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  1. Photo of the Day: #1 and #30, together at last

    Mar 11, 2014, 9:03 AM EST

    Camera

    In December I ranked the managers from most handsome to least handsome. Last week, this photo was taken: I’d like to think that AP photographer Gene J. Puskar took this specifically for my benefit. Also, if you’re in to this sort of thing, #1 and #2 posed together yesterday. My girlfriend is the one who…

  2. Chris Sale named Opening Day starter for White Sox

    Mar 10, 2014, 7:14 PM EST

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    White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed what everyone had already assumed Wednesday, naming ace lefty Chris Sale the club’s Opening Day starter according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Sale, the obvious choice for Ventura, boasts a spectacular 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 9.5 K/9 in 500 2/3 career major league innings. He tossed…

  3. Ranking MLB managers by . . . handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:57 PM EST

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — The thing about the Winter Meetings is that, if you have some silly idea, there are a lot of people around you drinking cocktails, convincing you that the idea is not silly. That, to the contrary, it’s important and vital and if you don’t follow through with that idea, you’re…

  4. Who will be this winter’s Kyle Lohse?

    Dec 7, 2013, 10:05 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers

    Attached to draft pick compensation, right-hander Kyle Lohse waited out the entire winter before eventually landing a three-year, $33 million contract from the Brewers in March. A Scott Boras client, he was reportedly aiming for a three-year, $45 million deal at the start of the offseason, but his market was severely limited due to the…

  5. Jose Iglesias made an absolutely ridiculous catch last night

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:50 AM EST

    Jose Iglesias

    Everyone was talking about it when it happened in the third inning, but in case you weren’t watching, check out what Jose Iglesias did on a popup by David Ortiz: Just insane. Of course a couple of innings later Ortiz hit another popup but this time it got behind Iglesias and Ortiz had a hit.…

  6. Looking ahead to ALCS Game 1: Tigers-Red Sox

    Oct 12, 2013, 1:52 PM EST

    Jon Lester AP

    After the Red Sox defeated the Rays in four games and the Tigers needed five games to finish off the Athletics, the two teams will now square off in the ALCS. Amazingly, this will be the first matchup ever between these two teams in postseason play. Game 1 will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET at…

  7. Please stick with HardballTalk for playoff coverage, not pizza places

    Oct 11, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Pizza

    I can’t decide what would be crazier: if the baseball playoffs actually did end after the LCS or if the Tigers got on the wrong flight and somehow ended up playing the Dodgers tonight:   No offense to the good people at Papa Johns’s, but I’ll make you a deal:  I won’t try to make…

  8. Adam Wainwright drops some wisdom regarding the need for playoff experience

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:23 AM EST

    Adam Wainwright Getty

    Maybe it’s the cold medicine talking, or maybe my mind has just been altered by the Braves loss and I’m willing to accept anything at the moment, but this quote from Adam Wainwright in Jesse Spector’s article previewing tomorrow’s Cards-Pirates showdown makes a lot of sense, regardless of the syntax. Wainwright, who faces off against…

  9. Looking ahead to NLDS Game 3: Braves-Dodgers

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:38 PM EST

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    The Cardinals and Pirates will open this day of postseason baseball at 4:30 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh. As those two National League Central teams are wrapping things up at PNC Park, the Braves and Dodgers — tied at 1-1 in their best-of-five — will be preparing to get Game 3 underway in Los Angeles. Let’s…

  10. Pirates-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 lineups

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Andrew McCutchen

    A couple of teams who know each other well. Lineups which look pretty much like we’d expect them to. It’s on in St. Louis in a couple of hours. Game 1 of the NLDS: Pirates: Starling Marte LF Neil Walker 2B Andrew McCutchen CF Justin Morneau 1B Marlon Byrd RF Pedro Alvarez 3B Russell Martin…

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

    Sep 16, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

    Zero Effect

    Mets 1, Marlins 0: There were 12 pitchers in this game. Eleven of them didn’t allow any runs, including both starters, Dillon Gee and Tom Koehler. Travis d’Arnaud singled off Zach Phillips in the 12th for the game’s only run. All of those zeroes made me think of one of my favorite movies of all time. Quite…

  12. Michael Bourn and the Indians aren’t running much under Terry Francona

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

    Michael Bourn, Alcides Escobar

    In previewing the Indians during spring training I wrote about how Terry Francona’s previous teams rarely did much running and suggested that “it’ll be interesting to see if the manager adapts to the skill sets he has on hand” in Cleveland. Michael Bourn was a big part of that, signing with the Indians after stealing…

  13. Brewers activate closer Jim Henderson from disabled list

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:38 AM EST

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    As expected, the Brewers have activated right-handed reliever Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s series finale against the Phillies. Tyler Thornburg was optioned to Triple-A Nashville late Saturday to open up a roster spot. Henderson wound up missing exactly 15 days with a strained right hamstring. He had a stellar…

  14. Ruben Amaro can’t believe the Phillies aren’t drawing walks

    Apr 19, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro, Jr.

