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  1. WAR does the All-Star teams – AL version

    May 20, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Going strictly by Wins Above Replacement (in this case, the Baseball-Reference version of it), here’s your 2011 AL All-Star team of the moment: C Matt Wieters (Orioles) – 1.6 1B Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox) – 1.9 2B Howie Kendrick (Angels) – 2.2 3B Kevin Youkilis (Red Sox) – 1.9 SS Asdrubal Cabrera (Indians) – 1.8…

  2. The most memorable home runs in each team’s history

    May 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Gibson homer

    UPDATE:  I obviously missed a bunch, so here’s a post updating this list. As I mentioned this morning, one of my Twitter correspondents asked me last night to name each franchise’s most memorable home run.  With the caveat that (a) this can be subjective; and (b) in some cases, there are many great choices and…

  3. Chase Utley singles in first minor league rehab game

    May 10, 2011, 10:09 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Utley walks across the field after taking batting practice before a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles

    According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a single as the designated hitter in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Clearwater earlier tonight. Utley had two strikeouts and a ground out over his first three at-bats, but managed to bloop a single to center field in his final at-bat in…

  4. Andres Torres, Mark DeRosa off DL, into Giants lineup

    May 10, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants activated both Andres Torres (Achilles’ tendon) and Mark DeRosa (wrist) from the disabled list Tuesday and inserted them right into the lineup for their game against the Diamondbacks. Torres is returning to his usual leadoff spot, while DeRosa is playing third and batting seventh. As expected, the Giants sent the struggling Miguel Tejada to…

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

    May 9, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Yankees Rangers Baseball

    Yankees 12, Rangers 5:  We read a lot of “Derek Jeter is done” commentary last week. Well, whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that Jeter was only mostly dead. And there’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Two homers for The Captain.  As for the game overall, I’ll…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:58 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Nationals 7, Phillies 4: Heavy matchup. Both literally — Livan Hernandez vs. Joe Blanton — and figuratively as Jayson Werth faced the Phillies for the first time since he signed with the Nats. A signing that the Phillies fans who made the now-customary trek to Washington and decided to boo Werth throughout the game apparently…

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

    Apr 11, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    David Freese

    High point of my weekend: a double shot of streptococcal pharyngitis in the Calcaterra household kept me from watching the Braves flail helplessly at Cole Hamels.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 6, 2011, 5:30 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    A night of some lights-out pitching performances. Which can mean only one thing: Bud Selig switched out the juiced baseballs because he knows we’re on to him!

  9. How to use Twitter properly to enhance your baseball experience

    Mar 30, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

    twitter follow me

    Moshe Mandel had a great post over at The Yankee Analysts yesterday. It’s about Twitter, and he keys on the biggest thing that keeps a lot of baseball fans off it: they misunderstand the point of it all. As an example, Moshe links to a Time Magazine list of the allegedly most important Twitter accounts…

  10. And now, the HardballTalk staff predictions

    Mar 30, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Oracle of Delphi

    Our Springtime Storyline previews are the Official Previews of HardballTalk. But despite our little paragraphs entitled “So, how are they going to do?” their real value is in talking about the issues facing each team, not in providing predictions. And, it should be noted, they are a collective product. For example, Aaron wrote up the…

  11. Joe Biden kept the Blue Jays out of their clubhouse yesterday

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Joe Biden, Mariano Rivera

    Remember how Joe Biden visited Yankees camp yesterday?  Well, apparently his arrival and all of the attendant security hoopla kept the Blue Jays from being able to get into their clubhouse, and they had to wait patiently behind security until they could do so. I assume this means that Canada will declare war on us…

  12. Who’s the greatest living player for each team?

    Mar 16, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

    Yastrzemski

    Dan Shaughnessy has a column up about Carl Yastrzemski and what he’s doing these days. It’s a good read and I recommend it. But more interesting to me than the column itself, however, is a passing line Shaughnessy uses: “Fifty years after his rookie season, the greatest living Red Sox player …” That has sparked a…

  13. Springtime Storylines: Do the Colorado Rockies have enough offense?

    Mar 14, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season.  The latest: The … punchless Colorado Rockies? The Big Question: Do the Rockies have enough offense? That may seem like a strange thing to ask…

