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  1. Video: Craig Biggio on becoming the first Astros player to be elected to the Hall of Fame

    Jan 6, 2015, 10:59 PM EST

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    Craig Biggio spoke Tuesday at a press conference in Houston about receiving the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and what it means to be the first Astros player enshrined in Cooperstown …

  2. Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one-year contract

    Jan 6, 2015, 9:47 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have worked out the framework of a one-year contract with free agent infielder Stephen Drew. It’s expected to carry a base salary of around $5 million …

  3. Brandon Beachy aiming to sign with a team this week

    Jan 6, 2015, 8:29 PM EST

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish heard from a source Tuesday that free agent starter Brandon Beachy is hoping to sign with a team by Friday. Beachy has thrown for seven different clubs over the past 10 days and is now requesting final bids from six of them …

  4. Diamondbacks to retire Randy Johnson’s No. 51

    Jan 6, 2015, 7:11 PM EST

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    Now that “The Big Unit” has officially been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, plans for an official number-retirement ceremony — to take place in 2015 at Arizona’s Chase Field — are in the works.

  5. Video: Pedro Martinez discusses Hall of Fame election

    Jan 6, 2015, 6:08 PM EST

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    Pedro Martinez was charming and thoughtful and funny during this press conference Tuesday at Fenway Park following his first-ballot election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame …

  6. This is why we can’t have nice things

    Jan 6, 2015, 5:25 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox

    Talk radio, man. Talk radio.

  7. Tim Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, out two months

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:50 PM EST

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    Tim Hudson underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

  8. Quote of the Day: Darin Erstad

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:35 PM EST

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    He doesn’t know why someone gave him a Hall of Fame vote either.

  9. Clint Hurdle to undergo second hip replacement surgery

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:20 PM EST

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    Two surgeries in three months for the 57-year-old manager.

  10. So, which caps do the Hall of Fame inductees wear on their plaques?

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:01 PM EST

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    Two are no-brainers. One is pretty easy. The other one . . . is a bit trickier.

  11. Fifty-one percent of Hall of Fame ballots used all ten slots

    Jan 6, 2015, 3:30 PM EST

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    Just under half of the voters could not find ten worthy candidates to vote for on the most loaded Hall of Fame ballot of all time.

  12. Looking ahead to the 2016 Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 6, 2015, 3:12 PM EST

    Flying Ken Griffey

    Too soon? Nah, it’s never too soon for talk about Ken Griffey, Jr.

  13. Darin Erstad got a vote. Good for him!

    Jan 6, 2015, 2:52 PM EST

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    Let’s look down at the bottom of the ballot and see what’s fun, OK?

  14. Here are the complete Hall of Fame voting totals

    Jan 6, 2015, 2:22 PM EST

    Tim Raines

    Randy Johnson leads the way at 97.3%.

  15. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

    Jan 6, 2015, 2:12 PM EST

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    For the first time since 1955, four players were elected to the Hall of Fame.

  16. How did we get to “John Smoltz: first ballot Hall of Famer?”

    Jan 6, 2015, 1:06 PM EST

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    He’s Hall of Fame quality in my book. But really, did anyone think he’d be a first ballot guy before now?

  17. Bullpen help: Tigers sign Tom Gorzelanny

    Jan 6, 2015, 11:19 AM EST

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    Gorzelanny missed the first two-and-a-half months of last season recovering from shoulder surgery, but was great upon returning to the Brewers in mid-June with a 0.86 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio in 21 innings.

  18. Here’s what I think will happen with the Hall of Fame voting today

    Jan 6, 2015, 11:03 AM EST

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    Three elected seems like a lock. There is a chance, however, that we’ll have four elected for the first time in 60 years.

  19. Jason Bere replaces Kevin Cash as Indians’ bullpen coach

    Jan 6, 2015, 10:45 AM EST

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    Last month Kevin Cash left his gig as the Indians’ bullpen coach to replace Joe Maddon as the Rays’ manager.

  20. Ryan Howard can be traded to nine teams without his approval.

    Jan 6, 2015, 9:44 AM EST

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    Emphasis on the “can.” Because a team actually wanting Howard is largely theoretical.

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