Articles tagged: MLB


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The Future of A-Rod

It wasn’t all that long ago when we first saw a young shortstop in Seattle named Alex Rodriquez tearing his way up through the ranks. Then we saw him in... Read more

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Three Crafty MLB Free Agent Signings

With the end of the winter meetings and the beginning of Spring Training only a month away, Major League Baseball fans are slowly beginning to awake from their hibernation to... Read more

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MLB Offseason Preview: NL East

The 2014 Major League season has come and gone, and with the postseason over, the discussion now turns to the hot stove. True championships are not won in October-they are... Read more

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The Heroes of San Francisco

Following the World Series, everybody seems to be talking about Giants ace Madison Bumgarner…and so am I.  MadBum gave one of the best performances of all time in a Fall... Read more

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Maddon ’15

Former Rays’ manager Joe Maddon shocked the baseball world Friday morning, announcing that he is exercising the opt-out clause in his contract. Maddon will become a free agent before 2015... Read more

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Royals vs. Giants: A World Series Preview

Tuesday will mark the beginning of the 111th Fall Classic. It will feature the Kansas City Royals, a white-hot squad of young players that has won eight straight games to... Read more

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The NLCS: A Battle of Empires

Following Wednesday’s victory, the Royals will return to the World Series for the first time since the 1985.  Both NLCS teams, on the other hand, have been World Series regulars.... Read more

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The Strain on Aces

Kershaw, Scherzer, Verlander, Price, Shields, Lester, Bumgarner, Strasburg.  These are some of the biggest names in baseball.  But something separates these guys from a Cabrera or a Trout.  Sure, they’re... Read more

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A King-Sized Victory

Tuesday marked the end of the longest active postseason drought in baseball as the Royals returned to the playoffs after 29 long and painful years.  For the past six months,... Read more

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The MLB Roundup: As the Fat Lady Sings

It’s almost October, and that can only mean one thing: PLAYOFF BASEBALL! Here’s how the last pieces of the puzzle came together: The AL: Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland, and Seattle... Read more

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Cracker Jack-Pot: The Million-Dollar Lyrics

When was the last time you heard the famous song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”? If you can’t remember, perhaps try the last baseball game you attended. Now... Read more

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In Jeter’s Shadow

This will be the last season for one of the most loyal players in the Major Leagues.  This American League captain proudly donned his pinstripe jersey through thick and thin.... Read more

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As the Dust Settles: One Week Left

Apparently, 162 games are unnecessary: barring calamitous change, we have our playoff teams. Let’s dive right in: The AL Central This is the only real race left. The Royals are... Read more

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The Unlikely Collapses of the Brewers and A’s

The first half of the Major League Baseball season ended with two unlikely division leaders. The Oakland Athletics headed into the season without two of their most important pieces from... Read more

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The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race

Although the MLB awards won’t be announced for two months, baseball fans have started to engage in the yearly tradition of debating who deserves which award. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom... Read more

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The case for two wild cards

October is just days away, and that means that the MLB playoffs are almost here. The playoffs consist of a few precious weeks of nail-biting for all, heartbreak for most,... Read more

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The Penultimatum: Two Weeks to Go

Yes, there is another week of baseball after this, but anybody paying attention will note that this week matters far more. Here’s what you should be watching as we approach... Read more

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Saving the Players and the Game

National League MVP candidate and Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton caught an 88-mph fastball just below the left eye Thursday causing various facial lacerations, fractures, and dental damage. This was the... Read more

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The Implications of Chris Davis’ Suspension

It’s hard to imagine that players in Major League Baseball could still be getting caught using illegal substances, but here we are, weeks away from the playoffs, and Baltimore Orioles’... Read more

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Time for A Change

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will close his office door for the last time on January 24th, 2015.  This means that the 2015 MLB season will see a new commissioner for... Read more