    The Phillies have gone four consecutive games without drawing a walk (that streak ended tonight when Jaime Garcia walked Chase Utley), and they’re also on a four-game losing streak. Coincidence? They haven’t scored more than three runs in a game since April 10 (another streak that has ended tonight). Though season previews for the team…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:53 AM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Arizona Diamondbacks

    I spent the evening seeing a preview showing of the Jackie Robinson movie, “42,” — review coming later today — so I didn’t get to watch really any baseball. Kinda glad I didn’t too. After seeing and thinking about Robinson I would have probably just thrown something at my TV if I had to watch…

  16. Chad Billingsley set to join Dodgers’ rotation on Wednesday

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley Getty

    Chad Billingsley‘s elbow was the major concern coming into spring training, but it was a bruised right finger suffered during a bunting drill which put him on the disabled list to begin the season. However, after Billingsley it through a minor league rehab start on Thursday, Quinn Roberts of MLB.com reports that he has been…

  17. The Yankees’ Opening Day lineup is something to behold

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:48 AM EST

    Yankees logo

    It’s not like this is a surprise, but it still is rather jarring to see the New York Yankees trot out this as an Opening Day lineup: #Yankees #OpeningDay lineup: Gardner CFNunez SSCano 2BYoukilis 1BWells LFFrancisco DHIchiro RFNix 3BCervelli CSabathia P — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 1, 2013   In other news, this week’s…

  18. Curt Schilling and Alex Cora pick Ryan Howard for NL MVP

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Ryan Howard

    I’m not lying. Thankfully, the rest made reasonable picks in Joey Votto (17 votes), Buster Posey and Bryce Harper (six), Ryan Braun and Justin Upton (three), Andrew McCutchen (two), and Matt Kemp, Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton (one). Ryan Howard is 33 years old and is still visibly limping from an Achilles injury that caused…

  19. Daniel Hudson throws off a mound for first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery

    Mar 26, 2013, 8:13 PM EST

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    From beat writer Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic comes word that Diamondbacks right-hander Daniel Hudson threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July 9. Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers told reporters after the workout was through that Hudson should be ready to rejoin the Snakes’…

  20. Royals name James Shields as Opening Day starter

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Royals Shields and Davis Baseball

    Making official what was expected, manager Ned Yost announced that James Shields will get the Opening Day start for the Royals. Kansas City gave up a ton to get Shields (and Wade Davis) from Tampa Bay this offseason, parting with a four-player package that included stud outfield prospect Wil Myers, and a huge part of…

  21. Computer simulation has the Angels winning the World Series the most often

    Mar 12, 2013, 3:31 PM EST

    crystal ball

    We live in a world where complex statistical models and sophisticated computer programs which internalize and process every conceivable baseball metric are openly mocked when they make predictions yet we are expected to take as gospel those predictions of 50 year-old baseball writers who think pleated Dockers are still in fashion and haven’t bought an…

  22. In which Hunter Pence approves of my dietary choices

    Feb 28, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Low Carbs

    I’ve mentioned my change in diet a few times around here. Sorry if I’m being redundant about it, but it has represented a pretty major life change for me. And being on the road for a week and a half it’s impossible not to think about it.  Road trips are always bad for me, food…

  23. Yankees Doom Watch Update

    Feb 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Yankees tombstone

    On Sunday we initiated the Yankees Doom Watch. A feature in which we highlight overwrought or overly-pessimistic takes on the Yankees, foretelling their impending doom.  We don’t worry about merely negative previews which note the teams’ flaws. That stuff is understandable. Rather, we look for over-the-top comments, headlines or melodrama which seem to say the…

  24. Mike Piazza denies steroid use in excerpts from new book

    Feb 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

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    We already knew that Mike Piazza was going to deny steroid use in his new book, “Long Shot,” which is set to be released next week, but now we have some actual excerpts to chew on. Here’s a preview, courtesy of David Waldstein of the New York Times. “It shouldn’t be assumed that every big…

  25. Mark Appel is the top-ranked player in the draft … again

    Feb 1, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    Mark Appel

    Baseball America just released its pre-season ranking of the top-50 players for this year’s draft and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel tops the list. Of course, Appel topped the list last year too and leading up to the draft many people expected him to go No. 1 to the Astros, but then Houston passed and he…

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