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Pirates chairman seeks 'balance' in training drillsMLB.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Spring Training is right around the corner, and Pirates chairman Bob Nutting is eager see his team back in the field, preparing to improve on the promise of the 2012 season.Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Quincy Latimore.Upvote Share TweetNo players were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Craig Biggio had the highest vote total but came up 39 votes short.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Francisco Liriano may not be signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates after all.Upvote Share Tweet
For starters, little relief when moving from bullpenMLB.com Updated Jan 9, 2013Despite plenty of examples to draw from in recent years, Reds skipper Dusty Baker won't exactly have a foolproof blueprint when it comes to managing Aroldis Chapman's highly anticipated move to the starting rotation this season.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 9, 2013LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Even dugouts and bullpens might not need that old landline soon.Upvote Share Tweet
No Players Elected To Hall Of FameJan 9Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Howard Bryant and Pedro Gomez react to the news that Baseball Hall of Fame voters didn't elect any candidates for induction into the Hall.
Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eightJan 9The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF RevisitedJan 9Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...