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  1. Johnny Damon contract details

    Feb 24, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

    Buster Olney has them. In addition to his $8 million: He gets $500,000 for winning the MVP Award, $200,000 for finishing second through fifth, and $100,000 for finishing sixth through tenth; He gets $100,000 for being voted in as an All-Star, $50,000 for being selected as a reserve; $100,000 for winning the Gold Glove and…

  2. Introducing Sportsvision's FieldFX

    Feb 12, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    Defense: the final frontier . . .: This could be the year that baseball-stat freaks finally crack the “Derek Jeter enigma.” A panel of coaches has awarded the New York Yankees’ shortstop four of the past six Gold Glove awards for fielding excellence. That drives statisticians nuts, because nearly every statistical model ranks Jeter’s defense…

  3. Frank Thomas is the most underrated hitter ever

    Feb 12, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    Frank Thomas officially announcing his retirement has me thinking about his place in baseball history and preemptively worried that the Baseball Writers Association of America may not fully appreciate him when he appears on their Hall of Fame ballots in 2014. Thomas was my favorite player growing up, which is admittedly an odd sentiment for…

  4. Tim Lincecum's arbitration will not set some dangerous precedent

    Feb 12, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Buster Olney quotes some baseball official worrying about Tim Lincecum’s arbitration. Specifically, he worries about the “precedent” a $13 million award could set.  That word he keeps using; I do not think it means what he thinks it means: There is a lot of sentiment within other organizations for the Giants to settle the case,…

  5. Big Hurt set to call it a career

    Feb 11, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

    Frank Thomas, who last played with the Blue Jays and Athletics in 2008, will announce his retirement on Friday, sources told The 41-year-old Thomas finishes his career with 521 home runs. Also a tight end in college, Thomas was the seventh overall pick in the 1989 MLB draft out of Auburn. In 16 years…

  6. Tim Lincecum cuts his hair, lacks furniture

    Feb 6, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    It’s not like there’s some kind of Nazarite oath afoot here that will sap Tim Lincecum of all of his power in the event his locks are shorn, but I still don’t like this one bit: His hair is 3 inches shorter. He said he cut it before last month’s baseball writers’ banquet in New…

  7. Deep Thoughts: the Mets Offseason

    Feb 3, 2010, 9:19 AM EDT

    Deep thought:  when Darryl Strawberry is saying you’re messin’ up, you need to take a look in the mirror: Darryl Strawberry was asked for his assessment of the Mets’ offseason changes Tuesday night, and he gave an answer that will be hard for anyone to argue. “I’ll put it like this: It could’ve been better,”…

  8. Mauer goes through the (video game) motions

    Feb 2, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer isn’t spending all of his time these days hammering out the details of a potentially historic new contract with the Minnesota Twins. Nope, this guy can multi-task, which is only one reason he’s so valuable. In addition to shopping for a new, umm, everything, Mauer also took time on Tuesday to don one…

  9. UPDATE: Pujols responds to the no-show claims

    Feb 1, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Sam Mellinger, who ran the original story this morning regarding Albert Pujols and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, received a response from Pujols’ foundation: Sam, Albert’s wife, Deidre is expecting their fourth child this week. She has been given “any minute” status from her doctor since last Monday. Albert has asked us not to…

  10. The Jerome Holtzman Award?

    Jan 22, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Jayson Stark thinks that closers don’t already get enough phony glory due to their often meaningless, personalized stat, so he proposes a special award just for them: It’s time for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to establish a new award for relief pitchers. And if it were up to us, we’d call it the…

  11. Your pre-arbitration filing deadline signing scoreboard, Part II

    Jan 19, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    More of the arbitration filing deadline insanity Part I is here (UPDATE: We now have a Part III too!).  All are one-year deals unless otherwise specified: Jeff Francoeur, Mets, $5 million.  I’d lay into the guy here, but at this point I’d be like ripping on that awful, horrible girl you used to date but…

  12. Roger Maris is not a Hall of Famer

    Jan 15, 2010, 8:29 AM EDT

    After McGwire started talking you just knew this was coming: If nothing else, Maris should at least have a spot in the Hall of Fame . . . Maris doesn’t have incredible career numbers — 275 homers and 851 RBIs in 12 seasons — but a few things stand out other than the 61 homers…

  13. Rosenthal: BBWAA membership is too bloated

    Jan 8, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ken Rosenthal doesn’t mince any words when it comes to the Hall of Fame electorate: Our membership is too bloated, too riddled with voters who do not take the process seriously enough to educate themselves properly . . . Virtually every voter I know is honored to participate in the process. Virtually every voter I…

