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Craig Calcaterra

  1. 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.

  2. 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.…

  3. George Steinbrenner: 1930-2010

    Jul 13, 2010, 10:28 AM EDT

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. Brandon Phillips wants to see Mickey Mouse

    Jul 12, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT

    Our own Tiffany Simons interviews Brandon Phillips. And Brandon Phillips seems excited about it.

  16. GQ names the best and worst broadcast teams

    Jul 12, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    When they’re not bothering me for fashion and grooming advice, GQ writes articles about sports and culture and other things. Today they have — in annoying slideshow form, but still worth reading — a breakdown of what they feel are the five best and five worst local broadcasting teams in baseball. You be surprised that…

  17. Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan sue the Texas Rangers. This is not a typo.

    Jul 12, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    I have yet to see the lawsuit, but SportsBusiness Journal’s Daniel Kaplan is reporting that Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan are suing the Texas Rangers. Yes, you read that correctly. The reason according to Kaplan: the court-appointed restructuring officer (“CRO”) — who acts on behalf of the bankrupt entity (i.e. the Rangers) — is attempting…

  18. Reminder: get your entry in for our Home Run Derby contest

    Jul 12, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Because the entertainment value just won’t cut it alone, we’re giving you a reason to watch the Home Run Derby tonight.

  19. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    Jul 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    The Yankees display the rare “Three-Man High-Butt” in this photo. Why are they so happy?

  20. Bobby Valentine's reaction at not getting the Florida Marlins' job

    Jul 12, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    It wasn’t a good one, but through it we get a glimpse at what really animates ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”

  21. One of those prospects the Mariners got in the Lee deal faced rape charges last year

    Jul 12, 2010, 10:29 AM EDT

    The news of his arrest and plea is all over the Internet. Why, then, didn’t the Mariners’ front office know about it?

  22. The Rays are "getting serious" about Corey Hart

    Jul 12, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    Back in my day “getting serious” meant that you had made her a mix tape but you hadn’t moved past making out. I’m not sure what the kids mean by that today. And I’m not really sure what the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers means by it either, but here’s what he’s saying: Rays appear to…

  23. Carlos Zambrano isn't coming back anytime soon

    Jul 12, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dollars to donuts that he’s killed three anger management counselors in a blind rage. Paul Sullivan: Carlos Zambrano won’t return to the Cubs in the Phillies series that begins the second half of the season Thursday. The Cubs insist they don’t know when Zambrano, who’s on the restricted list, will be back, or when he…

  24. The Mets bench my longtime nemesis, Jeff Francoeur

    Jul 12, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT

    For years I moaned every time Jeff Francoeur’s name appeared in the Braves’ lineup (which was every single game between 2005 and 2009, really). The guy couldn’t hit. He was killing my team. I couldn’t complain too much, though, because for reasons known only to John Schuerholz, Frank Wren and God Almighty, the Braves never…

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