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  1. No runs, no hits, no action

    May 17, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    Baseball is on pace for more shutouts this year than any season in the history of the game. But the problem isn’t the lack of scoring. It’s the lack of action.

  2. The Biogenesis Sudoku game

    May 13, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    AP Anthony Bosch

    The Biogenesis nightmare is a magnificent thought puzzle featuring slimy people from all walks of life. If you have a notebook handy, I’ll get you started and you can play along.

  3. Police report: Major League Baseball knowingly bought stolen documents

    May 12, 2014, 7:29 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Florida investigators warned MLB not to purchase the stolen Biogenesis documents. MLB did it anyway.

  4. Famous barber says that Alex Rodriguez shaves his arms and legs

    May 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez speaks during a news conference in Chicago

    I’m starting come around to this “history’s greatest monster” stuff.

  5. Apparently we’re supposed to suspect PED users for the rest of their careers

    May 6, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

    melky cabrera getty

    Buster Olney pulls out his McCarthy mask and shakes his finger at Melky Cabrera

  6. In the wake of Biogenesis, Major League Baseball shakes up its investigative arm

    May 1, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    MLB insisted all along that its investigators acted properly. Now it has fired the leadership of its investigative unit.

  7. Albert Pujols becomes 26th member of 500 home run club

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT

    pujols getty

    Albert Pujols hit a three-run shot to left field off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan in the top of the first inning and then crushed a two-run bomb to deep left-center off Jordan in the top of the fifth for the 499th and 500th home runs of his 14-year major league career on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

  8. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    stevebalboni

    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  9. VIDEO: Albert Pujols slugs his 498th career home run

    Apr 20, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

    albert pujols getty

    Watch as Angels first baseman Albert Pujols moved to within two home runs of the big 500-homer milestone on Saturday afternoon against Tigers closer Joe Nathan …

  10. A-Rod made a half million doing nothing

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rodriguez reacts to a reporter's question after arriving at the Yankees' minor league baseball complex in Tampa

    Hey, cut me some slack. There has been no Puig news since yesterday and I’ve already taunted Phillies fans twice today. I gotta feed at least one of my obsessions every few hours.

  11. Don’t diminish Hank Aaron’s greatness by calling him The Home Run King

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

    Hank Aaron AP

    Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not. My thought here has nothing to do with that. Henry Aaron is not the Home Run King because that silly title would do nothing but diminish his greatness.

  12. Is A-Rod being investigated for obstruction of justice? What about Major League Baseball?

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    God, A-Rod, you can’t buy of subjects of drug investigations and purchase stolen documents! That’s bad! Oh, wait. That’s what Major League Baseball did.

  13. Mark Teixeira suffers strained right hamstring

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira suffered yet another injury.

  14. Robinson Cano’s double-play partner is pretty good too

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Brad Miller

    Seattle may have found a long-term building block in Brad Miller.

  15. A-Rod’s nephew hits eight homers in eight swings

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    a-rod homer getty

    We may not have Alex Rodriguez to kick around anymore, but we can settle for his nephew.

  16. MLB, MLBPA announce stronger testing, harsher penalties for PEDs

    Mar 28, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    syringe

    In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and Alex Rodriguez‘s subsequent 162-game suspension, Major League Baseball and many of its players have called for tougher drug testing and harsher suspensions for violations of baseball’s drug policy. They just got it. Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have announced that they have reached agreement on changes…

  17. UPDATE: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers agree to extension; will make $292M over next 10 years

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…

  18. Heyman goes one better than the Daily News: claims A-Rod has “refused” to pay his legal bill

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Yesterday I explained how misguided the New York Daily News was in painting A-Rod as a “deadbeat” for still having an outstanding balance on his legal bills. I explained how legal billing works and how unusual it is for anyone — person or corporation — to have settled a multi-million dollar legal bill scarcely a…

  19. New York Daily News trying to paint A-Rod as a deadbeat regarding his legal fees

    Mar 20, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    The New York Daily News has a story up today in which they try to paint Alex Rodriguez as a deadbeat for unpaid legal fees. Specifically, they have a source telling them that “A-Rod hasn’t paid millions of dollars in legal bills he owes.” Even more specifically “Rodriguez has paid some of the bills, the…

  20. Buster Olney doesn’t think Vizquel, Tejada, Nomar were shortstops

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Buster Olney

    Let the record show that I gave fair warning: I thought Buster Olney might adjust his lists from Monday’s ESPN Insider column after being presented with the glaring omissions. Alas, I was ignored. The bulk of Olney’s column today was designed to point out how totally not overrated Derek Jeter is. He dives into the…

  21. Tony La Russa thinks “new metrics” are keeping Jeff Bagwell out of the Hall of Fame

    Feb 22, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    2011 World Series Game 4 -Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    137 plate appearances with a 1.078 OPS will have an impact on an opposing manager. Among players with at least 100 PA against the Cardinals between 1996 and 2011 (the years in which Tony La Russa managed the red birds) former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell has the sixth-highest OPS against the Cardinals. Bagwell’s Astros…

  22. Derek Jeter’s great, but let’s compare to Alan Trammell

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

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    SOCHI, Russia — Well, the overwhelming thing that is the Winter Olympics has completely thrown me off my 100 greatest baseball players ever schedule. So it goes. We’ll pick up where we left off after I return and recover and get back on U.S. time. I predict this will be sometime in July. In the…

  23. A fitting tribute to Alex Rodriguez in Tampa

    Feb 14, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories Alex Rodriguez‘s locker is empty. Nobody was assigned to it. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) February 14, 2014   Sort of like what they did for Thurman Munson. Thoughts. Prayers.

  24. Derek Jeter is not your anti-PEDs avatar

    Feb 13, 2014, 5:21 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Photo Day

    I have zero reason to think that Derek Jeter ever used PEDs. I’d personally be surprised if he did. As would I assume most people. But I also think that his use or lack thereof, absent any actual information about it, is pretty irrelevant to our consideration of him as a player. There’s plenty there…

  25. Derek Jeter’s greatest feat? Staying irrepressibly likeable as a Yankee (and baseball) icon

    Feb 13, 2014, 6:57 AM EDT

    jeter-reuiters

    Has any player since Cal Ripken or Hank Aaron or Joe DiMaggio been so respected simply for being himself?

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