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  1. White Sox great Minnie Minoso on integration, fan appreciation, C...

    Christina Kahrl

    White Sox great Minnie Minoso on integration, fan appreciation and his "heartbreak" over being shut out by the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  2. Grantland Q&A: Fallon Fox

    Christina Kahrl

    She stands 5-foot-6, but 39-year-old Fallon Fox has had to stand taller than that as the first out trans athlete in professional mixed martial arts. After her gender reassignment surgery in 2006, Fox took up MMA in 2008, made her debut as an amateur...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  3. Quick note about Ryne Sandberg's defense

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, Christina Kahrl -- you see her byline here on a regular basis -- was in town and while at dinner one night she mentioned the worst play she ever saw, when Ryne Sandberg threw the ball to first base ... as the winning run scored from third....

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  4. Martinez injury worsens Tigers' grim winter

    Christina Kahrl

    Victor Martinez has torn up his left knee, which would be bad news for the Tigers at the best of times. The worse news is that it caps an ugly Tigers offseason already fraught with concern over whether we're about to see them fall from their perch at...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  5. An All-Star lineup of players not in the Hall

    Christina Kahrl

    The results of the Hall of Fame vote are as eagerly anticipated as ever, and with the news around the corner, there are two things we should anticipate for certain: Several players should get elected to the Hall of Fame, and we'll get to celebrate th...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  6. Byrd heads to Reds, but is Hamels next?

    Christina Kahrl

    The easiest thing to say about the Reds getting Marlon Byrd is that it's good for the Reds and good for Marlon Byrd. To really belabor the obvious, Byrd is a right-handed outfielder with power going to a ballpark that rewards right-handed batters ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
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  8. Royals will be contenders again in 2015

    Christina Kahrl

    Perhaps the time to give Dayton Moore his due has long since come, not just because his team won an American League pennant -- believe me, as someone who grew up a fan of the Athletics, it would be nice if Team Moneyball could say even that much at s...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
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  10. Zobrist's time in Tampa over?

    AJ Mass

    With the news that the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year deal with infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, pending a physical, the feeling is that the move could signal the end of Ben Zobrist's time with the club. As Christina Kahrl of notes, ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  11. Smith for Maurer trade: Win-win or big win?

    Christina Kahrl

    The Padres-Mariners trade sending Seth Smith to Seattle for Brandon Maurer might seem like an easy enough win-win swap where everyone gets what they want. The Mariners get a platoon hitter to complement Justin Ruggiano in right field to give Lloyd Mc...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  12. Rays add Cabrera; is a Zobrist trade next?

    Christina Kahrl

    Seeing the Rays reportedly sign Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal (pending a physical) might make you wonder about them. That's because while Cabrera was once a hitting star for a middle infielder, he reached free agency having lost much of his lus...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  13. Pads' pickup of Kelley a contender's move

    Christina Kahrl

    Picking up Shawn Kelley in a trade with the Yankees is just the latest indication that GM A.J. Preller and the Padres are redefining hyper-active as a new GM reshapes his roster with an aggressiveness not seen since ... I don't know, since Alex Antho...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  14. Picks to click: Breakout pitchers

    Christina Kahrl

    Sticking with Saturday's theme of picking hitters who could break out in 2015, today we turn to the moundsmen. Remember, no rookies, so don't wonder why Andrew Heaney or Alex Sanchez aren't here. And to compare and contrast past performance with futu...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  15. Picks to click: 2015 breakout hitters

    Christina Kahrl

    With 2015 around the corner, it's easy to focus on what's new -- new players on your teams, new rookies, new chances. But how about those guys who might be ready to ratchet up a whole new level of production? It is, as Mike Royko put it describing hi...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  16. New James Handbook: Quick Hot Stove fuel

    Christina Kahrl

    It's that quiet time in November on the baseball calendar, before the more serious hardware gets handed out, before the Hot Stove League's coals really light up. How is a baseball fan supposed to cope? Well, if you're jonesing for action, you might t...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  17. Skip the stats, Maddon an inspired choice

    Christina Kahrl

    For a baseball franchise whose core product for decades has been sentimentality -- about its ballpark and its "lovable losers" legacy -- the Cubs are proving to be relentlessly unsentimental these days. One season in, the Rick Renteria era is over an...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  18. Dodgers' rebound win sweet in the details

    Christina Kahrl

    The Dodgers tied up their series, and though they had a few in-game setbacks, Saturday's win over the Cardinals was more impressive because when things didn't work out, the Dodgers still found a way to win, often by exploiting the star power that mak...

    Blog | October 05, 2014