  14. New manager John Farrell tells Blue Jays to stay off Twitter

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    twitter follow me

    John Farrell isn’t banning anyone from using Twitter for now, but the Blue Jays’ new manager said yesterday that he’ll “advise” players to avoid social networking because “they set themselves up for another distraction.” Farrell explained to John Lott of the National Post that the Blue Jays informed all players about the “pitfalls” of social…

  15. Baker expects Votto to handle MVP treatment well

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:22 PM EDT

    Joey Votto homers

    Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker thinks that Joey Votto, fresh off winning the NL MVP award, will begin to be treated like great MVPs of the past by opposing pitchers. Baker, speaking on Saturday at spring training camp in Goodyear, Ariz., said he noticed some special treatment from pitchers last season, when Votto hit .324…

  16. Civil Rights Game set for May 15th in Atlanta

    Jan 13, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball issued a press release a little while ago regarding this year’s edition of the Civil Rights Game.  The game itself will be May 15th.  All of the relevant details are here. Kudos to baseball for not merely putting a couple of teams in Negro Leagues throwbacks, playing the game and calling it a…

  17. Tracking the top 111 free agents

    Dec 11, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    Here’s the rundown to date of the contracts received by my top 111 free agents. The list below doesn’t include free agents signed before the end of October (most notably, Ted Lilly) or non-tender free agents such as Russell Martin. 111. Dave Bush (Brewers – Age 31): 110. Carlos Delgado (Red Sox – Age 38):…

  18. Highlight video of Japanese shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    While the Twins negotiate with Japanese shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka after bidding $5 million for his exclusive negotiating rights, here’s a five-minute highlight video put together by his representatives at the Beverly Hills Sports Complex: Nishioka looks pretty good, but then again I’m pretty sure someone could splice together five minutes of footage that makes Juan…

  19. Twins no longer a small-payroll team thanks to Target Field

    Nov 11, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    target-field-100407

    Minnesota has long been one of MLB’s most successful “small-market” or “small-payroll” teams, making the playoffs five times from 2002-2009 despite consistently ranking among the bottom third in money spent. In their final two Metrodome seasons–2008 and 2009–the Twins won 87 and 88 games, made it to the postseason once and narrowly missed a second…

  20. 142 players became free agents last night

    Nov 2, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    Lee-cliff-101031

    Under a recent agreement, players no longer need to file for free agency. Rather, free agency-eligible players automatically became free agents as soon as the World Series ended.  The MLBPA wasted absolutely no time last night telling us who those players are, issuing a press release while the Giants were still jumping around on the…

  21. And a rookie shall lead them: Buster Posey carries Giants to brink of World Series

    Oct 21, 2010, 12:24 AM EDT

    buster-posey-nlcs-game-4

    Juan Uribe surprisingly didn’t put up much of a fight in the bottom of the ninth inning when home plate umpire Wally Bell ruled that the 1-1 pitch from Roy Oswalt hit his bat handle and not his hand. Instead of taking his base Uribe just waited a couple pitches and hit the game-winning sacrifice…

  22. Barry Zito left off Giants’ roster for second straight round

    Oct 16, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    Barry Zito throwing

    We hinted at the possibility last night and the Giants just made it official: Barry Zito is not on the team’s roster for the NLCS against the Phillies, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Zito was also left off the roster for the NLDS against the Braves. Madison Bumgarner, who yielded…

  23. Reds choose Juan Francisco over Jim Edmonds for final spot

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Jim Edmonds said last week that he was “hopeful” about being ready for the playoffs after suffering an injury that was initially believed to be a torn achilles’ tendon, but that was never particularly likely and the Reds officially announced that he won’t be on the playoff roster. Cincinnati opted to give the final spot…

  24. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Sep 30, 2010, 5:54 AM EDT

    Two doubleheaders? A walkoff strikeout? Despite most of the games not mattering all that much, it was a pretty damn good day/night of baseball.

  25. On the American League Cy Young Award debate and open-mindedness…

    Sep 29, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners Photo Day

    “Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” Mark Twain wrote that. And now I’m stealing it to head up a blog post about baseball stats. That’s either really cliche or really stupid. Or both. Yeah, it’s both…

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