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  1. Released by the Angels, Joe Blanton signs with the A’s

    Mar 31, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    Joe Blanton is going back to where it all began, signing a minor-league contract with the A’s after being released by the Angels last week.

  2. And now the HBT staff’s 2014 predictions

    Mar 31, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Oracle of Delphi

    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…

  3. Vance Worley clears waivers, stays with Twins

    Mar 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Vance Worley

    Vance Worley was the main piece the Twins received in the Ben Revere trade last offseason and then started on Opening Day … and now he’s headed to Triple-A after being placed on waivers and going unclaimed by the other 29 teams. In between he had a miserable season in which he went 1-5 with…

  4. A’s Opening Day starter Jarrod Parker needs a second Tommy John surgery

    Mar 17, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Another day, another young pitcher lost to Tommy John elbow surgery. This time it’s A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker, who was slated to start on Opening Day and will instead be undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time at age 25. Parker had the first surgery while in the Diamondbacks’ farm system and bounced back…

  5. Cole Hamels’ injured shoulder is feeling “really good”

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels reported feeling “really good” this morning, two days after throwing a 20-pitch bullpen session to test his injured shoulder, and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com writes that he’s slated to throw another bullpen session Sunday. However, according to Hamels the Sunday session will likely only be at “around 60 to 65 percent…

  6. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has a sore shoulder

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, whose $48 million contract with the Phillies was reworked into a $12 million contract because of concerns about the health of his arm, is now sidelined with shoulder problems. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Gonzalez complained of soreness during a throwing session Tuesday and the Cuban right-hander was scratched from today’s…

  7. Angels release Mark Mulder

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    mark mulder getty

    Mark Mulder, whose comeback attempt ended before it even really began thanks to a torn Achilles’ tendon, has been released by the Angels. Mulder has said that he’s not ruling out attempting another comeback next year, but he’ll miss the entire season recovering from the injury and at age 37 the odds of him succeeding…

  8. Quote of the Day: Ruben Amaro Jr. explains the human body

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    This cracked me up, for some reason: Amaro on pitching injuries: ‘Anatomy is just anatomy’ http://t.co/NPNynphLeD #PhilliesTalk — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) February 28, 2014 Follow @AaronGleeman

  9. Cole Hamels throws for the first time since shoulder injury

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Cole Hamels still may have to begin the season on the disabled list because offseason shoulder tendinitis put him behind schedule in Phillies camp, but this morning the left-hander felt good enough to throw his first bullpen session of spring training. Here’s how Hamels described the mound session to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com: It was…

  10. NCAA suspends Ben Wetzler for 20 percent of the season

    Feb 21, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Recently, Aaron Fitt of Baseball America reported that the Phillies turned in Oregon State senior Ben Wetzler to the NCAA for inappropriate contact with an agent, which is explicitly forbidden by NCAA bylaws. Most of the commentary since then have focused on the ethics of what the Phillies did and the unfairness of the power…

  11. Mark Mulder’s injury won’t make Angels trust Joe Blanton

    Feb 18, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    Mark Mulder‘s comeback attempt ending before it really even began thanks to a torn Achilles’ tendon took a dent out of the Angels’ rotation depth, but they still aren’t willing to trust Joe Blanton and his $8.5 million salary. Blanton went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA last season after signing with the Angels as a…

  12. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  13. What if corporate stadium names were outlawed?

    Feb 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Power to the People

    The year is 2022. A socialist revolution has taken over the United States and most of the ruling, moneyed and elite classes have been put up against the wall in the name of justice. The only members — or fellow travelers — of the plutocratic class who are allowed to continue as they were are…

  14. Reds sign Roger Bernadina

    Jan 31, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Veteran outfielder Roger Bernadina has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. Bernadina, who split last season between the Nationals and Phillies, will try to win a bench spot on a spring training invitation. Muscle Shark had a very nice 2012 season for Washington, but he failed to…

  15. Michael Young is retiring

    Jan 30, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

    Michael Young AP

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Michael Young has decided to retire at age 37 rather than accept an offer from, among other teams, the Dodgers. Young played 14 seasons in the majors, the first 13 with the Rangers and last year split between the Phillies and Dodgers. He hit an even .300 with 185…

  16. Twins sign Matt Guerrier

    Jan 29, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs

    Matt Guerrier, who spent 2004-2010 in Minnesota’s bullpen, has returned to the Twins on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Guerrier was one of the most underrated setup men in baseball during his first go-around with the Twins, which earned him a three-year, $12 million deal from the Dodgers as a free…

  17. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  18. Michael Young is thinking about retiring

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Michael Young has been linked to multiple teams, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the 37-year-old third baseman is “strongly considering retirement.” Young hit .279 with eight homers and a .730 OPS in 147 games for the Phillies and Dodgers last season, but Rosenthal writes that he “wants to spend more time at home…

  19. Astros sign Cesar Izturis

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Cesar Izturis

    Exciting day for utility infielders! First the Phillies signed Ronny Cedeno and now Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Astros have signed Cesar Izturis to a minor-league deal. Izturis spent last season with the Reds, hitting .209 with zero homers and a .530 OPS in 63 games at age 31. He’s one of the…

  20. Indians and Justin Masterson will discuss a multi-year contract extension before arbitration

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson

    Indians starter Justin Masterson will file for salary arbitration on Tuesday in his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. Paul Hoynes of The Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and Masterson will discuss a multi-year extension in the days leading up to the official filing of arbitration figures. Masterson, who turns 29 years old in…

  21. The massive Hall of Fame post

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    The Hall of Fame ... has never really married its two founding visions.  Some people still view it as Alexander Cleland’s place for parents and children to enjoy the history of baseball and maybe go to the field for a catch. Some view it the way Ford Frick did, as baseball’s “Hall of Great Americans,” to honor players who represent the fundamental principles that make up the spirit of the American people.

    Part I: A short history First, just a little bit of history. The Baseball Hall of Fame, more or less, was the brainchild of two people. The first knew nothing whatsoever about baseball. The second romanticized the game beyond all reason. You can think about whose spirit still lingers over Cooperstown, N.Y. The first was…

  22. Mariners re-sign Humberto Quintero

    Jan 6, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Journeyman catcher Humberto Quintero has re-signed with the Mariners on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Quintero has played 11 seasons in the majors for five different teams without ever topping 300 plate appearances in any year, but at age 34 he’s pretty borderline as even a backup-caliber catcher. Last season…

  23. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  24. Brian Kenny’s hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot is… interesting

    Dec 20, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Brian Kenny is not an official Baseball Hall of Fame voter. If he did have a vote, however, it’d go a little something like this: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 In the interest of full disclosure: I do not…

  25. Don Mattingly won’t talk contract status at “awkward” press conference

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ned Colletti, Don Mattingly

    Don Mattingly is unhappy about the possibility of entering 2014 in the final year of his contract, but the Dodgers manager declined to address the topic yesterday during what Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times called an “awkward” press conference. Two months ago there was speculation that Mattingly might quit if he didn’t get…

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