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

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:53 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Jan 11, 2014, 12:26 PM EST

    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…

  3. 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 EST

    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.…

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

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:10 AM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    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…

  8. Mark Prior and The Heartbreak Club

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

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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…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

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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,…

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

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:29 AM EST

    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…

  11. Next stop Cooperstown for Roy Halladay

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:58 AM EST

    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…

  12. Roy Halladay is retiring

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

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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…

  13. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

    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…

  14. The postseason playoff shares were announced

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    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…

  15. Houston will host the 2014 Civil Rights Game

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

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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…

  16. Clayton Kershaw presented with the Branch Rickey Award

    Nov 17, 2013, 11:05 PM EST

    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…

  17. Want to watch 25 minutes of Andrelton Simmons defensive highlights?

    Nov 16, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Andrelton Simmons

    If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweet about this ad nauseam, but it is my duty to share this and spread the Gospel of Andrelton Simmons as far and as wide as possible. Someone on YouTube did yeoman’s work and put together 25-plus minutes of defensive highlights involving the Braves shortstop…

  18. Trout? Cabrera? Doesn’t matter much. They both had MVP seasons

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:47 AM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    A quick thought on the Miguel Cabrera-Mike Trout MVP race. As you might know, I had a vote this year. And I voted for Trout. I suppose that won’t be a shocker for anyone on this site. I’ve never hidden my strong opinion that while Cabrera’s the best hitter in the game, Trout is the best…

  19. Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera a proxy battle in a larger cold war

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:33 AM EST

    Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera has beaten out Mike Trout for the AL MVP award for the second straight year. It’s not a surprise. Cabrera dominated offensively for most of 2013 and a consensus about him being the MVP front-runner was firmly in place by mid-summer. By the time he was injured at the end of August, there was…

  20. Scherzer, Kershaw go from Cy Young to contract negotiations

    Nov 14, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals

    It’s been just a little more than 12 hours since Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw were named Cy Young Award winners. But we’re already turning to the next chapter in their stories: where they’ll be long term. Following some speculation that the Tigers could seek to trade Scherzer, who has a year left on his…

  21. Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young Award

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:32 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer became the second Tiger in three years to claim the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, picking up 28 of the 30 first-place votes to easily outdistance the Rangers’ Yu Darvish and Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma. Darvish was second on 19 ballots to finish as the runner up to Scherzer. Iwakuma was third, getting…

  22. Clint Hurdle, Terry Francona named Managers of the Year

    Nov 12, 2013, 6:56 PM EST

    Terry Francona

    The Manager of the Year awards, annually given to the guys whose teams exceed expectations by the greatest amount, was claimed Tuesday by Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle in the NL and the Indians’ Terry Francona in the AL. Hurdle was the easy winner in the Senior Circuit, receiving 25 of the 30 first-place votes. He…

  23. Twins move Joe Mauer from catcher to first base following concussion

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:40 AM EST

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    For the past two months the Twins have repeatedly insisted that they plan to have Joe Mauer remain at catcher next season despite sitting out the final 40 games following a concussion, but today the team announced that Mauer is moving to first base. Mauer spent 10 seasons at catcher, hitting .323 with an .873…

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

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:08 AM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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    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

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