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  1. Charlie Monfort was more than three times above the legal limit

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:08 AM EDT

    Charlie Monfort

    Hi, I’m Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort: When I was pulled over, I told the police I had “about two beers.” But when took the breathalyzer I blew a 0.284, which is more than three times above the legal limit. Essentially, by blood had a higher proof than an Old Rasputin Imperial Stout and a large…

  2. Don’t worry, Wil Myers is getting a haircut

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    wil myers hair

    This is what Rays outfielder Wil Myers looked like on television last night winning Rookie of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on MLB Network: This is what Myers just posted on Twitter today: And I’m getting my haircut tomorrow! — Wil Myers (@wilmyers) November 5, 2013 Updates as they happen! Follow @AaronGleeman

  3. Previewing Saturday’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    ArizonaFallLeagueLogo

    Feeling lost without live baseball in your life? Worry not, as some of the game’s top prospects will be on display in tonight’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League. The game will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Formerly known as the “Rising Stars”…

  4. More on Rule 7.06, Obstruction

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    The Cardinals just won Game 3 of the World Series on an obstruction call by third base umpire Jim Joyce. You can read how the play went down in the recap right here or watch this video: This post will deal with the intricacies of the rule for those of you who may find the jargon…

  5. Tim Lincecum isn’t signing with Giants before free agency

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    Last month, after locking up Hunter Pence to a long-term deal before he hit the open market, Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated that he hoped to do the same with impending free agent Tim Lincecum. However, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com the two sides haven’t been able to come to an agreement and…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    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…

  7. Four points of award voting

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    kershaw getty

    When I was a kid, I loved the annual awards column that would run in the local newspaper. It does not really matter WHICH local paper I’m talking about now because some version of that column ran in every newspaper in the United States. The columns always picked the writers’ baseball award winners and, along…

  8. Sometimes September matters. Sometimes it doesn’t.

    Oct 1, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Jon Heyman prefaces his awards column with an explanation that he does take winning into account when he chooses an MVP. He also says that, if you differ, and if you simply view the MVP award as a “best player award” that’s fine. He just sees it another way. This, I think, is reasonable. He’s…

  9. Fresh off the Hunter Pence deal, the Giants now look to retain Tim Lincecum

    Sep 28, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    The Giants made headlines earlier today when they signed outfielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million contract extension. With that hurdle cleared, the Giants are now focusing on keeping starter Tim Lincecum around, reports Hank Schulman. Though Lincecum has had a tough couple of years, he has been the biggest reason for their recent…

  10. Cuba to allow athletes to sign foreign contracts

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Cuba

    Are the days of ballplayers risking their lives to defect a thing of the past? Cuba says athletes can sign professional contracts in foreign leagues, reversing long ban: http://t.co/dS6PQKkBQr -RD — The Associated Press (@AP) September 27, 2013 The Cuban Government’s anouncemnt thru GRANMA (the official newspaper of Cuba’s Communist Party) says that athletes will…

  11. Scott Boras wants the first two games of the World Series played at a neutral site

    Sep 22, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Boras sulking

    In a column posted earlier today, the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo wrote about the benefits of Major League Baseball shifting the first two games of the World Series to a neutral site, an idea spawned by super-agent Scott Boras. The aim is to revive interest in the World Series. Cafardo writes that the World Series…

  12. Jon Morosi: finding new ways to support Miguel Cabrera for MVP depending on the circumstances

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    You don’t have to have some set of hard and fast rules about how you feel about awards if you don’t want to. Feel free to go with your gut each year. Feel free to just vote for your favorite player all you want. Or not. I don’t care. And if you think Miguel Cabrera…

  13. Thoughts on dictating the Sabermetric Agenda

    Sep 13, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Marx Lennon

    Some more stuff spinning out of Brian Kenny’s crusade to Kill The Win. This from Mike Bates at SB Nation, who you may know better as The Common Man. Mike is clearly in the camp of the statistical analysts and views baseball from a sabermetric perspective. That said, he’s not on board with Kenny’s crusade.…

