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Sunday Baseball Notes

Bobby Valentine backs Mike Piazza, Pudge Rodriguez

Bobby Valentine managed both Pudge Rodriguez and Mike Piazza. He calls them “the two greatest catchers of the era” and believes both should be first-ballot Hall of Famers.

The suspicion of steroid use cost Piazza, who garnered 57.8 percent of the vote this year, and will likely affect Rodriguez when he comes up in 2016.

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