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  1. Michael Young is thinking about retiring

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

    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…

  2. Astros sign Cesar Izturis

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

    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…

  4. The massive Hall of Fame post

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    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…

  5. Mariners re-sign Humberto Quintero

    Jan 6, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

    quintero getty

    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…

  6. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 20, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    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…

  9. Twins “making a push” for Bronson Arroyo

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    arroyo getty

    Minnesota has been linked to Bronson Arroyo all offseason and today the free agent right-hander told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com that the Twins, Phillies, and Angels were among the teams he’s had talks with. And now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Twins are “making a push” for Arroyo with “talks gaining momentum.” Arroyo…

  10. Roy Halladay is retiring

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

    roy halladay getty

    Three years ago Roy Halladay was arguably the best pitcher in the National League, going 19-6 with a 2.36 ERA while finishing runner-up in the Cy Young voting to Clayton Kershaw after winning the award the previous season. And now, as Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly tweeted, Halladay is retiring at age 36 after struggling…

  11. Report: Minnesota Twins opposing WWE trademark for “Bella Twins”

    Nov 21, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

    bella twins

    Here’s a weird story from Philly.com about the Minnesota Twins and the WWE: Nikki and Brie Bella, born Nicole and Brianna Garcia-Colace, joined the WWE in 2007. The WWE named them the Bella Twins and trademarked the name, which is a very common practice from the company. The Twins have apparently taken offense to this…

  12. Tim Wallach takes over as Dodgers’ new bench coach

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    After interviewing for multiple manager openings and not getting the jobs there was speculation that Tim Wallach might prefer to be a bench coach for the Dodgers and sure enough the team announced that he’ll switch from third base coach to bench coach in 2014. Wallach replaces Trey Hillman, who was let go as bench…

  13. Passed over for manager jobs, Tim Wallach may shift role with Dodgers

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach was a finalist for the manager gigs in Detroit and Seattle, but now that he’s been passed over for Brad Ausmus and Lloyd McClendon he may switch roles in Los Angeles. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers are considering shifting Wallach from third base coach to bench…

  14. Braves decline Reed Johnson’s option

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Reed Johnson

    Reed Johnson is a free agent after the Braves declined his $1.6 million option for 2014, paying him a $150,000 buyout instead. Johnson was useful in a part-time role, but then missed most of the second half with an Achilles’ tendon injury. He finished hitting .244 with one homer and a .653 OPS in 136…

  15. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  16. Why would a 25-year-old quit baseball after his MLB debut?

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    adrian cardenas cubs

    Adrian Cardenas was a Phillies first-round pick in 2006 and established himself as a solid second base prospect, getting traded to the A’s for Joe Blanton in mid-2008. He hit .292 at Triple-A and got a cup of coffee with the Cubs last season, appearing in 45 games as a 24-year-old, but decided not to…

  17. Carlos Zambrano is on the comeback trail again

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Carlos Zambrano

    Carlos Zambrano, whose comeback attempt with the Phillies ended when he was released from Triple-A in July, is currently pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League in the hopes of making another run at the big leagues in 2014. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that Zambrano feels healthy now after blaming shoulder problems on…

  18. Orioles hire Dave Wallace as pitching coach

    Oct 29, 2013, 5:11 PM EST

    dave wallace red sox

    After interviewing a handful of candidates to replace Rick Adair as pitching coach the Orioles have settled on Braves minor-league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace. Wallace previously was pitching coach for the Dodgers, Mets, Red Sox, and Astros although the 66-year-old hasn’t held that title since 2007. Other candidates known to have interviewed with the Orioles…

  19. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EST

    gold glove

    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  20. Leyland Unplugged (and what makes a “great” manager)

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers' manager Jim Leyland looks on during a practice in preparation for the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington, Texas

    What a fascinating baseball career Jim Leyland has had. He was born and raised in Toledo, less than an hour from Detroit, and he was a no-hit minor-league catcher for the Tigers for seven years. He was one of those ballplayers everyone knew from the start would coach; Leyland was the sort of player who…

  21. Dodgers fire Don Mattingly’s hand-picked bench coach

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

    Don Mattingly, Trey Hillman

    Don Mattingly and the Dodgers appear headed for some sort of confrontation with one season remaining on his contract, but in the meantime Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that bench coach Trey Hillman has been fired. Hillman joined Mattingly’s staff in 2011 after being fired as Royals manager following a 152-207 (.423)…

  22. The 32 best calls in sports history (and a Scully vs. Buck debate)

    Oct 16, 2013, 4:17 PM EST

    Kirk Gibson Dodgers home run

    This is about Vin Scully and Jack Buck, but I kind of got lost along the way. Hey, it happens. Three years ago, I posted (with a great deal of help from my editor Larry Burke) the 32 best calls in sports history. In going back to find it, I realized that those 32 calls…

  23. Pedro Martinez is writing a book

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    pedro martinez shaving

    If you’re enjoying Pedro Martinez on TBS’ postseason coverage there’s some more good news: He’s signed a deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write an autobiography, with an assist from Boston Herald columnist Michael Silverman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says the book will be called simply “Pedro” and will contain “lively, raw stories” about his soon-to-be…

  24. Why hasn’t there been a unanimous Hall of Famer? (And 20 players who should have been)

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM EST

    hall of fame

    Every time an undeniably great baseball player retires — the latest being Mariano Rivera — there will be a handful of people who will wonder: Is he finally the one? Will he become the first unanimous Hall of Famer? In a way, it’s a bizarre concept. How could there have never been a unanimous Hall…

  25. National League Wild Card Game: Reds-Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Clint Hurdle, Marlon Byrd, Dusty Baker, Mark Carlson, Gerry Davis

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s National League Wild Card Game between the Reds and Pirates, in Pittsburgh: Reds: CF Shin-Soo Choo LF Ryan Ludwick 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce 3B Todd Frazier SS Zack Cozart C Ryan Hanigan SP Johnny Cueto Ryan Ludwick only drew three starts as the No.…

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