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How Much of a Bargain is James Shields?

Sports PhotoThe San Diego Padres signed James Shields for four years and around $75 million. SC’s Jeff Kallman says it’s a good deal if the Padres realize Big Game James doesn’t live here anymore — if he ever did. Complete Story

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Selig’s Legacy, For Better and For Worse

Sports PhotoWhen Bud Selig was good, he was very good; when he was bad, he was terrible. SC’s Jeff Kallman offers a calm review of the now-former commissioner. Complete Story

Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman remembers Mr. Cub, the late Ernie Banks, who died at 83 on January 24 and who never stopped loving the game — or being loved by its fans. Complete Story

Nats Win More Than One Way With Scherzer

Sports PhotoMax Scherzer bet big on himself and won. SC’s Jeff Kallman says the Nats just might win bigger with the deal — above and beyond Scherzer’s own performance. Complete Story

MLB 2014: The Year in Review

Sports PhotoThe year opened with Alex Rodriguez staring baseball down, suing its government and its players’ union, then allowing both to crow, “the other guy just blinked.” Baseball did a lot of blinking during 2014. Complete Story

The Cubs Show Lester More Than the Money

Sports PhotoSix years, $155 million, and the Cubs land what some think is the key to their century-plus overdue return to the Promised Land. Complete Story

A Sad Stop Just Shy of Cooperstown

Sports PhotoAmong the Hall of Fame ballot newcomers, SC’s Jeff Kallman says Carlos Delgado was stopped short by slivers because of his hip, but Gary Sheffield has bigger problems. Complete Story

Three For the Hall, First Ballot

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says three newcomers on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot should go in on their first ballot — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. Complete Story

Gil Hodges Belongs in Cooperstown

Sports PhotoThe Golden Era Committee votes on ten 1947-72 Hall of Fame candidates next month. SC’s Jeff Kallman says there’s a bona fide case for the beloved Brooklyn first baseman and Miracle Mets manager. Complete Story

The World Series Win’s a Bum’s Rush

Sports PhotoMadison Bumgarner was the World Series for the champion San Francisco Giants, says SC’s Jeff Kallman after the Giants win their third championship in five years. Complete Story

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