  14. Could a Cardinal not named Yadier Molina win the MVP?

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    The NL MVP race doesn’t have a consensus candidate, really. I feel like, among the chattering classes, Andrew McCutchen and Yadier Molina have the most juice behind them. But Paul Goldschmidt has his backers. Even guys like Freddie Freeman have people making their case for whatever reason. But how about a non-Molina St. Louis Cardinal? Derrick…

  15. Dennis Eckersley: Closing “not as tough as you think”

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Dennis Eckersley

    For years, we have been inundated with the sentiment that there is nothing tougher, nothing that requires more focus and mental fortitude than being a Major League closer. Former Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley, who authored two of the best relief seasons of all time in 1990 (0.61 ERA. 48 saves) and ’92 (won the AL…

  16. What, exactly, is “The Living Room” era?

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    1960 TV

    This is kinda weird. Just as the Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee has split up its candidates into eras such as “The Golden Era” and “The Expansion Era” the folks who hand out the Ford Frick Award to broadcasters has split up its candidates into eras as well. I dig the names: The “High Tide…

  17. Is it time for Twins to move Joe Mauer away from catcher?

    Aug 28, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    joe mauer twins

    Talk of moving Joe Mauer from catcher to another position has been common in Minnesota since 2004 when his rookie season was ruined by knee surgery and got loudest when he spent half of 2011 on the disabled list, but recently he’s been so healthy and productive that it’s become little more than a whisper.…

  18. Jose Fernandez had himself a ballgame

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Miami Marlins

    Marlins starter Jose Fernandez was staked to a 5-0 lead after three innings, but in reality, all he needed was one run given how dominant he looked against the Indians tonight. The 20-year-old Cuban struck out 14 batters over eight innings, allowing just three hits and one walk. In his previous start against the Pirates,…

  19. More suspensions! But just minor leaguers

    Jul 24, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Rachel Leigh Cook

    Sorry. Bored. Keep waiting for all the Biogenesis shoes to drop and all we get are these guys:  The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that two Minor League players have been suspended following their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cleveland Indians Minor League shortstop Rubiel Martinez and…

  20. Common sense prevails: the BBWAA will not be stripping Ryan Braun’s 2011 MVP award

    Jul 24, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    There was a time in late 2011-early 2012 when several baseball writers were arguing that the Baseball Writers Association of America should re-vote the NL MVP award in light of Ryan Braun‘s positive drug test. That idea was fraught will all manner of problems and was never seriously considered by the BBWAA. But the meme…

  21. Tim Lincecum could have an interesting Hall of Fame case someday

    Jul 14, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    With his fastball hovering around 90 mph these days, Tim Lincecum will probably never again be what he was when he first came up. Of course, that’s a remarkably high standard; Lincecum won Cy Young Awards in his first two full seasons and led the NL in strikeouts three years in a row. From 2007…

  22. Columnist calls for enhanced drug testing, chooses to discredit results of drug testing

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon Getty

    Christine Brennan’s latest column for USA Today decries the fact that Bartolo Colon is in the All-Star Game. Why? Because he tested positive for PEDs last year: Colon, and every other performance-enhancing drug user in baseball, should never be allowed to become an All-Star, or win any MLB award. No Cy Young, no MVP, no…

  23. MLB’s top-selling jerseys: Buster Posey and Mariano Rivera

    Jul 11, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    buster posey jersey

    MLB.com released a list of their best-selling jerseys and Giants catcher Buster Posey is No. 1, followed by Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Here’s the top 20, which is based on online sales via MLB.com in 2013: 1. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 3. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 4.…

  24. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL MVP

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    The reigning MVP has some heavy-hitting competition this year. Let’s see if he can hold them off. AL OPS leaders: 1.136 – Miguel Cabrera: .368/.458/.678, 26 HR, 85 RBI, 2 SB in 323 AB 1.126 – Chris Davis: .329/.405/.721, 31 HR, 80 RBI, 0 SB in 301 AB 1.102 – David Ortiz: .320/.406/.607, 16 HR,…

  25. Pouliot’s midseason award picks: AL & NL Cy Young

    Jul 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Yesterday, we took a look at what WAR had to say as far as midseason awards winners. Now, I’m making my own choices, starting with the Cy Young Awards. First, let’s get the charts out of the way, here are the top 10 in the AL by ERA and both versions of WAR. ERA 1.…

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