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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:19 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    Braves 2, Marlins 0: Justin Upton went 4 for 4 including another homer. At this point it’s getting so ridiculous that I feel like any more grit/lazy jokes are just gratuitous and cruel to Diamondbacks fans who may soon begin wondering why, again, it was so necessary to trade a stud slugger, still only 25,…

  2. Sean Forman: WAR is “GDP for baseball”

    Mar 30, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    There was some big news in the baseball stats community recently, as Baseball Reference and FanGraphs agreed to a common replacement level in their Wins Above Replacement statistic. Though the two sites’ computation of the statistic still differs in other ways, creating some uniformity in replacement level should clear up some of the confusion around…

  3. Curt Schilling and Alex Cora pick Ryan Howard for NL MVP

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    I’m not lying. Thankfully, the rest made reasonable picks in Joey Votto (17 votes), Buster Posey and Bryce Harper (six), Ryan Braun and Justin Upton (three), Andrew McCutchen (two), and Matt Kemp, Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton (one). Ryan Howard is 33 years old and is still visibly limping from an Achilles injury that caused…

  4. A stat-savvy player talks about the value of Michael Young, intangibles and clubhouse chemistry

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Diamonbacks' Brandon McCarthy delivers a pitch against the Reds during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Scottsdale

    I and a lot of other sabermetrically-inclined writers have taken our shots at clubhouse chemistry and the lionization of players who are thought to be far better than their numbers suggest due to any number of intangible factors.  I and those same sabermetrically-inclined writers have also developed a fondness for Diambondbacks’ pitcher Brandon McCarthy because…

  5. Jeffrey Loria posts “Letter To Our Fans” in Miami newspapers

    Feb 24, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    loria getty

    Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria took out a full-page ad in the Sunday editions of the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun-Sentinel and published a “Letter To Our Fans.” Here it is in all its glory: LETTER TO OUR FANS It’s no secret that last season was not our best — actually it was one…

  6. Mariners wager their future on Felix Hernandez’s right arm

    Feb 7, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    If you had to bet big on a pitcher for the next seven years, Felix Hernandez seems as good a choice as any. He hasn’t been in Justin Verlander‘s league these last two years, but he also hasn’t been extended to 270 innings per year like Verlander has. And while I think I’d choose Clayton…

  7. Matt Wieters would like a long-term deal with the Orioles

    Jan 17, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Matt Wieters Getty

    Now that the Orioles have signed center fielder Adam Jones, manager Buck Showalter, and general manager Dan Duquette to long-term contract extensions Matt Wieters would also like to sign up for the long haul in Baltimore. Wieters told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he’s “always been interested” in a long-term deal because “it’s…

  8. Bonds! Clemens! Sosa! Biggio! Schilling! The CSN Insiders go deep on five Hall of Fame candidates

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds 1993

    We here at HBT have been doing drive-bys on all of the Hall of Fame candidates for some time, but on the eve of the Hall of Fame results becoming public, the insiders at Comcast Sportsnet offer you five in-depth takes on five of the top Hall of Fame candidates in 2013: Andrew Baggarly of…

  9. Pre-PEDs Roger Clemens is being undersold

    Jan 1, 2013, 9:10 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens Red Sox

    You see a lot of Hall of Fame ballots which include Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. You see more that include neither. You don’t see a whole lot of them which include one and not the other.  But Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald votes that way. He gives the nod to Bonds but not…

  10. No, Hideki Matsui is not a Hall of Famer

    Dec 28, 2012, 9:54 AM EDT

    File picture shows New York Yankees' Matsui speaking to reporters during "workout day" before MLB's 2009 World Series between New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies in New York

    This should probably go without saying, but no, Hideki Matsui is not a Hall of Famer. There is some level of debate about this. Not because anyone truly thinks that Matsui’s ten seasons in the bigs were Hall of Fame-worthy. They clearly were not, even if they were pretty damn good (note: the go-to phrase…

  11. Zack Greinke’s deal with Dodgers could reach $158 million

    Dec 14, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers new right-handed pitcher Greinke speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles

    Zack Greinke‘s six-year, $147 million deal with the Dodgers includes a clause that allows him to opt out following the 2015 season and Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the contract also has some sizable incentives built in: Greinke’s base salary in 2018 will increase to $26 million if he pitches 1,000…

  12. Don Larsen’s jersey from World Series perfect game sells for $756,000

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT

    Larsen

    Last night Don Larsen auctioned off the Yankees jersey he wore while throwing a perfect game against the Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, selling it for $756,000. Larsen, now 83 years old, told Darren Rovell of ESPN.com that he was raising money for his grandchildren’s education. Hall of Fame basketball coach…

