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  1. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  3. Indians sign Yan Gomes to six-year, $23 million contract extension

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Indians have signed catcher Yan Gomes to a six-year, $23 million contract extension which includes two option years. The 26-year-old was not eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season. The contract buys out all three arbitration years and one year of free agency. Per Jon Heyman…

  4. Details of Mike Trout’s contract extension with the Angels

    Mar 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    Mike Trout AP

    The Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have agreed to terms on a six-year extension which is reportedly worth $144.5 million. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the year-by-year breakdown: 2015: $5.25 million 2016: $15.25 million 2017: $19.25 million 2018: $33.25 million 2019: $33.25 million 2020: $33.25 million While the Angels surely would have liked to…

  5. The Red Sox cleaned up in offseason merchandise sales

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Not surprising given that they, you know, won the World Series. But here are the numbers on offseason merchandise sales from Fanatics.com: Top selling teams since Jan. 1  Boston Red Sox NY Yankees LA Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals SF Giants Best Offseason Year-over-Year increases Boston Red Sox – up 230% Pittsburgh Pirates – up 200% Kansas City…

  6. 2014 Preview: with a new rule, plate collisions will be a thing of the past . . . maybe

    Mar 26, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    In addition to expanded replay, another significant change is in place for the 2014 season: a new rule intended to cut down on collisions at home plate. The sort of which led to Buster Posey‘s broken leg a few years ago and countless catcher concussions over the years. The basics of the rule are as…

  7. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  8. Astros hanging on to Jason Castro for now

    Mar 1, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

    Back in January, the Astros avoided arbitration with catcher Jason Castro, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.45 million. Prior to the agreement, there was some speculation that the Astros would sign him to a multi-year extension, buying out all three of his arbitration years and likely at least one year of free agency. If…

  9. Buster Posey staying mum on rule changes for collisions

    Jan 31, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Posey Getty

    Whether he likes it or not, Giants catcher Buster Posey has become the poster child for the home plate collision controversy. In 2011, Posey was bowled over at home plate by Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins, suffering a myriad of season-ending injuries: a fractured leg and three torn ankle ligaments. Since then, other catchers have suffered…

  10. Former Major Leaguer Gabe Kapler wants collisions to remain part of the game

    Dec 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    [Edit: The title originally included the word &concussion& rather than &collision&, which made Kapler look bad for something he didn't say. It was an unfortunate malapropism on my part. I apologize for the mistake.] Former Major Leaguer Gabe Kapler penned a thoughtful piece about the home plate collision issue over at FOX Sports. It’s nice…

  11. Pete Rose upset home plate collisions will be eliminated from Major League Baseball

    Dec 15, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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    You probably could have predicted this. Via the great Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News: A GOOD FRIEND, Mark Fisher of Bloomington, Ind., sent my an e-mail and asked, “What would Pete Rose say about MLB wanting to eliminate collisions at home plate?” That’s a great question, so I called Rose. As you might…

  12. Not everyone is happy about home plate collisions being taken away

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is not a fan of the new rule banning home plate collisions. Indeed he’s so incensed that he decided to mock the idea of protecting athletes whose health and career are put at risk as a result of them: One of the game’s biggest stars — Buster Posey —…

  13. MLB rules committee decides to eliminate collisions at home plate

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Joe Torre and Sandy Alderson just announced that the MLB Rules Committee has voted to outlaw collisions at home plate. The decision is now subject to approval by the players.  If the players do not approve the rule change it will not go into effect in 2014, but MLB would…

  14. Managers, GMs to meet today to discuss the abolition of home plate collisions

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:02 AM EDT

    Josh Thole Getty

    At a time when concussions have become the most significant injury on the minds of athletes, coaches, teams and — increasingly — the legal system, baseball will move today to consider abolishing home plate collisions. As Derrick Goold reported this morning, this past weekend, team trainers and medical officials were told in a presentation here in…

  15. Buster Posey is going to be in the Best Shape of His Life next season

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:11 AM EDT

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    A true sign that the Winter Meetings are snoozeville: we’re already seeing January BSOHL stories. Case in point, Buster Posey, who is lifting weights and stuff: When the Giants training staff checked in with Buster Posey recently, the former National League MVP had a goal in mind. “He’s trying to get a little stronger in…

  16. Giants GM Brian Sabean says Buster Posey won’t move to first base

    Nov 17, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Days after the Twins announced they are moving catcher Joe Mauer over to first base full-time, Giants GM Brian Sabean shot down speculation that the team would do the same with catcher Buster Posey, per MLB.com’s Chris Haft. “When we signed him to an extension, we considered him as a catcher, and those numbers he…

  17. An interesting statistical note about Yadier Molina

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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    The beautiful thing about science — any field of it — is that you start out with a hypothesis and you use data to confirm or reject your hypothesis. You don’t simply accept something as fact because a lot of people believe it or because someone in authority told you it was true. Science does…

  18. Previewing Saturday’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Feeling lost without live baseball in your life? Worry not, as some of the game’s top prospects will be on display in tonight’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League. The game will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Formerly known as the “Rising Stars”…

  19. Kanye West rented out AT&T Park to propose to Kim Kardashian

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:44 AM EDT

    Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

    If you ever considered proposing to your beloved on the scoreboard at a ballgame, well, I feel sorry for her. But if we were to imagine a world in which that was anything but tacky and annoying, Kanye just totally trumped you, dude: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are engaged, reports E! Online. West popped the question…

  20. Cardinals manager and former catcher Mike Matheny supports a ban on home plate collisions

    Oct 19, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Mike Matheny

    Earlier, D.J. Short informed us that Major League Baseball is considering banning collisions at home plate in an effort to better protect catchers. There have been quite a few incidents that have been the impetus of the call for change, most notably when Buster Posey and Scott Cousins collided on May 25, 2011. Posey was…

  21. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: National League

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.

  22. Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers 7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8.    Andrew McCutchen,…

  23. More knee problems end Jason Castro’s season early

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

    Astros catcher Jason Castro, who has a long history of knee problems that once threatened his career, has been shut down for the remainder of the season. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the injury is officially being called right knee discomfort, but Castro has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the…

  24. Buster Posey returns to the Giants’ starting lineup

    Sep 8, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that Buster Posey is back in the Giants’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks after sitting out four consecutive games because of a small fracture at the tip of his right ring finger. Posey will play first base instead of catcher,…

  25. Buster Posey out Wednesday with sore ring finger

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Giants catcher Buster Posey lost the nail on his right ring finger in the sixth inning Tuesday when he was clipped by a Madison Bumgarner bouncer and is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night’s series finale at Petco Park against the Padres. Posey told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that the…

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