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Michael Pineda, Hiroki Kuroda, Bud Selig, Fred Wilpon, Ryan Madson and Barry Larkin

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Michael Pineda reacts after

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While I was gallivanting at a super-secret location, Anthony Rieber earned his salary covering a very busy baseball week. So let's play our favorite winter blog game - catch up - and check in on all of the major happenings.

We'll go in reverse chronological order:

Friday: The Yankees acquired Michael Pineda and Jose Campos from Seattle in return for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi, and...

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My 2012 Hall of Fame ballot

Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees

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Let's kick off this year's annual Hall of Fame post by relating an exchange I had with a reader during the past season.

This reader - let's call him "A.J.," in honor of the man who picked up the final Yankees victory of 2011 - insisted all season that the Yankees simply don't hit in the clutch. I usually told him he was full of hooey. He felt vindicated when the Yankees dropped the...

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Friday Five: World Series

Barring weather delays that extend this World Series until next week, this'll wrap up our first year of the Friday Five.

I've enjoyed it. Shoot, I stopped thinking about Weekend Predictions back in mid-April. I'm thinking we'll see if we can pull off a second year of Friday Five starting next April. 

The Comment Winter Olympics will begin a week from today (again, barring dramatic...

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