Paul Beeston after all

    Dec 9, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

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    Reports of the Blue Jays’ falling out with Paul Beeston were exaggerated. Or just wrong, maybe.

  19. Lester has four offers in the $150 million range, and one team may go an extra year

    Dec 9, 2014, 8:29 AM EST

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    The Cubs, Giants, Red Sox and Dodgers are all pushing into high-dollar territory.

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