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  1. Royals prospect Wil Myers named Baseball America minor league player of the year

    Sep 4, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    Baseball America announced its annual minor league player of the year today and the winner is Royals prospect Wil Myers, who hit .314 with 37 homers in 134 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 21. J.J. Cooper’s lengthy article about Myers includes this interesting tidbit: He joins Paul Konerko, Troy Glaus, Jose Canseco, and…

  2. Grady Sizemore ruled out for the season

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Grady Sizemore

    When the Indians re-signed Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $5 million they did so hoping he’d be ready for Opening Day, but instead the oft-injured center fielder hasn’t played a single game and now he’s been ruled out for the season following another setback. Manager Manny Acta summed up the situation pretty well to Jordan…

  3. Baseball and Bud to stay together for six more years

    Aug 22, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

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    No, not Selig, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did too. Bud as in Budweiser: Budweiser and baseball, two American staples whose history can be traced back to the late 1800s, will continue to go hand-in-hand. Anheuser-Busch and Major League Baseball Properties today announced a six-year renewal of the sponsorship agreement that designates Budweiser…

  4. We can’t let Melky Cabrera have the batting title/crown/award!

    Aug 18, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    In the name of all that is holy! Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver made it very clear during Saturday’s FOX Red Sox-Yankees broadcast that we can’t allow Melky Cabrera to win the NL batting title after his steroids suspension this week. In fact, it seems we need a new rule to prevent players who receive…

  5. Felix Hernandez: MLB’s best young pitcher in 20 years

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    That’s pretty defensible, right. Felix Hernandez debuted at 19, and while he wasn’t great right away — in fact, he was pretty disappointing his first three years — he’s provided a ton of value to the Mariners in going 96-72 with a 3.17 ERA in 230 career starts to date. Baseball-reference WAR rates him as…

  6. Year-by-year breakdown of Cole Hamels’ $144 million deal

    Aug 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has the details of Cole Hamels‘ six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies, which keeps the 28-year-old left-hander from hitting the open market as a free agent this offseason: Signing bonus: $6 million 2013: $19.5 million 2014: $22.5 million 2015: $22.5 million 2016: $22.5 million 2017: $22.5 million 2018: $22.5…

  7. Barry Bonds thinks he belongs in the Hall, doesn’t care if he’s kept out, loves Roger Clemens

    Aug 7, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    Premiere Of Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" - Red Carpet

    Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s home run record five years ago today. Recently he sat down with Barry Bloom of MLB.com to talk about that, the end of his career, the Hall of Fame, his status as a felon and his good friend Roger Clemens. It’s a pretty b.s.-free interview in which he offers the…

  8. Fernando Rodney is in very rare territory

    Aug 1, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Fernando Rodney

    The Rays have had the magic touch with lightly regarded relievers before, but Fernando Rodney is easily their biggest success story yet. The 35-year-old Rodney recorded his 31st save Wednesday, moving himself into a tie for the major league lead, and lowered his ERA to 0.74 with a scoreless inning in a 4-1 win over…

  9. Jim Palmer is selling his Cy Youngs, Gold Gloves

    Jul 2, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Jim Palmer's Cy Young

    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is putting his hardware up for bids. Listed on Hunt Auctions are all three of his Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves. Palmer is working as a TV analyst for the Orioles, so he still has a steady income. However, he doesn’t see the mementos as…

  10. Frank Deford laments the passing of journalism that Frank Deford likes (and which hasn’t passed)

    Jun 25, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Frank Deford

    The legendary Frank Deford spoke at an awards ceremony on Friday, and during  his acceptance speech he lamented what he believes to be the death of sports journalism. He was somewhat vague on what he thinks is causing the death, but he goes after sports writing that is primarily about statistics and “texting,” suggesting that…

  11. Mariners first-round pick Mike Zunino named Baseball America college player of the year

    Jun 22, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

    Mike Zunino

    Mike Zunino was selected by the Mariners with the third overall pick in the draft two weeks ago and today Baseball America named the University of Florida catcher their college player of the year. Zunino hit .322 with a 1.069 OPS for the Gators, ranking fourth in the country with 19 homers, 10th with 67…

  12. Joe Torre to manage Team USA in World Baseball Classic

    Jun 14, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Joe Torre - Dodgers

    Joe Torre has served as MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations since retiring as Dodgers manager in late 2010–with a brief break while he pursued ownership of the team–but the 71-year-old future Hall of Famer has decided to take on another managing gig. Torre has been chosen as Team USA’s manager for the World…

