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  1. Actor/designated hitter Adam Dunn is probably going to the Oscars

    Feb 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    Adam Dunn had a cameo as a bartender in “Dallas Buyers Club” and now it might get the White Sox designated hitter a trip to the Oscars on Sunday, writes Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com: The slugger has an invite, a ride and a reason to attend the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but he…

  2. According to one St. Louis writer, Sabermetrics hate Lance Lynn

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    In a column posted last night, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch argues that Lance Lynn gets a bad rap from newer metrics. Relying heavily on his wins, and the Cardinals’ record in his starts, Strauss puts Lynn in the same conversation as teammate and 2013 NL Cy Young runner-up Adam Wainwright, and two-time…

  3. Derek Jeter’s great, but let’s compare to Alan Trammell

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

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    SOCHI, Russia — Well, the overwhelming thing that is the Winter Olympics has completely thrown me off my 100 greatest baseball players ever schedule. So it goes. We’ll pick up where we left off after I return and recover and get back on U.S. time. I predict this will be sometime in July. In the…

  4. The Yankees should hope that Tanaka is as disastrous as A-Rod

    Feb 12, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    You know you’ve reached peak A-Rod Derangement Syndrome when you use his experience with the Yankees as a warning sign. That’s what Joel Sherman does today at the New York Post. Here’s the tweet teasing the article: ICYMI column http://t.co/eaIONRzUsv 10 yrs ago this wk #Yankees thought scored coup with A-Rod, now think same Tanaka.…

  5. Prince Fielder has dropped weight; Adrian Beltre predicts he’ll win the MVP

    Jan 26, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    It’s premature to call this a Best Shape of His Life report — we need a bit more — but be it known that Prince Fielder is officially on BSOHL watch: He has dropped weight. He has dumped the dreadlocks in favor of a high-and-tight haircut. He will move into the featured No. 3 spot…

  6. Sandy Koufax presented the NL Cy Young award to Clayton Kershaw

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Major League Baseball’s award winners were presented with their hardware tonight at the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner at the New York Hilton. Hall of Fame managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre were honored. Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez picked up their Rookie of the Year awards for the American and…

  7. Quote of the Day: Phil Hughes is adjusting to leaving New York behind

    Jan 25, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

    Phil Hughes Getty

    This quote is actually from Thursday night, but it’s too good to ignore. Phil Hughes, who signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Twins in December, was in town for the team’s annual awards banquet at Target Field and was asked for his thoughts on leaving New York behind. Per Pat Borzi of Sports…

  8. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

  9. $30 million man: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers reportedly agree to a seven-year, $215 million deal

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game One

    People were throwing around numbers like $300 million, and this isn’t that. But it’s pretty incredible all the same: ESPN is reporting that the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven year, $215 million contract, with an opt-out after five years. That breaks down to an average annual value of over $30 million a…

  10. His 2014 season is history, as may be his career: so what is Alex Rodriguez’s legacy?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    In light of today’s ruling by the arbitrator, suspending him for 162 games, commentators will once again rush to the nearest television camera or take to their laptops and websites to tell us how Alex Rodriguez‘s legacy is now “forever tarnished” or words to that effect. When they do so, however, they will have to forget,…

  11. A-Rod will try to appeal to federal court, but he’s not likely to have success

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    In the wake of Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension being reduced to 162 games, he said that he plans to appeal the decision to federal court. This is not unexpected, but I also believe that it will be a waste of his time and his money. Arbitration is chosen by parties for the express purpose of…

  12. Changes to the Hall of Fame voting process aren’t going to result in major changes to who’s inducted

    Jan 10, 2014, 8:25 AM EDT

    Cooperstown

    The past few days have featured a lot of people talking about how to change the Hall of Fame voting process. I appreciate these ideas as, no matter how contentious the debates become, they are inspired by people who want to make things better. By people who care about baseball and the Hall of Fame.…

