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Twelve Steps to Improve Baseball

Sports PhotoLots of people have ideas about improving Major League Baseball, including SC’s Jeff Kallman. Follow his 12-step plan. Complete Story

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Big Payday, Challenge For Hosmer, Padres

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says the monster $144 million deal Eric Hosmer now has with the Padres — making him the first Scott Boras client to sign a new contract in this free agency market, and the largest in Padres history — is risk enough for both sides. Complete Story

My Son’s Idol, the Hall of Famer

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman salutes Vladimir Guerrero’s election to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame — not to dis Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman, also elected worthily, but because Guerrero was his son’s idol growing up. Complete Story

Doug Harvey, RIP: Timing

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Doug Harvey, the longtime National League umpire who may have been the most respect of his time by players and fellow umps alike. Complete Story

Concussion-Compromised Justin Morneau Retires

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says Justin Morneau’s retirement and move to the Twins’ front office is one of the more fortunate outcomes for players impacted by concussions. Complete Story

MLB 2017 Part II: How Do You Like Those Apples?

Sports PhotoIn part of his continuing series, SC’s Jeff Kallman reviews the second half of Major League Baseball’s 2017 season. Complete Story

Cardinals’ Hearts Match Minds in Piscotty Deal

Sports PhotoOutfielder Stephen Piscotty struggled in 2017 after learning his mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the Cardinals trading Piscotty to be closer to his mother was a praiseworthy marriage of heart and mind. Complete Story

Jack Morris, Hall of Famer at Last, But…

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says greatness isn’t always Hall of Fame-level greatness, and Jack Morris — whom the Modern Era Committee elected with the worthier Alan Trammell — is a classic example. Complete Story

Stanton, Yankees Make a Pigeon Out of Jeter

Sports PhotoDerek Jeter is in over his head as the Marlins’ new owner. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the handling and consummation of the Giancarlo Stanton trade is Exhibit B. Complete Story

HOF Voting: Did Morgan Flunk His Chemistry Test?

Sports PhotoJoe Morgan wants the Hall of Fame to reject those who used actual or alleged performance-enhancing substances during their careers. SC’s Jeff Kallman would urge the Hall of Fame second baseman to be very careful what he wishes for… Complete Story

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