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  • Easier to reach: 600 homers or 3,000 hits?

    PEDs make a difference Mark Emery The Morning Call Eliminating admitted or suspected performance-enhancing drug users Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez from the list, only four "clean" players have hit 600 home runs. Since baseball has cracked...
  • Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?

    Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?
    Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
  • Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?

    Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?
         There's no joy right now in Philadelphia, where Phillies fans have to be wondering just what will go wrong next.      The Phillies just announced that Chase Utley, who missed spring training and a chunk of last season with a sore knee, is headed...
  • MLB's top surprise, disappointment?

    White Sox and Angels Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times The White Sox might be the biggest surprise, since management appears to vacillate between keeping an old team together and rebuilding. The Sox won the World Series in 2005, but they have won one...
  • What's next in the evolution of Camden Yards?

    What's next in the evolution of Camden Yards?
    Last week, amid the buzz over another opening day and the celebration of Camden Yards' 20th birthday, I reported a story on the future of baseball parks. Though the topic was assigned to me, it had special resonance because I essentially grew up in a...
  • Who is next season's World Series favorite?

    Phillies will fight back Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun I know there are plenty of reasons to jump off the Phillies' bandwagon. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, relievers Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt all may sign elsewhere, and Ryan Howard...
  • At break, who's poised to have best 2nd half?

    Angels hitting their stride Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun The Angels got off to a terrible start, but when you go out in the offseason and sign one of the game's all-time best hitters and add a high-quality starter to a team that's already got a very...
  • Your Turn: Would you want an Oriole in the Home Run Derby?

    Your Turn: Would you want an Oriole in the Home Run Derby?
    For years, the idea that baseball’s Home Run Derby will throw off a player’s swing in the second half of the season has crossed the minds of many fans. In 2008, Josh Hamilton sent 35 total home runs out of Yankee Stadium, but his second-...
  • Potential arbitration hearings nearing for Orioles

    Potential arbitration hearings nearing for Orioles
    The Orioles have not gone before an arbitration panel with a player since prior to the 2006 season, but with potential hearing dates approaching, it’s becoming more likely that that trend will be broken. According to multiple sources, the Orioles...
  • Which team did best at the trade deadline?

    Rangers, Braves fortified Stephen Miller Morning Call Two of the biggest trade deadline acquisitions — Hunter Pence going to the Phillies and Carlos Beltran joining the Giants — came from teams already well-positioned to reach the playoffs....
  • Philadelphia Phillies - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH The Philadelphia Phillies' slide to irrelevance continues. They were world champions in 2008, and National League champs in '09. They won 102 games as recently as 2011. But they went 81-81 in...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...