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  1. A's bringing coal to Newcastle

    Rob Neyer

    Shouldn't the Yankees have been in on this? Or have they just been too traumatized by their Japanese pitchers ... The Oakland Athletics have won the right to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, Major League Baseball announced Monday.The...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  2. MLB considering a new Disabled List

    Rob Neyer

    A special DL, just for guys with concussions? It might happen: Major League Baseball is considering a 7-day disabled list for players with concussions. The new DL could be instituted as soon as next season, the person told the AP, speaking on condi...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  3. Mike Leake's roller-coaster ERA

    Rob Neyer

    Mike Leake had a lousy Monday night ... but lovely Monday day. Fanhouse's Josh Alper: Mike Leake owes someone at Major League Baseball a freshly smoked ham. The Reds rookie saw his ERA drop from 3.86 to 3.43 on Monday afternoon. That's a bit odd...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  4. San Jose to vote on ballpark for A's

    Rob Neyer

    With everyone west of the Bay and north of the Bay and east of the Bay and south of the Bay still waiting for some official word on the fate of the Athletics, San Jose's mayor has scheduled a ballot measure for this fall ... and Major League Baseball...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  5. All-Star ratings down, so what?

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of a surprise: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has earned its lowest-ever television rating. The National League's 3-1 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 7.5 fast national rating and 13 share. That's down 16 percent from the 8....

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  6. Rays' Maddon just wants warm neck

    Rob Neyer

    Here's Joe Maddon on his beloved hoodie, which Major League Baseball is doing its best to outlaw on the field: "The thing is we've been doing it for several years now and they've really cleaned them up," [Maddon] said Monday after the Rays complete...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  7. Thanks to Twins, attendance steady

    Rob Neyer

    Tom Van Riper on some early returns: Good thing the powers that be in Major League Baseball reconsidered their idea to contract the Minnesota Twins in the 1990s. They may just end up saving the 2010 season. Before Game 2 of the 2009 World Series...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  8. Why not let 'em smoke, too?

    Rob Neyer

    I'm surprised this took so long: The Major League Baseball Players Association is telling Congress that it discourages members from using smokeless tobacco, but players should be allowed to use substances that are legal and available to the genera...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  9. 'Baseball' should stand up to WADA

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Passan gives the WADA the smackdown it so obviously deserves: The white-knight crusaders at the World Anti-Doping Association set about on their high horse Thursday with another message for Major League Baseball. They do this once or twice a ...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  10. Smoltz giving up mound for booth?

    Rob Neyer

    Does this press release mean that John Smoltz is officially retiring? TBS, exclusive home of the 2010 Major League Baseball League Division Series (LDS) and American League Championship Series (ALCS), announced today broadcast teams for the network...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  11. MLB fires umpiring supervisors

    Rob Neyer

    Nope, none of the umpires involved in last October's fiasco were fired; given their union, that's almost impossible. But as Bob Nightengale writes, a few heads have now rolled: The struggles by Major League Baseball umpires in last year's postseason...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  12. MLB has big stake in Lincecum Affair

    Rob Neyer

    According to a couple of Buster's tweets, Major League Baseball will take the lead role for the Giants in the Tim Lincecum arbitration hearing tomorrow. Craig Calcaterra's take: In light of all that this proceeding seems less like a dispute about ...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  13. MLB hoping to fingerprint pre-teens?

    Rob Neyer

    Sounds like MLB is finally thinking about getting tough when it comes to young Dominicans with questionable birthdays. The New York Times' Michael S. Schmidt: Major League Baseball is studying a series of initiatives, including the fingerprintin...

    Blog | February 10, 2010
  14. Is Commissioner Bud going to kill the DH?

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Rogers goes straight for the gut: Is the designated hitter rule finally on its way out with Major League Baseball? To be fair, it's premature to ask such a potentially provocative question. But thanks to Commissioner Bud Selig's decision to...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  15. Baseball's ADHD epidemic

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of shocking news from Major League Baseball: The number of baseball players authorized to use otherwise banned stimulants for ADHD rose for the second straight year. Baseball granted 108 therapeutic use exemptions for attention deficit hyp...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  16. Slow it down and beautify it

    Rob Neyer

    This was written before the oft-delayed Game 5: All those meetings on the mound called by catcher Jorge Posada and the New York Yankees are giving Major League Baseball pause, too. Posada and pals visited pitcher CC Sabathia eight times -- in a s...

    Blog | November 03, 2009