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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Edwin Jackson has been fairly awesome for the White Sox

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    Lost in all the Manny hubub is the fact that Kenny Williams’ pickup from the last trading deadline — Edwin Jackson — has done really damn well for the Sox since coming over from Arizona. Last night Jackson was solid, striking out 11 dudes and almost going the distance against the Tribe (he ran out…

  2. Ryan Howard had an equipment malfunction last night

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Adrian Beltre shakes his head and says “this is EXACTLY what I’m talking about.”

  3. Who's the next Cubs manager? Would you believe Fredi Gonzalez?

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    On the same day Ryne Sandberg officially interviewed for the Cubs managerial job, word leaked out that the team may have someone else in mind: Don’t be surprised if former Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez winds up a leading candidate to replace Lou Piniella within the next few weeks. Sources say that Gonzalez is at…

  4. Score one point for Roger Clemens

    Sep 1, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

    The Daily News is trying to make a big deal out of Roger Clemens playing golf. On the golf course is exactly where he should be.

  5. The "you can't go young in New York" thing is not Omar Minaya's idea

    Sep 1, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    The Mets’ unwillingness to rebuild with youth would not appear to be Omar Minaya’s idea. Just ask Steve Phillips.

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday's Scores and Highlights

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:55 AM EDT

    The A.L. East tie is finally broken, Aroldis Chapman lights up the gun and Manny Ramirez makes it as far as the on deck circle in his White Sox debut. He’s probably gassed.

  7. Bud Selig is pretty darn happy with baseball's PED testing

    Aug 31, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

    Bud Selig was on the Dan Patrick Show today and the subject of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and steroids came up. After noting that, no, he doesn’t expect to be a witness in those cases, he defended baseball’s drug testing program and even got a little defiant about it: “So, where are all these people…

  8. If I could see one game in baseball history . . .

    Aug 31, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

    If you could see one game in baseball history, what would it be? My choice probably isn’t an obvious one.

  9. Dallas Braden has the right attitude

    Aug 31, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT

    Dallas Braden is going to start against the Yankees in the Bronx on Thursday. He knows he’s going to get an earful over all that “get off my mound” stuff. Rather than tighten up about it or spout cliches about the past being the past or whatever, he’s owning it. When asked about the reception…

  10. The Rangers are interested in Jeff Francoeur? Really?

    Aug 31, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

    That’s what Adam Rubin says.  He (or at least his headline writer) uses my least favorite trade talk euphemism ever by saying that Texas is “kicking the tires” on Frenchie. Observation #1:  This could be evidence that Josh Hamilton really is hurt and the Rangers are worried about it. Observation #2: If Jeff Francoeur somehow…

  11. Oliver Perez feels he's being treated unfairly

    Aug 31, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    I don’t have the audio link — I’m just passing along what Matt Cerrone heard on SNY — but apparently Oliver Perez feels like he’s being treated “unfairly” by the Mets. That’s one way to put it. Another way to put it would be for Perez to say that he’s been allowed to stay on…

  12. OK, maybe Manny did quit on the Dodgers

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    I promise: this will be my last Manny Ramirez post of the day. But it’s a necessary one. Yesterday I took Ken Rosenthal to task for saying that Manny Ramirez “quit on the Dodgers.” My reason: neither Rosenthal’s nor anyone else’s reports had any evidence that he did quit on them.  I thought it was…

  13. I don't care how late he gets to the park. Manny should start tonight

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    According to the Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley, Manny Ramirez’s plane lands in Cleveland at 3PM. That cuts it kind of close for him to get to the park and have anything approaching a normal routine for tonight’s White Sox-Indians Game.  Cowley says that, as of yesterday, Ozzie Guillen was inclined not to start Ramirez under such…

  14. Pete Rose: Pete Rose never had a gambling problem

    Aug 31, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    I missed this when I put up the earlier Pete Rose post, but apparently Charlie Hustle sat for an extended interview with with Yahoo!’s Graham Bensinger. In it he discusses baseball stuff and gambling stuff, particularly the idea that he had a gambling addiction: “I needed something extra. I lost the edge in getting those…