  13. 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…

  14. Ken Gurnick’s Hall of Fame ballot is perhaps the laziest and most willfully ignorant ever

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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    Still reeling at Ken Gurnick’s Jack Morris and no one else ballot. But I’m not reeling at the idea of Jack Morris being a Hall of Famer (if you think he is, good for you; I’ve stopped yelling at people for doing that). I’m also not reeling at the idea of a “protest against PED-era…

  15. Juan Gonzalez is selling his 1996 MVP trophy, other stuff

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Juan Gonzalez

    Juan Gonzalez made something like $90 million in salary alone during his baseball career, so maybe he’s doing this to simply clear out the clutter. But whatever the motivation, you can now get your hands on some hot, hot Juan Gonzalez memorabilia. Up for auction? His 1996 MVP award. His 1996 and 2001 Silver Slugger…

  16. Eric Nadel of the Texas Rangers wins the Ford C. Frick Award

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Eric Nadel

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Eric Nadel, the radio voice of the Texas Rangers, has been named the winner of the Ford C. Frick Award. The Fick Award is presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The fourth time was the charm for Nadel, as he was previously…

  17. Mark Prior and The Heartbreak Club

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    There were two eye-opening bits of news here in this story about Mark Prior retiring. 1. I honestly thought he retired five years ago. 2. Mark Prior is still only 33 years old. The second of those bits is even more shocking than the first. He is STILL only 33? If Mark Prior had stayed…

  18. Jonah Keri, Dave Brown and David Schoenfield admitted to the BBWAA

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

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    The Baseball Writers Association of America held its annual meeting this morning and admitted three new members to its ranks. They are: Grantland/ESPN’s Jonah Keri, Yahoo!’s Dave Brown and ESPN’s David Schoenfield. All three are deserving, hard-working baseball writers. All three are also top representatives of online baseball media. It’s very good, both for them and,…

  19. Mark Prior’s retirement reminds us that young pitchers will break your heart

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

    Mark Prior throwing

    Every year we get a report that Mark Prior is working out, hoping to make a major league comeback after years of injuries. No more. Andrew Simon of MLB.com reports that the former Cubs phenom is calling it quits: After a series of injuries and several comeback attempts, it appears Mark Prior is ready to…

  20. Next stop Cooperstown for Roy Halladay

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    Roy Halladay‘s shoulder let him down in the end, but not until after one of the best 10-year runs in memory. From 2002-2011, Halladay went 170-75 with a 2.97 ERA and 1,699 strikeouts in 2,194 2/3 innings. He went to eight All-Star Games, won two Cy Young Awards and finished second twice more. During that…

  21. Roy Halladay is retiring

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    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…

  22. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Tom Glavine

    I don’t have a Hall of Fame ballot, of course, but most people don’t and they pick their hypothetical ballot, so I’ll pick mine. Note: this is not my assessment of who I think will get in. I’ll get to that later. These are just my thoughts on the guys and my selections. And, in…

  23. The postseason playoff shares were announced

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Man-Handing-out-Money

    There used to be a time when postseason money was bigger than most players’ actual salaries. That’s not the case any longer, but the money is still pretty good. This year the a full postseason share broke down as follows: Boston Red Sox: $307,322.68 St. Louis Cardinals: $228,300.17 Detroit Tigers: $129,278.22 Los Angeles Dodgers: $108,037.06…

  24. Houston will host the 2014 Civil Rights Game

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Yesterday I got a cryptic press release about an announcement in Houston. Today the announcement: Minute Maid Park will host the 2014 Civil Right Game. The Civil Rights Game will be played between the Astros and the Baltimore Orioles on May 30, 2014, airing nationally on MLB Network. There are other activities too, like an awards luncheon, roundtable discussions…

  25. Clayton Kershaw presented with the Branch Rickey Award

    Nov 17, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    82nd MLB All-Star Game - Batting Practice

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw already has plenty of awards to fill up a trophy case. The lefty just won his second NL Cy Young award, he took home the NL Gold Glove award for pitchers in 2011, and he won Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award last year. He was given another award last night…

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