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1/9/2013 | BBWAA writers make tough, but right, call
Voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a strong message Wednesday when they didn't elect anyone to the Hall of Fame.

1/9/2013 | Braves legends could highlight 2014 Hall class
Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will highlight the list of players who will be added to the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time next year. Their former manager Bobby Cox and former general manager John Schuerholz could both gain election through the Veterans Committee.

1/9/2013 | With deals in hand, Angels' Big 3 a rarity in this era
Make room, LeBron, Wade and Bosh. There's another Big Three now, residing nearly 3,000 miles west of South Beach: Trout, Pujols, Hamilton.

1/9/2013 | Vote illustrates difficulty in determining Hall of Famer
The Baseball Writers' Association of America meets three times each year -- at the World Series, the Winter Meetings and the All-Star Game. The meetings rarely extend to two hours.

1/9/2013 | Fukudome returning to play in Japan
After five seasons in the Majors, outfielder Kosuke Fukudome is reportedly returning home to play for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league.

1/9/2013 | Indians trade Gomez to Bucs for Minor Leaguer
A week after Cleveland designated Jeanmar Gomez for assignment, the club traded the hurler to the Pirates for Minor League outfielder Quincy Latimore, general manager Chris Antonetti confirmed on Wednesday.

1/9/2013 | LaRoche: Davey a big reason for coming back
First baseman Adam LaRoche made it clear throughout the offseason that he wanted to return to the Nationals, and it happened Tuesday, when he signed a two-year, $24 million deal with a mutual option for a third season.

1/9/2013 | As his results dip, McGwire takes Hall vote in stride
Mark McGwire, bypassed for a seventh year in Hall of Fame voting, didn't sound surprised or bitter on Wednesday.

1/9/2013 | Hall fates of Bonds, Clemens will be more clear in '14
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fell far short of induction into the Hall of Fame in their first time on the ballot. Will they ultimately get more support? We'll have a better idea in 2014.

1/9/2013 | With hip on mend, Helton to return to Rox in 2013
At age 39 and coming off right hip surgery, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will be back for his 17th season in 2013.

1/9/2013 | Cervelli leads crop of catching choices
Francisco Cervelli's eyes flooded with a cocktail of rage and disappointment on the final day of Spring Training last season, flinging a chest protector to the floor near his locker.

1/9/2013 | Maddux, Glavine head talent-laden '14 Hall first-timers
Move over, Class of 2013. The next group of players eligible for the first time to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame is on its way, a talent-laden group that includes ace pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, along with slugger Frank Thomas.

1/9/2013 | Hall of Fame Voting results
The 2013 ballot featured 37 candidates, with 13 returnees and 24 newcomers. Players remain on the ballot for 15 years as long as they receive at least 5 percent of the vote.

1/9/2013 | Rizzo talks all things Nationals in exclusive Q&A
After watching his team lose to the Cardinals in the National League Division Series last October, general manager Mike Rizzo made steps to further improve the Nationals for the 2013 season. MLB.com caught up with Rizzo recently to talk about various topics.

1/9/2013 | Edgar holds serve in fourth year on Hall ballot
In a year when controversy and questions swirled around the National Baseball Hall of Fame process, former Mariners great Edgar Martinez held steady at 35.9 percent of the vote Wednesday in his fourth year on the ballot.

1/9/2013 | Time to consider changing Hall of Fame voting system
Are the most qualified people voting? After 80 years of doing things one way, is it time to consider another? Those are among the questions the National Baseball Hall of Fame ought to be asking itself.

1/9/2013 | McGwire slides in Hall vote for third straight year
For the third straight year, former Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire slipped further away from a spot in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1/9/2013 | For Schilling, first Hall ballot experience 'surreal'
Curt Schilling's glittering postseason resume -- not to mention his 3,116 career strikeouts -- was not enough to make him a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He received 221 votes, which was 38.8 percent.

1/9/2013 | With 68 percent, Biggio just shy on first try at Hall
Craig Biggio, appearing on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for a first time, came up short of being elected Wednesday, garnering 68.2 percent of the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Biggio finished 39 votes shy of become the first player elected to the Hall of Fame to have played the majority of his career in Houston.

1/9/2013 | Hall doesn't call on Murphy in final year on ballot
While it ultimately yielded one more disappointing result, Dale Murphy's final year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot also provided the former Braves outfielder a sense of how much he is still loved and respected by fans, media members and his peers.

1/9/2013 | Bauer joins Tribe fold with clean slate
Trevor Bauer's first glimpse of the big leagues was accompanied by some struggles and controversy, but the Indians have assured the promising young right-hander that they are only worried about his future.

1/9/2013 | Homer king Bonds passed over in first try for Hall
The most highly debated election for entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame ended Wednesday without a new inductee. All-time home run leader Barry Bonds finished with 36.2 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot.

1/9/2013 | Piazza falls short in first year on Hall of Fame ballot
Considered one of the strongest candidates on this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza became a victim of the eighth shutout in Cooperstown history. Though Piazza finished in fourth place among candidates with 329 votes, his 57.8 percent of the electorate fell well short of the 75 percent necessary for induction.

1/9/2013 | Bagwell comes up short in third year on Hall ballot
Former Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell inched closer toward induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but he will have wait at least one more year to perhaps take his place among the game's all-time great players.

1/9/2013 | Morris down to last shot after falling shy in Hall vote
The most highly debated election for entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame ended Wednesday without a new inductee. Jack Morris, a starter who dominated the American League during the 1980s, didn't make it, either, on his 14th try.


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