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Craig Calcaterra

  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  2. Mets sign Bobby Abreu

    Mar 31, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Mets have signed Abreu to a minor league contract. He’ll report to Triple-A Las Vegas. 5:40 p.m. ET: The Phillies didn’t have any room for Bobby Abreu, but maybe someone else does? #mets considering adding bobby abreu for OF insurance. likely start at AAA. scouts say he looked decent w/phils in spring —…

  3. SportsDash: Five Storylines to watch for the 2014 season

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    I was on SportsDash today and Kay, Dave and I talked about the stories to watch for the upcoming season.

  4. Expanded Instant Replay used for the first time in a regular season game

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Actually, it’s been used two times this afternoon, with one call upheld, one call overturned.

  5. Happy Fifth Anniversary to the Committee Studying the Oakland A’s move to San Jose

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Yesterday was an important day. It was the fifth anniversary of Bud Selig convening a committee to investigate the Oakland Athletics potential move to San Jose. Not that we shoulda expected anything by now. Anyone who has followed baseball’s business matters for any length of time can tell you that Bud Selig forms committees for one purpose…

  6. Baseball: the only sport people expect to be stuck in the past

    Mar 31, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    These two tweets came from ESPN’s Howard Bryant yesterday morning. They came exactly three minutes apart: “Baseball needs a reserve clause. It couldn’t survive if players were allowed to be free agents.” – Henry Aaron, 1969. NCAA will adapt, too — Howard Bryant (@hbryant42) March 30, 2014 @Ken_Rosenthal the junior GMs have tried to turn…

  7. Ryan Braun given a thunderous standing ovation, media unhappy

    Mar 31, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    And, as you may imagine, some reporters take issue with that.

  8. Barry Bonds booed, cheered, hated-on at PNC Park

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Barry Bonds was on hand at PNC Park to present Andrew McCutchen with his 2013 MVP Award this afternoon. Bonds is likely a polarizing figure in Pittsburgh. His leaving via free agency following the 1992 season kicked off the Pirates’ two decades plus in the wilderness. Plus all the PEDs stuff. As a result, you…

  9. Bryce Harper takes a leg to the head, collapses to the ground

    Mar 31, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Scary stuff in the second inning of the Nationals’ first game of the season.

  10. HBT Daily: Do any of today’s games actually matter?

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    No, not really. But there is one that I think may be a harbinger of a great race this season. Kay and I discuss:

  11. 30 Seconds to Know: Expanded Replay in MLB

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    NBC Sports has a new video feature that gives you all the basics of a given topic in lightning-round fashion. We call it 30 Seconds To Know, and the name pretty much says it all. Our first baseball installment: the replay rule. Let’s see if I can beat the buzzer:

  12. And now the HBT staff’s 2014 predictions

    Mar 31, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    We’re usually way wrong with this stuff. Waaaay wrong. All of us picked the Phillies to win the NL East in 2012. We all picked the Nationals last year. Not picking the Braves is probably always madness, I have no idea. But we’re all likely going to all whiff on one or 24 of these…

  13. 2014 Previews: National League West

    Mar 31, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League West. Can anyone beat the Dodgers? Besides themselves, I mean? The Diamomdbacks have grit and stuff, but wouldn’t having Patrick Corbin be better? Do the Giants have another run in them? It…

  14. 2014 Previews: American League West

    Mar 31, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League West. The Rangers added Choo and Fielder and then lost many more players to injuries. The Athletics surprised everyone the past two seasons, are they going to sneak up on anybody now?…

  15. Opening Day: when you really find out what kind of mom you have

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Whitaker

    My friend Michele has a son named Whitaker who is into baseball. Really into baseball. Like, I can’t tell you how much he’s into baseball. He plays on a traveling team called the Central Ohio Saints. Go to that link. Of the two tall kids, he’s the one on the left. By the way: he’s 12,…

  16. 2014 Previews: National League Central

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League Central. The Cardinals won the pennant, but they got even better. The Reds and Pirates stood mostly pat. The Brewers have Ryan Braun back, but will that get them anything more than…

  17. 2014 Previews: The American League Central

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League Central. The Tigers always start the season as big favorites, but always seem to go down to the last week before clinching. Same script this year? Who’s their biggest challenge this…

  18. 2014 Previews: The National League East

    Mar 31, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League East. The Nats were supposed to win it all last year. Will they this year? The Braves have punched at least three holes on their Dr.JamesAnderews SuperSaver Card. Will they punch two…

  19. 2014 Previews: The American League East

    Mar 31, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League East. The Red Sox are the defending champs, so why does it feel like everyone’s sleeping on them? The Rays have always had the pitching and defense. Do they have some…

  20. Your Opening Day Schedule

    Mar 31, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

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    The first week of the baseball season feels a bit odd compared to the rest of the year. Individual games are analyzed more because we forgot how baseball works (i.e. one game doesn’t matter). Start times are odd — more day games than usual, unexpected off days — so every team can optimize Opening Day gate…

  21. Great Moments in Puig Derangement Syndrome

    Mar 31, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

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    Unless and until Yasiel Puig is ever talked and written about as a normal human being instead of some scary monster which portends dread and personifies all of our darkest fears, we’re gonna start handing out awards. With apologies to Charles Krauthammer, who coined the term Bush Derangement Syndrome, our awards will commemorate Great Moments…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Padres 3, Dodgers 1: The coolest thing about baseball is that all of us yakkers can spend two months talking about teams’ strengths and weaknesses and How It Will All Go, and then the games start and none of it matters one damn bit. Like the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen, for example. Brian…

  23. Yasiel Puig called that team meeting last week, asked teammates for help to get better

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Narratives are a hell of a thing. A guy pops on the scene as a bit of a showboat, ruffles some feathers and shows some immaturity and it’s so easy to put him in a box. He’s arrogant and entitled and doesn’t know how to Play The Game The Right Way. He needs to be…

  24. HBT Extra: Previewing the NL West

    Mar 28, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Kay and I talk about how the NL West is the Dodgers world and everybody else is just livin’ in it.

  25. MLB, MLBPA announce stronger testing, harsher penalties for PEDs

    Mar 28, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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    In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and Alex Rodriguez‘s subsequent 162-game suspension, Major League Baseball and many of its players have called for tougher drug testing and harsher suspensions for violations of baseball’s drug policy. They just got it. Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have announced that they have reached agreement on changes…

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