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Cano's return vs. Reggie's: Fans smarter in '82?

The denizens of Yankee Stadium knew where to put the blame when the great home-run artist left for Anaheim, but they seem a bit confused about where to direct their ire regarding Robinson Cano's departure.

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Michael Pineda & the case of the missing underwear

Michael Pineda receives a 10-game suspension for pine-tarring his neck (not the ball). How does any of this make sense, and why does John Farrell care if you're wearing underwear today?

'Field of Dreams': Worst baseball film of all time

As far as sentimental father-son stories set around baseball go, the film is a classic. In terms of telling honest truths about the game, it sidesteps some difficult realities.

Albert Pujols home run 500: Doing it backwards

Albert Pujols reaches a career milestone, but who does it have meaning to, and who should it have meaning to?

Bryce Harper: Worst human being on Earth RIGHT NOW

The Nationals "narrow their eyes" as to Bryce Harper's motivations. As long as he produces, his motives don't truly matter.

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Revisiting Aaron Harang and his new 'no-hit' style

For both pitchers and writers, sometimes things don't work out the way you plan -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Crazy Sandy finally deals Ike Davis

The Mets traded Ike Davis to Pittsburgh, which reminds general manager Sandy Alderson in a way much like a popular New York salesman from decades ago.

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Sean Doolittle 5-year extension: Not that weird

The A's extend their left-handed reliever for something like the rest of time. Good idea or bad?

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Juan Lagares Trek

Sometimes fate saves you from your own ineptitude.

Can the same men who broke the White Sox fix them?

Despite a 99-loss season, there was no housecleaning in the front office. Now those who let the White Sox crumble on their watch are charged with being smarter. Are they capable?

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