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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Red Sox will hold a moment of silence for George Steinbrenner

    Jul 13, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    The Red Sox have announced that they will have a moment of silence in honor of George Steinbrenner’s passing before Thursday night’s game in Fenway Park. Highly appropriate. For as much as we get caught up in The Rivalry, it’s long been a mutually-beneficial one. Neither the Red Sox nor the Yankees would be the…

  2. Selig still set to retire after 2012 unless there's "an emergency"

    Jul 13, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Bud Selig just got done with his annual All-Star Game news conference. I don’t have a transcript yet, but enough reporters there on the scene are tweeting about it to give us a few gems: Selig said that it is still his plan is to retire after the 2012 season.  Which he has to reiterate,…

  3. The Red Sox and Royals have discussed David DeJesus

    Jul 13, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT

    Rosenthal and Morosi are reporting that the Red Sox and Royals have spoken within the past ten days about David Dejesus. Nothing has come of it yet — duh, he’s still on the Royals — but there are suggestions that the talk will continue. Hey, I love me Darnell McDonald as much as the next…

  4. Let us remember George Steinbrenner, not whitewash him

    Jul 13, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    George Steinbrenner was a titanic figure in baseball history. He was also a sonofabitch. Let’s hear about all of it.

  5. MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince unloads on CC Sabathia

    Jul 13, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT

    Anthony Castrovince is one of MLB.com’s best. He’s a good reporter and, unlike some of the other people over there, he doesn’t give off the impression that he’s overly cozy with the team he covers, the Cleveland Indians. He’s a straight shooter, as likely to see things from the player’s perspective as he is the…

  6. The fan who grabbed that foul ball from Jayson Werth speaks out

    Jul 13, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    Well, he was interviewed, anyway.  His story — which you can read here — is that he was just trying to protect his kid from the foul ball raining down from the sky.  Some of you took that position when it happened.  As a father I kind of doubted it — your first impulse is…

  7. Join us tonight for an All-Star Game Live Chat

    Jul 13, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT

    The way I see it, you have a choice: you can watch the All-Star Game and make wisecracks to yourself tonight, or you can watch the All-Star Game and make wisecracks to a group of like-minded people.  No contest, really, which is why you should show up here tonight for HardballTalk’s All-Star Game Live Chat.…

  8. Comment of the Day: You wish Steinbrenner owned your team

    Jul 13, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    You may have hated him while he ran the Yankees, but what would you have given for your team’s owner to be as passionate and committed to winning as Steinbrenner was?

  9. Multiple teams are interested in Corey Hart

    Jul 13, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

    Corey Hart fizzled in the second round of the Home Run Derby last night, but he’s still sizzling as a trade commodity.  Today John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants — who we’ve known are interested for a while now — the Rays and the Padres are all interested in the…

  10. Quote of the Day: George Steinbrenner edition

    Jul 13, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    The Boss had a few things to say in his life.

  11. Adam Dunn is getting close to writing off the Nats

    Jul 13, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn was really enthused about signing a contract extension with the Nats earlier this year, but that enthusiasm has waned, Buster Olney reports, as the Nats have been less eager and trade speculation has risen. On that count, Nats’ GM Mike Rizzo has said that it would take “an extraordinary deal” to trade Dunn.…

  12. George Steinbrenner: 1930-2010

    Jul 13, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

    Look out, boys: Baseball Valhalla is about to get interesting.

  13. George Steinbrenner has died following a massive heart attack

    Jul 13, 2010, 9:47 AM EDT

    UPDATE: The Daily News is reporting that George Steinbrenner has died.  He was 80. We’ll be writing more about this shortly. In the meantime, thoughts and prayers to the Steinbrenner family, Yankees fans and, let’s face it, baseball fans everywhere. 9:25 A.M.: WABC in New York is now reporting that Steinbrenner had a “massive heart…

  14. Prince Fielder is looking for a Mark Teixeira deal

    Jul 13, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT

    Yesterday Tom Haudricourt said that, after his conversation with Scott Boras, he was never more convinced that Prince Fielder was going to leave Milwaukee via free agency.  Today we have the article explaining why, and it comes down to two words: Mark Teixeira. The quotes are all Boras: “When you have a player that performs…

  15. David Ortiz wants a multi-year deal

    Jul 13, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

    If delusion is a performance enhancing drug, David Ortiz’s Home Run Derby championship is explained.

  16. And That Happened: Classic

    Jul 13, 2010, 5:00 AM EDT

    Note: due to the All-Star break, we now bring you a special “Classic” version of “And That Happened.” The following originally ran on July 13, 1969

  17. Quote of the Day: Charlie Manuel makes no damn sense, but we love him anyway

    Jul 12, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Warning: even my Charlie Manuel-to-grifter translator was no match for this one.

  18. At least one person thinks there's no way Prince Fielder re-signs with the Brewers

    Jul 12, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    When Boras starts citing “rare commodities,” hold on to your wallet.

  19. Rangers fans are now threatening court officials

    Jul 12, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

    I’ve reported a bit of bad news regarding the Rangers sale over the past year, and when I did I was always surprised to read the hostile reactions of Rangers fans on various Rangers blogs. Hostility directed at me directly, not at the news. Killing the messenger is always tiresome, you know? But at least…

  20. The Nats haven't talked with Bryce Harper yet

    Jul 12, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT

    MLB.com’s Bill Ladson reports that the Nats haven’t spoken with Bryce Harper yet about a contract. Harper was drafted on June 7th. The deadline to sign him or lose him is August 15th.  No one should be particularly concerned about this, however, because as everyone knows, Scott Boras is the agent, and as everyone who…

  21. The Angels plan on going after Carl Crawford

    Jul 12, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Is it too early for some winter hot stove? Nah, never too early. Ken Rosenthal has a new column up, and it’s got all kinds of random things in it. The thing that caught my eye was his discussion of the Angels’ potential moves this summer, which might include going after a first baseman. They…

  22. Why are the Twins, Braves and Angels smiling?

    Jul 12, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    Because they have some of the easiest second-half schedules among contenders.  That according to Buster Oleny who breaks it all down in his latest column. Really the Reds and Cardinals have the easiest schedules left, but considering they’re competing with each other for the NL Central title, the cake schedule doesn’t really give either of…

  23. My annual anti-All-Star Game rant

    Jul 12, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    I moan about the All-Star Game every year. Please tell me if I’m off base.

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