  13. You’re not gonna believe this, but Mike Trout and Bryce Harper were MLB Rookies of the Month

    Jun 3, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    Get used to this. From a bevy of MLB press releases that just filled my inbox: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for May … Bryce Harper has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for May. Trout hit .324 (35-for-108) with six doubles, two triples,…

  14. R.A. Dickey, Paul Konerko named players of the week

    May 29, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

    The Player of the Week Awards came out, and the winners are R.A. Dickey in the NL and Paul Konerko in the AL. Dickey was 2-0 in two starts, striking out 21 batters and allowing a single earned run in 14 and a third innings pitched for a 0.63 ERA for the week. No surprise at all…

  15. MLB named “sports league of the year”

    May 24, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Sally Field You Really Like Me

    I’m picturing a black tie gala, everyone who matters in attendance. When the nominees are read, a four-way split screen comes up with Bud Selig, Roger Goodell, David Stern and Gary Bettman, all looking hopeful.  As soon as the winner is announced, the losing three all purse their lips and try to act like they…

  16. And now the worst baseball-related auction item of all time

    May 21, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    KKK Bat

    Reader D — that’s how he signed the email anyway — alerts us to a fine piece of American history up for auction. A baseball bat. And not just any baseball bat: … a 25-inch ornately detailed bat with gold-leafed vines wrapped around the mid-barrel portion meeting a silver metal scroll at the handle. On…

  17. Paul Konerko, Jay Bruce named MLB players of the week

    Apr 30, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cincinnati Reds

    The Player of the Week awards were announced this afternoon. The winners: Paul Konerko of the White Sox and Jay Bruce of the Reds. Konerko went 10-for-23 with three doubles, three home runs — including his 400th career bomb — and drove in four. He’s having another quietly great Paul Konerko year thus far, hitting .383/.444/.679.…

  18. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    The Question

    Q: What would you do if you joined the BBWAA for 10 years? Vote for Jay Bell and Bill Mueller for the Hall of Fame? Act petulantly and intellectually dishonest while appealing to authority if and when I was called out for my irrationality?  Anything I wanted to, really. Q: Should sports reporters/analysts be able to…

  19. Theo Epstein wasn’t invited to Fenway’s 100th

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Theo Epstein

    I’m not sure when the Fenway Park centennial celebration became an awards show after party, but apparently the guest list is pretty darn important. First there was the no/yes status of Terry Francona. Now it’s Theo Epstein’s absence that is making headlines. Here’s Sean McAdam, reporting that Theo wasn’t even invited: The news came as a…

  20. Troy Tulowitzki admits defensive struggles are ‘in my head’

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:28 AM EDT

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    While discussing his defense during spring training of 2011, this is what Troy Tulowitzki had to say: “I definitely take pride in playing great defense. Now that I’ve won by my first Gold Glove and my second Fielding Bible award, people who have questioned that I was too big to play shortstop, I think I’ve…

  21. Zack Greinke is your first-third NL Cy Young

    Apr 7, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The last couple of years I’ve done first-third awards at the end of May, handing out Rookie of the Years, Cy Youngs and MVPs at the end of May based on what had happened 54 or so games in. This year, I’m going to call one a little early: Zack Greinke will be the first-third…

  22. Jeremy Hellickson doesn’t believe in BABIP. Which is fine, because he doesn’t have to.

    Mar 15, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson

    Interesting article in the Tampa Bay Times. Marc Topkin spoke to Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson about BABIP — batting average on balls in play. The idea of BABIP, in case you’re unfamiliar, is that a pitcher can control walks, strikeouts and homers, but once the ball is in play, the fates and team defense have…

  23. Scenes from Spring Training: We hate your favorite team

    Mar 8, 2012, 7:54 AM EDT

    Chilaquiles

    I ate that thing pictured to the right last night. It’s a chilaquiles verde, and yeah it has a fried egg on top. Between that and the In-N-Out the other night I realize I’m going to die soon, but it’s worth it. I’ve lived a good life. Dinner last night was with Keith Law of…

  24. Billy Beane went to the Oscars and hung out with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and … Tim Tebow

    Mar 1, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    It was a surprise to see Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti at the Oscars, sitting right behind Michelle Williams, but A’s general manager Billy Beane showing up in support of “Moneyball” was certainly to be expected. Beane told Jane Lee of MLB.com that he was shocked to find that his seats were in the fourth…

  25. “Moneyball” shut out at the Oscars

    Feb 27, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    brad pitt moneyball getty

    As Billy Beane himself once said: “my sh** doesn’t work in the playoffs.” At least I think he said that. Or someone said it about him and attributed it to him.  Point being: sabermetrics circa 2002 had a reputation for producing good regular season results and not working when the small sample size postseason came…

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