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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Photo of the Day: Fenway Park is a Winter Wonderland

    Feb 12, 2015, 9:30 AM EST

    Camera

    Less than two months until Opening Day!

  2. The Mariners plan to use Rickie Weeks in the outfield “a lot”

    Feb 12, 2015, 9:01 AM EST

    rickie weeks getty

    Last year he was NOT into that idea. Now that Robinson Cano is a teammate, he’s going to have to get used to not being a second baseman.

  3. Matt Harvey: A-Rod’s return is “exciting, good for baseball”

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:25 AM EST

    Matt Harvey AP

    Some columnist claiming Harvey “just doesn’t get it” in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

  4. The Indians will have some weekday games start at 6:10 this season

    Feb 12, 2015, 7:18 AM EST

    Alarm Clock

    This is good for beat writers and downtown office drones, I suppose.

  5. The 56-year-old batboy

    Feb 11, 2015, 4:32 PM EST

    Cuba

    Jorge Arangure’s Cuba Diaries series continues, with a batboy who is juuuuuust a bit older than those we’re used to seeing in the United States.

  6. The Padres officially announce the James Shields deal: it includes a fifth year team option

    Feb 11, 2015, 3:45 PM EST

    James Shields

    It’s $75 million guaranteed with a $16 million team option

  7. From bigger seats on the airplane to a private toilet for the manager, the Giants look for an edge

    Feb 11, 2015, 2:43 PM EST

    giants logo

    Nice to know I’ve had a private work toilet in my “office” longer than a three-time World Series-winning manager has.

  8. Matt Harvey is the “New York Bureau Chief” for The Players’ Tribune

    Feb 11, 2015, 1:51 PM EST

    matt harvey getty

    Which is absolutely fabulous. For reasons that may not be immediately apparent.

  9. Pete Rose would love to meet Rob Manfred

    Feb 11, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

    pete rose getty

    You may be shocked to hear this, but The Hit King thinks that if he were given a chance to tell his side of the story he’s be back in baseball.

  10. College baseball is changing the ball this year to boost offense

    Feb 11, 2015, 11:32 AM EST

    Rawlings baseball

    It makes one wonder if anyone has considered doing the same to this Rawlings number, here.

  11. The Padres are said to have made “an aggressive offer” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

    Cole Hamels

    Figuratively, I assume. And not, like, coming at Ruben Amaro with a crowbar.

  12. Apparently, A-Rod should have no goals, no confidence in himself and should shut up

    Feb 11, 2015, 9:53 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    The Daily News informs us about the importance of sticking to reality.

  13. Jackie Robinson West stripped of their U.S. Title

    Feb 11, 2015, 9:19 AM EST

    Little League logo

    The team used players from outside of its geographic area.

  14. Help the Indians name their new right field bar

    Feb 11, 2015, 8:35 AM EST

    Progressive Field

    My idea is not a finalist. It should be, though. It’s way better than the actual finalists.

  15. Wanna buy Steve Carlton’s 1987 World Series ring?

    Feb 11, 2015, 7:29 AM EST

    Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 7.24.43 AM

    Also: were you aware that Steve Carlton got a 1987 World Series ring?

  16. Luke Scott is working out for major league teams

    Feb 10, 2015, 5:02 PM EST

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    He last played in the bigs in 2013. He played in Korea last year until being kicked off his team for “disrespectful conduct.”

  17. Victor Martinez has successful knee surgery. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Feb 10, 2015, 3:37 PM EST

    Victor Martinez

    About as good a result as could’ve been hoped for.

  18. Justin Upton’s bats are on a quest to find him

    Feb 10, 2015, 2:22 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    Cerrano: “Maps for bats. Keep bats from getting lost.”

  19. The practical implications of tinkering with baseball’s rules

    Feb 10, 2015, 1:25 PM EST

    pitch clock

    “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” — Yogi Berra

  20. Baseball executives don’t like Max Scherzer’s deferred money deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:40 AM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Teams hate that other teams spend a lot of money and acquire good players. Film at 11.

  21. The fourth greatest general manager of all time built The Big Red Machine

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:04 AM EST

    Big Red Machine Reds

    That should be enough for the Hall of Fame, but the Veterans Committee thought otherwise this past December. The Veterans Committee is dumb.

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