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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Dodgers neglected to tell Jason Repko that he was released

    Mar 31, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    FOX’s Jon Paul Morosi reported last night that Jason Repko had been released by the Dodgers. About an hour ago, The Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez reported that Repko had not been told of his release.  As of a half hour ago or so Hernandez was not yet even sure if Repko even knew about…

  2. Roy Halladay, Denard Span have tough first innings today

    Mar 31, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Denard Span tweets that his mom is doing OK. Spring training is winding down poorly for a couple of players. In the space of about 15 minutes: The Phillies’ Roy Halladay gave up 4 runs, 5 hits, 3 doubles, and 1 homer to the Blue Jays, who may suddenly feel a bit better about…

  3. Springtime Storylines: So, when is Stephen Strasburg going to get to Washington?

    Mar 31, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The Stephen StaNatsburgs: The big question: So, when is Stephen Strasburg going to get to Washington? I just got back…

  4. Chipper Jones scratched, Jason Heyward returns for the Braves

    Mar 31, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    All kinds of eventual things happening with the Braves today. For starters, Chipper Jones has an ingrown toenail on his left foot which is keeping him out of the lineup for today’s game vs. Houston. In other news, Jason Heyward is back in the lineup after missing some time due to shin splints. And he…

  5. Brad Lidge gets a cortisone injection; will miss Opening Day

    Mar 31, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that Brad Lidge has and inflamed elbow, which required a cortisone injection yesterday. Lidge has been slow getting going this spring due to recovery from elbow surgery, but he had been expected to make Opening Day. Now that’s off the table and it will be the second week of the season…

  6. Springtime Storylines: Are the Mets going to be able to get anyone out?

    Mar 31, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The Mets. Truthers, please queue up on the right; Self-hating Mets fans please queue up on the left. The big…

  7. It's official: Jamie Moyer is the Phillies' fifth starter

    Mar 31, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    We had been expecting this following his damn nigh brilliant outing against the Yankees last Friday night, but Charlie Manuel made it official last night: Jamie Moyer has beat out Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies’ pfifth starter job. I’ll admit that I was partial to Moyer winning the job all along simply because ancient lefties…

  8. Springtime Storylines: When do we stop acting as if mere competence is enough for the Marlins?

    Mar 31, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: the Feesh! The big question: When do we stop acting as if mere competence is enough for the Marlins? You…

  9. Are the Royals interested in Jarrod Washburn?

    Mar 31, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Last week Jon Heyman tweeted that the Mariners were interested in bringing Jarrod Washburn back. Yesterday he reported that the Royals were joining the bidding and had a “strong interest” in him. I can’t decide which force of nature is more powerful: Heyman’s shilling for Scott Boras clients like Washburn or the Royals signing of…

  10. Dodgers ownership trial is set for August 30th

    Mar 31, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    The McCourts’ ownership saga was set to go to trial this spring, but was recently kicked. Yesterday the judge set the shindig to being on August 30th. It should take 11 days, but some off days were included in the schedule so it will be stretched out over a month, ending on September 30th, with…

  11. Springtime Storylines: Will the real Cole Hamels please stand up?

    Mar 31, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: the defending NL Champs. The big question: Will the real Cole Hamels please stand up?Hamels was otherworldly in the 2008…

  12. The Reds are likely to send Aroldis Chapman to the minors

    Mar 31, 2010, 8:29 AM EDT

    Mark Sheldon of MLB.com says its almost certain that Aroldis Chapman is going to start the season in the minor leagues as his recent back spasms simply didn’t permit him to get in enough work in order to force his way into the competition for the fifth starter’s spot, which will be won by either…

  13. Mets players think the team is "babying" Jose Reyes

    Mar 31, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

    An unidentified Mets player told Mike Puma of the New York Post that there is a prevailing feeling in the Mets’ clubhouse that Jose Reyes is being “babied” because the team fears a public relations disaster if he hurts his hamstring again. The player said, in response to the team hemming and hawing about letting…

  14. Springtime Storylines: Did I pick the Braves to win the NL East because I'm a fanboy?

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: a switch over to the senior circuit, which kicks off with the Atlanta Braves — yes, the Atlanta Braves —…

  15. Springtime Storylines: Should Athletics' fans be freaking out about the bullpen yet?

    Mar 29, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The San Jose Athletics (forgive me; just tryin’ it out) The big question: Should Athletics’ fans be freaking out about…

  16. Springtime Storylines: Was the Mariners' offseason all that it was cracked up to be?

    Mar 29, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The new-look Seattle Mariners The big question: Was the Mariners’ offseason all that it was cracked up to be? No,…

  17. Springtime Storylines: Will the Texas Rangers' rotation hold up?

    Mar 29, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The Texas Rangers The big question: Will the rotation hold up? When Nolan Ryan rode into town in 2008 and…

  18. Cliff Lee is probably going on the DL

    Mar 26, 2010, 6:12 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee’s abdomen strain is not responding well to rest and a little throwing, so the team has decided to shut him down completely for five days.  It looks increasingly likely, then, that he will begin the season on the disabled list. According to the team, he would need a couple of bullpen sessions before…

  19. Ian Kinsler may not be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 26, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler suffered a high ankle sprain on March 11th, and hasn’t played since. While the team says that it’s been improving since then, they gave him a cortisone shot today.  The Rangers are uncertain if he’ll be available for Opening Day. Evan Grant at the Dallas Morning News is on it: he notes that…

  20. The Upper Deck comes down at Yankee Stadium

    Mar 26, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    The below video (wait until the one minute mark) will either make you really sad, or else it will make you feel like you felt when they pulled down Emperor Palpatine’s statue at the end of that enhanced version of Jedi.  Wait, that made me sad too because no damn way no Empire is going…

  21. Springtime Storylines: Did the Angels lose too much blood this winter?

    Mar 26, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The Los Angeles Angels The big question: Did the Angels lose too much blood this winter? Chone Figgins is in…

  22. Sex-for-World Series tickets defendant convicted on one charge, acquitted on another

    Mar 26, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Big day for prostitution news in baseball, as Susan Finkelstein, the Phillies fan who was charged with trying to trade a little slap and tickle for World Series tickets was acquitted on the prostitution beef last night, but was convicted of attempted prostitution by a Bucks County, Pennsylvania jury. Finally, the people of Bucks County,…

  23. Springtime Storylines: Are the Indians the worst team in baseball?

    Mar 26, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Hello, everybody, Harry Doyle here, welcoming all you Friends of the Feather to another season of Indians baseball! The big question: Are…

  24. Shameless Self-Promotion: hear me talk on the phone at 2PM

    Mar 26, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    If you have always been dying to pair up the image of my bald head and pasty skin with an annoyingly nasly voice, by all means, head over to Hotstove.com at 2PM Eastern today to hear me hold forth on the Mets, Joe Mauer, the teams that did the most and the least to improve…

  25. Worst Opening Day Starters of All Time

    Mar 26, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    In honor of Joe Torre starting Vicente Padilla on Opening Day (now official!), lar at Wezen-Ball gives us a list of the worst Opening Day starters of all time. Two thoughts: 1. I am absolutely tickled that Jack Morris makes the list. Take that Morris-for-the-Hall-of-Fame truthers! 2. I am happy to see that Rick Mahler…

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