  15. How many wins have the Red Sox' injuries cost them?

    Aug 31, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    A lot of people are playing the “what if” game with respect to the Red Sox lately, mostly in terms of “what if they didn’t have all those damn injuries.” Would they be in the thick of the AL East right now instead of hanging by a thread? In the lead? How bad has the…

  16. Today is the real trade deadline

    Aug 31, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    We all got excited on July 31st — I even blogged on a Saturday, man! — but that wasn’t the real trade deadline. Just ask Manny.  That was the non-waiver trade deadline. Today is the real day you have to have your changes made, because barring some complicated maneuvers involving the disabled list, your team…

  17. Joey Cora is a candidate for the Mariners' job

    Aug 31, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

    We’ve previously heard that Bobby Valentine and Ted Simmons were in the mix, but Jerry Crasnick just tweeted that, according to the scouting grapevine (which Crasnick is extremely tuned into) White Sox bench coach Joey Cora has emerged as “a strong candidate” for the Seattle Mariners managing job. Which would be fantastic for baseball. Why?…

  18. HBT Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 29, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    As the deadline approaches we’ve given the list a bit of a haircut to include just the guys people are actually talking about. Look for updates all day today, tomorrow and through Saturday.

  19. UPDATE: The Yankees are the front-runners for Dan Haren

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:58 PM EDT

    7:05 PM: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, there are growing indications that the Yankees are the front-runners for Dan Haren. Rosenthal writes that the Tigers can’t be ruled out, either, but a source tells him that the D-Backs are telling interested clubs that they are in “advanced negotiations” with one team. 5:15 PM: So…

  20. Dodgers attendance is not what it seems

    Jul 23, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Based on how it was teased by the reader who emailed it to me, I kept reading this article about Dodgers’ attendance figures, waiting for something scandalous to come out.  There really isn’t anything like that, but it’s an interesting read about the business of ticket sales and attendance anyway.  The upshot:  the Dodgers sell…

  21. Ted Lilly can block a trade to the Rays; not to the Tigers or Mets

    Jul 23, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    The no-trade clause has been a big factor in conversations about Roy Oswalt and Dan Haren, but Ted Lilly has some veto power too:  Jon Paul Morosi reports that Lilly can block a trade to the Rays, but not to the Tigers or Mets, who are also looking for starting pitching. Some day I’d love…

  22. Barry Bonds won't stand trial until at least 2011

    Jul 23, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    UPDATE:  Everyone met today, but they couldn’t agree on a trial date in 2010.  They’re going to meet again on August 6th, and if a trial is scheduled, it likely won’t take place until next year. Nothin’ like speedy justice! 11:30 A.M.: Prosecutors and Barry Bonds will meet at federal court today in a scheduling…

  23. David DeJesus is out for the season

    Jul 23, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Awful news from Kansas City: David DeJesus has a complete tear of his thumb ligament and is out for the season. DeJesus was the subject of numerous trade rumors, but that’s minor. The fact was the he was having a hell of a year, and even if he wasn’t rumored to be going anywhere his…

  24. Ty Wigginton suspended for three games

    Jul 23, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    Last night Ty Wigginton got into it with first base umpire Gary Darling when Darling totally blew the call on a pickoff of J.J. Hardy. As you can see from the video, Wigginton got all up in Darling’s face, bumped chests, flailed arms and generally acted like a lunatic. I feel for the guy —…

  25. The Rays are "kicking the tires" on Zack Greinke? OK, sure.

    Jul 23, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    It’s crazy season, and when crazy season happens it actually helps for someone to throw a completely nuts rumor out there just to give us a nice break from actually thinking about deals. To make us laugh. To make us ponder the very ridiculousness of the trade deadline itself.  Here’s the leader in the clubhouse…

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