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  1. It's time for NL to adopt the DH

    Christina Kahrl

    So here we are: Two days from Ron Blomberg Day, the anniversary of baseball's partial adoption of an overdue innovation, the designated hitter. Forty years on, and we still have the two leagues playing by different rules. Imagine the NBA with one con...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  2. Planning a Boston bounce-back in 2013

    Christina Kahrl

    So, how about that AL East? We know the Blue Jays have been busy, and the Yankees will be. The Rays can't be counted out and the Orioles just proved nothing's certain. What's a fading former contender like the Boston Red Sox to do? It would be eas...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  3. Rays missing more than Red Sox for now

    Christina Kahrl

    Pitching, defense and three-run home runs? It's a formula that has worked going back to the days of Earl Weaver and beyond. An inning into Saturday's game, the Rays had all of that going for them: Designated hitter Luke Scott had already hammered a b...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  4. Arbitration the choice for three free agents

    Christina Kahrl

    With Wednesday night's deadline for free-agent players to accept arbitration offers from their teams, it's interesting to see that three accepted: Designated hitter David Ortiz with the Red Sox (via the story Gordon Edes broke for ESPNBoston.com), re...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  5. AL East: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    For all the talk of the balance of power tilting towards the AL East, baseball's power division hasn't won a pennant in two years, and has as many world titles collectively as the St. Louis Cardinals over the last six. With the eventual one-game play...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. Realignment would bring back DH debate

    Christina Kahrl

    Next week, the GM and owners' meetings in Milwaukee will have a number of issues to address, but one of the ones I'm most intrigued by is the sale of the Houston Astros to Jim Crane. The deal is hung up on a few things, but perhaps the most interesti...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. A Derby's worth of delights

    Christina Kahrl

    PHOENIX -- Expectations were high for Monday night's Home Run Derby, in one of the best home run ballparks in the majors. And there was a good chance to see a decent chunk of change go to charity, thanks to State Farm's promise to donate $18,000 per ...

    Blog | July 11, 2011