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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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.…

  8. Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder power Max Scherzer to 12-0

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and drove in three runs and Prince Fielder added a two-run homer of his own to back starter Max Scherzer, who improved to 12-0. Cabrera bumped his Triple Crown stats to .377/24/81. He leads the Majors in average and RBI, but trails Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (28) in…

  9. Are we headed towards another Mike Trout/Miguel Cabrera showdown?

    Jun 21, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

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    Depending on who does what tonight, this could change, but at the moment, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout are #1 and #2 in Wins Above Replacement at the moment, according to FanGraphs. Cabrera is at 4.4 and Trout is at 4.3. Cabrera, who achieved baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years, beat out Trout for…

  10. Mike Scioscia gets a vote of confidence from Albert Pujols

    May 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Mike Scioscia, Albert Pujols

    Not many players have the stature to be giving out votes of confidence to the longest-tenured manager in baseball, but a future Hall of Famer with a $240 million contract is one of them. With the Angels really struggling and speculation about Mike Scioscia’s job security starting to swirl Albert Pujols stuck up for his…

  11. Steve Carlton is a few cards short of a deck

    May 6, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Steve Carlton

    Steve Carlton had a 24-year career in Major League Baseball, 15 of which came with the Phillies between 1972 and 1986. He won four Cy Young awards in 1972, ’77, ’80, and ’82, and led the Phillies to their first ever championship in 1980. He also helped the Phillies back to the World Series in…

  12. Bryce Harper sounds OK, but Davey Johnson may still hold him out

    May 2, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    harper nationals getty

    Bryce Harper was pulled from last night’s game due to a bruised side, But Mark Zuckerman spoke to him and he sounds like he’s good to go for today’s game against the Braves: “If I can play tomorrow, I’m gonna play,” Harper said. “If they put me in the lineup, I’m gonna play. I can…

  13. Wanna buy Bret Saberhagen’s old baseball stuff?

    Apr 25, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Via the Associated Press, two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen is auctioning off a bunch of his old baseball memorabilia “because it’s gathering dust in a storage shed and the proceeds will be used to benefit others.” SCPAuctions.com is running the sale and there are a total of 77 items up for bid, including: -…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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