MLB Designated Columnists

Jon Singleton and an offer he couldn't refuse

The Astros, and other clubs, are extorting contract extensions out of their minor league prospects. Is there anything the players can do about it?

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Donte Whitner & Ted Ginn Jr. go back to Cleveland


Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

David Ortiz opens mouth, casual sexism spills out

Baseball is no war, but David Ortiz's bigger mistake was insulting women and girls.

Has Josh Beckett 'completed his comeback'? Hell no

Beckett's no-hitter was "just one of those things," and that's all.

What's wrong with the Joe Mauer haters?

A lot more than what's wrong with Joe Mauer.


Was Olivo's alleged ear-biting unprecedented?

1B: Cap Anson bit off tip of Oyster Burns’ nose after spiking; swallowed. 1888.


Chris Getz was the symbol of Royals' futility

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is a time-honored phrase, but not even it explains the Royals' four-year-affair with second baseman Chris Getz.


Worrisome struggles, 40 games in

We're one-fourth of the way through the season, and things are not looking good for these players.

Someday, MLB Mother's Day will be about a player

Someday, MLB Mother's Day will be about not just pink bats, but a player -- but will we be ready as a society to embrace the moment when it comes?


Darvish loses no-hitter again & that is beautiful

No-hitters are cheap flukes, but continually being frustrated by a capricious universe? That marks Yu Darvish as a special pitcher.

Tino Martinez, Yanks' Mr. Meh, makes Monument Park

The Yankees will honor Tino Martinez with a plaque in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, though he was mostly a mediocre player on a very good team.

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