  14. Randy Johnson retires, Cooperstown awaits

    Jan 5, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

    After a stellar 22-year career Randy Johnson, The Big Unit, announced his retirement this evening.  He finishes with a record of 303-166. He racked up 4,785 strikeouts.  He won five Cy Young Awards, four of which came back-to-back-to-back-to-back, in the first four years of what has to be just about the best free agent signing…

  15. Matt Kemp dating Rihanna? Now he's really big-time

    Jan 4, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    In just his second full season in the majors, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp blossomed into a star. He hit .297, smashed 26 home runs, drove in 101 runs, and stole 34 bases. He earned both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. It doesn’t get much better than that. Or does it? Now, according to…

  16. Ryan Braun, Scott Feldman honored

    Dec 30, 2009, 3:31 PM EDT

    And you thought the awards season was over: Professional baseball stars Ryan Braun and Scott Feldman received off-season honors December 23, getting named the Most Valuable Jewish Players of the Year by an organization dedicated to celebrating Jews in the national pastime. Jewish Major Leaguers, a Newton, Mass., not-for-profit, selected Braun as its player of…

  17. Hall of Fame 2010: Roberto Alomar

    Dec 28, 2009, 4:23 PM EDT

    The first alphabetically of the 26 players on the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot might also be the most qualified. Even with his stunning decline during the early portion of the decade, Roberto Alomar ranks first in the group in both the Bill James HOF Monitor and the HOF Standards list. He was named to…

  18. Hall of Fame: If you're voting for Jack Morris, how do you not vote for Blyleven?

    Dec 28, 2009, 8:00 AM EDT

    Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman set off an hours-long debate last night on Twitter when he revealed his Hall of Fame ballot: just mailed Hall of Fame ballot, beating deadline yet again. voted for alomar, dawson, larkin, parker, morris & mattingly At the outset, let me give Heyman some credit. After tweeting that, a cubic crap-ton…

  19. The Angels vote Nick Adenhart a full playoff share

    Dec 1, 2009, 11:28 AM EDT

    Pardon me, I have a little something in my eye. Must be dust: Putting their money where their hearts are, the Angels have voted to send a full share of their postseason purse to the estate of Nick Adenhart, the young pitcher whose death in an auto accident on April 9 stunned the organization and…

  20. Sammy Sosa, Vin Diesel, and a $203,000 lawsuit

    Nov 27, 2009, 12:35 PM EDT

    Sammy Sosa has been ordered to appear in a Dominican Republic court next week after being sued for $203,000 by a businessman who claims that the former Cubs star failed to pay him for various services. Here’s more from the Associated Press: Carim Abu Nabaa alleges that Sosa has not paid him a commission of…

  21. Pujols wins NL MVP unanimously

    Nov 24, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT

    No drama this time, as Albert Pujols took home all 32 first-place votes to be named the National League’s MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday. Pujols is the first unanimous MVP selection in either league since Barry Bonds in 2002. Hanley Ramirez finished runner-up while Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, Troy Tulowitzki,…

  22. Pujols is a lock for the MVP

    Nov 24, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT

    The NL MVP, the final major postseason award, will be announced today.  While we could maybe argue about Rookie of the Year and while reasonable people could potentially disagree about the NL Cy Young, the BBWAA has basically gotten the awards right on the money for two straight years now, so there’s very little reason…

  23. AL MVP: Can Mauer beat the Bronx bullies?

    Nov 23, 2009, 2:24 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke proved that the little guys from small markets can get it done, correctly earning the AL Cy Young award when voters overlooked his relative lack of wins (16) and focused instead on his sheer dominance over the course of this season, giving him the award over big names like CC Sabathia, Felix Hernandez…

  24. Lincecum apologizes for harshing everyone's buzz

    Nov 20, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

    If Tim Lincecum truly regrets anything, he probably regrets getting caught the most. But he’s pretty hip to the P.R. issues surrounding his pot bust and because of it he offered a statement following his post-Cy Young interview yesterday: “I made a mistake and I regret my actions. I want to apologize to the Giants organization and…

  25. Tim Lincecum narrowly defeats Cardinals duo for second straight NL Cy Young

    Nov 19, 2009, 2:23 PM EDT

    Showing more than ever before that they’re smartly willing to look beyond win-loss records to determine the league’s best pitcher, the Baseball Writers Association of America followed up their selection of 16-game winner Zack Greinke as AL Cy Young by giving 15-game winner Tim Lincecum the NL award. Lincecum received just 11 of 32 first-place…

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