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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Should the Dodgers trade Matt Kemp? No! But not for the reasons you think

    Jun 25, 2010, 2:13 PM EST

    Ken Rosenthal has a bold idea for the Dodgers. After listing all the things that ail the currently-slumping boys in blue, Robo says: General manager Ned Colletti needs to be pragmatic. He needs to be creative. He needs to trade center fielder Matt Kemp. This is dumb.  But maybe not for the reasons you’re thinking.…

  2. Johan Santana admitted to consensual sex with his accusor

    Jun 25, 2010, 1:20 PM EST

    The Smoking Gun yesterday provided more details regarding the sexual battery allegations made against Johan Santana last fall.  Expanding on the TMZ stuff, TSG’s report includes Santana’s statements to law enforcement and additional docs from the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Department.  The upshot: Santana says — and explains in pretty graphic detail — that the…

  3. The Rangers hearing is back to July 9th

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    Remember yesterday how I said that it probably wasn’t that big a deal that the mediation and hearing in the Rangers’ case got moved to July 16th and July 22nd, respectively? Well, apparently Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan thought it was a big deal, because they filed a motion late yesterday asking that they be…

  4. Bobby Cox gets colorful about Jeff Loria

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:14 PM EST

    When Fredi Gonzalez was fired the other day Bobby Cox — Gonzalez’s former boss — was quoted waxing admiringly about Gonzalez. He said some stuff about Jeff Loria too, however. Fun stuff that I didn’t see until this morning: “I know that guy is unpredictable, but I was still . . . After everything  [Gonzalez]…

  5. The Phillies promote Domonic Brown to AAA

    Jun 25, 2010, 11:14 AM EST

    The Braves have Heyward, the Mets have Davis, the Marlins have Stanton and the Nats have that one dude.  Based on this latest news, it’s not out of the question that we’ll have a five-for-five phenom summer in the NL East! Domonic Brown is headed for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Chuck LaMar, the Phillies’ assistant general…

  6. Quote of the Day: Vin Scully

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:54 AM EST

    Would Vin Scully pull a Prince Edward?

  7. The Marlins to hire Valentine; kill Puerto Rico's buzz

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:34 AM EST

    The timing of Valentine’s hiring shows that Jeff Loria’s heart is too sizes too small.

  8. The Mets may get Cliff Lee, but they won't deal Angel Pagan to do it

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:32 AM EST

    My gut tells me that the Mets are the most likely team to trade for Cliff Lee. They’re seemingly willing to part with Jenrry Mejia, who would be a good pickup for the M’s. They said yesterday that they wouldn’t demand an opportunity to negotiate with Lee on an extension before making a deal, which…

  9. Pedroia goes nuts: 5 for 5, three homers, usual humility

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:25 AM EST

    Too bad this Sox team is all about “run prevention.” Gonna have a hell of a time scoring runs, ya know.

  10. Please Hammer, don't hurt the 1990 Reds!

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:05 AM EST

    The super dope homeboy from the Oak-Town to appear at a Reds game. Buy tickets now to beat the rush.

  11. Taser dude from Phillies game gets probation

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:20 AM EST

    Prison for 98 and a year and we’ll call it even Johnny 99?

  12. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:47 AM EST

    A laser show, a couple of first place teams get the broom and a couple of aces get beat up, but I somehow find the time to quote a cheesy 70s ballad, so everything’s OK.

  13. Gallardo, Brewers take down the Twins

    Jun 24, 2010, 5:40 PM EST

    Yovani Gallardo and the Brew Crew stifle the stumbling Twins

  14. The Marlins sign . . . Armando Benitez?!

    Jun 24, 2010, 5:13 PM EST

    That was . . . unexpected.

  15. Gammons: expect to see Bobby V. join the Marlins

    Jun 24, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    Peter Gammons’ tweets are sometimes hard to read. Are the bits of newsy info or just his gut feeling?  He’s Gammons, though, so he gets some benefit of the doubt.  His latest: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Bobby Valentine were in the Marlins dugout by the end of the weekend.” That’s not the farthest anyone…

  16. OK, maybe Charlie wasn't trying to escape the heat

    Jun 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EST

    Maybe he was trying to escape the Hellacious storm that just blew threw Citizens Bank Park. Seriously, check out that pic and be thankful that you’re not there. Unless you are there and are reading this on your phone, in which case what the hell, dude? The Phillies are up 12-3 in the eighth, so…

  17. Three Indians' prospects, including Brad Mills' son, charged with felonious assault

    Jun 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EST

    Three Cleveland Indians’ minor leaguers — Beau Mills, Jerad Head, and Josh Tomlin — were charged with felonious assault on Tuesday following an investigation into “an altercation” that took place at an Akron apartment on June 3. The victim reportedly suffered serious injuries due to the assault. Mills is not only a prospect — he…

  18. Rangers' bankruptcy hearing postponed, but that may not be a big deal

    Jun 24, 2010, 3:10 PM EST

    The next act in the Rangers’ bankruptcy drama was set for July 9th, but Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal just reported that the hearing set for that date has been postponed until July 22nd.  The most important date for baseball purposes, however, is July 31st, which is the trade deadline. Does this delay put…

  19. My managerial ejection conspiracy theory

    Jun 24, 2010, 2:22 PM EST

    A mid-day’s daydream about why Charlie Manuel just got ejected from the Phillies-Indians game,

  20. Carl Crawford leaves Rays-Padres game early

    Jun 24, 2010, 1:24 PM EST

    UPDATE: Of course, two minutes after I hit “post” on this bad boy word comes down: Crawford has a sore shoulder. Not sure why it’s sore. I won’t even speculate, because the minute I do someone will say it was for some other reason. Upshot: Crawford is out of the Rays-Padres game. Adjust your wagers…

  21. No, Joe Torre is not the greatest manager in New York history

    Jun 24, 2010, 1:12 PM EST

    Joe Torre is a great manager. He’s not the greatest in New York history, however, and that’s true even if the Daily News says otherwise.

  22. The Dodgers may be talking to Pedro Martinez

    Jun 24, 2010, 12:16 PM EST

    The Dodgers could use some pitching help, and some have speculated that they could be in on the Cliff Lee frenzy. For now, though, general manager Ned Colletti is setting his sights a bit lower: free agent pitchers such a Pedro Martinez, Braden Looper and Jarrod Washburn. He’s not said that he talked to any…

  23. Evan Longoria is slumping

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:17 AM EST

    One of the reasons the Rays have had such a hard go of it lately has been that their best hitter — Evan Longoria — is really fighting it.  He went 0 for 5 in last night’s loss to the Padres and he’s 4 for his last 31 in his last eight games. As Tony…

  24. The Pirates designate Dana Eveland for assignment

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:01 AM EST

    I have no idea why I care at all about Dana Eveland, but this is at least my third post about him this year. I don’t think I’ve posted as much about Jeter or Pujols.  It’s gotta be the name. It’s just so darn dramatic sounding! But he’s just a name, it seems, because he’s…

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