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  1. Why Marvin Miller should be in the Hall of Fame, exhibit 2,305

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    Marvin Miller

    Arguably the best guy at the most important position in the richest, most successful sports league in America just signed a new deal today: Drew Brees’s deal is done … The deal includes $40 million in the first year and a guaranteed $60 million in the first three years of the contract. That’s the biggest guarantee…

  2. Rays sign first-round pick Richie Shaffer for $1.7 million

    Jul 13, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

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    With three hours remaining until the signing deadline the Rays and first-round pick Richie Shaffer have agreed to terms. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that the Clemson third baseman will get $1,712,500, which is $12,500 below the slot value for the No. 25 overall pick. Considered one of the best college bats in the…

  3. “Longtime friend” who stole from Coco Crisp convicted of fraud and identity theft

    Jul 13, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

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    Via the Associated Press comes this odd story about Coco Crisp and how friends become former friends: A longtime friend of Coco Crisp was convicted Thursday of 14 counts of fraud and identity theft for running up about $30,000 on the Oakland Athletics outfielder’s credit card without his permission. … Prosecutors said Marcus Andrews, who…

  4. HBT Extra: I finally got to meet Tiffany

    Jul 13, 2012, 1:32 PM EST

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    I was back at the Mother Ship on Monday and Tuesday and I finally — after two years of working with her — got to meet Tiffany in person. And for the first time we did an HBT Daily from the same desk. Sadly, this also meant that, for the first time, I did an…

  5. Philip Humber throws six shutout innings in rehab start

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Philip Humber

    Philip Humber was a mess following his perfect game on April 21, posting a 7.47 ERA in 10 starts before the White Sox finally shut him down with a strained elbow in mid-June. Now he’s on the verge of returning from the disabled list, throwing six innings of shutout, two-hit ball last night at Double-A…

  6. John Henry and Larry Lucchino aren’t returning Terry Francona’s calls

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    File image of Boston Red Sox manager Francona leaving the field after being ejected from the game by umpire after arguing a controversial call with officials during the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Seattle

    Gosh, you tellin’ me that there’s more strife in Boston? Crazy! Terry Francona says that Sox owner John Henry and team president Larry Lucchino aren’t returning his calls: “I don’t talk to them. Again, I’ve tried a few times. There are some things that are personal, things that were said, things that I’ve asked them to…

  7. Jerome Williams to rejoin Angels rotation Saturday, four weeks after collapsing in clubhouse

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Jerome Williams has been on the disabled list since collapsing in the clubhouse following his June 18 start, but he’ll be activated to pitch Saturday versus the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Helluva welcome back. While rehabbing in the minors Williams got knocked around for six runs in two innings at Triple-A on July 1, but…

  8. Great Moments in Consistency: MLive on the Tigers’ chances

    Jul 13, 2012, 12:03 PM EST

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    So, MLive? Are the Tigers gonna turn things around in the second half?  Here’s Wednesday’s answer: And, from the same author, here’s Thursday’s: Lovely. I know sometimes editors will pitch you things like “how about today you argue why X will happen and tomorrow you argue why Y will happen.”  It’s a great way to…

  9. Matt Joyce again close to returning from DL after setback

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

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    Matt Joyce has been out since mid-June with a strained oblique muscle and suffered a setback last week that canceled his plans to be off the disabled list by now, but the Rays outfielder said yesterday that he’s aiming to return within two weeks. Joyce told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he’s…

  10. Wanna buy some Josh Hamilton inspirational t-shirts?

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

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    Josh Hamilton is branching out: ScriptureArt—the Raleigh and Dallas-based creator of Christian gifts, home decor and clothing is pleased to announce the debut of a new line of clothing inspired by the life and testimony of Major League Baseball All-Star, Josh Hamilton. “Josh has been amazingly transparent and out front about his struggles and about how his faith…

  11. Brewers GM not optimistic about signing Zack Greinke

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

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    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin admitted to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he’s not optimistic about signing impending free agent Zack Greinke to a long-term extension before the July 31 trade deadline, saying: When players get this close [to free agency], there’s not many that will sign, at that level. He’s a…

  12. Marlins sign No. 9 pick Andrew Heaney for $2.6 million

    Jul 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Andrew Heaney

    All those reports about the Marlins taking a hardline stance in negotiations with No. 9 overall pick Andrew Heaney and telling the Oklahoma State left-hander that they wouldn’t be signing him … and Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that they’ve agreed to a $2.6 million bonus. That means the Marlins did manage to save…

  13. It sounds like Bobby Valentine has lost the clubhouse

    Jul 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

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    Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston has a story up today that makes it sound like Bobby Valentine has lost the Red Sox clubhouse. He has cool relations with his coaching staff, Edes reports, and he has lost the support of the veterans, assuming he ever had it: David Ortiz publicly stated his support recently for the manager,…

  14. Yankees sign first-round pick Ty Hensley for reduced bonus due to shoulder “abnormality”

    Jul 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    With today’s 5:00 p.m. eastern time deadline to sign draft picks looming the Yankees have agreed to terms with their first-round pick, Oklahoma high school right-hander Ty Hensley. Hensley was the 30th overall pick, which carries a slot value of $1.6 million. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that he originally agreed to a deal…

  15. Ozzie Guillen puts some weight on Heath Bell

    Jul 13, 2012, 9:50 AM EST

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    Ozzie Guillen on Heath Bell in the second half. No pressure: “If Heath Bell does not pitch the way he should be pitching, we are not going anywhere,’’ Guillen said. “If he continues to pitch the way he has pitched, we’re done.’’ Not that he’s wrong. I didn’t see it, but I’m told that there…

  16. Bill James probably needs to stop commenting on the Penn State scandal

    Jul 13, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

    Bill James

    I love and respect the work of Bill James. It changed my life in a lot of ways. And the one time I met him I found him to be a really nice man.  When he strays away from his baseball bailiwick, however, he often loses me.  And I don’t think he’s ever lost me…

  17. Fan who allegedly yelled racial slur at Carl Crawford is a police officer, could lose his job

    Jul 13, 2012, 7:57 AM EST

    Carl Crawford

    Remember last week when a fan allegedly yelled racist stuff at Carl Crawford during a rehab game in New Hampshire? Well, the next day the fan took to the Internet and called in to a radio station to defend himself. And in doing so, he seems to have outed himself. Turns out he’s a Leominster,…

  18. Report: Phillies preparing “substantial” offer for Cole Hamels

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:19 PM EST

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    According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies are preparing a “substantial” offer for impending free agent Cole Hamels. Exact details of the offer aren’t yet known, but Stark hears that the Phillies have had multiple internal discussions about whether to offer more than five guaranteed years. Previous reports have indicated that the club doesn’t have…

  19. Mets haven’t ruled out calling up Matt Harvey next week

    Jul 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EST

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    When it was first reported that Dillon Gee was headed to the disabled list with a blood clot in his right shoulder, Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Miguel Batista would likely take his place in the starting rotation next Wednesday against the Nationals. However, Collins hedged a bit when asked about prospect right-hander Matt…

  20. Roy Halladay tosses three innings in rehab start

    Jul 12, 2012, 8:29 PM EST

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    Many things will have to go right for the Phillies to make a playoff run during the the second half of the season, but there’s some reason for optimism tonight. Roy Halladay made a rehab start for High-A Clearwater this evening and allowed one unearned run over three innings. It was his first game action…

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