  13. Longtime Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek named 2013 Ford Frick Award winner

    Dec 5, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

    Tom Cheek

    Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame just announced that Tom Cheek, the longtime Toronto Blue Jays announcer, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Cheek called Blue Jays games from the team’s…

  14. Cardinals offer assistant hitting coach job to Bengie Molina

    Dec 4, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    bengie getty

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the scoop: The Cardinals will offer Bengie Molina the role of assistant hitting coach. The move will allow him to join, for the first time in their major-league careers, his younger brother Yadier on the same team. Molina, 38, last played in 2010, ending a career that…

  15. Ozzie Smith auctioned off his Gold Gloves for $519,203

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter

    Ozzie Smith announced in October that he’d be auctioning off his Gold Glove awards and World Series rings to raise money for “estate and family planning” and yesterday the auctions came to an end. His two World Series rings–both of which were given to him as gifts by the Cardinals for their 2006 and 2011…

  16. It’s lunacy to keep Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out of the Hall of Fame

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds

    There are 37 players on the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. And, over the coming weeks, we will consider all of their candidacies in turn.  But there are two players making their debut on the ballot who tower above all of the others, and nothing useful can be said about the Hall of Fame class…

  17. The Yankees are MLB “Club Retailer of the Year”

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Yankees logo

    A week after the MVPs and Cy Youngs are given out: a serious falloff in the prestige of awards. But hey, everyone has a niche in life, and it’s always nice to be honored in one’s niche: The New York Yankees have been named the 2012 MLB “Club Retailer of the Year” by Major League…

  18. And now a positive note about the MVP award voting

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun AP

    The MVP award voting has brought about a lot of disgusting negativity, abject absurdity and borderline criminal levels of ignorance. And some people besides Mitch Albom decided to write about it too! But there was one positive thing to take away from the vote totals yesterday, and that’s Ryan Braun‘s showing. I would have voted Buster…

  19. Joe Girardi says Derek Jeter’s status for Opening Day “is a little bit of a question”

    Nov 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    New York Yankees shortstop Jeter screams as he injures himself fielding a ball hit by  Detroit Tigers' Peralta during the 12th inning of Game 1 of their MLB ALCS playoff baseball series in New York

    Joe Girardi cast some doubt on Derek Jeter‘s ability to return from a broken ankle by Opening Day, saying yesterday that “there’s a little bit of a question” about whether he’ll be recovered in time to be in the Yankees’ lineup. Jeter broke his left ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS and underwent surgery…

  20. If you’re in the opinion business, be prepared to defend your opinions

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    megaphone

    I will preface this by saying that I am certain — 100% certain — that a lot of people out there in Internet land said rude, personal and otherwise awful things to baseball writers who argued in favor of Miguel Cabrera for the MVP.  There were also people who likely said rude, personal and otherwise awful…

  21. Ohio Governor John Kasich goes to bat for Al Oliver with the Hall of Fame

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    Al Oliver

    Warning. Long story ahead. But it’s the offseason and I’m bored and anyone who has read my stuff over the past 5+ years know that I tend to do this between November and February. I’m not exactly a huge fan of my governor, John Kasich. He’s OK. A nice man and, despite his best efforts,…

  22. Matt Holliday on Matt Cain plunking him in the NLCS: “it was less than tough”

    Nov 15, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    So much arguing about awards and trades and things today. Let’s go back to some baseball. Specifically, Game 1 of the NLCS when Matt Holliday took out Marco Scutaro at second base with a sketchy-at-best slide. Holliday admitted at the time he made a bad slide and denied any attempt to hurt Scutaro. In Game…

  23. R.A. Dickey wins Cy Young Award in the National League

    Nov 14, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    r.a. dickey getty

    “There are people in and around the baseball world who give the knuckleball a bit of a knock,” MLB network analyst Dan Plesac said at the start of Wednesday night’s Cy Young Awards Show. Apparently those people are not well represented in the Baseball Writers Association of America. Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey was named the…

  24. Mike Trout won the “Heart and Hustle” award

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    hearthustle_275

    Mike Trout won Rookie of the Year and will finish runner-up for MVP, but surely this will be his proudest accomplishment for 2012: Trout has been named the “Heart and Hustle” award winner. Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association gives the annual award to the “player who demonstrates a passion for the game and best…

  25. Congrats, you’re fired: Winning the Manager of the Year award isn’t always such a good thing

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    baldwin glengarry

    I was looking over the history of the Manager of the Year award in preparation for this year’s winners being announced tonight and it struck me just how many of them were fired within a couple years. Jim Tracy won in 2009 and was canned by the Rockies last month. Lou Piniella won in 2008…

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