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Astros Trade For Scott Kazmir, Are Going For The Whole Damn Thing

The Houston Astros, who this time last year were churning through a 92-loss season, but have suddenly become a team to be reckoned with in 2015, just swung the first big trade of the season. They are acquiring starting pitcher Scott Kazmir from the A’s in exchange for prospects Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham. » 7/23/15 1:48pm 7/23/15 1:48pm

Latina Mary Pickford, First Lady Of The Cagers

Slate's Robert Weintraub, like many of us, loves the old purple prose of early 1900s sportswriting, the Grantland Rices, the men who painted epic tales of warriors, grizzled combatants and lardywarks too manly to wear gloves. In an occasional series, Weintraub writes about the week's best baseball game in the style of… » 5/21/08 4:00pm 5/21/08 4:00pm