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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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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...

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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Yankees sign Brian McCann for big short-term gain

Did the Yankees just buy the best catcher on the market? You betcha. Is it going to be a good move in the short term? Probably. In the long term? That's a different matter.

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Is new Angels 3B David Freese a one-hit wonder?

The Angels paid a high price in their quest for a third baseman. But what did they get in David Freese?

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Cardinals trade for Bourjos, Angels get Freese

Two teams deal players who have been slowed by injury and pushed aside by others.

A-Rod's claims test credulity

In order to believe Alex Rodriguez, you first have to suspend a whole lot of disbelief.

Rockies sign Hawkins, get suckered by saves

A pitcher who pretty much defines "just a guy" is now the Rockies' closer.

Build stadiums! America needs more parking lots

As the Braves undertake plans to relocate to Cobb County, Georgia, it's once again time to hear how ballparks spark all kinds of positives that have yet to be borne out in actual practice.

Managers: The Next Generation

New blood has swept through the managerial ranks, but will it bring fresh perspectives or more of the same?

The Yankees, Derek Jeter, and 'Our Plan'

Planning to fail is a kind of plan, just not a smart one, nor one that should be enabled by fans.

MLB
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Was Steinbrenner a Hall of Famer? Ballot Guide II

The Hall of Fame takes a second look at some key performers of the 1970s and a few managers who only just took their leave.

MLB
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The HOF Expansion Era ballot: A consumer's guide

Part one of a two-part guide to the 12 players, managers, and executives on the hotseat in this winter's election, from Dave Concepcion to Joe Torre.

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The most-TiVo'd moments of the World Series

Courtesy of TiVo Research & Analytics, the keepsakes fans have reserved to cheer them through the long, grey, depressing baseball-free winter.

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2013-2014 MLB free agent tracker

A complete list of all the contracts signed to date in MLB this offseason.

Baseball's model team is its champion

The past isn't prologue, not anymore, and the rivalry doesn't matter. The Red Sox are no longer a team burying ghosts, they are simply a team that wins.

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Laughing at Kolten Wong, a bad karma thing to do

It's good to remember that it's an unfair universe that is generous with unearned bad breaks (with apologies to Too Much Joy).

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Five iconic World Series moments that might repeat

You never know when the World Series might turn out to be a movie we've seen before (starring Tris Speaker, Christy Mathewson, Ted Williams, Luis Tiant, and more).

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