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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Quote of the Day: Terry Francona is anti-moping

    May 1, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The Indians are stinkin’ up the joint right now, but don’t expect them to be all hangdog about it.

  2. Rob Manfred is pro-status quo on the DH

    May 1, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    Which is not surprising, as there is no percentage in supporting any kind of radical change unless there’s a real percentage in it.

  3. Homer Bailey to have Tommy John surgery

    May 1, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT


    See you in mid-to-late 2016, Homer.

  4. Barry Bonds’ wealth didn’t ensure his acquittal; the government’s horrible case did

    May 1, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Barry Bonds AP

    And that’s the truth no matter what cyclist Tammy Thomas and the New York Daily News has to say.

  5. Read an excerpt from Pedro Martinez’s upcoming book

    May 1, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Pedro Martinez

    Manny Ramirez, Don Zimmer, Grady Little, Aaron f***ing Boone and . . . Sammy Sosa?

  6. Matt Wieters may not be back until June

    May 1, 2015, 9:37 AM EDT

    wieters getty

    Time keeps tickin’, tickin’ away . . .

  7. Trevor Cahill has been demoted to the bullpen. For now.

    May 1, 2015, 9:06 AM EDT

    Trevor Cahill

    Odds that he is DFA’d before restored to the rotation has been taken off the board in Vegas.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 1, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    Astros dogpile

    I feel like issuing an intentional walk to get to the reigning batting champ is not the greatest idea in the world, but I guess they pay Lloyd McClendon the big bucks to make those kinds of decisions.

  9. Meanwhile, at Hunter Pence’s house . . .

    Apr 30, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    I have no idea how his arm is healing, but his booty is in midseason form.

  10. Ryan Howard is not a fan of the shift

    Apr 30, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Maybe hit the ball in the air more?

  11. Albert Pujols to miss some games with a tight hamstring

    Apr 30, 2015, 9:17 AM EDT


    He’s owed a lot of money between now and 2021, by the way.

  12. Some anti-DH counterpoints

    Apr 30, 2015, 8:48 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    While I’d like to pretend I have the market cornered on being right, I don’t, and some smart folks have taken me to task.

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2015, 7:36 AM EDT

    Empty Camden Yards

    An empty park, a lefty whining about the shift and me whining about people whining about the “marine layer.”

  14. Buck Showalter had some wise words about what’s happening in Baltimore

    Apr 29, 2015, 5:27 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter

    The wisest man is one who knows what he does not know.

  15. The White Sox-Orioles game took two hours and three minutes

    Apr 29, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT

    Camden Yards empty

    No dilly-dallying in one of baseball’s weirdest games of all time.

  16. Major League Baseball concludes that there was no tampering in Joe Maddon’s hire

    Apr 29, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    The investigation began with Maddon’s hiring in November.

  17. So far, so weird in Baltimore

    Apr 29, 2015, 2:49 PM EDT

    Empty Camden Yards

    But not quite as weird as I expected.

  18. All-Star balloting begins today. With a twist.

    Apr 29, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    All-Star Logo

    If this week has shown me anything it has shown me that a lot of you hate progress. So, warning: this post contains evidence of progress.

  19. We need to get Justin Verlander back on the field. Immediately.

    Apr 29, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    justin verlander getty

    If we don’t, the damage could be incalculable.

  20. Baseball Prospectus has a new pitching metric. Meet DRA: “Deserved Run Average”

    Apr 29, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

    Pedro Martinez

    I don’t know anything about it. But I link it for your benefit so that one of y’all can figure it out and tell the rest of us what to think.

  21. MLB is making the best out of a bad situation in Baltimore

    Apr 29, 2015, 10:08 AM EDT

    orioles logo

    There are no good solutions here. But there are real risks and Major League Baseball has taken the least-worst path.

  22. Why is Masahiro Tanaka even talking to doctors?

    Apr 29, 2015, 9:10 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    I mean, the tabloids seem to have his diagnosis and course of treatment all figured out.

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