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Steven Goldman

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Managing editor of and columnist for sbnation.com/mlb, former proprietor of the Pinstriped Bible, author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel. Editor and co-author of Mind Game, It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, and Extra Innings.

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Sorry, A-Rod, you brought this on yourself

Res ipsa loquitur, Mr. Rodriguez.

Time for the BBWAA to stop faking it

Being a day-to-day chronicler of the game does not make one an expert on baseball history in the same way that a political reporter who covered the Bush and Obama administrations is not necessarily an expert on George Washington and John Adams.

Time to delete Mickey Mantle from the Hall of Fame

And a bunch of other guys can go with him if we take the PEDs scolds to their illogical extreme.

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Quick & Dirty HOF Guide III: Piazza, Sosa, & more

Capsule comments on each of the players whose fates will be revealed in January -- with derision reserved for the steroids-obsessed puritans of the BBWA.

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Quick & Dirty HOF Guide II: Morris, Palmeiro, more

Capsule comments on each of the players whose fates will be revealed in January -- with derision reserved for the steroids-obsessed puritans of the BBWAA -- and so long already, Jack Morris.

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Hall of Fame Ballot Part I: Alou to Jones

Capsule comments on each of the players whose fates will be revealed in January -- with derision reserved for the steroids-obsessed puritans of the BBWAA

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Can the New York Yankees win the AL East in 2014?

The Yankees have taken great steps forward this winter, but they have more homework to do.

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Reed-Davidson trade: Diamondbacks get taken again

For the second time in a week, Kevin Towers seems to undervalue one of his young players.

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Winter meetings shopping list fall-out: AL West

As the winter meetings wind down, the AL West still has its needs, even if the Angels, A's, and Mariners have made some big changes.

Diamondbacks could be sole loser in 3-way deal

The Diamondbacks give up patience and pitching, obtain power -- but that's all.

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Winter Meetings Shopping List: AL Central

Every team has a bleeding need they'll be trying to patch this week in Orlando -- though if day one was any guide, they may need to extend their stay.

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Roy Halladay vs. Jack Morris

As the Blue Jays and Phillies great announces his retirement, thoughts turn to his place in history.

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Winter meetings shopping list: AL East

Every team has a bleeding need they'll be trying to patch this week in Orlando -- though some may be there just for the food.

Robinson Cano's run for the money

A huge deal has the potential to bring the Mariners great rewards and the Yankees great regrets, but the opposite could be true as well.

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The Zduriencik All-Stars & trading for David Price

Stop this man before he trades again!

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Dexter Fowler trade a steal for the Astros

Fowler is a flawed player, but a valuable one, and the players the Rockies received may not be anything at all.

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Acquiring Kazmir, Johnson, and Gentry, A's reload

It's not "Moneyball," but then neither was "Moneyball"

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Chris Stewart: Only sort of mediocre

The veteran reserve heads from the Yankees to the Pirates on non-tender day, an opportunity to establish himself as the worst-hitting catcher to wear pinstripes over the last half-a-century plus having gone by the boards.

The HOF ballot: Annual exercise in frustration

Each year at this time the BBWAA seizes the spotlight for ritualistic hand-wringing over the ballot and the denigration of the very players they're supposed to be celebrating.

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Cards sign SS Jhonny Peralta: Win now, pay later

The Cardinals get a tremendous upgrade at shortstop. The only questions are how good he'll be and how long the good years will last.

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